A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year and Mother's Day capsized in the Tigris River near the Iraqi city of Mosul.
- by Qassim Abdul-Zahra
An official says three explosions struck near a Shiite shrine and cemetery in Kabul as people gathered to mark the Persian New Year.
- by Hameed Farzad and Hamid Shalizi
A moderately-strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 hit southwestern Turkey on Wednesday, Turkish authorities said.
The new regulations allow the Supreme Media Regulatory Council to block websites and accounts for "fake news", and impose stiff penalties of up to 250,000 Egyptian pounds ($20,460), all without having to obtain a court order.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday again showed excerpts of a video taken by the attacker who killed 50 people in mosques in New Zealand.
Years after the death of his father at the hands of a US Navy SEAL raid in Pakistan, Hamza bin Laden finds himself in the crosshairs of world powers.
The Iraqi government has started exhuming a mass grave left behind by the Islamic State group in the northwestern Sinjar region in the presence of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad, whose slain relatives are believed to have been buried in the area.
A Turkish court has convicted an Australian-born Islamic State militant of belonging to a terror group and sentenced him to more than seven years in prison.
- by Mehmet Guzel
Warplanes could be heard flying overhead and smoke from the explosions could be seen in the distance.
- by Josef Federman
US Senate has voted to withdraw support for the Saudi-led war, effectively giving the Trump administration 30 days to remove armed forces from the conflict.
- by Daniel Flatley