The Turkish offensive aims to remove the US-backed and Kurdish-led SDF. Despite condemnation, the Syrian and Russian regimes appear to have given the operation the go-ahead.
El Al pilots refuse to deport Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers to home countries where they face risk of death.
#Where_is_She? movement on social media puts focus on woman "disappeared" after peaceful protest against Iran's strict dress code.
Dozens of entrants disqualified from Saudi Arabian 'camel beauty contest' after injecting their animals with Botox.
A wheelchair-bound jihadi suicide bomber caused devastation at a Syrian airbase, according to Isis propaganda.
The two-day exercises, which are taking place in the strategically important Strait of Hormuz, are codenamed Mohammad Rasoulallah.
Buttressed by aerial bombardment and cross-border artillery fire, the ground personnel are advancing inside the Syrian territory along with tanks.
A once famous German rapper has died following an air strike in Syria. "Deso Dogg" joined the Islamic State in 2014.
Syrian regime warns Turkish warplanes will have "no picnic" in its territorial airspace and vows to "destroy" the invading jets.
Russian President Vladimir Putin immersed himself in a frozen lake to celebrate Epiphany, a major holiday in Orthodox Christianity marking the baptism of Jesus.
"We eat and drink the food that is thrown away," 11-year-old Ayoub said. "We collect fish, meat, potatoes, onions and flour."
Up to 40,000 African refugees, mostly from Sudan and Eritrea, are at the risk of deportation or imprisonment in Israel.
While the UAE claims two of its commercial aircraft were intercepted, Doha denies those allegations.
Moshe Holtzberg will be present at the inauguration of the memorial for his parents and other victims of the attack at Nariman House in Mumbai.
Turkish president accuses Washington of funding and training Kurdish "terrorists" in the region and warns the move will backfire.