Civilians are being hit hardest as Iraq's military assault on Mosul enters its final phase, the country's UN humanitarian relief co-ordinator says.
Lise Grande told the BBC residents were in grave danger as so-called Islamic State (IS) was directly targeting families.
Many people in the city are already facing severe shortages of water and electricity.
Iraqi forces said they made gains in...
Israeli forces have raided a protest camp in a village in the South Hebron Hills of the occupied West Bank, wounding at least one local resident, detaining one person, and attempting to destroy remaining tents erected by activists, organisers said.
The raid took place on Thursday morning in the village of Sarura, where activists and local landowners set up a protest camp last week to demand...
The holy month of Ramadan will begin on Saturday, May 27, Saudi Arabia announced today.
Correspondingly, the last day of Ramadan is likely to be June 24, and Eid Al Fitr will be on June 25, subject to moon sighting.
The UAE government has shortened working hours for public and private sector employees during Ramadan.
According to the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, the...
"Fake news", decried by everyone from Donald Trump to Theresa May to Vladimir Putin, has now shown up in the broadcasts of Sky News Arabia and Al Arabiya news channels.
Following the hacking of Qatar News Agency's website on Tuesday, when comments falsely attributed to Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, were broadcast, both UAE-based broadcasters went big with the news, inviting...
Three men accused over the killing of a leader of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas have been put to death by the group in the Gaza Strip.
One was accused of killing Mazen Fuqaha while the other two were accused of involvement. All three were said to have collaborated with Israel.
Two were hanged while the third was killed by a firing squad in front of hundreds of witnesses.
The United States has admitted that at least 105 Iraqi civilians were killed in an air strike it carried out in Mosul in March.
US Central Command (CentCom) said it had targeted two snipers from so-called Islamic State (IS) with what it called a "precision-guided munition".
However, the strike detonated explosives that militants had placed in the building, CentCom said.
US President Donald Trump has begun a visit to Israel by warning of the threat posed by Iran if it acquires nuclear weapons.
"Iran must never be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon," he told reporters in Jerusalem, speaking beside Israeli President Reuven Rivlin.
He flew in from Saudi Arabia, a key US ally, where he gave a speech to Arab and Muslim leaders at a summit.
Mr Trump is holding...
The last Syrian rebels and their families are being taken out from the last opposition-held neighbourhood of the central city of Homs, according to the provincial governor.
Talal Barazi told AFP news agency on Saturday that 3,000 people, including 700 rebels, were due to leave Waer district by the end of the day or dawn on Sunday.
"The last evacuation of rebels, their families and civilians...
The US and Saudi Arabia signed arms deals worth almost $110bn on Saturday, the first day of U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to the traditional US ally.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the arms agreements will help Saudi Arabia deal with "malign Iranian influence".
"The package of defence equipment and services supports the long-term security of Saudi Arabia and the...
Moderate Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said his re-election shows voters reject extremism and want more links with the outside world.
After avoiding a run-off with a 57% outright victory over his main rival, Mr Rouhani said he respected the opponents' right to criticise him.
Mr Rouhani, 68, supports the landmark deal to curb Iran's nuclear programme.
The decisive victory gives him a...