- IS in Syria destroys part of Roman theater in Palmyra
BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants have destroyed parts of the second-century Roman amphitheater and an iconic monument known as the Tetrapylon in Syria's historic town of Palmyra, the government and experts said Friday.
- Many still missing at site of deadly Iran building collapse
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Rescue teams in the Iranian capital worked through the night and into the day Friday to try and reach firefighters and other victims believed to be under the rubble of a commercial building that collapsed in Tehran the previous day.
- With little room to maneuver, Syria's rebels head for talks
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels are sending more than a dozen representatives next week to the capital of Kazakhstan for talks with government representatives, the first such negotiations between the two sides in a year.
- Mideast expects big changes under Trump
CAIRO (AP) — Donald Trump's all-but-dismissal of human rights as a foreign policy principle could hit like an earthquake across a Middle East landscape beset by warring factions and beleaguered governments, with some players eyeing the prospect of once unimaginable new alliances.
- Iran summons Danish envoy over embassy attack
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Foreign Ministry has summoned the Danish ambassador over an attack on its Copenhagen embassy.