In Iraq, a scramble for survival

This man lives with his entire family at Bakhira camp. (Ayman Oghanna)

As winter arrives, a new crisis unfolds for millions uprooted by the advance of the Islamic State.

Christians flock to Holy Land for Christmas Eve

Christians flock to Holy Land for Christmas Eve

In Nazareth hundreds of local and visiting Christians celebrate Christmas Eve with a parade, followed by a Mass. In the West Bank, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas attended the traditional midnight Mass.

Pakistan moves to set up military courts for terror cases

Pakistan moves to set up military courts for terror cases

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said his country is shifting to a wartime footing after the recent school massacre.

Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State after plane goes down in Syria

Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State after plane goes down in Syria

The U.S. rejected the militant group’s claims that it shot down the plane, citing evidence to the contrary.

Jordan confirms pilot shot down, captured

Jordan confirms pilot shot down, captured

Jordan's state television confirms a Jordanian Royal Air Force pilot has been captured by Islamic State militants in Syria during a mission.

Hamas commander killed, Israeli soldier hurt near Gaza

Israel’s military said the violence started when a patrol was hit by sniper fire from inside the Gaza Strip.

Photos from around the region

Iraqi refugees prepare for winter

More than 1.3 million Iraqis have been displaced this year into a region crushed under the weight of the Syrian refugee crisis.

Caring for Iran’s unwanted dogs

More than 500 dogs find care at the Vafa Animal Shelter, which is the country’s only licensed animal refuge.

Christmas shopping in Baghdad

The Mansour Mall has given the city’s residents a refuge from the daily bloodshed on their streets.

A 50-day war that will last forever

The summer conflict between Israel and Hamas had an extraordinary effect on kids. Here are the reactions of 8.

The world’s most dangerous truck route?

Drivers haul vital goods from Jordan into Islamic State territory.

Attackers storm Jerusalem synagogue, killing 4 worshipers

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.

From symbol of peace to lightning rod

A train line that was meant to unite Jerusalem’s Palestinian and Jewish populations has become the site of violence.

Muslims commemorate Ashura

Shiite devotees in Pakistan, Iraq and Afghanistan mark the holy day amid heightened security measures.

Tomb raiders in Jordan ravage ancient crypts

Treasure hunters imperil a rich cultural heritage in their search for artifacts.

Muslims celebrate Eid

People around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha to commemorate the prophet Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael.

A holy journey

About 2 million Muslims stream into Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the hajj.

Syrian Kurdish refugees seek haven in Turkey

As they flee the advancing Islamic State, they are hoping Turkish fighters can establish a secure zone for their safe passage.

Syrian Kurds flee advance of Islamic State

Nearly 150,000 Syrian Kurds have crossed into Turkey since the past weekend.

Battling the Islamic State

The United States launches airstrikes against targets in Syria.

Financial woes roil a part of Iraq used to stability

Oil-rich Kurdistan region is shaken by Islamic State threat and an economic crisis fueled by budget disputes and corruption.

Kerry makes unannounced visit to Iraq

The secretary of state discussed ways to bolster the stability of the new Iraqi government and combat the Islamic State.