Middle East

Suicide attack on Afghan police convoy kills 37

KABUL, Afghanistan — A twin suicide attack on a convoy of buses carrying police cadets killed 37 people and wounded 40 others on Thursday, an ...

Turkish raids target Islamic State group, 13 held

ISTANBUL — Police on Thursday conducted simultaneous raids on 16 locations in Istanbul, rounding up 13 people suspected of involvement in a devastating attack at ...

UN says Iraqi children 'relentlessly targeted' in war

BAGHDAD — The U.N. children's fund warned on Thursday that 3.6 million Iraqi children are at "serious risk" of death, injury, sexual violence, abduction and ...

Syrians trapped without aid near Jordan face starvation

AMMAN, Jordan — The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders has urged the international community to rescue tens of thousands of displaced Syrians who have ...

Israeli girl, 13, dies after Palestinian stabbing

JERUSALEM — A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli teenager to death in her bedroom in the West Bank early Thursday before he was shot dead, the ...

Yemeni officials say Saudi-led airstrike has killed 25

SANAA, Yemen — An airstrike early on Tuesday by a Saudi-led coalition targeting Shiite rebels in Yemen's southern province of Taiz killed 25 people — ...

Netanyahu: Deal with Turkey promotes 'stability' in Mideast

ROME — Israel and Turkey have announced a reconciliation deal to end a bitter six-year rift between the Mideast powers. In Rome, Israeli Prime Minister ...

Bombings claimed by ISIS kill dozens in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen — An Islamic State affiliate carried out a series of attacks in Yemen's southern port city of Mukalla on Monday, killing at least ...

Jordan seals last entry point for Syria refugees

AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan sealed its last entry point for Syrian refugees Tuesday after a cross-border suicide attack killed six members of the Jordanian security ...

Egyptian court rejects transfer of islands to Saudis

CAIRO — An Egyptian court Tuesday struck down an agreement to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, delivering a rare rebuke to President ...

Twin blasts near Damascus kill at least 12, wound dozens

BEIRUT — Two suicide bombers struck close to the Syrian capital Saturday, killing at least 12 people and wounding dozens in the latest attack to ...

Suicide bombings in and around Iraqi capital kill 27 people

BAGHDAD — Two suicide attacks in and outside the Iraqi capital killed at least 27 people and wounded dozens on Thursday, officials said. The deadliest attack ...

Iraqi forces push deeper into Islamic State-held Fallujah

NAYMIYAH, Iraq — Iraq's elite counterterrorism forces on Wednesday pushed deeper into Islamic State-held Fallujah, more than two weeks after the operation to retake the ...

Islamic State loses ground on 3 battlefields

NAYMIYAH, Iraq — A column of black Humvees carrying Iraqi special forces rolled into southern Fallujah on Wednesday, the first time in more than two ...

EgyptAir flight lands in Uzbekistan after bomb threat

CAIRO — Egyptian officials say an EgyptAir aircraft that made an emergency landing in Uzbekistan following a bomb threat has resumed its flight to Beijing. They ...

Road accident in Saudi Arabia kills 15, injures 60

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — A Saudi Red Crescent spokesman says a road accident involving a bus and a truck killed 15 people and left 60 ...

Egypt says signals picked up from doomed plane's black boxes

CAIRO — Egypt said Wednesday that a French ship has picked up signals from deep under the Mediterranean Sea, presumed to be from black boxes ...

UN warns 20,000 children are trapped in Iraq's Fallujah

BAGHDAD — The U.N. children's fund has issued a stark warning to Iraqi troops and Islamic State militants to spare the children amid a battle ...

Israel frees Jewish extremist from 10-month detention

JERUSALEM — Israel on Wednesday freed a Jewish extremist detained 10 months ago amid a security crackdown on extremists following an arson attack in which ...

Airstrikes kill 23 in Syrian city; Russia says it's not involved

BEIRUT — A wave of late night airstrikes pummeled the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib, killing at least 23 people, wounding dozens and trapping several ...