Asia: Middle East

Asia: Middle East

ISIS pushed out of Libya

TRIPOLI - ISIS has been pushed out of its last remaining stronghold in Libya, after seven months of fighting in the central city of...

ISIS Raises the ‘Black Flag of Jihad’ over Iraq and Northern Syria

After recently taking over Iraq's second city of Mosul, ISIS is raising fears in the Middle East and West as a force to be reckoned with....

UN resumes aid for Syrian refugees stuck on Jordan border

AMMAN - The United Nations has announced it will resume aid to around 85,000 Syrian refugees stranded on the Jordanian border. Jordan closed its border...

Kuwait Strips Dissidents’ Citizenship

The government of Kuwait has decided to strip the nationalities of the owner of a pro-opposition TV channel and newspaper, alongside a former MP...

Iraqi Village Creates First Women-Only Council

A small village in Iraq has created a women's council, taking a great step towards women's rights and opportunity. A village in Dohuk province in...

Syria set for truce after bloody weekend

DAMASCUS - The US and Russia have been successful in brokering a truce in Syria. According to Syrian state media, President Bashar al-Assad vowed to...

Iranian woman could be executed soon after giving birth to a stillborn child

TEHRAN - Zeinab Sekaavand was arrested for stabbing her husband, Hossein Sarmadi, whom she had married at the age of 15 and at the...

Lebanese Court Rules: Being Gay is Not a Crime

Court in Lebanon makes a historic ruling by stating that homosexuality is not a crime.  BEIRUT – Same-sex relations are not contradicting the laws of...

Former Egpytian President Morsi Back in Court

Joanne Faulkner, Editor (Asia: Middle East & Central) CAIRO-Former Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi has returned to court accused of breaking out of jail during the 2011 uprising against...

Iranian Woman Hanged for Murder of Alleged Rapist

An Iranian woman has been hanged for killing a man who she claims tried to sexually assault her TEHRAN - Twenty-six-year-old Reyhaneh Jabbari was sentenced to...