The Hamas group which administers Gaza announced a unilateral ceasefire after the worst cross-border violence in many months. Egypt is reported to have mediated the agreement.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called on the warring factions in Yemen to engage in peace talks. Recent clashes in the port city of Hodeida have exacerbated the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
An elite Israeli unit has carried out an attack in the Gaza Strip, killing a senior Hamas military commander. The raid left one Israeli soldier dead and threatens to escalate conflict between the two sides.
Hundreds of female fans cheered for local champions Persepolis as they sought to claim their first continental crown. The move could be a step toward ending the decades-old exclusion of women from top games.
Every day reveals further details of the apparent state-sanctioned murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Here is how events unfolded.
Several people were killed in sudden flooding that hit a number of areas of Jordan, including the historic city of Petra. Heavy rains are expected to continue in the region, spelling trouble for authorities.
The decision is unlikely to have much of an impact on Saudi capabilities to carry out strikes in Yemen. The move comes as the US Congress has threatened to take action to end American involvement in the Yemen war.
Syrian government forces have killed 23 rebels near Idlib province, in what is the reportedly the deadliest incident in the planned de-militarized zone since it was announced.
Amnesty International has warned Houthi rebels not to use hospital patients as human shields. The call came as fighting in Yemen intensified as government forces closed in on the strategic port city of Hodeida.
War, famine and poverty are devastating Yemen. Millions of people are in dire need of food and medical supplies. Among the worst-affected are young mothers and their kids. Gouri Sharma and Mohamed Hussein report.
Thousands of victims of "Islamic State" terror have been found in more than 200 mass graves in Iraq. The identities of many those killed may never be discovered.
Iran has vowed to skirt US sanctions and keep exporting oil. The US goal of cutting Iranian oil exports to zero is already being rolled back by reality.
A "window" has opened for a deal to end hostilities in Yemen, Britain's Foreign Office has said. The conflict has killed at least 10,000 people and has become a "living hell" for children suffering from malnutrition.
Egypt says police have killed 19 Islamist militants from a cell suspected of carrying out a deadly attack on Coptic Christians. Gunmen ambushed the pilgrims last week as they traveled home from a remote monastery.
Rights groups condemned the verdict as politically motivated and the latest sign of a crackdown on any dissent. Sheikh Ali Salman and two aides had been acquitted in June.
Dialogue with the Islamic World
For Kocher, life in Iraq is agony. The Yazidi woman and her children were enslaved by the "Islamic State" for two years.
Booby traps and unexploded bombs are hampering reconstruction in Mosul's Old Town, a year after liberation from IS.
Many Saudi women are feeling, and fueling, the winds of change in the conservative kingdom.
Evacuation deals have allowed buses loaded with fighters and civilians to leave the city.
Omar Robert Hamilton recalls the Arab Spring in a new book.
Hassan's firsthand account of life in eastern Ghouta, described by the UN as "hell on Earth."
Official Saudi statements on the fate of journalist Jamal Khashoggi have changed several times since he disappeared at the Istanbul consulate on October 2. DW traces the most important events in this intricate case.
The annual pilgrimage to Islam's holiest sites, located in Saudi Arabia, is among the world's largest gatherings. But along with that is a vast security operation undertaken to minimize various threats, including terror.
For centuries, the Yazidi community has been targeted by its neighbors for its religious beliefs. In 2014, it faced its most tragic experience in what the UN has described as a genocide committed by the "Islamic State."
The first phase of US sanctions against Iran went back into effect in early August. Here's a breakdown of what the sanctions are targeting and how Iran has reacted to the measures.
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