As Ramadan approaches, Afghani President Ashraf Ghani has called for a week-long cease-fire with the Taliban, drawing wide support from the international community and NATO.
Following the Jordanian government's recent steep tax increases, citizens have rallied in some of the largest protests in years, triggering Prime Minister Hani Mulki's resignation. King Abdullah stepped in to select a new prime minister on Monday, in hopes of preserving Jordan's reputation of peace and stability in the Middle East.
The Yemeni exiled government launched an assault Wednesday to drive out the Iranian-aligned Shiite rebels. The fight could cause issues including potential shutdowns of the port, a crucial access point for food and supplies to civilians who are at risk of starvation.
Palestinian political infighting, halted US aid, and high unemployment rates are taking a toll on the 2 million Palestinians trapped in Gaza, but support from charity and Muslim countries during the month of Ramadan is helping to feed the hungry.
A prison cell is an unlikely campaign headquarters. Selahattin Demirtas, who claims he has been falsely imprisoned by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is running for president from prison with a promise to bring peace and democracy back to the nation.
A standing guard soldier gets his sweat wiped off by his chief at the Mamayev Kurgan World War II memorial complex in Volgograd, Russia, on June 21.
Egyptian mediators stepped in to broker a cease-fire between Israel and militant groups in Gaza after a week of escalated tensions threatened to escalate into a full-blown conflict.
More than 17 years after the Taliban was defeated, a process to protect women from violence still struggles to take hold, according to a new report from the United Nations. Afghanistan authorities largely rely on traditional mediation councils to resolve criminal cases against women.
The rising military tensions between Israel and Gaza reached yet another peak Tuesday. Israeli Intelligence Minister Israel Katz says the country is "at the closest point to the threshold of war" since the seven-week conflict with Palestinian militants four years ago.
Egypt has opened the Rafah border crossing to Gaza during the month of Ramadan. But as thousands seek to leave the tiny Hamas-controlled territory, bureaucracy at the border has made passage slow and costly.
An entire village will tune in to watch Mohamed Salah, a forward for the English club Liverpool, who in turn has invested in his Nile Delta village with an improved mosque, hospital, and school as Egypt struggles through economic hardships.
Dozens of hotels and resorts in Turkey are accommodating religious strictures on modesty to boost tourism. Many foreign guests are Muslims from European countries seeking a respite from right-wing and anti-immigrant sentiments.
The Rafah Border crossing, which connects Egypt to the Gaza Strip, will remain open through the Muslim holy month, allowing the Red Crescent to bring much-needed aid shipments into Gaza.