Yazan, a 4-year-old who has never known anything but deprivation, has finally discovered the joy of ice cream after being evacuated from the besieged town of Daraya near the capital of war-torn Syria.
Binyamin Ben Eliezer, a veteran Israeli politician who held several top government posts and often served as a bridge to the Arab world, died Sunday. He was 80. Israeli media reported that he died at Tel Aviv's Ichilov Hospital after a long illness.
Attackers armed with suicide vests, rifles and grenades killed 18 people in the Iraqi oasis town of Ain al-Tamer, many of them guests at a wedding party, local officials said Monday.
Afghan special forces have rescued a kidnapped Australian aid worker, officials said Monday, four months after she was taken at gunpoint in the country's volatile east.
Tehran has deployed a recently delivered Russian-made long-range missile system to central Iran to protect its Fordo nuclear facility, state television said Sunday.
Afghanistan launched a polio vaccination campaign on Monday aimed at reaching children in areas previously controlled by Islamic State group militants, officials said.
Turkey on Saturday said the military suffered its first fatality in an unprecedented four-day campaign inside Syria, blaming Kurdish militia in an increasingly combustible contest for control in the border region.
Kurdish militants on Saturday fired four rockets at the airport in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir, without causing casualties, the Dogan news agency said.
This photo provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), shows a Syrian man carrying a girl away from the rubble of a destroyed building after barrel bombs were dropped on the Bab al-Nairab neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria, Saturday, Aug. 27.
Turkish shelling and air strikes killed at least 40 Syrians on Sunday, a monitor said, in the first significant civilian casualties in Turkey's intensifying campaign in northern Syria.