A delegation from the world's only permanent war crimes court is visiting Israel and the Palestinian territories this week to "promote better understanding" about its work, the chief prosecutor said Wednesday.
International efforts to end the fighting in Syria have been dealt a serious blow, with the United States suspending direct contacts with Russia on halting the war, and chilly relations are turning even frostier after Russia put a hold on a plutonium disposal deal with Washington.
U.S. military aircraft pounded Islamic State positions in the jihadists' former Libyan stronghold of Sirte over the weekend, as the U.S. air campaign entered its third month, the Pentagon said Monday.
A Red Cross staffer freed after almost a year in captivity in Yemen was held for ransom not for political reasons, diplomatic sources in neighboring Oman said on Tuesday.
In the dark basement of the Manbij Hotel, Ahmad Othman stares defiantly into the room where he spent 32 days strung up by a chain, tortured by the Islamic State group.
Taliban insurgents launched an assault on Kunduz on Monday, triggering intense fighting and forcing residents to hide in their homes, one year after the militants briefly took control of the strategic Afghan city.
Syrian regime forces advanced in Aleppo on Sunday after Russia unleashed dozens of air strikes in the battleground northern city overnight, a monitor and an AFP correspondent reported.
Almost two-thirds of Israelis believe there will never be a peace agreement with the Palestinians, according to the results of an opinion poll published on Sunday.
A key hospital in the besieged city of Aleppo was bombarded Saturday, a rights group said, while Russia warned that any U.S. attacks on Syrian government forces would have knock-on effects throughout the Middle East.
Iran's Revolutionary Guard has built a new attack drone which is similar to a U.S. unmanned aerial vehicle captured five years ago, Iranian media reported Saturday.