August 20, 2014
American air strikes continued to hit ISIS targets in northern Iraq Wednesday, an unnamed U.S. official confirmed to AFP.
A Hamas spokesperson warned foreign airlines not to fly into Tel Aviv after truce talks with Israel collapsed.
The lawyer for two Al Jazeera journalist appealed their seven-year jail terms in a Cairo court. Both reporters were jailed for allegedly fabricating news reports.
Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari urged the international community to back and support Iraq's ongoing offensive with militant group ISIS.
A Palestinian teen along with an 11-year-old boy were killed by Israeli strikes in central Gaza Wednesday. Six others were also injured.
The IDF destroyed eight homes including four, which were over one hundred years old, in the Nablus village of Aqraba, a Palestinian official confirmed.
U.S. photojournalist James Foley, was beheaded by a British national fighting for ISIS, the UK's foreign secretary confirmed Wednesday.
U.S. Republican Congressman Darrell Issa said his government would continue to support the Lebanese army during a meeting with officials Tuesday.
Four rockets fired from the Gaza Strip Tuesday reached an illegal Israeli settlement west of Ramallah, witnesses reported.
Western governments freely branded Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization, the same category as radical Sunni group ISIS. They're definitely not the same.
At least 20 Palestinians have died in Israeli air strikes since the collapse of the ceasefire.
Kurdish ministers who had previously suspended their participation in outgoing Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's government have rejoined the administration.
Prominent Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah has started a hunger strike in jail.
The United Nations refugee agency plans to start a major humanitarian aid operation Wednesday to help displaced people in Iraq.
Fighters from the Islamic State are pushing back against a new government assault on Tikrit.
Hezbollah has killed an ISIS commander allegedly responsible for preparing suicide bombers for attacks in Lebanon, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Tuesday.
The Israeli army has resumed air strikes in Gaza as attempts to create a permanent truce failed.
The number of ISIS militants fighting against the Syrian government amounts to more than 50,000, according to a UK-based NGO.
This photo taken on August 19, 2014 shows supporters of Canada-based preacher Tahir-ul-Qadri lining
Missing American photojournalist James Foley, was allegedly beheaded by ISIS militants in a video clip released on YouTube.
August 19, 2014
Three Palestinians including a toddler were killed and many others injured by Israeli air strikes in Gaza, medical officials said.
Humanitarian aid workers are being attacked and killed at record rates.
Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh has strongly condemned ISIS in recent statements.
Israel has launched air strikes against Gaza and recalled its negotiators from Cairo after three Palestinian rockets hit southern Israel.
Iraqi government forces have launched a major operation to retake Tikrit from ISIS militants.
Hundreds of Yazidis are in training with Kurdish forces to fight the Islamic State militants.
An Egyptian court adjourned the trial of former leader Mohamed Morsi along with some 130 Muslim Brotherhood members till August 23.
Egypt's security forces killed two militants and arrested seven others in the northern Sinai, the country's state news agency reported.
Forces loyal to retired General Khalifa Haftar have claimed responsibility for recent air strikes in Tripoli.
A group of international scholars called for more protection of Iraqi Christians following the advance of ISIS militants in the country's north, causing thousands to flee.
A Kurdish protester was killed and two others injured Tuesday during clashes with Turkey's security forces in Diyarbakir province.
Tony Blair has been urged to intervene in the case of an Irish teenager who has been imprisoned without trial in Egypt for a year and is now facing the death penalty in a mass trial, which has been described as a “mockery of a court process”.
The Pentagon says a specially-equipped US ship has completed the neutralization of all the 600 metric tons of the most dangerous of Syria’s chemical weapons components.
Ceasefire talks are at risk of collapse given Israel's refusal to make concessions, members of the Palestinian delegation to Cairo said late Monday.
Turkish authorities summoned the German ambassador over allegations of spying. Germany's secret service, BND, is believed to have targeted Turkey since 2009.
When Vice News released a recent documentary of rare access to ISIS members, it was more than just European men abandoning their happy families back home to fight their extremist jihad.
The United States has announced that Syrian airspace in not safe for American airlines due to the ongoing conflict in the country.
A Syrian refugee child eats food which her mother collects from
A senior UN official says the Gaza Strip has suffered an “unprecedented amount of destruction” as a result of Israel’s offensive against the coastal enclave, calling for an end to the Israeli siege of Gaza.
Barack Obama has insisted that the US has made a “major step forward” after American air strikes assisted Kurdish and Iraqi forces in driving back the Islamic State from one of Iraq’s key dams.
Australia's government has been taking steps to deport refugees fleeing Syrian violence, according to a letter and emails obtained by Britain's Guardian newspaper.
Using force against Iraq extremists is justified says Pope: Francis backs military action to stop persecution of Christians by Islamist fanatics.
Palestinians and Israelis have agreed to extend a five-day ceasefire for one more day and continue their talks for a lasting truce.
Japan's government is investigating a video posted online depicting a Japanese man apparently kidnapped by ISIS militants.
Poor access to food and water and various diseases are making Unite Nation shelters in Gaza no longer habitable.
August 18, 2014
The Lebanese government on Monday received a list of demands from the militants who have held members of the Army and Internal Security Forces captive since the eruption of Arsal clashes.
MORE than 900 cases of sectarian incitement have been documented in Bahrain’s mosques and ma’atams within 12 months.
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal met Sri Lankan Ambassador Mohamed Hussein Mohamed in Jeddah on Sunday to discuss strengthening bilateral relations.
"Block the Boat" activists claim to have prevented a Zim cargo ship from unloading Israeli goods on North America's West Coast.
The Syrian air force carried out air strikes against ISIS militants in the province of Raqqa Monday.
Lebanese authorities tightened controls on Syrian refugees in Bsharri after a wave of violence between militants and the army across Arsal earlier this month.
King Abdullah donated an additional $1 million for Palestinian families in the West Bank, which would benefit up to 81,000 people.
Two Kuwaiti parliament members have demanded that the passport of any Kuwaiti who tarnishes the country’s image and reputation abroad should be revoked.
As the Islamic State spreads across Iraq and threatens the region, prejudice against Arabs is on the rise in Kurdistan.
Israel has positioned troops along the Gaza border as a five-day ceasefire brokered by Egypt is due to end late Monday.
An Egyptian police officer was shot dead Monday in the Nile Delta when an armed group attacked a security checkpoint.
Militants freed two Lebanese soldiers who were kidnapped during clashes between extremists and the army in the border town of Arsal.
Armed men attacked the motorcade of a Saudi prince Monday.
A strong earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale shook three provinces in western Iran, injuring at least 50 people. No fatalities were reported.
Lebanon's army requested fixed-wing aircrafts from the U.S. to support troops battling extremists in and around the border town of Arsal, an official said.
Early on Monday morning the IDF destroyed the Hebron area West Bank homes of the suspected murderers of the three Jewish teens who were abducted and killed in June.
A Cairo criminal court lifted the media ban on former President Mohamed Morsi's trial.
The humanitarian situation in Gaza has worsened after more than one week of an agreed ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.
Britain dragged deeper into Iraq conflict: 150 more special forces on way as minister says mission will take months.
Qatar announced on Saturday that it has decided to donate $1,000 to each Palestinian family whose house was destroyed during Operation Protective Edge.
Clashes between Druze and Bedouins in southern Syria killed 15 people.
Models take part in the "Miss Bikini" event, part of "World Next Top Model 2014
Syria's air force continued to carry out dozens of strikes against ISIS militants in Raqqa Sunday, killing 31 extremists and eight civilians.
A Hamas spokesman on Sunday accused Israel of "stalling" in ongoing negotiations in Cairo to achieve a long-term truce in Gaza, stressing that "the ball is in the Israeli occupation's court."
August 17, 2014
Up to 3,000 women and girls kidnapped by Islamic State jihadis in Iraq in just a fortnight - and hundreds of men who refuse to convert have been shot dead.
The Syrian army's jet fighters have launched a series of fresh aerial strikes against the strongholds of Takfiri ISIL militants in northern Syria, killing nineteen ISIL militants and injuring tens of others.
The Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has ruled out any negotiations whatsoever over the Islamic Republic's defensive missile capabilities.
Iraq's President Fuad Masoum said his government would make a "series of communications and initiatives" with Saudi Arabia to ensure strong ties with the kingdom.
Israel's communication minister said that Tel Aviv had not decided about an Egyptian proposal for a long-term ceasefire with Hamas.
Prime Minister David Cameron said militant group ISIS could "reach the streets of Britain" and promised swifter action against the extremist group in Iraq.
The rise of the Islamic State and their terrifying ideology is bringing together enemies from all sides of the spectrum.
Kurdish Peshmergas backed by U.S. air strikes launched a major operation to retake control of Iraq's largest dam in Mosul from Islamic State militants.
The Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency arrived in Tehran for talks about Iran's nuclear program.
Only six hours of electricity per day remained in most of Gaza as shortages continued following Israeli shelling of the Strip's sole power plant two weeks ago.
The UK government faces a potential lawsuit over its continued arms sales to Israel as speculation continues that British-made weapons may have been used to commit war crimes in Gaza.
Palestinian and Israeli delegations are due to resume negotiations Sunday for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza, according to AFP.
At least ten suspected militants were killed in separate U.S. drone strikes over eastern and southern parts of Yemen, a local official confirmed.
Heavy fighting has broken out between rival militia groups in Tripoli.
ISIS extremists in Syria executed 700 members of the al-Sheitaat tribe, while 1,800 people remain missing, according to a British-based monitoring group.
A New York Branch of the Arab Bank is viewed on East 52nd Street August 14, 2014 in New York.
Dozens of families who fled their homes during the Israeli offensive on Gaza took refuge in al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City, and informal tent communities have sprung up amid houses now reduced to rubble.
August 16, 2014
Heavy fighting has broken out between rival militia groups in the Libyan capital of Tripoli shortly after the new UN envoy announced plans to visit the country soon for ceasefire negotiations.
A number of political parties that came into being after the 2011 revolution have said that they are in serious negotiations to join the electoral alliance led by the country's oldest liberal party, the Wafd Party.
Sources in the Islamic Jihad and Hamas indicated that the Egyptian proposal does not meet the current demands of the Palestinian people and that therefore it is highly unlikely they will accept it.
Lebanese PM Tammam Salam reassured relatives of kidnapped soldiers and police officers Saturday that the state was exerting all efforts possible to secure the release of their loved ones.
At least three Afghan policemen have been killed when US-led foreign forces launched an airstrike in Afghanistan’s northern province of Parwan.
The mayor of Tfail said Saturday that the Syrian army ordered residents to evacuate in 48 hours before the military shells the tiny eastern border village in Lebanon.
A Lion (R) and lioness look on from inside their cage at the Bisan City tourist village zoo
French authorities are seeking to provide the Lebanese army with used weapons under a $3 billion deal financed by Saudi Arabia, the Kuwaiti al-Anbaa newspaper reported on Saturday.
Iraq’s Kurdish officials say ISIL Takfiri militants have massacred around 100 members of the Izadi (Yazidi) minority in a village in the north of the country.
Israel released 96 Palestinian prisoners in Jerusalem Friday who were part of nearly 600 arrested in relation to protests over murdered Palestinian teen, Muhammad Abu Khdeir.
August 15, 2014
The death toll in Gaza reached 1,980 Friday, which officials attribute to a lack of medical supplies and facilities for the critically wounded.
Almost a dozen ancient Shiite shrines and mosques were destroyed by Isis militants in western Iraq.
After a bloody battle between the Lebanese army and Syrian militants in Arsal, Lebanon PM Salam spoke Friday about rebuilding the town and addressing a growing number of Syrian refugees he said were partially to blame.
With peace treaties being discussed, Israeli authorities have announced plans to open the Karem Shalom crossing to allow humanitarian supplies into Gaza.