July 1, 2014
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.
Three men were killed and seven people injured during clashes at Shatila refugee camp on the outskirts of Beirut.
Human rights group B'Tselem Monday called on the Israeli government to refrain from acts of vengeance after three bodies of missing Israeli teens were found in the West Bank.
A ball of fire is seen following an Israel airstrike in Rafah
A parliamentary session to begin forming a new government will begin Tuesday.
Hamas has warned against any Israeli attack on Palestinians in retaliation for the recent deaths of three Israeli teens.
Michel Aoun proposed that the constitution be amended to allow the Lebanese people to directly elect the president.
June 30, 2014
Egyptian security forces successfully defused a fifth explosive device outside the Presidential Palace in Heliopolis Monday.
Israeli security forces found the bodies of three missing Israeli teenagers who went missing earlier this month.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Monday that ISIL sells oil to Syrian President Bashar Assad.
The Egyptian government has ordered Ramadan sermons to stick to topics of faith and morality and not discuss political issues.
Mortar shells hit Idlib Monday killing at least 14 people.
The men responsible for the recent bombing at a hotel in Beirut were reportedly recruited and trained by a Jordanian radical.
Palestinian detainee, Ayman Tbeish, ended his 122-day hunger strike in negotiations with the Israeli Prison Service, a lawyer said Monday.
Prime Minister Tamman Salam said Monday that the Lebanese government will not communicate with the Syrian government over the Syrian refugee crisis.
The Obama administration reportedly received intelligence that militants inspired by ISIS could be preparing for frequent attacks in airports across the world.
Three explosions near the Presidential Palace have killed two policeman and left at least three people injured.
Security forces in Lebanon dismantled a number of terrorist cells over the past week after a wave of suicide attacks in across the country.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for the creation of an independent Kurdish state, winning appraisal from lawmakers in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region.
Two Tunisian embassy workers were freed in Libya Sunday after spending months in captivity, according to an embassy source.
A Cairo court gave 16 pro-Morsi supporters three-year prison sentences for allegedly rioting and protesting illegally without a permit.
Extremist militant group ISIS declared the formation of an Islamic "caliphate", citing the group's head, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as the "leader of Muslims everywhere".
One Palestinian was killed and three others injured in overnight air raids by Israeli forces across the southern Gaza Strip.
Militant group ISIL announced the appointment of a leader for Lebanon to set up training camps according to LBCI television.
sraeli policemen and immigration officers arrest an African asylum seeker
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has reaffirmed the importance of strengthening cooperation among regional countries to combat terrorists, stressing that the era of violence and terrorism has passed.
June 29, 2014
The strikes late on Saturday and early on Sunday targeted sites across the coastal enclave, slightly wounding two people and damaging property in Gaza City, an interior ministry spokesman in Gaza said.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Sunday that the incident happened in Deir Hafer in the east of Aleppo Province.
Candidates are due to be announced to form a new government by Iraq's National Coalition. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is widely believed to be among the chosen politicians.
Ahmed Abu Khattala pleaded guilty to charges
Forty-six Indian nurses remained stranded in Iraq's northern city of Tikrit where ISIL militants continue to battle government forces.
The family of a radical preacher asked that he be allowed back into the UK, around ten years after he left for Lebanon, where he claims to have been tortured.
African immigrants are camped out near the Egyptian border to protest Israel's policies on refugee detention.
American drones equipped with Hellfire missiles patroled Baghdad's air space as U.S. advisers assisted Iraqi authorities with co-ordinating a major offensive to recapture Tikrit from ISIS militants.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are fanning the flames of deeply rooted sectarian tensions that have existed in Iraq for years.
King Abdullah said Saudi Arabia would fight extremists and that terrorists "are not related to Islam," during a Ramadan speech in the Kingdom.
Lebanese security authorities have seized three terrorist cells who are reportedly involved in recent bombings in Lebanon.
Two soldiers and four Al-Qaeda fighters died Saturday after clashes between the militant group and Yemen's army, a military official confirmed.
A Syrian man holds his infant in front of a disused house on June 28, 2014
At least two people were killed and dozens more injured in a car bomb attack in Douma.
Four rockets fired from Gaza landed in southern Israel Saturday evening, one of them hitting a factory and causing a fire, Israeli media and the Israeli army said.
Four Egyptian police officers were shot and killed by armed assailants in the Sinai Peninsula.
Human Rights Organizations and news reports recently have blasted Gulf countries over the mistreatment and exploitation of low-wage expat workers
June 28, 2014
HRW has strongly slammed Saudi Arabian authorizes for hacking into the mobile phones of dissidents to obtain data on anti-regime protests.
The Lebanese Army discovered a cave in north Lebanon used by militants to make explosives and confiscated books that include lessons on how to make bombs, the military said Saturday.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey says he has prepared an “option” for President Barack Obama to consider the use of US military assets against “high-value individuals” in ISIL leadership.
Israel's army launched airstrikes on southern and central Gaza early Saturday after projectiles fired from the coastal enclave landed in the Negev desert, Palestinians and security officials said.
A Palestinian blows up a balloon on a market
The Pentagon has announced that US drones armed with Hellfire missiles are flying over the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad to protect American troops and diplomats.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke with Saudi leaders in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Friday, seeking their support for an inclusive government in Iraq.
Tensions have been steadily rising in the northern city of Tripoli ever since the Lebanese Army began implementing its security plan in April, drawing the ire of Islamists who say arrests have been random and unjust.