WASHINGTON -- Pressing ahead in a new U.S.-backed push for Middle East peace, Israeli and Palestinian negotiators agreed Tuesday to meet again within two weeks to start substantive talks in hopes of reaching a long-elusive settlement within nine months.
DAMASCUS, Syria -- Rebels sent a wave of rockets slamming into regime strongholds in the central city of Homs on Thursday, triggering a succession of massive explosions in a weapons depot...
JERUSALEM -- Israeli and Palestinian teams headed to Washington on Monday for preliminary talks on resuming formal negotiations after five years of stalemate.
KUWAIT CITY -- From boycotting ballots to storming parliament, each time Kuwait heads into parliamentary elections the backstory seems to overshadow the vote.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistani political parties on Wednesday nominated their candidates for the upcoming presidential election, with the ruling party's candidate seen as the front-runner, officials and analysts said.
BAGHDAD -- Insurgents ambushed a police headquarters in northern Iraq early Wednesday, killing at least nine policemen and extending the surge of attacks that has killed more than 500 people this month alone, officials said.
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Three American service members were killed by an improvised explosive device attack in eastern Afghanistan Tuesday, local officials said.
BAGHDAD -- Bombings and shootings in Iraq killed 13 people on Sunday, as the death toll from a coordinated wave of late-night car bombings and other attacks the day before jumped past 70, authorities said.
JERUSALEM -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas agreed to resume peace talks with Israel only after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gave him a letter guaranteeing that the basis of the negotiations will be Israel's pre-1967 borders, two senior Palestinian officials said Saturday.
BAGHDAD -- A coordinated wave of seven car bombs tore through bustling commercial streets Saturday night in Shiite areas of Baghdad, part of a relentless wave of violence that killed at least 46 inside and outside the capital.
AMMAN, Jordan -- A U.S. official says Secretary of State John Kerry will fly to the West Bank to press his effort for a new round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. The extra stop indicates a possibility of success in Kerry's sixth trip to the region this year, despite deep differences between the two sides.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- A prominent Pakistani Taliban commander has written a letter to a teenage girl shot in the head by the group, expressing regrets that he didn't warn her before the assassination attempt that propelled her activism to the international stage.
BAGHDAD -- Attacks in Iraq targeting diners in two cafes and swimmers in a stream killed at least 10 people on Wednesday, as violence surges during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
BAGHDAD -- Ramadan this year is shaping up to be the deadliest in Iraq since a bloody insurgency and rampant sectarian killings pushed the country to the edge of civil war in the wake of the U.S.-led invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein.
BAGHDAD -- A wave of coordinated blasts that tore through overwhelmingly Shiite cities shortly before the breaking of the Ramadan fast and other attacks killed at least 38 in Iraq on Sunday, the latest in a surge of violence that is raising fears the country is sliding back toward full-scale sectarian fighting.
JERUSALEM -- Israel's prime minister says the world should not trust Iran's newly elected president.
BAGHDAD -- Bombs exploded outside two Sunni mosques in Baghdad late Saturday, killing at least 21 people leaving prayers and extending a wave of daily violence rippling across Iraq since the start of the holy month of Ramadan, authorities said.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected American drone has killed two alleged militants in the country's northwest.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- The turmoil in neighboring Egypt has rippled into the Gaza Strip, stranding thousands of people on both sides of the border and causing a fuel shortage as the Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- Saudi Arabia's finance minister says the kingdom has pledged $5 billion in grants and loans to Egypt's new government, a second major promise of aid from the Gulf to the cash-strapped country after the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi.
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