At least 1,420 people were killed in Iraq in August as sectarian violence raged in the country's centre and north, the United Nations said on Monday.
A further 1,370 Iraqis were wounded and 600,000 people forced to flee as Isl
Iran is sending officials to Saudi Arabia for secret talks about replacing Iraq's embattled Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki, with a compromise candidate who might broker a political solution to the deepening crisis there.
Opec's oil output has fallen in June from May's three-month high, a Reuters survey found on Monday, as fighting in Iraq closed its largest oil refinery and technical problems slowed its southern exports.
The slight decline
Egypt has barred three private Iraqi TV stations from its main satellite system, the broadcasting regulator said on Tuesday, after Baghdad complained that their coverage was stoking sectarian tensions.
The news came a day after Eg
His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday stressed the need to steer the region away from further tensions and crisis-mongering.
He warned against the current untenable si
Oil producer Gulf Keystone Petroleum said plans to increase production from its Shaikan oil field in Iraqi Kurdistan were on track despite escalating violence in the region.
The London-listed oil firm said on Friday three wells at
A dialogue for Sitra is being proposed as part of a new initiative to tackle ongoing street violence.
Legislators want to sit down with village elders to find ways to overcome the situation and ensure young peo
A new law on family violence is expected to ignore recommendations from Bahrain's top legal authority, which suggested spousal rape should not be illegal.
The GDN reported last Tuesday that the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) h
Bahrain accused Iran on Thursday of fomenting deadly violence in the kingdom at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
The charge came after three policemen were killed on Monday by a bomb at a protest in Daih, west of the capital