Israeli far-right politicians on Tuesday welcomed initial approval of a bill to legalize some 4,000 settler homes in the West Bank, calling it a step towards annexation of most of the Palestinian territory.Full Story
A seven-year-old Syrian girl whose Twitter account from Aleppo gained international attention has fled her home amid heavy fighting, but she and her family are safe for now, her father told AFP Tuesday.Full Story
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday said he would try to get Syrian peace talks going again with Russia's help as government forces closed in on rebels in the besieged city of Aleppo.Full Story
Syrian government troops seized five new districts of eastern Aleppo on Tuesday, including the strategic Shaar neighborhood, a monitoring group said.Full Story
Egyptian authorities announced Tuesday the arrest of 25 members of an international network allegedly trafficking in human organs, including university professors and doctors.Full Story
Syria's government on Tuesday said it would not agree to a ceasefire in Aleppo unless it guarantees a full withdrawal of rebel factions from the city.Full Story
Yemeni authorities have arrested eight suspected Islamic State group jihadists implicated in a spate of attacks targeting security personnel in second city Aden this year, police said.
Police in the southern port city, headquarters of Yemen's internationally recognised government, also seized silenced pistols and letters from IS leaders in Iraq and Syria, a statement said late on Monday.Full Story
A Saudi court Tuesday sentenced 15 people to death for spying for the kingdom's rival Iran, local media and a source close to the case said, in a move likely to heighten regional tensions.
The source told AFP that most of the 15 Saudis were members of the kingdom's Shiite minority.Full Story
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday that it was a "disgrace" that the international community had been unable to alleviate the suffering in Syria's besieged city of Aleppo.Full Story