Middle East

Jordan shoots down 'aerial target' near Syria

Jordan shoots down 'aerial target' near Syrian border; Islamic group battles in province

Updated 01 minutes, 06 seconds ago

5 killed in West Bank, amid new Gaza truce efforts

5 Palestinians killed in West Bank, amid new attempts to reach Israel-Hamas truce

Updated 01 minutes, 09 seconds ago

Iraq Sunni militias pinched by jihadis, corruption

In Iraq, Sunni tribal militias undermined by corruption, left vulnerable to extremists

Updated 01 minutes, 39 seconds ago

Gunmen kill 2 senior officers in Egypt's Sinai

Egyptian official: Gunmen kill 2 senior officers in Egypt's troubled Sinai Peninsula

Updated 09 minutes, 30 seconds ago

Deal still elusive for Gaza cease-fire

Short truce between Israel, Hamas could begin this weekend as parties look for long-term peace

Updated 09 minutes, 45 seconds ago

Hamas tunnel threat at center of war with Israel

Palestinian militant tunnel threat takes center stage in latest war with Israel

Updated 09 minutes, 49 seconds ago

Iraqi cleric urges leaders not to 'cling' to power

Iraq's top Shiite cleric makes thinly veiled appeal to al-Maliki to step down

Updated 52 minutes, 00 seconds ago

Busy Gaza morgue performs Muslim burial rituals

At busy Gaza morgue, the dead _ considered martyrs _ are dressed for burial in Muslim ritual

Friday - 07/25/2014, 05:06am EDT

UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

UN school sheltering Palestinians in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

Friday - 07/25/2014, 02:36am EDT

In Gaza war, Egypt taking hard line over border

Facing calls to open Gaza border, Egypt takes tough line in rivalry with Hamas

Friday - 07/25/2014, 02:18am EDT

Israel swears in new president amid Gaza war

Man of peace, Israel's Peres ends presidency amid war with Hamas; hands reins to hard-liner

Thursday - 07/24/2014, 03:36pm EDT

Israeli border towns empty, adjust to new threats

Israeli border towns empty, adjust to new threats from Gaza as war wages on

Thursday - 07/24/2014, 11:50am EDT

Islamic militants seize part of Syrian army base

Activists: Islamic State militants storm, capture part of army base in northern Syria

Thursday - 07/24/2014, 09:42am EDT

Casualty numbers raise questions about Gaza war

Palestinian civilian casualties raise questions about Israeli campaign, possible war crimes

Thursday - 07/24/2014, 04:30am EDT

Egypt judge: Al-Jazeera team did "devil's" work

In reasoning for heavy sentences, Egypt judge says Al-Jazeera reporters did the "devil's" job

Thursday - 07/24/2014, 03:22am EDT

US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

Top US diplomat pushes for cease-fire as Gaza families flee heavy fighting in south

Thursday - 07/24/2014, 02:00am EDT

Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down

Shiite politicians say Iraq's al-Maliki rejected top ally Iran's pressure to step down

Wednesday - 07/23/2014, 06:33pm EDT

Kerry cites progress in Gaza cease-fire talks

Bloodshed continues, but Kerry cites progress in cease-fire negotiations between Israel, Hamas

Wednesday - 07/23/2014, 05:22pm EDT