Israel says it has secretly detained Samir al-Baraq since 2010 and suspect him of being a biological weapons expert.
The historic adversaries have nothing to lose, and everything to gain from new diplomatic efforts.
Giorgi Margvelashvili takes office despite new constitutional changes transferring power to the PM.
Michael Barbera faces hearing over 2007 deaths of two civilians near village of As Sadah in Diyala province.
An international consensus over Syria appears to be emerging out of fear of growing signs of radicalisation.
Simultaneous explosions in town south of Baghdad mark peak of Ashura commemoration rituals despite heightened security.
A nuclear deal with Tehran is rewarding to all parties except Israel and Saudi Arabia
The Security Council is considering an African call to defer trials of Kenya's leaders - but the row will not go away.