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Qatar told to close Al Jazeera, reduce Iran ties

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 01:20:21 GMT

Four Arab states that have isolated Qatar have handed the country a list of 13 demands, including some that are likely to infuriate Doha and exacerbate the region's worst crisis in decades.(image)


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Sniper hits ISIS target from over 2 miles away

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:21:22 GMT

A Canadian special operations sniper successfully hit an ISIS fighter from a record-breaking distance of more than two miles away while assisting Iraqi forces in the push to retake Mosul, according to Canadian Special Operations Command.(image)


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Russian warships fire missiles at ISIS targets In Syria

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:07:42 GMT

Russian warships fired six missiles on ISIS targets in Syria on Friday, according to state media.(image)


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Wanted: 'Mr Gay Syria'

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:22:46 GMT

When "Mr Gay Syria" premiered at the Sheffield Film Festival in England this June, it took viewers by surprise.(image)


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New details on how US downed Syrian jet

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 02:17:34 GMT

CNN has learned new details of Sunday's rare air-to-air encounter between a Syrian Su-22 fighter and two US Navy F/A-18E Super Hornets in the skies over Syria, the first time a US warplane has downed a manned aircraft since 1999.(image)


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US, Iraq say ISIS blew up famous Mosul mosque

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:59:35 GMT

The United States and Iraq said ISIS blew up a historic mosque in Mosul that was the ideological heart of the terror group and the birthplace of its self-declared caliphate.(image)


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Al-Nuri mosque: The irony of ISIS' iconoclasm

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:05:33 GMT

When ISIS fighters seized the Iraqi city of Mosul in 2014, they tried to destroy the Great Mosque of al-Nuri's minaret, regarding it as a idolatrous. But residents formed a human chain around it, preventing its destruction -- such was the gulf between the people of Mosul and their new rulers.(image)


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King Salman replaces sitting prince with son

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:36:22 GMT

Saudi Arabia's king deposed the sitting crown prince Wednesday and replaced him with Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the deputy crown prince, the state news agency reported.(image)


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Syrians break Ramadan fast amid rubble

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:42:50 GMT

Residents in the rebel-held town of Douma, Syria, gathered on a war-torn street over the weekend to break their fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.(image)


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Iran denies plotting 'terrorist act' on Saudi oilfield

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:55:13 GMT

Iran has denied claims that members of its elite Revolutionary Guard Corps were arrested for plotting a "terrorist act" on an oil platform off the coast of Saudi Arabia.(image)


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Syrian conflict: Chaotic turn toward Raqqa

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:16:35 GMT

A new phase of the Syrian conflict has begun, one in which outside powers are stepping up their involvement as the pressure gathers on ISIS' last redoubts.(image)


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Jordan bans Lebanese rock band after furor over queer frontman

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 18:07:14 GMT

A popular Lebanese rock band has been barred from performing a concert in Jordan after lawmakers objected to the lead singer's sexuality, a Jordanian politician told CNN.(image)


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Dubai's most extravagant hotels

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:11:38 GMT

In October 2016, Dubai reached another milestone, crossing 100,000 hotel rooms in the emirate. Not one to rest on its laurels, there are plans to construct another 30,000 by the end of 2018. If Dubai reaches that figure, it will be giving Las Vegas a run for its money.(image)


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The greatest buildings you'll never see: 20 priceless monuments lost in conflict

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:44:40 GMT

It is a cruel irony that a region so blessed with the treasures of early human civilizations is also among those most troubled by conflict. As violence threatens to annihilate some of history's greatest monuments, we count the cost of our irreplaceable losses.(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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What are Russia's objectives in Syria?

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:22:52 GMT

CNN's Matthew Chance explains why Russia wants to maintain its strong presence in the Middle Eastern country.(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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Iran: We don't have 'a fight to pick with Saudi Arabia'

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 18:46:24 GMT

Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tells Christiane Amanpour that while Saudi Arabia is "panicking," the two countries can coexist in the region.(image)


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