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.
A months-long campaign by the Free Syrian Army, the largest rebel group in the south, has collided with an Iranian-backed counteroffensive in support of the Assad regime.
A video posted online Tuesday shows the execution of Mohamed Musalam, a Palestinian man accused of being a spy for Israeli intelligence.
The army and militias now control the two towns to the north and south of Tikrit along the Tigris River valley and appear ready to move on the city itself.
Seeds of Peace, a US-based organization with over two decades of experience in the Middle East, is expanding to include a wider spectrum of actors.
Israeli naval forces shot a Palestinian fisherman dead Saturday off the coast of Gaza. Three fishermen strayed outside the fishing zone designated by Israel, reported Israeli military officials.
As Iran nuclear talks near a deadline, Shiite forces are on the move near the Golan Heights, potentially pitting Iranian forces against those of Israel.
The attack took place at the same intersection where a Palestinian man rammed his car into a crowded train platform in November.
The destruction of the ancient city of Nimrud came after an attack on the Mosul museum just days earlier and recalls the Taliban's annihilation of large Buddha statues in Afghanistan a decade ago.
Syria's largest city is contested by various rebel groups, including anti-US jihadists. A UN envoy is trying to broker a temporary cease-fire so that humanitarian aid can reach civilians.
Before the Islamic State took over the field in June, it produced 25,000 barrels per day of crude oil.
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