Nearly 5,000 civilians have been killed or hurt in the Afghan conflict in the first half of this year, according to the UN. The spike points to a deteriorating security situation since the withdrawal of foreign troops.
The West Bank village of Duma is still struggling to come to terms with the arson attack by suspected Jewish extremists that left a baby dead. Daniella Cheslow talked to villagers about their fears.
Israel has arrested a second Jewish extremist as part of its crackdown on ultra-nationalists. The arrests follow the death of a Palestinian baby in an arson attack in the West Bank.
The US needs Turkey's air bases in the battle against the "Islamic State." In return, Ankara wants the US to agree to its Kurdish policy. That leaves Washington with difficult geopolitical decisions.
Kurdish militants have been blamed for an attack that killed three Turkish soldiers when a roadside bomb exploded. The latest deaths continue a spiral of violence between the militants and the Turkish military.
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The leader of a Jewish extremist group has been arrested in Israel after a Palestinian baby died in a West Bank arson attack. The arrest follows a recent pledge by Israel to take a tougher stance on Jewish extremism.
A baby dies of burns; a girl from stab wounds: Israel is shocked after the violent attacks over the weekend. The government has pledged to fight Jewish terrorism, but hatred of Arabs and homosexuality runs deep.
Washington's top diplomat has sought to reassure Gulf states concerned about regional security following last month's nuclear deal with Iran. Among other things, John Kerry pledged to speed up US arms sales.
Forces loyal to President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi have advanced on Yemen's largest air base north of Aden. The Saudi-led coalition provided support for the pro-government forces in a bid to recapture the strategic base.
An independent monitoring group has said that hundreds of civilians have likely been killed in a US-led air campaign against "Islamic State" militants. The US-led coalition had no immediate comment on the report.
US President Barack Obama has decided to allow airstrikes in Syria to defend US-backed rebels, claims a Wall Street Journal report. The move could bring the US military into direct conflict with the Syrian government.
Jewish extremists are suspected to be behind the Nablus arson attack. Extremists are also among those seeking to build more settlements on the West Bank - but not just politically motivated Israelis are moving there.