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October 5, 2015

David Cameron said Russia was targeting anti-Assad rebels over Daesh militants. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
British Prime Minister David Cameron said Russian military action in Syria would make the region more unstable during an interview with the BBC.
Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi (R) meets with his Tunisian counterpart Beji Caid Essebsi at the presidential palace in Cairo on October 4, 2015. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
08:00 GMT
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Tunisian president Beji Caid Essebsi agreed at a joint press conference in Cairo to unite in the fight against terrorism, of which both countries have fallen victim to.
Six people were arrested in Casablanca while Spanish police detained four others. (AFP/File)
07:10 GMT
Security forces in Spain and Morocco arrested ten people for reportedly recruiting for Daesh in the Middle East.
An Israeli soldier hurls a smoke grenade during clashes with Palestinians near Ramallah, October 4, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
While tensions continue to escalate in Jerusalem over the Al-Aqsa Mosque, rumors are growing of a third intifada. Could the Palestine-Israel conflict further spiral out of control?

October 1, 2015

An armed Kurdish militant of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) wearing a mask and a scarf covering his head flashes the "V for Victory" sign from behind a barricade of concrete blocks, draped with tarps during clashes with Turkish forces on September 28, 2015, at Bismil, in Diyarbakir. (AFP/Ilyas Akengin)
10:38 GMT
Two Turkish soldiers were allegedly killed by PKK fighters in a drive by shooting in the country’s southeastern Diyarbakir province.
Bahraini protesters hold signs of Sheikh Salman, the leader of the Shia opposition group in Bahrain. (Al Bawaba/File)
20:35 GMT
Bahrain recalled its ambassador to Iran and declared the Iranian acting charge d’affaires in Manama persona non-grata and gave him 72 hours to leave the country.
Iran plans to launch a major ground offensive that will be supported by Russian airstrikes. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
17:46 GMT
Lebanese sources revealed on Thursday that hundreds of Iranian troops have entered Syria in the last ten days, and are planning a major ground offensive together with Syrian regime forces and Hezbollah militants.
The bus crash killed 11 and injured eight on Thursday. (Twitter)
13:12 GMT
Some social media users claimed the bus crashed due to brake failure.

October 11, 2015

Israeli policemen inspect the damaged car on October 11 2015 on the highway leading from the Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim to Jerusalem. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
10:16 GMT
Israeli police reported a car bomb terror attack in Jerusalem on Sunday. However, eye witnesses confirmed that the car suffered an electrical issue causing a fire.
Israeli security troops forcibly detain a young Palestinian during clashes in the West Bank. (AFP/File)
17:54 GMT
The death of Ahmad Sharaka marks the third 13-year-old Palestinian to have been killed by Israeli forces since the beginning of October.
People take part in a pro-Palestinian demonstration on October 10, 2015 in Paris, calling for a boycott of Israel and for the recognition of the State of Palestine. (AFP/Matthieu Alexandre)
09:00 GMT
Protesters gathered in the French capital of Paris on Saturday to urge their government to recognize the state of Palestine and to condemn the recent Israeli aggression.

September 30, 2015

Smoke billowing from the Gaza Strip following an Israeli air strike on July 29, 2014. (AFP/Jack Guez)
15:08 GMT
Israeli forces said they retaliated on "terror sites" after a rocket was fired from a coastal enclave overnight.
Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas addresses the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN in New York on September 30, 2015. (AFP/Kena Betancur)
19:54 GMT
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas made the announcement during his annual speech to the UN General Assembly.

October 10, 2015

"The Israeli enemy, sapping the rights of the Palestinians on their own lands... and over their holy places, is exercising state terrorism before the eyes of the whole world," said a statement released by the Jordanian parliament. (Al Bawaba/File)
16:02 GMT
The Jordanian parliament Saturday accused Israel of "state terrorism" against the Palestinian people after its forces shot dead seven Gazans and wounded more than 140 others in the coastal strip.

October 8, 2015

The US will not cooperate with Russia "so long as they continue to pursue their mistaken strategy and hit these non-ISIL [Daesh] targets,"  said a Pentagon spokesman. (AFP/File)
07:43 GMT
Two US military aircrafts were forced to reroute over Syria to avoid a Russian fighter jet in the same area. American pilots have been instructed to change their flight paths if they encounter Russian aircraft within 20 nautical miles.
Israeli soldiers walk through Jerusalem's Old City after a Palestinian woman was seriously injured for allegedly stabbing a settler, October 7, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:17 GMT
A Palestinian woman who Israeli forces claimed tried to stab a settler in Jerusalem's Old City was reportedly sexually harassed by the man before being shot and stripped naked.
Video footage shows undercover Israeli forces beating a Palestinian youth. (AFP)
06:00 GMT
The Israeli officers were dressed as Palestinian protesters during clashes near the settlement checkpoint.

October 7, 2015

Russian Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets land at Hmeimim airbase in the Syrian regime stronghold of Latakia on October 3, 2015. (AFP/File)
16:43 GMT
The regime offensive in Hama is the first of its kind to receive Russian air support.
US airforce F-16 warplanes lining to take off from the Incirlik Airbase. (AFP/Tarik Tinazay)
11:00 GMT
The offer to help coordinate aerial strikes in Syria was made following increased tensions after Russia recently violated Turkey's air space.
Palestinians wave their national flags as they watch a live-screening of president Mahmud Abbas' speech followed by the raising of the Palestinian flag at the United Nations headquarters in New York, on September 30, 2015 in the city of Ramallah. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
07:56 GMT
Linda S. Heard emphasizes that the Israel-Palestine peace process has been a failure and a new strategy must be adopted in order to bring stability to the region.

October 6, 2015

European Council President Donald Tusk speaks during a debate on measures to deal with the refugee crisis at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, on October 6, 2015. (AFP/Frederick Florin)
16:24 GMT
The figure provided by European council president Donal Tusk is based on Turkish estimates.
View of the Israeli security barrier that runs along the southern border with Egypt near the Red Sea resort of Eilat. (AFP/Jack Guez)
10:07 GMT
The fence cost nearly $8 million, which included a number of what the defense ministry describes as "high-tech security devices."
Israeli troops fire rounds at Palestinian protesters in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, October 5, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
Israeli forces destroyed the homes of two Palestinian men who had carried out attacks in Jerusalem last year.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for the Assad government to be removed from power. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan said a "transition" of a new government in Syria was needed to solve the country's humanitarian crisis.

October 4, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (R) inspect guards of honour during their visit to the Black Sea Fleet’s guards missile cruiser Moskva in the sea port of Sochi. (AFP/Alexei Druzhinin)
10:00 GMT
The Egyptian Foreign Minister voiced Egypt's support for Russia's airstrikes in Syria as a means to combat terrorism.
Palestinians wave their national flags as they greet their president Mahmud Abbas (C) upon his arrival from New York on October 2, 2015 where he attended a ceremony to mark the raising of the Palestinian flag at the United Nations headquarters, in the city of Ramallah. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
08:46 GMT
Palestine Authority and Palestine Liberation Organization President Mahmoud Abbas is all gimmicks according to writer Rami G. Khouri, and the Palestinian people deserve better.

October 2, 2015

Turkish security forces clash with Kurdish groups in central Diyarbakir in southeast Turkey June 9, 2015. (AFP/File)
12:47 GMT
Turkish security sources said they had killed 17 suspected PKK militants in the southeastern Turkish province of Diyarbakir.
An image from the Homs Media Centre shows smoke billowing from buildings in Homs, September 30, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:08 GMT
Russian fighter jets hit targets in Syria for a second day with opposition groups saying that raids targeted rebels who fought both government forces and Daesh.