The latest attacks on Egyptian Copts was shocking, but hardly new. Copts face discrimination daily from their fellow countrymen and from the regime that granted them equality in the constitution.
As an unprecedented spike in crime rocks Gaza, Arafat looks at the core factors throwing Gaza into further instability.
Israeli airstrikes on Thursday targeted an arms supply hub operated by Hizballah near Damascus airport, where weapons from Tehran are regularly transferred by planes.
A Palestinian man deported from Denmark following convictions including drug trafficking and carrying arms has lost an appeal to return to the country and be reunited with his family.
Rocket and artillery fire was exchanged between Kurdish and Turkish troops on the Syria border after a tense day between the two sides.
A Bahraini court also jailed the 36 citizens convicted of forming a 'terrorist group' with the aim of attacking police.
Comment: Cutting of food supplies is becoming strategic line of attack in Yemen's ongoing civil war, with potentially disastrous consequences for civilians, writes Sophia Akram.
Chinese authorities have banned Islamic baby names in the country's largest Muslim province, as part of a crackdown on alleged "extremism" that monitors say restricts fundamental rights.
Thousands of people have been abducted by the Houthi rebels and many still remain missing in Yemen as the war rages on, a new Rights Radar report has revealed.
US-backed Kurdish forces battling the Islamic State group in northern Syria have condemned Turkish strikes on allied forces, calling for a no-fly zone to be established.