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Turkish teachers linked to Erdogan foe detained in Afghanistan

One Afghan and three Turkish teachers linked to an organisation regarded with suspicion by the Turkish government were detained by Afghan intelligence officials on...

Hezbollah’s Nasrallah says group to focus on Israel

The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah group, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, on Monday said the group and its allies in the region would renew their focus...

Palestinian leader Abbas in Cairo, Istanbul to rally region over Jerusalem

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday intensified efforts to rally Middle Eastern countries against U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, setting up talks...

Saudi Arabia says cinemas will be allowed from early 2018

Saudi Arabia said on Monday that public cinemas would be allowed in the conservative kingdom for the first time in over 35 years, and...

Iran foreign minister defends missile programme, asks European support

Iran's foreign minister on Monday defended its ballistic missile programme and urged European countries not to be influenced by U.S. President Donald Trump's confrontational...

EU tells Netanyahu it rejects Trump’s Jerusalem move

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took his case to Europe to ask allies to join the United States in recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but was...

Senior Saudi prince condemns Trump’s “opportunistic” Jerusalem move

Former Saudi intelligence chief Prince Turki al-Faisal has criticised U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, in one of the sharpest...

U.N. Middle East envoy warns risk of violent escalation

United Nations Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov warned on Friday that there was a risk of violent escalation in response to U.S. President Donald...

After stinging Athens, Turkey’s Erdogan woos crowds in northern Greece

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan gave out toy cars and dolls to children on the final leg of a visit to Greece on Friday, a...

Egyptian Muslim leader rejects meeting with U.S. Pence over Jerusalem

One of Egypt's top Muslim leaders, the Imam of Al Azhar mosque, rejected a meeting requested by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in protest...

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