UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. Security Council called Wednesday for "a thorough, impartial and prompt investigation" of the latest allegation of chemical weapons use in Syria.
DAMASCUS, Syria -- The Syrian government accused rebels of using chemical weapons Saturday and warned the United States not to launch any military action against Damascus over an alleged...
BEIRUT -- A powerful car bomb ripped through a crowded southern Beirut neighborhood that is a stronghold of the militant group Hezbollah on Thursday, killing at least 14 people and trapping dozens of others in burning cars and buildings in the latest apparent violence linked to the civil war in neighboring Syria, officials said.
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's new president is calling on the Egyptian army to stop "suppressing" the Egyptian people.
JERUSALEM -- Israel approved building nearly 1,200 more settlement homes Sunday and prepared the release of more than two dozen long-held Palestinian prisoners -- highlighting an apparent settlements-for-prisoners trade-off that got both sides back to peace talks after a five-year freeze.
BAGHDAD -- A wave of car bombings targeting those celebrating the end of Ramadan across Iraq killed 69 people Saturday, a bloody reminder of the inability of Iraqi authorities to stop violence threatening to spiral out of control.
ISLAMABAD -- The U.S. has warned Americans not to travel to Pakistan and evacuated most government personnel from the country's second largest city because of a threat to the consulate there, a U.S. official said Friday, the latest example of the danger facing diplomats operating in volatile parts of the Muslim world.
CAIRO -- Millions of Muslims paid respects at ancestral graves, shared festive family meals and visited beaches and amusement parks Thursday to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, but violence and political tension overshadowed holiday joy in hotspots like Egypt, Yemen and Afghanistan.
JERUSALEM -- Israel briefly prevented landings at an airport in the Red Sea resort of Eilat on Thursday, as Egyptian officials warned of possible rocket attacks coming from its territory on the Sinai Peninsula.
SANAA, Yemen -- A suspected U.S. drone killed four alleged al-Qaida members Tuesday in Yemen, as the U.S. and British embassies evacuated staff amid reports of a threatened attack by the terrorist group.
SANAA, Yemen -- Yemeni authorities released the names of 25 wanted al-Qaida suspects on Monday, saying they were planning terrorist attacks in the capital, Sanaa, and other cities across the country.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- The Taliban have held secret talks with representatives of Afghan President Hamid Karzai to try to jumpstart a peace process that stumbled and stalled at the starting gate, according to Afghan officials and a senior Taliban representative.
BAGHDAD -- A series of attacks in Iraq on Monday, including a bombing of a bakery in the capital, Baghdad, killed 9 people.
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's new president has appointed a prominent reformist as his top deputy, state TV reported Monday, his most prominent pick as he tries to fill out a government balanced between the reformists who helped secure his election and the conservatives who still have tremendous influence in the running of the country.
LAHORE, Pakistan -- A senior Pakistani official says a bomb hidden in a train's bathroom has wounded 14 people in central Punjab province.
Turkish archaeologists say they have found a stone chest in a 1,350-year-old church that appears to contain a relic venerated as a piece of Jesus' cross.
TEHRAN, Iran -- Ahead of his inauguration, Iran's new president on Friday called Israel an "old wound" that should be removed, while tens of thousands of Iranians marched in support of Muslim claims to the holy city of Jerusalem.
BEIRUT -- Activists say latest clashes in northern Syria between Kurdish opposition fighters and rebels linked to al-Qaida have killed 12 Islamic fighters.
WASHINGTON -- The United States is shuttering its embassies and consulates throughout the Muslim world on Sunday after receiving an unspecified threat, officials said.
BAGHDAD -- More than 1,000 people were killed in Iraq in July, the highest monthly death toll in five years, the U.N. said Thursday, a grim figure that shows rapidly deteriorating security as sectarian tensions soar nearly two years after U.S. troops withdrew from the country.
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