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Trump sets sight on the big deal: Mideast peace

Tue, 23 May 2017 14:30:33 GMT

President Donald Trump doesn't expect to emerge from his two-day visit to Israel and the West Bank with a peace deal in hand, but he is the latest president to arrive here with the lofty goal in mind.(image)


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Trump works to reposition US allies

Tue, 23 May 2017 05:02:36 GMT

Touring the Middle East this week, President Donald Trump has sought to galvanize traditional US allies against a common foe Iran, an opening bid to realign the region while advancing the prospect of peace that's long eluded American leaders.(image)


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Trump trip: What Israelis, Palestinians think

Mon, 22 May 2017 07:05:17 GMT

Palestinians and Israelis tell CNN they're not expecting much from Donald Trump ahead of his visit on Monday.(image)


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Saudi announces $55B in deals with US

Sat, 20 May 2017 21:31:33 GMT

Saudi Arabia announced more than $55 billion in deals with US companies Saturday, coinciding with President Donald Trump's arrival here for a two-day visit.(image)


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What's with Trump and the orb?

Mon, 22 May 2017 21:05:00 GMT

A photo of US President Donald Trump touching a glowing orb while on his inaugural overseas tour has people scratching their heads.(image)


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Melania Trump gets rave reviews in Saudi press

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:12:24 GMT

First lady Melania Trump's fashion choices got rave reviews in local Saudi Arabian press Sunday, despite forgoing the customary headscarf.(image)


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Trump's new tune on Islam unconvincing, experts in Mideast say

Mon, 22 May 2017 01:49:40 GMT

President Donald Trump's speech Sunday will likely be met with skepticism and frustration in the Muslim world, according to experts in the Middle East who said his sudden shift in tone on Islam was unconvincing.(image)


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US: ISIS creating chemical weapons cell

Wed, 17 May 2017 20:20:50 GMT

US intelligence believes ISIS is bringing together all of its experts on chemical weapons from Iraq and Syria into a new "chemical weapons cell," according to a US official.(image)


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Trump's foreign trip now bogged in crises

Wed, 17 May 2017 19:13:55 GMT

A White House reeling from parallel crises won't find respite anytime soon: President Donald Trump, joined by first lady Melania Trump, will embark Friday on his first foreign trip, a five-country grind where the very issues of credibility and competence exposed by the past week's chaos will reverberate widely.(image)


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What Saudis really think of Donald Trump

Sat, 20 May 2017 10:07:15 GMT

A south Asian merchant sits on a blanket covered with neatly arranged twigs. He is surrounded by men eager to get their hands on his product. To an outsider, the scene is puzzling. But the twigs are tooth cleaners known as miswak, and they harken back to the time of Islam's Prophet Mohammed.(image)


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Syria's merciless war on its own children

Tue, 09 May 2017 22:13:28 GMT

Harrowing new footage of the chemical attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun reveals the depravity of the Syrian regime, reports CNN's Clarissa Ward.(image)


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Middle East's unlikely surf destination

Fri, 19 May 2017 17:42:58 GMT

Its waves may be modest, but the community's passion is strong: Lebanon's popularity as a surfing destination is growing(image)


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Jordan Trail: a trek through history via ancient villages and wild wadis

Thu, 18 May 2017 16:40:27 GMT

One of the best things to do in Jordan -- a new hiking trail reveals the country's jewels from north to south.(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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'Solar canopy' turns sunlight into electricity and art

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 15:23:59 GMT

A computer-controlled canopy has been unveiled in Dubai, that provides shade while generating solar power.(image)


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