Saturday, July 11, 2015
Thailand on Friday closed its embassy and consulate in Turkey after a protest against the kingdom's deportation of Uighur Muslims to China, as the U.S. warned the minority could face "harsh treatment" on their return.
An aspiring singer who auditioned for Israel's top TV song competition was sentenced Thursday to 14 months in prison after he was convicted of stealing and selling unreleased songs by international pop star Madonna.
Friday, July 10, 2015
Turkish anti-Chinese demonstrators stormed the Thai consulate in Istanbul in protest at the deportation by Bangkok of dozens of Uighur Muslims to mainland China, as diplomatic tensions flared Thursday in an increasingly combustible controversy.
Israel and Palestinians marked one year since last summer's war in Gaza on Wednesday, with Hamas's armed wing boasting of new missiles at a late-night rally and tens of thousands of residents still homeless.
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Afghan and Taliban representatives have agreed to meet again after landmark through-the-night talks aimed at ending the militants' 13-year insurgency, Pakistan said Wednesday.
An Iraqi court on Wednesday sentenced 24 men to hang over the June 2014 massacre by jihadists and allied militants of hundreds of mostly Shiite military recruits in Tikrit.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Overwhelmed by hundreds of sick and wounded each day, hospitals in Yemen's second city Aden have been reduced to hospices lacking medicines and space as the country's bloodshed rages on.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
The last act of high-stakes Iran nuclear talks began Monday with foreign ministers seeking to resolve a few remaining issues blocking a historic accord on the eve of a final deadline.
Two young lions that had been kept as pets in a Gaza refugee camp traveled Sunday to Jordan where their final destination will be a wildlife sanctuary.
Saudi-led warplanes bombed the Sanaa headquarters of the Yemeni party headed by rebel-allied former president Ali Abdullah Saleh overnight, the party said as officials reported 46 killed in other strikes.