Mahmoud Abbas has insisted the US is no longer fit to serve as mediator following President Trump's US embassy move announcement. Mr. Abbas called for the UN to replace the US for the remainder of the negotiations.
Members of an extremist group affiliated with the Islamic State militant group have been waging a stepped-up campaign of violence in northern Sinai for years, but this was the first major militant attack on a Muslim mosque.
After President Trump recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Palestinian protesters burned posters of President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as Israeli and United States flags across the West Bank.
USS Nimitz Logistics Spc. 3rd Class Michael Zegarra swings his wife Caterina into the air as they embrace on the pier at Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, Wash., on Dec. 10. The USS Nimitz returned from a six-month deployment.
US-supported Iraqi forces reclaimed the last Islamic State-held town. Operations will continue to retake Iraq’s western desert and the border area with Syria.
The Iran-Iraq earthquake devastated the town of Sarpol-e-Zahab, including many of the town's newest buildings. President Hassan Rouhani is calling for an investigation into why the recently built state-constructed buildings fell so easily.
In the face of widespread international criticism for putting civilians at risk of starvation, Saudi Arabia began reopening sea and airports with new monitoring programs to stop the flow of Iranian weapons into the hands of rebels.
A 7.3-magnitude earthquake, powerful enough to be felt on the Mediterranean coast some 660 miles away, struck the Iran-Iraq border Sunday evening, killing more than 400 people.
Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has accused Saudi Arabia of detaining and forcing the resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, saying the accusations amount to a declaration of war. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson strongly backs Lebanon's independence, says there is no evidence of Hariri's detainment.