Investigators have decided to drop an inquiry into the death of Yasser Arafat. The former Palestinian leader's widow has insisted that her husband was poisoned in 2004.
Attacks in Yemen's capital have left 28 people dead and 75 wounded after a double blast at a mosque. The Houthi-run religious center had been targeted before.
A group of Turkish workers has been abducted by masked men in military uniforms from a construction site in Baghdad. The employees included engineers, administrative staff and laborers.
The United Nations has said that living in the Gaza Strip could become impossible by 2020. High population density and low security due to conflict with Israel are the reasons why the area could become uninhabitable.
Security forces in Lebanon have removed activists who had taken over part of the environment ministry building to protest the country's rubbish crisis. The "You Stink" movement is taking on the country's political class.
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A crowdfunding campaign sparked by the sight of Syrian refugee and single father Abdul Halim Atar selling pens to make money for his daughters has changed the family's life. A consultant in Norway made it happen.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has called on Pakistan and Afghanistan to work together to ease tensions. His request follows several rounds of peace talks between Islamabad, Kabul and the Taliban.
Activists say the self-styled "Islamic State" has damaged another temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is being systematically razed following occupation by the Islamist militants.
More than 30 civilians, said to be workers at a bottling factory, have been killed in a Saudi-led airstrike on Yemen. Meanwhile, unknown gunmen have assassinated the head of security in the port city of Aden.
A rally in Beirut has drawn huge crowds as people voice their frustration over government corruption and the crisis created by uncollected garbage. Organizers of the campaign have issued an ultimatum to the government.
Turkish fighter jets have hit "Islamic State" targets in Syria - for the first time as part of the US-led coalition. Turkey took on a more active role in the fight against IS in July, ending months of indecisiveness.
Two French investigative journalists have allegedly threatened the king of Morocco with publishing damaging revelations on the monarch. They were arrested after reportedly taking money from Moroccan officials in Paris.