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.
An Egyptian court has handed down a three-year prison sentence at the retrial of three Al Jazeera journalists accused of supporting the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. The case has aroused international condemnation.
Syrian refugee Alaa Houd left his job and family and hired people smugglers to make his way to the wealthy countries of Western Europe. Hiring people smugglers was his only way of leaving war-torn Syria.
DW recommends Qantara for content on the dialogue with Islamic world
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has told the Security Council that he is planning to investigate alleged chemical weapons attacks in Syria. It comes after the council approved a resolution on Syria earlier this month.
Vienna-based atomic watchdog has said that Iran is cooperative in providing data on its nuclear program. But confidential report says evidence of recent work at sensitive Parchin military facility raises questions.
Women working with Qatar Airways will not be sacked anymore if they get pregnant or marry within the first five years of employment. The airline company relaxed its rules after pressure from international labor groups.
Saudi Arabia has executed four more people after Amnesty International reported a surge in the number of people put to death there. Amnesty also criticized the country's "deeply flawed judicial system."
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said he is confident that Russia will continue supporting his embattled regime. Assad made the comments in an interview with Hezbollah's Al-Manar television network.
Turkish officials have said they are now ready to fully participate in US-led coalition strikes against the "Islamic State" group. The Pentagon said joint strikes may begin within days.
Before-and-after pictures show the 1,800-year-old Roman structure in Palmyra being blown up and then lying in ruins. The militant group has destroyed several ancient structures in Syria and Iraq over the past year.