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Crystal meth and Covid-19: Iraq battles two killer epidemics at once

April 7, 2021

"The situation in the country was rough. You go and try to find work, but there was no work," Khaled says. "Once, twice and I was hooked. I was trapped. I couldn't get out."

Jordan bans social media chatter on royal family drama as king tries to draw line under crisis

April 6, 2021

Jordan has imposed a ban on the publication of anything related to the royal family drama that has rattled the country in recent days, as the king moves to draw a line under the crisis.

The moment of truth is here for the Iran nuclear deal

April 6, 2021

Few doubted the United States and Iran deep-down preferred diplomacy -- even a new deal -- to escalating tensions, and possibly military confrontation. Now the moment of truth is here, in a Vienna conference room.

Jordan's former crown prince signs letter agreeing to support the King

April 5, 2021

A letter signed by Jordan's former crown prince Hamzah bin Hussein indicates that he is ready to be "of help and support" to his half-brother, King Abdullah II, and the crown prince.

Sudan: Israel using 'spy vultures'

April 5, 2021

Sudanese officials say a GPS-tagged vulture captured in the western part of the country was transmitting photos back to Israel. HRVOJE POLAN/AFP/Getty Images/FILE

Perfume named for Hamas rocket

April 5, 2021

An employee of the 'Stay Stylish' shop in Gaza City displays a bottle of M75 perfume -- named after the long-range rocket used by Hamas in the recent conflict with Israel. MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images

In a jarring day for Israel, Netanyahu's corruption trial resumes as coalition talks heat up

April 5, 2021

Benjamin Netanyahu faced some of his biggest challenges to date, both legally and politically, in a historic split-screen day in Israel.

Jordan's royal family drama sends shudders around the region. Here's what we know

April 5, 2021

For a country often seen as a bastion of relative calm in a troubled region, the events that unfolded in Jordan over the weekend were among the most dramatic in decades.

Jordan accuses former crown prince of attempt to 'destabilize' country's security

April 4, 2021

Jordan's government has accused former crown prince Hamzah bin Hussein, the half-brother of the country's ruler King Abdullah II, of plotting to "destabilize" the country.

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