Iran has presented a plan to the UN in a bid to end the conflict in Yemen. The proposal calls for international action to put an end to the Saudi-led airstrikes against Houthi rebels believed to be backed by Tehran.
As the crisis in Yemen continues to unfold, the German government has flown over 100 European nationals and their relatives safely to Djibouti. Violence in the country has killed hundreds in the past three weeks.
A car bomb has exploded outside the US embassy buidling in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil, killing at least three people and wounding five others. The "Islamic State" terror group claimed responsibility for the attack.
The United Nations has launched an appeal for hundreds of millions of dollars in donations, in a bid to help civilians caught in the escalating Yemen conflict. The bulk of the fund would be intended for supplying food.
Military and logistic support from Turkey was the key factor in extremists' takeover of Idlib, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said. He has also blamed Ankara for the failure of a UN ceasefire plan in Aleppo.
Al Qaeda militants have tightened their grip on much of southeastern Yemen, which has long been torn by violence. The country is "in flames," said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon while calling for an end to fighting.
Yemen's newly appointed Vice President Khaled Bahah has urged renegade army units to end their support for Shiite rebels. The call comes after his government was exiled more than two weeks ago.
Israel has come to a standstill in two minutes of silence to remember the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis in the Holocaust. Earlier, Prime Minister Netanyahu compared Israel's arch-foe, Iran, to the Nazis.
In a speech marking the country's Holocaust remembrance, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu compared Iran to the Nazi regime. He also accused the international community of repeating mistakes made before World War II.
United Nations' special adviser to Yemen, Jamal Benomar, is likely to be replaced, according to a diplomatic source. The veteran Moroccan diplomat has apparently irked Riyadh for his handling of the Yemen crisis.
Iran's president Hassan Rouhani has downplayed the role of the US Congress in Tehran's final nuclear agreement with the world powers. He said his country is not only negotiating with the US.
Washington has pledged $200 million in humanitarian assistance to Iraq, however, there hasn't been any promise for more military aid. The Iraqi PM did not ask for it during his meeting with Obama, said the White House.