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Arab League leaders demand a Palestinian state

Arab League leaders demand a Palestinian state

Arab leaders have demanded a two-state solution to the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict amid increased unease over the stance of the United States under the administration of President Donald Trump. The…

Turkey ends ‘Euphrates Shield’ operation in Syria

Turkey ends ‘Euphrates Shield’ operation in Syria

Turkey has officially ended the “Euphrates Shield” military operation it launched in Syria last August, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Wednesday, but suggested there might be more cross-border campaigns…

Suicide oil-tanker bomber kills 15 in Baghdad

Suicide oil-tanker bomber kills 15 in Baghdad

A suicide truck bomber targeted a police checkpoint in southern Baghdad on Wednesday night, killing 15 people and wounding at least 45 others. The bomber detonated the vehicle – an…

Nearly 150 migrants feared dead after boat sinks

Nearly 150 migrants feared dead after boat sinks

A rubber boat packed with nearly 150 migrants sank in the Mediterranean and the presumed sole survivor – a 16-year-old Gambian boy – told rescuers he believed all other passengers…

Middle-aged Palestinian woman shot dead in Jerusalem

Middle-aged Palestinian woman shot dead in Jerusalem

A Palestinian woman said to be the mother of a man killed last year was shot dead at the entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City after she allegedly attempted to stab…

Syrian opposition, Russia discuss reinforcing ceasefire

Syrian opposition, Russia discuss reinforcing ceasefire

The Syrian opposition and a senior Russian diplomat agreed on Wednesday that Syria’s fragile ceasefire needed to be shored up amid growing violations in the multi-sided civil war. Preserving the…

UN blasts Bangladesh over extra-judicial killings

UN blasts Bangladesh over extra-judicial killings

David Bergman : The United Nations has criticised Bangladesh’s government in a new report for a “high rate” of extra-judicial killings and enforced disappearances, as well as “excessive use of force by…

Arab Summit: ‘Arabs lost confidence in their leaders’

Arab Summit: ‘Arabs lost confidence in their leaders’

Zena Tahhan :  Arab leaders are convening near the Jordanian Dead Sea for the 28th annual summit of the Arab League, as the region faces distressing turmoil and political challenges. Sixteen…

US ‘probably’ involved in mass Iraqi civilian deaths

US ‘probably’ involved in mass Iraqi civilian deaths

The top US commander in Iraq on Tuesday acknowledged the likelihood that the US-led coalition played a role in blasts in Mosul that killed many civilians this month, but said…

Grand Mufti: Arrest of al-Aqsa guards ‘unacceptable’

Grand Mufti: Arrest of al-Aqsa guards ‘unacceptable’

By Ibrahim Husseini : The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem says Israel’s detention of Palestinian security guards working at the al-Aqsa compound is “unacceptable” and Israeli police are trying to change the status…

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