A senior official with the Palestinian party Fatah was badly beaten up in the Gaza Strip on Monday, with the group accusing the strip's Islamist rulers Hamas of responsibility.Full Story
Morocco said Monday its coastguard rescued 53 sub-Saharan migrants and found three people dead on a rubber boat that deflated in the Mediterranean on a crossing to Europe.Full Story
The U.S. ambassador to Germany led protests outside the U.N. Monday over what he termed the "bigotry" faced by Israel at the Human Rights Council, as nations weighed condemnations of Israel.
Several hundred people joined the protests which were largely focused on the council's so-called Agenda Item 7, a fixture on the council's schedule exclusively devoted to resolutions condemning Israel's treatment of the Palestinians.Full Story
Syrian government forces will reclaim control of northeastern areas controlled by the U.S.-backed Kurds, whether by force or through reconciliation, the defense minister warned Monday.Full Story
A shroud of black smoke covered the Islamic State group's last Syria redoubt on Monday as US-backed forces battled holdout jihadists after a night of shelling and heavy air strikes.
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic forces have been closing in on IS fighters holed up in a small sliver of territory in the village of Baghouz in eastern Syria since January.Full Story
Locked in a tough re-election campaign, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week will host a visit from the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo before flying to Washington for a possible meeting with President Donald Trump.
But Pompeo's Jerusalem visit -- sandwiched by additional stops in Kuwait and Beirut -- reflects a larger agenda than simply lending US support to an important regional friend at a key time.Full Story
An Israeli man wounded in a Palestinian attack that killed an Israeli soldier and injured another one in the occupied West Bank died of his injuries on Monday, his family said.Full Story
Two Iraqi soldiers were killed in rare clashes Sunday with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in the north of the country where the group has bases, the army said overnight.Full Story
More than a year before the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved a secret campaign to silence dissenters, The New York Times reported on Sunday.Full Story
The United States strongly denied Sunday a report that it intended to leave almost 1,000 troops in Syria, adding plans for a residual force of around 200 troops had not changed.Full Story