Dubai began construction work Monday on a tower that will stand higher than its Burj Khalifa, which is currently the world's tallest skyscraper.
Pakistan's government has imposed a travel ban on a leading journalist after he sparked an uproar by reporting that civilian officials had clashed with the military over its covert support for militants.
Two missiles fired from rebel-held territory in Yemen fell short of a U.S. warship patrolling the Red Sea off the coast of the war-torn country, the U.S. navy said Monday.
Jordan is willing to allow regular aid drops by crane from its territory to tens of thousands of Syrians stranded on its sealed desert border, the government spokesman said on Monday.
Mansour Faridfar did well on the black market until the law caught up and left him jobless, forcing him to join the thousands of "shakhsi" unofficial taxi drivers clogging Tehran's streets.
A Saudi-led coalition airstrike hit a funeral hall packed with thousands of mourners in Yemen's capital Saturday, killing over 140 people and wounding more than 525 in one of the deadliest single attacks of the country's civil war, a U.N. official said.
Syrian government forces Sunday kept up their blistering assault on rebel-held eastern Aleppo after a divided U.N. Security Council failed to agree on a truce to "save" the war-battered city.
A Palestinian motorist launched a shooting spree near the Israeli police headquarters in Jerusalem Sunday, killing two people and wounding five others before being shot dead, Israeli police and emergency services said.
Eight Turkish soldiers were killed in a car bomb attack on a security post on Sunday blamed on Kurdish militants in the restive southeast, local media reported, quoting the armed forces.
Iraqi officials say three bomb attacks have killed 10 people and wounded at least 37 across the Iraqi capital.