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August 28, 2014

German Chancellor Angela Merkel [AFP]
04:00 GMT
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has estimated that at least 400 German citizens are fighting alongside the ISIL militants in Syria and Iraq.

August 27, 2014

This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from the al-Qaida linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marching in Raqqa, Syria. [AP]
18:21 GMT
New pictures posted on social media show the ISIL Takfiri terrorists summarily executing several Syrian government soldiers in the country’s troubled northeast.
Picture distributed by the Islamic State, showing militants including a commander known as Abu Waheeb. [Mashable]
16:57 GMT
ISIL militants have reportedly threatened to attack Saudi Arabia during Eid-Adha (the Feast of Sacrifice) that marks the culmination of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, a report says.
Arturo Vidal
15:30 GMT
Manchester United may attempt to use a makeweight in any deal to sign Arturo Vidal from Juventus, with their concerns about the player's fitness likely to make a straight cash deal difficult to seal.
The event took place on Turkey's National Victory Day. (AFP/File)
12:32 GMT
Thousands of people gathered in the Turkish capital to form a human portrait of the country's first president, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
Prince Faisal bin Salman praised the holy city for its efforts to encourage young people into business (File/AFP)
09:54 GMT
Prince Faisal bin Salman said Medina is an investment-friendly province and called for young people to put their ideas into viable projects.

August 26, 2014

Abbas thanked Egyptian, Qatari, and American efforts in cementing the agreement. (AFP/File)
17:47 GMT
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced a long-term ceasefire agreement between Israel and Palestinian factions. It went into effect at 7pm Tuesday.
Lucas Podolski
14:19 GMT
The Arsenal manager has been forced to re-think the German's future ahead of Wednesday's clash with Besiktas after Olivier Giroud was ruled out for 10 weeks with a foot injury
The program is intended to cut down unemployment among less educated Saudis
09:46 GMT
The Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry is hosting a program for training Saudis with high school education or less in coordination with public and private sector agencies.
The moment Assaf had sand poured all over him in support of Gaza. (Image: YouTube)
08:52 GMT
Mohammad Assaf joined the line-up of people taking on the #RubbleBucketChallenge in support of Gaza.
Balfour Beatty, Carillion and Mott MacDonald are a few of the firms to win contracts (File/AFP)
06:52 GMT
The UK's top construction firms have won infrastructure contracts worth $1.65 billion to build roads, hotels, museum projects and drainage networks for World Cup 2022 in Qatar.

August 24, 2014

The video was delivered to the Lebanese government by the Committee of Muslim Scholars. (Photo courtesy of The Daily Star)
16:13 GMT
Video footage of seven Lebanese soldiers held captive by ISIS militants was released Sunday.
The KRG has repeatedly declined to identify buyers of its oil or say who is helping to coordinate the sales.
12:24 GMT
In June, a tanker carrying 1 million barrels of Kurdish oil sailed from Ceyhan that was delivered into Israel's Ashkelon port after first being transferred at sea to another vessel.
A French MEP and former minister has created a storm in France by posting a picture of a veiled woman sitting on a beach and criticising it as an 'attack on our culture'. [Mideast Post]
11:17 GMT
A French MEP and former minister has created a storm in France by posting a picture of a veiled woman sitting on a beach and criticising it as an 'attack on our culture'.

August 23, 2014

Hamas officials sparked Palestinian Authority outrage Saturday after executing more than 20 Palestinians for allegedly conspiring with Israel. (AFP/File)
17:18 GMT
The Palestinian Authority on Saturday condemned the killings of more than 20 Palestinians charged with conspiring with Israel.

August 21, 2014

Islamic State militants released a video earlier this week of U.S. photojournalist James Foley being beheaded (Image: Screenshot)
12:27 GMT
American officials at the Pentagon have revealed information about a failed attempt to rescue U.S. hostages including James Foley, from IS terrorists in Syria.

August 19, 2014

Mahmoud Mansour and Morel Malka didn't let the racist protesters dampen their spirits (File/AFP)
11:09 GMT
Who says love can't conquer all? Hardline extremists chanting "death to Arabs" protested outside the wedding of an Israeli woman and Palestinian man, but the happy couple didn't let it ruin the day!
Pope Francis has stated military intervention in Iraq is justified to prevent extremists' 'unjust aggression'. [AFP]
06:46 GMT
Using force against Iraq extremists is justified says Pope: Francis backs military action to stop persecution of Christians by Islamist fanatics.

August 18, 2014

Baghdad remained adamant in opposing any independent arrangements to ship oil from Kurdistan away from its control.
21:00 GMT
Two oil tankers Minerva Joy and the United Kalavrvta seem to symbolize the future of Iraq and whether it will remain a unified entity or will break up.
The upcoming tripartite talks between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan were initially planned to take place in Cairo but were later moved to Khartoum.
11:19 GMT
"Egypt has a new vision, that will not affect Egypt's water share, and we are expecting that the other party responds to it," said El-Moghazi.

August 17, 2014

Both Hamas and Israel said fighting would continue if no permanent ceasefire was reached (File/AFP)
13:41 GMT
Israel's communication minister said that Tel Aviv had not decided about an Egyptian proposal for a long-term ceasefire with Hamas.
Fake or not, ISIS militants aspire to create the world's newest state (Image: Twitter)
07:42 GMT
A slick PR move or just another ISIS hoax? Images have begun circulating online of alleged ISIS passports being issued to give the so-called Islamic State further legitimacy.