Middle East

Kurds claim advances in Iraq as Britain joins fray

Kurds claim advances in fighting with extremists in Iraq as Britain carries out first strikes

Updated 11 minutes, 21 seconds ago

Hostage tale suggests IS wary of upsetting Turkey

Truck drivers' account of captivity suggests Islamic State is wary of upsetting Turkey

Updated 12 minutes, 01 seconds ago

Israel, Palestinians part ways in dueling speeches

In dueling UN speeches Israel, Palestinians outline unilateral moves unlikely to succeed

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 06:12pm EDT

Iranian filmmakers call for nuclear deal

Prominent Iranian movie directors launch campaign calling for nuclear deal

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 05:28pm EDT

Wave of attacks kills nearly 50 in Iraq

Wave of attacks mainly targeting Shiites kills nearly 50 people in Iraq, officials say

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 04:48pm EDT

Gaza lions sent to Jordan after war damages zoo

Gaza lions en route to Jordan via Israel after zoo damaged in war

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 04:10pm EDT

US-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Turkey

US-led airstrikes target Islamic State group outside Kurdish town near border with Turkey

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 03:23pm EDT

Algeria identifies some kidnappers of French hiker

Algeria identifies some kidnappers of French hiker later beheaded by Islamic militants

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 03:20pm EDT

Iraqi Arabs claim persecution by Kurds

Arab Iraqis say Kurdish soldiers created difficult situation for displaced people in Kirkuk

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 03:20pm EDT

Tunisia presidential vote to feature 27 candidates

Tunisia's presidential vote will feature 27 candidates, including 1 woman

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 03:01pm EDT

Islamist-allied militias in Libya reject UN talks

Islamist-allied militias in control of Libyan capital reject UN talks, call for cease-fire

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 01:10pm EDT

Algeria opposition warns over president's absence

Algerian opposition politician warns country paralyzed due to ailing president's absence

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 11:10am EDT

Egypt president gives army control of arms imports

Egyptian president amends law to give military control over arms imports

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 10:10am EDT

Iran to help Lebanon army fight extremists

Tehran to supply Lebanese army with equipment to fight extremists, Iranian official says

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 07:30am EDT

Battle against Islamic State creates new alliances

Battle against Islamic State creates new alliances, prompts governments to rethink priorities

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 04:26am EDT

Islamic State closes in on Kurdish area of Syria

Islamic State militants close in on Kurdish area of Syria despite US-led coalition airstrikes

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 01:50am EDT

Israel's shadowy Mossad looks to recruit online

Israel's secretive Mossad spy agency looks to the Internet to recruit potential agents

Monday - 09/29/2014, 06:34pm EDT

Rival Libyan lawmakers hold UN-brokered talks

Rival Libyan lawmakers hold UN-brokered talks for 1st time since upsurge of violence

Monday - 09/29/2014, 03:10pm EDT

Israel's Netanyahu says will refute Gaza "lies"

Netanyahu promises to refute "lies directed against" Israel over Gaza war in Monday UN speech

Monday - 09/29/2014, 06:50am EDT

Al-Qaida leader warns of revenge for airstrikes

Syria's al-Qaida affiliate warns that war will reach West if airstrikes continue

Monday - 09/29/2014, 03:16am EDT