Satellite image appears to show the Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya-1 off  Tartus, Syria. AP
Iran 'trying to hack US and Israeli defence companies'

Cyber criminals successfully breached fewer than 20 of 250 organisations

October 12, 2021, 7:18 AM
Hisham Al Hashimi, an expert on Iraqi armed groups and supporter of the protest movement, was assassinated in Baghdad in July 2020. AFP
Iraq issues arrest warrants for killers of activist Hisham Al Hashimi

Warrants come days after anniversary of security expert's death

July 08, 2021, 4:39 PM
Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi speaks during a press conference in 2018. AFP
Israel to increase water supply to Jordan

The two countries reached agreements on water and trade on Thursday

July 08, 2021, 3:26 PM
Iraqi soldiers on patrol north of Baghdad. AFP
Iran-backed militias attack US forces in Iraq and Syria

Washington activated defensive measures as rockets struck Ain Al Asad airbase

July 07, 2021, 10:58 AM
A photo taken from a helicopter shows Ain Al Asad air base in the western Anbar desert, Iraq. AP
Ain Al Asad: rockets hit Iraqi base hosting US troops

Three rockets struck the Iraqi-US base

July 05, 2021, 12:54 PM
Structures destroyed by wildfire are seen in Lytton, British Columbia, on Thursday, July 1, 2021. Darryl Dyck / The Canadian Press via AP
Bushfire engulfs Canadian village as heatwave continues

Several wildfires burn across British Columbia as high temperatures kill hundreds

July 01, 2021, 5:21 PM
A police officer waits his turn to receive the Convidecia Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre in Peshawar, Pakistan. AP Photo
Punjab province in Pakistan to block SIM cards and salaries of unvaccinated people

Mobile communications for unvaccinated residents will be cut

June 11, 2021, 2:32 PM
HALO was founded in Afghanistan in 1988. Today the programme employs an ethnically diverse workforce of over 3,400 staff, recruited directly from towns and villages affected by landmines. The HALO Trust
Ten workers from mine-clearing NGO shot dead in Afghanistan

Country's interior ministry blames the Taliban for the attack

June 09, 2021, 4:18 PM
Facebook plans to end a contentious policy that exempted politicians from certain moderation rules on its site. AP Photo
Facebook to end exemptions for politicians who break platform rules

Policy reversal means politicians will no longer receive special treatment

June 04, 2021, 7:04 AM
A Palestinian man takes a selfie picture with a mobile phone next to a blast crater which Gaza police reportedly said was caused by an Israeli air strike, east of Gaza City on March 16, 2017. - Israeli air force carried out raids on Gaza early on March 16, 2017 after a rocket was fired from the Palestinian enclave towards Israel, sources on both sides said, affirming that no casualties took place from either attack. (Photo by MOHAMMED ABED / AFP)
Arabic users trick algorithms to keep Palestinian content online

Language games used to bypass screening and restrictions on social media

May 21, 2021, 4:43 PM
A Palestinian woman takes a picture of a member of the Israeli security forces as he takes her picture in a street in Jerusalem. AFP
Sheikh Jarrah content takedowns reveal pattern of online restrictions in Palestine

Palestinians are increasingly reporting that their digital rights are being violated by social media platforms

May 10, 2021, 10:41 AM
An explosion occurred outside the National Security building in Kirkuk after security forces shot dead a would-be suicide bomber. Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Iraqi security officers wounded as suicide bomber shot in Kirkuk

The suicide bomber was killed outside the National Security building

April 29, 2021, 9:29 AM
New Muslims are taking to the internet to learn more about their new religion duing Ramadan. Getty
Ramadan 2021: Social media helps new Muslims connect as Covid closes mosques

From shared iftar meals on Zoom to YouTube guides on how to pray, converts are accessing more information on their faith than ever

April 28, 2021, 10:57 AM
John Kerry, US special presidential envoy for climate, says the claims are 'unequivocally false'. Bloomberg
John Kerry denies giving Israeli intel to Iran after Zarif leaks

Republican politicians call for Kerry to resign over allegations from Iranian foreign minister

April 27, 2021, 9:31 AM
Official Spokesman of the General Directorate of Narcotics Control (GDNC) Captain Mohammed Al-Nujaidi said that the security pre-emptive follow-up of activities of criminal networks, which plan to smuggle narcotics into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has resulted in foiling an attempt to smuggle 2,466,563 amphetamine pills hidden in a shipment of pomegranate fruit. courtesy: SPA
Saudi Arabia bans Lebanese fruit and vegetable imports over drug smuggling concerns

Saudi authorities found nearly 8 million pills hidden inside shipments of pomegranates

April 23, 2021, 4:30 PM