Saturday, March 1, 2014
Gaunt, ragged figures fill the streets for as far as the eye can see in the besieged Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmuk outside Damascus, where some 40,000 are said to be slowly starving to death.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
A 23-year-old Bahraini man who was detained in December and accused of smuggling weapons died from an illness in custody on Wednesday, the Interior Ministry said, the second death of a person held on security-related charges this year.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday condemned leaked recordings of him and his son allegedly discussing how to hide large sums of money as a “vile attack” by rivals, as calls mounted for his beleaguered government to resign.
Monday, February 24, 2014
The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Saturday calling for humanitarian aid convoys to be allowed access across war-torn Syria, but diplomats immediately voiced doubt about its effectiveness.
Taliban insurgents assaulted a checkpoint in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, leaving 19 soldiers dead and seven missing, officials said. It was the deadliest single incident for the Afghan army in at least a year.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Ideas proposed by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas cannot “serve as the basis for a framework accord” with Israel, a Palestinian official said Friday.
NATO's secretary-general said Thursday he believes Afghan President Hamid Karzai will not sign a long-stalled security pact with the United States allowing American troops to remain in Afghanistan after the end of 2014, leaving the task to whomever emerges as his successor after April elections.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
A double suicide car bombing targeted an Iranian cultural center in Beirut on Wednesday, killing at least four people in the latest attack linked to the conflict in neighboring Syria.
For the United States, Syria's civil war is threatening to start hitting closer to home.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf appeared Tuesday for the first time in front of a court tasked with deciding whether he committed high treason, a sharp blow for a man who was once the most powerful in Pakistan.