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Berlin to press Israel for 2-state solution: German FM

Reuters BERLIN Deep and"unbreakable"ties between Germany and Israel are part of Germany's national identity and pillars of its foreign policy, but Berlin will continue to press for a two-state solution, Foreign Minister ..

Army advances against rebels near Syria's Hama

Reuters BEIRUT The Syrian army and allied forces advanced against rebels in western Syria near Hama city on Sunday, building on recent strategic gains in the area, a military source and a monitoring group said. Government forces ..

AFP Riyadh Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi received a royal welcome from King Salman as he landed Sunday in Saudi Arabia for a visit to boost ties after months of tension. Salman, surrounded by key Saudi officials, greeted ..

Reuters RIYADH Saudi Arabia's King Salman issued a royal decree on Saturday restoring financial allowances for civil servants and military personnel that had been cut under austerity measures. "The royal order returns all ..

Saudi Arabia on Saturday named an air force pilot son of King Salman as ambassador to its major ally Washington. "Prince Abdullah bin Faisal bin Turki removed as ambassador to the US. Prince Khaled bin Salman bin Abdulaziz appointed ..

A presumed US drone strike in south Yemen on Sunday killed five suspected members of Al Qaeda and three civilians, a security official said. Earlier, a local official gave a toll of three suspects killed in the strike in the Al-Said ..

Israeli police say an 18-year-old Palestinian stabbed and lightly wounded four people in Tel Aviv before being arrested. It remains unclear whether Sunday's attack was politically motivated. Since September 2015, ..

Hundreds of thousands of Shiite faithful thronged the mausoleum of Imam Kadhim in Baghdad on Sunday for the climax of a week-long pilgrimage. Kadhim, the seventh of 12 revered imams in Shiite Islam, died in 799 AD. The commemoration ..

Iran will air live debates on state television ahead of May's presidential election, the interior ministry said Sunday, reversing a decision to show recorded versions that had triggered an outcry. "After demands by the ..

A Somali police official says a roadside bomb in a remote town in Somalia's semiautonomous state of Puntland has killed eight soldiers and injured three others. The Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabab extremist group claimed ..

AFP Damascus An Israeli attack on a Syrian training camp near the Golan Heights killed three members of a pro-government militia on Sunday, an official from the forces said. The Al Fawwar camp in Syria's southwestern Quneitra ..

AFP Aden Seven Yemeni soldiers were killed and 15 others wounded Sunday when a shipment of landmines accidentally exploded in the southern port city of Aden, emergency and health officials said. The blast occurred as a lorry was ..

AFP Jerusalem Six Israelis, including two soldiers, have been arrested for racist attacks against Arabs with knives and other weapons and charged with"terrorist"offences, authorities said Sunday. The suspects are accused of ..