The plane landed near the Persian Gulf after receiving orders to turn around from Iranian air traffic control.
The freelance journalist was beheaded in a video released by ISIS. UPDATE: The U.S. has confirmed that the video is genuine. President Obama said that “justice will be served.”
The Israeli military said two rockets were fired into the country Thursday night. The rockets did not cause any injuries.
The 18 members of the Al-Najar family had been trapped in their home since Thursday, Reuters reports.
The militant group has been destroying holy sites as it seeks to impose Sharia law. This week, it blew up the tomb of the biblical prophet said to have survived inside a whale.
The announcement comes after three airlines had already canceled their scheduled flights due to a fear of rocket attacks. UPDATE: The FAA has extended the ban for another 24 hours.
Interpreting the clouds of war.
The network accidentally broadcasts footage of destruction when teasing a segment about how “the LeBron James effect” could revitalize Ohio.
If the UK were Syria, everyone in Reading would be dead.
Twitter and Instagram reveal the mundane side of life as a jihadi.
Are you a classic apple or something more adventurous?
On awkward neighborly relations between Arabs and Jews, and shady real estate schemed aimed to gentrify poor Arab neighborhoods.
In the ad, workers can use a bottle cap to pay for an international phone call.
At least 449 people have been infected in the Middle Eastern kingdom. The SARS-like pandemic has now spread to Europe and the United States.
Reason number one: they are cats.
Shakshuka is a Middle Eastern and North African dish that combines eggs, tomatoes, and spices to create the perfect meal for any season and time of day.
While Arab women have been at the forefront of the Middle East’s uprisings, a new poll finds that sexual violence, female genital mutilation, and legal discrimination continue to undermine advances in gender equality around the region.
While legal conditions are improving in Latin America, in the Middle East and Asia domestic workers face some of the worst abuses.
Since Iran’s 1979 revolution, travel for Americans to the country has been incredibly difficult. Too bad, since there are so many gems.
Because the Middle East is where it’s AT.
“On Sunday, August 11, the Department of State will re-open 18 of the 19 embassies and consulates that were closed recently,” the State Department said in a statement. The U.S. Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen and the U.S. Consulate in Lahore, Pakistan will remain closed.
Because yallah is the original YOLO.
“More than 100,000 people have been killed, and millions of people have either been displaced or become refugees in neighboring countries,” U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told reporters Thursday.
The Zaatari Refugee Camp, near the Jordanian city of Mafraq, currently holds an estimated 120,000 Syrian refugees making it one of Jordan’s largest cities. The camp which opened on July 28, 2012 had a planned capacity of 60,000 people.
Update: Adli Mansour was sworn in Thursday as the acting head of state.
These are the quirky, tired, and dramatic faces of Turkish activism.
Israeli Embassy spokesman Aaron Sagui tells the Associated Press that Israel is determined to prevent the transfer of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has also clashed with the U.S. military over repeated delays to the scheduled handover of Afghan detainees, New York Times reports.