Syria and Iran have signed a new military cooperation agreement in the face of increased international pressure for Iran nuclear sanctions. Congress is considering two bills this week.
A Turkish MAG-1 bulk carrier is seen half sunk on the shore of the Black Sea near Sukhumi, the capital of the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia, on Monday. The ship had been blown to shore by a storm.
Israel Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Sunday cut ties with a religious seminary that feeds students to the military amid concerns that its students might refuse orders to evacuate settlements.
On June 6, a Jewish settler plays with his son as security guards block the entrance to the Israeli legislature during a protest in Jerusalem against the proposed decision to evacuate an outpost in the West Bank settlement of Beit El, near Ramallah.
Reports from the Gaza border say that Egypt is building an underground wall as deep as 100 feet to stem smuggling in Hamas-controlled tunnels. But there are broader goals, too.
A Palestinian demonstrator gestures atop the separation barrier, moments after knocking down a segment of the concrete wall on Nov. 6 during a protest in Bilin, near the West Bank city of Ramallah. The first section of the wall was constructed in 1994, between the Bat Hefer and Tulkarm communities.
Embraced or banned, a prayer or a prison, the Muslim veil is spreading: Who wears it – and why?
Israel told the Supreme Court that it would be too busy enforcing the new 10-month settlement freeze to enforce a long standing order to dismantle the illegal outposts of ideologically driven settlers.
A new Amnesty International report offers the most detailed account of Iranian abuse – and official coversups – during postelection protests.