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Opposition groups quit Iraqi Kurdish government over protests

Opposition groups quit the government of Iraq's Kurdish region on Wednesday in protest at violent unrest in which at least three people were killed,...

Saudi king receives Palestinian president Abbas

Saudi Arabia's King Salman received Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Riyadh on Wednesday and reiterated the kingdom's support for the Palestinian people, state news...

Turkish banker makes second bid for mistrial in U.S. sanctions case

Lawyers for an executive at Turkey's majority state-owned Halkbank who is accused of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions on Wednesday asked a U.S. federal...

Denmark opts out of U.N. refugee resettlement program

Denmark will no longer take in refugees under a U.N. resettlement programme after passing a law on Wednesday that enables the government to determine...

Turkey says U.S. isolated on Jerusalem, issuing threats

Turkey said on Wednesday the United States has isolated itself by recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital and accused it of threatening countries that might...

Dentistry student guilty of plotting attack on Britain

A dentistry student, whose brother is believed to have been killed in an Islamic State-inspired suicide bombing in Iraq, was found guilty on Wednesday...

Algeria’s ruling caste set on orderly succession, when the time comes

Algerians are facing the eventual departure of their long-serving president, the ailing Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in the knowledge that all is being done to ensure...

Abbas: Palestinians will go to Security Council over full U.N. membership

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday the Palestinians will "go to the United Nations Security Council" over full U.N. membership after the U.S....

Doner kebabs survive EU lawmaker vote on additives

Doner kebab vendors across Europe won a victory in the European Parliament on Wednesday when European Union lawmakers failed to outlaw additives regularly used...

“Sahel coalition” wants victories against Islamist militants by mid-2018

A French-backed West African military force to tackle Islamist militants must secure its first victories by the middle of 2018 to prove its worth...

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