Syrians are getting ready for a new round of diplomacy intended to forge a path forward for a political transition in the country after six years of war.
The U.N.'s Mideast envoy says reconciliation talks between Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas must succeed, warning that failure "will most likely result in another devastating conflict."
A senior Syrian opposition leader has quit his post a week before a new round of U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Geneva.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling for an immediate investigation into the reported sale of African migrants in Libya, saying transactions may amount to crimes against humanity.
The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah says the group is ready to withdraw its cadres from Iraq once the government in Baghdad declares victory against the Islamic State group there.
Europe's top human rights body is calling on Turkey's capital city to reverse its decision to ban all events by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights groups.
Turkish media reports are quoting an adviser to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying it's time for Turkey to review its membership in the NATO military alliance.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will meet French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris in early December to discuss threats against Israel from Hezbollah and Iran and "ideas to stabilize the situation in Lebanon."
South Sudan says former military chief of staff Paul Malong has been released from house arrest on humanitarian grounds and flown to Kenya for medical treatment.
Iran says a statement by Arab League foreign ministers condemning the Islamic Republic and its proxy Hezbollah is "full of lies" and the product of Saudi "pressure and propaganda."
A Norwegian court has sentenced a 34-year-old man to seven and a half years of prison for joining the Islamic State group and fighting alongside the terror group in Syria.
Turkey's state-run news agency says Syrian Kurdish fighters have attacked a Turkish observation post in the northern Syrian province of Idlib with mortar rounds.
Washington may not have seen the last of "The Mooch."
Iran's supreme leader has visited the earthquake-hit region along the border with Iraq and urged for more efficiency and aid for the people in the stricken area.
Iraq's top court has paved the way for the self-ruled northern Kurdish region to step back from its controversial independence referendum and annul the vote's results that overwhelmingly backed secession from Baghdad.
The head of the World Food Program says millions in Yemen face the risk of more deaths as aid deliveries cannot get to the needy because the blockade by the Saudi-led coalition is still in place.
Turkey has banned all events by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights groups in the country's capital, in a move that LGBTI civil rights organizations have called illegal and bigoted.
The Israeli military says it has fired a tank shell into Syria as a "warning shot" after the Syrian military carried out construction along their frontier.
Israel's president has denied a request for pardon by an imprisoned soldier who was convicted of manslaughter for fatally shooting a wounded Palestinian attacker.
Police have arrived at the official residence of Israel's prime minister in what is believed to be part of an investigation into corruption allegations.
A Pakistani investigator says federal agents have arrested a "human smuggler" linked to the recent deaths of 20 people near the border with Iran.
Syrian state media says pro-government forces have defeated the Islamic State group in its last stronghold in the country, at a town on the border with Iraq called Boukamal.
The foreign ministers of four Arab nations are meeting in Cairo to discuss a draft Saudi declaration on countering Iranian influence in Arab affairs.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he has made clear to the U.S. that Israel's security concerns must come first as the White House tries to restart a peace process with the Palestinians.
A rights lawyer says an Egyptian court has ordered a prominent activist to remain in custody pending trial on charges of participating in an illegal protest against the government's transfer of two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.
Lebanon’s prime minister said Saturday he will return in the coming days to Beirut and address his shocking resignation.
The Israeli military says it has fired a tank shell into Syria as a "warning shot" after the Syrian military conducted construction along their border.
Turkey's state news agency says prosecutors have launched an investigation into the U.S. attorneys trying a Turkish-Iranian businessman for sanctions-busting.
Gaza's border crossing into Egypt ran Saturday under the Palestinian Authority's control for the first time in a decade, in a step forward for the Western-backed leadership's resuming of its functions in the Gaza Strip.
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, for the second time in as many days, has delivered a stern warning to Ethiopia over a dam it is building after the two countries along with Sudan failed to approve a study on its potential effects.
Saudi Arabia's state news agency is reporting that the kingdom has summoned its ambassador to Germany for consultations following statements made by Germany's foreign minister in support of Lebanon.
A government spokesman says authorities have found the bodies of five more Pakistanis who were apparently planning to cross into Iran on their way to Europe to seek work as migrant laborers.