A suicide bombing at a Shi'ite shrine in Iraq has killed 11 people, including mourners of seven shepherds shot earlier in the day.
Spanish newspaper El Mundo says a reporter and photographer were kidnapped by the insurgent group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in September.
Jordan will give Israel's Eilat 50 million cubic litres of desalinated water while Israel provides Jordan the same amount of water from the Sea of Galilee.
The UN will try and vaccinate 23 million children across the Middle East against polio after an outbreak of the disease in Syria.
Over 70 activists and former MPs have been acquitted by a court in Kuwait of attempting to storm the parliament.
There are several Australians among delegates from 50 countries who are meeting in Qatar to tackle medical issues, including obesity and road trauma.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will not attend Nelson Mandela's funeral because of the $2 million bill for his plane and security
Attacks in or around Baghdad have killed 39 people as a wave of violence continues in Iraq following a security crackdown on a Sunni protest camp in April.
An inspection of Iran's Arak nuclear plant has been carried out by two experts, led by the head of the IAEA's Iran task force.
There are concerns Iraq is falling back into all-out conflict with a wave of bombings that killed 28 in and around Baghdad.
The largest Islamist rebel force in Syria seized arms depots belonging to the mainstream Western-backed Free Syrian Army on Saturday, activists said, highlighting...
A Palestinian man says his teenage son was shot dead from an Israeli army watchtower.
Iran's Arak heavy water plant has been inspected by UN nuclear experts who have arrived after an international agreement was signed.
Syria has endured one thousand days of death, fear, hardship, deprivation and despair, says a senior European Union official.
Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for a car bomb in Yemen in retaliation for US drone strikes that have killed dozens of its leaders.
Citing Syrian activists inside the town of Nabuk, a watchdog says the bodies of 17 civilians, including women and children, have been found.
John Kerry says Israel and the Palestinians are closer to peace than they've been in years, even though the negotiations have made little visible headway.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has claimed an attack on a Yemeni defence complex that killed 52 people, in a statement published on the Internet by its media arm.
Fighters linked to al-Qaeda have kidnapped and executed a freelance cameraman working in northern Syria.
An Iraqi freelance cameraman was kidnapped by militants while on his way out of Syria and executed in the northwestern border province of Idlib.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on the Yemen defence complex that killed 52 people and wounded 167.
Ethiopia has repatriated over 100,000 citizens from Saudi Arabia, Addis Ababa's foreign ministry said, following a violent crackdown against illegal immigrants in...
A suicide bomber has rammed an explosives-packed car into Yemen's defence ministry, allowing gunmen to launch an assault on the complex which left 25 people...
A massive attack on a shopping mall in northern Iraq was the deadliest in violence that killed nine people nationwide on Wednesday amid fears of a slide into all...
One of Hezbollah's top leaders has been killed in Lebanon but Israel denies claims by the group that it was behind the assassination.
Ahead of peace talks, Syria's information minister says President Bashar al-Assad will remain in charge and lead the country during any transition.
The Lebanese militant group Hezbollah has accused Israel of killing one of its leaders outside his house near Beirut.
The people packed into Jordanian refugee camps are facing another harsh winter, although aid workers are busy preparing for the cold and wet.
French experts examining the cause of Yasser Arafat's death have ruled out poisoning, in findings that differ from those of Swiss scientists.
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