A convoy of peshmerga vehicles is welcomed by Turkish Kurds after crossing into Turkey near the Habur border gate in the southeastern city of Silopi, 29 October 2014.
A first group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters entered the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Thursday to help push back Islamic State militants who have defied US air strikes and threatened to massacre its Kurdish...
Palestinian worshipers pray outside the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem during the first Friday prayers of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan on 12 July 2013.
Israel took the rare step of totally closing Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque in the face of visitors of all faiths, a first since 2002. Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian on Thursday after he fired at them resisting...
A Palestinian man holding a Palestinian national flag argues with an Israeli policewoman, during a protest against the Israeli offensive in Gaza, in the West Bank city of Hebron, 22 August 2014.
Sweden on Thursday officially recognised the state of Palestine, Stockholm's foreign minister said, less than a month after the government announced its intention to make the controversial move. "Today the...
Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian on Thursday after he fired at them resisting arrest in East Jerusalem hours after the attempted assassination of a far-right Israeli activist, police said. "Anti-terrorist...
Protesters shout slogans and wave national flags during a demonstration in support of the ruling Ennahda party in Tunis 16 February 2013.
Tunisia's main secular party Nidaa Tounes won 85 seats in the new 217-member parliament in Sunday's election, while the Islamist party Ennahda secured 69 seats, according to results released by electoral...

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A protester wipes his face outside the parliament in Ouagadougou on 30 October 2014, as cars and documents burn outside.
The United States warned Thursday that it was "deeply concerned"...
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