November 18, 2015
The presidents of Egypt and Russia had a phone call on Wednesday to discuss international cooperation against extremism.
According to Palestinian medical sources, 1,010 Palestinians were shot with live fire from Israeli forces in October.
The twin blasts reveal security lapses after 18 months of relative safety, experts say.
Iraqi national Saja Hamid al-Dulaimi's trial has been adjourned until late December.
Egyptian security forces raided the home of another journalist for an independent newspaper.
A Syrian family ride a motorbike in the town of Saqba, on the outskirts of the capital Damascus. (AFP/AMER ALMOHIBANY)
Al-Nusra Front in Syria claims to have downed the first Russian aircrafts since the airstrikes began in September.
Sixty-five out of 200 recently arrived Syrian refugees are unable to leave the airport upon arrival. The rest have been granted temporary permits.
The hacker group also released a series of guides instructing users on how to identify and report Daesh-linked accounts.
The Lebanese army raided multiple illegal Syrian encampments on Wednesday and confiscated illicit vehicles.
Six Palestinians were arrested by Israel's intelligence agency Shin Beit for reportedly planning to join Daesh in Syria.
Ongoing raids in the Saint-Denis suburb of northern Paris have led to the arrests of seven suspects who had been holed up in an apartment.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with his Lebanese counterpart Wednesday to discuss Lebanon's security situation.
France struck the Daesh stronghold of Raqqa in Syria for the third consecutive day, reportedly hitting the group's infrastructure.
The report suggests the bomb may have been placed under the passenger seat by the window.
Two educators at the Bilal Bin Rabah Primary School in Ruseifa were attacked by a number of young people who raided the school and threw stones at them.
UNICEF warned that at least half a million Yemeni children are facing severe malnutrition due to the country's ongoing war.
Eight Moroccans traveling from Casablanca were arrested upon arrival at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport. Police say the suspects had plans to illegally enter Germany.
A 14-year-old Palestinian youth was detained near Ibrahimi Mosque in Jerusalem's Old City for allegedly carrying a knife.
Russian warplanes fired cruise missiles on militant targets form southern Russia Tuesday, destroying 14 Daesh targets.
Syrian government forces reclaimed the town of al-Ays, which is strategically located in the middle of a highway that connects Aleppo to the Syrian capital, Damascus.
Two members of Saudi security forces were shot dead Wednesday in the eastern region of the kingdom by unknown assailants.
Lebanese security forces carried out a series of raids across the country, seizing weapons and explosives in a bid to crack down on terrorism.
The Freedom Seekers Movement has recorded 245 student deaths, 487 instances of forced disappearance, and 5,032 detentions of students on behalf of Egyptian security forces.
Israeli forces hit two training locations used by Hamas’ military wing, al-Qassam Brigades, early Wednesday. An Israel air force spokesman stated it was in retaliation for a rocket fired from the Gaza strip, which landed near the border fence.
Seven people were killed and at least 24 others injured in separate attacks in and around the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.
British Prime Minister David Cameron hinted of calling a parliamentary vote to carry out airstrikes against Daesh targets in Syria.
Police are currently conducting anti-terror raids in the Saint-Denis suburb of Paris.
Two Paris-bound flights from the US, one from Washington, DC and the other from Los Angeles, were diverted after receiving anonymous bomb threats.
Shots were heard during an anti-terror operation Wednesday where suspects remain holed-up in an apartment in a Paris suburb.
A 24-year-old Palestinian man was shot and killed by Israeli forces during clashes near Ramallah on Tuesday evening.
The Paris attacks have caused a serious backlash against Syrian refugees in Paris.
Flash flooding caused by heavy rains left at least 5 people dead along Saudi Arabia's Red Sea coast.
The same report placed the cost of terrorism last year at $52.9 billion.
November 17, 2015
Amnesty International said the practice of erecting border fences to deter migrants and refugees expands a range of human rights abuses.
Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister Hossam Kamal said his country has yet to find any proof pointing to a criminal act in the downing of the Russian A321 aircraft in Sinai.
According to the report, at least 8,000 citizens of European countries have joined the ranks of militants in Syria and Iraq in the same time period.
Two protesters were shot with live bullets and three others were injured by rubber coated steel bullets.
The annual birth rate in Syria has dropped by more than 50 percent since the start of the conflict.
Three people were arrested in Alsdorf and two others were arrested in Aachen.
Melissa Fleming, the spokesman for the UN Refugee Agency, sad that "refugees should not be turned into scapegoats and must not become the secondary victims of these most tragic events.” She expressed her concern after some EU states said they would take a hard line in the refugee crisis after the terror attacks in Paris.
Iraqi national Saja Hamid al-Dulaimi has said she is ready to cooperate with Lebanese authorities to secure the release of 25 Lebanese servicemen being held by militants.
Israeli forces dressed as Palestinians chased the children down on their way to school before arresting them.
The US is collaborating with Turkey to entirely close and monitor the northern border of Syria.
The former Afghani president addressed students at Kabul University on the unique relationship between foreign fighters and Afghani citizens.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that Muslims are 'on the front line' in fighting extremism.
Tunisian authorities have arrested seven women for posting Daesh propaganda on behalf the Daesh affiliate, Jund al-Khilafa. Jund al-Khilafa launched two attacks earlier this year leaving 60 people dead.
A fake snowball in 34C Dubai weather heat, on The Beach in Dubai, UAE. (Facebook/Natalie Naccache)
A senior PLO official accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of exploiting the deadly attacks in Paris after he made a "misleading linkage" to the Israel-Palestine conflict.
US Secretary of State John Kerry said the possibility of a resolution to the Syrian conflict is closer than it has been for the last four and a half years.
Israel is pushing the development of 500 Jewish homes in the contested Ramat Shlomo neighborhood.
Russia is offering a $50 million reward for information on the bombing of passenger jet A321 in October.
While Egypt denies that a bomb was behind the October plane crash, Russian officials have confirmed that the passenger plane was downed as a result of a terrorist attack.
Earlier today Russian authorities announced it was certain that a bomb brought down the Metrojet airplane, killing all 244 passengers on board.
The passports have different photographs but the same personal details, indicating that they are both "most certainly" fake.
Israeli forces confiscated money and weapons in overnight raids across the West Bank. At least 18 Palestinians were arrested, sources said.
Exiled President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi returned to the port city of Aden for the second time since July to rally forces fighting Houthi militants in Taiz.
Egyptian parliamentary candidate Ashraf Nagi al-Adrosy was shot by two gunmen late Monday, with a political rival suspected behind the attack.
Tunisian intelligence and security forces have arrested 17 Daesh suspects while dismantling a terror cell, thus avoiding a large scale attack planned against hotels, security centers, and politicians.
The government of Jordan accepted a request after the Vienna talks to compile a list of new extremist militant groups in Syria.
US Secretary of State John Kerry said the role of the Syrian opposition was vital to securing meaningful negotiations in the conflict.
A bomb onboard the plane is the official cause for the Russia plane crash, according to Russian authorities.
Up to 400 children were recruited by Daesh militants within the period of four months, according to a top UN official.
Egyptian forces discovered a cell group of the Daesh affiliated 'Sinai Province' near the site of the Russian plane crash.
Let's be clear, any form of a peace process in the Libyan turmoil was doomed to fail as soon as UN envoy Bernardino Leon accepted a role with a UAE government body. His objectivity went out of the roof, prompting distrust among already skeptical Libyan factions.
Some 19 US governors threatened to ban Syrian refugees from entering their states in wake of the deadly Paris attacks, which killed 129 people.
Israeli authorities Tuesday banned the Palestinian resistance group Islamic Movement, according to a press release.
At Monday's Global Security Forum, the CIA director said the Paris attack were not a "one-off event."
The UN's Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien called for an end to the "horrendous war" in Syria.
Additional airstrikes were launched against Daesh targets in the group's stronghold of Raqqa.
An international fundraising conference in London hopes to make up some of the $5 billion USD deficit for urgent Syrian refugee and IDP aid.
The US Monday announced a $1.29 billion weapons deal for logistical support, ammunition and parts with Saudi Arabia.
Three corrugated metal structures, home to 15 people, were demolished by Israeli forces on Monday.
Monday marks 655 days of detention for Egyptian student Mahmoud Mohamed Hussein.
November 16, 2015
Speaking after the G20 summit in Turkey, Obama said the US and its allies had no choice but to continue with its current strategy in Syria.
Turkish Foreign Minister Feridun Sinirlioglu said the UN-proposed resolution for the Syrian conflict does not include the possibility for a future with Assad.
A suspect in the Paris attacks is being pursued by Italian highway patrol.
The militants were members of an alliance of Syrian rebel groups, including Syrian al-Qaeda affiliate Nusra Front.
After the Paris attacks, Bulgaria is cracking down on outgoing westerners to prevent them from traveling to Syria and Iraq for Daesh.
Houthi spokesman Mohammed Abdulsalam said the proposal did not address the main crisis in Yemen, but rather just addressed mechanisms for talks.
Russian President Vladimir Putin made the remarks during a joint conference with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
Militant group Daesh released a video Monday threatening further attacks on the West including Washington and Rome.
After intelligence indicating a potential Daesh attack in Iran, the country has upped border security 'within 40km' of the Iran-Afghanistan and Iran-Iraq borders.
The reactions from Afghan residents regarding the poster campaign have been reportedly mixed.
Leaders at the G20 summit in Turkey agreed on "important steps" towards fighting global terrorism and extremist ideologies.
A pro-Hadi coalition is moving toward the Houthi-held city of Taiz, with airstrikes and military reinforcements on the way.
Police are conducting a massive counter-terrorism raid on Brussels’ Molenbeek neighborhood, where two of the Paris attackers lived.
Intelligence gathering prompted Turkish forces to raid the locations of the PKK militant group resulting in multiple arrests. Turkish forces completed a seizure of critical documents and a stockpile of petrol bombs found in their possession.
Police in France launched a series of anti-terror raids overnight Sunday in wake of the deadly Paris attacks.
Israeli naval forces shot and injured two Palestinian fishermen off the Gaza shoreline Monday, witnesses reported.
A 44-year-old woman was killed during the exchange of gunfire between Turkish forces and PKK militants in the southeastern city of Nusaybin. Her daughter and son along with two men were also wounded.
Ahmad al-Mohammad and Samy Amimour are the two latest Paris attack bombers to be identified.
Prime Minister David Cameron said British "security intelligence services have stopped something like seven attacks in the last six months," as the government announces its plans to recruit 1,900 new officers.
Ongoing police raids in a large-scale anti-terror operation have led to several arrests and the seizure of a rocket launcher in Lyon.
US airstrikes on the Syrian-Iraqi border took out over 100 trucks that Daesh uses to transport its illegal crude oil supply.
Lebanon's head of security warned of similar attacks by Daesh following last week's double suicide bombings in Beirut.
Multiple arrests in Brussels related to the Paris attacks are tied to a known Daesh cell group in Belgium.
Two Palestinian men were killed when clashes erupted in the Qalandiya refugee camp as Israeli forces entered to demolish the home of an alleged Palestinian attacker.
Hacker group Anonymous has declared war on Daesh consequential to the terror attacks in Paris. In a YouTube video, Anonymous committed to hunting and revealing each Daesh militant.
The Syrian regime and opposition will meet before January 1, 2016, working together against the common enemy of Daesh.