09/19/2013 1:50amIslamic militants on motorbikes drive by Sameer Hanna Tanyous's home in this southern Egyptian town and make a chilling gesture _ running their fingers across their throats. Others, he says, shout warnings that security forces won't be there forever to protect him and other Christians.
09/19/2013 4:06amFacing extraordinary challenges, millions of Syrian children in government-controlled areas returned to school this week despite the civil war that has left almost 4,000 schools _ one in five _ damaged, destroyed or sheltering displaced families.
09/19/2013 12:10pm"Let's go, men! Go in, toward martyrdom," police Gen. Nabil Farrag, a pistol in one hand and a walkie-talkie in the other, exhorted his men Thursday morning as they prepared to storm a town held by Islamic militants outside Cairo.
09/19/2013 12:55pmIran's only Jewish lawmaker said Thursday that he will be part of President Hasan Rouhani's delegation to the United Nations next week, a first for the Islamic Republic.
09/19/2013 1:03pmThere's no mistaking the desire of Iran's new president and his allies to open greater contacts with Washington over nuclear talks and possibly other regional crises such as Syria. The messages that really matter, though, come from the ultimate decision-maker in Tehran: Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
09/19/2013 6:08pmTunisia says it was warned by the CIA of a planned attack against a lawmaker whose assassination in July plunged the country into a political crisis, but said there were failures in the Tunisian security services' response.