Middle East and North Africa

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Shamima Begum, regardless of her new image, remains the UK's responsibility | Gina Vale
She was groomed as a child and has endured trauma – and to say she now ‘looks western’ is an insult to British Muslims, says radicalisation expert Gina Vale

Gina Vale

16, Sep, 2021 @3:10 PM

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Grandmother of Eitan Biran reportedly investigated over his alleged abduction
Boy’s maternal grandfather already under investigation after cable car crash survivor, six, was taken to Israel

Angela Giuffrida Rome correspondent

14, Sep, 2021 @3:36 PM

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Taliban takeover of Afghanistan will reshape Middle East, official warns
Gulf states are having to reconsider their alliances and especially whether they can still trust the US, says senior source

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

13, Sep, 2021 @6:53 PM

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Iran agrees deal with UN on monitoring of nuclear programme
Talks aim to revitalise stalled inspections process and could ease path towards lifting of US sanctions

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

12, Sep, 2021 @12:59 PM

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Lebanon forms new government, ending 13-month standoff
Administration greeted with little enthusiasm by Lebanese people desperate for slide into chaos to stop

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

10, Sep, 2021 @4:16 PM

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Israel to prosecute Hasidic pilgrims who faked negative Covid tests to fly home
Dozens of Hasidic Breslov pilgrims boarded planes in Ukraine with bogus paperwork, border officers say

Peter Beaumont

10, Sep, 2021 @3:53 PM

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West to decide on Iran censure after damning UN nuclear watchdog report
IAEA says new hardline government in Tehran making oversight of nuclear programme impossible

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

10, Sep, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Afghanistan flight carrying more than 100 foreign passengers lands in Doha
Antony Blinken thanks Qatar and Taliban for facilitating flight that he says shows US commitment to help citizens and others who assisted US

Staff and agencies

10, Sep, 2021 @2:28 AM

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Syria cement plant at centre of terror finance investigation ‘used by western spies’
Jordanian intelligence officer tells Guardian Lafarge factory was used by intelligence agencies to gather information on IS hostages

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

09, Sep, 2021 @2:25 PM

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Al-Qaida: the terror group that learned the secret of longevity
Twenty years after 9/11, 33 years after it was first conceived, and against all the odds, the terrorist group survives

Jason Burke

09, Sep, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Case of missing spy aggravates tensions among fractious Somali leadership
President and prime minister in row over disappearance of cybersecurity expert, reportedly killed by al-Shabaab

Moulid Hujale

08, Sep, 2021 @5:27 PM

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Israel prison break: escape allegedly took place while guard slept
Israeli media describe errors that allowed rare jail break for high security Palestinian prisoners

Peter Beaumont

07, Sep, 2021 @11:57 AM

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