Saleh Hassan al-Faqeh holds the hand of his 4-month-old daughter, Hajar, who died at the malnutrition ward of al-Sabeen Hospital in Sanaa, Yemen, Nov. 15, 2018.
The Obama and Trump administrations have supported a military coalition that has inflicted profound and deadly damage on Yemen. A human rights scholar says the US is complicit in genocide.
As the US excludes nations from the established system, China is offering them an alternative. And America will pay the price.
A frame from a comic by the organisation PositivesNegatives.
Copyright: Positive Negatives, illustration by Gabi Froden
A series of recent comics are trying to shift the narrative about refugees.
Iran’s OPEC Governor Hossein Kazempour Ardebili, center.
AP Photo/Anis Belghoul
If Iranian crude exports decline further it could make oil and gas prices rise.
Freddie Mercury, born Farrokh Bulsara, came from a family of Zoroastrians.
Born Farrokh Bulsara, Mercury came from a Parsi family that practiced Zoroastrianism, a religion that influenced Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani is facing a wave of strikes and protests by civil servants.
Corruption, economic woes and oppression are driving many civil servants to the edge.
Jennings says it would be "silly" to claim there is no connection between this week's announcement about the possible relocation of Australia's embassy to Jerusalem and the Wentworth byelection.
Total destruction: Syrian soldiers patrol in south Damascus, Syria, in May 2018.
The Syrian civil war may be coming to an end, but the suffering and uncertainty are far from over for its people.
Russian president Vladimir Putin (R) and Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) meet in Sochi, Russia, on September 17, 2018.
With the Syrian conflict right on its borders, and Russia and Iran increasingly shaping the region's politics, Turkey is becoming beholden to NATO's enemies.
Internal strikes throughout the country might harm the economy at least as much as the announced sanctions (Tehran, 2017).
As Iran struggles under another round of international sanctions, a widening social gap is putting President Hassan Rouhani's government under pressure.
President Vladimir Putin of Russia, Hassan Rouhani of Iran and Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, following their meeting in Tehran, Iran, Sept. 7, 2018.
The US was once the dominant force in the Middle East. That old order has disappeared. Now the new powers are Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Russia – and the US needs a new policy for the region.
Protests during the Iranian Revolution, 1978 represent broader struggles across the region between secular and Islamic models of governance playing out.
The Iranian Revolution was a hard-fought battle for those in favour of the Islamist model of governance, inspiring similar movements that have had varying degrees of success across the region.
Joggers and sightseers take in the Doha skyline.
Reuters/Ibraheem al Omari
Qatar's decision to aid Turkey in the face of American sanctions against the country may finally be a snub too far for its close relationship with the US.
Bahareh Jahandoost brings literature, performing arts and new media together to express Iranian society.
A Canada-Iran collaboration uses performance art, storytelling and new media to confront the troubles of global migration and borders.
The U.S. won’t be able to walk all over Putin with unilateral sanctions.
American policymakers and lawmakers are floating unilateral sanctions against Russia, Iran and even Turkey in an effort to change behavior. But research shows sanctions only work in narrow circumstances.
Students at the American Memorial School, Tabriz, 1923.
There was a time when Iran and America were friends. Americans founded schools there, helped Iran handle financial crises and trained the country's first generation of doctors. Could that happen again?
A mock-up of banned Muslim travellers’ passport placed outside the U.S. Supreme Court in April.
The ban has major implications for thousands of would-be immigrants from all of the affected countries, except perhaps Venezuela.
Strait of Hormuz.
Iran has threatened to shut down this narrow seaway. Here's why that could be a big deal.
Tehran’s Grand Bazaar: a city within a city.
Recent protests in Tehran's Grand Bazaar are part of a long reform movement, not a new revolution.
Men walk on the wreckage of a building destroyed by air strikes in Sanaa, Yemen, on June 6, 2018.
Yemen's civil war is a stew of local and foreign interests, from Washington, Saudi Arabia to Iran. And the latest battle may cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of civilians, if not millions.