Eight ambassadors to Israel are expressing their concern over Israel’s confiscation of Bedouin shelters in occupied West Bank in May and June.
At least 73 civilians died in a US-led airstrike near Manbij, an Islamic State stronghold in Syria, leading to a Pentagon investigation.
300,000 people are at risk of starvation now that rebel-held areas of Aleppo have been sealed by pro-government forces.
A Syrian opposition group, formerly linked to US-backed rebels, beheaded a captive child soldier.
The US is considering Jabhat al-Nusra, al-Qaeda’s Syria wing, a threat of growing significance.
The saga of Abu Omar al-Shishani’s ambiguous living status continues: the Islamic State’s Amaq News Agency says he was killed in recent fighting south of Mosul.
Iraqi factions jockey for positions in the final offensive in Mosul, a campaign which could affect 1.5 million civilians.
Iraqi marshlands have been named a UNESCO world heritage site.
Human rights researchers struggle to circumvent access denial in conflict zones (a piece of mine for this blog)
Declaring a state of emergency following the failed coup against President Erdogan, Turkey declared a state of emergency while cracking down hard on tens of thousands of judges, academics, police and civil servants.
Turkey is using the Incirlik Air Base to pressure the US over cleric-in-exile Fethullah Gulen.
A Bahraini court order the dissolution of the Al-Wefaq opposition group.
The Taliban and other local strongmen illegally harvestedsome of Afghanistan’s pistachio crop too early, ruining a possible boost in export income.
Convictions were handed down to three Hong Kong student leaders for their roles in massive pro-democracy protests two years ago.