Palestinian PM offers to resign

Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah has offered to resign, his spokesman said, amid efforts by president…

Jailed Iranian activist dies on hunger strike

The Iranian political activist, Vahid Sayadi  Nasiri (right) who was  jailed for the political content of messages…

British billionaire Branson halts Saudi space investment talks

The British billionaire, Sir Richard Branson has halted talks over $1bn Saudi investment in Virgin space…

No Saudi U-turn on Canada spat

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has cast doubt on a quick resolution to the country’s dispute with…

Abbass calls for Arab action at UN

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has invited Middle East envoys, foreign ministers and Security Council diplomats to…

Saudi defence official arrested on bribery charge

Saudi Arabia has arrested a defence ministry official on charges of receiving a SAR1m ($267,000) bribe…

YEMEN: “Human catastrophe” imminent

Saudi-backed government forces have begun an assault on the key Yemeni port of Hudaydah, which is…

Gulf bail out for Jordan

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to provide an economic aid package…

EGYPT: Can Sisi keep his promises?

Despite presidential promises for a more open and transparent society, fears for the future of democracy…

Palestinian death toll tops 100, Israeli wounded 3

Israel has attacked militant sites in Gaza with jet fighters, after what its authorities claim has…