Pak Army says it will not deploy troops outside region

Pakistan army has said it will not send troops for any mission outside the region.

Obama heads for Asia with eyes on Middle East

The terrorist attacks in Paris and talk of reprisals against the Islamic State threatened to cloud Obama's good-news tour to the Philippines and Malaysia.

US sends aircraft carrier to Middle East amid intensifying anti-IS campaign

Pentagon announced on Monday the USs Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier left for the Middle East.

Security environment in the Middle East deteriorated: Obama

Netanyahu said Israel has not given up on peace in the region.

Extremism in Middle East big threat to entire world: Iran
Extremism in Middle East big threat to entire world: Iran

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif ​highlighted the importance of drawing on the situation created following the conclusion of a nuclear agreement between Tehran and the P5+1 group of world powers.

Netanyahu to meet Obama to discuss security aid

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said he hopes to lay out the grounds for US military support to Israel for the next decade when he meets US President Barack Obama on Monday.

15 freezing migrants saved from refrigerated truck in France

Fifteen migrants suffering from hypothermia were found alive in the back of a refrigerated lorry in northern France after a blind search by emergency services triggered by a call from one of the trapped men.

Michelle Obama to travel to Qatar and Jordan next month

US First Lady Michelle Obama will travel to Qatar and Jordan in the Middle East next month, the White House has said.

First lady to make solo visit to Middle East

Michelle Obama is making her first solo visit to the Middle East, stopping in Qatar and Jordan to promote her global education initiative for girls.

Military solution 'impossible' in Middle East: CIA chief
Military solution 'impossible' in Middle East: CIA chief

A military solution is "impossible" in parts of the Middle East, US CIA chief John Brennan has said.

US not averse to conducting ground raids in Syria to target Islamic State
US not averse to conducting ground raids in Syria to target Islamic State

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said that the US is retooling its strategy in Iraq and Syria and would conduct unilateral ground raids if needed to target IS militants.

'Hopeful' John Kerry meets Abbas on Palestinian-Israeli unrest

US Secretary of State John Kerry met Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas on Saturday on a mission to quell more than three weeks of deadly Israeli-Palestinian violence.

UN chief Ban calls for direct Netanyahu-Abbas talks

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Friday that it was time for Israeli and Palestinian leaders to meet face-to-face to lower tensions over attacks in the West Bank and Jerusalem.

Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of destabilising Middle East

Saudi Arabia, not Iran, is destabilising the Middle East, an official in Tehran said on Tuesday, rejecting claims from Riyadh that Iran is acting like a "colonising state".

Pope urges 'no to hatred and revenge' in Holy Land

Pope Francis called on Sunday for those caught up in violence in the Holy Land to have the "courage and fortitude to say no to hatred".

IS calls for jihad against US, Russia

The Islamic State (IS) militant group on Tuesday called for a jihad against Russia and the US for their "crusader's war" in the Middle East.

Iran successfully tests long-range missile

Iran on Sunday successfully test-fired a long-range missile, state Defence Minister Hossein Dehqan said.

Pope invites prayers for peace in Middle East, Africa

Pope Francis has urged Catholic church leaders to join him in prayers for peace and reconciliation in Middle East and Africa.

Assad says Russian air campaign vital to save Middle East

A year-long air campaign by Western and Arab air forces in Syria and Iraq had been counterproductive, Assad said, helping terrorism spread and win new recruits, but a coalition of Syria, Russia, Iran and Iraq could achieve real results.

Angela Merkel seeks German unity on migrant crisis

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday urged Germans to bring back the spirit of the country`s reunification in 1990 to help face today`s challenge of integrating hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants.