Storage tanks at the Tawke oil field in Zakho, a Kurdish area 400km north of Baghdad. (AFP/Safin Hamed)
October 18, 2016 - 11:29 GMT
“We weren’t getting any of the benefits of the oil we were protecting. The government just took the oil and didn’t work with the local people.”
Saudi Prince Mohammed bin-Salman. (AFP/File)
October 16, 2016 - 12:07 GMT
The unorthodox and swift rise of an inexperienced prince in Saudi Arabia has shaken the Saudi monarchy and left an overload of other princes craving for power angry and disgruntled, a report says.
A man is seen in the al-Amirya neighborhood of the city of Aleppo. (AFP/File)
October 12, 2016 - 13:15 GMT
The Syrian government’s recent tourism videos of beautiful scenery and nightlife look ludicrous to Westerners who know the brutal truth about Aleppo – but the West isn’t the intended audience for this publicity blitz.
Satellite image of the Rukban Syrian refugee encampment at the Jordanian berm on Jordan-Syria border. (File photo)
October 10, 2016 - 12:36 GMT
Investigations reveal details of a compromise that would restart aid distribution but further from Jordan’s border.
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on June 15, 2015 in Algiers. (AFP/File)
October 04, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
As so-called Islamic State recruits members from across the world, one Muslim country has set itself apart. Despite its geographic proximity to extremist-prone regions and a chequered past of militancy, Algeria, on the southern shores of the Mediterranean, has fewer recruits than many others, including next-door neighbours Morocco and Tunisia.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shakes hand of Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef. (AFP/File)
October 02, 2016 - 12:06 GMT
Friday's meeting is the sixth to take place between President Erdogan and Saudi leaders in less than a year -- and the second between Erdogan and bin Nayef in less than 10 days.
Protesters at a vigil held Monday night for Nahed Hattar at the site of his murder (Al Bawaba/Bethan Staton)
September 27, 2016 - 14:52 GMT
The murder of Nahed Hattar and the subsequent gag order placed on the case raises questions about extremism in Jordan.
A masked Palestinian hurls rocks towards Israeli soldiers during clashes following the funeral of Mohammed Fares al-Jaabari on Oct. 10, 2015, in the center of the West Bank town of Hebron. (AFP/Hazem Bader)
September 26, 2016 - 14:28 GMT
A fresh wave of violence has Israel in its grasp once again, almost exactly one year after similar attacks sparked fears of a third Intifada. Once again, it's dredging up questions of how to handle the violence and what this means for Israel's future.
Palestinian students in checkered keffiyehs holding axes. (photo: AFP)
September 23, 2016 - 15:28 GMT
The "knife intifada" was thought to be over. Turns out, it isn't.
Syrian troops stand guard as a bus carrying people drives by, as part of an evacuation from the town of Daraya outside the capital Damascus on August 26, 2016 (AFP/Youssef Karwashan)
September 21, 2016 - 13:10 GMT
Missiles tore into a humanitarian aid convoy in Aleppo Province on Monday night as a partial US and Russia-led ceasefire collapsed in a fresh round of airstrikes and recriminations. It’s not yet clear who was directly responsible, but if it was designed to snuff out any final flickers of hope of diplomatic progress, it appears to have had the desired effect.
Palestinian farmer Abbas Yusef, 70, looks towards his olive trees. (AFP/File)
September 20, 2016 - 12:45 GMT
For Palestinians in the homeland as well as in exile, oral history production centers around a common experience of displacement.
Saudi forces stand to attention during a visit by Yemeni Prime Minister Khaled Bahah at the Saudi-led coalition military base in Yemen's southern embattled city of Aden. (AFP/File)
September 18, 2016 - 12:25 GMT
Allowed rare access to the Saudi military's targeting cells, IRIN Middle East editor Annie Slemrod is presented with an anodyne operation that couldn’t be further from the horror on the ground in Yemen.
Cranes and other machinery are seen on the Israeli side of the border with Gaza Strip, on September 8, 2016 (AFP Photo/Menahem Kahana)
September 11, 2016 - 13:31 GMT
As long as the Jewish nation continues to blockade Gaza, Gaza will find ever more ingenious ways to attack Israel.
Iraqi protesters climb over a concrete wall surrounding the parliament after breaking into Baghdad. (AFP/File)
September 07, 2016 - 11:51 GMT
Saif fights the so-called Islamic State for a living and can barely pay his bills. Falih is desperate to leave Iraq, but can’t get a visa. Abdullah works for the government but says it’s corrupt.
Radio and TV journalist Bahar Ali Yousuf (left) fled Ethiopia last month during an intensifying government crackdown. (courtesy: Bahar Ali Yousef)
September 05, 2016 - 09:06 GMT
“The government wants to hide what’s going on in our country. That is why they arrested me. Because I exposed that youth were being imprisoned and killed.”
A Libyan rebel fighter waits nervously for the road to be cleared of mines near the front line. (AFP/Colin Summers)
September 01, 2016 - 14:43 GMT
Under the scorching midday sun and the rattle of heavy artillery and Kalashnikov fire, three men on the Libyan coast are deactivating mines with electricians’ pliers, clad in flak jackets and helmets that will do them little good if a device detonates.