Washington Post /
Beatings, shocks and ‘the grill’: Reports allege torture in secret prisons run by United Arab Emirates in Yemen

One report, by the Associated Press, also found that U.S. forces participated in interrogations of prisoners in Yemen.

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Gaza is running perilously short of power. This time, it’s not all Israel’s fault.

Israel says the Palestinian Authority is starving Hamas and the coastal enclave of electricity. 

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Mosul’s Old City waits for salvation amid ‘death, death, death’ 

In the last square mile the Islamic State controls, residents are bracing for the militants’ last stand.

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Dozens of Islamic State militants in suicide vests launch major Mosul counterattack 

The militants were supported by “sleeper cells” and backed by car bombs.

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How the showdown over Qatar is ripping families apart

Many in the region have parents with different citizenship. They now face difficult decisions.

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After Mosul

Although IS is close to losing Mosul, the jihadist group still controls a number of Iraqi towns.

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Gaza's only power plant resumes after Egypt fuel delivery

Residents will still only get four hours of electricity a day, as Gaza's power crisis continues.

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New details on how US downed Syrian jet

CNN has learned new details of Sunday's rare air-to-air encounter between a Syrian Su-22 fighter and two US Navy F/A-18E Super Hornets in the skies over Syria, the first time a US warplane has downed a manned aircraft since 1999.

NY Times /
ISIS Destroys Al Nuri Mosque, Another Loss for Mosul

The episode is a blow to the city’s cultural heritage and its plethora of ancient sites that have been damaged or destroyed during three years of ...

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Iraqi forces fight their way into the narrow streets of Mosul’s historic center

Intense gunbattles broke out in the Islamic State’s last redoubt.

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U.S.-backed Syrian fighters reach Old City walls in ISIS-held Raqqa

ISIS calls for attacks on Europe, U.S., Russia, Middle East, Asia during Ramadan.

Washington Post /
Trump seems to undercut Tillerson’s remarks on Qatar

The secretary of state had called on a Saudi-led bloc of Arab nations to ease their blockade on Qatar.

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Thirteen days in the history of the accused leader of the Benghazi attacks

Secret boats, a special warship cell and diplomacy figured in the capture of Abu Khattala, a court hears.

Washington Post /
Saudi king names son as new crown prince, upending the royal succession

The surprise move could have with deep ramifications for the monarchy and the broader Middle East.

NY Times /
U.N. Leader Softens His Predecessor’s Criticism of Iran Missile Tests

Secretary General António Guterres’s relatively mild language in a report to the United Nations Security Council could complicate American efforts to ...

BBC News /
Jailed and ransomed

Migrants are falling prey to criminal gangs in Libya - the BBC hears one man's horrific story.

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On the wall

An Arab folk dance - with a twist - has become a viral craze.

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Syrians break Ramadan fast amid rubble

Residents in the rebel-held town of Douma, Syria, gathered on a war-torn street over the weekend to break their fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

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Out with the old

The new Saudi crown prince is likely to bring a much more presidential style to the monarchy, writes Gerald Butt.

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King Salman replaces the sitting prince with his son

Saudi Arabia's king deposed the sitting crown prince Wednesday and replaced him with Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the deputy crown prince, the ...

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Saudi Arabia Rewrites Succession as King Replaces Heir With Son, 31

The removal of the crown prince is a stark upheaval in the leadership of the wealthy kingdom, a key ally of the United States and the Arab world’s ...

NY Times /
Polio Paralyzes 17 Children in Syria, W.H.O. Says

The outbreak of the crippling disease — the second so far in Syria’s six-year-old war — was described by the World Health Organization as “very ...

NY Times /
American Warplane Shoots Down Iranian-Made Drone Over Syria

The drone’s downing was the latest indication that the air war between the U.S. military and forces loyal to the Syrian government is likely to ...

Washington Post /
Taliban attacks key Afghan police base, killing at least five officers

The assault began with a suicide car bomb outside the base just before the start of the morning’s rush hour.

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U.S.-led airstrikes on Syria’s Raqqa cause ‘staggering’ civilian deaths, U.N. says  

As ground forces advance, airstrikes intensify, and residents trapped in the city suffer the consequences, an official said.

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Iran’s top diplomat calls Trump’s statement on Tehran attacks ‘repugnant’

The country’s intelligence service identified five of the attackers as Iranian members of the Islamic State.

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