Mid-East

A new round of peace talks between Yemen’s warring sides should begin by the end of May, the UN mediator said Wednesday, as alarm grows over the country’s humanitarian crisis.UN special envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed told AFP that negotiations were und…

A Saudi novelist has won the International Prize for Arabic Fiction, becoming the third author in 10 years from the kingdom to grab the Arab world’s most prestigious literary award.Mohammed Hasan Alwan won for his novel “A Small Death”, which is a fict…

The two church bombings that killed dozens in Egypt this month targeted unity among Muslims and Christians in the most populous Arab nation, Coptic Pope Tawadros II said Tuesday.Suicide bombers from the Islamic State group attacked two churches in the …

US President Donald Trump promised to fight anti-Semitism on Tuesday, seeking to put behind him a series of missteps over the issue that have dogged his presidency.His forcefully worded pledge comes after a string of threats against Jewish community ce…

As many as 1,000 Qatar World Cup construction workers are receiving health checks as part of a pilot programme agreed between the 2022 tournament organisers and Weill Cornell Medicine.In a statement Tuesday World Cup organisers said workers, selected a…

Iraqi forces on Tuesday launched a fresh push southwest of Mosul to retake the Hatra area, which includes a UN-listed World Heritage site, a statement said.The operation marks the latest phase of an offensive launched by the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular M…

Dozens of artists including Roger Waters called Monday on Radiohead to cancel a concert in Israel, saying the band known for its left-wing politics should join Palestinian activists’ boycott calls.The English experimental rock icons are scheduled to pl…