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September 23, 2014

The U.S. began air strikes on Islamic State targets inside Syria on Monday. (AFP/File)
14:46 GMT

Syria's main Kurdish political party said Tuesday that it would like to coordinate with U.S. efforts to combat Islamic State militants.

Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani. [AFP]
13:05 GMT

The Libyan parliament approves Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani’s cabinet ministers after rejecting a previous line-up last week.

Iraqi men inspect the site of a car bomb explosion that killed over 7 people and wounded dozens in the neighbourhood of Ur in eastern Baghdad, late on September 22, 2014. [Press TV]
10:06 GMT

A car bomb blast has killed at least a dozen people and wounded 25 others in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

[AFP]
09:21 GMT

The U.S. military said on Tuesday its partners in air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria included Jordan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

Arab Bank logo.
09:07 GMT

A jury in Brooklyn finds Arab Bank liable for terrorist acts committed overseas.

IAF shoots down Syrian fighter jet over Israeli-controlled space.
08:55 GMT

Syrian turmoil spills over the border with the intrusion of Syrian warplane into Israeli airspace, IAF strikes down jet with Patriot missile.

Yeshiva students Gil-Ad Shaer,16, Eyal Yifrah, 19, and Naftali Fraenkel, 16, were kidnapped by terrorists late at night on June 12 from a hitchhiking post in Gush Etzion.
08:06 GMT

Yeshiva students Gil-Ad Shaer,16, Eyal Yifrah, 19, and Naftali Fraenkel, 16, were kidnapped by terrorists late at night on June 12 from a hitchhiking post in Gush Etzion.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. [AFP]
06:57 GMT

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has opposed any deployment of foreign ground forces in the country as part of efforts against the ISIL terrorists.

Islamic State fighters. [AFP]
06:41 GMT

The United States and its allies have started airstrikes against the ISIL terrorist group in Syria, the Pentagon says.

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas attends the 25th Arab League summit, March 25, 2014. [AFP]
06:32 GMT

President Mahmoud Abbas says the Palestinian leadership is close to deciding if it will file complaints against Israel at United Nations institutions and courts in November.

Iranian soldiers march past President Hassan Rouhani (L) during the annual military parade marking the anniversary of Iran's war with Iraq (1980-88) in Tehran, on September 22, 2014 (Behrouz Mehri/ AFP).
05:00 GMT

Iran has unveiled a new home-made radar system named “Fath 2” and a new drone dubbed "Sadeq 1" during its "Sacred Defense" week.

September 22, 2014

United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power chairing a UN Security Council meeting (Andrew Burton/ Getty Images North America/ AFP).
20:01 GMT

United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power predicts that the U.S will not conduct unilateral airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State.

Jordan is cracking down on its nationals that support or join the Islamic State (File Archive/ AFP).
18:00 GMT

Jordanian security authorities arrested several militants associated with the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group who were preparing to conduct terrorist attacks in the Kingdom.

Egyptian security forces and forensic experts work at the site of a bomb attack near a checkpoint outside the foreign ministry headquarters in central Cairo on September 21, 2014 (Mohamed al-Shahed/ AFP).
17:00 GMT

A bomb exploded near the Egyptian foreign ministry in Cairo on Sunday.

Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouq (left) and Fatah's Azzam al-Ahmad gesture to shake hands during a press conference (File/AFP)
15:53 GMT

Fatah and Hamas leaders will meet in Cairo before indirect talks are to take place with Israel, according to Egyptian sources.