November 20, 2014
Three French members of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have appeared on a new militant propaganda video calling on Muslims to join them or 'bring terror to the streets of France.'
Human rights group Amnesty International warned of dire consequences if hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees did not get adequate shelter in Turkey.
Nusra Front militants in Syria executed two fighters from the rival opposition faction, the Syrian Revolutionary Front.
Egyptian security forces released human rights activist Maheinour El-Masry after she was detained for several hours.
Israeli troops stormed into the homes of two Palestinian men who were shot dead after attacking a synagogue in Jerusalem, killing five people.
The UN denounced Tuesday's deadly attack in a Jerusalem synagogue, which left five Israelis dead after two Palestinians attacked the site with a meat cleaver and gun.
Saudi officials on Wednesday asked the UN Security Council to blacklist both Shia groups Hezbollah and Yemen's Houthis.
Fans of Saudi Arabia salute before the Gulf Cup Group A football match
Following Tuesday's deadly attack in a Jerusalem synagogue, riots ensued and tensions rose to peak level. What led to these events, however, was violence at the Al Aqsa Mosque and increasing settlement activity across Palestine. Is this Bibi's version of peace?
Peshmerga forces launched a joint operation with the Iraqi army to recapture Diyala and Kirkuk provinces from ISIL militants.
US General John Allen discussed strategies with Turkish officials to combat ISIL militants in Syria and Iraq Wednesday.
Jordan is going to launch a regional initiative to curb terrorists’ increasing use of telecommunications and media technologies.
November 19, 2014
Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communications Mohammad Momani on Wednesday said that the government is closely following up on the dangerous situation in Jerusalem and is calling for restraint from both sides.
Israeli settlers on Wednesday evening attempted to burn down a house in the village of al-Mughayyir east of Ramallah, but were prevented by doing so by local villagers.
Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli forces in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan after riots erupted Wednesday.
Second Frenchman identified as Muslim convert from Paris suburb reported to have been among ISIL militants in beheading video
Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah met Tuesday with Defense Minister Samir Moqbel as the minister holds a series of talks with high-ranking political officials after his return from Tehran late last month.
Pro-government forces and militants in Libya's restive city of Benghazi have agreed on a 12-hour humanitarian ceasefire, the UN mission in Libya says.
Netanyahu characterized as “significant” the demolition earlier in the morning of the home of the terrorist from Silwan responsible for the attack that killed two, including a three-month-old baby, at a Jerusalem light-rail station last month.
France plans to send Mirage fighter jets to Jordan to increase its operations against the ISIL cult.
Israel has censured the Spanish parliament over a symbolic vote, which calls on the Madrid government to recognize Palestine as a sovereign state.
The Islamic State has seized control of the coastal city of Derna on Libya's Mediterranean coast.
At least six people were killed in a car bomb in the capital of Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region.
The Israeli government approved the construction of 78 new settlement units in East Jerusalem Wednesday after the decision was approved by the city's municipality.
Economy Minister Naftali Bennet said Wednesday Israel should launch a military operation in East Jerusalem to root out "terror".
Israel's practice of demolishing houses as a form of punishment is disproportional and only fans the flames of hatred and violence.
Clashes continued into the early hours of Wednesday in the Syrian town of Assal al-Ward, close to the Lebanese border.
Iranian deputy foreign ministers have held talks with US diplomats as negotiations are expected to continue between Tehran and the P5+1 group on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.
Seven civilians and three militants were killed after a mortar shell hit a home in Egypt's volatile Sinai Peninsula, a security source said.
A relative of Abdelrahman Shaludi, displays his portrait inside his family home after it was raised by Israeli authorities in east Jerusalem.
A relative of Abdelrahman Shaludi, displays his portrait inside his family home after it was raised by Israeli authorities in east Jerusalem.
Police stormed Al-Azhar University on Tuesday afternoon after student protesters torched a faculty member's car on the Cairo campus.
The UN warned that ISIL militants have enough weapons to continue fighting for up to two more years, calling it one of the best armed groups in the world.
Israel early Wednesday demolished the home of East Jerusalem car terrorist Abdel Rahman al-Shaludi, who on October 22 killed two people in a hit-and-run attack in Jerusalem.
US President Barack Obama ordered a review of the country's hostage negotiation policy following the beheading of American aid worker Peter Kassig.
Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch said Israel is to ease controls on carrying weapons for self-defense.
The PLO affiliated Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine claimed responsibility for the Jerusalem synagogue attack, which left five Israelis dead.
A 16-year-old Palestinian boy was shot and critically wounded by an Israeli settler during a demonstration near Ramallah.
Spanish lawmakers approved a non-binding resolution to recognize a Palestinian state, following similar moves across Europe.
Indonesia and Jordan will hold an international conference in the Kingdom next year on Islam, civilisation, peace and issues of concern to the Islamic Ummah, according to Indonesian Ambassador to Jordan Teguh Wardoyo.
November 18, 2014
A police officer who was critically wounded in Tuesday morning's terror attack at a synagogue in Jerusalem's Har Nof neighborhood succumbed to his wounds at Hadassah University Medical Center.
Her Majesty Queen Rania on Tuesday said the Arab world needs to reclaim its narrative from extremist groups in the region.
A Palestinian man was stabbed by a group of Israelis in north Jerusalem on Tuesday
Obama urges 'peace' after attack in which three US citizens murdered; Russia condemns attack, calls for both sides to 'stop extremists.'
Spain's parliament will vote Tuesday on a non-binding motion calling on the conservative government to recognize a Palestinian state in coordination with any similar EU move, parliamentary sources told AFP.
Military Prosecutor Judge Saqr Saqr Tuesday issued a decision to release Free Syrian Army commander Abdullah al-Rifai after he had been detained for nine days for allegedly attempting to sneak into Lebanon’s outskirts, according to judicial sources.
Kurdish forces battling the ISIL militants in the northern Syrian city of Kobani have advanced in the heart of the flashpoint city and expelled the terrorists from several buildings.
A horrifying attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem leaves more questions than answers.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemned Tuesday's deadly attack in a Jerusalem synagogue, which killed four Israelis.
Iraqi troops entered the country's biggest oil refinery close to the town of Baiji after five months of clashes with ISIL militants.
Two men who carried out a deadly attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem have been identified by Palestinian authorities.
At least 20 people were killed and 65 injured in a helicopter attack by regime forces in Aleppo’s Al Bab province.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu strongly condemned an attack in a Jerusalem synagogue, which left four people dead.
Finalists of the 2014 World Muslimah Awards (L-R) Ainur Nelissa of Malaysia
Syrian state media confirmed the brutal execution of 18 military personnel by ISIL jihadists following the release of a propaganda video by the group.
Egyptian university students have held fresh protests, slamming unabated security crackdown by the government forces.
Terrorist attacks soared in 2013 across Middle East nations including Lebanon, Iraq and Syria, according to a new study by the UK-based Institute for Economics and Peace.
The European Union is considering economic sanctions against Israel if it continues to oppose a two-state solution with Palestine.
At least four Israelis were killed early Tuesday in a "terror attack" after worshipers were set upon by two Palestinians who were eventually killed by police.
A senior Obama official called a deal on Iran's nuclear program "difficult but possible" as the November 24 deadline approaches.
The Red Cross on Monday said displaced Syrians would be facing a harsh winter and were in desperate need of humanitarian assistance.
Jordan's security court on Monday started the proceedings for a trial involving a Jordanian citizen who is suspected of having attempted to sneak into Israel to blow himself up, AFP reported.
November 17, 2014
U.S. Secretary of State says claims and counter claims by Syria's president and ISIL have made each other stronger.
European Council condemns settlement constructions in East Jerusalem and calls for respect of Holy Sites.
A medical expert told Ma'an that a Palestinian who was found hanged on a bus near Jerusalem earlier Monday died by "hanging and strangulation," and that preliminary tests suggest he was the victim of "an organized murder."
Syrian activists claim Peter Kassig died in bombing raid days before Jihadi John paraded his severed head
Despite recognizing 'state of Palestine,' Swedish foreign minister says her country will continue to liaise with PA via Jerusalem consulate.
An unnamed woman, the last American citizen held hostage by the ISIL terrorist group, might be the next victim of the Takfiris’ unmerciful murders, according to a report.
The Qatari executive committee for the rehabilitation of Gaza announced Monday that they have begun to transfer raw construction materials to the Hamas-controlled territory via Israel's Kerem Shalom crossing.
Federica Mogherini chairs first meeting of EU foreign ministers since taking place of Catherine Ashton; says ministers will focus on what can be done to relaunch peace process and EU’s role.
Akdogan clarified doubts about Turkey’s policy about the terror group and other vital issues.
Palestinian resistance faction Hamas condemned Monday what it described as the "execution" of a Palestinian drivers who had been found hanging in an Israeli bus and called for escalating resistance in Jerusalem and the West Bank.
France confirms likelihood of a French citizen appearing in Sunday's ISIS' beheading video, hours after British citizen identifies son in same video.
Iraqi Kurdish President Masoud Barzani's chief of staff said Sunday international numbers drastically underestimate the number of ISIL fighters in Syria and Iraq, which he believes has reached 200,000.
ISIL has announced an extension of four hours their ultimatum to the Lebanese government to revoke death sentences for Islamists or expect the execution of seven Lebanese captives.
A group of "veiled females" linked to ISIL are allegedly recruiting girls to adopt extremist ideologies in northern Lebanon.
Egypt's foreign ministry released a statement Monday condemning the killing of American aid worker Peter Kassig by ISIL militants.
The move comes after growing international criticism of the system that allows employers to keep workers from leaving their jobs.
ISIL threatened Monday morning to execute the Lebanese servicemen it is holding captive along the northeastern border of Lebanon if the government doesn't revoke sentences handed down to Islamist Prisoners in Roumieh Prison.
Clashes broke out in several neighborhoods of East Jerusalem overnight after a Palestinian driver was found hanged late Sunday.
Egypt's Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab met with Egypt's political group, Independence Current, as part of a series of sessions with political groups in preparation for the upcoming parliamentary election.
Libya's recently-elected parliament based in Tobruk has declared the eastern city of Benghazi a "disaster area," citing a wave of "acts of terror" that had gripped the flashpoint city for months.
The UAE's prime minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, voiced support for Palestine following ongoing violence at the Al Aqsa Mosque.
ISIL extremists beheaded 18 Syrian hostages along with American aid worker Peter Kassig in a propaganda video Sunday.
A Palestinian bus driver was abducted and hanged by Israeli settlers in East Jerusalem, according to local sources.
Sweden officially recognized the Palestinian state on Thursday becoming the first major European country to do so. Ambassador Rietz shares her thoughts.
President Barack Obama on Sunday confirmed the death of American hostage Peter Kassig, saying the aid worker was killed "in an act of pure evil" by Islamic State militants.
November 16, 2014
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain on Sunday agreed to return their ambassadors to Qatar
The investigation committee of the UN Human Rights Council has listened to testimonies of victims’ families and civil society organizations, the representative of Palestine to the HRC said Saturday.
Ten supporters of Pakistani opposition leader, Imran Khan, were injured in a gun attack Sunday during an anti-government rally.
A meeting of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) leaders is being held on Sunday in the Saudi capital Riyadh, ahead of the GCC’s annual summit due to take place in Doha next month, a senior Kuwaiti source told Asharq Al-Awsat.
Jewish man stabbed in back in suspected Jerusalem terrorist attack
Jihadi John, the Briton who beheaded two British and two American hostages held by Islamic State terrorists, has been injured in a US-led air strike, according to reports received by the Foreign Office.
Four people, out of the 40 kidnapped in the western Iraqi province of Anbar on Saturday by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militants, have been killed, said a local official on Sunday.
Israel will not stop building in any Jewish neighborhoods of Jerusalem, said Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman in response to continued international criticism of such activity over the pre-1967 lines in Israel’s capital.
Columbia's foreign minister Maria Angela Holguin was banned from entering the West Bank by Israeli authorities.
ISIL militants kidnapped up to 40 truck drivers and businessmen on a highway between Iraq's Anbar province and Salahuddin, according to local sources.
The Russian ship was seized and taken to the northern entrance of the Suez Canal.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu believes withdrawing from the West Bank would hurt Israel.
Kassig, who had converted to Islam, is thought to be the fifth Western hostage murdered in ISIL's brutal media campaign.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly set to meet Jordan’s King Abdullah II over the next two days for further discussions on tensions surrounding al Aqsa mosque.