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Mourners react as they carry the body of Palestinian Mohammad Abu Ghannam during his funeral in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of A-Tur on Friday. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters

At least three Palestinians were killed and some 200 injured in clashes on Friday as Palestinians protested against the installation of metal detector(...)

Kurdish fighters from the People’s Protection Units (YPG) sit in a house in Raqqa, Syria. Photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

US-backed forces encircling Raqqa expect the fight to oust the remnants of Islamic State from its most symbolic Syrian stronghold to take at least thr(...)

Members of Iranian forces take cover during an attack on the Iranian parliament in central Tehran, Iran. Photograph: Tasnim News Agency/Handout/Reuters

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards ratcheted up the tensions with Saudi Arabia as it accused its regional rival of involvement in Wednesday’s double terroris(...)

 Omran Daqneesh sits inside an ambulance after he was rescued following an air strike in the rebel-held al-Qaterji neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria, on  August 17th, 2016. Photograph: Mahmoud Rslan/Reuters

A young Syrian boy who captured the world’s attention last year when images of his blood- and dust-covered face spread across the internet has re-emer(...)

Israeli air force fighters over the Sinai peninsula on the first day of the Six Day war. On the morning of June 5th, 1967, Israeli planes destroyed the entire Egyptian air force on the ground. Photograph: AFP Photo

On the morning of June 5th, 1967, Israeli war planes destroyed the entire Egyptian air force on the ground, winning the Six Day war in its first hour.(...)

Terry Waite: “Refugees have lost everything and are dependent on the goodwill of others to survive.” Photograph: PA

Best-selling author and humanitarian Terry Waite CBE has compared the plight of refugees fleeing civil war in the Middle East and elsewhere to his exp(...)

An unmanned aircraft in  the Middle East. The history of US intervention in the region might have been avoided if in 1919 US president Woodrow Wilson had acted on recommendations of a commission he appointed to survey Arab opinion on governance following the collapse of the Ottoman empire. Photograph: Getty Images

US political and military intervention in the Middle East began 68 years ago, and has grown deeper and increasingly destructive since Washington’s 199(...)

Smoke rises after an air strike on rebel-held Daraa al-Balad last Friday. Activists say regime forces backed by Russian warplanes have increased attacks. Photograph: Alaa Al-Faqir/Reuters

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s forces are intensifying attacks on rebel areas, days after the US fired a salvo of missiles at one of the regime’s (...)

 Syrian rebel fighters  in Teshreen neighbourhood on the  outskirts of Damascus on April 1st. Rebels have welcomed the US missile strike on a Syrian army air base. Photograph: Mohammed Badra/EPA

After six years of war and constant bombardment by government warplanes, Syrians in the opposition were jubilant at the news that US missiles had stru(...)

Syrians dig a grave to bury the bodies of victims of a a suspected toxic gas attack in Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib province, Syria, on Wednesday. Photograph:   Fadi Al-Halabi/AFP/Getty Images

Arriving at the bomb site nearly two hours after planes had struck, Mohammed al-Dagheem had no idea he could still be in danger. “There was a smell –(...)

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