October 5, 2014
The Sunday Times reported that the Islamic State is calling on its members to brace for war with Iran in order to take over its nuclear secrets.
Officials said the Lebanese military was in urgent need of helicopters, night-vision systems, sniper rifles and reconnaissance systems to battle ISIS and other extremist groups.
Peter Kassig, 26, was kidnapped by IS in 2013 while he was in Syria as a medical worker.
Amid criticism from the U.S. and other allies, a Hezbollah lawmaker said Saturday Lebanon should push ahead in considering Iran's offer of support to the Lebanese army.
October 4, 2014
Erdogan reacts angrily to comments of US Vice President that Turkey and others in region have financed jihadist organisations in Syria.
Limitations of air power in the fight for the Syrian border town of Kobane were made apparent Saturday, as militants closed in on peshmerga despite bombings.
Official campaigning began Saturday for the Tunisian parliamentary elections in a monumental first move toward democracy for the 'birthplace of the Arab Spring'
After being released by the Islamic State earlier this week, a Lebanese stone worker said he and at least eight other hostages were being held in a small farmhouse an hour outside Arsal.
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad attended Eid al-Adha prayers on Saturday in a rare public appearance at a mosque in Damascus.
Eight air strikes hit the Tabqa military airport in the Raqqa province, which militant group the Islamic State took control of earlier this year.
October 3, 2014
British aid worker Alan Henning has been beheaded in the latest Islamic State propaganda video released late Friday, although it has not yet been independently verified.
The prime minister of Sweden officially recognized the State of Palestine Friday, becoming the first Western country to do so.
An explosion in northern Yemen killed at least two people and left 10 others injured, although there has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.
British Prime Minister David Cameron visited Afghanistan Friday, making him the first premier to meet the new Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani.
Australia is due to send fighter jets to bomb Islamic State targets in northern Iraq within days after the country's government approved military action alongside the U.S.-led coalition.