middle east

Protest organisers vow to stage new demonstrations, including for the first time in the region of war-torn Darfur. Police have fired tear gas at protesters in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, and the...

Energy minister is set to attend a regional forum on natural gas, a major issue of cooperation between the two nations. A senior Israeli minister has arrived in Cairo to attend an energy conference after...

A brief tour of some of the best literature from the Middle East and North Africa in 2019. It has been a big year for Arabic fiction in English translation. Two Arabic books were longlisted for the 2019...

Kingmaker Avigdor Lieberman of far-right Yisrael Beiteinu party has refused to back Israeli PM Netanyahu or Benny Gantz. Israel moved closer towards a new election on Wednesday after kingmaker Avigdor...

Activists say business tycoon and former Tripoli MP Mohammad Safadi is emblematic of the system they want to bring down. Protesters in Lebanon took to the streets on Thursday night, shouting “Thief”,...

Protesters gathered at Martyrs’ Square following smaller demonstration earlier in the day supporting President Aoun. Tens of thousands of Lebanese protested on Sunday to keep up a nationwide street...

Tens of thousands have fled border region as Turkey’s military pushes into Kurdish-held areas in northeastern Syria. Akcakale, Turkey-Syria border – As fighting raged in Ras al-Ain on Saturday,...

PM Youssef Chahed fires the foreign and defence ministers weeks after presidential and parliamentary elections. Tunisia’s Prime Minister Youssef Chahed has sacked the country’s foreign and...

Thundery rain flooded the streets of Cairo but for northern Egypt, there is worse to come. Several people have died since heavy rains and flooding began to paralyse Egypt’s capital, Cairo, and other...

In a country where millions are in need of humanitarian aid, health officials warn of even more dangerous consequences if long-running war continues. WARNING: This report contains some distressing images. Health...

Ruling comes less than 2 weeks before runoff which will see media mogul face retired law professor Kais Saied. Tunisia’s court of appeal has rejected a fresh request to release presidential candidate...

Prominent Egyptian dissident arrested even as he was serving his overnight probation, family and rights activists say. Prominent pro-democracy activist, Alaa Abdel Fattah, who served five years in prison...

Scores of protesters gathered in port city for a second night in a row demanding Abdel Fattah el-Sisi resign. Security forces in Egypt have clashed with hundreds of protesters in the port city of Suez,...

From Cairo to Alexandria to Suez, Egyptians took to streets in rare protests against President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets across several cities in Egypt,...

Netherlands and Switzerland already put their funding on hold after report alleged mismanagement by agency’s leadership. Belgium is suspending its contribution to the UN relief organisation for...

Seven children among those killed in five attacks carried out by the coalition last year, Human Rights Watch says. A Saudi-UAE-led military coalition battling Yemen’s Houthi rebels killed dozens...