Beirut shows solidarity with Charlie Hebdo on historic day for France
Lebanon does not have to look far into its past for attacks on its own journalists.
Egypt's crackdown on LGBT community sees return of medical exam that dates back to the 1840s
Mass arrests at a bathhouse in Cairo are the latest sign that Egypt's persecution of LGBT people is getting worse.
Some Syrian refugees would rather face bombs at home than endure Lebanon's harsh winter anymore
A severe winter storm has piled misery on thousands of Syrian refugees living in tents and make-shift structures across Lebanon.
Did the Islamic State commit genocide? The Yazidis and Kurds say they did
The government of the autonomous Kurdistan region in Iraq has begun a campaign to have IS attacks against Yazidis classified as genocide.
Car bomb kills 30 outside Yemen police college
The security situation in Yemen is getting really, really bad.
How Lebanon is reacting to the news that one of the world's most popular porn stars is home-grown
Mia Khalifa's rapid rise in the adult entertainment industry has divided her home country.
Libyan warplane bombs Greek-operated oil tanker at port, killing 2
Greece condemned what it called an 'unprovoked and cowardly' attack and demanded an investigation and punishment for those responsible.
76,000 killed in Syria's deadliest year yet
2014 was the bloodiest year yet in the country's nearly four-year war, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Cautious optimism on New Year's Day for detained Al Jazeera journalists
Egypt’s highest court on Thursday ordered a retrial for the jailed journalists.
Turmoil in Egypt takes its toll on mental health
Doctors have raised concerns about an increase in the number of cases of PTSD and other mental health issues over the past four years.
Jordan denies IS jihadists shot down its warplane
Jordan's military Friday denied claims by the Islamic State group to have shot down one of its warplanes which crashed in Syria, after the pilot was captured by the jihadists.
Jordan vows 'all efforts' to save pilot seized by IS
It was the first warplane lost and the first capture of a serviceman since the coalition launched strikes against IS in Syria in September.
Turkey student arrested for 'insulting' the president
The 16-year-old accused the country's president and his ruling party of corruption.
U.N. urges humane treatment of Jordanian pilot captured in Syria
The pilot is the first captive taken from the U.S.-led coalition carrying out air strikes against the Islamic State.
In Israel, a 'football truce' match pays homage to World War I peace
The British embassy sponsored a soccer tournament for young Christian, Muslim, Druze and Jewish players commemorating the fabled Christmas truce of 1914.
Thousands of Yazidi girls and women are still held by the Islamic State
With professional forces slow to come to their aid, young women held by IS rely on smugglers and death-defying luck to break free.
IS captures Jordanian pilot after plane downed over Syria
It was the first coalition warplane lost since air strikes on IS began in Syria in September.
Kurdish women line up to take on the Islamic State
Kurdish women join the PKK in droves to fight the Islamic State, which has captured and enslaved up to hundreds of Yazidi women.
Abbas threatens to cut ties with Israel if UN bid to end occupation fails
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas warned that his administration would "no longer deal" with Israel if a UN resolution calling for a final peace deal fails.
UN warns of war crimes as hundreds die in Libya fighting
Recent fighting in Libya has killed hundreds of civilians and forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes, the UN said Tuesday.
Egypt's Jon Stewart slapped with $6.5 million fine
Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef has been fined over a dispute with a television channel which suspended his show after it lampooned military leaders.
The Islamic State is waging war on technocrats
'All my old colleagues, they’re all gone, fled to Turkey or the Kurdish areas,' explained one former businessman in Mosul.
Moderate Malaysia has so many fatwas there’s a website to keep track of them
Yoga? Death Metal? Petting puppies? They’re all forbidden by Malaysia’s Islamic clerics.
Kurdish group fighting Islamic State tells America: Stop calling us terrorists
The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has become a de facto ally of the US in its fight against IS. Now it wants to be taken off the State Department's terror list.
Tunisians vote in historic presidential run-off
Sunday's election pits a former Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali official against an incumbent who claims to defend the legacy of the 2011 revolution.
America is building a Sunni army in Iraq to take on the Islamic State
Impatient with the Iraqi government's failure to arm Sunni groups to tackle the Islamic State, the US is taking matters into its own hands.
Spiderman swoops in to save Cairo from the daily grind
Two residents of the city set out to highlight the daily difficulties faced by residents of the bustling metropolis.
The US Senate is about to blow the lid off the CIA's tortured recent history
Details like sexual threats and other heinous torture techniques used by the CIA are about to go public. US security personnel around the world are gearing up for a possible backlash.
US says it was unaware of talks to release S. African hostage killed in Yemen raid
Gift of the Givers, a relief group negotiating Pierre Korkie's release on behalf of his family, said the teacher had been due to be handed over on Sunday, hours after the raid.
At least 13 killed in failed US bid to rescue hostages in Yemen
US special forces raided the village of Dafaar in Shabwa province shortly after midnight on Saturday.
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.