Syrian opposition activists and other witnesses tell The Associated Press that Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent months.
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The family of an Al-Jazeera reporter detained in Egypt since August and on hunger strike since January 21 said on Wednesday his health is deteriorating and called for his release.
Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas said on Wednesday the unity pact between the Palestine Liberation Organisation and Islamist movement Hamas was compatible with peace talks with Israel.
A car bomb exploded in a village in northern Iraq mainly populated by members of the Shabak minority on Wednesday, killing seven people, police and a morgue employee said.
Israel cancelled a peace meeting with the Palestinians it said was scheduled for Wednesday after the PLO and Hamas pledged to form a joint government, an aide to the premier said.
Bahrain’s Interior Ministry said Wednesday that the Gulf state has decided to deport a leading Shiite cleric born in the country in a move likely to exacerbate tensions between the government and…
Israel strikes Gaza shortly after Palestinian unity deal: Hamas
The Syrian foreign ministry on Wednesday accused the United Nations and UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi of obstructing the Geneva II peace process aimed at ending the country’s three-year conflict.
Qatar’s dispute with three fellow Gulf states, which withdrew their envoys from Doha last month, is “over”, the Qatari foreign minister said Wednesday, while insisting his country had made no concessions.
The head of Syria’s main opposition group has asked Saudi Arabia to increase its support for the rebel Free Syrian Army, his advisor said Wednesday.
Erdogan offers Turkey’s condolences to descendants of Armenians killed in 1915
State media in the United Arab Emirates say a family from the Gulf federation has been targeted by armed men who forced their way into the family’s London apartment, weeks after a…
A Syrian lawmaker has registered as the first-ever challenger for the presidency in an upcoming election expected to return incumbent Bashar al-Assad to power, the speaker of parliament said Wednesday.
The directors of five United Nations agencies that provide humanitarian aid to Syria say their appeal for $6.
Saudi Arabia on Wednesday announced 11 new cases of MERS, including a 13-year-old child, as its acting health minister vowed to keep the public better informed on the coronavirus.
An Egyptian police brigadier general was killed Wednesday by a bomb placed under his car in Cairo, security officials said.
The White House expressed horror at what it called the “abomination” of spiralling violence in South Sudan’s civil war, where rebels have been accused of massacring hundreds of civilians.
The FBI asked for the public’s help Tuesday to identify at least 90 potential victims of a suspected child predator who worked at 10 American and other international schools abroad, including in…
Rival Palestinian leaders from the West Bank and Gaza Strip have decided to form a government of national unity within the “next five weeks”, officials said early on Wednesday.
Anti-regime activists accused the Syrian government Tuesday of again using chemical weapons in a Damascus suburb, days after the U.S. and France made claims of similar recent attacks.