Middle East

Syria conflict: Putin defends Russia's air strikes

Dozens of fighters trained by U.S.-led coalition reportedly enter Syria

Yemen Houthi rebels 'free six foreign hostages'

US questions Russia over moves in Syria

Migrant crisis: Photo of drowned boy sparks outcry

Azerbaijan jails prominent anti-corruption journalist

UN confirms destruction of famed Palmyra temple

Riot police break up Beirut anti-government protest

ISIL 'executed dozens of fighters trying to flee'

Assad defends presence of Hezbollah fighters in Syria

Gunmen wearing Afghan army uniforms kill NATO troops

Palmyra's Baalshamin temple 'blown up by IS'

Saudi women register to vote in municipal elections

Syria conflict: Marketplace air strikes 'kill 80'

Syria's Assad admits army struggling for manpower