The Al Jazeera Media Network headquarters in Doha, Qatar.
When the network launched in 1996, it radically changed the media landscape of the Arab world. Two decades later, some regimes are still seething.
The deal will give a much-needed boost to Iran's economy and lend important support to Rouhani's government.
Vexed argument in the Labor Party about relations with Israel is set to come to a head at the conference later this month of the party’s dominant New South Wales branch. Barring the successful intervention…
US-backed forces in Iraq and in Syria are in the process of rooting Islamic State (IS) fighters out of their strongholds in northern Iraq and eastern Syria. In the case of Mosul in Iraq, the removal of…
The Middle East could be witnessing a foreign policy misfire of epic proportions.
EPA/US Navy/Christopher Lindahl
Donald Trump's predecessor once made an empty threat against Bashar al-Assad – and it didn't end well.
A handout aerial image made available by the Combined Joint Task Force shows the destroyed remains of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri.
EPA/Combined Joint Task Force Handout
The destruction of the al-Nuri Mosque and its minaret is a sad blow to Iraqi culture – and a rallying cry too.
Ishtar (on right) comes to Sargon, who would later become one of the great kings of Mesopotamia.
Edwin J. Prittie, The story of the greatest nations, 1913
Love, it is said, is a battlefield, and it was no more so than for the first goddess of love and war, Ishtar. Her legend has influenced cultural archetypes from Aphrodite to Wonder Woman.
Arab Spring protesters were often below 24 years old. Cairo January 28, 2011. R.
A certain combination of demographics and corruption can lead to political upheaval.
What's so 'brotherly' about a major diplomatic spat?
EPA/Yousseff Rabie Yousseff
The sustained assault on IS's two main strongholds could be followed by years of local and global insurgency.
Recent Tunis protests.
Protests in Tunisia and Morocco show underlying causes of the Arab uprisings remain intact.
Iranian policemen at the parliament building in Tehran, June 7.
The world's response to two terrorist incidents in Iran was telling, and ominous.
A boy is evacuated during an attack on the Iranian parliament in central Tehran on June 7 2017.
Omid Vahabzadeh/ REUTERS
Terrorist attacks in Iran are evidence that, in the Middle East, there are far too many moving parts for US President Donald Trump's recent trip to have changed much on the ground.
Doha, under a cloud.
Saudi Arabia and Qatar have butted heads before, but this time seems different.
Israeli soldiers during the Six-Day War.
רפי רוגל via Wikimedia Commons
A 50-year-old conflict that redrew the Middle East in less than a week tells us a lot about how states can play the media.
Iraqi soldiers gather near the remains of wall panels and colossal statues of winged bulls that were destroyed by Islamic State militants in the Assyrian city of Nimrud, late last year.
Islamic State has destroyed globally-significant sites in Iraq and Syria, but not as wanton acts of destruction. Instead, they are calculated political and religious attacks.
Demonstration of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, at a naval base in California.
REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
For-profit corporations are deeply embedded in US national security infrastructure – and they're not going anywhere.
Already one of the world's most urgent humanitarian disasters, the situation in Yemen is only getting worse.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talks on a podium as U.S. President Donald Trump listens.
We asked an expert on diplomacy and foreign policy.