Clashes between Afghan security forces and the Taliban in northern Kunduz have killed more than 30 fighters, officials said Monday.
A Palestinian worker died Monday when a tunnel collapsed in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, a health official said.
The plane arrived in Istanbul from Nepal on Sunday, a day after a 7.8 magnitude Kathmandu earthquake killed 2,500.
Israeli units were seen moving near the Lebanese border and carried out a military exercise, security sources said Monday.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was reelected Monday with 94.5 percent of the votes, the National Electoral Commission said.
An Australian doctor has appeared in a Daesh propaganda video asking other people from the medical profession to join the militant group.
A "mini-cyclone" tore through Pakistan's Peshawar area Monday, killing dozens and damaging infrastructure.
Israel and Hamas will continue to hold indirect talks through European mediation, a senior Hamas official confirmed Sunday.
While some Arab countries move to establish a joint military force in the Middle East, such actions could put a further dent in the region's rocky Sunni-Shia relationship.
Doubts have been cast over an apparent Israeli airstrike targeting Hezbollah and military sites in Syria.
A Syrian street vendor selling fuel uses a battery powered lamp to light his stall at night in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the capital Damascus. (AFP/Abd Doumany)
A coalition of Islamist rebels said they seized a key military army base in the northwestern province of Idlib Monday.
Former US President Jimmy Carter is heading to Gaza with hopes to broker a Saudi-backed reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah.
The Iraqi government troops reportedly make gains in Daesh-held territory of Anbar province, between Baghdad and Fallujah.
The uncle of Bashar al-Assad has been investigated in France for his $98 million fortune and suspicious activities.
Daesh militants released a new video online, claiming their official presence in Yemen, according to Al Arabiya news.
For the second time in three days, Israel's airforce bombed weapons caches allegedly belonging to Hezbollah and pro-Assad forces north of Damascus; casualties unconfirmed.
Thousands of mourners attended the funeral of 20-year-old Palestinian Mahmoud Abu Jheisha who was shot dead for allegedly stabbing an Israeli soldier.
An Israeli air raid killed four people in the occupied Golan Heights Sunday near the Syrian border.
Syrian citizens abroad, even those with lost or unofficial documents, will have greater ease obtaining passports, according to new rules.
Jordanian Armed Forces on Sunday received new arrivals, who were provided with first aid and other humanitarian support.
April 26, 2015
Friends and family have heard no word from six UAE residents stranded in Nepal.
Independent candidate Mustafa Akinci won over the voters in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, the election committee announced Sunday.
The IDF's Military Prosecution filed an indictment with a military court last week against three soldiers suspected of looting from Palestinian homes during the summer campaign.
Yemen's foreign minister denounced the former president's call for peace talks Sunday, rejecting his involvement in the country's future.
The crash occurred Sunday during a training exercise in Saudi Arabia, killing an instructor and a student.
The Egyptian authorities have hanged five people convicted of murder and theft, the interior ministry said Sunday.
Car bombs across Baghdad killed over one dozen and injured over 50, police say.
Airstrikes conducted by the Syrian government on a marketplace killed at least 34 civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Sunday.
The two missionaries have been reunited with their families in Sweden, the country's foreign ministry said Sunday.
A bomb blast has rocked Pakistan's volatile southwestern province of Balochistan on Sunday, leaving four people dead.
Two electricity pylons in Egypt were targeted with explosives Sunday.
A car bomb in Tel Aviv wounded two Israelis and seriously injured another. Police said the blast is believed to be of criminal nature.
The organization criticized the trial of Egyptian president Muhammed Morsi, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Israeli security forces opened fire on Palestinian fishermen near Gaza City's shores, causing damage to at least two boats.
Ali al-Zaatar will serve as the deputy head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), the UN announced Sunday.
Saudi Arabia's security forces stopped a potential terrorist attack in the kingdom by Daesh militants, according to an interior ministry spokesperson.
Iraqi security officials said car bombings in and around Baghdad killed at least six civilians and wounded dozens of others Sunday.
Saudi Arabia's military resumed a fresh round of airstrikes across the Yemeni capital of Sanaa Sunday following a one-week lull.
Jordan's interior ministry said the kingdom's border with Iraq was open and safe following a deadly attack by Daesh, which killed one and injured nine others.
A Palestinian child throws a stone towards Israeli forces during clashes between Palestinian protestors
A Palestinian child throws a stone towards Israeli forces during clashes between Palestinian protestors and security forces. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
Four Iraqi men who had fled violence in the western province of Anbar have been found shot in the head by unknown gunmen.
Two Swedish men were freed by Al Qaeda's Nusra Front in Syria with the help of negotiations through Palestinian and Jordanian authorities.
Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli police in East Jerusalem Saturday following the shooting of an Arab teen.
The Yemeni conflict has been catastrophic for most of the Middle East. Bringing Saudi and Iran into a standoff, which delves into the Shia-Sunni divide, could it move towards Europe?
Nusra Front militants killed at least 60 Syrian army soldiers in the northwestern province of Idlib, according to a London-based monitoring group.
At least 30 people were killed Saturday in regime airstrikes on Jisr al-Shughur city in the northern province of Idlib.
The UN Security Council approved Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's nomination of Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed of Mauritania as his special envoy for Yemen, the UN spokesperson's office said Saturday.
April 25, 2015
Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi extended the state of emergency and curfew in Sinai for another three months. The curfew was initially applied seven months ago in some part of restive North Sinai.
Four people were killed in an explosion on Saturday at a makeshift farm building in Beni Suef governorate in Egypt in what police said was a bomb-making operation gone wrong.
A 17-year-old Palestinian was shot dead at the Al-Zayyim checkpoint in occupied East Jerusalem after allegedly attempting to stab checkpoint officers just before midnight on Friday.
Three car bombs detonated at sole crossing between Jordan and Iraq.
Islamist fighters overrun one of the regime's last holdouts in the Idlib province.
US Secretary of State encourages Houthis to come to the negotiating table.
Report states that IDF targeted brigades armed with long-range missiles.
Jabhat al Nusra and allies launch joint assault on strategic city in province of Idlib.
Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh has urged all sides in Yemen's conflict to return to political dialogue to end to the ongoing violence in the country, Reuters has reported.
Saudi authorities have held the ISIL (Daesh) militant group responsible for the fatal shooting of two policemen in the capital, Riyadh, earlier this month.
April 24, 2015
Iraqi forces have reportedly recaptured a key bridge from the ISIL (Daesh) group in the Iraqi western province of Anbar.
Daesh militants have shot down an army aircraft near an important military airport in the south of Syria, according to AFP.
Ceremonies are being held around the world to remember the Armenians killed by Ottoman Turks in 1915.
Security forces killed at least 48 Daesh (ISIS) militants in Anbar and Ninawah provinces Friday, military officials said.
The talks, set for May 4, are the latest to attempt a resolution to the civil war.
At least 115 children have been killed and 172 injured in the Yemeni conflict since the launch of the Saudi-led airstrikes in the country, says UNICEF.
In the wake hundreds of migrant deaths off Libyan coast, EU officials pledge increased emergency funding for search-and-rescue operations.
The three British hobbyists, arrested on espionage charges, were released Thursday.
Israeli tanks strike northern Gaza Strip following Thursday rocket fire, no casualties reported.
Jordan’s 20-year-old Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah Thursday called on the world to prevent youth recruitment to Islamic extremist groups.
Presdident Joachim Gauck admits German responsibility in the 'genocide', using a term the Turkish government ardently disputes.
Officials from Iran and Iraq sign border security agreement, while Iraq officials pledge to beef up security along border with Syria.
Al-Jadeed news editor Karma Khayat arrived in Beirut on Thursday after a week of a trial for contempt at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.
April 23, 2015
The death toll from clashes in Yemen rose to 1,080, including 48 children, the UN health agency said Thursday.
The president saluted the sacrifices and efforts of the armed forces Thursday, ahead of the commemoration of Sinai Liberation Day.
Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon nominated the current UN Ebola chief to the UN Security Council on Thursday.
Transitional Justice Minister Ibrahim al-Heneidy said Thursday the parliamentary elections will not be held until after Ramadan for technical and security reasons.
The US returned dozens of Egyptian artifacts that were smuggled out of the Middle East.
A US raid against al-Qaeda in January killed two hostages being held by the extremist group, the White House said Thursday.
The army raided a northern town and arrested three suspected militants connected to a soldier who joined Nusra Front, a security source said Thursday.
Coffins for the only bodies recovered from the Mediterranean's migrant disaster were carried from Malta's morgue to a funeral Thursday.
A shell from an unknown source hit a house in North Sinai, leaving one dead and four injured Thursday, the state news agency said.
The Iraqi army, assisted by popular mobilization units, has succeeded in retaking some areas from ISIL (Daesh) terrorists in the western province of Anbar.
At least 2,000 people, mostly Islamic State group (Daesh) terrorists, have been killed in Syria by a US-led air campaign in the past seven months, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Thursday, according to AFP.
The government will discuss opening an alternative maritime export route due to the closure of the Nasib crossing with Syria.
Militants blew up an ancient mosque in an ancient mosque in Libya's capital Tripoli, witnesses have said.
A car bomb has gone off near the Iraqi city of Balad, killing at least eight people and injuring 16 others, authorities say.
While ISIL (Daesh) may be making gains in Syria, the tides of battle are shifting against them in Iraq.
A new division of Daesh (ISIS) that calls itself the 'Green Brigade' has claimed a bombing in Yemen, AFP has reported.
A Libyan television journalist has been killed in Benghazi, AFP has reported. He was killed by a gunshot to the head.
Afghan women wait to get amulets from religious healer Juma Khan at his home in the Surkh Rood district, of Nangarhar province.
Afghan women wait to get amulets from religious healer Juma Khan at his home in the Surkh Rood district, of Nangarhar province. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
Saudi Arabia and its allies have launched a round of new airstrikes on Yemen, AFP reported on Thursday.
Daesh militants have reportedly used chlorine gas during attacks in Iraq's Anbar province, officials have said.
The UN Secretary-General has expressed concern over the renewal of Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen.
Turkey recalled its ambassador to Austria hours after the Austrian Parliament described the Armenian massacre as "genocide" Wednesday.
A forensic report released Wednesday said Umarali Kuvatov was poisoned before he was shot dead in March.
April 22, 2015
Iran said Wednesday two of its warships had reached the Gulf of Aden a day after the Saudi-led coalition announced the end of its air campaign.
Another 446 rescued migrants docked in southeast Sicily on Wednesday, increasing the total refugees who have arrived in Italy this year to 22,000.
Violence marred a public memorial ceremony on Wednesday, showing tensions between the city's ultra-orthodox and Zionist communities.
Nile water is fit for human use, an official said after a barge carrying phosphate capsized in Upper Egypt on Tuesday.
Afghan Taliban announced their spring offensive will be launched Friday, the first year without NATO forces in the country.
A UN representative held a series of meetings with Lebanese officials Wednesday over issues facing women in conflict.