Sunday, November 22, 2015
Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard was released from prison early Friday, culminating an extraordinary espionage case that complicated American-Israeli relations for 30 years and became a periodic bargaining chip between two allies.
Israelis and Palestinians buried their dead on Friday after one of the deadliest days in nearly eight weeks of lone wolf violence that is challenging Israeli security thinking.
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Al-Qaida launched attacks on two army positions in southeast Yemen early Friday that left 15 soldiers and 19 jihadists dead as well as several civilians wounded, army and medical sources said.
A roadside bomb followed by a suicide bombing near a Shiite mosque south of Baghdad killed at least six people and wounded 19 on Friday, security and medical officials said.
A knife-wielding Palestinian fatally stabbed two Israeli men and wounded a third Israeli in a Tel Aviv office building on Thursday before being apprehended, police and witnesses said.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday called for a united front by Muslim leaders to fight extremism after the Paris attacks, warning that otherwise jihadists will commit further atrocities.
Friday, November 20, 2015
The Islamic State group said Wednesday it had killed two hostages, one Chinese and a Norwegian, as French and Russian air strikes on its Syrian stronghold reportedly left 33 fighters dead.
Hopes for a quick political transition in war-ravaged Syria dimmed Thursday as embattled President Bashar al-Assad threw cold water on an ambitious timetable agreed at international talks in Vienna.
An AFPTV video journalist from Syria, Zein Al-Rifai, won an award for his coverage of the conflict in Aleppo on Wednesday from Britain's Rory Peck Trust, which campaigns for freelancers around the world.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Bangladesh's highest court on Wednesday upheld the death sentences of two opposition leaders convicted for atrocities during the 1971 war of independence against Pakistan, Attorney General Mabubebey Alam said.