{FD} UN envoy: Missiles and confrontations may thwart Yemen peace

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."

{FD} Dubai ruler’s daughter mysteriously vanishes after attempt to escape father’s clutches, ex-spy says

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.

{FD} Greek PM: Greek-Turkish relations in period of instability

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.

{FD} Hundreds of refugees, migrants cross into northern Greece

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.

{FD} German-Turkish man believed arrested in Istanbul

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.

{FD} Israeli series exposes raw wounds from ethnic Jewish divide

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.

{FD} Russia, Syria block inspectors from chemical weapons attack site, watchdog says

Officials in Syria and Russia allegedly blocked investigators from entering the scene of a suspected chemical attack, a watchdog group said Monday.

{FD} Russia, Syria block inspectors from chemical weapons attack site

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.

{FD} Amnesty: Women, children linked to IS suffer abuses in Iraq

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.

{FD} Middle East analysts debate how to solve Syrian civil war, at Rome conference

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.

{FD} Destruction, traumatized residents in Syrian town of Douma

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.