The United Nations granted accreditation to the Committee to Protect Journalists on Monday, overturning a committee's rejection and giving the group the right to promote press freedom at the Human Rights Council and other U.N. bodies.
Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras has unveiled constitutional reform proposals that would make consultations by referendum easier, strengthen the largely ceremonial presidency somewhat and limit lawmakers' consecutive terms to 8 years.
Abdullah Al-Shihri, Associated Press | Posted Jul 25th - 2:01pm
Five Saudi border guards were killed in clashes along the Yemen border and two Saudi pilots died when their Apache helicopter crashed inside Yemen on Tuesday in one of the deadliest days for the kingdom's troops in months.
U.S.-backed fighters in northern Syria renewed an offer Monday to Islamic State militants in Manbij, saying that if they allow civilians to leave the besieged northern town IS fighters will be allowed to leave too and will not be attacked.
Weekly 48-hour humanitarian pauses are urgently needed in Syria's Aleppo city where fighting has left over a quarter of a million people trapped and in desperate need of aid, the U.N. humanitarian chief said Monday.
Sam McNeil, Associated Press | Posted Jul 25th - 11:40am
U.N. aid agencies have procured cranes to hoist large amounts of food and other supplies over an earthen barrier to tens of thousands of Syrians stranded on the border with Jordan, but are still waiting for Jordan's promised go-ahead, an official said Monday.
A senior Israeli official will travel to Washington next week in the hopes of signing a long-anticipated agreement that could result in increased U.S. military assistance to Israel, the Israeli prime minister's office said Monday.