June 28, 2014
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey says he has prepared an “option” for President Barack Obama to consider the use of US military assets against “high-value individuals” in ISIL leadership.
Israel's army launched airstrikes on southern and central Gaza early Saturday after projectiles fired from the coastal enclave landed in the Negev desert, Palestinians and security officials said.
The Pentagon has announced that US drones armed with Hellfire missiles are flying over the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad to protect American troops and diplomats.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke with Saudi leaders in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Friday, seeking their support for an inclusive government in Iraq.
Tensions have been steadily rising in the northern city of Tripoli ever since the Lebanese Army began implementing its security plan in April, drawing the ire of Islamists who say arrests have been random and unjust.
June 27, 2014
Human Rights Watch claimed ISIS massacred at least 190 captives in the Iraqi city of Tikrit after an analysis of satellite images.
As the White House asked lawmakers to funnel $500 million towards moderate insurgents, Syria’s opposition government sacked the military command of the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) late Thursday over corruption allegations, Agence France-presse reported.
Palestinians in the Gaza Strip were wounded Friday by Israeli tank shells fired in response to the detonation of a border bomb, Palestinian medics and the Israeli army said.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas Thursday to dismantle the Hamas-Fatah unity government after two Hamas activists were identified as main suspects in alleged West Bank kidnapping.
Terrorist groups could easily strike the West, Lebanese security officials warned, following a round of bombings in Beirut this week.
Military forces recaptured parts of Iraq's Tikrit as the army continues to battle ISIL militants across the country.
Around 20 people were killed in the town of Kadhimiya, in northern Baghdad after an explosion hit an overcrowded market late on Thursday.
The United Nations Humanitarian Chief accused Damascus leadership of stalling aid deliveries to Syrian civilians in need Thursday.
June 26, 2014
Israel said Thursday that the military has officially identified two Palestinians from Hebron as the main suspects in the teen kidnapping two weeks ago.
Lebanon's Cabinet approved Thursday to allow the government to work without a president.