August 20, 2014
Four rockets fired from the Gaza Strip Tuesday reached an illegal Israeli settlement west of Ramallah, witnesses reported.
At least 20 Palestinians have died in Israeli air strikes since the collapse of the ceasefire.
Kurdish ministers who had previously suspended their participation in outgoing Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's government have rejoined the administration.
Prominent Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah has started a hunger strike in jail.
The United Nations refugee agency plans to start a major humanitarian aid operation Wednesday to help displaced people in Iraq.
Fighters from the Islamic State are pushing back against a new government assault on Tikrit.
Hezbollah has killed an ISIS commander allegedly responsible for preparing suicide bombers for attacks in Lebanon, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Tuesday.
The Israeli army has resumed air strikes in Gaza as attempts to create a permanent truce failed.
The number of ISIS militants fighting against the Syrian government amounts to more than 50,000, according to a UK-based NGO.
Missing American photojournalist James Foley, was allegedly beheaded by ISIS militants in a video clip released on YouTube.
August 19, 2014
Three Palestinians including a toddler were killed and many others injured by Israeli air strikes in Gaza, medical officials said.
Humanitarian aid workers are being attacked and killed at record rates.
Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh has strongly condemned ISIS in recent statements.
Israel has launched air strikes against Gaza and recalled its negotiators from Cairo after three Palestinian rockets hit southern Israel.
Iraqi government forces have launched a major operation to retake Tikrit from ISIS militants.