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  Iranian Deputy Oil Minister for International Affairs Amir Hossein Zamaninia says Tehran is ready to back a deal to extend OPEC-led production cuts through the first quarter of 2018. “Yes,...

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  Iraqi forces have captured a key air base north of the city of Kirkuk along with several positions to the south following a call by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to reclaim control of the disputed...

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  President Donald Trump’s refusal to certify the Iran nuclear deal has sparked a new war of words between the Islamic Republic and the US. Iranian officials and media outlets on Saturday uniformly...

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The human rights group, Amnesty International, has held events to mark 100 days since several of its Turkish staffers were detained in Istanbul. This week, Turkish prosecutors officially filed an indictment...

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  The UN says thousands of children in twenty conflict situations around the world were killed, maimed, recruited, abducted or sexually abused in 2016. The annual blacklist on children in armed conflict...

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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has urged Kurdish peshmerga forces to continue working with Iraqi security forces in the fight against Islamic State, while also reiterating his rejection of Kurdish...

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Iraq’s supreme court has approved a request by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to suspend an independence referendum that the country’s Kurdistan region planned to hold later this month. The...

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There was heavy downpour in the holy mosque of Ka’aba in Macca this evening. The rainfall which began about 5pm Saudi time was the first since the commencement of the Hajj rituals. The downpour...

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The Palestinian militant group Hamas says it is ready to dissolve the committee that rules Gaza and hold a general election for the first time since 2006. It also said it was aiming for more talks with...

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Israeli political leaders have attacked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s eldest son for posting an anti-Semitic caricature aimed at his father’s critics. Yair Netanyahu’s meme shows American...