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UN Palestinian agency to axe 250 jobs after US funding cuts

The United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees announced Wednesday it was cutting more than 250 jobs in the Palestinian territories after the United States...

Turkish interior ministry reinstates 155,350 passports

Turkey's interior ministry revoked the cancellation of 155,350 passports following the end of two-year-old state of emergency, the ministry said on Wednesday. The passports were...

Saudi TV: Yemen rebels attack ship causing slight damage

Saudi state-run TV is reporting that Yemen's Shiite rebels have attacked a Saudi ship off the country's western coast. The rebel-run Al-Masirah TV said Wednesday...

More than 150 dead in IS attacks on Syria’s Sweida: monitor

Raids and suicide bombings carried out by the Islamic State group in Syria's southern Sweida province have killed 156 people including 62 civilians, a...

Syrian army reaches Golan Heights after defeating rebels

Syrian state media says government forces have reached the frontier with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights after capturing territory from rebels and Islamic State militants. Al-Ikhbariya...

Tunisia will not deport Islamist suspect back to Germany – official

Tunisia will not deport a suspected Islamist militant who once served as Osama bin Laden's bodyguard back to Germany because he is facing possible...

Erdogan calls Israel “fascist, racist” for nation state law

Turkey's president has slammed Israel for a controversial law passed last week in parliament defining Israel as a nation-state of the Jewish people. Addressing lawmakers...

Under pressure, some young Iranians persevere, but many want to flee

Some young Iranians are determined to modernise their country and rescue it from economic collapse. But facing relentless US pressure and increasing hardship, many...

Israel shoots down Syrian warplane as Golan frontier heats up

Israel said it shot down a Syrian warplane that crossed into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday, but Damascus said the jet was fired...

Jordan allows passage to 800 Syrian civil defence workers on humanitarian grounds

Jordan said on Sunday that it had allowed the UN to arrange the entry and passage of 800 Syrian civil defence workers whose lives...

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