Three U.S. soldiers were killed and dozens wounded after a drone hit a military outpost in Jordan, known as Tower 22, on Sunday. The location is just one of many bases the U.S. has in the Middle East.
Iranian judicial authorities have pardoned 22,000 people who took part in anti-government protests, judiciary chief Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei said on Monday, according to the official IRNA news agency.
Over 1,000 girls in the middle eastern country of Iran have fallen ill after being poisoned since November, according to state media and officials. Some politicians are blaming religious groups opposed to girls’ education, in a country where the U.N. says women are treated as “second class citizens.”
Iran’s supreme leader said on Monday that the poisoning schoolgirls is an “unforgivable” crime that should be punished by death if deliberate, state TV reported, amid public anger over a wave of suspected attacks in schools.
Six people were killed in the latest earthquake to strike the border region of Turkey and Syria, authorities said on Tuesday, two weeks after a massive tremor killed more than 47,000 people and damaged or destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes.
Many are still missing as rescuers listen for signs of life under the rubble.
The earthquake happened 11 days ago, killing more than 43,000, and leaving millions homeless.
Against the desert sands of Sharjah, eight green circles stand out as the United Arab Emirates cultivates wheat to improve food security in an arid country that imports some 90% of its food.
Rescuers pulled more survivors from the rubble on Sunday, nearly a week after one of the worst earthquakes to hit Turkey and Syria.