Hamas rejects Arab League Peace Initiative

Joanne Faulkner, Editor (Asia – Middle East & Central)   WASHINGTON - The Palestinian Hamas group, an Islamic movement that controls the Gaza strip, has rebuffed a...

Fears of Wider Flare-ups in Lebanon

Joanne Faulkner, Editor (Asia – Middle East & Central)   BEIRUT - On saturday, more than a dozen explosions of what are believed to have been two...

U.S. helicopter shot down over Al-Baghdadi

Al-Hashad Al-Shabi shot down a US army helicopter supposedly transporting weapons for IS. BAGHDAD -A group of Iraqi forces known as Al-Hashad Al-Shabi shot down...

Polio Outbreak Declared in Middle East

Joanne Faulkner Editor (Asia: Middle East & Central)   DAMASCUS -  The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced a global polio emergency as the number of  reported...

Intercepted Al-Qaeda Messages Prompted Yemen Embassy Closure

Tahmeena Alam,  Correspondent (Asia — Middle East and Central)   SANA'A - The sudden closure of numerous US embassies in the Middle East and Africa, over fears...

Syria: Would it be the Next Iraq for the United States?

Alejandro Faini, Editor (North America)   WASHINGTON- The latest alleged chemical attack in Syria has triggered the international community, especially the United States, where this week, President...

Saudi Arabia: World’s oldest monarch dies and Salman ascends

RIYADH - Saudi King Abdullah passed away at the age of 90 early on Friday and his brother former crown prince Salman 79, became...

US-backed talks fail to save ISIS hostage’s life

Details have emerged revealing that US-backed talks with ISIS took place prior to the murder of American hostage Abdul-Rahman Kassig. WASHINGTON — US-backed negotiations with religious scholars failed...

Qatar’s New Emir – New Generation, Same Traditions

Tahmeena Alam, Correspondent (Asia: Middle East & Central)   DOHA - Sheik Tamim has become one of the youngest Emirs in Qatar’s history, as his father, Sheikh...

Gay Youth Centre Shooting Arrests – Homophobia in the Middle East

Illustration: Venla Valve Tahmeena Alam, Correspondent (Asia – Middle East & Central)   TEL AVIV - Four people have appeared in court after their arrest on Wednesday,...