Middle East

Gaza may already be ‘unlivable’: UN official

Gaza may already be ‘unlivable’: UN...

July 12

JERUSALEM — The Gaza Strip may already be “unlivable”, a United Nations official warned on Tuesday (July 11), after a decade of Hamas rule and a crippling Israeli blockade.

Gallery: Despite heavy losses, IS still inspires global attacks

Despite heavy losses, IS still...

July 10

BEIRUT (Lebanon) — Three years ago, a black-clad cleric named Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi ascended a mosque pulpit in the Iraqi city of Mosul and addressed the world as leader of a new...

Gallery: Iraqi PM declares victory over IS in war-torn Mosul

Iraqi PM declares victory over IS in...

July 10

MOSUL — Dressed in a military uniform, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in Mosul yesterday to congratulate Iraq’s armed forces on their victory over the Islamic State (IS).

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July 10

MOSUL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi arrived in Mosul yesterday and congratulated the armed forces for their “victory” over Islamic State (IS) after eight months of urban...

Qatar, isolated by neighbours, plans gas output boost

Qatar, isolated by neighbours, plans...

July 04

DOHA — The energy-rich Gulf nation of Qatar, facing further isolation from its neighbours amid an ongoing diplomatic rift, said on Tuesday it plans to boost production of...

Saudi-led bloc extends Qatar’s deadline on demands for two days

Saudi-led bloc extends Qatar’s...

July 03

WASHINGTON — A Saudi-led coalition that has blockaded air, sea and land links with Qatar over accusations the country is supporting terrorism agreed to a two-day extension of...

Anger in Mosul as Islamic state destroys historic mosque

Anger in Mosul as Islamic state...

June 23

MOSUL (Iraq) — The leaning al-Hadba minaret that towered over Mosul for 850 years lay in ruins on Thursday (June 22), demolished by retreating Islamic State militants, but Iraq...

Saudis have a lot to lose in fight with Qatar, even if they win

Saudis have a lot to lose in fight...

June 11

RIYADH/LONDON — Saudi Arabia dwarfs Qatar on almost any measure, yet there are plenty of ways the tussle between the Gulf neighbors could end up hurting the world’s biggest oil...