Iraqi courts are sending alleged Islamic State fighters to death in rapid-fire trials lasting less than 20 minutes, according to reports.
Israeli prime minister castigates Arab protesters for demonstrating against him during a visit to northern town of Ein Mahil.
Police in the Iranian capital of Tehran have said that women will no longer be arrested if they are in breach of the country's conservative dress code regulations.
Saudi Arabia, like other rich Gulf nations, is a magnet for hundreds of thousands of people from impoverished East African nations like Ethiopia and Somalia.
The attack, which involved at least three explosions, occurred during a panel discussion on the anniversary of the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
Iran's supreme leader says Donald Trump's government is one of the "most cruel and corrupt" in the world.
The city of Tel Aviv spent a year building a 36m high toy brick tower to honour the memory of an 8-year-old boy who died of cancer in 2014.
Isis fighters fleeing Iraq and Syria are thought to have headed towards Turkey, the route many British travelled to join the group.
A few desperately sick children have been evacuated to hospitals in Damascus from the besieged rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta, but many more remain.
Israeli authorities are mulling to name a station in Jerusalem after the US president as a mark of courtesy for recognising the ancient city as capital.
Ahed Tamimi, from the West Bank village of Nebi Saleh, was arrested last week by Israeli troops and faces charges of attacking soldiers.
Tarek Hawchieh confessed to murdering Rebecca Dykes while she was returning home from a party, and then dumping her body at the side of the road.
Guatemala was one of nine nations that voted with the United States and Israel when the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly adopted a non-binding resolution denouncing Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
A Russian couple who fled to fight for Islamic State extremists left their daughter an orphan after they both died in combat. She has now been reunited with her grandparents.
Around 230 partygoers were rounded up for drinking and dancing by police in Iran, according to the official Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA).
The objects include a 3,000-year-old Mycenaean sword, a golden crown with an inscription of the ancient Greek sun god Helios and a bust of Alexander the Great.
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