August 20, 2014
Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari urged the international community to back and support Iraq's ongoing offensive with militant group ISIS.
A Palestinian teen along with an 11-year-old boy were killed by Israeli strikes in central Gaza Wednesday. Six others were also injured.
The IDF destroyed eight homes including four, which were over one hundred years old, in the Nablus village of Aqraba, a Palestinian official confirmed.
U.S. photojournalist James Foley, was beheaded by a British national fighting for ISIS, the UK's foreign secretary confirmed Wednesday.
U.S. Republican Congressman Darrell Issa said his government would continue to support the Lebanese army during a meeting with officials Tuesday.
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.