July 19, 2014
The Palestinian Health Ministry says more than 70 of the victims have been children.
Security agencies were able to avert a “terrorist scheme” by Syrian opposition groups to involve Lebanon in a “dangerous sectarian” conflict, As Safir newspaper reported on Saturday.
Iran and the P5+1 countries decided Friday to extend talks about the Iranian nuclear program for another four months, officials said.
Residents of the northeastern town of Arsal are growing increasingly worried about their safety as a battle between Hezbollah and members of the Syrian opposition edges ever closer to the town.
The UN's top chief will arrive is set to arrive in the Middle East today in the latest effort to end the ongoing violence in the Gaza Strip.
July 18, 2014
The number of displaced Palestinians from Gaza has almost doubled within the past 24 hours after Israel launched its ground offensive Thursday evening.
Israel announced Friday that it would reduce its diplomatic presence in Turkey saying that Ankara's leadership was inciting protests against Tel Aviv's operations in Gaza.
Leadership in Baghdad pulled its ambassador in Jordan Friday,
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani is set to return to Baghdad after spending 18 months in Germany for medical treatment.
The UN Security Council will meet today to discuss the ongoing crisis in Gaza, and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has also called for Hamas to immediately accept a second version of the Egyptian ceasefire deal during his meeting with Turkey's leadership in Ankara Friday.
The Vatican called on Palestinian and Israeli leadership to implement an immediate ceasefire Friday to end the Gaza conflict.
Fresh fighting in Libya's capital was reported Friday despite earlier news that a ceasefire between the warring militias had been reached.
Bahraini women hold pictures of victims
The United Nations said Friday that at least 5,576 Iraqi civilians have been kill this year thus far as violence continues to envelope the fragile country.
Libyan fighters in the country's capital who have been clashing at the country's main airport have agreed to a ceasefire
Hundreds of Palestinians in southern Gaza fled their homes Friday as Israeli forces launched ground operations in the besieged enclave.
At least twenty-one Palestinians have been killed in Gaza by airstrikes and artillery fire since Israel launched a ground operation late Thursday, medics said.
Hamas political bureau chief Khaled Meshaal says Israel’s ground invasion of the besieged Gaza Strip is destined to fail.
Four Civil Defense units, backed up by two rescue teams, battled for several hours a fire that ripped through a cluster of makeshift houses built on an empty plot in Al-Mansour Street in Mecca Thursday night.
Libyan leadership called on the United Nations late Thursday to assist the country's security forces in their effort to restore order in what has the potential to turn into a failed state.
July 17, 2014
Kurds in Syria are now requiring that all of their men serve in their armed forces in the self-declared autonomous region's attempt to fight off jihadist insurgents.
Five more children were killed from Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip Thursday as the civilian death toll climbs yet again under the Tel Aviv offensive.
The Jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) seized a major gas field in Syria Thursday, leaving at least 23 people dead in the process.
The UN refugee agency for Palestinians reported Thursday that it found rockets stored in one of its vacant schools in Gaza.
Lebanon filed a complaint to the United Nations Security Council Thursday against Israel in response to Tel Aviv's bombardment of Lebanon's southern villages.
Hamas officials denied the alleged ceasefire deal set for early Friday, saying that talks between themselves and Israel are still ongoing.
At least 15 militants were killed in clashes with Iraqi security forces in the country's north, and another four civilians were killed in a bomb explosion in the country's capital.
Israel's Justice Ministry reported that prosecutors indicted three Jews Thursday over the kidnapping and murder of the Palestinian teenager who was burned to death this month in what has been described as a "revenge killing."
Intense fighting at the Libyan airport in Tripoli has left 30 dead.
Hezbollah fighters and Nusra Front militants clashed again close to Lebanon's border with Syria, according to a security source.
Israel and Hamas have reached an agreement on a comprehensive ceasefire that will begin at 6 a.m. on Friday.
Israel's government spokesperson Mark Regev said the IDF "does not target civilians" on the same day four children were killed while playing on a Gaza beach.
Three rockets landed in Israel's Eshkol region two hours after a temporary five-hour ceasefire was agreed upon by Hamas and Israel.
Around 40 percent of Yemen's population faces a serious food crisis according to a United Nations report. The UN's sister body UNICEF also said Yemeni children are showing signs of stunting.
The success of the Islamic State is due to a combination of brutal force and winning over local populations.
Eight Palestinians were killed overnight after intensive shelling by Israeli forces across the Gaza Strip ahead of a UN brokered "humanitarian" ceasefire.
Political groups in Egypt joined forces to support Palestinian resistance against Israel while denouncing a recent truce deal brokered by Cairo between Tel Aviv and Hamas.
Fourteen Tunisian soldiers were killed in an attack by militants at a military checkpoint near the Algerian border.
IDF forces stopped an attempt by Hamas to infiltrate a kibbutz via an underground tunnel.
A Saudi "mufti" who joined militant group ISIL has been killed by Iraq's armed forces during an air raid in Tikrit, according to a news site.
Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea ridiculed Syrian President Bashar Assad on Wednesday following Assad's swearing-in ceremony as president.
The death toll in the besieged Gaza Strip has reached 227.
A Syrian woman begs with her children downtown Istanbul on July 16, 2014
Israel on Wednesday agreed to temporarily halt its assault on Gaza to come into effect on Thursday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Palestinian factions are not interested in drawing Lebanon into the current Israel-Gaza conflict, a senior Hamas official said Wednesday.
Rocket fire targeted Libya's main international airport for a fourth straight day Wednesday.
July 16, 2014
Four Palestinian boys were killed while they played football on the beach by Israeli shelling from naval boats in a horrific strike witnessed by AFP journalists.
Syria's newly appointed UN peace envoy Staffan de Mistura will meet with the Security Council Friday in the latest effort to end the ongoing conflict.
Turkey may force Syrian refugees to leave the country's city centers in Ankara's latest move to "deal" with the influx of refugees in the country.
At least four people were killed and 22 wounded from an attack on Syria's capital following the inauguration ceremony of President Bashar Al Assad Wednesday.
Hamas officially rejected a proposed ceasefire deal with Israel Wednesday as the death toll surpassed 200.
An Egyptian court sentenced nine men to lengthy jail terms Wednesday for assaulting women, representing the longest sentences since Cairo authorities criminalized sexual harassment.
Will a ceasefire take us back to square one in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?
Mustaqbal Movement MP Saad Hariri proposed a two year presidential term for Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun in return for forming a cabinet that meets the interests of Hariri's party.
Syrian President Bashar Assad was sworn in Wednesday for a new seven-year term.
Lebanese security forces clamped down on rocket attacks into Israel after the Jewish state retaliated with heavy artillery shelling in the south of the country.
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu fired Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon on Tuesday following criticism from Danon and others for accepting the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire.
At least 12 people have been killed in two car bombs in Baghdad.
Iraqi forces withdrew from Tikrit after a failed attempt to retake the city from Islamic State militants.
Libyan militants in Iraq and Syria are returning back home to fight a breakaway militia group led by rogue ex-general, Khalifa Haftar, security officials say.
Syrian men react during a reported air strike by government forces
Rival militant groups continued to clash in Dayr al-Zawr, eastern Syria on Tuesday. ISIL fighters pushed out al-Nusra Front members, along with other armed groups.
The number of Palestinians killed in Gaza has now reached over 200.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that Israel would answer Hamas’s rejection of a truce with stepped-up attacks.
Syrian President Bashar Al Assad will be sworn in for his new seven-year term today.
July 15, 2014
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to increase Tel Aviv's military campaign on Gaza yet again Tuesday.
Ongoing nuclear talks between Iran and world powers will likely be extended beyond the July 20 deadline.
An Israeli man was killed by a Hamas rocket attack Tuesday, representing Tel Aviv's first casualty since its strikes on Gaza began last week.
Palestinian protesters confronted and chased out a minister from Gaza at a border crossing Tuesday.
The United Nations' agency for Palestinian refugees told reporters that the damage in Gaza is "immense" from a weeklong Israeli air campaign that continued Tuesday.
Hundreds of Kurds from Turkey are heading en masse to northern Syria to help their counterparts fight against jihadists.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the country's defense forces to resume strikes on Gaza Tuesday afternoon after Hamas launched rockets onto Israel under what was a so-called ceasefire between the two sides.
One of the top radical religious leaders who is presently on trial for terrorism in Jordan denounced the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria's so-called caliphate as "void" Tuesday.
At least seven people were wounded Tuesday in Lebanon's town of Arsal from Syrian rockets.
Iraq's parliament successful elected a new speaker of the house Tuesday.
Hamas and the Islamic Jihad said they were not consulted over the terms of the ceasefire deal with Israel.
Israeli warplanes bombed three targets in Syria's Golan Heights Tuesday.
Israel deployed three new Iron Dome anti-rocket systems Tuesday, bringing the total number to ten.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to save the flailing nuclear talks.
The emerging threat from groups like ISIS must be stopped by Sunni Arabs with help from the international community.
Lebanese Parliamentary Speaker, Nabih Berri has stated that the cabinet mechanism adopted to manage work during the presidential vacuum actually paralyzes cabinet.
Protesters across the world held rallies to condemn Israel's deadly attacks across the Gaza Strip as the death toll hit 190.
Israel's security cabinet accepted on Tuesday morning the ceasefire proposed by Egypt.
A Filipino Muslim woman attends a pro-Palestinian rally in front of the Israeli embassy
Israel shelled southern Lebanon early Tuesday morning. No casualties were reported.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, convened the security cabinet on early Tuesday morning to discuss Egypt's proposed ceasefire agreement to end Israeli-Palestinian hostilities in the Gaza Strip.
Saudi Arabia has criticized the United Nations Security Council for failing to meet member expectations in both its statement on, and action to prevent, Israel's military offensive in Gaza.
July 14, 2014
Lebanese Speaker of the Parliament, Nabih Berri has stated that firing rockets into Israel does not serve the Palestinian cause and is an unwanted attempt to involve Lebanon in the current conflict in the Gaza Strip.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry have held a second meeting to discuss Tehran's nuclear program on the sidelines of nuclear talks between Israel and six world powers.
An Egyptian court has lifted the ban on members of former president Hosni Mubarak's political party from running for parliament, as there was no constitutional stipulation requiring this.
Seven Hezbollah and 32 Syrian rebels died, whilst 50 were wounded in clashes on the Syria-Lebanon border that occurred on Saturday and Sunday.
The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) has described the firing of rockets from Southern Lebanon into northern Israel on Sunday night a “serious violation of U.N. Security Council resolution 1701.”
Israel has charged three Jewish individuals with the kidnapping and killing of a 16-year-old Palestinian.
Hamas announced Monday that it has carried out a successful drone surveillance mission over Tel Aviv.
Militants from ISIL have taken partial control of the town of Dhuluiyah, just 80 kilometers north of Baghdad.
A car bomb in Baghdad killed at least 4 civilians and wounded 12 others Monday.
Israel's ongoing military onslaught across the Gaza Strip is not just about the high death toll and physical injuries. What about the mental scars that haunt the Palestinian population?
A Palestinian man was killed in clashes with Israel forces close to the West Bank city of Hebron, Monday.
An unmanned aircraft entered Israeli territory form Gaza and was shot down by Patriot missiles.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the civilian death toll in Gaza "lies on the shoulders of Hamas" during an interview with Fox News.