Trump’s Jerusalem calls spark warnings from Arab leaders

Image copyright EPA Image caption Abdul Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt (left) and Saudi King Salman (centre) are among those to voice concern Arab leaders have warned US President Donald Trump that moving the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem could have dangerous repercussions. Mr Trump phoned several regional leaders on Tuesday to tell them he […]

Saudi anti-corruption drive: Detainees offered pardon

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Ritz Carlton hotel in Riyadh, which hosted scores of people being held for questioning over corruption Most of those detained in a sweeping anti-corruption drive in Saudi Arabia have agreed settlements with the authorities in exchange for a pardon, the attorney general says. Prominent figures, including princes, ministers and […]

Yemen rebels tighten grip on Sanaa after Saleh’s death

Image copyright AFP Image caption Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed a presidential palace in central Yemen overnight Houthi rebels are moving to tighten their grip on Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, a day after they killed their former ally ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Residents said new checkpoints had been set up in the city and there were reports […]

Lebanon’s Saad Hariri withdraws resignation

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Hariri had been under pressure to stay after his surprise resignation last month Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has officially withdrawn his resignation, a month after saying he was quitting in a shock announcement in Saudi Arabia. He had already suspended it two weeks ago after returning to Lebanon. […]

Jerusalem: Turkey warns Trump against crossing ‘red line’

Image copyright rrodrickbeiler Image caption No country has recognised Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem Turkey’s president has warned it could sever ties with Israel if the US recognises Jerusalem as its capital. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said such a move would cross a “red line” for Muslims. A growing number of countries have urged Donald Trump not […]

Jerusalem: New warnings over US shift on city status

Image copyright AFP Image caption Israel sees Jerusalem as its indivisible capital but Palestinians want East Jerusalem to be the capital of a future state French President Emmanuel Macron has told Donald Trump he is “concerned” the US leader could unilaterally recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Any decision on the contested city’s status must be […]

Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemen’s former leader, killed in Sanaa

Image copyright EPA Image caption Ali Abdullah Saleh became an ally of the Houthis after Yemen’s civil war began in 2015 Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed amid fighting between his supporters and their former allies, the Houthi rebel movement. Officials from Mr Saleh’s General People’s Congress party said he died in […]

Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemen’s former leader, killed in Sanaa fighting

Image copyright EPA Image caption Ali Abdullah Saleh became an ally of the Houthis after Yemen’s civil war began in 2015 Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed amid fighting between his supporters and their former allies, the Houthi rebel movement. Officials from Mr Saleh’s General People’s Congress party said he died in […]

Jerusalem: Opposition to mooted Trump Israel announcement grows

Image copyright AFP Image caption Israel sees Jerusalem as its indivisible capital but Palestinians want East Jerusalem to be the capital of a future state Opposition is growing in the Arab world to an expected announcement by Donald Trump that the US will recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Reports say the president will […]

Yemen war: Saudi-led warplanes strike Sanaa as rebels clash

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Yemen’s Houthi rebels were once allied to supporters of ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh Air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition rocked Yemen’s capital Sanaa overnight, as fighting between previously allied rebel forces raged for a sixth day. The coalition, which backs Yemen’s government, reportedly hit positions near the airport and interior […]