Pakistan has deployed paramilitary forces in a politically fractious bid to crush Islamist groups that have claimed responsibility for a wave of recent attacks on civilian targets.
Fifteen years into his rule, Erdoğan has gradually turned his country away from the secular tradition of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. He has also moved away from democratic norms, complicating ties with the West.
Turkey will now allow its female soldiers to wear a headscarf with their uniforms, marking a shift in the secular military.
As Prime Minister Netanyahu prepares to meet President Trump in Washington, he is being pulled to the right by the settler movement. What it means for Israel, a Palestinian state, and US-Israeli relations.
The National Museum of Iran is putting over 500 objects on display from Iran's history, all of which were repatriated from four Western countries. The return of the objects is due in part to the spirit of cooperation following the 2015 nuclear deal.
Official propaganda Islamic State outlets have said nothing about Trump's travel ban. But indications are that the rank and file, and online supporters, are celebrating it.
A recent raid had tragic consequences, but the government's motives for demanding a final say go deeper.
An Amnesty International report details mass killings at a prison near Damascus, as part of a campaign to crush dissent.
Israel's prime minister is moving ahead with a controversial law that would legalize dozens of West Bank settlements, despite warnings that the bill itself is illegal.
USA Wrestling will not be attending this month's Freestyle World Cup, after Iran responded to Trump's executive order on immigration with a ban of its own.
Meeting with Turkey's president, the German Chancellor expressed hope that Turks could safeguard their democratic institutions. 'Opposition is part of democracy,' she said.
After a long legal battle, Israel's Supreme Court had ordered residents to evacuate the West Bank outpost of Amona, which was built on private Palestinian land. But now that residents are gone, the prime minister has vowed to build a new settlement for evicted families.