19 Apr 2017
Forget the image of lumbering beasts trudging over sand dunes in slow-moving caravans — camels in Dubai are built for speed.
Camel racing is a big-money sport and fast thoroughbreds can fetch well over a million dollars.
22 Mar 2017
As Islamic State loses ground in Iraq and Syria, the Sunni militant group which once held territory amounting to a third of those countries is turning to sabotage to ensure its enemies cannot benefit from its losses.
As the Syrian army and...
15 Mar 2017
Children have suffered the most in Syria's six-year war, and among them the most vulnerable are those separated from their families, a senior Unicef official told Reuters on Wednesday.
Furthemore, as well as the large number of direct...
12 Mar 2017
Hundreds if not thousands of armed men are converging on Libya's main oil shipping terminals, which the rival powers in the country's east and west are fighting to control in a battle being watched by global oil markets.
09 Mar 2017
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is due to meet Russian President Putin in Moscow. They're expected to discuss the growing Shia influence in the Middle East - something both leaders would like to see reduced.
Before his trip to Moscow...
03 Mar 2017
In the early evening on a backstreet in downtown Jerusalem, Arabs and Jews are milling around, preparing for battle. But this isn't a new round of Middle East violence, it's a showdown over shesh besh, the local name for backgammon...
02 Mar 2017
In a cluster of luxury residences that survived Tripoli's battles almost unscathed, a self-declared defender of Libya's revolution has set up base as one of three claimants to the country's premiership.
A handful of guards and...
28 Feb 2017
The families cowered in basements, huddling in the dark as war raged overhead between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants fighting for control of the streets of Mosul.
Above ground, soldiers from Iraq's Rapid Response division...
21 Feb 2017
Kuwait's first new government hospital in more than three decades will soon open its doors — but only to Kuwaiti citizens.
It's the latest in a series of steps targeting foreigners, including laborers who build high-rise...
13 Feb 2017
One of the most famous Catholic churches in the Holy Land has reopened with a special mass two years after an arson attack blamed on Jewish extremists.
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin attended the reopening ceremony at the Church of the...