Men kneel silently as they wait for their names to be called by Iraqi police screeners south of Mosul. …
Islamic State
The Trump administration has told Congress it plans to approve a multibillion-dollar sale of F-16 …
human rights
JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security cabinet has approved Israel's first …
Israeli cabinet
An Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighter waves a flag in Raqqa June 29, 2014. An airstrike killed a leader of propaganda operations for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, CBS …
ISIS
The view of the Trump administration is also at odds with European powers, who insist Assadmust step down. “You pick and choose your battles and when we’re looking at this, it’s about …
Bashar al-Assad
Israel's parliament is considering two bills that would silence mosque loudspeakers, at least during night hours, on the grounds that they cause an unnecessary noise disturbance. March 30, …
Israeli bill
Silver Stars awarded to Army special operators since the Sept. 11 terror attacks have mostly been quiet. But the Army provided some of the narratives surrounding the awards to USA TODAY. …
Silver Stars
ELYAKIM MILITARY BASE, Israel – Between a collection of concrete buildings with Arabic graffiti that are designed to simulate a typical Lebanese village, dozens of Israeli officers are gearing …
Hezbollah
KABUL — Afghanistan’s first — and only — all-female symphony is trying to change attitudes in a deeply conservative country where many see music as immoral, especially for women. The …
Afghanistan
GENEVA - The number of Syrians who have fled their country after six years of civil war has surpassed the 5 million mark, the UN refugee agency said on Thursday. UNHCR announced …
Syrian refugees
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's government has revealed the country's first budget in 12 years after discord and political paralysis had prevented politicians in past years from agreeing on a figure. …
Lebanese government
The Taliban in northern Afghanistan is seeking Russian assistance to build up its fight against Islamic State-backed militants along the country's border with the former Soviet Union, an …
Taliban
In late February, as Iraqi troops advanced on the western half of the city of Mosul, ISIS gunmen barged through Median Hikmat al-Galou’s house, commandeering it for the battle that now …
Mosul Civilians
OBOCK, Djibouti, March 30 (UPI) --Madinah Ibrahim Ali has crossed the Red Sea twice. The first time, 25 years ago, she was fleeing the Eritrean regime with her husband toward the Arabian …
Yemen