‘The day is near’: Turkey’s Erdogan vows to invade Syria
Turkey has already launched a barrage of airstrikes on suspected militant targets in northern Syria and Iraq in recent days.
- by Abby Sewell and Hogir Al Abdo
Twin blasts shake Jerusalem, killing one person and wounding several
Two blasts went off near bus stops in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing one person and injuring at least 18.
Iranian forces unleash heavy fire on protesters, say activists
Videos circulating online show dozens of protesters taking shelter in alleyways as heavy gunfire echoes through the streets.
Biden team declares Saudi prince immune in Khashoggi murder case
The US resident was dismembered in 2018 in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, an operation US spies believed was ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
- by Dan Whitcomb and Steve Holland
Frustrated by protests, Iran unleashes its wrath on its youth
Iranian officials have said the average age of protesters is 15. Some have been beaten and detained, others have been shot and killed on the streets.
- by Farnaz Fassihi
Australian Jews are changing their views on Israel. And they need a new voice
If so-called mainstream Zionist groups keep defending a fantasy Israel, they will be completely disconnected from many younger Australian Jews.
- by Antony Loewenstein
Top Iranian actress posts picture of herself without headscarf
Protests sparked by the death of Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini are posing one of the biggest challenges to Iran’s clerical rulers since the 1979 revolution.
- by Michael Georgy
Lost in the sand: Christian monastery ‘pre-dating Islam’ found in UAE
The monastery on Siniyah Island, part of a sand-dune sheikhdom, sheds new light on early Christianity along the shores of the Persian Gulf.
- by Jon Gambrell
Netanyahu wins Israeli election, PM Lapid concedes defeat
The polarising Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s longest-serving leader, was ousted in 2021 after 12 consecutive years in power.
- by Tia Goldenberg
‘On the brink of victory’: Netanyahu poised for comeback in Israeli election
Israel’s longest-serving PM, on trial over corruption charges which he denies, is predicted by Israeli television exit polls to win a narrow majority.
- by Josef Federman
Iran indicts 1000 for ‘Women, Life, Freedom’ protests, plans public trials: report
One of the boldest challenges to Iran’s clerical leaders since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, the almost seven-week-old protests have continued despite a deadly crackdown.