The civil war in Yemen, lasting more than four year, has left thousands dead in one of the world's worst humanitarian crises. Ending the conflict has been slow, though both sides agreed this week to a province-wide cease-fire in Hodeida, a principal port on the Red Sea.
A recent report by cybersecurity group Certfa identified Charming Kitten, an Iranian hacking group likely backed by the Islamic Republic, is targeting nuclear experts, US officials, and government contractors. The group uses phishing tactics to gain access to email accounts.
Female inmates dressed as guards pose for a photo during Nelson Hungria Prison's annual Christmas event for inmates and jail staff in Rio de Janeiro on Dec. 13. Inmates serving time for offenses from burglary to homicide spent weeks decking out their cell blocks with handmade Christmas decorations and planning Bible-related p...
For the first time in 600 years, murals and columns of the Church of Nativity, claimed to be the site of Christ's birth, have been restored to their former glory. Pilgrimage and tourism to the church are seen as a means to keep Palestinian Christians in the region.
Iraqis celebrated the one year anniversary of driving out the Islamic State stronghold on Dec. 10. While many approached the national holiday with a joyous attitude, some wondered about the 1.8 million Iraqis who remain displaced after the war.
The Israeli military has begun a concerted campaign to destroy tunnels built by the Lebanese paramilitary group Hezbollah leading into Israeli territory as concerns rise over new Israeli-Hezbollah tensions.
The killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents has renewed efforts to end Yemen's civil war, which sets the Saudi-led coalition against the Iran-aligned Houthis. But even if the Saudis withdrew, some experts say, the fighting could get worse.
Egypt's president has cracked down on building residential homes on agricultural land. The dilemma is posing a catch-22 for Egypt's poor and middle-class, who cannot afford living in new government-subsidized housing communities.
Egypt has established a new human rights agency to battle accusations against the government of human rights violations. Egyptian lawyers see the move as a return to Egypt's status quo at the turn of the century.
In a grueling war that has cost the lives of thousands of people and produced one of the world's worst humanitarian crisis, the first step for peace is being laid by Houthis rebels as pressure mounts for a solution to the conflict.