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October 4, 2015 4:42 pm

A Palestinian man stabbed and killed two people in Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday before police shot him dead, officers said, amid an uptick in violence in the city and occupied West Bank.

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October 3, 2015 3:50 pm

"Following a coordinated rescue operation at scene of multiple explosions in both Nyaya and Kuje, which are satellite towns of Federal Capital Territory Abuja, so far 15 persons lost their lives and 41 injured," NEMA said.

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October 1, 2015 8:17 am

The Palestinians campaigned for a General Assembly resolution that was overwhelmingly approved on September 10 allowing the UN observer states to fly their flags alongside those of the 193 UN member states.

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September 30, 2015 10:16 pm

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that not fulfilling their (Saudis) obligation to transfer holy bodies, will have Iran's tough and fierce reaction."

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September 30, 2015 2:48 pm

Iran's health minister arrived in Mecca today to head the effort to return the bodies, having tried to go earlier but his plane was refused permission to land.

September 26, 2015 5:26 pm

The men were killed by heavy gunfire from the Yemen side of the border on Friday after their patrol vehicle was hit by a mine explosion, the ministry said.

In this Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 photo, an explosion is seen following a Saudi-led airstrike at a site believed to be one of the largest weapons depots in Sanaa, Yemen. The war in Yemen escalated in March when the Saudi-led coalition launched a campaign involving air strikes and ground troops against Shiite Houthi rebels and their allies. More than 2,100 civilians have been killed, according to U.N. estimates. The coalition recently has sought to retake rebel-held Sanaa. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
September 25, 2015 8:33 pm

Security and medical officials, who remain neutral in the conflict that has splintered Yemen, said Friday that Saudi airstrikes killed three children in downtown Taiz.

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September 24, 2015 8:26 pm

A city resident says the bombardment, which included dropping barrel bombs, continued for the third straight day on Thursday, without any let up as Muslims started marking the first day of the Eid Al-Adha holiday.

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September 25, 2015 8:54 am

The IS affiliate's claim of responsibility came in a statement circulated on Twitter by the Sunni militant group's supporters.

September 24, 2015 6:25 pm

Putin appears to see the rise of the IS as both a major potential threat to Russia and a common cause that could help restore ties with the West, ravaged by the Ukrainian crisis.

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September 24, 2015 5:51 pm

On occasion, the hajj and events surrounding it have been marred by accidents and tragedies, such as Thursday's stampede near Mecca that killed at least 310 people.

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September 24, 2015 1:22 pm

The hajj is a main pillar of Islam, required of all able-bodied Muslims to perform once in their lifetime.

September 23, 2015 9:01 pm

The assault ships, which can each carry 16 helicopter gunships, 700 troops and up to 50 armored vehicles, were originally intended for Russia.

September 23, 2015 4:30 pm

In recent days, Burkina Faso's army sent troops into the capital to pressure Diendere and his soldiers to cede power.

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September 23, 2015 4:01 pm

The deal was signed a day after troops entered Burkina's capital Ouagadougou, turning up the pressure on the elite presidential guards (RSP) who staged the coup.

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September 23, 2015 10:06 am

Abbas sees Israel's actions at al-Aqsa as an attempt to change the long-standing status quo under which Jewish access is permitted but Jewish prayer banned.

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September 23, 2015 8:07 am

There was a tense standoff in the capital Tuesday after Burkina Faso's coup leader, Gen. Gilbert Diendere, refused to heed a deadline for his men to lay down their arms even after troops opposing the takeover poured into the capital Ouagadougou.

September 22, 2015 8:21 pm

Hadi's return Tuesday comes after he fled Yemen by sea in March as Shiite Houthi rebels and their allies moved on his last refuge in the south.

September 22, 2015 8:37 pm

Gen. Gilbert Diendere, the coup leader who was head of an elite presidential guard until last year, said he awaits the results of talks by West African regional mediators in Abuja, Nigeria.

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September 22, 2015 5:50 pm

During Haj, men pilgrims wear a seamless two-piece white garment, symbolising a state of purity. Women also generally wear white, covering full body except their faces and hands.

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September 22, 2015 4:49 pm

Monday's strikes hit Palmyra and two other towns in Homs province, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.

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September 23, 2015 8:11 am

"We await a clear standpoint on this terrorist act from all members of the international community, including regional actors," Russia's foreign ministry said in a statement.

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September 22, 2015 3:05 pm

Military convoys from regional centres drove towards the capital Ouagadougou on Monday, cheered along by residents opposed to last week's military coup.

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September 23, 2015 8:11 am

Nigerian army spokesman said on Sunday that three bombs had gone off.

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September 21, 2015 3:01 pm

Rock throwing is becoming commonplace in Jerusalem amid a wave of Palestinian unrest, leading to calls for a harsh crackdown and adding to tensions over access to a key holy site.

September 21, 2015 9:47 am

That could prove to be the serious sticking point in a draft agreement released late Sunday following two days of talks led by the presidents of Senegal and Benin.

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September 21, 2015 9:11 am

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the initial suspicion has fallen on the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.

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September 20, 2015 4:15 pm

The officials said many managed to escape, but dozens remain buried under the rubble.

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September 19, 2015 7:02 pm

Sheikh Rashid was the first son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and his senior wife, Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum.

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September 19, 2015 6:20 pm

The new cabinet includes 16 new ministers out of 33 in total but few important posts were handed to newcomers.

September 19, 2015 3:47 pm

Transitional leaders were supposed to steer Burkina Faso to elections next month, but that process was derailed when Gen. Gilbert Diendere seized power Thursday.

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September 19, 2015 2:57 pm

Al-Nusra is a leading member of an alliance of jihadist and Islamist forces called the "Army of Conquest" that overran the Abu Duhur military airport on September 9.

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September 19, 2015 7:57 am

Palestinians also clashed with Israeli forces in Hebron, Qalandia and elsewhere.

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September 18, 2015 10:20 pm

"An armed group carried out an attack this morning on the prison located on the Mitiga air base, to try to free the detainees," the airport security official said.

September 18, 2015 6:13 pm

The U.N.'s children agency says 1.4 million children overall are "on the run" in Nigeria and neighboring countries where the group has sown terror in recent months.

September 18, 2015 5:08 pm

The junta released a statement Friday saying that Michel Kafando was freed from military custody.