Photos from around the region
Two attackers armed with knives, axes and a gun stormed a synagogue in an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood, killing four worshipers and wounding several others before police shot them dead.
A train line that was meant to unite Jerusalem’s Palestinian and Jewish populations has become the site of violence.
Shiite devotees in Pakistan, Iraq and Afghanistan mark the holy day amid heightened security measures.
Treasure hunters imperil a rich cultural heritage in their search for artifacts.
People around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha to commemorate the prophet Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael.
About 2 million Muslims stream into Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the hajj.
As they flee the advancing Islamic State, they are hoping Turkish fighters can establish a secure zone for their safe passage.
Nearly 150,000 Syrian Kurds have crossed into Turkey since the past weekend.
The United States launches airstrikes against targets in Syria.
Oil-rich Kurdistan region is shaken by Islamic State threat and an economic crisis fueled by budget disputes and corruption.
The secretary of state discussed ways to bolster the stability of the new Iraqi government and combat the Islamic State.
Kurdish pesh merga fighters, Iraqi soldiers and Shiite militiamen take one town and free another from besiegement by militants
Government forces and Shiite militias launch counterattack to reclaim territories taken by the militants.
Hamas and Israel have agreed to an open-ended cease-fire after 50 days of warfare that has killed more than 2,200 people.
Many who had been trapped at risk of death fled to Syria and now are in safer areas in Iraq.
These frontline communities in Israel, devoid of usual residential life, resemble ghost towns.