In the wake of last week's shooting, the site, known as the Temple Mount to Jews and Noble Sanctuary to Muslims, was closed for two days, marking its third closure since the 1967 Mideast war.
Angry tweets blaming a Saudi woman for her immodest dress preceded her arrest, highlighting extensive conservative views in the kingdom and leading some to fear social media as a vehicle for incrimination.
Under fire from settlers, Israel appears poised to cancel its offer to turn over a small parcel of land, a potential blow to Palestinian residents of cramped Qalqilya ... and efforts to revive the peace process.
Since last year's coup attempt, about 160 journalists sit in jail while more than 150 media outlets have been shutdown completely, leaving thousands unemployed. President Erdogan has accused journalists of creating turmoil in the country.
Qatar’s wealth, energy reserves, remaining allies, and new shipping routes have helped keep the prosperous country well supplied.
One day after Iraq's prime minister declared victory over the Islamic State in Mosul, International Amnesty refocuses attention on the 'civilian catastrophe' caused by the battle.
Mosul – a region where fear has predominated since Islamic State militants seized the city in 2014 – enjoyed a celebratory atmosphere when Iraq’s prime minister declared victory on Monday, though a humanitarian crisis still simmers.
After an eight-month operation against the Islamic State in Mosul, the terrorist organization holds less than two square kilometers, supporting claims that the destruction of the iconic al-Nuri Mosque signified the imminent end of IS forces in the city.
The Iraqi military announced Thursday that it has regained control of the historic Grand al-Nuri Mosque from ISIS, claiming its 'fictitious state has fallen.'
In a historic dispute with Qatar, several Arab nations sent the nation a 13-point list including 'steep' diplomatic and political demands. Turkey has refused to comply with the ultimatums and intends to bolster its military presence in Qatar.
Members of the Islamic State group blew up the al-Nuri mosque in Mosul on Wednesday. From one perspective, the loss of the 800-year-old mosque is a historic and religious tragedy. On the other hand, the destruction of Mosul’s last IS stronghold could signal the group’s impending collapse.
Saudi king ends the lingering uncertainty over succession, promoting his son Mohammed bin Salman to crown prince and deputy prime minister.