Iraq

Hezbollah allies gain in Lebanon parliament: unofficial results

Hezbollah allies gain in Lebanon parliament: unofficial results

Published 07/05/2018

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Iran-backed Shi’ite group Hezbollah and its political allies won more than half the seats in Lebanon’s first parliamentary election in nine [more…]

In Turkey’s Kurdish heartland, a battle for homes and votes

In Turkey’s Kurdish heartland, a battle for homes and votes

Published 07/05/2018

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Kurdish electrician Sukru Gunduz was out on a job when a friend came running to tell him his house was being [more…]

What could Iran do if Trump pulls out of nuclear deal?

What could Iran do if Trump pulls out of nuclear deal?

Published 04/05/2018

BEIRUT (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is expected to pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear agreement on May 12. Tehran signed the [more…]

Syrian army renews push on besieged areas

Syrian army renews push on besieged areas

Published 30/04/2018

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army began an intense bombardment of a rebel enclave near Homs on Monday, a war monitor said, as President Bashar [more…]

Saudi Arabia seen cutting May crude prices to Asia: survey

Saudi Arabia seen cutting May crude prices to Asia: survey

Published 02/04/2018

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia is expected to cut prices for all crude grades it sells to Asia in May to reflect [more…]

Far from war, Basra’s cats lap it up in their own hotel

Far from war, Basra’s cats lap it up in their own hotel

Published 31/03/2018

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - A world away from Iraq’s battlegrounds, Basra’s cat-lovers have found a haven for their favorite pets. Veterinary student Ahmed Taher Maki [more…]

Destroyed by Islamic State, ancient winged bull rises again in London

Destroyed by Islamic State, ancient winged bull rises again in London

Published 28/03/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - An ancient Assyrian winged bull sculpture destroyed by Islamic State (IS) fighters in 2015 and subsequently recast in recycled Middle Eastern food [more…]

Oasis of calm in shattered region, Dubai steps out as art hub

Oasis of calm in shattered region, Dubai steps out as art hub

Published 22/03/2018

DUBAI (Reuters) - As traditional centers of modern Arab art in Damascus and Baghdad have imploded amid disastrous wars, the sheeny city-state of Dubai in [more…]

Syria’s Douma faces catastrophe, says council, as assault grinds on

Syria’s Douma faces catastrophe, says council, as assault grinds on

Published 12/03/2018

FILE PHOTO: A boy is seen in the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, in Damascus, Syria March 8, 2018. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh/File PhotoAMMAN/BEIRUT (Reuters) - [more…]

In Iran, France blends hard talks with soft power at Louvre exhibit

In Iran, France blends hard talks with soft power at Louvre exhibit

Published 06/03/2018

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani shakes hands with French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, in Tehran, Iran, March 5, 2018. President.ir/Handout via REUTERSTEHRAN (Reuters) - [more…]