Exclusive: Iraq’s Maliki accuses Saudi Arabia of supporting ‘terrorism’In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki accused Saudi Arabia and Qatar of supporting global “terrorism” and seeking to destabilise Iraq.
Video: Egypt expels female activists on way to Gaza StripEgypt on Friday deported dozens of female pro-Palestinian activists who had hoped to travel across the border to the Gaza Strip to celebrate International Women's Day there.
Saudi Arabia lists Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist groupSaudi Arabia has officially designated the Muslim Brotherhood movement as a terrorist organisation, state television reported on Friday, citing a statement issued by the country’s...
Assad ‘prepares election campaign’ amid Syrian conflictSyrian President Bashar al-Assad appears to have begun quiet preparations for re-election, despite three years of deadly conflict following an uprising against his leadership which...
Oped: Israeli-Iranian axis? Highly illusionaryThere are those who believe that given the sweeping turmoil in the Middle East, the two most powerful non-Arab countries other than Turkey – Israel and Iran – have common interests...
USA - ISRAEL
Netanyahu to speak to pro-Israel conference in USAmerica’s powerful pro-Israel lobby will hear on Tuesday from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is due to speak to the annual conference of the American-Israel Public...
Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE recall envoys to QatarSaudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain say they have recalled their ambassadors from the Gulf nation of Qatar over its alleged breach of a regional security deal.
Cairo court bans all activities of Hamas in EgyptAn Egyptian court on Tuesday banned all activities of Hamas in Egypt, a judge said, in another sign that security forces plan to squeeze the Palestinian militant group that runs th...
SYRIA - SPAIN
Spanish journalist kidnapped in Syria releasedA Spanish journalist who was kidnapped by al-Qaeda-linked militants in Syria last year has been released by his captors, Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced on Sunday.
In admitting Israeli attack, Hezbollah changed the rulesHaaretz takes a look at the political implications of a Hezbollah announcement acknowledging that one of its Lebanon bases had been hit by Israeli jets.
ISRAEL – PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES
Video: Battle brewing for control of Jordan ValleyPalestinians say that ever since Mideast peace talks resumed in August, Israelis have been sweeping into the fertile Jordan Valley. FRANCE 24’s Gallagher Fenwick reports from the l...
Syrian rebel, friend of bin Laden, killed by rival IslamistsA Syrian rebel commander who fought alongside al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden and was close to its current chief, Ayman al-Zawahiri, was killed by a suicide attack on Sunday, inte...