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.
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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.”
February 7, 2016
Egypt’s Health Minister Ahmed Emad Eddine said his country plans to end female circumcision by 2030
According to Israeli minister, Egyptian authorities flooded the tunnels between Gaza and Egypt at the request of the Tel Aviv regime. The two countries launched a campaign to destroy the tunnels and security cooperation is reportedly "at its best".
A documented 782 violations against journalists in Egypt have been carried out in the past year according to annual report published by Egypt's Press Syndicate.
A legal consultant admits he raped woman in Dubai.
Thousands of asylum seekers and migrants have lost their lives crossing by sea from Turkey to Greece aboard small inflatable boats like the ones seized.
The investigations are a response to allegations of abuse of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Muhammad al-Qiq instead demanded an immediate release.
Airstrikes dropped by an unidentified warplane killed at least four people including a woman and her child.
The Afghan government announced plans to hold talks with the Taliban this month.
The United Arab Emirates is ready to send ground troops to Syria in a US-led coalition, official says.
Delegations from Palestine's rival political groups will meet in the Qatari capital on Sunday to discuss a reconciliation agreement.
Social media sources confirm reports of an earthquake felt near Petra.
Former interior minister Habib al-Adly and a dozen other officials have been banned by Egypt from travelling after facing "abuse of office" charges.
An Iraqi girl from an impoverished family searches through garbage for recyclable items at a waste dump on the outskirts of the shrine city of Najaf,
An Iraqi girl from an impoverished family searches through garbage for recyclable items at a waste dump on the outskirts of the shrine city of Najaf. (AFP/file)
Israel is planning to build a new "prayer plaza" at Jerusalem's Western Wall. Jordan has condemned the plan, saying that it would violate the site’s Islamic heritage.
The suspect has been identified as Sudanese national Kamil Hassan. Hassan allegedly stabbed an Israeli soldier at a bus station.
This week was full of omens that Syria in its already fractured and suffering condition should look forward to more misery.
According to Iraqi media, Shobaib Abu Majd al-Kanani, a Saudi-born commander, was killed along with eight other Daesh commanders in an airstrike.
An airstrike hit Dema, Libya and killed three.
As thousands of Syrian refugees flock to Turkish borders fleeing the regime and its back up of Russian airstrikes, Turkey has no plans of letting them in.
Arson suspect in the Burning of a tent that was used as a synagogue dedicated to three Israeli teens.
Three vaccination workers have been found dead after being kidnapped two weeks ago.
Tunisia has finished building a 250km barrier on the Libyan border.
A Saudi father has asked his two sons listed as suspects in the attack on the Special Emergency Forces Mosque to surrender to authorities.
Suspect shot and apprehended after stabbing of Israeli soldier in Ashkelon
The Lebanese army is tightening its watch on the border town after multiple clashes.
Bahrain is singling out female activists with more arrests and harsher sentences.
Syrian government forces have tightened the siege on two rebel-held suburbs of Damascus by capturing land between the two and choking off their supply route.
Al Qaeda militants overran police headquarters in Zinjibar, southern Yemen.
February 6, 2016
The UN Secretary General affirmed Daesh is an unprecedented threat due to its expanding network of alliances and its capacity to generate wealth.
Following the lift of sanctions against Iran and the signing of a landmark nuclear agreement, the EU official announced plans to visit Tehran in the near future.
The mother of six is reported to have died according to MTV Lebanon; however, official sources have yet to verify the news.
The Egyptian military claimed it killed ten militants in Sinai and arrested six after carrying out raids in the area.
The fourth round of peace talks are scheduled to begin Feb. 23 in Kabul.
Around 25,000 people were expected to take to the streets both in support of and against Muslims and migration in Europe.
Renewed attacks from Russian and Syrian regime forces has forced the displacement of thousands of Turkmens, many of which are fleeing to Turkey.
Nearly 170 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces or settlers since October.
A bomb killed at least nine people and wounded 40 others as it targeted a paramilitary vehicle in Quetta.
The human rights watchdog called for the release of 17 year old teen held by Israel without charge or trial. The teen is one of two minors currently in administrative detention.
"Until now, 17 people died, among them 14 foreign nationals, the majority from the Philippines," a spokesman said.
Syrian civilians are fleeing Aleppo province as the Syrian army and its allies continue their offensive in the region.
February 5, 2016
Former Muslims shared their responses to the US secretary of state calling Daesh apostates, and unsurprisingly they were not very happy being tarred with the same brush.
Hezbollah commander Haidar Fariz Merhi was killed alongside Syrian army
Fourteen-year-old Haitham Ismail al-Baw was shot and killed by Israeli forces after allegedly throwing a petrol bomb.
Merkel’s unexpected visit comes amid growing worries in Ankara over a new refugee influx from Syria.
The body of Italian national Giulio Regeni, discovered Thursday, showed signs of torture.
General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim made the comments in his monthly column.
The Jenin-district village of Qabatiya has been sealed by Israeli forces since late Wednesday.
Russian airstrikes in Syria are "undermining the efforts to find a political solution to the conflict," Stoltenberg said.