Here is a look at the life of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud.
The death toll on both sides of the Gaza battle jumped Monday.
Israel's ground incursion into Gaza, which it says is intended to destroy Palestinian militants' tunnels and stop rocket fire into Gaza, has entered its fifth day with the death toll mounting on both sides and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arriving in Egypt. CNN's Ben Wedeman, a veteran Middle East correspondent, puts the incursion into perspective.
In the violent bedlam that has engulfed Gaza, not even the hospitals are immune from attack.
Israel is confronting a problem beyond the Hamas rockets screeching overhead -- a threat underfoot.
Hamas claimed it captured an Israeli soldier Sunday on the deadliest day yet in the battle between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza.
Mideast crisis hits close to home and work: Malka Davidovich is a nurse in Ashkelon, Israel. At her hospital, she learned her soldier son was in the ER.
CNN's Wolf Blitzer interviewed Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv Sunday.
Iran and the P5+1 have agreed to a four-month extension of negotiations toward a final comprehensive nuclear deal, two Western diplomats said.
It's the hardest question in Gaza.
(CNN) -- Car bombs tore through four Shiite neighborhoods in Baghdad on Saturday, killing 16 people and wounding dozens, police said.
Just days after the militant group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria said they killed hundreds of Syrians, dozens of Iraqi Christian families are now fleeing the ISIS-controlled city of Mosul, hoping to avoid a similar fate.
The Israel Defense Forces announced early Sunday that it will expand its ground offensive.
ISIS killed dozens of Syrian troops and workers during an attack on a gas field in central Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Gaza's night skies were illuminated Friday by clashes between Israeli forces and Hamas militants throughout the 27-mile-long Palestinian territory.
The Israeli military launched a ground operation into Gaza late Thursday, the government said.
Egypt has become the focus of efforts to reach a lasting cease-fire in the 10-day conflict in Gaza.
An adult and two minors have been indicted in what Israeli authorities say was the revenge killing of a Palestinian teen.
Of the more than 200 people killed in the 10 days of Israeli bombardment of Gaza, around 40 are children.
While some Gazans refuse to leave their homes even with Israeli bombings, many pack whatever they can and set out on a search for safety.
Israelis looking to know when to take cover are turning to their smartphones to get real-time notifications after Hamas fires rockets from Gaza.
An Egyptian court has given nine men sentences ranging from 20 years to life in prison for sexually assaulting women near Cairo's Tahrir Square, according to state run newspaper al-Ahram.
Arriving in New York City at the age of 19 to study music, Hafez Nazeri knew he wanted to do big things.
Diplomatic efforts to end the conflict in Gaza sputter amid Hamas' rejection of Egyptian efforts to broker a deal and rising anger over civilian deaths.
Syria, Iraq, Israel, Gaza and Libya. Each with its own crisis; all now unified in a heightened sense of anxiety
A Florida teenager whose videotaped beating in Jerusalem was widely decried was to return home to Tampa on Wednesday night.
Each one bears his own scar. This close-knit band of paramedics and ambulance drivers risk their lives saving others on the front lines of Gaza's wars.
An Egypt-backed cease-fire between Israel and Hamas fell apart Tuesday as rocket attacks from Gaza were answered by Israeli airstrikes once again.
Human rights groups say Israeli military's "knock on the roof," to warn civilians of imminent strikes, is not enough and still causes civilian casualties.
Talks on Iran's nuclear program show some "very real gaps" between the Middle Eastern nation and the West, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday.
Iraqi lawmakers elect a Sunni politician as Parliament speaker, finally taking a step to form a new government after two weeks of deadlock.
The political and the military arms of Hamas appear to have contrasting aims. Who's calling the shots?
Pope Francis calls for cease-fire in the Middle East, says his meeting with the presidents of Israel and the Palestinian Authority was not a waste of time.
Mohamed Al-Batsh recalls a premonition he had the first day Israeli airstrikes began in Gaza.
The UAE wants ideas for drones that could better the world. Is yours up to scratch?
Secretary of State Kerry delays a visit to the Mideast to give Egyptian efforts at setting a cease-fire between Israelis and Hamas time, U.S. officials say.
One bomb dropped on a center for the disabled. Another wiped out 18 members of the same family.
Youth unemployment in Jordan is amongst highest in the world but a series of training programs are aiming to bring more young people into the workforce.
An attack on apartments that neighbors say were used as brothel in Baghdad killed at least 28 women and six men Saturday, security officials told CNN.
Youth unemployment is not a new subject but it is has become a particularly acute problem for Jordan. The country's labor minister talks to John Defterios.
In a kibbutz in Israel, a woman constantly runs for her life. Nearby in Gaza, another woman prepares to die.
At least 28 women and six men were killed when militants stormed several apartments in the Zayona residential complexes in eastern Baghdad.
Israeli forces dropped leaflets in northern Gaza on Sunday, warning residents to move away from Hamas sites immediately to avoid airstrikes.
The latest wave of violence between Hamas and Israel showed no signs of abating Saturday, as rockets and airstrikes rained between the two sides.
Gaza faces a medical crisis, sources say, as it deals with the aftermath of Israeli strikes.
A rocket was fired into northern Israel from southern Lebanon, and the Israeli military responded with an artillery strike, the Israel Defense Forces said.
In a portent of growing factional conflict, a Kurdish minister in Iraq's government was removed Friday by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.
CNN Exclusive: Wounded Iraqi soldiers and border guards describe frontline battles with ISIS fighters from a hospital in Baghdad.
The dark curtain rises again on the tragedy of Israel and Gaza, and the next act begins much like its forerunners.
Veteran U.N. diplomat Staffan de Mistura has been picked as the U.N.'s new envoy to war-torn Syria.
His black robes and turban may harken back to Arab rulers from 1,500 years ago, but Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's taste in wrist-wear is decidedly more 21st century.
Militants in Iraq have taken hold of nuclear materials at university science facilities near the northern city of Mosul, the Iraqi government has said.
The violence between the Israeli military and militants in Gaza is the latest in a long history of fighting in the region. Here's a look at some events.
Israeli authorities said Thursday that they have suspended a police officer who is accused of beating the U.S. teenager Tariq Abu Khdeir in Jerusalem
Israeli airstrikes pounded targets in Gaza, killing at least 19 people Wednesday as dozens of militant rockets streaked into Israel.
Syria's opposition says Aleppo might soon fall victim to a crushing siege if government advances continue.
Iraq witnessed another violent day Wednesday as the country's security and political crises deepen.
Israel is fighting to block rockets from striking its major population centers, deploying its Iron Dome missile defense system. Here's how it works.
Part of Jerusalem is seeing its worst flare-up in years. Here's a look at some of the key questions about the fighting.
As rockets and missiles fly across the Israeli-Gaza border, CNN's Ben Wedeman describes the mood on the ground in Gaza.
As the Israeli military and Hamas intensify their exchange of fire, analysts are asking whether the region is teetering on the brink of a broader conflict.
After three years of seesaw battles with the regime, Syrian rebels now face another daunting challenge: fending off radical Sunni militants
Israel intercepted a rocket fired at Tel Aviv on Tuesday and killed militants who stormed into Israeli territory, the military said.
The Al Noor Children's Center in Baghdad's Sadr City helps children from families who've lost their breadwinner.
Bahrain has ordered the expulsion of a U.S. diplomat for meddling in the country's internal matters, the kingdom's foreign affairs ministry said.
Women train to defend their homes if ISIS fighters and their Sunni allies make their way to Baghdad and ignite sectarian fighting in the streets.
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has claimed responsibility for recent suicide bombings in the Iraqi capital.
Here is a look at Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei's life.
Iraq is tearing itself apart. Its government has lost control of large parts of the country; intercommunal violence is rife and al Qaeda is resurgent. A description not of 2014 but 2006 -- and a situation that led Joseph R. Biden, then a U.S. Senator and now Vice President, to argue that it was time to split Iraq into three parts: Kurdish, Shia and Sunni.
Members of the Badr Brigade, an Iranian-trained militia, back up Iraqi government forces defending Baghdad against possible ISIS attacks.
Police arrested several Israeli Jewish suspects in connection with the killing of Mohammed Abu Khedair.
American teen Tariq Khdeir, whose family says he was beaten in Jerusalem by Israeli security forces, will be under house arrest during investigation.
Israeli security forces are accused of pummeling a Palestinian-American teen in Jerusalem.
Saudi reform advocate Waleed Abulkhair sentenced to 15 years in prison and a 15-year travel ban for, among other things, "insulting the country's leaders."
Ukrainian security forces have cleared Slovyansk of separatists and have raised the Ukrainian flag, President Petro Poroshenko's office says.
Iraqi authorities are looking at a video that purportedly shows Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to determine whether it is really the notorious ISIS leader.
Mohammed Abu Khedair, a Palestinian teenager killed in Jerusalem, died from being burned alive and hit with a blunt object to the head, autopsy reveals.
A video shows a man purported to be the leader of militants in Iraq calls on Muslims to carry out a holy war.
Palestinian-Canadian human rights attorney Diana Buttu refused to appear on screen on CNN with a representative of the Israeli government.
Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie and 36 more Morsy supporters received life sentences in Egypt.
Clashes broke out Friday between Palestinians and Israeli security forces in Jerusalem after the funeral of a Palestinian teenager.
A defiant Nuri al-Maliki announced Friday that he would not withdraw his name as a candidate for prime minister, a statement that came hours after a leading lawmaker alleged he had agreed not to put his name forward to make it easier to pick a new leader
In Mafraq, northern Jordan, it's not unusual to see a shepherd guide his flock along a busy highway. These days, farmers here share tales of struggle.
The transfer of Syria's declared chemical weapons from a Danish ship to a U.S. ship gets under way at an Italian port.
Extremist Sunni militant group ISIS has taken control of a major Syrian oil field from other fighters, a UK-based monitoring group said Thursday.
The body of a Palestinian teen slain in Jerusalem will be turned over to his family on Friday, the boy's father said.
U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey leaves the door open to stepped-up U.S. military involvement in Iraq if ISIS threatens the U.S.
Thirty-two Turkish drivers believed kidnapped by militants in Iraq last month have been released, Turkey's foreign minister said Thursday.
In the Jordanian port city of Aqaba, construction work is everywhere. Unperturbed by the chaos in neighboring Iraq, this city on the Red Sea is on the up.
The discovery of a Palestinian teen's body in Jerusalem early Wednesday triggered clashes between Israelis and Palestinians.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki declared an amnesty for Iraqi tribes that fought against the government.
Mohammad Abu Khedair -- a Palestinian teen abducted and killed Wednesday in Jerusalem -- was recalled fondly as a good young man with so much ahead of him.
At Saudi's Kingdom Tower, VIPs will be able to call the elevators from their car. Find out what other high-tech offerings these lifts have.
After much anticipation over how it would address unrest, Iraq's parliament postpones its first session until next week, citing a lack of a quorum.
Naftali Frankel, Eyal Yifrach and Gilad Shaar, Israeli Jewish teens, were buried Tuesday after a memorial ceremony watched nationwide.
Mourning three Israeli teenagers at their funeral, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised his nation will avenge their deaths
The bodies of three Israeli teenagers who authorities said were kidnapped this month have been found in the West Bank, a spokesman said.
The United States has increased its military presence in Iraq, ordering 300 more troops to the violence-ravaged nation, the Pentagon announced Monday.