Ex-Barcelona star Carles Puyol was due to be a World Cup pundit in Iran but was barred from the studio.
An Indian chess champion has pulled out of a tournament in Iran over the country's compulsory headscarf rule.
Pro-government forces shell rebel-held areas of Deraa province ahead of an expected offensive.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sara faces charges over alleged misuse of state funds.
Women in Tehran celebrated watching their first game after restrictions on entering stadiums were lifted.
Hundreds of Iranian women watched their first men's football match in a stadium last night.
Both mobile and fixed internet lines were shut off for two hours nationwide during key school tests.
Iran defender Milad Mohammadi's failed throw-in against Spain has commentators and social media in hysterics.
Spain edge out a gallant Iran in an absorbing contest to ensure they will reach the World Cup knockout stage with a draw in their final group game.
War crimes were committed by both sides in Syria's Eastern Ghouta region, investigators say.
Cristiano Ronaldo continues his sensational start to the World Cup with the winner as Portugal knock out Morocco.
The children were supposed to eat at a restaurant in the mall but were denied entry.
Israel's military says it struck 25 targets after Palestinian militants fired 45 rockets or mortars.
Oxford MP Layla Moran says Dubai "is using Oxford University's good name without prior permission".
Journalist Paula Dear and photographer Freya Dowson document female refugees who are head of their households.
On World Refugee Day, one Syrian girl talks about doing homework in a tent and her future ambitions.
The conflict in Yemen has been raging for years - but what is it all about?
The US envoy to the UN called the 47-member council "hypocritical and self-serving".
Russia move to the brink of qualifying for the last 16 of the World Cup after they beat Mohamed Salah's Egypt in St Petersburg.
Images from a driving centre in Dhahran, where women are preparing for the ban's end on 24 June.
The incident was the catalyst for large street rallies in solidarity with Germany's Jewish community .
The airport was the first objective in the Red Sea city of the government and its Gulf backers.
Neither the Iranian nor Dutch authorities are commenting on claims that Iran could have been behind the 2015 killing near Amsterdam.
The Islamic State group banned girls from attending school, but these friends found a way to study.
Harry Kane's stoppage-time winner ensures England started their World Cup campaign with victory after Tunisia threaten to snatch a point.
The US denies that it attacked a position on the Syrian side of the border, killing 22 militiamen.
Gonen Segev was allegedly recruited as an agent by Israel's arch-enemy Iran while he lived in Nigeria.
Tunisians are enjoying greater freedom since the 2011 revolution, and now gay rights activists hope they will also benefit.
Fighting goes on despite government reports the airport in the key Yemen city was seized from rebels.
Saudi-backed government forces say they have freed the hub from Houthi rebels.