Even as Netanyahu tried to walk back his campaign vow opposing a Palestinian state, Palestinians said the remarks revealed the Israeli leader's true attitudes and would help their cause.
Minority Yazidis were among those targeted by the self-proclaimed Islamic State during its expansion in northern Iraq and Syria. A UN panel accused the militants of committing genocide and crimes against humanity.
In siding with Muslim Brotherhood liberals, Jordan is undermining what has been a loyal opposition. That could push thousands of followers into the arms of jihadists.
In a televised speech, Aden governor Abdulaziz bin Habtoor accused the Houthis of being behind the air attack on the compound.
Authorities have arrested nine suspects in connection with Wednesday's terror attack at a museum in the capital. Most of the victims were foreign tourists.
Political violence and chaos in the Middle East and parts of Africa drove a sharp rise in casualties in 2014, though the data is incomplete.
The Israeli leader may be able to form a more stable government than his last, but he had to run hard to the right in the campaign and reverse his stance supporting a Palestinian state.
In the voting Tuesday, Netanyahu's Likud party overtook the Zionist Union. But Israelis don't directly elect a prime minister, so here's what happens next.
Both the prime minister and opposition leader Isaac Herzog will now compete for a chance to form a coalition that commands a majority in the 120-seat parliament.
Along Tel Aviv's fashionable Rothschild Boulevard, a bastion of the Israeli left, the last-minute campaign for undecided voters was in full swing Tuesday.
In recent days it has been on a get-out-the-vote blitz, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stepping up his nationalist rhetoric.
Backed by US-led airstrikes, Kurdish fighters are pushing south of the Iraqi city of Kirkuk into territory held by the self-proclaimed Islamic State, underscoring new momentum in the fight.
A generation of Syrian refugees – those born in exile and those who fled as minors – are at risk of statelessness, the UN warns. Only a minority hold valid passports and IDs.
Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government said on Saturday it has evidence Islamic State, aka ISIS, used chlorine gas in a suicide bombing attack.
In Tikrit, Iraqi commander Hadi al-Amiri criticized those in Iraq who "kiss the hands of the Americans and get nothing in return." He praised Iran's "unconditional" support.
Polls show Benjamin Netanyahu nationalist Likud Party running slightly behind Isaac Herzog's moderate Labor Party aka the Zionist Union.
After Hezbollah intervened in Syria's civil war, some warned it would become the group's 'Vietnam.' A look at what Hezbollah has gained, and the price it paid.
The Islamist movement publicly espouses a nonviolent path to power. But amid a withering crackdown by President Sisi, its followers may be turning to armed struggle, cheered on by allied TV stations.
Defying calls to boycott next week's vote, turnout among Israeli Arab voters is projected to rise. A unified Israeli Arab party could be the third-largest in the Knesset.
A local official in Iraq's Salahuddin province also confirmed that Iraqi troops and the militias made it into Qadisiyya.