May 14, 2015
A 74-year-old Saudi man died of the virus Tuesday, rising the total number of fatalities to 431 in the kingdom since 2012.
May 13, 2015
The conference is an attempt to raise awareness for the cultural heritage in the Middle East.
A military court sentenced former information minister Michel Samaha to four and a half years in prison on charges of terrorism Wednesday.
The Vatican announced Wednesday it will be recognizing Palestinian statehood in a new treaty, granting the PA a new level of legitimacy in the international community.
More than 100 people from both sides were also wounded in the fierce fighting.
Abu Alaa al-Afri was in charge of the extremist group after the leader was allegedly injured in March, leaving in question the state of Daesh's senior leadership.
Investigators and lawyers have built war crimes cases against the Syrian president and key institutions of his regime, a report said Wednesday, with documents smuggled out of the country.
Saudi Arabia has committed to giving Yemen $540 million in aid.
Syrian state news published a photo of Ali Mamlouk's attendance at a meeting with an Iranian official Wednesday.
Twenty-nine-year-old Zakiyya Nasr and her infant died 12 hours after she was admitted to give birth.
According to Turkey's Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz more than 1,000 Turkish military personnel under investigation for 'parallel state' links.
Poverty, child labor and lack of help for disabilities contributes to the large number of kids out of school in the kingdom.
Four civilians inside a car were killed in a blast in North Sinai on Wednesday, a security source said Wednesday.
A White House spokesperson said the US was monitoring an Iranian cargo ship bound for Yemen. Iranian authorities said no inspection would be authorised of the ship, amid escalating tensions.
Seven shots were fired near Balata refugee camp outside of Nablus late Tuesday.
The International Criminal Court urged Israel to cooperate for an investigation into Gaza war crimes.
Daesh launched an overnight attack against Syrian forces several hours after two bomb blasts killed four in Homs. Clashes are reportedly ongoing.
ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda announced that the UN Security Council resolution to investigate war crimes by Daesh in Libya was unanimously approved.
Over 2.8 million people have been displaced by violence in Iraq, according to a report by the International Organization for Migration.
Eyewitnesses told media outlests that a tank run by Shiite Houthi militants had opened fire on positions held by army troops loyal to embattled President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi.
Hezbollah fighters took five hill top positions in Qalamoun after fierce clashes with militants.
Robert Fisk provides an in-depth analysis of those who could potentially be involved with Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri's death, pointing a finger specifically at Syria's Bashar al-Assad.
Tunisian man, works at a 500-year-old pottery workshop in Guellala on the southern Mediterranean resort island of Djerba
A Tunisian man, works at a 500-year-old pottery workshop in Guellala on the southern Mediterranean resort island of Djerba. (AFP/ Fethi Belaid)
Forty people were shot dead and another 20 injured when unidentified gunmen stormed their bus.
The alleged Morsi supporters were charged for taking part in rallies against the incumbent military-backed government last year.
Two US pilots were rescued after their F/A-18F Super Hornet crashed into the Persian Gulf. The aircraft had been assigned out of Bahrain amid heavy fighting in Yemen.
Turkey on Tuesday called for determined action from NATO member states against the "significant" threat posed by Islamic State (also known as Daesh) jihadists who have taken swathes of Iraq and Syria up to its borders.
The leaders of both parties are very optimistic that the process will be managed in "a strong and resolved way".
May 12, 2015
A humanitarian ceasefire between the Saudi-led coalition and Houthi rebels in Yemen took hold Tuesday at 20:00 GMT.
At least 35 Daesh militants were killed in the Iraqi provinces of Mosul, Saladin and Anbar on Tuesday, a senior Iraqi commander said.
Lebanon's Future bloc called on Hezbollah to withdraw from Syria and to stop aiding Bashar al-Assad's regime.
A barrel bomb attack by a Syrian government helicopter killed at least 20 and wounded another 50 civilians in Aleppo on Tuesday, according to a human rights monitoring group.
Just hours before the proposed ceasefire, the Saudi-led coalition conducted airstrikes in the western Yemeni province of al-Hudaydah.
A cargo ship that departed Iran for Yemen on Monday will be protected by Iranian warships, Reuters reported. According to Iran, the ship carries humanitarian aid and a team of doctors.
The civil servants accused Hamas of "recklessness" towards employee rights and failure to regularly pay salaries.
Three checkpoints were set up around the Syrian town of Azaz and the Bab al-Salam border crossing.
In a statement Nusra stated its fighters were against inter-jihadi conflict and were focused on ridding the Qalamoun Mountains of Daesh.
The causalities make it one of the highest death tolls in a single day since the conflict started.
The Human Rights Watch called for an immediate stop to the use of child soldiers in Yemen's armed groups Tuesday.
Motorbikes rigged with explosives detonated in predominately Alawite neighborhoods in the central Syrian province.
A UN attempt to work out a ban on nuclear weapons in the Middle East was in jeopardy after Egypt complained about the lack of progress.
Another ten Hezbollah fighters were captured as they battled Jeyish al-Fatah, a united front of Syrian opposition groups.
The Japanese government has criticized a recent decision by Israeli authorities to approve construction of another 900 settler homes.
Iran and the P5+1 countries were due to resume talks in Vienna Tuesday over the Islamic Republic's nuclear program.
Australia has pledged $7.9 million in aide to Lebanon to help soften the blow of the Syrian spillover Tuesday.
Explosive weapons used in the conflict in Syria have placed the lives of five million people at risk, an organization said Tuesday.
The international community must do more to fix the crisis in the region, Cemil Cicek said in a parliament meeting Monday.
Manifestations of Saudi and Israeli unhappiness with US policy toward Iran have not brought about any major changes in its strategy.
The Tel Aviv District Court on Tuesday sentenced a celebrity rabbi to a year in prison for his part in a bribery scandal.
Saudi fighter jets continued to carry out airstrikes against Houthi targets across Yemen, hours before the ceasefire was due to take place.
The Baiji oil refinery was critically damaged following months of clashes between Iraqi security forces and Daesh militants, according to a US official.
Iraq's top antiquities officials said Tuesday that the destruction of ancient artifacts by Daesh was a cover for the group's looting operations.
An Iraqi Sunni volunteer from the Anbar province, who joined Iraq's Popular Mobilisation force as part of government efforts to make the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group a cross-sectarian drive, takes part in his first training session at a trai
An Iraqi Sunni volunteer from the Anbar province, who joined Iraq's Popular Mobilisation force as part of government efforts to make the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group a cross-sectarian drive, takes part in his first training session at a training base in Amriyat al-Fallujah. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
A White House spokesperson dismissed "inaccuracies" following claims from journalist Seymour Hersh that Barack Obama mislead the public on the events leading up to the killing of Osama bin Laden.
Mohamed Fahmy who was jailed with two other colleagues by Egyptian authorities in 2013, said he plans to sue Al Jazeera for $100 million in damages.
Lebanon and Israel have showed willingness to maintain stability along the border, head of the UN peacekeeping force said Tuesday.
A US journalist accused President Barack Obama of lying about the circumstances surrounding the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan four years ago.
A Palestinian man in Gaza was sentenced to 15 years in prison by a military court for allegedly collaborating with Israel.
Four al-Qaeda militants were killed by a US drone strike in the Yemeni port city of Mukalla Monday, AFP reports.
Three Syrian children were killed when a fire broke out in their room in east Lebanon on Monday, state news said.
Muslim representation in the UK parliament rose from eight to 13 lawmakers after last week's general election, the highest number ever to sit in the House of Commons.
May 11, 2015
An army patrol inspecting a metal barrel containing landmines on Lebanon's border came under fire from Syrian territory Monday, state news said.
Powerful explosions shook Sanaa on Monday after airstrikes from the Saudi-led coalition struck a rebel arms depot.
Egypt's foreign minister and Djibouti president discussed security developments in Yemen and the Horn of Africa, where part of the route connects to the Suez Canal.
Only two of the six Gulf nations invited to Camp David will be sending delegates for the US president's discussion on Iran negotiations.
Iraqi armed forces backed by Shiite fighters have regained control of two oil fields in the northeast of Tikrit.
Bayit Yehudi faction head Ayelet Shaked was given guards after online death threats.
The grant will help Lebanese municipalities cope with the influx of Syrian refugees.
Saudi Arabia's King Salman has pulled out of a summit planned for later this week between US President Barack Obama and Gulf leaders.
Various attacks occurred throughout the country Monday in residential areas, resulting in numerous civilian casualties.
Britain on Monday opposed plans to set national quotas for refugees who seek asylum in the European Union, while France supported the proposal.
The Syrian refugees were arrested upon entering the border town of Suweiri, in the western Bekaa Valley.
The first ship in the "Freedom Flotilla III" departed from Sweden carrying limited cargo and five crew members.
Civilians in the Yemeni city of Aden awaited the anticipated ceasefire between Saudi Arabia and Houthis following a week of aerial bombardment and clashes.
Saudi forces and Houthi rebels exchanged heavy artillery and rocket fire on the Yemen border a day before a ceasefire is expected to begin.
Two Nusra military leaders have allegedly been killed in clashes against the Syrian army and Hezbollah fighters on Monday.
The Syrian National Coalition has announced that it will not participate in the UN-organized negotiation.
Reports have surfaced that Syrian President Bashar Assad put a high ranking intelligence official under house arrest for allegedly planning a coup alongside opposition forces.
An Israeli court handed out evacuation orders for eight Palestinian buildings in Jerusalem to be demolished Sunday.
The cargo ship was first hit by artillery and then targeted in two separate airstrikes, leaving one Turkish officer dead and injuring several other crew members.
The war plane went missing over Yemen after participating in a Saudi-led airstrike.
UN Special Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura is conducting peace dialogues on the Syrian crisis in Geneva.
A Pakistani painter decorates a truck in Rawalpindi. Pakistan has long been known for the garish decorations
A Pakistani painter decorates a truck in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
Militant fighters are likely to flee to Arsal, as the Syrian army and Hezbollah purge them from the Qalamoun Mountains.
Seventy-two soldiers were killed as Syrian forces tried to free some 250 people from a complex in rebel occupied Jisr al-Shugur.
The F-16 fighter jet, which was a part of the Saudi-led coalition conducting airstrikes on Yemen, went missing at 6pm on May 10th.
Arab Israelis use "Nakba Day", which marks the foundation of the Israeli state, to reflect upon their right to return to the lands of their ancestors.
Israeli settlers in the West Bank city of Hebron attacked a Palestinian mother and her four young children in a series of assaults across the area.
A poultry farm in the Balikesir province is under quarantine after traces of bird flu virus were found, a local official said Sunday.
Activist Shaimaa el-Sabbagh was shot January at a peaceful protest commemorating 2011 revolution.
May 10, 2015
Over 100,000 people in Saada fled to nearby Amran over the past three days, a Yemeni official said Sunday.
A woman was injured when unidentified assailants fired at her in central Sinai, while three suspected militants were killed in a security campaign Sunday.
In a meeting Sunday, the Sinai Tribal Federation pledged to volunteer alongside Egyptian security personnel against militant groups in Sinai.
At least 13 Taliban militants have been killed in the latest drone strike carried out by the US in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar on Sunday.
The Muslim Brotherhood branches in Irbid will host a conference this month to address its divisions.
The body of army soldier Ali Qassem Ali was handed to Lebanese authorities by Daesh on May 1.
The cabinet voted Sunday on a controversial bill that would enable the next Israeli government to have 20 ministers instead of the 18 currently permitted.
Etihad Airways flight carrying 128 passengers was diverted to Dubai airbase after a security alert two hours into the flight.
Suspected militants set off three small explosions outside the home of a judge who sentenced 12 alleged Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death.
The historic tomb, located just across the Syrian border, is considered Turkish territory and was moved closer to Turkey in February.