Trump and Sisi discuss fight against terrorIn phone call with Egyptian counterpart, Trump affirms his administration's commitment to supporting Egypt.
Gaza court extends prison sentence of 'enemy collaborator'Military court in Gaza extends local man’s prison sentence for collaborating with “hostile foreign agencies”.
Hamas leader visits Egypt in a bid to improve tiesSenior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh arrives in Cairo for talks with senior Egyptian officials.
Trump Must Reverse Obama’s 'Disconnected' Iran Regional PolicyOpinion: Four steps that will be the basis for a new US policy on Iran.
Obama released millions to PA hours before leaving officeOfficials tell AP: Obama defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the PA in the final hours of his administration.
ISIS leader 'critically' wounded in Iraq air strikesISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi reportedly badly wounded in airstrike against terror organization in Iraq.
Women march in Yemen chanting Death to America and IsraelCitizens of Yemen march In the streets declaring the need to attack those who endanger their land.
Hamas: We'll fight embassy move 'using all means'Hamas lawmaker Mushir al-Masri says moving the American embassy to Jerusalem would be a "crime".
Egypt: Terrorists kill five policemen in the SinaiAt least five Egyptian policemen killed when terrorists open fire on their vehicle in the central Sinai Peninsula.
Iran sentences British citizen to five years in prisonIran sends Iranian-British woman accused of trying to overthrow the government to five years in prison.
Report: Captured Beirut terrorist was ISIS memberSuicide bomber who was captured before carrying out attack in Beirut confessed to being a terrorist from ISIS.
Trump: Peace can only be achieved through direct talksPresident Trump tells Netanyahu that peace with the PA can only be reached through direct negotiations between the sides.
PA organizations: Embassy move would 'ignite a fire'Coalition of Palestinian Authority organizations warned President Trump against moving the embassy to Jerusalem.
Al-Aqsa imam: Don't sell land to JewsImam of Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem warns PA Arabs against selling land to Jews and Jewish organizations in Old City.
Lebanese security forces foil Beirut terror attackLebanese security forces stop suicide bomber before he enters cafe in Beirut's busy Al-Hamra district.
PM Netanyahu's Message to the Iranian PeopleWATCH: Israel's Prime Minister sends special message to the Iranian people, says, "You are shackled by a theocratic tyranny."
Hamas terrorist killed in Gaza tunnel collapseHamas says one of its members was killed as a tunnel collapsed in Khan Yunis.
Islamic countries condemn planned U.S. embassy moveOrganization of Islamic Cooperation rejects actions that could undermine PA's ability to claim Jerusalem for a state.
Iran promises to 'surprise' Trump if he cancels nuclear dealIran’s Foreign Minister says Trump will be surprised by his country if he annuls the nuclear agreement.
Al-Qaeda leader killed in American air strike in SyriaPentagon says Mohammad Habib Boussadoun al-Tunisi, an Al-Qaeda leader, was killed in an air strike near Idlib.
50 killed in Tehran building collapseHigh-rise building collapses in Iran capital after fire engulfs top floors. 50 killed, at least 30 firefighters among them.
Dozens of firemen trapped as Tehran building collapsesHighest building in Tehran collapses after blaze, dozens of firefighters feared trapped under the rubble.
At least 24 children killed after bus, truck collide in IndiaTruck loaded with sand collides with school bus early Thursday, killing at least 24 young children in northern Indian state.
Abbas threatens a 'diplomatic response' to American embassy movePA chairman urges President-elect Trump to rethink moving the embassy to Jerusalem.
Egypt adds former soccer star to terror blacklistEgyptian court adds former soccer star Mohamed Aboutrika to the terror list based on suspicions he financed the Muslim Brotherhood.
Report: Istanbul terrorist acted on direct orders from ISISTurkish media reports that gunman who killed 39 people on New Year's Eve told police he acted on direct orders from ISIS in Syria.
Obama warns: Moving the embassy could be explosiveObama warns against “sudden, unilateral moves”, an apparent reference to Trump's intention to move the American embassy to Jerusalem.
Earthquake of 5.7 magnitude hits RomeSeries of earthquakes hits Rome, no injuries, deaths, or damage known.
Iran, Syria sign gas and phone dealIran signs gas deal with Syria, receives right to operate phosphate mines and create gas terminal.
PA official: Resolution 2334 was 'pro-peace'PA envoy to the UN insists the resolution passed last month by the UN Security Council is both “pro-Palestinian” and “pro-Israel”.
Abbas warns Trump: Moving the embassy is a provocationPA chairman tells incoming President that moving the American embassy to Jerusalem is a “provocation that would harm the peace process”.
PA factions at Russian confab call for unity governmentRepresentatives of the parties in the PA, including Hamas and other terrorist groups, agree to call for unity government in Moscow talks.
Obama: Iran deal makes the world saferOutgoing President praises the nuclear deal between Iran and Western powers, claims it makes the world a safer place.
Hamas blasts 'absurd' Paris conferenceHamas rejects the outcome of the Paris conference on Israeli-PA peace, says it gave legitimacy to the "Zionist entity".
Egyptian court upholds ruling on transfer of Red Sea islandsEgypt's top administrative court upholds a ruling voiding a government agreement to hand the islands of Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia.
Kerry: Israel marching towards being a 'unitary state'Outgoing Secretary of State blames Israel and PA for failure to reach peace deal during his tenure.
Hamas to release locals who protested over electricity shortageHamas agrees to release those arrested in connection with protests over severe electricity shortages.
Turkish security forces capture Istanbul terroristAbdulgadir Masharipov, who killed 39 people an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Eve, captured by local security forces.
Obama doesn't regret 'red line' over Syria conflictObama says he doesn't regret saying chemical weapons are 'red line,' crticis slam him for not doing more to prevent bloodshed in Syria.
Fatah leader: 'Palestine' must be liberated through fightingFatah is moderate? Member of PA chairman's group calls for violence instead of "futile negotiations".
Iran: We won't renegotiate the nuclear dealIran’s Deputy Foreign Minister makes clear his country will not renegotiate nuclear agreement despite Trump's vow to rip it up.
Turkey moves closer to approving constitutional reformTurkey’s parliament approves final article in constitutional reform that would increase Erdogan's powers.
Qatar pays for Gaza's electricityEmir of Qatar orders a payment of $12 million to solve the constant electricity blackouts in Gaza.
Abbas welcomes Paris conference statementPA chairman urges countries to recognize the "State of Palestine" following Paris peace conference.
Egyptian FM to present vision on Israel-PA peaceEgypt’s foreign minister, Sameh Shoukry, will attend the Paris peace conference and give a speech on Israel-PA peace talks.
Syria: At least 30 dead as ISIS attacks in Deir EzzorIslamic State launches one of its fiercest assaults yet on the besieged Syrian city of Deir Ezzor.
Turkey agrees to help Gaza with electricity crisisSenior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh says Turkey has agreed to his request to send fuel for Gaza's sole power plant.
Report: Assad named as responsible for chemical attacksFor the first time, investigators say they suspect Syrian President and his brother are responsible for the use of chemical weapons.
Algeria claims it uncovered Israeli spy networkAlgeria claims it uncovered an international spy network made up of 10 members that was operating for Israel.
Syria demands UN punish Israel over airport attackSyria's Foreign Ministry sends letters to UN calling for Israel to be “punished” for alleged attack on military airport west of Damascus.
Abbas asks Putin to stop Trump from moving the embassyPA asks Russian President to intervene in order to stop the United States from moving its embassy to Jerusalem.
Watch: Brawl erupts at the Turkish parliamentA brawl erupted at the Turkish parliament as lawmakers debated constitutional amendments. The measures passed anyway.
IDF official: Hamas is to blame for Gaza power outagesMajor General Yoav Mordechai: Hamas enjoys electricity 24/7 but Gazans only enjoy it three hours a day.
Hamas arrests comedian over video on electricity crisisAuthorities in Hamas-run Gaza arrest singer-comedian after who made a video about electricity crisis and said, "Hamas enough".
PA leader warns of 'explosion' if U.S. embassy movesPA leader Rami Hamdallah urges the international community to speak out against the potential move of the American embassy to Jerusalem.
Hotovely: Paris conference will distance peaceDeputy Foreign Minister reiterates Israel’s objection to the Paris peace conference, likens it to "a wedding without a bride and groom".
Pope Francis and Abbas to meet at the VaticanPope Francis will grant PA chairman an audience at the Vatican on Saturday, the third meeting between the two.