Today's rockets launched from southern Lebanon were more likely a one-off, intended as a gesture of support for Palestinians, than a warning of a new campaign.
The visit showcased shared humanity, but also the difficulties of reconciliation in the current environment.
The complex and at times controversial economic and political relationship between the US and Iraq continues to evolve against a backdrop of conflict both in Iraq and the Middle East.
The UN's refugee agency estimates that one in four Syrian refugee households in neighboring countries are headed by women, breaking with tradition in a patriarchal society.
Hamas rockets have become more accurate and powerful, reaching well into Israel's economic and population centers. But Israel's Iron Dome defense system has so far been able to deflect them.
Israel launched airstrikes on militants' homes and called up 40,000 reservists amid a dramatic increase in rockets from Gaza, for which Hamas claimed responsibility.
Pump prices are up by 78 percent, sparking protests by taxi drivers, as Egypt tries to cut its subsidies bill. President Sisi says Egyptians should sacrifice for the good of the nation.
The dramatic rise is likely to put significant pressure on Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to heed calls for an all-out offensive against the Islamist movement.
Israeli police have detained six Jewish suspects in the killing of Muhammed Abu Khudeir after some of the worst street unrest in a decade erupted in East Jerusalem.
Syrian regime forces have allegedly targeted hospitals as a weapon of war, and doctors and nurses have fled the fighting. Telemedicine offers a way to guide treatment of patients in intensive care.
The murder of a Palestinian teenager overnight - which his friends and neighbors are convinced was an act of revenge for the killing of three Israeli teens – sparked clashes in East Jerusalem.
The building in the West Bank houses an extended Palestinian family in which one brother, a Hamas operative and former prisoner, is accused of the murder of an Israeli police officer.
Mahmoud Abbas condemned the abduction of three Israeli teens who were buried yesterday. But his nonviolent stance has won him little support from Israel and has angered Palestinians.
As Prime Minister Maliki grapples with a powerful Islamic State insurgency – as well as intensifying sectarian and ethnic divisions – many are worried he has become too polarizing a figure.
In power since 2003, Recep Tayyip Erdogan is now running for president, a less powerful post. If he wins, he's expected to retool the largely symbolic position.
The bodies of the three yeshiva students were recovered near Hebron. Israel's deputy defense minister called for the destruction of Hamas, which threatened retaliation in turn.
Egyptian authorities have invited foreign software companies to help the government track online speech amid a sweeping crackdown on dissent. A twin bombing Monday killed two police officers.
Human rights groups focused on the plight of African asylum seekers in Israel say the country's Holot detention camp is designed to force them to return home.
The last moments of an Iraqi soldier fighting jihadis near Samarra show a military that drives straight into ambushes with insufficient ammunition and little backup.
The Israeli army gave notice it plans to destroy a building that houses an extended family in which one brother is accused of murder. The policy had fallen into disuse because it was not seen as an effective deterrent.