Middle-East Desk


Arab League condemns US Jerusalem move

Cairo, The head of the Arab League has called US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital “dangerous and unacceptable” and a “flagrant attack on a political solution” to the Israeli- Palestinian…


Iraq declares war with Islamic State is over

Baghdad, Iraq has announced that its war against so-called Islamic State (IS) is over. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told a conference in Baghdad that Iraqi troops were now in complete control of the Iraqi-Syrian border….







Fresh Syria talks open in Astana

Astana, A fresh round of peace talks seeking to end Syria’s war opened in the Kazakh capital Astana on Monday, as part of a Moscow-led push supported by Iran and opposition backer Turkey. The latest…