Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas elected a hard-line member of its armed wing as its new Gaza head on Monday, Hamas officials said.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi asked U.S. President Donald Trump in a phone call to remove his country from a contentious travel ban list, a statement said on Friday.
Her name is Marina Jaber but to many she is "the girl on the bike," a young Baghdad artist inspiring Iraqi women to exercise their rights one pedal at a time.
Millions of Iranians marched on the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution Friday in what the president described as a response to the new U.S. administration and a rejection of "threatening language".
Suspected Islamic State gunmen killed six Afghan employees of the Red Cross delivering relief supplies in snowbound northern Afghanistan on Wednesday, officials said, underscoring the dangers faced by aid workers in the war-battered country.
Afghanistan, America's longest military fight, is getting little attention so far from the Trump administration despite the protracted struggle to rein in the Taliban and battle a stubborn Islamic State affiliate there.1 Comment
A suicide bomber struck an entrance to Afghanistan's Supreme Court on Tuesday, killing at least 19 people in the latest in a series of attacks on the country's judiciary.
Amnesty International accused Tuesday Syria's government of hanging up to 13,000 people at a notorious prison over five years in a "policy of extermination," two weeks before planned peace talks.
Israel's parliament on Monday passed a contentious law meant to retroactively legalize thousands of West Bank settlement homes built unlawfully on private Palestinian land, a step that is expected to trigger international outrage and a flurry of lawsuits against the measure.
Civilian casualties in Afghanistan in 2016 were the highest recorded by the U.N., the world body said Monday, with nearly 11,500 non-combatants -- one third of them children -- killed or wounded.