The opposition Green Movement in Iran is planning a series of large protests in early February, culminating in an attempt to co-opt a massive pro-regime march to commemorate the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Many Palestinian construction workers were employed in building projects that Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu's 10-month settlement freeze has put on hold.
On the second consecutive day of major suicide bombings in Iraq, top US Gen. Raymond Odierno says Al Qaeda in Iraq had changed focus in the past six months.
New elections should have been held Jan. 24, according to the Palestinian Constitution. But Hamas, which trails its rival, Fatah, in polls, may benefit from delay.
The Academy of the Hebrew Language is on a mission to keep one of the world's oldest living languages pure – and, in the halls of parliament, at least – proper.
The coordinated attack in Baghdad today targeted three well-known hotels, including one often frequented by foreign journalists. Many Iraqis say the attacks are an attempt to undermine the ruling parties ahead of March elections.
With low expectations surrounding US Mideast envoy George Mitchell's visit with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on Friday, some warn a new intifada could break out if progress isn't made soon.
Hamas is pressuring clan chiefs and local leaders to rule in accord with Islamic law, which often contradicts the tribal system of pay-offs.
US envoy George Mitchell meets with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tonight and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas amid discouragement about prospects for peace.
Egypt's first female bodyguard unit empowers women while meeting a demand for increased security among wealthy women and at major events.
Washington has promised to increase development assistance to Yemen to about $63 million this year, but that's dwarfed by Saudi Arabia's pledge of $1.25 billion for its poor, unstable neighbor.
Upgrading Israel's Ariel University Center to a university will bolster plans to expand the campus in the Jewish settlement. The far-right Yisrael Beitenu party hailed the move.
The Nigerian who allegedly tried to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner reportedly trained in Yemen with Al Qaeda, but the regional offshoot of Al Qaeda appears to have no ties with rebels and secessionists challenging Yemen’s central government.
One year after the Gaza war, 11 Palestinian rights groups came together to ask leaders of Hamas and the Palestinian Authority to investigate the conduct of Palestinian forces during the war.
Student and taxi driver Abdul Jabbar al-Suhaili, who drags a soiled Israeli flag behind his car, says he wishes Osama bin Laden were president.
While Egypt’s pressure on Hamas has backed the Islamist movement into a corner, it has also inflamed Palestinian anger by doing so – and thus weakened Egypt’s power as a regional negotiator.
Ahmed al-Misri, a prominent member of President Saleh’s ruling party, says he doesn’t have enough weapons, soldiers, or aerial support to target Al Qaeda militants in his Abyan province.
Turkey today accepted Israel's second, stronger apology. But changes in both countries' leadership – and in regional politics – are straining a long-standing and relatively close relationship.
A criminal court in Baghdad found the 11 defendants guilty of financing, planning, and participating in the August 19 bombings that devastated Iraq's foreign and finance ministries. They were sentenced to death in a swift trial, but can appeal the decision.
Yemen forces killed an Al Qaeda cell leader in a firefight Tuesday night and pursued two dozen other militants in Shabwa Province. For the moment, the calculation of the Yemen government is to proactively challenge Al Qaeda – militarily and with aid.