A delegation of Saudi officials visited Israel last week, but the kingdom's foreign ministry later downplayed the visit.
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While polls show a majority of the country in support of Erdogan's purge, an Istanbul grave site where a soldier was buried without religious rites have many asking if revenge has gone too far.
'If the coup had been a success, the revolution in Syria would be dead, because Turkey wouldn't support it anymore,' says Omar, one of the many Syrian refugees who took up arms for Erdogan on the night of the attempted military coup.
Car bomb and motorbike bomb kill dozens and wounds 170 in northeastern Syria in an attack on Kurdish security forces.
Here are some of the deadliest recent strikes claimed by ISIS, or linked to the extremist group, around the world.
The influence of U.S.-based cleric Fetullah Gulen over Turkey’s religious elite still a major concern of Erdogan government.
The Obama administration last week slapped sanctions on the three, saying they are based in Iran, which it accused of helping transfer money and fighters from South Asia to the Mideast.
Assassinations, shootings and bombings in the Ain al-Hilweh camp in southern Lebanon are aimed at showing that Fatah and other Palestinian factions are losing control.
The three-story Abdali Mall is seen as a trailblazer in conserving what resource-poor Jordan lacks most — water and energy. It’s also part of a growing movement to build with local materials.
Around a third of roughly 360 serving generals have been detained. Many are worried that the ongoing purges may harm Turkey's ability to tackle security threats.