IDLIB, Syria (AP) - Syria's last rebel-held enclave received its first batch of COVID-19 vaccines Wednesday, with a refrigerated truck offloading over 50,000 United Nations-secured jabs in the overcrowded province.
BEIRUT (AP) - President Bashar Assad formally announced Wednesday he will run for reelection in war-torn Syria, and was expected to win a fourth seven-year term in the largely symbolic May 26 vote.
BEIRUT (AP) - Kurdish security forces said Wednesday that Syrian government-allied fighters killed one of their personnel in an overnight attack on a checkpoint, in a city the two groups share control of in northern Syria.
BAGHDAD (AP) - A first round of direct talks between regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran signaled a possible de-escalation following years of animosity that often spilled into neighboring countries and at least one still-raging war. But few expect quick results.
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's transportation minister on Tuesday said he sacked the country's top railway official, following three train accidents in less than a month that left more than 40 people dead and over 350 injured.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Apart from China and despite a worldwide drop in death sentences, countries in the Middle East remained among the world's leading executioners last year, Amnesty International said Wednesday.
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's prime minister visited Libya's capital Tuesday to discuss trade and other ties with the newly appointed government, his office said.
CAIRO (AP) - Yemen's internationally recognized government began a coronavirus vaccination campaign Tuesday as the U.N. warned the pandemic was "roaring back" in recent weeks.
BEIRUT (AP) - A woman from the capital Damascus has applied to run for president of Syria, the parliament speaker said Tuesday, making her the first female to make a bid for the country's top job. The largely symbolic election is certain to be won by President Bashar Assad.
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - Israeli police scuffled with protesters in an Arab neighborhood in Tel Aviv for a second night late Monday after the assault of a rabbi over the weekend.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is threatening to sue his predecessor, Ehud Olmert, if he does not apologize for saying the Israeli leader's family suffers from mental illness.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pushing for a new law to allow the direct election of the nation's leader as a way to break the country's two-year political deadlock.
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt police killed three suspected militants allegedly involved in the slaying of a Coptic Christian man kidnapped more than five months ago in a restive part of Sinai Peninsula, the Interior Ministry said Monday.
JERUSALEM (AP) - A dispute over voting in east Jerusalem is threatening to cancel or delay the first Palestinian elections in more than 15 years.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - A high-ranking general key to Iran's security apparatus has died, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps announced on Sunday.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli police clashed with hundreds of Palestinian protesters outside Jerusalem's Old City on Sunday, firing stun grenades and a water cannon to disperse the crowd, Israeli media said.
CAIRO (AP) - A passenger train derailed Sunday north of Cairo, killing at least 11 people, Egyptian authorities said. It was the latest of several rail accidents to hit the country in recent years.
CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian authorities say at least 11 people have been killed, some 100 others injured in train crash north of Cairo.
BAGHDAD (AP) - Multiple rockets hit an Iraqi airbase just north of the capital Baghdad Sunday, wounding two Iraqi security forces, an Iraqi military commander said.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's daily coronavirus death toll climbed over 400 for the first time in months on Sunday, as the country, which has long had the region's largest outbreak, battles a post-holiday infection surge.