UN says the Islamic State should be prosecuted for genocide against Yazidis in Iraq
UN Human Rights Council based its recommendation on interviews with more than 100 alleged victims and witnesses.
Obama administration threatens more sanctions on Iran if nuclear talks fail
"Our team stands ready to raise the costs on Iran substantially should it make clear that it is unwilling to address the international community's concerns," a senior US Treasury official said Thursday.
Syria's war has drastically changed the lives of millions. Here are just four of their stories
Four years into Syria's war, extremists dominate the news. These are the stories that don't make the headlines.
Syria says this is the US Predator drone it shot down on Tuesday (VIDEO)
Gunmen attack Tunisian parliament and kill 8 tourists
Security forces surrounded at least two militants in the popular Bardo museum in central Tunis, the government said.
How Netanyahu plumbed the depths to come out on top
A lurch to the right in the final days of the campaign appears to have helped seal Bibi's victory.
The karate teacher who took the fight to Bashar al-Assad
Abu Hamza once taught the children of government employees how to fight, now he leads a rebel brigade fighting the government.
Netanyahu wins Israel election after sharp shift to the right
Netanyahu at the last-minute reached for his conservative base by abandoning a commitment to negotiate a Palestinian state. And it seems to have worked.
What a loss for Netanyahu would mean for Israeli settlers
A new leftist coalition government might see a decline in influence for the settler community.
Abu Azrael: Iraq's celebrity anti-IS fighter
"I don't differentiate between Sunnis and Shiites," he said. "We are all one country and one Iraq."
This is how the war in Syria looks to an Assad supporter
'Normal people didn’t want to have a so-called revolution. We didn’t want anything like that.'
The refugee from Homs who can hardly afford to feed his family
Ahmad worked real estate before the war, now he cannot afford to put a roof over his own head.
A Syrian architect waits to return and rebuild her country
Bayan Ali stayed and protested for as long as she could. Now, she is preparing to rebuild her country when the war ends.
Meet the little drummer boy from Gaza who made it big
Ramzi found fame on Arabs Got Talent.
That cleric was rude to the Lebanese anchor, but not necessarily because she was a woman
Think before you share.
250 Iraqi Sunnis join Iranian-backed Shiite militia to battle Islamic State
It would once have been all but unthinkable for a member of Iraq's Sunni Arab minority to join a Shiite militia, but opposition to IS is transcending deep-seated sectarian divisions.
An Iraqi offensive to dislodge the Islamic State from Tikrit seems to have stalled
IS militants have turned the city into a labyrinth of home-made bombs and booby-trapped buildings, and are using snipers to halt Iraqi progress.
Syria's beleaguered opposition-in-exile is about to collapse
The internationally recognized opposition has been plagued by infighting, incompetency and accusations of corruption since its inception.
Egypt jails men for dog's brutal killing aired on internet
The dog's name was Max.
Iraqi forces retake parts of Tikrit from the Islamic State
Driving the Islamic State out of Tikrit would be a much-needed and major victory for the Iraqi army.
Meet the Syrian sheikh battling Islamic State ideology one mind at a time
'When the funding came from the sheikhs, people grew beards. When the funding came from the international community, people started to shave and wear suits.'
Israelis are more concerned about the economy than Iran
Analysis: After six years in office, Netanyahu is widely seen as responsible for the skyrocketing cost of living.
Jihadi John was radicalized by MI5 tactics, some Brits say
Details about Londoner Mohammed Emwazi are raising uncomfortable questions as much about terror suspects as the way the UK intelligence agency pursues them.
The Israeli government has exaggerated the Iranian nuclear threat for years
Analysis: A leaked Mossad report suggests Israel's own spy agency disagrees with the threat posed by Iran.
For richer, for poorer: Jihadi John is a reminder that extremism comes in all shapes and sizes
Analysis: The White House's focus on poverty as the main cause of extremism may not tell the whole story.
Syrian government behind new spate of barrel bomb attacks, says Human Rights Watch
Government forces have carried out hundreds of indiscriminate air attacks on civilian areas.
Egyptians mock the Islamic State on Twitter
Italians joined in too.
Egypt jails prominent blogger and activists for breaking protest law
Alaa Abdel Fattah was one of the guiding voices of Egypt's 2011 revolution.
Kobani residents in limbo as they wait to return to a destroyed city
The Islamic State was repelled from the city weeks ago, but residents have been unable to return home.
Yemen's former leader leaves Sanaa after house arrest
Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi is reported to have fled his residence in disguise.
Swedish journalist reportedly missing in Syrian-Turkish border area
A Swedish foreign ministry spokesman declined to comment on the situation, which was reported by the Swedish newspaper Expressen.