September 14, 2014
An Egyptian police offensive in Suez governorate resulted in the death of seven members of Ansar Beit al-Maqdis militant group.
British Prime Minister David Cameron released a statement condemning the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, as an “act of pure evil”.
Egyptian Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat called on Interpol to arrest fleeing members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood who are living in Qatar or Turkey.
Hezbollah called for unifying Lebanese politics as one to stand against terrorism.
Up to 930 French citizens are believed to have ties to the Islamic State according to the French Interior Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve.
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said the international coalition needs to combat all terrorist groups, not only IS, during a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
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Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott confirmed that 600 soldiers would be sent to Iraq via the UAE to fight Islamic State militants alongside the U.S.-led coalition.
Israeli forces fired on Palestinian fishermen off Gaza City's coast early Sunday, according to the Union of Gaza Fishermen.
Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry says the kingdom plans to reopen its embassy in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad once the situation improves in Iraq.
Several opposition groups in Jordan have warned the government against participating in a US-led international coalition aimed at defeating the ISIL Takfiri militants.
Top US diplomat stresses that Egypt is a key partner in fighting Islamist militancy in the region.
A police convoy escorts French citizen Mehdi Nemmouche to the Brussels Court in the Justice Palace in Brussels
A police convoy escorts French citizen Mehdi Nemmouche to the Brussels Court in the Justice Palace in Brussels, on September 12, 2014.
Israeli suspicions that Hamas terrorists were operating near schools run by the UN Relief and Works Agency did not justify the attacks against such facilities during this summer’s Gaza war, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said on Thursday.
Islamic State militants destroyed dozens of Sufi shrines in Syria’s eastern province of Deir al-Zour, according to a British-based human rights group.
The Jordan Armed Forces (JAF) have strengthened their presence along the Iraqi border on Sunday as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) reportedly inched towards Jordanian territory.
IS released a video showing the alleged beheading of captured aid worker David Haines. British Prime Minister David Cameron described the murder as "pure evil".
Oman announced Saturday its plans for involvement in the U.S. led campaign against the Islamic State.
September 13, 2014
A security source in Arsal said a Lebanese man was taken by gunmen in the Arsal Saturday morning, continuing a long string of violent attacks in the embattled border town.
Several Egyptian journalists launched a hunger strike Saturday in protest of the country's new protest law, which bans protests from occurring without prior police authorization.
Days after U.S. President Obama unveiled a plan to battle IS that consisted of the U.S. arming moderate Syrian rebels, several groups of presumably moderate opposition groups have reportedly signed a non-aggression truce with militants from the Islamic State in a Damascus suburb.
Palestinian President Mahmoud reportedly blocked at attempt at prosecution in the International Criminal Court for Israeli war crimes committed during the Gaza siege that began in July.
Amid comments by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that Iran's support of the Assad regime made its involvement in the anti-IS alliance inappropriate, Lebanon's Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said a global alliance against the group must work with all countries, including Iran.
Syrian troops captured the central town of Helfaya Friday after clashes. The Hama-province town is a key location for the regime because of large number of Christian and Alawite communities living in the area, many of whom have started to fear an insurgency from Sunni extremist fighters among the rebels.
Amid international media accusations, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas denies plotting a Palestinian state in the the Sinai Peninsula with Egyptian President Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi.
A young Filipino Muslim flashes the peace sign in support of the passage of a law
September 12, 2014
U.S. ambassador David Hale said Friday the U.S. would provide weapons and other equipment needed to help fend off threats Islamic State insurgency in Lebanon.
During a meeting with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Thursday in Jeddah, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry found support among more than 10 Arab nations for the U.S.-led campaign against the IS.
The Qatari government said Thursday it played a role in negotiating the release 45 Un peacekeepers held hostage by Syrian Islamist group Nusra Front for the last two weeks.
Palestinian photographer Osama Silwadi poses for a picture in the West Bank
Syriac leaders met with Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea hoping to secure a save haven in Lebanon for Iraqi Christians fleeing the Islamic State.
After Uk Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said earlier this week the UK would not participate in U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria, British Prime Minister David Cameron is urging MPs to reconsider.
Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai said Thursday U.S. President Barack Obama would help shield Lebanon from regional turmoil.
U.S. allies like Britain and Germany have expressed opposition to join America's planned military campaign against Islamic State militants in Syria.
September 11, 2014
Islamic State militants have kidnapped 20 people from a town in Kirkuk.
The Turkish government said Thursday that it will not allow a U.S.-led coalition to use its air bases to launch attacks on Islamic State militants in Iraq.
Militants have killed five soldiers in Benghazi as fighting continues across multiple Libyan cities.
The French government announced Wednesday that it is prepared to join a U.S.-led coalition to launch air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq.
At least four Hezbollah fighters were killed overnight Wednesday during clashes with jihadists on the outskirts of a Lebanese border village in the Bekaa Valley, security sources told The Daily Star Thursday.
Yemen’s revolutionaries reject as baseless a government claim that the two sides have reached an agreement to end the political crisis in the country.
U.S. President Barack Obarma is not determined to crush ISIS terrorists, Hezbollah deputy leader Sheikh Naim Qassem said.
The Nusra Front previously released a video appearing to show the 45 Fijian troops in good condition, at points smiling; Al Jazeera reports they have been released.
Australia considers joining US-led airstrikes in Iraq to prevent the advance of the ISIL Takfiri terrorists, according to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Israel violated the laws of war in the Gaza Strip during its recent offensive against the Palestinian enclave.
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Kuwaiti women take a picture as the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem says fighting terrorism should be an international priority.
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American officials say Saudi Arabia has agreed to a request from the US administration to provide bases to train foreign-backed militants fighting against the Syrian government.
A new video from the Islamic State has emerged showing the apparent massacre of Bashar al-Assad's 93rd brigade in Raqqa from August.
September 10, 2014
The UN's newly appointed Syria envoy is expected to meet with Syrian officials along with Bashar al-Assad in Damascus.
A series of bomb blasts across Baghdad killed at least 19 people and injured dozens others, security officials confirmed. The bombings happened while U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Iraq.
Another English accent was identified in the Islamic State murder video of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff, according to an audio expert.
Israeli forces detained six people from across the West Bank overnight Tuesday according to an army spokeswoman and local popular committee sources.
At least 14 women and children were killed and 13 others injured by an American air strike in Afghanistan's northeastern province of Kunar.
Thousands of Palestinian prisoners went on hunger strike in protest to a "mysterious" death of a fellow inmate in an Israeli hospital.
Libya's army, lead by rogue General Haftar, called on Islamist militias to disarm, ahead of a renewed assault on the eastern city of Benghazi.
Providing weapons to Lebanon has been prioritized and delivery should be imminent, the French Ministry said.
Anti-government protests in Yemen continued Wednesday across the country a day after security forces opened fire on demonstrators.
Israeli forces shot and killed a 22-year-old Palestinian man in the al-Amari refugee camp Wednesday, close to Ramallah.
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman says Hamas is getting stronger and enjoying majority support among the Palestinian public with repeated bouts of Tel Aviv’s military conflict.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Baghdad Wednesday to hold talks with Iraq's new prime minister.
The Turkish government has yet again made moves to censor the internet.
Saudi Arabia has called a conference on counter-terrorism Thursday in Jeddah.
An IDF unit sent to arrest a Hamas member in Ramallah encountered violent disturbances when approximately 50 Palestinians hurled rocks, firebombs, and burning tires, the army said.
US pop star Lady Gaga arrives at Dubai International airport on September 8, 2014, on her fourth world tour as ArtRave
US pop star Lady Gaga arrives at Dubai International airport on September 8, 2014, on her fourth world tour as ArtRave
Egyptians held multiple protests across the country to voice their displeasure over Egypt's economy.
The United States is reluctantly but decisively becoming engaged in the civil wars in Iraq and Syria as it seeks to combat Isis, which calls itself Islamic State.
Libya's parliament, escaping from the militant-occupied capital of Tripoli, has taken refuge abroad a Greek car ferry in Tobruk harbor.
Idlib bombing kills 45 high-ranking militants in Syria
September 9, 2014
A Palestinian detainee died in an Israeli hospital on Tuesday, a Palestinian official said.
The Palestinian envoy to Egypt says Arab League (AL) member states have supported the Palestinian appeal to the United Nations (UN) to recognize Palestine as an independent state.
Saudis deny rumors that would allow direct flights from Israel for Haj
Abbas wants UN to replace US as leading negotiator in peace talks, aide says.
Israeli forces arrested four fishermen off the coast of Gaza Tuesday for allegedly being outside the "permitted fishing zone".
Iran's security forces allegedly arrested three people under suspicion of attempting to cross into Iraq to join the Islamic State.
Two Yemeni Houthi members have allegedly been killed while trying to storm a government building in Sanaa Tuesday.
Two Palestinian minors were arrested by Israeli forces while they were playing outside their house in the central West Bank.
A Palestinian man has died in Gaza from injuries obtained from Israel's assault in the Strip. The 22-year-old was critically wounded after Israeli forces shelled his neighborhood.
Syrians, who are fleeing the violence some from the cities of Idlib or Aleppo
Iraq's parliament officially named Haider al-Abadi as the country's new prime minister and approved the majority of his cabinet.
The EU foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, was hopeful about making progress in talks with Iran over Tehran's nuclear energy program.
The Arab League backed Lebanon in the country's ongoing battle with rising terrorism, emphasizing the need to support the army against ISIS and Nusra Front.
Security sources in Lebanon's tense Bekaa Valley denied that there is any linkage between recent kidnappings and IS militants beheading two soldiers.
His Royal Highness Prince Hassan of Jordan met Pope Francis late last week and called for the establishment of a new worldwide humanitarian order.
Anti-terror police are set to arrest up to 12 British associates of Islamic State executioner Jihadi John, it has been reported.
September 8, 2014
Seven activists, sentenced in absentia to 15 years in prison, have started a hunger strike in the premises of a state-appointed rights watchdog.
Five women, of whom four Saudis and one Yemeni, are set to be tried by a specialized criminal court for terror-related activities.
A French journalist held hostage in Aleppo has alleged that one of his captors was a Frenchman suspected of an attack on a Jewish museum in Brussels.
Syrian refugees in a southern village in Lebanon have been given 48 hours to leave.
Islamic State militants attacked a town north of Baghdad Monday.
Father of 16-year-old says boy was shot in the head by sponge bullet during riot, police claim teen was shot in leg, fell on head while attempting to flee.
The family of a Lebanese soldier who was beheaded by Islamic State extremists appealed for calm in the town of Ansar Sunday, following sectarian violence after his killing.
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The Lebanese government is in touch with Hezbollah to ease tensions after the beheading of a second Lebanese solider at the hands of the Islamic State.
Israel's foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, said it would be unlikely for Tel Aviv to reach its goal of disarming Hamas, despite launching a high-scale assault in July.
Tunisia's Ennahda movement has decided not to take part in the country's upcoming presidential elections.
Lebanese couples attending a mass wedding pose for a picture in the Roman ruins of Baalkek in eastern Lebanon's Bekaa
Lebanese couples attending a mass wedding pose for a picture in the Roman ruins