- Middle East Over 80 IS Fighters Killed in U.S. Strikes in Libya More than 80 Islamic State jihadists were killed in a U.S. aerial blitz on training camps in Libya, including fighters involved in plotting attacks... 2
- Middle East Syria's Assad Says Astana Talks will Focus on Ceasefire Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said peace talks next week in the Kazakh capital will focus on enforcing a cessation of hostilities to allow a... 3
A British court on Tuesday ruled that a former Libyan militant can sue a former foreign minister and an ex-MI6 officer over his rendition in a landmark case that could pave the way for more lawsuits.Full Story
Saudi Arabia, one of the world's most prolific executioners, on Tuesday carried out its first death sentence of the year, after more than 150 in 2016.Full Story
Israeli forces have rearrested a Palestinian journalist who was freed from prison last year after an extended hunger strike, his family and Israeli officials said Tuesday.Full Story
The World Food Programme said Tuesday it has suspended aid drops to the besieged Syrian city of Deir Ezzor because of heavy fighting after a fierce assault by the Islamic State group.
IS has besieged Deir Ezzor's 100,000 residents since 2015 and already controls large parts of the city, but on Saturday advanced further inside remaining government-held territory.Full Story
Syria's UN ambassador will head the government delegation to upcoming peace talks, a Syrian daily reported Tuesday, while the opposition said it would be represented by rebel negotiator Mohammad Alloush.
Talks on the nearly six-year-old conflict, organised by Turkey, Russia and Iran, are set to begin on January 23 in the Kazakh capital Astana.Full Story
A U.N. envoy held talks with Yemen's President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi on Monday as the United Nations said the death toll from the war had reached 10,000.
The envoy, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, was in Aden for the meeting that focused on a return to a ceasefire and to political talks to end the nearly two-year war.Full Story
Morocco's parliament elected a new speaker on Monday, three months after elections that left the country, which aims to rejoin the African Union, without a government.Full Story
U.S. ally Saudi Arabia is "optimistic" about Donald Trump's impending presidency, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Monday, hailing Trump's stern line on arch-Saudi rival Iran and promise to defeat the Islamic State group.Full Story
Several United Nations agencies on Monday issued a joint statement on the situation in war-torn Syria, which is currently witnessing a fragile ceasefire.Full Story
Israel and the Palestinians remain as far apart as ever after a Paris conference, with attention now turning to whether U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will shake up the long-stagnant Middle East peace process.Full Story