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Israel: Europe will follow US on Jerusalem

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:59:11 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has defended US President Donald Trump's controversial plan to relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, saying Monday that he believed European countries would follow suit.(image)


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Turkey's Erdogan calls Israel 'child-murderer' state

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 06:19:29 GMT

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Israel a "terrorist" and "child-murderer state" in an address Sunday as he criticized President Donald Trump over his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.(image)


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Why Jerusalem declaration is so controversial

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:18:24 GMT

US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday and announced plans to relocate the US embassy there, upending seven decades of US foreign policy in a move expected to inflame tensions in the region and unsettle the prospects for peace.(image)


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Putin orders withdrawal of Russian troops in visit to Syrian base

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:55:19 GMT

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria during a visit to the war-torn country on Monday.(image)


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Israeli army destroys Gaza tunnel

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:30:21 GMT

An incomplete tunnel running for more than a kilometer from Gaza into southern Israel has been destroyed, Israel's army announced on Sunday.(image)


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UK foreign sec ends Iran trip without announcement on jailed woman

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:04:07 GMT

The UK Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, ended a trip to Iran on Sunday with no announcement on the fate of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British woman who has been in a Tehran jail since April 2016 on spying charges.(image)


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Iraq declares victory over ISIS

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 19:18:37 GMT

The Iraqi military has "fully liberated" all of Iraq's territory of "ISIS terrorist gangs" and retaken full control of the Iraqi-Syrian border, it said Saturday in a statement.(image)


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$450M Da Vinci is heading to UAE

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 10:21:19 GMT

Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi," the world's most expensive painting, is headed to the Louvre Abu Dhabi, it has been revealed. The newly opened museum made the announcement in a series of tweets, without confirming whether it had purchased, or is simply borrowing, the $450.3 million painting.(image)


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Protests across Gaza and West Bank

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 17:22:17 GMT

The leader of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas has called for a new "intifada," or uprising, as protests broke out in Jerusalem, Ramallah and Bethlehem following US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.(image)


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'Jerusalem is our right': Palestinians enraged

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 18:12:50 GMT

Disillusioned and disappointed Palestinians took to the streets in the West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem on Thursday following US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.(image)


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Lebanese PM officially revokes resignation

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 15:31:37 GMT

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri officially rescinded his resignation on Tuesday, reversing his shock decision last month to step down, his press office told CNN.(image)


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Saleh's death redraws Yemen's landscape

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 17:01:54 GMT

Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was President of Yemen for decades and once compared governing the country to "dancing on the heads of snakes," was killed on Monday at the age of 75. His death will instantly transform the political landscape in Yemen, a country that's been gripped by conflict for three years.(image)


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Gaza's isolation takes a toll on medical patients

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 09:45:16 GMT

Feras Al Dan loves wrestling. The 3-year-old likes picking fights with his 5-year-old sister, Rahaf, despite the fact that she can trounce him anytime.(image)


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Erdogan: Turkey can't be tried by US 'virtual courts'

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 18:31:00 GMT

Turkey cannot be tried by "virtual courts" in the United States, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said, a thinly-veiled response to the testimony of a gold trader with ties to the Turkish government who said Erdogan played a role in a scheme to help Iran avoid US and UN sanctions.(image)


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UAE plans Mars colony

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 12:20:02 GMT

The Emirates is no stranger to moonshot projects, but it's set its sights on the red planet instead.(image)


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Changing perceptions: Arab men laid bare

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 11:53:06 GMT

Two photographers have sought to change perceptions of men in the Middle East by depicting them in an intimate series of portraits.(image)


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Warring areas become giant artwork for peace

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 08:12:26 GMT

Lebanese Graffiti artists Mohamed and Omar Kabbani have painted a huge message on the rooftops of the city of Tripoli.(image)


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What makes the Arab world laugh?

Sun, 21 May 2017 21:25:44 GMT

Manal Awad and Fadi Al Shehri are two stand-up comedians who are laughing through conflict. CNN meet up with them at the Yas Mall Arab Comedy Festival.(image)


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DiCaprio as a Persian poet? Sure, says Maz Jobrani

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 11:03:57 GMT

The Iranian-American comedian calls for more diversity in Hollywood -- something he's also written about in "I'm Not a Terrorist, But I've Played One On TV."(image)


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UK chose war 'before diplomacy' was exhausted

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 11:35:16 GMT

CNN's Becky Anderson dissects the findings of the Chilcot report with former U.S. Central Command adviser Ali Khedery and journalist Faisal Al Yafai.(image)


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Aspiring star killed by ISIS

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 09:08:34 GMT

Iraq is mourning the death of "Adel Euro" who was killed in a Baghdad suicide blast on Sunday. At least 250 people lost their lives in the same attack.(image)


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Arabs can't stop talking about this TV show

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 14:54:31 GMT

From terrorism to sectarian divides, "Seflie" is the most-watched television program in Saudi Arabia and tackles tough issues facing the Middle East.(image)


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Car bomb attacks hit shopping districts in Baghdad

Sun, 03 Jul 2016 17:49:19 GMT

Twin car bombings in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad have killed more than 120 people. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.(image)


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