Middle East

World News
The deteriorating situation for journalists in Lebanon comes despite its decades-old reputation for being an island of free press in the Arab world.
Politics
National security adviser Robert O'Brien said Saudi Arabia promised "full cooperation" in the FBI's investigation of the deadly Navy base attack.
Politics
The GOP member of Congress has been quick to label it an act of terror, though investigators have not yet made a determination.
U.S. News
A U.S. official told The Associated Press the shooter hosted a dinner party where he and others watched videos of mass shootings.
U.S. News
The trade involves detained Princeton graduate student Xiyue Wang and scientist Massoud Soleimani.
Politics
Saudi King Salman, whose regime reportedly ordered the murder of a Washington Post journalist, said the attack does not reflect "the feelings of the Saudi people."
Politics
The troop discussions came as the Trump administration accused Iranian security forces of killing more than 1,000 people in crackdowns against recent protests.
Politics
The French president told Trump to "be serious," delivering a real-time fact check of his false claim that most Islamic State fighters are from Europe.
World News
The acknowledgment came in a television package that criticized international Farsi-language channels for their reporting on the crisis, which began on Nov. 15.
Politics
After Trump allowed Turkey to invade Syria, ISIS captives were able to escape from their detention in Kurdish-held areas.
World News
The anti-government protest movement since Oct. 1 has accused the government of being corrupt and has also decried Iran’s growing influence in Iraqi state affairs.
World News
By attacking protesters, Hezbollah is sending a message that it's willing to use force to protect its political power.
Politics
“I think at this point the secretary of defense has made decisions (and) the case is now, in my view, it is closed,” said the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
World News
New videos purport to show the demonstrations over gasoline prices rising and the security-force crackdown that followed.
Politics
Two women in Southern California are mobilizing America's small Kurdish community to fight an existential danger back home.
Culture & Arts
An orphaned baby giraffe, Iraq protests and a stress-relief museum round out this week's best images.
Entertainment
The band hopes one day to have concerts that are mainly solar-powered, with no single-use plastic.
Videos
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been indicted on a variety of charges including bribery and fraud.
World News
The charges included bribery, breach of trust and fraud. It's the first decision of its kind against a serving Israeli prime minister.
Politics
The former vice president said he'd make Saudi Arabia "a pariah" over its war in Yemen and the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.