BBC News /
The UK's jihadists who won't leave Syria

Two British extremists who have lived in the country for years, on why they won't lay down their weapons.

BBC News /
Syria war: Seized foreign IS fighters 'must be taken home'

Kurdish-led forces in Syria say captured jihadists are a "heavy burden" to be held indefinitely.

NY Times /
The Saturday Profile: A ‘Hillbilly’ From Arkansas, Doing Life in Qatar

John Wesley Downs, 62, says he was convicted on an inflated charge of spying. After 13 years, he is hoping President Trump will intervene on his ...

NY Times /
Hackers Went After a Now-Disgraced G.O.P. Fund-Raiser. Now He Is After Them.

Elliott Broidy, an ally of President Trump, was disgraced by sordid revelations and hacked emails. His legal team is going after the hackers — and ...

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Michigan professor embroiled in Israel boycott row

The academic declined to provide a recommendation letter for a student wishing to study in Israel.

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Hezbollah 'has precision rockets despite Israeli strikes in Syria'

Lebanese group says Israeli strikes in Syria do not matter as it already has highly accurate weapons.

CNN /
Exclusive: Shrapnel in Yemen ties US bombs to civilian deaths

Saudi-led coalition investigates Yemen airstrike following CNN report

BBC News /
Mustafa Badreddine Street sparks outrage in Lebanon

A Beirut street is named after a late Hezbollah commander who was accused of assassinating Rafik Hariri.

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Yemen conflict: A million more children face famine, NGO warns

"In one hospital I visited, the babies were too weak to cry," says the head of Save the Children.

NY Times /
Putin Calls Downing of Russian Plane in Syria ‘Tragic’ and Absolves Israel

Tensions briefly flared after the plane was destroyed by Syrian antiaircraft missiles that were countering Israeli warplanes striking targets in ...

CNN /
Ehud Olmert Fast Facts

View the Ehud Olmert Fast Facts on CNN and learn more information about the former prime minister of Israel.

CNN /
Saudi coalition probes Yemen strike following CNN report

The Saudi-led coalition fighting a war against Houthi rebels in Yemen said it will investigate an airstrike that killed two children last week after CNN provided evidence of the incident.

CNN /
Turkey and Russia to create buffer zone in rebel-held Syrian province

Russia and Turkey agreed to create a demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib province, potentially thwarting a large-scale military operation and impending humanitarian disaster in the country's last rebel stronghold.

CNN /
Saudi-led coalition launches major operation to recapture Yemeni port city

The Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen has launched a major offensive to recapture the strategic port city of Hodeidah, according to state media in the United Arab Emirates, a partner in the coalition.

BBC News /
‘I can fix a top Algerian football match for $68,000’

Whistle-blowers tell the BBC how bribery impacts on all levels of football in Algeria.

BBC News /
Returning to Idlib - One Syrian's story

Muaz is risking his life back home in Idlib after returning to the city destroyed by war.

BBC News /
Russian aircrew deaths: Putin and Netanyahu defuse tension

Fifteen personnel died when an aircraft was downed by Syrian fire after Israel launched an air raid.

BBC News /
What will be fallout of Russian plane deaths?

A Russian military plane is downed in Syria, killing all 15 aboard. What will happen now?

Washington Post /
Russia-Turkey deal may delay, but not prevent, a battle for Syria’s Idlib province

The deal has been welcomed as a chance to avert widespread bloodshed, but it is so short on details that it is unclear whether it will work.

CNN /
Rare glimpse of life under bombardment

American-manufactured bombs have been found at the scene of a string of incidents in Yemen since the civil war began in 2015, a CNN investigation has found. CNN's Nima Elbagir reports.

CNN /
PLO's US envoy has residency permit revoked

The Trump administration has revoked the residency permits and closed the bank accounts of the Palestine Liberation Organization's (PLO) ...

CNN /
Syrians caught between regime and rebels as Idlib offensive looms

As a large-scale military campaign in Syria's last rebel stronghold looms, Syrians on both sides of the divide are bracing for a bloody battle.

BBC News /
Khan al-Ahmar: The West Bank village facing demolition

After ten years of legal battles, Israel's Supreme Court has authorised the destruction of Khan al-Ahmar.

BBC News /
Naftali Bennett: ‘It’s all about poking Israel in the eye politically’

Israeli cabinet minister Naftali Bennett says it’s no one else’s business where housing is built in Israel.

NY Times /
Rachid Taha, 59, Algerian Rocker Who Spoke for Immigrants, Dies

Mr. Taha, who led the group Carte de Séjour before beginning a solo career, melded his Arabic heritage with punk, funk and electronic beats.

BBC News /
Qatar's emir 'gives $500m private jet to Turkey'

Turkey's president says the Boeing 747-8i was a "present" from the gas-rich Gulf state.

BBC News /
The radio station that wishes it could bring back laughter

Radio Alwan is a politically neutral radio station broadcasting in exile to Syria. Keeping it going isn't easy.

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