Two Swedes being held by the al Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front have been released. The Nusra Front was once considered the most powerful insurgent group in Syria, but has since been eclipsed by the "Islamic State."
Three explosive-rigged vehicles have been detonated in a deadly attack targeting Iraqi border posts, officials have said. The attackers were from Belgium, France and Senegal, according to an "IS" statement.
After former President Saleh called for reconciliation, John Kerry has urged the Houthi rebels to join peace negotiations. Hundreds of civilians have been killed in Saudi airstrikes targeting the rebels this month.
Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh urged Shiite rebel groups in his country to comply with the UN Security Council's decisions. He called on all warring factions to withdraw from all provinces.
Anti-regime groups have made gains in a joint offensive on a bastion of Syria's government. As the country's civil war continues, the UN-appointed mediator is hoping to restart peace talks.
According to the UN agency for children, at least 115 minors have been killed in Yemen since the end of March. UNICEF also reports that children have been forcibly recruited into armed groups.
Saudi-led warplanes have launched more airstrikes in Yemen, as both sides call for talks but press on with military action. The World Health Organization has said the death toll since March has topped 1,000.
A Saudi-led coalition has launched a new round of airstrike in Yemen, targeting several rebel positions across the country. Pakistan's top leaders are in Saudi Arabia to push for negotiations in the Yemen conflict.
Skeptical US lawmakers have been probing the "framework agreement" on Iran’s nuclear program. DW spoke to one of the leading experts giving testimony on Capitol Hill, former UN weapons inspector David Albright.
Yemen's Houthi rebels have said they want to participate in UN-sponsored peace talks, but only after a complete ceasefire. Saudi-led airstrikes against the group continued Wednesday, despite Riyadh's plan to stop them.
Houthis have taken over a loyalist military brigade in Taiz, Yemen's third largest city. But as regional actors call for a political solution, southern militias vow to step up their fight against the rebels.
US President Barack Obama has warned Iran against shipping weapons to Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen. The warning comes as the Saudi-led coalition ended its month-long campaign of airstrikes targeting the rebels.