Iran cuts 75% of nuclear stockpile closest to arms grade

U.N. atomic agency says Tehran is well on its way to transforming the rest into less volatile forms.

Syrian opposition fighters obtain U.S. antitank missiles

Syrian opposition fighters obtain U.S. antitank missiles

U.S. officials declined to discuss the origin of the weapons but did not dispute that the rebels have them.

Jordanian warplanes destroy vehicles on Syrian border

Jordanian warplanes destroy vehicles on Syrian border

Aircraft fired after drivers believed to be Syrian rebels ignored warnings not to proceed, the government said.

Syrian rebels fear loss of revolution’s capital of Homs

Syrian rebels fear loss of revolution’s capital of Homs

Amid the bombardment by Assad’s forces, some rebels look for the exit, while others brace for a final fight.

Lebanese journalists killed in convoy attack in Syria

Lebanese journalists killed in convoy attack in Syria

Three journalists from Hezbollah's al-Manar television were killed after shooters peppered their vehicles with bullets in Syria.

Orlando Bloom urges help for Syrian refugees

Orlando Bloom urges help for Syrian refugees

Actor and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom says “nothing is changing” in Syria, after visiting Za’atari in Jordan, one of the largest refugee camps in the world.

Photos from around the region

The child merchants of Beirut

Thousands of Syrian refu­gee children work in Lebanon, selling flowers, tissues, chewing gum or shoe shines.

Obama visits Saudi Arabia

The president met with Saudi King Abdullah at his desert oasis.

Supporters of Turkey’s leader rally in Istanbul

Hundreds of thousands of supporters demonstrated for Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan at an election rally Sunday.

Israel displays rockets seized in Red Sea raid

Israel’s prime minister on Monday toured a display of dozens of rockets that navy commandos intercepted last week.

Suicide bombing in Iraq kills 21 civilians

A suicide bomber driving an explosives-laden vehicle attacked a security checkpoint Sunday in southern Iraq.

Ultra-Orthodox Jews protest in Jerusalem

Attempts by Israel’s political leaders to force ultra-Orthodox Jews to serve in the military has stirred anger.

Turkish protesters mourn Berkin Elvan

Protesters mourned the death of the 15-year-old, who had been in a coma since a police crackdown on protesters at Gezi Park.

Angelina Jolie visits Syrian children

The actress and U.N. special envoy made a surprise visit to Lebanon to draw attention to the plight of young Syrian refugees.

Suicide blasts kill 4 in Lebanese capital

Two suicide bombers blew up their cars Wednesday trying to hit an Iranian cultural center in a Shiite district in southern Beirut.

Syrians evacuated from Homs

Civilians were evacuated from a rebel-held area of the central Syrian city, raising hopes for progress at peace talks.

Explosion at security headquarters in Cairo

At least five people were killed in highest-profile attack on Egypt’s military-backed government since Morsi’s ouster last year.

Geneva II peace talks on Syria

Representatives of Syria’s government and the opposition are meeting.

Amid violence, Egyptians vote on new constitution

Egyptians vote on a draft document backed by the military-appointed government that could lead to fresh elections.

Car bomb explodes in Hama, Syria

The explosion killed at least 16 people and wounded dozens.

Protests in Egypt

The trial of ousted president Mohamed Morsi has been postponed until Feb. 1, prompting clashes in Cairo.

African immigrants protest in Israel

Tens of thousands of African immigrants have been protesting against the Israeli government’s treatment of them.