Though only a small part of Jerusalem's religious tourism market, Muslim pilgrims are becoming a sought-after demographic for both Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
Qatar restored full relations with Iran, ignoring demands from Arab nations and deepening the Gulf dispute.
Western and regional rebel patrons, currently more focused on advancing their own interests rather than accomplishing regime change in Damascus, are shifting their alliances and have ceased calls on Assad to step down.
Young men from the North African nation have been involved in deadly attacks in Paris and Brussels, and – just last week – emerged as suspects in violence in Spain and Finland. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility.
President Erdogan of Turkey called German Chancellor Angel Merkel and her Christian Democratic supporters enemies of his country. The comments are some of Erdogan's harshest yet against Ms. Merkel and her Christian Democrats.
The departure of rebels from a group called Saraya Ahl al-Sham will leave an Islamic State enclave as the last militant stronghold straddling the border near the Lebanese town of Arsal, which is home to tens of thousands of refugees.
Known as 'Little Picasso,' Farhad Nouri is a migrant from Afghanistan with remarkable artistic talent. He wants to show how important it is to be good to other people.
Legislative advances for women in Tunisia and Jordan may soon be followed by measures in Lebanon and Iraq. A quiet revolution has drawn on women’s increased participation in politics and the improved flow of ideas across borders.
At a time of rising Israeli-Jordanian and Israeli-Palestinian tensions, Jordan's King Abdullah II visits the Palestinian government compound and met with President Mahmoud Abbas.
The controversial move to give worshippers an easy window into Islamic teachings is part of a larger push to correct misconceptions on extremism, but some say that a subway station is not the appropriate setting.
Following in the footsteps of Tunisia, Morocco, and Egypt, Jordan's parliament voted Tuesday to remove the provision that allows rapists to escape punishment by marrying their victims.
Iran’s successful test of a satellite-carrying rocket is a symbol of the country’s maturing space program, but may spite adversaries who complain that the launch violates the spirit of a 2015 nuclear peacekeeping deal.
Although the tensions are not yet resolved, the compromise reveals a prevailing interest between Jews and Muslims to protect their diplomatic ties in Jerusalem.
Jordan is the Muslim custodian of the shrine where Israeli authorities installed controversial metal detectors last week after Arab gunman killed two Israeli policemen near the shared holy site.