Saturday, September 12, 2015
At least 107 people died when a massive construction crane crashed into Mecca's Grand Mosque, with scores more injured, Saudi authorities said, days before the annual hajj pilgrimage.
An unknown militant group has claimed the kidnapping of 18 Turkish workers in Iraq and issued a list of demands it said Ankara must fulfill for them to be released.
Yemen's government in exile said Friday that it would join U.N.-mediated peace talks next week, as Iran-backed rebels were accused of killing 20 civilians at a busy market.
The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution Thursday allowing the Palestinians and the Holy See to raise their flags at U.N. headquarters -- a symbolic step pursued by the Palestinians in their quest for an independent state.
Trash clutters the streets, drivers cheerfully burn red lights and coffee shops rudely spill out onto the sidewalk.
Friday, September 11, 2015
Thousands of students staged street protests in the Bangladeshi capital for a second straight day Thursday against a tax on university fees which they say discriminates against private higher education.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Iran's supreme leader said Wednesday that Tehran will not expand talks with the United States beyond the international negotiations over its nuclear program and predicted that Israel would not exist in 25 years.
Al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria and other insurgents on Wednesday captured the last remaining Syrian army air base in Idlib province, following a two-year siege on the facility and expelling all of President Bashar Assad's military from the northwestern province, state media and activists reported.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
A dense sandstorm engulfing parts of the Middle East left at least two people dead in Lebanon and hundreds suffering from respiratory problems on Tuesday, as officials warned residents to stay indoors.
Gunmen kidnapped Iraq's acting deputy justice minister Abdulkarim Fares in the Binook area of northeastern Baghdad on Tuesday, officials said.