Middle East

    Palestinian men inspect a vehicle with a bullet-shattered windshield at the site of a ramming attack against Israeli troops in the West Bank city of Ramallah, May 3, 2016.

    Israel: Palestinian Driver Killed, 3 Israeli Soldiers Hurt in West Bank

    One Israeli soldier remained in life-threatening condition late Tuesday, according to hospital spokesman 

    FILE - Kurdish Peshmerga troops deploy during a military operation to regain control of some villages from Islamic State group fighters south of oil-rich city of Kirkuk, 180 miles (290 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 26, 2015.

    Video US, Allies Bracing for More IS Incursions in Iraq

    Terror group displayed its resilience in Tuesday’s attacks, which briefly broke Kurdish Peshmerga lines and resulted in death of US Navy SEAL 

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) and United Nations special envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura enter a hall during a meeting in Moscow, Russia, May 3, 2016.

    US, Russia Push to Restore Syria Cease-fire

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov tells reporters he's hopeful a truce can be agreed to 'in the nearest future, even in the coming hours' 

    Supporters of Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr chant slogans calling for governmental reforms as they wave national flags before ending their sit-in inside Baghdad's highly fortified Green Zone, May 1, 2016.

    More Political Turmoil Likely in Iraq as Iran Waits in the Wings

    Analysts warn that Tehran, even though it may not be engineering the Sadrist protests in Baghdad, is seeking to leverage its influence on its neighbor 

    FILE - Israeli Yosef Haim Ben David (C), convicted in the killing of 16-year-old Palestinian Abu Khdeir, arrives at a court in Jerusalem, April 19, 2016. Ben David was sentenced Tuesday to life plus 20 years in prison.

    Israeli Sentenced to Life for Killing Palestinian Teen

    Yosef Haim Ben David, convicted in 2014 death of then 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir, gets additional 20 years for related crimes