Middle East

FILE - Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan seen at his palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, June 4, 2008.

Saudi Intelligence Chief Replaced

Bandar bin Sultan came under criticism for supporting al Qaida, prompting King Abdallah to wrest Syria operations away from him in February, handing them to Interior Minister Prince Mohammed bin Nayef More

New YouTube video from Islamist militant web site.

Yemen's al-Qaida Leader Vows to Attack America in New Video

Internet video dated March 2014 shows masked men waving al-Qaida's black flag, celebrating arrival of freed prisoners More

FILE - A Syrian man injured by Syrian government shelling lies in a hospital bed in Aleppo, Syria.

UN Security Council Views Grim Images of Syrian Dead

Council members held an informal meeting Tuesday to see some of the 55,000 photos taken by a former member of the Syrian military police More

FILE - Egyptian lawyer and candidate for the Egyptian presidency Hazem Salah Abu Ismail, center, is guarded by his supporters at Tahrir Square during a protest against the ruling military council, in Cairo, Egypt, Oct. 28, 2011.

Egyptian Court Jails 119 Morsi Supporters

Judge also sentenced prominent politician Hazem Salah Abu Ismail to seven years in prison on charges of forging his mother's citizenship documents so he could contest 2012 presidential election More

FILE - Iraqi journalists carry a mock coffin at a symbolic funeral for Mohammed Badawi, the Baghdad bureau chief of Radio Free Iraq, in Baghdad's Jadriyah district, March 23, 2014.

CPJ: Iraq Remains World Leader in Unsolved Murders of Journalists

Syria appears for the first time this year, with seven journalists killed in deliberate attacks and no convictions More

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UN Security Council Views Grim Images of Syrian Dead

Council members held an informal meeting Tuesday to see some of the 55,000 photos taken by a former member of the Syrian military police

Israeli, Palestinian Negotiators to Meet Wednesday, US Says

Despite current stalemate, sides will try to extend peace talks beyond an April 29 deadline, says State Department

France Pushes for Syrian Referral to ICC

France presents graphic images from so-called 'Caesar' report of individuals allegedly tortured, starved and killed by Syrian government to UN Security Council

Tensions Rise Between Turkey's Government and Courts

Recent court decisions could signal a new political confrontation

Saudi Arabia Tightens Curbs on Dissent Over Stability Concerns

Move raises fears that a more open space for public debate that emerged in recent years is under threat

Ailing Algerian President Expected to Win Election

Abdel-Aziz Bouteflika took power in 1999, at tail end of a civil war that pitted Islamist extremists against military-backed government

Jordanian Ambassador Abducted in Libya

Ambassador's driver was wounded in attack

Rouhani: Iran Sanctions Will Unravel in Months

Rouhani's comment follows an easing of sanctions at nuclear talks with world powers in return for Iranian concessions

Bomb Wounds 3 in Egyptian Capital

Officials say rush-hour blast targeted security checkpoint near al-Galaa bridge in central Cairo

Iran Asks UN to Address US Refusal to Issue Envoy Visa

Iran's mission to the UN said that the refusal has 'negative implications' diplomatically and creates a dangerous precedent

Video Passover Celebrates Liberation from Bondage

According to scripture, God helped the Jews, led by Moses, escape bondage in Egypt and cross the Red Sea into the desert

Three Lebanese al-Manar TV Journalists Killed in Syria

Journalists working for Hezbollah-owned television network killed after coming under attack in historic Christian town of Maaloula, north of Damascus
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