On Wednesday, Russian cargo planes dropped tons of food aid to the besieged Syrian town of Deir Ezzor
Palestinian human rights organizations file more evidence of Israeli war crimes with the ICC.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev claims that if there is no peaceful negotiations on Syria, the only alternative is a world war.
An Isreali man has been detained after threatening the life of Palestinian MK member Ayman Odeh.
An ultra-orthodox Israeli soldier gets a seven-month prison term for abuse of Palestinian detainees.
A prison raid in Ramallah involved Israeli forces assaulting three minors.
EU Parliament President Martin Schulz has ruled out a military intervention in Libya, citing security concerns for Tunisia.
US wants a Syrian cease-fire now, claiming waiting for a Russian March 1 deadline will damage opposition forces beyond repair.
A military spokesman indicated that the decision would take effect within two months.
Ships already stationed in the Mediterranean will be redirected 'without delay' to monitor smuggling routes.
Meanwhile, Iran-backed Houthi rebels made advances toward Sanaa.
After multiple tunnel collapses this week, Egyptian forces destroyed a major one linking North Sinai and the Gaza Strip.
In the latest video release from Daesh, a four-year-old boy is seen blowing up a car containing four men accused of spying.
A teacher opened fire at the Saudi Ministry of Education.
The Lebanese army conducted a sweep for terrorist activity and drug smuggling.
The Egyptian Doctor Syndicate rallied around doctors attacked and abused by police officers.
The assailants hurled Molotov cocktails and opened fire on their editorial headquarters using long-range rifles.
A split in the Qassam Brigades emerged after the group executed Mahmoud Rashid Eshtaiwi.
German and Turkish leaders requested support from NATO in the form of surveillance on the Syrian border and in the Aegean Sea.
Two railway cars overturned as the train hit a cement wall trying to avoid an oncoming train.
Spain and New Zealand said that while the council has tried to keep the humanitarian and the political situations separate, the two are interconnected.
On February 11, 1979, the 22nd of the month of Bahman on the solar calendar year of 1357, the monarchy of the Pahlavi regime in Iran was overthrown after months of public unrest and protest.
“The northern border of the Kingdom is tight and safe, and our Arab Army and security bodies are capable of protecting it," Abdullah said.
UNICEF which has again raised the alarm about what many are calling the world’s forgotten war.
As the American president prepares his exit from the White House, it is fair to ask whether he will let the complete destruction of Syria become a reality.
The recent appointments, announced on Twitter, represent the largest ministerial shake-up in UAE history.
Minnigh Air Base was the lat remaining militant-held base in the Syrian region of Aleppo.
TTurkish premier Ahmet Davutoglu dismissed as hypocritical EU criticisms of Turkey's continued border closure.
February 10, 2016
Egyptian investigators have tracked the last movements and calls made by Italian national and Cambridge PhD student Giulio Regeni.
Anas al-Fekky had been referred by prosecutors to court on accusations of "illegally obtaining" around $4.3 million.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claims at least 500 people have been killed in Aleppo, since the start of an offensive in early February.
Tear gas, rubber bullets, and live fire were all used during clashes in al-Arrub refugee camp.
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan was enraged after a US delegation met with PYD fighters in Kobani.
A bill proposed to allow 90 MKs to vote out a colleague in Israel turned into row that accomplished nothing.
Reports indicated that Mossad is using Moroccan agents to gather information - through seduction.
Turkish soldiers and police clashed with PKK militants in two separate incidents.
A small group of Palestinians blocked the entrance to the UNRWA offices in Beirut protesting what they say is a death sentence in aid cuts.
Jordan is taking steps to fight human trafficking and the sex trade of Syrian girls.
Ahrar Al-Sham sends Grad missiles to funeral of Assad's mother.
Four protesters have been handed ten-year sentences for "an attack on police forces."
Several aid workers were injured in the attack, with three reportedly in critical condition.
A Syrian group was caught trying to carry explosives and suicide belts into southeastern Turkey on Wednesday.
Nahhalin is sealed off, and food suppliers and humanitarian cases cannot enter or exit the village.
Saudi is distributing food baskets throughout Taiz.
Judge refuses plea bargain and gives former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert additional month in prison for secret tapes saga.
On Tuesday, six Saudi soldiers were killed in retaliatory rocket attacks in southern Saudi Arabia.
Tunisia is increasing military and security patrols at the Libyan border.
Nigeria arrested multiple militants and is tightening security against people leaving to train in Libya.
Eleven groups issued a statement against the ongoing exclusion of women from major judicial bodies in Egypt.
February 9, 2016
Russian airstrikes hit civilian targets in the Idlib province.
Reports of 44,000 political prisoners in Egypt are a 'lie' according to Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.
Afghan forces are moving in on the hotly-contested Sangin district.
Palestinian lawmakers vow to appeal their suspension as punishment for visiting victims' families.
As Russian airstrikes increase, civilians are fleeing Aleppo in massive numbers.
Israel has responded to UN criticism of illegal occupation-related crimes by accusing the organisation of promoting 'terror'. The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon stands by his statements.
A Palestinian man has succumbed to the H1N1 virus after being treated in an Israeli hospital.
Israeli occupation forces bulldozed over 10 homes east of Nablus in the West Bank.
Cluster bombs have killed dozens of civilians in 2016 alone.
Brigadier General Ahmed Asiri announced Saudi Arabia is prepared for land war in Syria to tackle Daesh as part of the international coalition against the organisation.
The Middle East region is Zika-free according to the WHO, but the presence of mosquitoes in the region still makes the virus a possibility.
Iraqi forces and their allies were able to retake the last remaining Daesh strongholds surrounding Ramadi.
A car bomb attack exploded in Damascus, killing at least eight and injuring others, according to initial reports.
Saudi airstrikes targeting several areas across Yemen have killed at least five. Yemeni ballistics struck an airport in Saudi Arabia.
Palestinian Authority find a nursery full of marijuana plants in Nablus.
The two girls were detained in separate incidents, one in Jerusalem and the other near the West Bank City of Hebron.
Al Qaeda fighters clashed with Yemeni forces loyal to the embattled president Hadi as they attempted to recapture parts of Aden city.
King Abdullah and President Obama will tackle efforts to combat extremism across the Middle East.
The US responds to Turkish concerns over support to the PYD which is linked to the PKK, saying the US will continue to support any moderate groups fighting Daesh.
The bill was previously described as marking the return to a 'climate of hate'.
“These accusations are totally unacceptable, and this is not Egyptian security policy at all," Egypt’s Interior Minister said.
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"Our first goal is to host these refugees outside of Turkey.”
The scathing report details widespread incidents of torture, murder, and even sexual abuse.
Egyptian parliamentarian Serry Siam had complained about being marginalized during recent sessions.
February 8, 2016
The death comes along a string of tunnel collapses and flooding along the Strip.
According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, some of the barrel bombs contained toxic gas.
The results also confirmed that Regeni was not subject to any type of sexual abuse or assaults.
German Chancellor Merkel and Prime Minister of Turkey Davutoglu
The army chief officials discussed several issues including the fight against extremism in the region
Some 4,500 soldiers are expected to arrive at a military base near Makhmur, 70 km southeast of Mosul.
An Afghan National Army official said the helicopter made an emergency landing due to technical issues.
Erdogan expressed anger at US support for Syrian Kurds and called on Washington to choose between Turkey and the PKK.
Monday's session was adjourned until March 2 due to a lack of quorum.
Merkel travelled to Turkey to meet the Prime Minister and the President concerning cooperation over the influx of refugees into Turkey and Europe.
The Syrian regime tightens its grip around rebel held Fallujah and Aleppo preparing for a costly and possibly lengthy siege.
The capsizing of two boats in two separate incidents off the Turkish coast have cost 33 migrant lives.
The Iraqi Interior Ministry's spokesman said the "wall" would include an increased number of checkpoints around Baghdad.
A string of attacks in Iraq yesterday left ten dead.
A Scud missile fired from Yemen missed its target after being intercepted by Saudi air defenses.
Israeli forces carried out overnight raids in Tulkarem on Monday, detaining at least 18 Palestinians.
A bomb attack on a army minibus in Balkh killed three soldiers and injured another 18.
As part of a drive to foster more support for humantarian efforts for the Syrian crisis, King Abdullah invited the German President of the Bundestag to the Royal Court in Jordan.
How does the Italian PhD student's death parallel the ongoing struggles in Egypt?
Cut, stabbed, burned and his neck broken, a new autopsy reveals the tortuous last moments of Italian student Giulio Regeni.
The ICRC in Gaza closed on Sunday after Palestinian activists demonstrating outside turned violent.
Prime Minister Trudeau wants a more holistic approach to the conflict with Daesh which means pulling its warplanes out of the US-led coalition.
Spain arrested people suspected of smuggling weapons under the guise of humanitarian aid.
On Saturday, in opposition to Israel's settlement policies, the EU called on Israel to halt the demolition of Palestinian homes.
Saudi Arabia also plans to open an embassy in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, following a 25-year hiatus.
Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov responded to a statement from NATO which said that Russia’s military campaign in Syria was “undermining the efforts to find a political solution to the conflict.”