February 17, 2014
At least 15 militants were killed by Iraqi security forces in a government assault on the northern town of Sulaiman Bek.
The EU has granted the U.N. chemical watchdog overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical weapon arsenal around $16 million to ensure the stockpile is destroyed within the designated timeline
Israel's President Shimon Peres said Monday that Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is "serious about reaching peace."
South Korea condemned Sunday's Sinai bus bombing attack that left four of its citizens dead and 14 others wounded Monday.
Army officials from Jordan reported Monday that some of its border guards killed a man and wounded three other individuals who were trying to cross into the Kingdom from Syria illegally.
Israeli officials have defended the country’s controversial anti-boycott law, which was discussed by lawmakers on Sunday, saying that Israel is not like the United States when it comes to freedom of expression.
Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Monday that nuclear negotiations between Tehran and world powers will "lead nowhere."
Hamas spokesman Ayman Taha - who may or may not be missing - is reportedly under investigation by the group's authorities over unknown "irregularities".
Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said Sunday that his party would fight on in Syria despite the wave of car bombings targeting predominantly Shiite areas in Lebanon controlled by the group.
Syria's Foreign Minister told reporters this week that the United States is to blame for the failure of the second round of peace talks that recently finished in Geneva last week.
In a speech made on Sunday night, Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said that Saudi Arabia is arming and funding terrorist groups across the Middle East.
Syrian regime forces continued to shell the town of Yabroud and the rest of the Qalamoun area over the weekend as part of an all-out assault on the rebel stronghold.
Senior British security officials say that two hundred and fifty UK-based jihadists have returned home after fighting in Syria, and that they pose a threat to the country's security and stability.
Syria’s opposition Supreme Military Council announced on Sunday that Salim Idriss, the chief of the main armed opposition group Free Syrian Army, has been removed from his post, with Brigadier Abdullah al-Bashir appointed in his place, Al Arabiya News Channel reported.
February 16, 2014
At least 17 people have been killed in the latest spate of terrorist attacks across Iraq, security and medical sources say.