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As Tillerson calls for calm, Trump calls out Qatar on terrorism funding

Hours after his secretary of state urged Saudi Arabia and its regional allies to ease their blockade imposed on Qatar, US President Donald Trump on …

Gaza Palestinian shot dead by Israeli soldiers: ministry

A Palestinian was killed by Israeli gunfire during clashes in the northern Gaza Strip on Friday, said the health ministry of the Islamist movement …

French photographer freed after Turkey detention

French photojournalist Mathias Depardon returned home Friday after being freed by Turkish authorities who detained him near the Syrian border for a …

ANALYSIS: After years of battling low-level Sunni insurgency, Iran hit by first IS attack

Already wreaking terror across the region, the Islamic State this week claimed their first attack in Iran – a twin attack on the Iranian parliament …

Bahrain foreign minister to visit Turkey amid Gulf row

The foreign minister of Bahrain, one of the Arab countries to cut ties with Qatar amid a bitter row between the Gulf neighbours, will on Saturday …

Weak and unstable: Britain faces 'hung' parliament after Conservative poll disaster

British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing calls to resign after British voters dealt her a punishing blow, denying her the stronger mandate she …

Morsi not receiving medical treatment in prison, supporters say

The life of imprisoned former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi is in danger because of his deteriorating health and lack of treatment, his lawyer …

Qatar's Al Jazeera battling major cyber attack

Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera said on Thursday that it was under a widescale cyber attack that had targeted "all systems", according to a …

Cyber-attacks

Gaddafi, the Manchester attack and the lesson British leaders must still learn

A few wise officers in MI6, Britain’s foreign intelligence agency, warned of the dangers of invading Iraq.<p>The then-head of MI5, Britain’s domestic …

Sisi tightens the noose

It is entirely possible Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has never heard of Louis XIV. He nevertheless embodies, with verve, the words attributed to the Sun …

US downs pro-Syrian drone that fired at coalition forces

The armed drone "hit dirt" and there were no injuries or damage done to the coalition patrol in southern Syria. But US Army Colonel Ryan Dillon, a …

Peter Oborne says 'Conservatives are neglectful' of British Muslims

In a video released by Middle East Eye on Thursday - the day of the British general election - columnist Peter Oborne said that British Muslims do …

Conservative Party

Saudi Arabia football team refuse to observe minute’s silence for London victims

During a match against Australia, the Saudi Arabian football team on Thursday failed to line up and observe a minute’s silence in honour of victims …

Iran terror attack: Who gains?

In the past, I had a well-informed Israeli source who confirmed Israeli participation in assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists and explosions …

The art of the hedge: Jordan between Washington, Riyadh and Doha

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has officially taken sides with the Saudi-led coalition seeking to isolate Qatar. Yet whereas the Saudi bloc, to …

Geopolitics

Qatar crisis: Al Jazeera says will keep editorial independence

Qatar's Al Jazeera will maintain its editorial independence despite a regional diplomatic crisis that has isolated the Gulf state, the Doha-based …

Middle East

Fired FBI chief Comey testifies on Trump pressure, Russia probe

Fired FBI director James Comey withheld judgment Thursday on whether President Donald Trump requests that he drop an investigation into his former …

Manchester suicide bomber not 'radicalised' in Libya, say Tripoli police

The suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a concert in Manchester last month was radicalised in 2015 while living in Britain, his brother has told …

Most Turks root for Qatari underdogs as own divides resurface

Support rallies, Twitter hashtags, hundreds of column inches announcing unwavering and unconditional backing… the tiny Gulf state of Qatar appears to …

South Asia

Saudi woman driver activist released after second arrest

A Saudi Arabian human rights campaigner who was famously detained for 73 days in 2014 for defying the kingdom's ban on female drivers, has been …

Battle for Mosul: Growing reports of abuse, killing of civilians by Iraqi forces

Human rights groups have warned against escalating civilians deaths as a result of Iraqi forces' assault on the city of Mosul, the last stronghold of …

Iran says Tehran attackers had been to Islamic State bastions Mosul, Raqqa

Iran said Thursday that the five Iranians who killed 17 people in twin attacks in Tehran were Islamic State group members who had been to its …

Why the campaign against Qatar is doomed

It has been apparent for some time that the war against the Islamic State (IS) group and its forebear al-Qaeda is by no means the only show in town …

Middle East

Islamic State attack in Tehran: Why is Saudi Arabia the prime suspect?

The highly anticipated terrorist attack by the Islamic State (IS) group in Tehran finally took place on 7 June, leaving at least 13 dead and more …

Middle East

Qatar and the Gulf crisis: How it's dividing Yemen

<b>TAIZ, Yemen</b> – Flights diverted. Supermarket shelves emptied. Expulsions ordered. The fallout from the escalating tension in the Gulf has reached far …

Wonder Woman: To boycott, or not to boycott

<i>Wonder Woman</i>, which just opened in theatres globally, is a big-budget, female-directed, female-hero movie. And the buzz around it has taken on …

Feminism

'He was loved by all': Killing of Kfar Qassem youth is symbol of Israeli neglect, say locals

The killing of Muhammad Taha on Tuesday in Kafr Qassem, an Arab city inside Israel, is emblematic, locals say, of the state’s lack of respect for …

'We are not ready to surrender,' Qatar's foreign minister says

A dispute between Qatar and some Arab states is threatening the stability of the entire region, Qatar's foreign minister said on Thursday, adding …

Britain heads to polls after tumultuous election campaign

It was all supposed to be so easy. When British Prime Minister Theresa May called an early election on 18 April, it seemed clear what was happening – …

Middle East

US-Saudi arms deal heads towards $500m Senate showdown

The US Senate is headed for a showdown with President Donald Trump over the proposed sale of precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia.<p>Perhaps as …

Middle East