Under international pressure, Syria's government has agreed to partial aid access for thousands of civilians living under regime siege but one town near Damascus remains a "thorn in its side": Daraya.
Iraqi government forces on Monday pushed Islamic State militants out of some agricultural areas outside Fallujah as they launched a military offensive to recapture the city from the extremists, officials said.
A pair of suicide bombings carried out by Islamic State militants killed at least 45 people in Yemen's southern city of Aden on Monday, security officials said.
Private cement deliveries to the Gaza Strip resumed on Monday after Israel lifted a nearly two-month ban it imposed over the alleged diversion of materials by an official in the Palestinian territory.
Israeli media on Sunday published amateur video appearing to show an Arab supermarket worker being savagely beaten by policemen in Tel Aviv and witness accounts saying the attack was unprovoked.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday chided a cabinet colleague who failed to give him public praise for pushing through a long-sought offshore gas deal.
Unexploded cluster bombs dropped by the Saudi-led coalition on rebel-held northern Yemen have turned areas into "minefields" for civilians, Amnesty International said Monday.
Hundreds of mourners gathered in Baghdad's Sadr City as families held funerals Saturday for two people killed in protests a day earlier. The coffins for the two men were hoisted above the crowds before being driven to the holy city of Najaf for burial.
World leaders and aid groups meet in Istanbul on Monday for an unprecedented UN-backed humanitarian summit seeking to transform the world's response to crises triggered by conflict and climate change.
Bombings suspected to have been carried out by the Islamic State group killed at least eight people in northeastern Syria hours after a top U.S. commander visited, security forces said Sunday.