September 8, 2014
The funeral of a Hezbollah operative killed while trying to disable an Israeli spy device took place over the weekend.
At least one protester has been killed in clashes with police.
September 7, 2014
At least 43 people have been killed in clashes between Syrian government forces and Nusra Front militants.
U.S. President Barack Obama said he will make an address Wednesday about his plan to fight Islamic State militants.
Two Arsal locals were kidnapped late Saturday night by a relative of one of the eleven soldiers held captive by Islamic State fighters.
Arab League Chief Nabil Elaraby Sunday called for the Islamic State militants to be confronted militarily and politically.
Government forces loyal to Libyan renegade general Khalifa Haftar have allegedly made advances this week against militias in Benghazi.
Egyptian military intelligence on Saturday said that they had discovered what officials called "the biggest explosives workshop and cache" in the Sinai peninsula belonging to the major insurgent group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis.
Syrian air raids over Raqqa killed 53 people, many of them civilians, while President Assad's campaign against Islamic State militants intensifies.
Qatar confirms it has detained two British human rights activists who were probing the working conditions of workers building facilities for the 2022 World Cup.
Turkey denied the US access to a base to launch the rescue attempt due to concerns over its hostages still being held by Islamic State militants in Iraq, says the Wall Street Journal.
A Hamas spokesman on Sunday said Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas should stop conducting dialogue through the media, a day after Abbas accused the group of running a "shadow government" in Gaza.
Angry protesters set ablaze tents housing Syrian refugees in Arsal following reports that a second Lebanese soldier was beheaded by the Islamic State.
Libya says a Sudanese military transport plane bound for a Tripoli airport under control of an armed group had entered its airspace, a government statement said on Saturday.
A second Lebanese soldier from the Bekaa Valley was beheaded by militants from the Islamic State according to a Turkish news agency.