September 20, 2014
Renewed clashes broke out in Yemen's capital Saturday, killing five.
The Nusra Front released a video Saturday depicting the execution of a Lebanese soldier captive and threatening the life of another policeman if Hezbollah continued what the group deems as attacks on the Sunni community.
A 35-year-old Bedouin man's body was found decapitated in Egypt's southern city of Sheikh Zuweid Friday, believed to be killed by SInai militants responsible for several similar incidents in the same area, including when four decapitated bodies were found about 15 kilometers from the Gaza border.
After being taken from the Turkish consulate in Mosul in June, 49 Turkish diplomats, children and special forces have reportedly been returned to Turkey in good health.
Since 2011, pro-democracy protests have broken out in Bahrain in several attempts at reforming the island nation and the Al Khalifa regime.
As the Islamic State makes millions smuggling oil across borders, experts say Turkey must play a pivotal role in fixing the problem.
September 19, 2014
The Nusra Front has denied claims that it sought to free Hezbollah-held prisoners in exchange for the release of Lebanese soldiers captured last month during Arsal clashes.
Amid bloody clashes and a shaky ceasefire agreement, foreign airlines suspended flights to the Yemeni capital on Friday.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday evidence showed Assad's government is using chlorine gas against civilians, which is a violation of a global chemical weapons treaty.
In a besieged enclave in northern Syria, half a million Kurds have been hit hard by an IS assault, prompting leaders to ask for help, airstrikes from the international community.
France agreed Thursday to support to the U.S.-led airstrike campaign in Iraq, but stopped short of Syria, saying they only agreed to activity in Iraq after requests from Baghdad. Meanwhile, the U.S. eyes operations to arm moderate Syrian rebels.
The Lebanese Army urged UNIFIL forces to look at Israeli wire tapping devices, installed along the Lebanese border, as a violation of Resolution 1701, the resolution that forged a peace agreement and ended the 2006 war between Lebanon and Israel.
A truce deal has been reached between Yemen's Houthi fighters and the army.
September 18, 2014
Syrian warplanes continued their week-long attack on rebel position near Damascus.
The Islamic State has released a new video featuring a captured British journalist.