A Greek restoration team has completed its renovation of the Edicule where, according to Christian tradition, Jesus was buried after his crucifixion.
Archaeologists say the 26-foot tall statue is likely a depiction of Pharaoh Ramses II, considered the most powerful ruler of ancient Egypt.
Arab Israelis say a bill being reviewed by Israel's parliament would take unfair aim at the Muslim call to prayer.
Iran says that it has successfully test-fired an S-300 air defense system, which has a range of up to 125 miles, as tensions between the United States and Iran continue to escalate.
Pakistan has deployed paramilitary forces in a politically fractious bid to crush Islamist groups that have claimed responsibility for a wave of recent attacks on civilian targets.
Fifteen years into his rule, Erdoğan has gradually turned his country away from the secular tradition of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. He has also moved away from democratic norms, complicating ties with the West.
Turkey will now allow its female soldiers to wear a headscarf with their uniforms, marking a shift in the secular military.