NEWS

July 22, 2014

Doha's top leader Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani arrived in Jeddah Tuesday (File Archive)
19:53 GMT

Qatar's top leader arrived in Saudi Arabia Tuesday in a rare visit since a major rift developed between Doha and Riyadh earlier this year.

UNRWA is hosting more than 100,000 Palestinians who have been displaced from their homes over the past two weeks (File Archive/AFP)
19:10 GMT

Israeli airstrikes targeted a school run by the United Nations refugee agency that was providing shelter to displaced Palestinians in Gaza Tuesday.

Delta Airlines was the first carrier to announce Tuesday that it had suspended all of its flights to Israel indefinitely (Karen Bleier/AFP)
18:37 GMT

Flights on several major U.S. carriers have been canceled to Israel indefinitely over security concerns.

More than 600 Palestinians have been killed in two weeks alone (Marco Longari/AFP)
17:36 GMT

At least 46 Palestinians were killed under Israel's Operation Protective Edge Tuesday as violence enters its 15th day. More than 600 people have been killed since July eighth.

Damascus has tried to reclaim the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area repeatedly over the past year (File Archive/AFP)
16:55 GMT

Syria's capital of Damascus witnessed what has been described as some of the "fiercest fighting in months."

Turkish police are stationed at one of the country's border crossings with Syria (File Archive/AFP)
15:30 GMT

Clashes at an army outpost on the Syria-Turkey border left at least eight people dead Tuesday.

Hadi al-Bahra was supposed to succeed Ahmad Jarba in the role of president of the coalition (File Archive/AFP)
15:16 GMT

Syria's main opposition coalition announced Tuesday that it has voted to force out its interim government,.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has been particularly upbeat about the possibility of success in ongoing nuclear talks (File Archive/AFP)
15:03 GMT

Iranian President Hannas Rouhani expressed optimism this week that Tehran and the P5+! will be able to reach a comprehensive deal on Iran's nuclear program

The EU has included anyone linked or related to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on its sanctions list (File Archive/AFP)
14:57 GMT

The European Union has voted to expand sanctions on Damascus over its "violent repression" of civilians.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters late Monday in a televised interview that he no longer speaks with U.S. President Barack Obama (File Archive/AFP)
14:47 GMT

Turkey's Prime Minister told reporters Tuesday that Ankara has cut off communication with Washington's top leader due to the White House's inaction on the ongoing conflicts in Gaza and Syria.

Palestinian relatives comfort each other during the funerals of four boys killed on a beach by Israeli shelling (File/AFP)
13:55 GMT

The death toll in Gaza has risen to over 600 on day 15 of Israel's assault in the densely populated Strip, according to a health ministry spokesperson.

Thousands of Iraqi Christians have fled Mosul after ISIL threats this week (File/AFP)
12:38 GMT

The UN has denounced ISIL's treatment of Christians and other minorities in Iraq and called on the country's government to do more against the militant group.

"There is no real option for a cease-fire now. This operation is unavoidable," the left-wing minister told Army Radio. [AFP]
12:08 GMT

Left-wing justice minister says IDF operation in Gaza is "unavoidable"; Kerry meets Egyptian leaders in Cairo in attempt to forge resolution to conflict between Israel, Hamas.

Israeli infantry soldiers patrol near the border with the Gaza Strip on July 22, 2014. [AFP]
11:14 GMT

An Israeli soldier is missing in the Gaza Strip and presumed dead, local media quoted the Israeli regime as saying on Tuesday, two days after the Islamist Hamas group announced they had captured a soldier during clashes.

A screenshot shows Boko Haram's leader, Abubakar Shekau, in a recent video (File/AFP)
11:13 GMT

Thousands have been displaced in Boko Haram raids across Nigeria, while the country's government tried to downplay the crisis.