The leaders of Syria and Saudi Arabia launched an unprecedented effort Friday to defuse fears of violence over upcoming indictments in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
The United States told Scotland it was “far preferable” to free the Lockerbie bomber than have him transferred to a Libyan jail, leaked documents showed Sunday amid renewed U.S. criticism of the release.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement insisted Tuesday that direct peace talks with Israel hinge on a complete halt to Jewish settlement building.
Syria has banned the face-covering Islamic veil from the country's universities, as similar moves in Europe spark cries of discrimination against Muslims.
The discovery of a gigantic natural-gas reservoir less than 100 miles off Israel's coast seems like great news for the diplomatically and militarily embattled country. The gas finding will strengthen Israel's energy security, enable it to become an important gas exporter and contribute wealth to its economy.
The picturesque, mountain-rimmed Minam River Lodge in this sprawling federal wilderness is a place to get unplugged. It takes an 8 1/2-mile hike or horseback ride to get here and — best of all — cell phones don't work.
Former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi said Friday that the formation of an Iraqi government was near, four months after an inconclusive election threw the fledgling democracy into its latest political stalemate.
CNN has fired an editor responsible for Middle Eastern coverage after she posted a note on Twitter expressing admiration for a late Lebanese cleric considered an inspiration for the Hezbollah militant movement.
Mexicans voted for new governors and mayors across a third of the country Sunday in an election soured by drug-gang killings and intimidation and expected to hand the main opposition party sweeping gains.