July 6, 2014
Graphic video footage of masked Israeli forces beating a Palestinian-American teenager, then detaining him in Jerusalem has emerged, causing widespread condemnation.
Premier held urgent security consultations Saturday that ended with only an anemic statement to the press.
Clashes in the Nile Delta province left five people including three policemen injured late on Saturday. Two of the victims were wounded during a demonstration for ousted president, Mohammad Morsi.
ISIS won't be resting anytime soon, not even for Ramadan. As its operations will no doubt increase during the holy month, the world needs to open its eyes and take this militant group seriously.
Leading spokesman for Egypt's National Alliance to Support Legitimacy was charged with a number of offences including obstructing the constitution and joining a banned organization.
Hardline Jewish settlers attacked a Christian cleric while he was traveling from Bethlehem to his church in the village of Aboud.
Israeli forces arrested a Palestinian man from Hebron in connection with the killing of three settlers - a charge his family denies.
ISIL militants executed at least ten people in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, activists say.
An Iraqi man cleans the pavement after a car exploded outside a restaurant
Violence throughout Syria left dozens more killed Saturday.
July 5, 2014
At least one Bahraini police officer died Saturday in an alleged bombing attack,At least one Bahraini police officer died Saturday in an alleged bombing attack.
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika made his first public appearance Saturday since he was sworn in for his fourth term as head of state in April.
The jihadist leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) released a statement Saturday ordering all Muslims to obey him.
Lebanese Cabinet members announced this week that there is a chance that Lebanon will establish refugee camps for Syrian refugees, in a move that is considered somewhat unprecedented in the country.
Too many coincidences seem to indicate that Ankara is backing Kurdistan's bid for independence in many more ways than may be immediately realized.
Tel Aviv doctors who conducted the autopsy of Palestinian teen Muhammad Abu Khdeir found Saturday that his cause of death was from burns. The teen's death has sparked a renewed and heightened round of tension between Israelis and Palestinians, particularly in Jerusalem where the teen was killed earlier this week.
An Egyptian court convicted and sentenced to life 37 more Muslim Brotherhood members Saturday for "inciting violence" last year during clashes following former president Mohammed Morsi's oust from power in 2013.
Lebanese MPs expressed skepticism Saturday that a new president would lead Lebanon any time soon.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Takfiri group has posted a video on the web, threatening to invade and take over Spain.
A Syrian girl carries food she collected from tables after Turkish people break
Two suicide bombers blew themselves up inside a government building in Saudi Arabia Saturday after being surrounded by security forces, Al-Arabiya reported.
At least 20 Palestinians were reported injured on Friday in clashes following the funeral of Palestinian teenager Muhammad Abu Khdeir, medics said.
Kuwait's Interior Ministry released a statement Friday saying that the government will firmly confront all forms of rioting and incitement following this week's rise in public protests in the capital.
July 4, 2014
At least one teenager was killed in clashes between Egyptian security forces and protesters Friday.
Iraq's Prime Minister reiterated his staunch determination to remain in power for a third term Friday despite growing pressures to resign.
A top Israeli official told reporters Friday that Tel Aviv is ready to help Jordan fight off any Islamist insurgents from its neighbor Iraq if requested.
At least 20 people were reportedly injured in clashes in Jerusalem after Palestinian teenager Muhammed Abu Khdeir's funeral was held Friday.
Armed gunmen from Yemen killed a Saudi security official Friday.
Jihadists in Syria now control all of the country's main oil and gas fields.
At least 30 militants trying to seize control of the country's largest oil refinery were killed from Iraqi airstrikes Friday.
A bomb detonated on Friday in Egypt’s Fayoum governorate killing three, reported Al-Ahram Arabic website.
Mohammed Abu Khudair, 17-year-old Palestinian from Shuafat, was killed this morning after being kidnapped in Beit Hanina, East Jerusalem.
Extra officers have been placed at potential flashpoints, such as on roadways and at hitchhiking spots.
Syrian warplanes carried out at least three airstrikes on the outskirts of Arsal in east Lebanon Friday, killing a 12-year-old boy and wounding three family members
Palestinian women make their way through the Qalandia checkpoint between Ramallah
Hamas called Thursday upon all Palestinians to engage in “the revolution of Shufat” with every possible tool in their power to aid the resistance.
Iron dome intercepts one rocket while two fall in open fields near Sderot following barrage of rocket-fire the day before; PM, security forces warn of impending IDF action if rockets do not stop.
The Army carried out another raid in the northern village of Fnaydeq Thursday, confiscating explosives in light of confessions made by a terror suspect.
At least seven people have died thus far in a bomb blast on an Alexandra train late Wednesday.
July 3, 2014
Washington's top military officer told reporters Thursday that Iraqi forces will need help to regain the territory that they have lost over the past month in the Sunni militant offensive.
When analyzing the impact of the ISIS declaration of the caliphate, one must consider the circumstances surrounding the announcement, says one expert.
Kuwaiti forces used teargas and stun grenades Thursday to dismantle an opposition demonstration.
Kurdish president Massoud Barzani called on MPs Thursday to set a date for the autonomous region's independence vote despite Iraqi leadership's discouragement earlier this week.
At least two people have died from the bomb attack that struck Egypt's Kerdasa region Thursday on the first year anniversary of former Islamist president Mohammed Morsi's oust.
At least two people were killed and three wounded in an attack on a government complex in Yemen's Baida province Thursday.
The jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) has allegedly taken over control of Syria's largest oil field.
At least 30 Turkish truck drivers who were being held by jihadis in Iraq were released this week.
Egypt's security forces cracked down on Muslim Brotherhood protesters on the year anniversary of their leader's ousting from government.
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah said all necessary measures were being taken against "terrorist threats" on Thursday while 30,000 soldiers were deployed to the borders with Iraq.
A woman in the US state of Colorado faces federal charges of trying to aid terrorist militants from the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
The Pentagon confirmed the full transfer of Syria's chemical weapons to an American vessel off the Italian coast.
Russia remained optimistic about meeting the July 20 deadline with Iran over a nuclear deal with other UN Security Council members.
Rebels in the north and east of Syria have vowed to lay down their arms if they don’t receive help to fight Al-Qaeda splinter group ISIS, as an offensive by a leading Islamist faction targets the militants in the Ghouta suburbs of Damascus.
Leader and spokesman of the Muslim Brotherhood's National Alliance to Support Legitimacy, was arrested in Cairo after Egyptian forces raided his home.
Women hold a banner reading "Swept away by Cancer"
At least 170 Palestinians were injured in clashes with the Israeli army following the abduction and killing of a 16-year-old boy in East Jerusalem, Wednesday.
Israeli warplanes launched airstrikes on the Gaza Strip Wednesday evening.
July 2, 2014
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki extended amnesty to Sunni tribes that battled government forces over the last months during a parliamentary session Wednesday.
At least four Tunisian soldiers were killed from land mines Wednesday in their offensive on jihadists in the country's northwest region.
Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki has rejected Kurdish leadership's plan to hold an independence referendum, saying that such a vote would be "unconstitutional."
At least four members of the Sinai-based militant group Ansar Beit Maqdis were arrested by Egyptian authorities Wednesday over this week's palace bombings.However, another militant group, Ajnad Misr, claimed responsibility for the attacks on Tuesday.
Israeli forces demolished the home of a Palestinian accused of killing an Israeli police officer in April. Several were injured in clashes that erupted in response to the demolition.
Top leaders among Jordan's jihadist movement denounced the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria's declaration of a caliphate earlier this week.
At least 374 Yemeni security force personnel have died this year in Sanaa's offensives, including attacks on Al Qaeda, this year.
Syrian rebels will lay down their arms within the next week if they do not receive support from the exiled opposition to fight against the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS).
Four people were injured Wednesday when an unknown assailant on a motorcycle threw a hand grenade into a coffee shop in Tripoli. One of the wounded is believed to be in critical condition according to sources.
It's unforgivable what happened to the three Israeli teenagers killed by Palestinians. But acting in the name of revenge to a Palestinian teenager this morning is equally deplorable.
Dozens of ISIL militants were killed in an air raid over the northern city of Mosul, according to the Iraqi army.
Dozens of Palestinians were injured during clashes with Israeli forces in East Jerusalem following the kidnap and killing of a 16-year-old boy.
In the public statement the Prime Minister called on all sides not to take the law into their own hands and noted that Israel is a nation of laws and everyone must act according to the law.
Military spokesman says demolition of West Bank house belonging to Ziad Awad, who was released in Schalit deal, was intended to serve as deterrent to terrorists.
Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Kuwait released 152 Egyptian prisoners as a goodwill gesture for Ramadan.
President of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government, Masoud Barzani, said on Tuesday that a Kurdish referendum will take place "in a matter of months."
Russia called on the UN Security Council to bar crude oil sales by terrorist groups including the the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria.
The UN children’s agency and Human Rights Watch (HRW) have called for the release of more than 100 Kurdish schoolboy and girls abducted by Takfiri militants in Syria late May.
Amnesty International slammed Lebanon after a leaked document instructed airlines no to bring Palestinian refugees from Syria to Lebanon.
Israeli police found the body of a teenager in the Jerusalem area on Wednesday after it was reported that a Palestinian youth had been kidnapped in the city’s east, sparking speculation of a revenge attack for the murder of three Israeli teens
Both Hezbollah and Lebanese security forces prepared to coordinate against any potential ISIS attack, a senior security source said, Tuesday.
Palestinians held the funeral of a 20-year-old man who was shot dead during a raid in the Jenin refugee camp Tuesday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
The sixth round of nuclear talks between Tehran and the so-called P5+1 are set to resume Wednesday.
July 1, 2014
Israel's Prime Minister confirmed Tuesday that Tel Aviv is planning to target Hamas in Gaza in response to the recent kidnapping and deaths of the three Israeli teens in the West Bank.
The American MV Cape Ray arrived in Italy's Gioia Tauro port Tuesday to aid in the destruction of at least 1,300 tons of chemical weapons from Syria.
An Egyptian militant group claimed responsibility Tuesday for Monday's bombings at the Ittihadiya palace.
Iran's deputy foreign minister said Tuesday that Tehran is ready to supply weapons to Baghdad if Iraqi leadership asks for help, while ISIS front man calls for more jihad during the holy month of Ramadan.
Three top Muslim Brotherhood-linked leaders were arrested in Egypt Tuesday ahead of the anniversary of former president Mohammed Morsi's oust last year.
Some Islamist groups in Syria have "dismissed" the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria's claim that they have established an Islamic caliphate.
At least six security force officers were killed from a roadside bomb that exploded in Tunisia's Kef region Tuesday.
Saudi Arabia pledged $500 million in humanitarian aid to Iraq Tuesday.
More than 2,400 were killed in Iraq in June in what has developed into the deadliest month in the country this year. Baghdad also failed to elect a new parliament to handle the growing crisis Tuesday over lack of quorum.
ISIS captured a strategic Syrian border town from rebels, according to the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The Justice and Development Party (AKP) has named Prime Minister Erdogan as its candidate.
Iraqi Kurds will vote on an independent Kurdish state within months.
The United Nations hailed Lebanon's army for its efforts in controlling the country's security situation after a wave of terrorist attacks.
Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc on Monday said Ankara does not favor a divided Iraq.
An alarming number of extremists are leaving their Western countries to fight alongside ISIL.
President Barack Obama announced deploying an additional 300 U.S. troops to Iraq, bringing the total number of American personnel in the country to 750.
The National Alliance to Support Legitimacy has called on Egyptians to stage mass demonstrations on July 3 to protest President Sisi.
Fear is growing in Lebanon that terrorist attacks in the country could escalate during Ramadan. Western diplomatic sources expressed concern after Lebanese forces dismantled three terror cells this week.
Israeli soldiers shot dead an 18-year-old Palestinian during a raid in Jenin, early Tuesday. The raid came hours after the bodies of three Israeli teens were found near Hebron.