{FD} Under Putin, Russia increases clout in the Middle East

When Russia launched a military campaign in Syria two years ago, President Vladimir Putin sought to save his ally from imminent collapse and break Russia's international isolation over a crisis in Ukraine.

{FD} Men due to leave Gitmo under Obama seem stuck under Trump

Abdellatif Nasser got what he thought was the best news possible in the summer of 2016: One of his lawyers called him at the Guantanamo Bay detention center and told him that the U.S. decided he no longer posed a threat and could go home to Morocco.

{FD} ICC: Failure to arrest Sudan’s president undermines court

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court is accusing some of its members including Jordan, Uganda and Chad of undermining the tribunal's "reputation and credibility" by refusing to arrest Sudan's president who is accused of genocide in Darfur.

{FD} The Latest: Egypt official: Mideast peace prospects waning

The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the fallout from the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Egypt's defense minister says chances for a Mideast peace deal have been diminished after the U.S. government's decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem.

{FD} Thousands of Russian private contractors fighting in Syria

Before he was killed by a sniper in Syria at age 23, Ivan Slyshkin wrote a poignant message on social media to his fiancee: "We will see each other soon — and I will hold you as tight as I possibly can."

{FD} Amnesty accuses EU of complicity in Libya migrant abuse

European Union countries are complicit in the abuse of migrants held in Libya, Amnesty International said in a report released Tuesday that accused the EU of turning a blind eye to allegedly brutal tactics of the Libyan coast guard and dangerous detention facilities.

{FD} The Latest: Putin says Jerusalem move may end peace process

The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin's trip to Syria, Egypt and Turkey: (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin has criticized the U.S. administration's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, warning that it could destabilize the region and derail the Middle East peace process.

{FD} The Latest: Putin criticizes US move on Jerusalem

The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin's Mideast tour (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin has criticized the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, warning that it could destabilize the region and derail the Middle East peace process.