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Gaza

Israeli forces kill top Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza air raid

Killing of Bahaa Abu al-Ata in Gaza comes as Palestinian group says its political leader was also targeted in Damascus.

Israeli forces kill top Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza air raid

Gaza

Who was slain Islamic Jihad commander Bahaa Abu al-Ata?

The 42-year-old was killed in an Israeli air raid on his home in Gaza that also killed his wife.

Who was slain Islamic Jihad commander Bahaa Abu al-Ata?

Reporter's Notebook

Shooting Jerusalem: Life in a segregated city

Filmmaker reflects on the making of his documentary and his bid to find out what it means to live in and identify with the city of Jerusalem.

Middle East

Performers stabbed on stage in Saudi capital

The performance was taking place as Saudi Arabia moves to promote entertainment in the conservative country.

Three performers stabbed on stage in Saudi capital

Middle East

Iran enriching uranium at underground site: UN watchdog

IAEA confirms Tehran's announcement last week that it began refining uranium, while EU considers reimposing sanctions.

Iran breaches nuclear deal with enrichment push, says UN watchdog

Lebanon

'Start with us' in corruption probes: Hezbollah leader

Judges should be 'brave' in their pursuit of public officials during graft investigations, Hassan Nasrallah says.

Hassan Nasrallah: Corruption investigators should 'start with us'

Turkey

Founder of Syria's White Helmets found dead in Turkey

Investigation launched after body of James Le Mesurier, who helped start volunteer rescue group in Syria, is discovered.

British founder of Syria's White Helmets found dead in Turkey

Syria's War

Three blasts kill at least 6 in Syrian town near Turkey

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which came after ISIL said it killed a priest in the area.

Three blasts kill at least 6 in Syrian town near Turkey

Middle East

Committed to Israel peace treaty despite ending land deal: Jordan

Jordan's foreign minister says Amman's refusal to renew deal was in accordance with the 1994 treaty with Israel.

Committed to Israel peace treaty despite ending land deal: Jordan

AJ Impact

Lebanon's central bank chief tries to calm fears over bank system

Trying to restore confidence in country's banking system, central bank head says capital controls are not in the cards.

Lebanon's central bank chief tries to calm fears over bank system

Middle East

Why are Iraqi Kurds not protesting?

Anti-government demonstrations have gripped much of Iraq, but streets in Kurdish region have been calm.

Why are Iraqi Kurds not taking part in protests?

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Israeli gunfire kills Palestinian man in occupied West Bank

It was not immediately clear if man took part in protests marking Yasser Arafat's 15th death anniversary.

Israeli gunfire kills Palestinian man in occupied West Bank

Iraq

Iraq protesters insist on system overhaul after US call for vote

Demonstrators say 'corrupt' politicians must step down before elections take place as bloody rallies continue.

Iraq protesters insist on system overhaul after US call for vote

AJ Impact

Iran says newly discovered oilfield is country's second biggest

Oil minister says 2.2 billion barrels to be added to production capacity if there is 10 percent recovery rate.

Iran says newly discovered oilfield is country's second biggest

Turkey

Turkey deports US national as it starts returning ISIL fighters

Turkish official says seven German nationals will be returned on November 14, according to state media.

Turkey deports US national as it starts returning ISIL fighters