• In this Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015 photo, Syrian girl Salam Rashid, 14, who lost both of her legs below the knee in 2012 in a tank shell attack, poses for a picture at the MSF Hospital for Specialized Reconstructive Surgery in Amman, Jordan. The international charity Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) officially inaugurates in Amman next month its new reconstructive surgery hospital for war victims, which it says is unique in the region. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

    New hospital in Jordan treats worst of Mideast’s war-wounded

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — They are among the most tragically wounded from the Middle East’s multiple wars. A 14-year-old Syrian girl whose lower legs were torn off by a shell. A 15-year-old Iraqi boy who was severely burned in a car bomb explosion.

  • Israeli military strikes target in Gaza after rocket attack

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it struck a Hamas target in the Gaza Strip after a rocket was fired at Israel.

  • In this Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 file photo, a Lebanese activist is sprayed by water cannons as he tries to cross to the government house, during a riot protest against the ongoing trash crisis, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. Starting out as a small group of tech-savvy young activists who organized to protest the garbage that for weeks has been piling up on Beirut’s streets, Lebanon's "You Stink" movement has now grown into a popular uprising that seeks to nip at the power base of an entire political class. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

    Young Lebanese activists challenge old political class

    BEIRUT (AP) — First they egged the prime minister’s building. Then they dumped some of the garbage piling up on Beirut’s streets outside the home of the environment minister, furious the government couldn’t get its act together to find a solution when Lebanon’s main landfill shut down.

  • This June 30,1996 file photo, show a general view of the destroyed Khobar Towers and crater where a truck bomb exploded at a U.S military complex killing 19 Americans and injuring hundreds in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Ahmed al-Mughassil, suspected in the bombing has been captured, a U.S. official tells The Associated Press, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Al-Mughassil was described by the FBI in 2001 as the head of the military wing of Saudi Hezbollah. (AP Photo/Saleh Rifai, File)

    Saudi arrested in 1996 bombing that killed 19 Americans

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A man described as the mastermind of the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing that killed 19 American servicemen in Saudi Arabia has been captured, a U.S. and a Saudi official said Wednesday, ending a nearly two-decade manhunt for one of the FBI’s most-wanted terrorists.

  • Brawl at Israel hospital treating Palestinian hunger striker

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say five people have been arrested after a brawl broke out at a hospital treating a former Palestinian prisoner who recently ended a two-month hunger strike.

  • Platini’s credentials as reformer questioned by FIFA rival

    LONDON (AP) — As Michel Platini prepares to reveal his FIFA presidential vision, a rival contender is launching his campaign by questioning the UEFA leader’s long-standing association with Sepp Blatter and his credentials to reform the scandal-tainted governing body.

  • South Sudan President Salva Kiir, seated, signs a peace deal, as Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, center-left, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, center-right, and Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni, right, witness the signing while standing behind, in the capital Juba, South Sudan Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Kiir on Wednesday signed a peace deal with rebels, more than 20 months after the start of fighting between the army and rebels led by his former deputy Riek Machar. (AP Photo/Jason Patinkin)

    South Sudan leader signs peace deal amid sanctions threat

    JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Wednesday signed a peace deal with rebels, more than 20 months after the start of fighting between the army and rebels led by his former deputy.

  • FIn this Sept. 18, 2007 file photo, the flags of member nations fly outside of the United Nations headquarters. In a move likely to upset Israel's government, the Palestinians and the Vatican are seeking to raise their flags at the U.N., just in time for Pope Francis' visit in September 2015. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

    Palestinians, Vatican could raise UN flags before pope visit

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In a move likely to upset Israel’s government, the Palestinians are seeking to raise their flag, along with the Vatican flag, at U.N. headquarters — just in time for Pope Francis’ visit next month.

  • FIFA hosts Israeli, Palestinian football leaders for talks

    ZURICH (AP) — A FIFA panel aiming to improve Israeli-Palestinian football relations met for the first time Wednesday and agreed a follow-up session in the Middle East next month.

  • Syrian refugees cross into Hungary underneath the border fence on the Hungarian - Serbian border near Roszke, Hungary on Aug. 26, 2015. The number of refugees entering Hungary has reached a new high as the government hurries to build a 4-meter (13-foot) fence on the Serbian border to stop them. More than 140,000 migrants have reached Hungary on routes across the Balkans so far in 2015. Recently, some 80 percent of them are from war zones like Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)

    Hungary border fence proves futile in slowing migrant flow

    ROSZKE, Hungary (AP) — Clambering over the razor-wire fence or crawling under it, migrants surged Wednesday across the Serbian border into Hungary. Then they jostled to formally enter the country so they could quickly leave it, heading toward more prosperous European Union nations on a desperate quest to escape war and poverty.