The United Nations Security Council is considering a draft resolution to demand a 30-day cease-fire in Syria, according to the French AFP news agency, which says it has seen a text of the resolution.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his country wants peace but will continue to defend itself against Iran.
The Pentagon says Iranian-backed militias fighting Islamic State (IS) extremists in Syria used Abrams tanks that the U.S. military had originally provided to the Iraqi Army.
A senior Iranian official says the West must ensure that the 2015 nuclear deal is a success before his country can begin to discuss other issues affecting the Middle East region.
Pyeongchang kicked a hornets' nest when it handed out free Samsung smartphones to thousands of Olympians but excluded Iranians because of sanctions.
President Donald Trump has offered a message of solidarity to people subjected to "oppression and religious persecution" around the world.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have agreed to strengthen coordination between the countries' military and security services in Syria, the Kremlin says.
The United States says it is holding Iran responsible for the health of an 81-year-old Iranian-American man who was sent back to prison this week following a short medical leave.
Human Rights Watch has called on Iran to stop executing child offenders after three people were put to death in January for crimes they committed as minors.
An Iranian-American man imprisoned in Iran, Baquer Namazi, has been returned to prison after a brief release due to health concerns.
Iran's President Hassan Rohani has again ruled out negotiations on the country's missiles program, saying it did not aim to make weapons of mass destruction.
Iran’s former President Mahmud Ahmadinejad has renewed his criticism of Iran’s powerful judiciary following the arrests of several of his supporters.