By Matt Phillips
Economics is rightly an afterthought compared to the scope of suffering that has accompanied the war in Syria. Some 250,000 dead are dead. Roughly 5 million people have fled the country. Some 6.5 million others have been displaced within Syria's borders, according to the UN.
By Adnan Abu Zeed
BABIL, Iraq -- On July 17, UNESCO added al-Ahwar marshes in southeastern Iraq to the World Heritage list. Now, Iraq is seeking to add the 4,000-year-old city of Babylon to the list, which includes world heritage properties of special cultural and natural significance.
By Mina Fayek
Last week, an Egyptian court ordered the release of all defendants accused of assaulting a Coptic woman in the southern city of Minya. Rumors had spread of a relationship between a Coptic man and Muslim woman in Al-Karm village.
By Noemie Bisserbe, Inti Landauro and Matthew Dalton
SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France -- Two men pledging allegiance to Islamic State attacked a Roman Catholic church during Mass on Tuesday, killing a priest and gravely injuring another person in the first assault on a church amid a string of recent terror attacks on Western Europe.
By Cengiz Gunes
The attempted coup d'état in Turkey earlier this month led by a section of Turkish Armed Forces may have failed, but the repercussions for the country are expected to last a long time.
Beirut (AFP) -- Syrian government forces on Tuesday seized a rebel-held neighbourhood in the northwest edge of Aleppo, tightening their siege of opposition-controlled parts of the city, a monitor said.