Al Jazeera examines what is behind the cross-border violence and threats between Israel and Syria.
Myanmar, which is conducting a 'textbook ethnic cleansing' of its Rohingya minority, is among the beneficiaries.
The Syrian city has suffered the same fate as Dresden during World War II, Russian defence ministry says.
Kurdish opposition group says Kurdistan Regional Government head failed to heed advice on referendum and caused crisis.
Two men were found guilty after shoving black victim into coffin and threatening to set him on fire.
Tehran helped keep rebels from government centres of power but its rising influence could undermine Assad's government.
Groups call on Alexis Tsipras to transfer refugees living in poor conditions on islands to the mainland before winter.
Voters overwhelmingly demand more regional control over tax revenues and immigration from central government.
The centre of the picturesque lakeside town was heavily damaged in a campaign of shelling and aerial bombing.
Those who destroyed Raqqa seem unwilling to pay for its reconstruction.
Prime minister's ruling coalition wins super majority in snap election, boosting push to reform pacifist constitution.
Joint public appearance at Middle East Forum signals warming of ties between Saudi Arabia and Israel.
America's top diplomat is back in the Gulf trying again to heal the rift between Arab allies.
US-backed rebels defeat ISIL fighters 'with little damage' after a 'large-scale' push to seize Syria's biggest oilfield.
Exit polls show prime minister set to become his country's longest serving leader since the second world war.
Top US diplomat holds talks in Qatar after visit to Saudi Arabia as part of renewed efforts to resolve diplomatic rift.
A film and a real-life story highlight the very different reactions of the Kremlin to a Russian-Ukrainian love affair.
Opposition leader rules out contesting the outcome of Thursday's vote in court, calling it 'a waste of time'.
Group brushes off talk of tension and praises Qatar for 'pioneering role' in improving lives of Palestinians in Gaza.
Lombardy and Veneto vote in a non-binding referendums to gain more control over its financial affairs.
A resounding majority could pave the way for the Japanese leader to revise the country's pacifist constitution.
Roadside bomb attack kills 11 people, including women, days after more than 350 lost their lives in Somali city.
Top US diplomat offers little optimism as he visits Riyadh and Doha in new push to resolve Gulf diplomatic dispute.
Hundreds of thousands amass in Barcelona after Spanish government announces plan to sack Catalonia's separatist leaders.
Latest suicide bombing kills 15 army trainees in Kabul, the seventh major assault in the war-torn country since Tuesday.
PM Rajoy's cabinet moves to suspend Catalonia's separatist government and calls for fresh elections in the region.
Iraqi forces and allied Shia militias claim control of Kirkuk province after intense battle against Kurdish forces.
Shia mosque in Kabul and Sunni mosque in Ghor province targeted in separate incidents, claiming more than 60 lives.
South Yemen's fight for independence is being financed and politically supported by the UAE, Yemeni officials say.
Six years since the overthrow of Gaddafi and despite Libya's chaotic turn, rebels say the revolution was still worth it.
Thousands of families need urgent assistance, official says, as UN raises concern over reports of Kurds being displaced.
US top diplomat indicates there has been little progress on the eve of trip to region in renewed bid to mediate crisis.
Palestinian parties say they will stand firm after statement from US official against Hamas' role in unity government.
Described as 'nuclear option', Article 155 allows Madrid to suspend Catalonia's autonomy and has never been used before.
Army base targeted by two suicide bombers then overrun by gunmen in hours-long firefight.
Hundreds protest Trump's latest ban on individuals from six Muslim-majority countries, North Korea and Venezuela.
Law requires individuals to uncover their faces when receiving public services, including riding public buses.
Muslim women particularly vulnerable of rising racist sentiment say activists and victims, as government releases study.
Roselyn Akombe, a top commissioner from the country's electoral body, says next week's poll will not be 'credible'.