Despite a history of fighting on opposite sides of countless conflicts, Russia and Saudi Arabia are strengthening ties. Talks between their leaders will address concerns over oil and the Syrian conflict. Some fear that Russia is trying to replace the US, but experts are not worried.
Tired of being disappointed by past deals falling through, Palestinians are hopeful that the reconciliation deal between the two rival political factions, Hamas and Fatah, will stick.
Leaders of Hamas and Fatah delegations signed a preliminary reconciliation deal Thursday in which Hamas would hand over governing Gaza to the West Bank-based government of Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah.
Bette Zirkelbach, manager of the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital, cleans 'Irma' with a toothbrush on Oct. 11 in Marathon, Fla. Irma, a baby loggerhead sea turtle, was found on the Florida Keys Overseas Highway on Sept. 11, the day after hurricane Irma hit. Ms. Zirkelbach hopes that Irma can be released with other hatchling...
Iraq has declared another victory against the Islamic State even as the militants still control towns on the far west Syrian border. France has offered diplomatic help between Iraq's government and the autonomous Kurdish region.
Syria's national soccer team prepares for a round of playoff games determining who will participate in the World Cup, which would be a first for the country.
The Palestinian prime minister paid a visit to the Gaza Strip where Hamas has held power for the past decade. Last week, Hamas relinquished control of the regions government.
In an effort to diversify the economy, the Saudi government begins projects to invest in tourism instead of oil. But private real estate developers are concerned the government initiatives won't allow for private investment.
After an untruthful tweets about a nonexistent Iranian missile launch posted by President Trump, Iran's foreign minister withdraws diplomatic conversations with the United States.
After nearly three decades, women will be allowed to drive beginning next summer. The step toward expanded women's rights is seen as another effort by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to modernize the kingdom.
The same courage and determination that helped Murad escape from the Islamic State have driven her to travel to more than two dozen countries to tell her story, forcing the world to hear about the atrocities and demanding that ISIS be held accountable for its crimes against Yazidis.