Coronavirus outbreak in Iran: Kashmiri students, short of funds and struggling to get home, get cold shoulder from Indian authorities
Every day, Kashmiri students in Iran awake to worried calls from family and friends back home who have heard news of an outbreak.
Iran's deputy health minister Iraj Harirchi who downplayed coronavirus fears tests positive for illness himself; Tehran sees rise in new case
The head of an Iranian government task force on the coronavirus who had urged the public not to overreact about its spread has tested positive for the illness himself, authorities said on Tuesday.
Coronavirus outbreak: Iran lawmaker claims 50 dead in city of Qom; officials deny claim, say 12 deaths so far
Neighboring countries have reported infections from travelers from Iran in recent days, prompting several to shut their borders to Iranian citizens
It is Iraq's deadliest stampede in recent history during Ashura, whose commemorative marches had previously been targeted by Sunni extremist groups
Over 30,000 civilians flee Yemen's Hodeida as clashes between Saudi-led coalition, Houthi rebels intensify
Many civilians have fled from rebel-held Hodeida in Yemen as clashes between the Saudi-led coalition army and Houthi rebels intensified
Both the Taliban and the Islamic State group have stepped up their attacks in Kabul since 2016, turning the city of some five million people into one of the deadliest places in Afghanistan for civilians
On 25 August, 2017, an attack on a Shiite mosque in the Afghanistan's capital Kabul killed 28 and injured over 50 including four policemen
A troika of attacks - one in France, the other in Tunisia and the third in Kuwait - left scores dead and many wounded. The Middle East appears to be spiraling into a downward trajectory of anarchy and chaos; the rest of the world is not insulated either.
Saudi Arabia and its ultra conservative Wahhabi school are often seen in the West as the ideological wellspring of al Qaeda, which has staged attacks across the world and of Islamic State, which has beheaded hostages in Syria and Iraq.
In Iraqi parliament first session since its election in April collapsed when Sunnis and Kurds refused to return from a recess to the parliamentary chamber after Shi'ites failed to name a Iraq PM.
Sunni jihadists have declared an Islamic caliphate on territory they have seized in Iraq and Syria, reviving a system of rule abolished nearly one century ago.
The United States said the declaration by Sunni militants of an "Islamic caliphate" on territory they have seized in Iraq and Syria has "no meaning."
Nearly 2,000 people were killed in Iraq this month, the highest figure since May 2007, according to government figures.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki conceded on Thursday that political measures are needed alongside military action to repel a Sunni insurgeny in Iraq.
The UN mission in Iraq has asked authorities in the country to investigate the incidents of extrajudicial killings and abductions.
Battlefield setbacks and the conflict's growing sectarian slant is turning Iraq's capital into an anxiety-filled place waiting for disaster to happen.
Barack Obama has said that US will not indulge in a military action against Islamist militant groups in Iraq in the absence of a political plan by the Iraqi government.
Fear is one factor behind the collapse of Iraqi security forces when fighters led by the Islamic State overran the cities of Mosul and Tikrit this week.
The violence saw angry mobs pelting stones at passersby, vandalising property and indulging in stray arson.
A suicide bomber drove a truck packed with explosives into the playground of a primary school in northern Iraq and blew himself up, killing 14 children and their headmaster on Sunday, police and medical sources said.