Egypt's highest court has accepted the appeal of three jailed journalists who work for Al Jazeera on and granted them a retrial.
Here's a look at Mahmoud Abbas's life.
Two young Italian women believed kidnapped in Syria appear in a video pleading for their release.
The Iraq Body Count says the number of civilian deaths doubled in 2014 from a year earlier, fueled by the ISIS offensive and the military response to it.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas signed a bid on Wednesday to join the International Criminal Court.
A huge explosion at a gathering for Houthis on Wednesday killed at least 23 people in Yemen's Ibb province, officials said.
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has been admitted to a hospital for medical tests, according to a royal court statement published by state media.
"Do you know what the Islamic State (ISIS) will do with you?" members of the terrorist group's propaganda wing ask their captive, who appears to be wearing an orange jumpsuit. "Yes. They will kill me," the hostage replies.
Here's an in-depth look at the life of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
In a series of tweets, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei compares U.S. unrest to Middle East conflicts.
Here's a look at the life of Mullah Mohammed Omar, who is credited with creating the Taliban.
Here is a look at the life of Tzipi Livni, former foreign minister of Israel and current justice minister.
Here's a look at the life of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric.
A suicide bomber blew himself up among mourners inside a funeral tent on a farm about about 12 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq, on Monday, according to police.
The Syrian government is ready to go to Moscow for talks with the opposition, but apparently not all of them.
Another Hollywood movie is running afoul of a foreign government this month.
ISIS militants claim to have captured a Jordanian pilot after shooting down a coalition warplane over Syria, according to a statement on Twitter.
The latest ISIS-appointed governor of Mosul was killed in coalition airstrikes on Thursday, according to Iraqi police.
A suicide bomber killed 38 people and wounded dozens more in a town near Baghdad on Wednesday, police said.
An 11-year-old Israeli girl is being treated for severe burns after a Molotov cocktail was hurled inside her car on Thursday in a West Bank settlement.
Juergen Todenhoefer's journey was a tough one: dangerous, but also eye-opening. The author traveled deep into ISIS territory -- their "caliphate."
Here is a look at Ismail Haniya, Hamas leader in Gaza.
Here's a look at the life of Ayad Allawi, Iraq's Interim Prime Minister from June 28, 2004, to April 2005.
"As we approach the end of our first year in prison, I cannot help but feel proud and strengthened by all that has been achieved so far," said journalist Peter Greste in a letter from a Cairo jail cell.
Here is a look at the life of Ahmed Qorei, former prime minister of the Palestinian National Authority.
Here's a look at the life of Ibrahim al-Jaafari, current foreign minister and former prime minister of Iraq.
Tunisia elects a new president. Long-time politician Beji Caid Essebsi won the country's runoff, beating outgoing President Moncef Marzouki.
Kurdish Peshmerga fighters claimed to take control Saturday of the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar.
Here is a look at the life of Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Pakistan has carried out its first executions since lifting a moratorium on the death penalty in terrorism cases.
Here's a look at the life of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Kurdish Pershmerga forces say they've recaptured territory near Sinjar Mountain in northern Iraq from ISIS, which the U.S. says is now on the defensive.
Here is a look at the life of Shirin Ebadi, the first Muslim woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
Dual car bomb attacks purportedly carried out by al Qaeda militants targets fighters from the minority, albeit powerful, Houthi group in western Yemen.
Saudi cleric sparks controversy by appearing on popular television show alongside his wife, whose face was uncovered, challenging religious tradition.
Two car bombs killed at least 31 people, including 20 children, in central Yemen's Radaa city, officials say.
A top United Nations official on Monday told the Security Council she has "run out of words" to describe the worsening situation in Syria.
"Arab Idol" winner Hazem Shareef of Syria refuses to carry country's flag.
U.N. chief Ban Ki-Moon hopes "constructive momentum" from Israel-Palestinian draft resolution, official says.
The United Kingdom will deploy hundreds of troops to Iraq in the coming year to train Iraqi and Kurdish forces -- the country's latest contribution to the fight against ISIS -- British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon told The Telegraph newspaper.
ISIS considers "unbelieving" women and girls taken captive to be "property" who can be sold, gifted or forced to have intercourse, according to a pamphlet.
Young girls were in their family's car when a Palestinian attacker tossed acid at them Friday, Israeli authorities said.
Thousands of West Bank residents attended the state funeral of a senior Palestinian Authority official.
CNN Senior International correspondent Nick Paton Walsh spent two days in the Kobani, Syria, covering the heavy fighting between Kurdish forces and ISIS.
Officials: Palestinian Authority President Abbas halts security coordination with Israel after a minister dies after a confrontation with Israeli troops.
Militants allied with al Qaeda fired rockets at Yemen's largest military airbase Thursday, claiming they were aiming at U.S. targets at the facility.
A suicide attack outside a military base in Samarra, north of Baghdad, killed nine people and wounded 15 others Wednesday, security officials said.
An American man is arrested in Israel for allegedly acquiring explosives that he planned to use to attack Muslim holy sites, Israeli authorities said.
The wife of slain South African hostage Pierre Korkie has said she chooses to forgive those who caused his death during a botched rescue attempt in Yemen.
Kobani feels haunted by those who are still alive in it, trapped in limbo. It is a place so inhumane that the noise of coalition warplanes above is of strange comfort to those there. The destruction so near complete, the fight is more now for victory alone, not for its spoils.
At least seven Yemeni soldiers were killed and nine others wounded after suicide car bomb attacks on a military base in the city of Seyoun in southern Yemen on Tuesday.
Outgoing U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel arrived in Baghdad on Tuesday for a previously unannounced visit.
Israeli lawmakers voted to dissolve the Knesset Monday amid mounting political upheaval.
She just wanted to be heard as one of her country's legislators, and now she's a social media star.
U.S. combat strikes against ISIS have put it on the defensive, Gen. James Terry says.
A woman who allegedly stabbed a U.S. teacher at a mall in the United Arab Emirates committed a "personal terrorist act," an official said.
A car bomb exploded in northern Lebanon Monday, injuring at least one person, that country's state-run National News Agency reported.
The family of American photojournalist Luke Somers, who was held hostage and then killed by al Qaeda in Yemen, did not know of U.S. efforts to rescue him.
Planes believed to be Israeli struck inside Syria on Sunday, the Syrian government and an opposition group said, but the nature of the targets is unclear.
The ex-husband of an American woman killed in the United Arab Emirates says he feels safe there despite her fatal stabbing in a mall restroom.
Al Qaeda militants killed American hostage Luke Somers, South African Pierre Korkie, in Yemen during a raid conducted by U.S. forces to rescue hostages.
Pierre Korkie, the South African killed during a rescue raid in Yemen, was a "respected teacher" who served the poor.
The sentiment that slain hostage Luke Somers was deeply dedicated to Yemen was shared by his own family members and friends.
Police have arrested a woman accused of fatally stabbing a U.S. teacher in a United Arab Emirates mall.
More than a week after a raid on an al Qaeda stronghold in Yemen to free hostages, an American captive, who was not rescued, appears in a video, begging into the camera for his life.
The fortunes of potential U.S. allies among Syrian rebel groups are ebbing fast as hardline Salafist groups and especially al Qaeda's affiliate go on the offensive. The past month has dealt further reverses to already-beleaguered moderate groups, whose presence in the critical northern provinces of Idlib and Aleppo has further eroded.
Here's a look at the life of Hosni Mubarak, former president of Egypt.
An American woman has died after being stabbed by an unknown attacker in the restroom of a high-end mall in the United Arab Emirates, police said.
Inside Kobani, it's clear that fighting between Kurds and ISIS militants has devastated the Syrian Kurdish city.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told a French magazine that he has not seen any sign that U.S.-led airstrikes in his country have weakened ISIS.
The reported detention of a wife and child of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has spurred intrigue into who exactly the woman is.
Americans Matthew and Grace Huang on their way home after winning fight against Qatar's legal system over allegations they starved their adopted daughter.
Lebanese authorities have arrested the wife of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, source says.
The United States and Iran may be bombing a common enemy in Iraq, one whom they both despise -- ISIS.
New elections will be held on March 17, the speaker of Israel's parliament said Wednesday, a day after the Prime Minister sacked two senior Cabinet members
A large explosion outside the residence of the Iranian ambassador to Yemen killed six people and wounded 12 others in Sanaa on Wednesday.
Israel will soon have new elections, after its Prime Minister dismissed two Cabinet members and called for the dissolution of the nation's legislature.
Qatar lifts a travel ban against a U.S. couple who were cleared in that Mideast nation in the death of their adopted daughter.
A U.S. couple cleared in Qatar of the death of their child have been told they are free to return home, but roadblocks remain.
A Palestinian teenage girl with a knife assaulted an Israeli man Monday in the West Bank, adding another attack to a chain of ethnic violence.
A U.S. Air Force pilot was killed when the F-16 Fighting Falcon he was flying crashed in an noncombat incident in Jordan, officials said.
More than 1.7 million Syrian refugees will face a food shortage due to a "funding crisis," the United Nations World Food Program said Monday.
In its fight against Islamist terror militia ISIS, the Iraqi army may be weakened from within by corrupt soldiers not showing for duty -- 50,000 of them.
Egyptian prosecutors say they will appeal after former ruler Hosni Mubarak was cleared of charges linking him to the deaths of hundreds of protesters.
U.S.-led coalition fighting ISIS in Syria has stepped up its attacks on the militant group's de facto capital with airstrikes targeting Raqqa.
American couple Matthew and Grace Huang, who had been convicted in Qatar in the death of their adopted 8-month-old daughter last year, win their appeal.
A court has dismissed charges against former President Hosni Mubarak related to the deaths of hundreds of peaceful protesters.
Clashes between ISIS militants and Syrian Kurdish fighters in the northern Syrian city of Kobani kill fighters on both sides.
There is a military plan to retake the northern Iraqi city of Mosul from ISIS as soon as January using Iraqi and Kurdish forces, a U.S. official says.
Taliban insurgents battled Afghan forces for hours at Camp Bastion, a military base handed over by British troops last month, authorities said Saturday.
Three people are killed, 20 others injured and dozens arrested during anti-government protests calling for the preservation of Egypt's Islamic identity.
A raid by U.S. and Yemeni special forces on an al Qaeda stronghold freed 8 hostages, but kidnappers still hold Westerners, including an American.
A boy spends his days playing the flute on Istanbul streets, knowing he is helping his refugee family survive.
Israeli security forces say they have broken up a wide-ranging terror plot, which would have included attacks on a football stadium and car bombings.
Sabah, one of the Arab world's most renowned entertainers, has died, Lebanon's state-run news agency reports.
At least 95 people have been killed and 120 injured in airstrikes by Syrian forces in Raqqa, an ISIS stronghold, a monitoring group said Wednesday.