Daesh has released another video showing the murder of Ethiopian Christians in Libya on Sunday.
Eighteen countries will be participating in the kingdom's Seventh Annual Warrior Competition.
A Lebanese father of six was killed in an "execution-style" shooting in the city of Melbourne, state media reported Sunday.
Death sentences handed to 11 convicted of participating in the massacre have been referred to the Grand Mufti.
On the heels of a framework nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, a senior commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard says allowing foreign inspectors inside Iranian military sites would be "selling out."
Over 700 are missing and feared dead, 28 rescued in the latest deadly sea accident involving migrants from North Africa.
The ousted Egyptian leader faces a potential death penalty change in an upcoming trial this week, but experts warn either way, a harsh sentencing will likely mean the final end for the Brotherhood in Egypt.
Palestinians call on Egyptian authorities to reopen the border point to alleviate the suffering of the residents of the Gaza Strip.
Models present creations by Pakistani designer Zonia Anwaar at the Pakistan Fashion Design Council (PFDC) Sunsilk Fashion Week in Lahore
Models present creations by Pakistani designer Zonia Anwaar at the Pakistan Fashion Design Council (PFDC) Sunsilk Fashion Week in Lahore. (AFP/Arif Ali)
Two explosive devices were detonated simultaneously in Gaza overnight, targeting the headquarters of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees and a police station. No injuries reported.
A total of 1460 Egyptians have exited Yemen since 25 March, according to a spokesman for the Egyptian foreign ministry.
The Egyptian army has said that it destroyed 69 entry points to underground tunnels in the Sinai Peninsula on the border with Gaza in the last two and a half weeks.
April 18, 2015
Australian police forces have arrested five teenagers for planning to purportedly launch an ISIL-inspired terrorist attack.
A high-ranking Iraqi military commander says the country’s ground forces have entered the embattled oil refinery of Baiji in the northern Iraqi province of Salahuddin.
Saudi-led coalition planes struck a camp belonging to the Shiite Houthi group in Yemen's eastern Maarib province early Saturday, eyewitnesses have said.
The attack, which took place outside a busy bank Saturday morning in Afghanistan's Jalalabad, killed over 30 and left over 100 injured.
Drive-by shooters fired rounds at the People's Democratic Party headquarter's in Turkish capital Ankara early Saturday morning, according to officials.
The group of migrants, prior to departure from Libya, suffered burn injuries from a gas cylinder explosion then were forced aboard a smuggler's boat without medical treatment.
Al-Qaeda militants drove out government forces from a weapons depot in Mukalla Friday, one day after seizing a major airport.
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif called for end to airstrikes and formation of a unity government.
Tunisia, the origin of 2,000 to 3,000 foreign militants in extremist groups, has launched a campaign against militant hopefuls.
UN seeks funds for emergency relief in Yemen's humanitarian crisis, officials in Jordan say.
At least forty people were killed and nearly 60 others wounded on Fridaywhen separate bomb attacks struck public places and pro-government Sunni fighters in and around the capital, Baghdad.
Daesh claimed responsibility for a car bomb that exploded near the U.S. Consulate in the northern Iraq city of Erbil, the capital of Iraq's Kurdish autonomous region.
April 17, 2015
A car bomb exploded near the U.S. Consulate in the northern Iraq city of Erbil in northern Iraq, the capital of Iraq's Kurdish autonomy zone.
Former top aid to Saddam Hussein Izzat al-Douri was reportedly killed in Iraq while fighting for Daesh.
More than 2,000 families have fled the Iraqi city of Ramadi after Daesh forces intensified their offensive on the Iraqi city.
Iraqi government forces have managed to take full control of two towns close to the country's largest oil refinery in the northern province of Salahuddin from ISIL (Daesh) militants.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad accused neighboring Turkey of torpedoing a UN plan for a ceasefire with rebels in the second city of Aleppo. He told the Swedish newspaper Expressen that Ankara had used its influence with rebel factions to persuade them to reject the proposals put forward by UN envoy Staffan de Mistura for a ceasefire in the former commercial hub.
A Turkish Airlines flight headed for Basel was forced to return back to Istanbul Friday following a bomb scare, AFP has reported.
Syrian doctors have presented their accounts to the UN of alleged chlorine attacks in Idlib province in Syria.
At least 36 people have been killed because of airstrikes and fighting in conflict-ridden Yemen, according to AFP.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has welcomed help from Iran in the fight against Daesh (ISIS), but has warned the country to respect Baghdad's sovereignty.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has called for an immediate stop to fighting in Yemen and is urging a political solution as the best way to stop to violence.
Saudi Arabia has beheaded an Indonesian female domestic worker, just two days after executing another woman from the Southeast Asian country.
The World Health Organization has sent medical supplies to Yemen which arrived in the country on Thursday.
April 16, 2015
Saudi Arabia has said two Saudi officers responsible for the sexual abuse of two teenage Iranian girls at Jeddah airport would receive the maximum penalty.
Residents and military officials say that al-Qaeda has seized control of one of Yemen's main airports in the south of the country following brief fighting with troops, according to AP.
Iraqi forces have seized control of the western city of Ramadi from Daesh militans.
Heavy fighting has erupted in and around the central city of Taiz, located in central Yemen, Reuters has reported local residents as saying.
Abdul Hadi Arwani, a Syrian-born imam and staunch critic of Assad, was murdered in London last week.
Iraqi officials said Daesh militants beheaded roughly 300 people in Anbar province, many of whom belonged to nomadic tribes,
At a ceremony commemorating the mass killing of Jews during World War II, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu compared Iran to Nazi Germany.
A new round of nuclear talks between major world powers and Iran will take place next week, the European Union has announced.
One policeman was killed an another injured when their armored vehicle was hit by an explosive device in northern Sinai.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published a report claiming the Syrian crisis has killed over 220,000 people.
On Israel's annual Holocaust Memorial Day, sirens and a moment of silence filled the streets as Tel Aviv remembers 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust.
Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh has allegedly requested safe passage out of the country for him and his family.
In continued raids agaist suspected terror cells across the country, Lebanese soldiers arrested five individuals, including two they believe have links to extremist groups.
Boys do homework at a UNHCR's camp for Syrian refugees in south Lebanon.
As ground fighting intensifies and Saudi-led airstrikes rain down on areas across Yemen, the UN warns withering food supplies are leaving some 10 million civilians in need.
This week Israel announced the allowance of Palestinian vehicles to leave the West Bank for the first time in 15 years, a move that follows the release of frozen tax revenues for the Palestinian Authority just days before the election. Could there be more back-channel coordination than meets the eye?
The UN special envoy to Yemen, Jamal Benomar, resigned from his position amid political chaos and instability.
In escalating tension between the rival nations, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made a fresh call for Saudi to 'halt immediately' its air campaign against Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen.
Lebanon's former prime minister, Saad Hariri is set to visit Washington in the latest of a series of trips seeking talks with foreign officials about boosted support and protection for Lebanon amid regional turmoil.
The US said Wednesday it was considering a $57 million sale of missiles to Egypt, the second biggest arms deal this week.
April 15, 2015
Daesh militants have broken into Iraq's Baiji oil refinery, seizing some of its facilities, officials said Wednesday.
A series of bomb attacks around the Baghdad area have killed 11 people and wounded several others Wednesday.
Egypt is set to take part in a major strategic maneuver with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries, a presidential statement said Tuesday.
The wounded are still being evacuated, a spokesman said Wednesday.
Projects focusing on the health and education of refugees will begin by setting up nurseries specialized for children one to five years old.
After a search and rescue operation, the Italian coast guard said Wednesday it has found no survivors from a migrant boat that capsized off Libya's coast.
Ongoing crises throughout the region, extreme violence, and poverty are preventing millions of children from education.
Hundreds of families are being held in villages around Ramadi, after Iraqi forces and armed Shiite militia withdrew from the areas following fierce clashes with Daesh.
Two military students died, and six other civilians were injured in the attack on Wednesday afternoon.
After two weeks of heavy clashes clutched the Palestinian refugee camp, located on the outskirts of Damascus, residents report Daesh militants and their main adversary have largely exited the area, while al-Qaeda affiliate Nusra remains.
US Secretary of State John Kerry met with representatives from the G7 countries to discuss the Iran nuclear deal, which should be finalized in the near future, as well as the crisis in Yemen.
Following a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, US President Barak Obama pledged $200 million in humanitarian aid.
In ongoing clashes, Daesh has seized three villages in Iraq's Anbar province near Ramadi.
Syrian opposition coalition officials said Wednesday the Syrian army was responsible for the dropping of a vacuum bomb in the northern city of Aleppo which left at least 13 people dead, including three children.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on the UN Syria envoy to resume peace talks.
As the Saudi-led coalition enters its third week of airstrikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen, Saudi's ambassador to Lebanon warned Hezbollah to stay out of international dialogue on the escalating crisis following harsh criticism from the Lebanon-based Shiite group.
Author Ramzy Baroud identifies those responsible for the plight of Palestinians living in Syria's Yarmouk refugee camp. Resident of Yarmouk are caught between the Syrian regime and Daesh, making every day a living hell.
The Human Rights Watch claims to have evidence indicating that Assad's forces used toxic chemicals in several barrel bomb attacks on Idlib between March 16 and 31.
Iraqi Yazidis light candles and paraffin torches outside Lalish temple situated in a valley near Dohuk
Iraqi Yazidis light candles and paraffin torches outside Lalish temple situated in a valley near Dohuk.
Israeli forces raided the homes of dozens of Hamas members in Nablus in response to increased activity in the area.
400 people are still missing after a migrant boat with 550 aboard capsized Sunday, while nine bodies have been recovered and 144 survivors counted.
Security sources in Lebanon say a deal may soon be forged between al-Qaeda's Syria affiliate, Nusra Front, and the Lebanese government for release of some 16 Lebanese servicemen whose hostage crisis at the extremist group's hands is now in it's ninth month. Meanwhile, the fate of another nine hostages held by Daesh remains unknown.
Iranian's council for human rights has called on the UN to investigate the alleged sexual abuse of two teenage boys.
Lapses in border security have allowed transnational crime to grow rampant, speakers at the Interpol World Congress said Tuesday.
April 14, 2015
About 400 migrants are feared to have drowned after a boat capzied off the coast of Libya, BBC reported Tuesday.
The UN Security Council on Tuesday adopted a resolution imposing an arms embargo against Houthi rebels.
A prominent leader for al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula was killed in a drone strike allegedly conducted by the US.
Daesh has lost ground to Palestinian fighters in Syria's Yarmouk camp, Palestinian officials and a resident said Tuesday.
A court in Egypt turned down a request for retrial Tuesday by a politician who received a seven-year prison sentence.
The son of a British Labour councilor was caught in Turkey on April 1 along with eight other British citizens, while allegedly trying to illegally enter Syria to join militant groups.
A doctor with the Royal Medical Services and his assistant nurse have discovered a genetic disease undocumented in international medical records.
The vehicles are carrying approximately 100 Palestinian doctors to Jerusalem.
The extremist group made advances into the country's Baiji refinery, some 200 kilometers north of Baghdad, seizing crude oil tanks and killing the complex's commander in charge.
Somali security forces have regained control of a government ministry in the capital from al-Shabaab, a security official said Tuesday.
After Russian President Vladimir Putin lifted a 5-year ban on the project Monday, the head of the Iranian security council said Tuesday his country expects the delivery of the S-300 missile system by the end of this year from Russia.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Prime announced approximately 330 troops will join a New Zealand contingent in training Iraqi military at base north of Baghdad.
Iran will appoint Foreign Minister Marzieh Afkham to a foreign ambassador posting, making her the country's second ever woman to take up the position, and the first since the Iranian Revolution in 1979.
Armed tribesman seized the Balhaf oil plant from an army unit on Tuesday.
In a second round of peace talks, the UN strongly encouraged Libya's rival parties to form a national unity government.
Pakistani labourers fill bags with rice outside a storage centre near Lahore .
Now over two weeks old, the Saudi-led coalition targeted areas across Yemen Tuesday as ground fighting intensified in the war-torn country.
Two separate bombings in the areas around Baghdad killed a total of eleven civilians and injuring 23 others on Tuesday morning.
A year ago today, Boko Haram jihadists stormed a girls boarding school, abducting 275 girls. Some 50 escaped on the night of the attack, but most of them have not been seen since.
While Israel branded Iran as a “messianic and apocalyptic regime," Zakaria argues that it is in fact a rational, but perhaps not reasonable, state.