The new U.N. envoy for Yemen says a political solution to end the three-year war in the Arab world's poorest country is available" — but he warns "there is a real danger" that intensified military confrontations and missile launches aimed at Saudi Arabia "may in a stroke take peace off the table."
The European Union says Turkey has failed to make progress and is even backsliding on bringing its laws into line with EU standards as it seeks to join the bloc.
The daughter of Dubai’s powerful ruler mysteriously vanished last month after she attempted to escape the clutches of her overbearing father, a former French spy said Monday.
A Polish nationalist group has asked prosecutors to investigate whether the Israeli president broke a new Holocaust speech law during a visit to Poland last week.
Greece's prime minister says relations between his country and Turkey are experiencing a "period of instability," and is stressing that Greece will not negotiate about any part of its territory amid increased tension with its eastern neighbor.
Syrian state TV acknowledged early Tuesday that the reported attack on a Syrian air base outside Homs was a false alarm, not outside aggression.
Greek authorities say hundreds of refugees and other migrants have crossed the land border with Turkey in the past two days, with illegal crossings in the area increasing significantly following Turkey's military operation in northern Syria.
Turkey's deputy prime minister says the ruling party will evaluate a call for early presidential and parliamentary elections.
Iran's official IRNA news agency says gunmen have shot and killed two guards at an outpost along the country's southeastern border with Pakistan.
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The German Foreign Ministry says a German-Turkish dual national has apparently been arrested in Istanbul, an incident that comes as relations between the two countries have been strained by previous arrests of German citizens.
An electrifying new documentary series on the problematic integration of Middle Eastern Jews by Israel's European founders in the 1950s has reopened old wounds of an ethnic divide within Judaism ahead of the country's 70th anniversary festivities.
Syrian state-run television has reported that the country's defenses have confronted a new "aggression," shooting down missiles over the central Homs region.
Officials in Syria and Russia allegedly blocked investigators from entering the scene of a suspected chemical attack, a watchdog group said Monday.
Syrian and Russian authorities prevented independent investigators from going to the scene of a suspected chemical attack, the head of the chemical watchdog group said Monday, blocking international efforts to establish what happened and who was to blame.
The Pentagon on Monday denied any involvement in an attack on a Syrian air base outside Homs, not far from where U.S., U.K. and French missiles struck early Saturday morning.
Iraqi women and children with suspected links to the Islamic State group are being denied humanitarian aid and prevented from returning to their homes, and the women are subjected to sexual violence in displacement camps, Amnesty International said Tuesday.
U.S., European, Russian and Arab analysts at a conference in Rome, while pondering the best “security architecture” for the Middle East, admitted — or at least some of them did — that talk of the necessity for a “political,” as opposed to “military,” solution for Syria is somewhat flawed given facts already on the ground.
Two days after Syrian troops declared this town near the capital, Damascus, liberated from rebel fighters and 10 days since a suspected chemical attack, a tour on Monday revealed widespread destruction and traumatized residents who recalled months spent cowering in crowded underground shelters infested with lice, with barely any food or water.
The Greek Cypriot president of ethnically divided Cyprus said the United Nations secretary-general could dispatch an envoy to scope out the possibility of resuming moribund reunification talks.