Iraqi officials say three bomb attacks have killed 10 people and wounded at least 37 across the Iraqi capital.
The Syrian regime pressed its assault on rebel-held areas of Aleppo on Saturday ahead of a showdown at the United Nations between Western governments and its ally Russia.
The U.N. Security Council will vote Saturday on rival Syria resolutions sponsored by France and Russia and both are virtually certain to be vetoed, leaving the war-ravaged country and the besieged city of Aleppo engulfed in conflict and key powers deeply divided.
Two suicide bombers blew themselves up after refusing to surrender to police during an operation in the outskirts of the capital Ankara Saturday, a senior official said. No one else was killed or hurt.
The 81-year-old Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, underwent an emergency heart procedure on Thursday after suffering exhaustion and chest pains, but was given a clean bill of health and quickly discharged from the hospital.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas received a clean bill of health after undergoing an emergency heart procedure on Thursday.
Groups representing liberal streams of Judaism appealed to Israel's Supreme Court Thursday to force the government to implement its decision on equal prayer at a key Jewish holy site.
Turkish police have detained a suspected militant from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) who is believed to have perpetrated a motorbike bombing near an Istanbul police station, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Friday.
The U.N.'s Syria envoy on Thursday made an impassioned appeal to save eastern Aleppo, warning the city faced total destruction and urging Islamist fighters to leave so civilians can get aid.
Turkey insisted Thursday that its troops will remain in Iraq despite Baghdad's growing anger ahead of a planned operation to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State jihadists.