October 14, 2014
The UN Security Council condemned the latest terrorist attacks by Al Qaeda affiliated militants in Yemen and called on all sides of the government to implement the national partnership agreement.
Six Taliban commanders pledged allegiance to the leader and self-declared Caliph of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, in a statement Tuesday.
The Islamic State released footage of a Lebanese soldier allegedly defecting to join the militant group. Security forces carried out raids in the soldier's town of Dweir Adawiyeh after the video was released.
Leaders from the Palestinian Liberation Organization urged the UK to officially recognize Palestine following a landmark vote from lower level British politicians to support the state.
Grand Mufti of Lebanon Sheikh Abdul-Latif Derian condemned Muslim extremists and said "our Islam is not terrorist," during a conference Tuesday.
Islamic State has advanced in Iraq's Anbar province despite setbacks elsewhere after militants seized a military camp in the city of Hit Monday.
The sister of kidnapped British hostage John Cantlie has made a heartfelt plea to Islamic State militants to "restart dialogue" with her family in order to secure his release.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited Jerusalem, Israel and Ramallah, West Bank, and was critical of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory.
Turkey's attacks on the PKK are the first since a peace process began last year.
Yemeni Houthis took control of the town of Hudeida Tuesday.
IS militants are now reportedly in the center of Syria's Kobani, a strategically important border town.
Israeli settlers set fire to a mosque in the Nablus-area village of Aqraba overnight.
Houthi leaders called on the Saudi government to prosecute TV presenter Khalid al-Gamdi.
Turkish officials have denied offering to let the U.S. use their air bases for air strikes against IS in Syria and Iraq.
Fighting continues in Syria's Kobani after a lull on Sunday.