The US-Russian cease-fire deal is threatened by deep hostility and mistrust between Syrian rebels and the regime, as well as a perception that the deal is weighted in favor of Assad.
At a charity foundation south of Tehran, hundreds of donated sheep are slaughtered for Eid al-Adha, a feast that recalls God's test of Abraham's faith.
The air strikes came a day after suspected PKK militants detonated a car bomb near local government offices.
Rebel groups fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad issued a joint statement listing deep reservations with the agreement they described as unjust.
Free Syrian Army rebel groups have agreed to a ceasefire set to begin on Monday, but voiced concerns about details of the deal.
Following last year’s deadly stampede, Iran banned pilgrimage to Mecca region, endorsing an alternate pilgrimage site in Iraq instead.
Russia and the US agreed to work together to fight ISIS, Al Qaeda, and limit the expansion of President Assad's forces in Syria.
The Muslim holy city's need for additional space became tragically clear to the world after hundreds of pilgrims were killed in a stampede last year.
With Turkey beset by a host of crises, President Erdoğan is pushing ahead with a grand list of mega-projects that project an image of success. The financing may be an issue.
The fight over the city of Aleppo is so important that it could recast the six-year Syrian civil war.
Speaking in London, an opposition leader said Wednesday that the demand for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's immediate ouster is non-negotiable.
The peace talks, proposed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, could become the first between Israel and the Palestinian Authority since 2014.
Authorities released a 28-page report outlining the moments before the airplane carrying 300 passengers hit the runway at 144 mph. The document stops short of blaming anyone for the fiery crash that resulted in one death.
ISIS isn't just recruiting radicals. It's using its huge tax and oil revenues to target the Middle East's unemployed with promises of cash and benefits.
Army and police personnel as well as civilians rushing to help victims of the first blast were caught in the second explosion, triggered when a suicide bomber blew himself up.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu halted maintenance on the country's train system Saturday, affecting thousands of commuters the next day.
Turkey and its allies opened a new line of attack in northern Syria on Saturday.
The Dogan news agency reported at least 20 tanks and five armored personnel carriers crossed into Syria at the Turkish border town of Elbeyli.
Rising civilian casualties have stirred efforts in the UN and the US Congress to address Yemen's 'forgotten war.' But the path to real progress still lies with the parties to the conflict.
The attack came hours after militants from a Pakistani Taliban faction attacked a Christian neighborhood in the same region.
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