July 27, 2015
Security forces have rounded up 30 members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, bringing the total number of group members to 119.
Hezbollah and the Syrian army tightened the screws on militants holed up in the center of the embattled border town of Zabadani over the weekend.
Syrian government troops and Kurdish forces advanced Sunday against Daesh fighters in the northeastern city of Hasakah.
Two IDF officers are under investigation for their roles in shelling a UN school in Gaza where some 20 Palestinians were killed during the war last year.
Fighters from the Kurdish People's Protection Unit (YPG) accused Turkish forces of targeting their positions instead of Daesh in Syria.
Residents and Saudi media said Yemen's Houthi rebels have continued clashes in the north and south despite the ceasefire agreement.
Masoud Barzani called for peace between the Turkish government and the PKK, urging both sides to go back to the negotiating table.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the YPG took over Daesh-held Sarrin, a strategic town near Kobani.
A gunfight during a wedding ceremony in Afghanistan's Baghlan province left 21 people dead and ten others wounded.
Prosecutors ordered the detention of the 20-year-old captain on Monday after the man turned himself in.
Jordanian Border Guards arrested three infiltrators who were attempting to cross into Syrian territories from the kingdom.
Turkish police Monday arrested 15 people believed to be affiliated with Daesh in the country's capital, Ankara.
Jordanian authorities condemned Israeli forces for raiding the Al-Asqa Mosque after Jewish right-wing settlers were allowed to enter the compound.
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NATO ambassadors are due to meet Tuesday in Turkey to discuss Ankara's military operation against Daesh and PKK targets.
Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian teen after raiding the Qalandia refugee camp Monday near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.
The US released a statement over the weekend condemning the Kurdish group and supporting its NATO ally.
Turkish fighter jets hit Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) positions Sunday in northern Iraq, security sources confirmed.
Another five-day humanitarian truce went into effect early on Monday.
Israeli soldiers injured 19 Palestinian mosque guards during clashes in the Al-Aqsa Mosque after right-wing settlers stormed the compound.
Interior Minister Silvan Shalom held talks with senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat in Amman in recent days.
Iran offered Iraq an 'open check' to help them battle Daesh, the Iraqi Ambassador has been reported as saying.
July 26, 2015
Protesters in Turkey have held fresh rallies in the two major cities of Istanbul and Ankara, venting their anger at the government for its bombing campaign against Daesh positions in Syria and those of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Iraq.
Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Jordan on Sunday staged protests against the decision of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) to cut its services to the Palestinian population.
A woman was killed and two children were injured when their house in North Sinai was hit by a shell from an unknown source on Sunday.
Forces loyal to exiled president Abed Rabbou Mansour Hadi advanced on retreating rebels in the northern outskirts of Aden Sunday ahead of a humanitarian truce declared by the Saudi-led coalition.
In his first public address in a year, embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday reiterated his commitment to winning the country’s bloody civil war.
A cargo ship collided with a party boat in the Nile on Wednesday, killing 36 people.
A rocket fired from opposition positions in Syria targeted a government-held area in Aleppo killed five children, including four brothers.
The curfew was applied in October 2014 and has been renewed several times.
Saudi warplanes carried out airstrikes against Houthi targets in Sanaa, killing at least 120 people despite declaring a five-day ceasefire.
An employee of the US Embassy was shot dead in his home Sunday morning.
Yemeni forces allied with Saudi Arabia claimed it captured the senior commander on its Twitter account Saturday.
British Prime Minister David Cameron warned of the growing Daesh threat in Libya and said the UK could consider military intervention in the country.
A picture taken witn an underwater camera shows Egypt's divers Maha Abdelsalam Gouda and Mohab Elkordy competing in the 10m platform synchronised mixed final diving event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan
A picture taken with an underwater camera shows Egypt's divers Maha Abdelsalam Gouda and Mohab Elkordy competing in the 10m platform synchronised mixed final diving event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan. (AFP/Francois Xavier Marit)
A total of 371 suspects have been detained across Turkey in a nationwide crackdown against the PKK.
An Australian citizen was charged with terrorism offenses for reportedly joining Daesh while volunteering as a nurse in Syria.
A roadside bomb in Egypt's volatile North Sinai injured 18 soldiers Sunday, security officials said.
Israeli police on Sunday entered al-Aqsa Mosque to detain Palestinian suspects after a riot.
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Self-styled executioner Mohammed Emwazi also known as "Jihadi John" reportedly fled Daesh territory in Syria, according to a British tabloid newspaper.
Thirteen people were killed after two militants detonated explosives at a crowded swimming pool in Iraq's Salahuddin province.
Two Turkish soldiers were killed and four injured after a car bomb targeted their convoy in a Kurdish area.
Daesh militants abducted some 180 children in the group's stronghold of Mosul in Iraq, a Kurdish official said.
Neo-Nazis in the German city of Dresden staged a violent protest against hundreds of asylum seekers arriving to a tent area in buses.
Turkey told the United Nations on Friday that it had started conducting air strikes on Daesh militant group in exercise of its rights of self-defense as defined by the Article 51 of the U.N. Charter, which allows countries to engage in self-defense against an armed attack.
July 25, 2015
Tunisia’s parliament has approved a new anti-terrorism law in a bid to counter a growing wave of terrorism in the African country, which saw two fatal terror attacks claimed by Daesh earlier this year.
A Saturday statement said that the humanitarian ceasefire will take effect from Sunday evening at 11:59 pm Yemen’s local time and will last for five days.
At least 45 civilians, including a number of women and children, were killed on Friday when the Syrian regime attacked opposition-held positions across the war-torn country, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights.
A Fatah official in the southern Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh in Lebanon was assassinated Saturday by unidentified gunmen.
Turkish authorities on Saturday banned a Kurdish-organized “peace march” against Daesh scheduled to take place in Istanbul this weekend, citing security risks and traffic congestion as the reasons.
The driver of the Nile boat is the only one to blame for the collision that caused the death of 33 people, an Egyptian official said on Friday.
The United Nations removed the Palestinian Yarmouk refugee camp from a list of besieged areas in Syria despite not having direct access to the camp for five months.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu against attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities following the conclusion of nuclear negotiations.
Turkish fighter jets have conducted airstrikes on terrorist groups Daesh in Syria and the PKK in Iraq.
Two main Syrian opposition groups have agreed on a political roadmap to end the ongoing civil war in Syria.
An agreement reached between Turkey and the United States on what they call cooperation against Daesh includes establishing a no-fly zone over the Arab country, a Turkish newspaper says.
July 24, 2015
Turkish authorities have announced that nine Islamic State fighters were killed in the early morning raids.
The Croatian foreign ministry announced Friday that a 31-year-old Croatian citizen was kidnapped by a group of armed men on Wednesday in Egypt, Reuters reported.
The Iraqi army, backed by volunteer forces, has managed to liberate the village of Jarah from ISIL (also known as Daesh) in the western province of Anbar, as it continues its battle against the ISIL militants.
Two Libyan soldiers were killed and ten others injured Thursday during clashes with Islamists in the country's second largest city of Benghazi.
A woman was killed by Turkish security forces during a series of raids against suspected members of Daesh and the PKK.
A nurse who said he was forced to join and aid Daesh in Syria is expected to be arrested upon his return to Australia Friday.
Turkish fighter jets struck Daesh targets in Syria Friday along with allowing the US to use an airbase near the Syrian border.
An eight-year-old boy was arrested by Israeli troops in an East Jerusalem neighborhood for allegedly throwing stones.
UN representative Nickolay Mladenov said support for the two-state solution between Israel and Palestine was "fading away", during a briefing with the UN Security Council.
Syrian troops and fighters of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah have made new gains in their battle to retake the strategic border town of Zabadani as more militants choose to surrender.
The United Nations special envoy to Syria has met with the Syrian foreign minister as part of diplomatic efforts to find a political solution to the four-year conflict gripping the Arab country.
July 23, 2015
For the first time in the conflict, Iraq has deployed 3,000 troops trained by US-coalition forces in a campaign to seize the city of Ramadi form Daesh.
One Turkish soldier has been killed and at least one more wounded in the Kilis border region by gunfire which came from the Syrian side of the border.
A military officer and three soldiers were killed Thursday morning in an explosion which targeted a military vehicle.
At least 33 civilians, including eight children and two women, were killed on Wednesday, after Syrian regime forces shelled a number of towns and villages under the control of the opposition.
A Turkish police officer was shot dead and a second wounded Thursday, security sources said.
Despite Houthi claims earlier in the day to the contrary, forces loyal to exiled president Hadi said they have full claim over Aden.
"We are very worried by reports that communities and families are being forced to look to [Daesh] for life-saving assistance," warned the UN's mission to Iraq.
Workers unload bags of food from a UN's World Food Programme ship docked in Yemen's devastated port city of Aden as it brings in desperately needed relief supplies after four months of fierce fighting between rebels and loyalist fighters.
Workers unload bags of food from a UN's World Food Programme ship docked in Yemen's devastated port city of Aden as it brings in desperately needed relief supplies after four months of fierce fighting between rebels and loyalist fighters. (AFP/STR)
Turkish police arrested three people Thursday over a shooting attack claimed by the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) that left two officers dead.
The UN's Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura denounced Syria's use of imprecise, shrapnel-filled barrel bombs in the strategic Lebanese border town Zabadani, saying the bomb attacks took civilian lives.
Following last week's landmark nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, the EU's Federica Mogherini plans to visit regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia.
A security source said the death toll from a boat collision on the Nile rose to 21.
A White House spokesperson said Wednesday the US is in the "final stages" of planning to close the controversial military site at Guantanamo Bay, which houses 116 prisoners.
US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter landed in the Iraqi capital Thursday for talks with government and military officials on the fight against Daesh.
A leading member of the Houthi's movement on Thursday claimed parts of Yemen's port city Aden remained in the hands of Houthi fighters.
Somali troops have seized the southern city of Bardera from the militant group after four days of fighting.
US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Saudi King Salman met Wednesday, reaffirming regional ties following last week's historical nuclear deal with Iran.
Tensions with the ethnic minority continue to rise as the war with Daesh rages on.
The Italian embassy announced it will partially resume its services next week, two weeks after a car bomb struck its building.
Neighbors say Israeli troops shot and killed a 50-year-old man after raiding his home to arrest his son.
The ferryboat sunk in the Nile River in Giza on Wednesday, leaving 15 passengers dead.
Palestinian prisoner Dirar Abu Sisi is still being held by Israeli authorities in solitary confinement since his detention began over four years ago.
Almost half of the 457 people detained by Turkish authorities on the Turkish-Syrian border between January 1 and June 30 are Chinese nationals.
July 22, 2015
The brother of an Iranian-American journalist in an Iranian prison made a public plea Wednesday for his brother's release on the first anniversary of his detention.
At least 12 civilians, including four children and a pregnant woman, were killed and dozens wounded Wednesday.
Lebanese army intelligence Wednesday detained two Syrians and a Palestinian over the killing of a 7-year-old Syrian boy after his father refused to pay a ransom in exchange for his release.
Turkey’s Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has claimed responsibility for the killing of two Turkish police officers, saying they were cooperating with Daesh, who recently killed over 30 people in a bomb attack in a Turkish border town.
A Saudi military plane loaded with arms for pro-government forces landed at Aden airport in Yemen Wednesday, marking the airport’s first arrival since the conflict escalated four months ago.
Turkish authorities have identified a 20-year-old Turkish man with reported links to Daesh as the individual who carried out the suicide bombing in the mainly Kurdish town of Suruc that killed 32 people.
Two police officers were found shot dead on Wednesday in the southern province hit by a suicide bomber two days earlier.
At least 10 were killed and scores wounded in a bombing attack at a market, police said Wednesday.
Secretary of State John Kerry said anti-US remarks by Iran's Supreme Leader over the weekend were "disturbing".