Images of the large fire were captured by witnesses surrounding buildings. There were no immediate reports of injuries.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration, which saw 189 countries declare a commitment to equal rights for men and women. And yet laws like this still exist.
A new U.N. report lists an array of atrocities committed against children in Iraq. The report comes just a day after ISIS released its most horrific execution video.
Mohamed Fahmy, an Egyptian-Canadian Al Jazeera journalist, could be freed and deported after 400 days in jail but would be stripped of his Egyptian citizenship, government officials said.
Rick Steves, travel expert and author of Travel as a Political Act, spoke with BuzzFeed News about how to travel responsibly to socially and politically complex places.
Unicef launched its largest ever appeal on Thursday, calling for $3.1 billion to fund its projects in 2015 and singling out Syria as the conflict zone where the most work is needed.
A drone strike targeted an al-Qaeda affiliate in Yemen on Monday, days after the U.S. halted some counterterrorism operations there. The strike killed three fighters and a boy, the Associated Press reported.
King Salman has a history of maintaining order in the royal family. A look at the man who will now rule a country that holds one-sixth of the world’s oil reserves.
The video purports to show an ISIS member threatening to kill two Japanese men unless they receive a $200 million ransom in 72 hours. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the pair’s lives were his “top priority.”
The training is set to take place in the spring in Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Qatar, and is part of a broader campaign against ISIS.
“This is clearly a fight between good and evil,” King Abdullah II told CBS News host Charlie Rose.
The president has quietly authorized an expanded role for the U.S. military in Afghanistan despite previously saying combat operations would end in 2014.
Rania Matar’s series, Invisible Children, puts a face to the term, “Syrian refugee.”
When Lebanon’s Druze leader Walid Joumblatt joined Twitter three weeks ago, no one expected him to be such a hit. He tells BuzzFeed News about how his cheeky, irreverent tone has earned him a new audience.
For a decade, Yemen was like a home away from home for me — until the day I was nearly abducted in broad daylight, and narrowly missed suffering a grim fate similar to other journalists drawn to covering, and living in, the Middle East.
The airstrikes targeted leaders of the little-known terror group that the U.S. first attacked in September.
“Nothing is sacred this Halloween,” reads the costume description. Update: Walmart is removing the costume from its site.
The conflict against ISIS militants is in danger of spilling into Turkey.
Rania Matar’s series, A Girl and Her Room bridges cultural gaps and highlights just how similar Middle Eastern and American adolescent girls are.
Arab Women Rising, published in 2014 by the Wharton Business School, profiles female entrepreneurs from around the Middle East and North Africa.
It all makes sense now, right?
The International Organization for Migration described Sunday’s incident as “the worst shipwreck in years.”
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.