August 18, 2014
A strong earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale shook three provinces in western Iran, injuring at least 50 people. No fatalities were reported.
Lebanon's army requested fixed-wing aircrafts from the U.S. to support troops battling extremists in and around the border town of Arsal, an official said.
Early on Monday morning the IDF destroyed the Hebron area West Bank homes of the suspected murderers of the three Jewish teens who were abducted and killed in June.
A Cairo criminal court lifted the media ban on former President Mohamed Morsi's trial.
The humanitarian situation in Gaza has worsened after more than one week of an agreed ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.
Britain dragged deeper into Iraq conflict: 150 more special forces on way as minister says mission will take months.
Qatar announced on Saturday that it has decided to donate $1,000 to each Palestinian family whose house was destroyed during Operation Protective Edge.
Clashes between Druze and Bedouins in southern Syria killed 15 people.
Syria's air force continued to carry out dozens of strikes against ISIS militants in Raqqa Sunday, killing 31 extremists and eight civilians.
A Hamas spokesman on Sunday accused Israel of "stalling" in ongoing negotiations in Cairo to achieve a long-term truce in Gaza, stressing that "the ball is in the Israeli occupation's court."
August 17, 2014
Up to 3,000 women and girls kidnapped by Islamic State jihadis in Iraq in just a fortnight - and hundreds of men who refuse to convert have been shot dead.
The Syrian army's jet fighters have launched a series of fresh aerial strikes against the strongholds of Takfiri ISIL militants in northern Syria, killing nineteen ISIL militants and injuring tens of others.
The Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has ruled out any negotiations whatsoever over the Islamic Republic's defensive missile capabilities.
Iraq's President Fuad Masoum said his government would make a "series of communications and initiatives" with Saudi Arabia to ensure strong ties with the kingdom.
Israel's communication minister said that Tel Aviv had not decided about an Egyptian proposal for a long-term ceasefire with Hamas.