U.N.-led peace talks on Syria have been postponed until Feb. 20 to allow a ceasefire to take hold and to give the opposition time to present a united front, the U.N. envoy said Tuesday.
The United States on Tuesday raised alarm at the United Nations over Iran's test-firing of a medium range missile, calling it "absolutely unacceptable," after Tehran warned the United States against fueling tensions.
Iran confirmed on Wednesday that it had tested a ballistic missile, but denied that was a breach of its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.
The UN Security Council will hold urgent talks Tuesday on Iran's test-firing of a medium-range missile, diplomats said. But Iran's foreign minister refused to confirm whether his country recently conducted a missile test, saying the Iranian missile program is not part of the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.
A state-owned newspaper in Dubai is reporting that authorities are investigating a center for the disabled after it hosted and publicized a visit by Kim Kardashian West.
The street looks as if it was hit by an earthquake and the bombed-out building in a former rebel-held northeastern neighborhood of Aleppo is deserted -- except for the second-floor apartment where Abdul-Hamid Khatib and his family are staying.
Syrian rebels vowed Monday to keep fighting if the peace talks fail with the war-torn country's government in Kazakhstan, as the two sides opened indirect negotiations.
The destruction by Islamic State (IS) jihadists of two key cultural sites in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra is a "war crime," UNESCO said Friday.
Dozens of firefighters were feared trapped under the rubble after Iran's oldest high-rise, the 15-story Plasco building in downtown Tehran, collapsed live on TV on Thursday following a fire.
Demolitions in an Israeli Arab village activists say has been targeted by racist policies sparked violence on Wednesday, with a policeman killed and the man accused of attacking him shot dead.