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Coronavirus claims over 20,000 lives across Mideast

12 July, 2020

Despite having 20,005 deaths from the Covid-19 illness, the Middle East has been relatively lightly hit by the virus, which has killed over half a million people across the globe.

Iraqi army launches military operation to secure oil-rich Kirkuk

12 July, 2020

A number of security forces will take part in a new military campaign against Islamic State sleeper cells in the oil-rich Kirkuk governorate, Iraqi authorities confirmed on Saturday.

Erdogan rebuffs criticism over Hagia Sophia conversion to mosque

12 July, 2020

"Those who do not take a step against Islamophobia in their own countries ... attack Turkey's will to use its sovereign rights," Erdogan said.

Tunisian families battle to repatriate children of jihadists

12 July, 2020

Tunisians have constituted one of the largest groups of foreign jihadists in Syria, Iraq and Libya since 2011.

Saudi newspaper prints full-page denial of China's Uighur persecution

12 July, 2020

A Saudi semi-official news outlet Okaz is facing criticism after publishing a column by a Chinese envoy denying the allegations that his country is persecuting Uighur Muslims.

UN restarts aid to Syria but shuts access point

12 July, 2020

Following a week of division and seven ballots, the Council passed a proposal submitted by Germany and Belgium allowing the use of the Bab al-Hawa crossing point for one year.

UN to vote on reduced extension of Syria aid

11 July, 2020

Saturday's vote will be on a new draft text submitted overnight by Germany and Belgium, which would provide for a single aid access point into Syria.

More coronavirus cases reported in Syria's Idlib

11 July, 2020

The enclave is currently under threat of losing crucial humanitarian aid access.

Dozens of pro-Iran fighters killed in unidentified Syria strike

11 July, 2020

Unidentified air raids on Friday killed at least 35 pro-Iran fighters in Syria's Deir az-Zour, reports confirmed.

Iran signs agreement to bolster Syria's air defence systems

11 July, 2020

Chief of staff of Iran's armed forces met with Syrian president Bashar Assad during a visit to Syria, where they signed an agreement to reinforce the regime's air defence systems.

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