UN hosts aid-pledging conference for beleaguered Yemen
UN chief makes dramatic appeal for aid funds for war-torn Yemen, which he says is facing 'world's largest hunger crisis'
Roadside bomb kills 9 people in northwest Pakistan
Roadside bombing hits minivan in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region, killing 9; breakaway Taliban group claims attack
Iraqi troops capture largest neighborhood in western Mosul
Senior commander says Iraqi troops have driven out IS militants from largest neighborhood in western Mosul
Saudi king names son as US envoy as ties boosted with Trump
Saudi Arabia's King Salman has named one of his sons, an air force pilot who has taken part in coalition strikes against the Islamic State group, as the kingdom's new ambassador to the U.S.
Doctor's arrest brings attention to US female circumcisions
The case against a Michigan doctor accused of circumcising two 7-year-old Minnesota girls highlights how the practice is alive and well in parts of the Western world where its adherents have migrated
26 hostages, including Qatar royals, freed in bargain
Qatar has secured the release of 26 hostages after nearly a year and a half in captivity, including members of its ruling family, in what became possibly the region's most complex and sensitive hostage negotiation deal in recent years
In Syria, first phase of population transfer concludes
Syrian state TV says the troubled population transfers involving thousands of Syrians has resumed after stalling for days following a massive explosion that killed dozens
Delicate bargain frees 26 hostages, including Qatar royals
Two Iraqi officials say that 26 hostages, including members of Qatar's ruling family, have been released after 16 months in captivity in Iraq
Jordan rejects Assad claim it plans to send troops to Syria
Jordan's government spokesman has rejected as "baseless" claims that the kingdom plans to deploy troops in neighboring Syria in coordination with the United States
Lebanese PM criticizes Hezbollah press tour on Israel border
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri criticized the media tour organized by Hezbollah during which armed militants from the group appeared in a U.N.-created border buffer zone meant to be free of Hezbollah presence, calling it "unacceptable in our opinion"