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US Secretary of State Tillerson's Syria wish list means US is in it for the longer haul

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:21:16 GMT

It was as unanticipated as it was detailed. On Wednesday in Stanford, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spelled out, in rare and lengthy granular form, exactly what America's endgame in Syria looks like.(image)


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Turkey sees betrayal as US backs Syrian Kurds

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:00:35 GMT

It is the least bad of a series of pretty bad options. And it is perhaps as much about Iran as it is about Syria.(image)


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Is Idlib the next Aleppo?

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:50:04 GMT

In rare access, CNN's Arwa Damon travels to Syria, and what she finds in Idlib province eerily reminds her of the devastation in Aleppo.(image)


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Israeli PM's comment suggests US may not wait until new building is complete

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:24:13 GMT

The United States will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by the end of the year, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday.(image)


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UN Palestinian aid agency says US cuts spark worst-ever financial crisis

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 03:29:45 GMT

The UN agency tasked with assisting Palestinian refugees says the Trump administration's decision to cut funds to the organization has sparked its largest-ever financial crisis.(image)


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Ritz-Carlton set to take bookings from next month

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:12:46 GMT

The Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh looks set to reopen next month after the hotel was converted into a lavish prison for high-profile Saudis, detained in what the kingdom called an anti-corruption sweep.(image)


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Palestinian leaders advise suspending recognition of Israel

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:46:02 GMT

Palestinian leaders have called on the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) to suspend its recognition of Israel just days after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas urged the group to "revise" its agreements with the Jewish state.(image)


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Syria's Idlib: 'There's nowhere to run'

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:17:26 GMT

A father's voice trembled as he remembered the moment when he thought he might have lost one of his boys.(image)


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Erdogan: US 'building army of terror'

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:07:26 GMT

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the US Monday of "building an army of terror" on Turkey's border with Syria, state-run news agency Anadolu reported.(image)


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Attack is first since Iraqi government's declaration of victory over ISIS

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:11:26 GMT

At least 26 people were killed in Baghdad Monday morning in a double suicide bombing, according to Ministry of Health spokesman Dr. Saif al-Bader.(image)


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UAE: Qatari jets intercepted 2 commercial flights

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:02:43 GMT

Tensions between Gulf neighbors Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) now appear to be playing out in the skies.(image)


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Iran: 440 anti-government protesters freed

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 04:22:46 GMT

Iran has released more than 400 people detained in anti-government protests that broke out across the country in late December, state-run media reports.(image)


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Abbas slams US, others in defiant speech

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:41:42 GMT

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas appears to have confirmed reports that the Trump administration has earmarked Abu Dis, a town adjacent to Jerusalem, as the capital of a future Palestinian state, during a speech to the PLO Central Council.(image)


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Jeddah Tower: What does the world's next tallest skyscraper look like now?

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 03:42:35 GMT

These are the images that show what will soon be known as the world's next tallest building rising from the desert. When the 3,280-feet-tall (1,000-meter-tall) Jeddah Tower, in Saudi Arabia, opens in 2020, it will knock Dubai's iconic Burj Khalifa off its throne as the tallest skyscraper in the world by 236 feet (72 meters). Construction of the landmark is estimated to cost $1.4 billion.(image)


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Dubai Frame: Disputed mega structure opens

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:07:26 GMT

Visitors to Dubai now have an unusual vantage point from which to take in the emirate's ever expanding skyline.(image)


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The center of Qatar's creative scene

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 05:32:24 GMT

It's the ornamental plants and immaculate green lawns rolling over the man-made dunes at Katara Cultural Village that first catch the eye.(image)


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Dubai film festival: 5 things to note

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:45:01 GMT

The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) doesn't have to work hard these days to attract A-list talent. In its 14th year, Cate Blanchett chaired one of the juries, Irrfan Khan was honored, while for the second year in a row the festival hosted a "Star Wars" premiere.(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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Why all eyes are on the Middle East's new billion dollar museum

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 15:35:48 GMT

On Saturday, the Louvre Abu Dhabi will open its doors to the public, more than 10 years after France agreed to loan the name of the Louvre to the United Arab Emirates as part of a deal with Agence France-Museums reportedly worth in excess of $1 billion.(image)


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