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New film highlights struggles of gay Palestinians in Israel

Turkey launches air strikes on PKK, stoking Kurdish ire – Parliament set to debate military campaigns

Blast kills two Bahrain policemen, Iran blamed – Six injured in bombing ; Amir sends condolences

NATO vows solidarity with Turkey over IS – Turkish planes strike Kurdish militants

Summer camp for Iraqi Shiite boys: Training to fight IS – Many intend to join fathers and brothers on the front lines

Saudi ‘friendly fire’ kills loyalists despite truce – Ceasefire to allow desperately needed aid deliveries

Australian ‘IS nurse’ remanded in custody

MELBOURNE: An Australian nurse who allegedly joined Islamic State in Syria was yesterday remanded in custody on terror charges relating to carrying out guard duty and reconnaissance for the militants.…

Dubai top cop files first anti-discrimination case

DUBAI: A high-ranking UAE police officer has filed a discrimination case against a Saudi writer, The National reported yesterday, the first time the UAE’s new anti-discrimination law has been used.…

Iran launches charm offensive in wary; Zarif briefs Kuwait on nuke deal – Tehran’s policies won’t change

KUWAIT: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in his first foreign trip after the landmark nuclear accord, urged Tehran’s Gulf Arab neighbors to cooperate to fight against terrorism, but stressed…

Clashes rock Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque – Israeli police enter holy site, block Arab youths

Assad says army ‘fatigued’ but will ultimately prevail – Embattled president vows to win bloody civil war

Bahrain disrupts bid to smuggle in explosives – Manama recalls envoy from Iran over ‘hostile comments’