Men on motorcycles inspect a site hit by what activists said were air strikes carried out by the Russian air force in the town of Babila, in the southern countryside of Idlib, Syria. Photograph: Khalil Ashawi/Reuters

The United States will largely abandon its failed efforts to train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State, and instead provide arms and equipme(...)

A Palestinian protester is evacuated  after being injured during clashes  near border fence. Photograph: Mohammed Abedmohammed ABED/AFP/Getty Images

(...). Netanyahu has accused Abbas, his Fatah party and the Islamist group Hamas of inciting the violence in East(...)

Kasthuri Munirathinam: is being treated in hospital in Riyadh

India’s foreign ministry called on Saudi Arabia on Friday to ensure swift justice after a Saudi employer was accused of chopping off the arm of an Ind(...)

Claire Danes: mesmerisingly good in the fifth season of ‘Homeland’

(...)’s pulled back into the chaos in the Middle East. Her millionaire boss wants to deliver aid to refugee camps(...)

Oil extended gains on Friday and was set for its biggest weekly rise in over six years after US Federal Reserve minutes suggested it was in no hurry to raise interest rates and an influential forecaster predicted a price rally.

(...) on US production with the weekly Baker Hughes rig count expected later on Friday. In the Middle East(...)

Residents protest against Russian airstrikes in Syria, in Aleppo, Syria October 2015. Placard reads in Arabic, “Russia, Iran, and the party of the devil (referring to Hezbollah), Daesh (the Arabic abbreviation for the Islamic State), Iraqi gangs and finally, the PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party), the revolution is ongoing.” Photograph: Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters

An Iranian Revolutionary Guard general has been killed near Aleppo in Syria, the guards said in a statement on Friday. General Hussein Hamedani was ad(...)

French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian talks at a Nato defence ministers meeting at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels, Belgium October 8th, 2015. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

September 27th, destroying an Islamic State training camp near Deir al-Zor in the east of the country(...)

 Gareth Lambe, head of Facebook Ireland, at the company’s Dublin HQ. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

(...) joined PayPal as the director of merchant operations for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, running the(...)

Mota Cave in the Ethiopian highlands where the ancient skeleton was buried

(...) return The DNA confirms the migrants were from what is now the Middle East and were direct descendants of(...)

An Israeli Disaster Victim Identification team cleans up the scene where a stabbing attack took place in central Jerusalem, Israel, October 8th, 2015. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

(...) later spread to Arab neighbourhoods of east Jerusalem and to the West Bank, and on Tuesday there were(...)