An Israeli raid over the weekend led to the highest number of Hezbollah deaths since a 2006 month-long war between the two. Hezbollah will now have to carefully weigh its desire to inflict a punishing message without escalating the situation further.
A new group of devoutly religious women, 'No voice, no vote,' is threatening to withhold support from Israel's ultra-Orthodox political parties unless they are represented on party lists. A tough battle awaits.
IMF Chief Christine Lagarde applauded the late Saudi monarch's record on women's rights, such as granting women the right to vote in the notoriously conservative kingdom. Yet many human rights advocates say his work didn't go far enough.
Convicted last year of corruption, Alaa and Gamal Mubarak walked out of jail Thursday in Cairo after a court overturned the verdict. Former President Hosni Mubarak, who was overthrown in 2011, has also been cleared for release.
Gen. Mohammad Ali Allahdadi of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, who died on Syria's Golan Heights Sunday alongside senior Hezbollah fighters, was buried Wednesday in Tehran. Israel has not officially commented on the incident.
Wednesday's stabbings in Tel Aviv left at least nine people wounded. Any upsurge in violence could impact Israel's parliamentary elections due in March, and politicians, including Netanyahu, were quick to respond.
Islamic State militants are trying to recapture territory in northern Iraq and confronting US-backed Kurdish forces. President Obama said in his State of the Union address that 'American leadership' had stopped militants' advance in Iraq and Syria.
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President Abdel Fattah al Sisi recently called on Muslim clerics to eschew intolerant teachings as a counterweight to extremism. But Egypt's show of solidarity with Charlie Hebdo is offset by a new decree on press freedom.
Palestine has qualified for the first time for the Asia Cup, hosted by Australia. Palestinian officials say that Israeli security restrictions have held back the national soccer team and see its participation as a symbol of global recognition.