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Arab League to lobby UN to recognize Palestinian state

'We will confront the decision by seeking a (U.N.) resolution, an international one, to recognize a Palestinian state on 1967 borders with Jerusalem ...

Sesame Street to bring laughter to war-hit children in Middle East

Millions of children across the Middle East have been forced to flee their homes, fall behind or not attend ...

The importance of Jerusalem's holy sites, explained

President Trump has announced that the U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a highly controversial move that has sparked uproar in the Middle East.
December 14, 2017 | 03:18 pm GMT+7

At historic Aleppo hotel, nostalgia for a Syria lost

Reconciliation between sects and social classes may be hard.
July 31, 2017 | 02:31 pm GMT+7

Iraqi women remove face veils post-Islamic State

Women in Mosul can finally go out without a face veil following Islamic State's defeat in the area.
July 25, 2017 | 09:07 am GMT+7

US ends controversial laptop ban on Middle East carriers

The ban was made over concerns that explosives could be concealed in the devices taken onboard aircraft.
July 20, 2017 | 01:52 pm GMT+7

Arab powers sever Qatar ties, citing support for militants

Trump's hawkish tone on Tehran and on terrorism in his visit last month to Riyadh is seen as laying the groundwork for the diplomatic crisis.
June 06, 2017 | 12:38 am GMT+7

Banned under Islamic State, toys are a welcome return in Mosul

Iraqi children in eastern Mosul are once again able to buy dolls and teddy bears after the militant group was driven out of the area in January.
April 25, 2017 | 08:14 am GMT+7

Syria's Assad says chemical attack '100 percent fabrication'

"They [the West] fabricated the whole story in order to have a pretext for the attack," Assad said.
April 13, 2017 | 10:26 pm GMT+7

UK defense minister: Russia responsible by proxy for Syria chemical deaths

At least 70 people died in what the United States says was a chemical weapons attack in rebel-held Syria. 
April 09, 2017 | 04:14 pm GMT+7

Russia warns of serious consequences from US strike in Syria

Missile strikes in Syria opened up a rift between Moscow and Washington.
April 08, 2017 | 08:48 am GMT+7

Trump orders military strikes against Assad airbase in Syria

'American aggression' had targeted a Syrian military base with a number of missiles, said Syrian state TV.
April 07, 2017 | 10:19 am GMT+7

UN agencies urge Trump to allow refugees entry

U.S. President Donald Trump has stopped the entry of travelers from Syria and the six other nations - Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. 
January 28, 2017 | 05:22 pm GMT+7

Islamic State may be down, but it may bounce back in unexpected ways

Many experts are now speculating that Islamic State is experiencing its death knell. 
May 30, 2016 | 06:23 pm GMT+7

Turkish air strikes in northern Iraq kill 45 Kurdish militants – army

Air strikes by 11 Turkish warplanes in northern Iraq on Monday are believed to have killed 45 Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants, Turkish armed forces said in a statement on ...
March 15, 2016 | 07:00 pm GMT+7