The militant Nusra Front group says its military commander has been killed in an air strike. A number of the group's other prominent leaders are also believed dead.
Two decades of Palestinian security cooperation with Israel are in doubt after the PLO's central council called for terminating the partnership. President Abbas's administration will decide on implementing the move.
A barrel bomb dropped by helicopter has killed at least 18 people in Syria's divided northern city of Aleppo. Further battles continue around a government intelligence headquarters targeted in a previous rebel attack.
The Iraqi army is standing at the gates of Tikrit to defeat "Islamic State" terrorists. But the war cannot be won by military means alone, writes Kersten Knipp. It requires a political solution.
Top US General Martin Dempsey has said Iran's involvement in dislodging "Islamic State" from the city of Tikrit could be "positive." Tens of thousands of Iraqi troops and Shiite militiamen have moved in around the city.
Four years after the uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Turkey has to accept that it has failed in its main aim: Assad is still in power. What now?
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s contentious speech before Congress did not move the debate about a possible nuclear deal with Iran forward. Instead it made Israel – at least for the occasion - a partisan issue.
Iraq says its forces have closed in on the city of Tikrit in a fierce battle to stop the advance of the "Islamic State" (IS). Baghdad's biggest operation so far against the jihadist group is said to be making progress.
In a controversial speech to US lawmakers, Israeli PM Netanyahu cautioned that the proposed deal with Iran would not stop or slow down its production of nuclear bombs. In fact, it would do the opposite, he argued.
Half a year has passed since the end of the war in the Gaza Strip. With reconstruction moving slowly and borders mostly closed, hopelessness is spreading among those living in the ruins. Tania Krämer reports from Gaza.
Israel's upcoming parliamentary election is, in part, a referendum on the country's self-image, with far-reaching consequences for domestic and foreign policy, says Kerstin Müller of the Heinrich Böll Foundation.
Despite public bickering between US and Israeli officials, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the alliance between the countries "is stronger than ever." His remarks come a day before he addresses the US Congress.
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