April 24, 2014
Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh on Thursday urged Qatar and Turkey to provide political and financial support to Palestinian factions in order to help reconciliation between the parties succeed.
At least 21 people were killed in an air strike near the Syrian city of Aleppo Thursday, including three children.
Six Israeli military tanks on Thursday entered a border area in the southern Gaza Strip, witnesses said as Israel's navy opened fire on Palestinian fishermen off the Gaza coast.
A U.S. official said Thursday that a unity government between Hamas and the PLO may cause the U.S. to halt its aid to Palestinians.
Jordan has added new controversial articles to its anti-terrorism law in its effort to stop local jihadists from heading to Syria to fight in the country's ongoing war.
Washington will release $650 million in funding as it begins to ease its partial aid suspension against Cairo that began last year.
At least 8 people were killed in Iraq from a car bomb explosion at a police checkpoint south of Baghdad Thursday.
One man died after riots broke out in Maan earlier this week.
Over 100 former rebel fighters have returned to the Syrian regime after they turned over their weapons and promised not to go back to anti-regime activities.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday that the recently announced national reconciliation agreement between the Fatah-led PLO and Hamas would contribute to negotiations with Israel and achieving a two-state solution.
Members of the U.N. Security Council called Wednesday for an investigation into new claims of a chlorine gas attack on a rebel bastion in Syria, expressing concern over the reports.
The attack took place in Baybukh, a small village north of Mosul, and targeted members of the Shabak minority, Agence France Presse reported.
April 23, 2014
An Egyptian court has sentenced 19 anti-government protesters to ten years in prison each, judicial sources say.
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled a planned session of peace talks with Palestinian negotiators on Wednesday after news of a unity deal between the Palestine Liberation Organization and Hamas was announced.
Seven people were injured when an airstrike hit Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday.