Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani made his remarks after the bloodiest day in weeks of anti-government unrest in which security forces have shot dead hundreds of protesters and clashes have begun to escalate
Authorities set up joint military-civilian “crisis cells” to try to stem unrest. The torching of the consulate in Najaf, the southern holy city, escalated violence in Iraq after weeks of mass demonstrations
Meanwhile, in Iran, a week-long internet blackout has finally been lifted. This comes in the aftermath of violent protests sparked by increased fuel prices. According to Amnesty International, the movement
"According to credible reports... those killed include at least 143 people," Amnesty International said. "The deaths have resulted almost entirely from the use of firearms," apart from a death from tear
Security forces opened fire and launched tear gas at protesters on a central Baghdad bridge, police sources said. Two people died from bullet wounds and one from a tear gas canister launched directly the
This year’s parade couldn’t be held in its traditional location in central Beirut because a protest camp still occupies the area. A parallel civilian celebration, organized by the protesters, is planned
Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit announced the decision in a statement. The charges included bribery, breach of trust and fraud. Netanyahu, who has denied wrongdoing in three corruption cases, is under
Tuesday began and ended with violence in downtown Beirut as anti-government protesters blocked off parliament to prevent MPs from holding a controversial meeting. Riot police beat protesters with batons
Also, the US says it no longer considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank to be a violation of international law. This is a reversal of four decades of policy, further undermining the Palestinians'
Lieberman’s comments came ahead of a midnight deadline for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s rival, Benny Gantz, to form a coalition. A September election left both Netanyahu and Gantz short of securing
Iran’s government, which has not made nationwide numbers available for the toll of the unrest that began Sunday, did not immediately respond to the report. Amnesty added that it “believes that the real
A number of young Iraqi women have been joining the anti-government protests at Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, overriding family concerns over potential outbreaks of violence, which has killed more than 300
Pompeo's announcement was a victory for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is struggling to remain in power after two inconclusive Israeli elections this year, and a defeat for the Palestinians.
Still, why take such a gamble? Proof that U.S. sanctions are indeed biting? On that score, the pressure abroad is not only coming from rivals in Washington or Riyadh. It is also coming from the Arab street.
When Huda Nasrallah’s father died last year, she went to court to demand a share of the estate equal to that of her two brothers. Two courts have ruled against her, basing their decisions on Islamic (Sharia)
Around 700 pages of leaked Iranian reports were sent anonymously to The Intercept, which translated them from Persian to English and shared them with The New York Times. The two news organisations were
Demonstrators say they are fighting for an end to corruption and improved living standards in the oil-rich country. FRANCE 24 met with tuk-tuk driver Khadum, a Baghdad father of five who feels the time
Hospitals across Lebanon are experiencing serious funding problems as a consequence of the current crisis as unprecedented nationwide protests in the country enter their second month. Thousands flooded
Hospitals across Lebanon are experiencing serious funding problems as a consequence of the current crisis. At least 10 hospitals have been forced to turn away cancer patients. Click on the video player
Sit-ins have become the go-to tactic for rallies that erupted in early October in fury over corruption, a lack of jobs and an out-of-touch political class. They have resisted efforts by security forces