Following the Jordanian government's recent steep tax increases, citizens have rallied in some of the largest protests in years, triggering Prime Minister Hani Mulki's resignation. King Abdullah stepped in to select a new prime minister on Monday, in hopes of preserving Jordan's reputation of peace and stability in the Middle East.
Egyptian mediators stepped in to broker a cease-fire between Israel and militant groups in Gaza after a week of escalated tensions threatened to escalate into a full-blown conflict.
More than 17 years after the Taliban was defeated, a process to protect women from violence still struggles to take hold, according to a new report from the United Nations. Afghanistan authorities largely rely on traditional mediation councils to resolve criminal cases against women.
The rising military tensions between Israel and Gaza reached yet another peak Tuesday. Israeli Intelligence Minister Israel Katz says the country is "at the closest point to the threshold of war" since the seven-week conflict with Palestinian militants four years ago.
As Ramadan approaches, Afghani President Ashraf Ghani has called for a week-long cease-fire with the Taliban, drawing wide support from the international community and NATO.
People walk to attend prayers to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at Sunda Kelapa port in Jakarta, Indonesia, on June 15.
Egypt has opened the Rafah border crossing to Gaza during the month of Ramadan. But as thousands seek to leave the tiny Hamas-controlled territory, bureaucracy at the border has made passage slow and costly.
An entire village will tune in to watch Mohamed Salah, a forward for the English club Liverpool, who in turn has invested in his Nile Delta village with an improved mosque, hospital, and school as Egypt struggles through economic hardships.
Dozens of hotels and resorts in Turkey are accommodating religious strictures on modesty to boost tourism. Many foreign guests are Muslims from European countries seeking a respite from right-wing and anti-immigrant sentiments.
The Rafah Border crossing, which connects Egypt to the Gaza Strip, will remain open through the Muslim holy month, allowing the Red Crescent to bring much-needed aid shipments into Gaza.
Countries including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Qatar remain publicly aligned with Palestinian interests but have begun to engage with Israel on key diplomatic, cultural, or economic levels. The shift may be inspired, in part, by concerns of Iranian influence in Palestine.
For the town of Idjevan, Armenia – the home of the country's resistance leader, Nikol Pashinian – the rise of a new prime minister has kickstarted a sense of optimism here that persistent poverty and unemployment may finally find a solution.
Palestinians, angered by the move of the US embassy to contested Jerusalem, protested along the Gaza border. At least 41 Palestinians were killed in the deadliest day in Gaza since a 2014 cross-border war.