Read Fast Facts from CNN about Massoud Barzani, the president of the Kurdish Regional Government in Iraq.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for an independent investigation into a Saudi-led coalition air strike in Yemen that killed dozens of children.
Israel launched scores of air strikes on Gaza after Hamas militants fired rockets into its territory, prompting warnings over the risks of escalation.
Read CNN's Fast Facts about Gilad Shalit and learn more about the Israeli soldier abducted and imprisoned by the military wing of Hamas from 2006 to 2011.
Dozens of children, many younger than 15, were killed in a Saudi-led coalition airstrike that hit a school bus in northern Yemen on Thursday, according to the Houthi-controlled Health Ministry.
Lebanon's parliament may soon legalize medicinal cannabis and its cultivation. Farmers affected by global warming say the change can't come soon enough.
Saudi Arabia's response to Canadian criticism over detained activists has struck some as disproportionate. Regional analysts, however, say it is consistent with Mohammed bin Salman's approach.
Syria's first lady Asma al-Assad has been diagnosed with breast cancer, the Syrian Presidency office announced in a tweet on Wednesday.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif welcomed his North Korean counterpart, Ri Yong Ho, to Tehran on Tuesday, hours after the United States reintroduced sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
Even before the United States reimposed a raft of sanctions on Iran Tuesday, the mere threat of them had begun to hit home for people in the capital Tehran.
Saudi Arabia's state airline will suspend all flights to and from Toronto starting next week, amid a intensifying diplomatic row between the two countries following Canada's refusal to back down from comments in defense of human rights inside the Kingdom.
More than ever, the UAE feels it must manage the optics of its more muscular approach to regional politics, including the war in Yemen.
The first wave of "snap back" sanctions -- reimposed due to the US departure from the nuclear deal -- will hit Iran's vulnerable economy harder than many are anticipating.
Amid escalating tensions that are damaging economic and diplomatic ties between the countries, Saudi Arabia said Monday that it would relocate about 7,000 Saudi scholarship recipients studying in Canada.
Iran said its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps held a naval exercise in the Strait of Hormuz last week "within the framework of their annual training program."
Tens of thousands of protesters packed Tel Aviv's Rabin Square on Saturday night in the largest protest yet against Israel's controversial nation-state law. Led by Israel's Druze minority, the crowd, filling nearly every square foot of the city's central square, repeatedly cheered "Equality!" as speakers railed against the recently passed legislation.
Mystery still surrounds Iran's surprise naval exercises in the strategic Strait of Hormuz this week, but no one here is ignoring it.
War-ravaged Yemen is teetering on the brink of a third cholera epidemic, the World Health Organization warned Friday.
Striking new drone images from the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, sheds light on the rarely accessible city, under siege for years and bombarded by Saudi-led airstrikes.
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