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August 20, 2014

Palestinians counted 35 bombardments in the coastal enclave on Tuesday (AFP/ File Archive).
07:37 GMT

The Israeli army has resumed air strikes in Gaza as attempts to create a permanent truce failed.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday that there were at least 20,000 non-Syrians among ISIS (AFP/ File Archive).
07:19 GMT

The number of ISIS militants fighting against the Syrian government amounts to more than 50,000, according to a UK-based NGO.

A file photo shows journalist James Foley resting in Sirte, Libya, September 29, 2011 (File/AFP)
06:00 GMT

Missing American photojournalist James Foley, was allegedly beheaded by ISIS militants in a video clip released on YouTube.

August 19, 2014

Palestinian rescue workers search through rubble for the three-year-old child, who was later found dead, August 19, 2014 (File/AFP)
23:58 GMT

Three Palestinians including a toddler were killed and many others injured by Israeli air strikes in Gaza, medical officials said.

460 aid workers were affected by attacks in 2013. (AFP/File)
19:18 GMT

Humanitarian aid workers are being attacked and killed at record rates.

Militants from the Islamic State have been terrorizing Iraqi citizens and taking control of major Iraqi cities since June. (AFP/File)
17:07 GMT

Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh has strongly condemned ISIS in recent statements.

Over 2,000 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have died in the current conflict. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT

Israel has launched air strikes against Gaza and recalled its negotiators from Cairo after three Palestinian rockets hit southern Israel.

Iraqi forces are attempting to retake control from Islamic State militants. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT

Iraqi government forces have launched a major operation to retake Tikrit from ISIS militants.

Kurdish forces are providing Yazidis with food, aid, uniforms, and weapons. (AFP/File)
13:24 GMT

Hundreds of Yazidis are in training with Kurdish forces to fight the Islamic State militants.

Mohamed Morsi was ousted in July 2013 and subsequently imprisoned (File/AFP)
13:15 GMT

An Egyptian court adjourned the trial of former leader Mohamed Morsi along with some 130 Muslim Brotherhood members till August 23.

Security forces destroyed several "terrorist hideouts" used to launch attacks in Sinai (File/AFP)
12:58 GMT

Egypt's security forces killed two militants and arrested seven others in the northern Sinai, the country's state news agency reported.

Rival militias have battled for control of Tripoli's airport since July 13. (AFP/File)
12:39 GMT

Forces loyal to retired General Khalifa Haftar have claimed responsibility for recent air strikes in Tripoli.

Thousands of Iraqi Christians have fled ISIS violence in recent weeks (File/AFP)
12:25 GMT

A group of international scholars called for more protection of Iraqi Christians following the advance of ISIS militants in the country's north, causing thousands to flee.

Demonstrators had gathered outside a cemetery where Turkish police attempted to remove the statue of a Kurdish rebel who founded the PKK (File/AFP)
11:43 GMT

A Kurdish protester was killed and two others injured Tuesday during clashes with Turkey's security forces in Diyarbakir province.

Ibrahim Halawa, 18, from Firhouse, a suburb of Dublin, was arrested in August 2013 along with his three sisters after they were caught up in a military siege of a mosque in Cairo while his family was on holiday in the country. [Facebook]
10:37 GMT

Tony Blair has been urged to intervene in the case of an Irish teenager who has been imprisoned without trial in Egypt for a year and is now facing the death penalty in a mass trial, which has been described as a “mockery of a court process”.