In one of the biggest drug hauls in Pakistan, coast guards have seized nearly 3,000 kilogrammes of hashish being smuggled to the Middle East where its market value is estimated to be around USD 50 million.
Iraqi forces besieged inside the country`s largest oil refinery are running low on food and pleading for reinforcements to save them from Islamic State militants who have advanced deep into the compound in the past week.
US intelligence agencies badly misjudged al-Qaeda's ability to take advantage of political turmoil in the Middle East and regain strength across the region after Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan, according to a new book by a former top CIA official.
Israel is blaming its Arab neighbours for the failure of progress toward achieving a Middle East free of nuclear weapons, saying that "if a serious regional effort has not emerged in the Middle East during the last five years, it is not because of Israel."
Israel will take part as an observer in a major nuclear non-proliferation conference that opens at the United Nations on Monday, ending a 20-year absence in hope of fostering dialogue with Arab states, a senior Israeli official said.
Iran`s Foreign Ministry summoned the Saudi charge d’affaires on Friday to protest Riyadh`s interception of two Iranian planes carrying humanitarian aid to Yemen, the Students News Agency ISNA reported.
Asserting that use of military force to foil Iran's nuclear ambitions would be an act of "last resort", Israel's Air Force chief has said that his unit has the capacity "to get job done" if ordered to do so.
European Union leaders will effectively reverse a cutback in rescue operations the Mediterranean on Thursday to try to prevent record numbers of people drowning as they try to flee war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa.
To bring peace to the Middle East, India has called for political dialogue to find solutions to the hostilities wracking the region while urging strong action against extremist groups whose deadly violence "strikes at our common humanity."
The Islamic State (IS) group claimed to have carried out a deadly suicide attack in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday that killed at least 33 people and injured more than 100, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said, in what, if verified, would be the first major attack claimed by the group in the country.
Hackers have managed to penetrate computer networks associated with the Israeli military in an espionage campaign that skillfully packages existing attack software with trick emails, according to private security researchers.