A rocket fired by Islamic State jihadists at US forces in Iraq may have carried a chemical agent, a US defense official said Wednesday.
Moscow reacted furiously Tuesday to "unsubstantiated" accusations from the United States that Syrian or Russian planes were responsible for bombing an aid convoy in Syria's Aleppo.
Air raids and shelling pounded key battlefronts in Syria on Tuesday, as outrage mounted over a strike on an aid convoy hours after Syria's military declared an end to a weeklong truce.
Aircraft of the Saudi-led coalition hit the UNESCO-listed Old City of Yemen's rebel-held capital Sanaa on Tuesday after the rebels fired a missile at Saudi Arabia overnight.
A convoy delivering aid to Syrians in Aleppo province was hit by a deadly air strike hours after the Syrian military declared an end to a week-long ceasefire, with an outraged UN warning it could amount to a war crime.
Jordan's parliament election on Tuesday is being touted as proof that the pro-Western monarchy is moving forward with democratic reforms despite regional turmoil and security threats.
A Palestinian assailant stabbed two police officers outside Jerusalem's Old City early on Monday and was shot, police said, following a bloody weekend that shattered weeks of relative calm.
Syria's nearly week-old cease-fire was facing a crucial deadline on Monday as the Syrian army said the truce could expire later in the day after a particularly bloody weekend.
The U.S. military said it may have unintentionally struck Syrian troops while carrying out a raid against the Islamic State group on Saturday, threatening an already fragile U.S. and Russian-brokered cease-fire that has largely held despite dozens of alleged violations on both sides.
Residents in the rebel-held districts of Aleppo now have a reprieve from the incessant bombings by Syrian government warplanes. They have a promise of an end to the crippling siege that has left produce stalls bare.