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Image taken on November 20th, 2014, of Bahrain’s al-Wefaq  leader Sheikh Ali Salman  in  Zinj. File photograph: Mohammed al-Shaikh/AFP/Getty Images

A Bahraini court on Sunday ordered life sentences for three senior opposition members, overturning a previous acquittal on charges of spying for Qatar(...)

 Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei greeting the crowd during a meeting with Iranian students in Tehran, Iran, today. Behind him is a portrait of his predecessor,  Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of Iran as an Islamic Republic. Khamenei has held the position of supreme leader for almost 30 years. Photograph: Handout/EPA

Iran’s top leader said on Saturday that US president Donald Trump’s policies face opposition across the world as Washington prepared to reimpose sanct(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo speaks during the United Against Nuclear Iran Summit on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York City, US, in  September  2018. File photograph: Darren Ornitz/Reuters

Senior US officials have warned that Washington will next week reimpose all sanctions on Iran that were lifted by the Obama administration after the 2(...)

Jamal Khashoggi: disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2nd. Photograph: Johnny Green/PA Wire

An adviser to Turkey’s president has said the team that killed prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul cut up his body in order to diss(...)

Amal Hussain (7), suffering from severe acute malnutrition, lying  in a bed at a mobile clinic run by Unicef in Aslam, Yemen, on October  18th. She died on October 26th, three days after being discharged from hospital. Photograph: Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

A haunted look in the eyes of Amal Hussain, an emaciated 7-year-old lying silently on a hospital bed in northern Yemen, seemed to sum up the dire circ(...)

US secretary of defence James Mattis:  envisages continuing Saudi air raids on Yemen in the next 30 days. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

The US call for a ceasefire in Yemen will not bring an abrupt halt to the deadly and devastating 3½-year conflict in the region’s poorest country. Th(...)

Amal Hussain (7), who suffers from severe acute malnutrition, lies in a bed at a mobile clinic run by Unicef in Aslam, Yemen. Photograph:  Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

Chest heaving and eyes fluttering, the three-year-old boy lay silently on a hospital ward in the highland town of Hajjah, a bag of bones fighting for (...)

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir speaks during the second day of the 14th Manama dialogue, Security Summit in Manama, Bahrain. Photograph: Hamad l Mohammed/Reuters

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Saturday that those behind the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi would be prosecuted in the(...)

The brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi has galvanised world opinion against the medieval autocracy in Riyadh, exposing the fatal pact between the west and the House of Saud. Photograph:  Yasin Akgul/AFP/Getty Images

The brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi has done what decades of beheadings, the killing and starvation of civilians on a large scale in Yemen, the oppre(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressing members of parliament from his ruling AK Party during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara on Friday. Photograph:  Tumay Berkin/Reuters

Recep Tayyip Erdogan this week lamented the killing of Jamal Khashoggi on Turkish soil as a “savage” crime against a man he called a friend. But the a(...)

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