Although most women still do not have driver's licenses, some say the June 24 lifting of the restriction is a foot-in-the-door toward increased women's rights across the country. Ultraconservatives, however, argue that women behind the wheel will lead to 'sin' and sexual harassment.
The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran reopened a plant that converts yellowcake – an ingredient that can be used in nuclear power plants or atomic bombs – into gas, calling attention to the uncertain future of the country's international nuclear deal.
The rare case of returns comes as Lebanese officials increasingly encourage refugees to return to areas where violence has decreased. More than 1 million Syrians live in Lebanon. UN officials and others, however, say it is still not safe for refugees to return to Syria.
France players celebrate winning the World Cup with coach Didier Deschamps after beating Croatia 4-2 at the Luzhniki Stadium, in Moscow, Russia, on July 15.
Hundreds of Afghans marched across the country during the month of Ramadan to advocate for peace. The country has been at war for four decades, and Afghanistan's citizens are weary of violence, says marchers.
The Yemeni exiled government launched an assault Wednesday to drive out the Iranian-aligned Shiite rebels. The fight could cause issues including potential shutdowns of the port, a crucial access point for food and supplies to civilians who are at risk of starvation.
Palestinian political infighting, halted US aid, and high unemployment rates are taking a toll on the 2 million Palestinians trapped in Gaza, but support from charity and Muslim countries during the month of Ramadan is helping to feed the hungry.
A prison cell is an unlikely campaign headquarters. Selahattin Demirtas, who claims he has been falsely imprisoned by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is running for president from prison with a promise to bring peace and democracy back to the nation.
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.
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.