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Muslim worshipers urged to continue holy site boycott

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:40:55 GMT

Palestinian leaders have urged Muslim worshipers to keep praying outside the al-Aqsa compound in protest at Israel's installation of metal detectors and security cameras near the site, even though Israel removed the metal detectors early Tuesday morning.(image)


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Israel removes metal detectors at mosque

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 01:06:10 GMT

Israel is removing recently installed metal detectors outside the entrance to the al-Aqsa mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem, the Israeli Prime Minister's Office announced early Tuesday morning.(image)


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Libya rivals agree to ceasefire and elections

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:57:57 GMT

The two main players in the Libya conflict have agreed to a ceasefire and fresh elections after French-backed peace talks in Paris.(image)


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Opinion: After Raqqa falls, fight for Syria will rage on

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:01:18 GMT

It seems that the defeat of ISIS in the Syrian city of Raqqa is now inevitable.(image)


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Fighters killed after jihadists seize Syria's Idlib

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:24:30 GMT

A car bomb in the Syrian city of Idlib has killed nine fighters from a former al Qaeda affiliate, hours after the group took control of the city and most of the region, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Twitter.(image)


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Jordan: Israeli embassy attack over 'furniture delivery'

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:46:59 GMT

The shooting at the Israeli embassy in Amman over the weekend was the result of an argument over furniture delivery deadlines, Jordan's public security directorate has said.(image)


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Qatar: Embargoing nations behind news hack

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:17:09 GMT

Gulf nations were behind the hacking of Qatar's official news agency in May, planting false stories that sparked a diplomatic standoff and embargo, Qatari security officials said Thursday in Doha.(image)


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Saudi police release woman in miniskirt video

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:02:46 GMT

A woman detained by Saudi police after appearing in a video wearing a miniskirt has been released without punishment, according to a statement by Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Culture and Information.(image)


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Christian man prays with Jerusalem Muslims as religious tensions flare

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 19:42:40 GMT

Nidal Aboud stood out as one among many. As the men around him bowed, he made the sign of the cross. As they chanted their prayers, he read the Bible to himself. And as they said "Allahu Akbar" -- God is greatest -- he stood silently and respectfully.(image)


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The two words that explain tensions over Jerusalem's Old City

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:23:37 GMT

Just two words. That's all it took for former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat to explain the source of the tensions over Jerusalem.(image)


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Christian man accused of killing daughter who was dating a Muslim

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:46:31 GMT

Prosecutors say Sami Karra, 58, killed his daughter in their family home in the central Israeli town of Ramle, a day after she graduated from high school.(image)


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Life inside ISIS bride camp

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 21:12:35 GMT

They tell stories that their lives depend upon. All insist they were shocked and appalled when they learned what ISIS was really like. They are the former brides of ISIS fighters -- once lured into living in the so-called caliphate -- now stuck between the militants' crumbling stronghold and home countries that most likely don't want them back.(image)


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Saving Beirut's crumbling heritage architecture

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 01:30:46 GMT

"If five people walk across here at once, the floor sways," architect Nehmat Alameh tells CNN, as she moves across the upper level of the crumbling, three-story 1870s mansion, typical of Beirut's Ottoman period.(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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