April 24, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Mattis' visit, his first to Afghanistan, comes days after a deadly army base attack that left 140 Afghan soldiers dead.
April 24, 2017 - 08:30 GMT
The revised penal code will force rapists to serve out their sentences and calls for tougher punishment on other crimes.
April 23, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Three Syrian forces have been killed in a fresh Israeli attack on a military camp near the southwestern city of Quneitra, a military official says.
April 22, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Campaigning for Iran's presidential elections scheduled for 19 May began on Friday, as "moderate" President Hassan Rouhani looks to defend his post from more conservative challengers.
April 21, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would meet US counterpart Donald Trump in May, a month after he won a contested referendum that will tighten his grip on power.
April 21, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose diatribes against the United States and Israel made him a polarizing figure, was barred Thursday from running again.
April 21, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Daesh-affilitated outlets have become active in Algeria's eastern mountainous region.
April 20, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Gabriele Del Grande, who writes for a blog and has made documentaries on human rights issues, says he has not been charged but has had his phone confiscated and been denied access to a lawyer.
April 20, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
The suspect is accused 'promoting the ideologies of Daesh' by posting photos, videos and news about them on Facebook.
April 20, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Around 1,500 people protested the outcome of Turkey's referendum in central Istanbul late Wednesday, the fourth night since the vote on expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers.
April 19, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Following the US attack on a Syrian government airbase earlier this month, many allies of the US will want to know how the Trump team intends to approach Syria.
April 19, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that although Iran is complying with the nuclear agreement, the Islamic republic is still a "leading state sponsor of terror."
April 19, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Opponents to the referendum have continued to protest, saying that blatant vote-rigging took place to swing the result.
April 19, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
St. Catherine's is part of the Eastern Orthodox Church and a UNESCO World Heritage site visited by thousands of tourists and pilgrims each year.
April 17, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The opposition has vowed to challenge some 37 percent of ballots for lacking official seals.