Israeli police have stopped Palestinians from entering the walled Old City for the next two days, officials say. The move comes after at least two Israelis were killed and several injured in stabbing attacks.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said a political solution to Syria's conflict requires the participation of the current regime. She also defended Germany's asylum laws amid a refugee crisis caused in part by the war.
President Barack Obama has offered his sympathies over the bombing of a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz that killed 19 people, promising a full investigation. The UN has said the attack could amount to a war crime.
A Palestinian man has killed two Israelis in Jerusalem and wounded two others. The attacker was himself shot dead by police.
At least 18 people have been killed and more than 60 wounded in twin suicide bombings in Iraq's capital. No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks.
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Russian warplanes have conducted more air raids in Syria, which it says are targeting strongholds of IS. But several countries allege that Moscow's actions are also killing civilians and moderate rebels.
Several Palestinians have been injured in clashes with Israeli forces during a raid in the occupied West Bank. Hundreds of troops were in the area hunting for the gunmen who killed an Israeli couple two days ago.
The US president has rejected Russia's military action in Syria as a dead-end strategy. President Barack Obama said Moscow risked becoming 'stuck in a quagmire' and strengthening so-called 'Islamic State' (IS).
Israel has deployed hundreds of its soldiers in the occupied West Bank after gunmen killed an Israeli couple in front of their children. The Israeli military has said a manhunt is underway.
There are reports of Iranian troops arriving in Syria to join Hezbollah fighters in a major ground offensive in support of President Bashar al-Assad's government. Russia has launched airstrikes on rebel positions.
Iran has released a new death toll of its citizens who were trampled in Mecca during the annual Islamic pilgrimage. Altogether, 769 pilgrims were killed in the incident on September 24.
A prominent Turkish journalist critical of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has been beaten outside his home. The assault comes after his paper was attacked in September by a pro-government mob.