middle east

  • Saudi Arab to work with Trump to contain Iran

    Saudi Arabia will work with the Trump administration to contain Iran while strengthening ties with the US, Saudi Arab’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said. “President Donald Trump has ...

  • Obama sent $221m to Palestine in last hours

    Barack Obama released release $221,000,000 of funding to the Palestinian Authority, on Friday. It was one of the Barack Obama administration's final acts, reports the Independent.  Repu ...

  • Erdogan to drop 'insult' lawsuits

    Turkey's president has said he is withdrawing all lawsuits against people charged with insulting him. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he was inspired by the feelings of unity in the wake of the recen ...

  • Turkey ex-air chief 'confesses' coup plot

    A former Turkish air force commander has confessed to planning last week's attempted military coup, the state-run Anadolu news agency reports. Gen Akin Ozturk was quoted as having told interrog ...

  • Syria conflict: Rebels pledge to keep fighting

    Rebel groups in Syria have told the BBC they will not stop fighting because they do not believe that Russia will end its bombing campaign in support of the government. They have expressed scepticis ...

  • US imposes fresh sanctions on Iran

    The US has imposed fresh sanctions on Iranian companies and individuals over a recent ballistic missile test. The new sanctions prevent 11 entities and individuals linked to the missile programme f ...

  • At least 51 killed in attacks in Iraq

    Gunmen detonated suicide vests inside a shopping complex in Baghdad on Monday and a car bomb exploded nearby in an attack claimed by Islamic State that killed at least 18 people and wounded 40 others. ...