US, South African hostages in Yemen killed in rescue attempt
US Secretary of State John Kerry said the attempted rescue had only been approved because of information that the American's life was in imminent danger.
There's more stalling a nuclear deal with Iran than you might think
A final deal between Iran and the West is being held up by hardliners, quarrels over sanctions and even Russian gas.
More airstrikes near Tripoli in struggle between Libya's rival groups
Meanwhile, the US military is closely monitoring a nascent effort by IS to train a couple of hundred fighters in eastern Libya, the commander of US forces in Africa said.
This video shows the suspect in the horrifying stabbing murder of an American teacher in Abu Dhabi
The mother of two was murdered in the public restrooms of an upmarket shopping mall.
Israel just voted to dissolve its parliament. Here's how it got there
A controversial bill being considered by parliament has split the Israeli government.
Lebanon detains wife of Islamic State leader
The Lebanese army detained a wife and daughter of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as they crossed the border from Syria more than a week ago.
UN cuts food aid for 1.7 million Syrian refugees
The agency has already cut rations for 4.25 million people in Syria.
Qatar court acquits US couple over daughter's death
The couple, who are of Asian descent, were initially accused of starving to death their child to sell her organs.
In Iran, it’s always Movember
The rise of moustaches among Iranian males has nothing to do with drawing attention to men’s diseases. Unless, of course, chronic rebellion and acute masculinity count.
Yemeni forces free 8 Al Qaeda hostages
Yemen is regarded by Washington as one of the most active branches of the network founded by Osama bin Laden.
Sierra Leone Ebola burial workers dump bodies in the street to protest pay
Sierra Leone has become the biggest hotspot in the West African Ebola epidemic, which has killed nearly 5,500 people since March.
Philippines fines Chinese fishermen $102,000 each for poaching sea turtles
China protested against the arrests and does not recognize the trial, saying the nine were detained in China's territorial waters.
Iraqi Kurds prepare for Sinjar mountain offensive against IS
Controlling Sinjar would put the peshmerga on three sides of Mosul, the largest city under Islamic State control in northern Iraq.
Tunisians vote for first freely elected president of post-Ben Ali era
'Now we are the only country in the Arab world who does not know who their president will be until after the vote is finished,' said Mouna Jeballi, a voter in Tunis.
US transfers 5 more Guantanamo detainees to Slovakia and Georgia
There are now 143 detainees still at the US military facility in Cuba.
An Egyptian court just dealt a blow to the fight against female genital mutilation
The acquittal of a doctor in the country's first prosecution against female genital mutilation may encourage the practice.
The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine: Marxists with a history of global ties
The PFLP became known in the '60s and '70s for pioneering plane hijackings to garner attention for their cause.
What people in Jerusalem right now are saying about the violence
'The atmosphere is really tense. People are anxious and expecting the worst.'
Israeli and Palestinian leaders can't control the new wave of violence in Jerusalem
The killing of four worshippers at a synagogue on Tuesday was the latest in a series of attacks carried out by individuals acting without orders from an organized group.
Jerusalem is a tinderbox right now
4 Israelis killed in attack on Synagogue in Jerusalem. Witnesses describe a bloodbath. Israeli leader weighs 'tough' response.
Sudan denies UN access to Darfur village to check mass rape accusations
A UNAMID spokesman in Sudan was not immediately available for comment on the government decision.
How Peter Kassig’s friends are choosing to remember him
His humanitarian work spoke for itself, but the impact he had on the people who knew him was immeasurable.
Putin plans to leave G20 early after West blasts Russia over Ukraine
"I guess I’ll shake your hand but I have only one thing to say to you: you need to get out of Ukraine," Canadian PM Stephen Harper said to Putin.
The faked ‘hero Syrian boy’ video was irresponsible and dangerous
Analysis: A filmmaker's experiment could do real damage.
Yemen Shia militia shelling kills 15
Meanwhile, thousands rallied Friday for independence in the main southern city of Aden waving the flags of the former South Yemen.
FIFA clears Qatar, Russia World Cup bids but its own investigator disputes findings
Qatar has been criticized over its treatment of migrant workers in the construction industry.
Tending to the graves of WWI dead, Gazan gardener weathers modern conflict
As a Palestinian gardener cares for the headstones of fallen soldiers in a World War I cemetery, he also works to protect his family from Hamas-Israel violence.
Extremist group that killed hundreds in Egypt pledges allegiance to the Islamic State
The 'caliphate' is growing.
UN says 13.6 million people displaced by wars in Iraq and Syria
UNHCR says it is short of $58.5 million in donations to prepare 990,000 people for winter.
CSI Baghdad: Meet the small forensics team struggling to deal with a new wave of violence in Iraq
The lack of a functioning forensics program means that many families are unable to identify their loved ones, and bombers escape justice.
Gunmen kill 5 in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province
An interior ministry spokesman said six people had been arrested in connection with the attack in al-Dalwah village, SPA news agency reported.