Iraq may need three years to rebuild and restructure its military, Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi said on Sunday, as the country battles Islamic State militants who pose the biggest threat to its security since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003
Iraq’s top diplomat has described the global fight against the Islamic State as a 'Third World War'.
Iraqi Foreign Minister Dr Ibrahim Al Jaafari said efforts to eradicate the extremist movement, which has taken ove
The United States is considering imposing sanctions on Libya's combative factions to prevent a proxy conflict fueled by regional powers from erupting into full-blown civil war and to force militant leaders to negotiate, US officials said.
Kuwait, Saudi Arabia's traditional Gulf ally, is challenging its bigger neighbour in an increasingly competitive battle for market share as it sells oil to buyers in Asia at the widest discount to a comparable Saudi grade in 10 years.
The changing fortunes of war in northern Iraq are recorded in layers of graffiti daubed on the walls of villages overrun by Islamic State militants this summer, but since re-appropriated by Kurdish peshmerga forces.
When South Sudan was born, the world's youngest country had generous Western allies and sturdy oil exports, a formula that offered a chance to build a modern economy and drag its people out of their daily struggle to feed themselves.
American-led and Arab-backed air strikes carrying the fight against Islamic State from Iraq into Syria have dragged Washington into a new Middle East war - exactly the kind of conflict Barack Obama spent his presidency trying to avoid.
A key agreement has been in South Korea by representatives of 172 nations, including Bahrain, in a bid to end war and establish world peace.
The Unity of Religion Agreement, put forward as part of the three-day Summit for the Worl
Fifty days of war in one of the most densely-populated parts of the world have left swathes of Gaza in ruins. With the economy reeling under an Israeli-Egyptian blockade, the enclave now faces an almost impossible task of rebuilding.
An emerging regional cold war is a direct result of changing US foreign policies towards the Middle East, according to a leading expert.
International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS) consulting senior fellow for the Middle E