August 31, 2014
PM sets out tough new anti-terror measures in response to heightened threat
It will take 20 years for the war-torn Gaza Strip to be rebuilt, says an international organization engaged in assessment of post-war reconstruction.
The strikes are meant to thwart Islamic State attacks on the 15,000 residents of the besieged town of Amerli
The Philippines' armed forces chief says peacekeepers on Golan Heights were helped by Israeli and Syrian forces who engaged rebels in seven-hour firefight in what was he called the "greatest escape."
Saudi Arabia’s monarch King Abdullah has warned that the West will be the next target of the ISIL Takfiri terrorists sweeping across Syria and Iraq, unless there is "rapid" action.
Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany will continue nuclear negotiations on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.
The Maldives raised $2 million to supply aid for Gaza after 7 weeks of conflict between Israeli forces and Hamas.
Hamas spokespeople said Saturday Israeli attempts to disarm Palestinian resistance groups is "inconsistent with international law" and should not be allowed.
August 30, 2014
Iraqi officials reported Saturday two separate bombings in Baghdad which killed at least 13 soldiers.
Fiji military officials said Saturday the 44 peacekeeper soldiers captured by al-Nusra militants earlier this week have been moved out of UN territory to an unknown location.
After an IS threat to kill nine captured Lebanese soldiers this week, Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk gave an "implicit warning" to militants that actions were threatening more than a million Syrian refugees taking refuge in the country.
After President Obama said earlier this week the U.S. currently has 'no strategy' to combat IS on a regional level, Secretary of State John Kerry said he will seek a 'global coalition' action plan at the UN Security Council's September summit meeting.
A new video released by the IS Friday said the group would kill nine captive Lebanese soldiers in the next three days if the government does not release Islamist prisoners in Roumieh jail.
In the wake of a permanent ceasefire agreement between Israel and Palestinian leadership Tuesday, Fatah officials say they plan to take a larger, diplomatic role at the UN Security Council.
August 29, 2014
Israeli forces took up positions at Quneitra barely 400 meters from Nusra Front militants who attacked a UN base on the Syrian side of the border and seized the 43 Fijians.