Israeli forces struck the southern Gaza town of Rafah twice overnight, sowing fear in one of the last places where civilians can seek refuge.
The mood is about to shift, the hours grow longer and the already high sense of urgency somehow amp up even more as United Nations climate talks head into its final week.
Attorney General Merrick Garland says the Justice Department is investigating the deaths and kidnappings of Americans during the Hamas attack against Israel on Oct. 7.
Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia in a one-day lightning tour intended to raise Russiaās profile as a Middle East power broker, even as his war Ukraine grinds on.
Fighting between Israel and Hamas rages in Gazaās second-largest city, blocking aid from population
Israeli troops say they are battling Hamas militants in the center of the Gaza Stripās second-largest city, Khan Younis.
Iran says it sent a capsule capable of carrying animals into orbit as it prepares for human missions
Iran says it sent a capsule into orbit capable of carrying animals as it prepares for human missions in coming years.
War and natural disasters ravaged an increasingly unsettled Middle East throughout 2023, further straining countries already hit by worsening economic conditions and affected by extreme weather fueled by climate change.
Senior UN official denounces āblatant disregardā in Israel-Hamas war after many UN sites are hit
The head of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees says thereās no safe haven in Gaza for civilians ā not even U.N. shelters and āsafe zonesā designated by Israel.
Egyptian authorities say a cargo ship broke down in the Suez Canal and crashes into a bridge over the crucial waterway.
Preparing for Hanukkah feels uniquely somber yet defiant this year for the Jewish communities in and around Miami Beach.
This yearās United Nations climate talks may have seen record numbers registered to attend, but activists who have spent years demonstrating at the annual event say their space to voice their demands is shrinking year on year.
Iranian media say authorities have arrested a popular singer who had criticized the government after he was handed over by police in Turkey.
After a first-day blur of rare quick action and agreement, negotiators at a critical United Nations climate conference Wednesday are finishing up their first week in a more familiar place for them: the murky middle where momentum and roadblocks intertwine.
The United Nations food agency says itās stopping food distribution in areas of war-torn Yemen controlled by the Houthi rebels, a move that will impact millions of people.
In a rare punitive move against Israel, the State Department says it will impose travel bans on extremist Jewish settlers implicated in a rash of attacks on Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.
As leaders, officials and activists descend on Dubai for United Nations climate talks to discuss saving Earth, another environmental crisis is nearby.
Her book is called āMy Name is Barbraā and it runs nearly 1,000 pages. You expected less from Barbra Streisand?
European Union Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson is warning that Europe faces āa huge risk of terrorist attacksā over the Christmas holiday period.
The Kremlin says that Russian President Vladimir Putin will make a one-day trip to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia focused on the Israeli-Hamas war and also host the Iranian president in Moscow this week.
Israel moves into Gazaās second-largest city and intensifies strikes in bloody new phase of the war
Israel says its troops have entered Gazaās second-largest city as intensified bombardment sends streams of ambulances and cars racing to hospitals with wounded and dead Palestinians.
The recent release of dozens of Israeli hostages is bringing new focus on the Hamas rampage through the kibbutz of Nir Oz.
Russian media outlets are reporting that President Vladimir Putin plans to visit the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia this week.
The U.N. APFood Program says it will end in January its main assistance program across war-torn Syria, where over 12 million people lack regular access to sufficient food.
A journalist or media worker is killed every day on average in the Israel-Hamas war. The head of the global organization representing the profession says this has become a conflict beyond compare.
Police in Berlin have been alerted to an overnight fire at the office of an Iranian opposition group in the German capital, and are investigating the incident as a suspected arson attempt.
The Emirati leading the United Nationsā COP28 climate talks walked out on stage Monday to a room full of journalists to offer a 17-minute list of what he described as the stunning successes of made so far in the summit.
Global warming could cost poor countries trillions. Theyāve urged the COP28 climate summit to help
A prominent developing-world leader on the issue of climate change said Monday that global taxes on the financial services, oil and gas, and shipping industries could drum up hundreds of billions to poorer countries adapt to and cope with global warming.
Vice President Kamala Harris flew to the Middle East to tackle climate change and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, two challenges that have flummoxed White Houses for decades.
The shooting death of an Israeli man who raced to confront Palestinian attackers has raised questions about the use of excessive force among Israeli security forces and the public.
The attack Sunday potentially marks a major escalation in a series of maritime attacks in the Mideast linked to the Israel-Hamas war.
The Israel-Hamas war and its polarizing reverberations in America are straining some Muslim-Jewish interfaith relationships in the U.S. more than ever.
The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says his office will āfurther intensify its efforts to advance its investigationsā of possible crimes by Hamas and Israeli forces.
A āpotential explosionā has struck a key shipping route off the coast of Yemen. Thatās according to a statement from the British military on Sunday.
As participants at the United Nationsā COP28 climate talks filed in for another day of talks, they found themselves greeted by a rare sight in the United Arab Emirates ā a protest.
Iranās paramilitary Revolutionary Guard has stated through its website that two of its forces stationed in Syria were killed in an Israeli airstrike.
At COP28 meeting, oil companies pledge to combat methane. Environmentalists call it a āsmokescreenā
Fifty oil companies representing nearly half of global production are pledging to reach near-zero methane emissions and end routine flaring in their operations by 2030.