At least 70 combatants and civilians are feared dead in a string of terror attacks in Egypt's Sinai province, claimed by an "Islamic State" offshoot. Police responded with a Cairo raid on Muslim Brotherhood leaders.
Some 1,200 prisoners, including convicted murderers and al Qaeda members, walked out of a Yemeni jail when fighting led guards to abandon their posts. The jail break is the latest example of instability in Yemen.
Human Rights Watch has reported that some Saudi-led airstrikes in northern Yemen may constitute war crimes. Airstrikes on Houthi-controlled Saada City killed at least 35 children in early May.
Barack Obama says he'll "walk away" from a bad nuclear deal, while his counterpart in Tehran says Iran could go back to enriching large amounts of uranium. The comments come hours after negotiations were extended.
A reporter for a Spanish newspaper has fled Egypt before his "imminent arrest." In an interview with DW's Naomi Conrad, he tells his story, stressing that this may be the start of a crackdown on foreign journalists.
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Jihadi militants belonging to the "Islamic State" ("IS") have carried out the first beheadings of female civilians in Syria. The two women were executed over accusations of "sorcery."
A car bomb has exploded behind a military hospital in Yemen's capital, Sanaa. The blast caused dozens of casualties, including civilians, according to security officials.
The Israeli navy has intercepted a Swedish vessel leading a four-ship flotilla carrying activists who intended to breach a naval blockade of the Gaza Strip. Israel says no violence occurred during the incident.
Ban Ki-moon has called for an investigation into a Saudi-led airstrike on a UN compound in Yemen. Airstrikes began in late March to stop an advance by the Iran-backed Houthi rebels, who drove the president into exile.
The interior ministers of the UK, Germany and France have vowed to help Tunisia fight terrorism, laying wreaths at the scene of the recent beach massacre. Authorities have made the first arrests related to the attack.
Russia has promised to support Syria's government "politically, economically and militarily." President Vladimir Putin also called on the Middle East to unite against the 'Islamic State' (IS).
A year after the fall of Mosul to "IS" extremists, the city’s residents are marking Ramadan for the second time under militant rule. IS have consolidated their hold, limiting public freedoms, as Cathy Otten writes.