A provincial governor in Egypt has ordered changes to a sculpture honoring fallen soldiers after many on social media said it appeared to depict an unwanted advance on a woman symbolizing the country.
Israel saw major traffic jams on Sunday after a political dispute over work on the Jewish day of rest led to the cancellation of trains, officials said.
Dozens of people had to be treated for breathing problems in the Syrian battlefront city of Aleppo after regime helicopters dropped barrel bombs on a rebel-held district Tuesday, a monitor said.
Turkey on Wednesday denied a U.S. claim it had agreed a truce with a Kurdish militia targeted as part of its week-old intervention in Syria but Turkish-backed fighters confirmed a lull in the fighting.
An Afghan official says two people were killed when a car bomb exploded in front of the district governor's office in Logar province east of the capital Kabul.
One of the Islamic State's top leaders, Abu Mohamed al-Adnani, described by the U.S. as the "principal architect" of the group's attacks on the West, has been killed in Syria, the jihadist organization announced.
The State Department said Tuesday it is evaluating a video released by the Afghan Taliban showing a Canadian man and his American wife warning that their Afghan captors will kill them and their children unless the Kabul government ends its executions of Taliban prisoners.
The U.N. Security Council warned Tuesday that violations of the cessation of hostilities agreement between Lebanon and Israel could lead to a new conflict "that none of the parties or the region can afford."
One of the Islamic State's top leaders, Abu Muhammed al-Adnani, described by the US as the "principal architect" of the group's attacks on the West, has been killed in Syria, the jihadist organisation announced.
Palestinian authorities are silencing dissent by cracking down on free speech and abusing local journalists and activists critical of their policies, a leading international human rights group said Tuesday.