July 10, 2014
UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon confirmed Staffan de Mistura as the new UN Special Envoy to Syria.
Sunni militants seized a military base in Iraq's Diyala province Thursday after intense fighting with forces from Baghdad.
The UN will reduce its staff in Libya over "unspecified security concerns."
Bahrain's main opposition leader was arrested for meeting with Washington's top diplomat to the country who was expelled earlier this week.
The UN's top chief called for a ceasefire to the intensifying violence in Gaza Thursday, but Israel's Prime Minister said that a ceasefire is "not on the agenda."
At least 170,000 people have been killed in Syria's three-year civil war according to a new death toll released by an activist group Thursday.
Iraqi Kurds say they will withdraw their ministers from the cabinet and cease participation in the government of Prime Minister Maliki in protest over his remarks.
British Foreign Secretary William Hague states that significant differences remain in the sixth round of talks between Iran and the P5+1 over Iran's nuclear program.
Health officials in Gaza have confirmed that a pre-dawn air raid by Israeli forces killed five Palestinian children from the same family in Khan Younis.
Terrorist groups seized nuclear materials used for scientific research from Iraq's Mosul University according to a document issued to the UN.
Egypt is opening its Rafah border to let in Palestinians who have been wounded during recent Israeli air strikes.
Three of the six suspects initially arrested in relation to Palestinian teenager Muhammed Abu Khdeir will be released on Thursday.
The U.N. announced Thursday that the nuclear materials recently seized by militants in Iraq are low grade and do not pose a significant threat.
The U.S. is contemplating attacking ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, with drones according to a recent report by Pentagon officials.
Lebanon's leading politicians blasted Israel's latest military assault on Gaza. Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri denounced the attacks, calling on Israel to stop "the most brutal attacks against the Gaza Strip".