Spate of violence against Egypt's Christians goes largely unpunishedViolence against Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Christian minority, one of the largest and oldest groups of Christians in the Middle East, has escalated at an alarming rate in the last…
FRANCE - IRAQ
France to supply artillery to Iraqi army, Hollande saysFrance will supply weapons to Iraq to support its fight against the Islamic State group, President Francois Hollande said Friday, but ruled out any troop deployment in the…
US to probe civilian deaths in Syria as opposition calls for halt to air strikesThe head of the opposition Syrian National Coalition called for a suspension of the US-led air campaign against the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria while reports of civilian…
US-led coalition strike kills 56 civilians in SyriaChildren were among at least 56 civilians killed in strikes by a US-led coalition on Tuesday near a Syrian village held by the Islamic State group, a monitor said.
Syrian regime forces besiege rebel-held areas of AleppoOpposition-controlled parts of Syria's battered northern city Aleppo came under total siege on Sunday, after government forces severed the last route out of the east.
Top Islamic State group commander ‘killed’ in IraqA top Islamic State group commander, Omar al-Shishani, has been killed in Iraq, the jihadist-linked Amaq agency said on Wednesday.
Israel passes controversial law requiring NGOs to reveal foreign fundingIsrael’s parliament adopted a law late Monday that critics say disproportionately targets human rights and leftist groups campaigning for Palestinian rights. Supporters say it's…
Israeli attorney general orders inquiry into NetanyahuIsrael's attorney general is looking into suspicions surrounding Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu which are reportedly linked to a large transfer of money to the Israeli leader…
US to send more troops to Iraq for key anti-IS group offensivePentagon chief Ashton Carter said Monday that Washington will deploy 560 additional troops to aid Iraq's fight to retake Mosul from jihadists, further deepening US military…
Success of Egypt’s Middle East peace push ‘depends on Israel’Sameh Shoukry’s rare trip could be the start of a diplomatic breakthrough between Israel and Arab states, but it could also prove to be a one-time event.
ISRAEL - EGYPT
Egyptian top diplomat pushes for Israeli-Palestinian peace talksEgypt's foreign minister met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday about reviving peace efforts with the Palestinians, the first such visit in nearly a decade and…
Rebel-held Aleppo faces food shortages after regime advanceResidents of rebel-held areas of Syria's Aleppo on Saturday faced food and fuel shortages after a Syrian government advance cut the opposition's last supply route into the city.