02/20/2014 3:39amEgyptian security officials say army helicopter gunships have rocketed several houses where militants were thought to have gathered in the northern region of the Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 10.
02/20/2014 7:12amThe United Nations refugee agency says it plans to send its aid largest shipment yet to Syria.
02/20/2014 8:10amEmirati security authorities have allowed all passengers on an Etihad Airways flight that had suspicious lavatory fires to leave after several were temporarily detained for questioning by police, the airline said Thursday.
02/20/2014 11:03amA news agency in Iran says officials have detained the editor of a daily reformist newspaper after they shut it down on charge of insulting Islam.
02/20/2014 12:42pmIsrael is not the only country to struggle with the question of what defines nationality _ place of birth, loyalty or ethnicity? Any child born in the United States becomes American at birth, regardless of its parents' origins. But that's by no means the global standard.
02/20/2014 2:07pmU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he remained "committed" and "determined" to reaching a Middle East peace deal, but said in an interview aired Thursday that he understood Israeli fears and skepticism of its outcome.
02/20/2014 3:54pmU.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called Thursday for the rapid deployment of at least 3,000 additional troops and police to conflict-wracked Central African Republic to prevent further religious killings that have forced almost one million people to flee their homes and are partitioning the country into Muslim and Christian areas.