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ISIS has destroyed part of Palmyra's Temple of Bel, which is considered the most important temple at the ancient Syrian site, activists and witnesses...

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Thousands of Lebanese people took Beirut streets in protest at a government they say is corrupt and ineffective. Security was high amid fears the demonstrations...

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Al-Jazeera journalists Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, who were convicted in Egypt of "spreading false news", have been sentenced to three years...

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Lebanon’s PM Tammam Salam threatened to resign as thousands demonstrated for a second day in Beirut on August 23. Anti-government protesters plan a third day...

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Palmyra's ancient temple of Baalshamin has been destroyed by ISIS militants, Syrian officials and activists say. Syria's head of antiquities was quoted as saying the...

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ISIS deputy leader Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali has been killed in a US military strike in northern Iraq, the White House announces. Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali, also...

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Egypt is preparing to inaugurate a major expansion of the Suez Canal, deepening the main waterway and providing ships with a 22 mile channel...

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At least 15 people, including two children, have been killed on the Nile on July 22 when a cargo vessel hit their chartered boat,...

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Six world powers - the US, UK, France, China, Russia and Germany - have reached a historic deal with Iran in Vienna on limiting...

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Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud, a Self-proclaimed "Warren Buffett of Arabia" was born in 1955. He is the nephew of King Salman of...

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Prince Alwaleed bin Talal of Saudi Arabia has announced he will donate his $32 billion personal fortune to philantropy. The 60-year-old nephew of King Salman...

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Egyptian Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat has been killed in a bomb attack on his car in Cairo, officials say. Hisham Barakat died of his wounds...

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Benghazi attack suspect Ali Awni al-Harzi has been killed in an US airstrike in Iraq, the Pentagon says. Ali Awni al-Harzi died on June 15...

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Former Egyptian leader Mohamed Morsi has been sentenced to life in prison for espionage. Ex-President Mohamed Morsi was accused of spying on behalf of the...

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Top al-Qaeda commander Nasser al-Wuhayshi has been killed in a US drone strike in Yemen, the AQAP group confirmed. Nasser al-Wuhayshi’s death was announced by...

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At least seven people died after a suicide bomber has blown himself up near the ancient Temple of Karnak in the Egyptian city of...

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Saddam Hussein's aide, Tariq Aziz, has died in an Iraqi hospital at the age of 79, officials say. Tariq Aziz served as Iraq’s foreign minister...

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Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will stand trial again over the killing of protesters in 2011, an appeals court has ordered. Hosni Mubarak, 87, was...

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The UAE recently postponed their participation in airstrikes in December after concerns about their pilots’ safety while flying. Leaders in the UAE were worried...

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Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian’s trial has begun in Tehran, Iran, behind closed doors. Jason Rezaian, a US-Iranian citizen, was detained in Iran for almost...

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Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert has been sentenced to eight months in jail for fraud and breach of trust, a Jerusalem court rules. Ehud Olmert...

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According to new reports, ISIS has taken near complete control of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. Palmyra is home to some of the world's...

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A third of Syrian town Tadmur, next to Palmyra, one of the Middle East's greatest archaeological sites, has been captured by ISIS. The Islamic State...

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Israel has decided to suspend a new segregated travel rule which separates Palestinian and Jewish passengers on buses travelling to the West Bank. The defense...

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Iran-backed Shia militias have been sent by the Iraqi government to Ramadi to recapture the city seized by Islamic State (ISIS) militants on May...