Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in their meeting that the kingdom continues to support Palestinian claims to Jerusalem.
Two House lawmakers and combat veterans are leading a bipartisan effort urging the Justice Department to open an investigation into the role the Syrian regime, led by President Bashar al-Assad, played in targeting American troops during the war in Iraq.
President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to cut off U.S. funding to countries that support a resolution criticizing his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Iran’s state television says that a magnitude 5.2 earthquake has jolted a town near the country’s capital.
Israel is intensively lobbying countries around the world to oppose a U.N. resolution criticizing President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Israeli officials said Wednesday.
A 16-year-old Palestinian girl is being celebrated by Palestinians as a hero and symbol of a new generation after kicking and slapping two Israeli soldiers.
The United Nations humanitarian agency says six aid workers who went missing after clashes broke out in South Sudan days ago have returned safely.
A close ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has resigned as coalition whip, robbing the embattled Israeli leader of a key ally as the two men face separate corruption investigations.
Lebanon’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia and his Saudi counterpart are caught in what appears to be a diplomatic tussle over representation, with each country delaying accreditation of the other’s diplomat, though both were named months ago.
The United Nations has called for calm and restraint in Iraq’s self-ruled Kurdish region after security forces killed and wounded number of demonstrators protesting the delay in their salaries, poor services and rampant corruption.
The Latest on developments related to the U.S. recognition of the contested city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital (all times local): 3 p.m. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has arrived in Saudi Arabia for talks with King Salman and his heir, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, following a U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency says a former vice president has been sentenced to 63 years in prison over misuse of public funds while in office.
Egyptian officials say security forces have clashed with Islamic militants near the airport of the northern Sinai city of el-Arish, killing five of them a day after a missile hit the facility during a visit by the defense and interior ministers.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says he will travel to New York with his Palestinian counterpart to attend the U.N. General Assembly vote seeking to reject President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Turkey’s president is railing against the United Arab Emirates’ foreign minister, who retweeted a post that accused the Turkish leader’s Ottoman “forefathers” of mistreating Arabs and stealing manuscripts from the holy city of Medina.
The United Nations says it has closed the first of seven protection camps that have sheltered more than 200,000 civilians during South Sudan’s civil war.
The top Roman Catholic cleric in the Holy Land says the status of Jerusalem should not be altered by “unilateral decisions,” amid protests over the U.S. recognition of the contested city as Israel’s capital.
Syrian activists and rescue workers say that at least 17 people, including women and children, have been killed in airstrikes on a rebel-held village in northwestern Idlib province.
Greek authorities say at least seven people have been injured in an overnight brawl at an overcrowded migrant detention center on the island of Lesbos.
President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital looms large in Christmas festivities this year in the traditional birthplace of Jesus, biblical Bethlehem.