A video apparently released by the Islamic State group shows 25 men being shot dead in the ancient city of Palmyra.
Syrian forces and their Lebanese Shia Muslim allies carry out a major offensive to drive rebels from the strategically important town of Zabadani.
Tunisia declares a state of emergency, just over a week after 38 people were killed in attack in the resort city of Sousse.
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Is Iran ready to make a nuclear bargain?
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Egypt looks for answers after Sinai clashes with IS
Saudi prince who plans to give his fortune away
Tunisians and foreigners lament dwindling tourism