Middle East

FILE - A Syrian man injured by Syrian government shelling lies in a hospital bed in Aleppo, Syria.

UN Security Council Views Grim Images of Syrian Dead

Council members held an informal meeting Tuesday to see some of the 55,000 photos taken by a former member of the Syrian military police More

This photo provided by the anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a Syrian man carrying the body of a child killed by a government forces airstrike in the

France Pushes for Syrian Referral to ICC

France presents graphic images from so-called 'Caesar' report of individuals allegedly tortured, starved and killed by Syrian government to UN Security Council More

An Israeli soldier detains a Palestinian woman during a protest calling for the opening an Israeli-closed gate leading to Nabi Saleh village, near the West Bank city of Ramallah April 14, 2014.

Israeli, Palestinian Negotiators to Meet Wednesday, US Says

Despite current stalemate, sides will try to extend peace talks beyond an April 29 deadline, says State Department More

FILE - Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan talks to the media in Istanbul.

Tensions Rise Between Turkey's Government and Courts

Recent court decisions could signal a new political confrontation More

FILE - A veiled Saudi waitress (R) speaks to visitors at a coffee shop in Tabuk, 1,500 kilometers from Riyadh.

Saudi Arabia Tightens Curbs on Dissent Over Stability Concerns

Move raises fears that a more open space for public debate that emerged in recent years is under threat More

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Ailing Algerian President Expected to Win Election

Abdel-Aziz Bouteflika took power in 1999, at tail end of a civil war that pitted Islamist extremists against military-backed government

Jordanian Ambassador Abducted in Libya

Ambassador's driver was wounded in attack

Rouhani: Iran Sanctions Will Unravel in Months

Rouhani's comment follows an easing of sanctions at nuclear talks with world powers in return for Iranian concessions

Bomb Wounds 3 in Egyptian Capital

Officials say rush-hour blast targeted security checkpoint near al-Galaa bridge in central Cairo

Iran Asks UN to Address US Refusal to Issue Envoy Visa

Iran's mission to the UN said that the refusal has 'negative implications' diplomatically and creates a dangerous precedent

Video Passover Celebrates Liberation from Bondage

According to scripture, God helped the Jews, led by Moses, escape bondage in Egypt and cross the Red Sea into the desert

Three Lebanese al-Manar TV Journalists Killed in Syria

Journalists working for Hezbollah-owned television network killed after coming under attack in historic Christian town of Maaloula, north of Damascus

Libya Adjourns Trial of ex-Gadhafi Officials and Sons

Trial opened Monday but was quickly adjourned as some investigations had not been completed

Turkey's Central Bank Hikes Interest Rates

The downgrade comes at a bad time for Turkey's prime minister, who is expected to run in the August presidential election

UN: Detainees Tortured in Syria

UN report describes conditions of detention in some Syrian government-run facilities as absolutely horrific

Libya's Interim Prime Minister Quits

Abdullah al-Thani announces Sunday that he is effectively giving up his post, adding an extra level of uncertainty to an already unsettled political situation

Deadly Virus Surges Through Gulf States

Saudi health authorities are embarking on a variety of measures to prevent further spread of 18-month-long outbreak
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