A suspected drone strike killed at least four al Qaeda militants Sunday in Yemen, officials said.
Israeli security forces halted Palestinian Christians -- joined by a U.N. envoy -- participating a pre-Easter procession Saturday in Jerusalem's Old City.
OPCW says Syria has destroyed a majority of its chemical weapons before the April deadline.
A drone strike in Yemen killed at least 15 people, including 12 suspected al Qaeda militants, officials said.
Mizune, 14, one of the thousands of refugees who fled Syria since the civil war began, is sure of one thing: "We can help and improve our nation with education."
Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan has stepped down from his intelligence post, Saudi Press Agency reports.
The parents of a young man killed in a street fight halt the execution of the convicted killer -- seconds before he was to be hanged in front of a large crowd.
Saudi Arabia is building the world's tallest tower. Once done, it will be 558 feet taller than the Burj Khalifa.
Attackers in Iraq killed 18 people on Wednesday, authorities said.
Jordan's ambassador to Libya was kidnapped Tuesday in central Tripoli, the foreign ministries of both nations said.
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Two Egyptian police officers were injured during an attack near Cairo early Tuesday, Egypt's state news agency reported.
Worldwide calls grow for Iran to call off the impending execution of a 26-year-old woman convicted of murder.
A car bomb went off in the restive northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Sunday, killing nine people, while 10 others were killed in clashes there, officials said.
Rebel forces and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government are blaming each other for the latest reported use of poisonous gas in the ongoing civil war.
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A car bomb in the Iraqi city of Baquba on Saturday killed three people and wounded 18 others, police said.
An Iranian official said Tehran is not considering a replacement for Hamid Aboutalebi as its chosen U.N. envoy, despite the denial of a U.S. visa, state TV said.
Former U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati has been convicted in Iran by a secret court of "practical collaboration with the U.S. government" and sentenced to 10 years in prison, his sister told CNN on Friday.
Rival Islamist factions fought for a second straight day in eastern Syria on Friday -- a fight that so far has killed 68 militants, an opposition group said.
Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Salih al-Mutlaq and another lawmaker survived an assassination attempt in Baghdad on Friday, security officials told CNN.
In one of the clinics in Arsal, a young fighter asks that we conceal his identity, going simply by the name Ahmed.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu orders ministers to halt meetings with their Palestinian counterparts, a senior Israeli official told CNN on Wednesday
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Israeli warplanes struck five targets in Gaza on Saturday evening in "retaliation" for what a military spokesman called "terrorist aggression."
Israel is willing to continue U.S-brokered peace talks with the Palestinians but "not at any price," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday.
Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri calls on his fighters to find out who killed his chief representative in Syria, where militants have had a strong presence.
A long-running dispute between two large tribes in Egypt burst into armed violence, with at least 18 people reported slain.
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Talks will resume next week on the future of Iran's nuclear program with the goal of beginning to draft a comprehensive agreement in May, a senior Obama administration official said on Friday.
After more than a dozen trips to the Middle East and 14 months of unbridled optimism on the prospects for peace in the region and his own ability to negotiate it, John Kerry on Friday finally sounded defeated.
The main Pakistani Taliban extended a ceasefire deadline until April 10, just two days after they met with Pakistan officials and made demands.
Suspected al Qaeda militants in pickup trucks attacked a Yemeni security checkpoint on Friday, killing five soldiers and injuring three others, two Yemeni Defense Ministry officials said.
The mother of an Iranian man who used a stolen passport to board Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 mourns alone.
For three decades or so, Syrian artist Safwan Dahoul has been painting pensive, haunting images -- all of which are titled "Dream".
Indonesia's government has stepped in at the eleventh hour to help save an Indonesian woman on death row in Saudi Arabia from being executed this weekend.
The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon has passed 1 million, the United Nations' refugee agency said Thursday.
Iraqi security forces on Thursday thwarted an attack by an al Qaeda splinter group on a military base in central Iraq, killing 40 gunmen, Interior Ministry says.
Mariam Khaowleh moans softly as the nurse gently removes the straw from her raw lips.
Before releasing an album most bands would talk about record sales or concert dates. But for Egyptian band Cairokee the bigger talking point is whether they will get arrested.
Jonathan Pollard, former U.S. intelligence agent convicted of spying for Israel, could be released before Passover as part of effort to save Mideast peace talks.
An Egyptian court on Monday again denied bail to three Al Jazeera journalists who are jailed on terrorism-related charges.
An Israeli judge on Monday convicted former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of taking bribes while mayor of Jerusalem.
Egypt's presidential elections will take place on May 26 and 27, Egyptian media reported, citing an announcement by the Presidential Elections Commission.
A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a booby-trapped car, killing three soldiers and wounding four others at an army checkpoint in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley.
A journalist was among three people killed Friday during clashes between Muslim Brotherhood supporters and Egyptian security forces in eastern Cairo.
Two car bombs exploded in separate locations in Baghdad Thursday, killing six people and wounding 19 others, police officials told CNN.
A Qatari judge sentenced California couple Grace and Matthew Huang to three years in prison after they were found guilty in the death of their 8-year-old adopted daughter.
Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah El-Sisi announced that he would resign and declared his candidacy in national elections widely expected later this year.
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President Obama's trip to Saudi Arabia comes amid concerns textbooks in the Kingdom remain rife with extremism.
Two hostages working for the United Nations were freed hours after they were taken in the Yemeni capital, an official told CNN.
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Turkey shot down a Syrian fighter jet Sunday after the warplane strayed into its airspace, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.
Mohammed Bdaiwi, the Baghdad bureau chief of Radio Free Iraq, was shot and killed Saturday in Baghdad, police said.
Three Palestinians, including a Hamas operative, were killed and seven were injured during a confrontation with Israeli military forces.
A wave of violence swept across Iraq on Friday, resulting in at least 38 deaths, police said. Most of the casualties occurred in Sunni towns and cities.
Explosions and shootings around Iraq killed at least 13 people Thursday, police officials in Baghdad and other provinces told CNN.
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Gunmen killed two Egyptian military personnel and injured a third when security forces raided a militant hideout on Wednesday, the Interior Ministry said.
Israel launches airstrikes on Syrian targets after a roadside bomb attack which injured Israeli troops.
Egypt 's interim President assured the family of imprisoned journalist Peter Greste he "will spare no effort to work towards the speedy resolution of the case."
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A suicide bomb explosion killed two people and injured 14 on a highway near Nabi Uthman in Lebanon's Bekaa valley, according to Lebanon's official news agency NNA.
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Syria's top diplomat underwent successful heart surgery, the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency reported Friday.
At least 17 rockets from Gaza were fired at Israel and the Israeli air force hit seven targets, officials say.
Gunmen opened fire on an army bus in Cairo Thursday, killing one officer and injuring three soldiers, Egypt's state-run EgyNews reported.
Eight rockets fired by jihadis in Gaza land in populated areas of southern Israel, marking "the most substantial attack" in two years against the country.
Two men were found guilty in Saudi courts this week for, among other offenses, messages they posted on Twitter.
Israel expressed regret Tuesday over the killing of a Palestinian judge from Jordan, who was shot by Israeli soldiers at a border crossing.
Nuns kidnapped in late November from a monastery in Syria were freed Sunday, a pro-Syrian government news network and Lebanese state media reported.
The U.S. Navy had secret orders this week to be "prepared to act" to stop a cargo ship carrying Iranian arms destined for Gaza, CNN has learned.
The European Union's foreign policy chief said Sunday there is "no guarantee" a comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran will work out.
Seven years ago Sunday, American Bob Levinson disappeared after traveling to Iran. His son Dan Levinson wants the U.S. to do more to help find his father.
A suicide bomber driving a car packed with explosives killed at least 34 people and wounded 121 others at a police checkpoint in the Iraqi city of Hilla.
Two Los Angeles-area men claiming in a video to be gang members fighting in Syria are Syrian nationals of Armenian descent who were deported there, police say.
At least eight people were killed in a car bomb explosion in the Syrian city of Homs on Thursday, an opposition group said.
Two men claiming to be Los Angeles gang members post a video showing them firing rifles in the Syrian civil war, apparently on behalf of al-Assad's regime.
The Israel Defense Forces said Wednesday it intercepted an Iranian shipment of "advanced" weapons bound for "terrorist organizations" operating in Gaza.
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Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain announced Wednesday the withdrawal of their ambassadors from Qatar.
At least four militants believed to be wearing suicide vests took over a city council building in the Iraqi city of Samarra on Tuesday.
Egypt on Tuesday deported Medea Benjamin, the American anti-war activist and Code Pink co-founder, who was trying to travel to the Gaza Strip.
Syria has submitted a revised proposal "that aims to complete the removal of all chemicals" from the country before the end of April, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said Tuesday.
Here's a look at what you need to know about Yemen, which is located on the southwestern tip of the Arabian Peninsula and shares a border with Saudi Arabia and Oman.
At least two members of Libya's General National Congress were shot and wounded after protesters stormed its headquarters in Tripoli on Sunday evening.
An al Qaeda splinter group withdrew from a border town in northern Syria on Friday, ceding control to rebel battalions for the first time in five months.
Islamist militants have told Christians in northern Syrian city that they will guarantee their safety. But there's a catch. Make that a lot of catches.
Twelve people died when a gas cylinder exploded Thursday at a restaurant in Doha, Qatar, the emirate's civil defense director said.
Group overseeing removal of Syria's chemical weapons met with Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem Thursday in Damascus to discuss the progress, SANA reports.
The United Arab Emirates' General Authority of Islamic Affairs & Endowments issues a fatwa, or official Islamic ruling, to warn Muslims against a Mars mission.
Syrian government forces killed 175 rebels described as mostly Saudi, Qatari and Chechen "terrorists" in an ambush, the state-run SANA news agency reported.
Al Qaeda militia in Syria gives radical splinter group five days to end infighting and accept arbitration from Sunni clerics or face expulsion from the region.