Monday, September 7, 2015
Iranian photographer Newsha Tavakolian has said she will donate part of a 100,000-euro (US$112,000) Dutch award to charity, including Syrian and Iraqi refugees.
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Forty-five troops from the United Arab Emirates were killed in Yemen while taking part in Saudi-led operations against Shiite rebels, the Gulf nation said Friday, in the deadliest day for its military in its 44-year history.
A prominent Druze cleric known for criticizing Syria's regime and Islamists was assassinated in a car bomb attack that killed 25 others and sparked riots outside the city of Sweida on Friday, a monitor said.
Saturday, September 5, 2015
The United Kingdom will take in thousands more Syrian refugees, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday amid growing pressure at home and abroad to address the crisis.
The father of a three-year-old Syrian boy, whose body was washed up on a Turkish beach in an image that shocked the world, said Thursday his children "slipped through my hands" as their boat was taking in water on its way to Greece.
U.S. opponents of the Iran nuclear agreement have given up trying to block it. Now they're just hoping for a final vote in the U.S. upper house on a resolution disapproving it -- even though such a resolution would be vetoed by President Barack Obama.
Friday, September 4, 2015
Forty percent of children from five conflict-scarred Middle Eastern countries are not attending school, the United Nations agency for children said Thursday, warning that losing this generation will lead to more militancy, migration and a dim future for the region.
Officials from more than 30 nations and 40 international organizations gathered in the Afghan capital Thursday for a regional economic conference to explore ways of rebuilding the country after more than 40 years of war.