May 21, 2016
Israeli forces fired warning shots at Palestinian farmers in two locations in the southern Gaza Strip.
The pro-Hadi Loyalists have six demands for the Houthi rebels before rejoining the peace talks in Kuwait.
Salah Abdeslam refused to speak in court, derailing the hearing.
Malaysia is in the final stages to take in 24 Syrian refugee families from Lebanon next week.
Leaked data reveals that smoke alarms went off aboard the missing EgyptAir flight for three minutes before losing contact.
Police launched tear gas and clashed with protesters attempting to break into Baghdad's Green Zone.
A Daesh commander turned on his own men in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, killing almost a dozen fellow militants.
May 20, 2016
New legislation will allow prosecution of MPs while still in office in the Turkish parliament.
Three hundred Gazans traveled to Al-Aqsa mosque for the third week since the Passover banned was lifted.
The Libyan army continued their push toward the Daesh-held Sirte, and retook the city of Bawirat al-Haswon.
Egyptian military has found debris and belongings from the missing EgyptAir flight.
The Director of Operations at OCHA made a serious appeal for more funding and support as the Yemeni crisis worsens.
Israel released Muhammad al-Qiq after six months of administrative detention and a near-fatal 94-day hunger strike.
No wreckage has been found matching the missing EgyptAir flight, despite earlier reports.
Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'lon resigned from the Knesset on Friday morning.
A number of Iraqis residing in Jordan are accused of money laundering and plotting a coup to overthrow the current Iraqi government.
Tunisian special forces killed a senior commander of a local Daesh affiliate in an ongoing crackdown on militants trained in Libya.
May 19, 2016
Greek officials said the debris was found about 230 miles south of the Greek island of Crete.
Two Algerians, weapons and large amounts of ammunition were seized in a security operation.
Some 4,000 medical patients are waiting to cross the Rafah border with Egypt, which is seldom open.
Yildirim is expected to be confirmed as the new Prime Minister in a congress on Sunday.
So far nothing has been found in a sea search.
The men were convicted of participating in an attack on Arsal and kidnapping Lebanese soldiers and policemen.
Despite losing 30 of their own men, the Libyan troops, who are loyal to the country's new unity government, said they will shortly launch further operations to retake Sirte itself.
If confirmed, the end of the closed military zone in Tel Rumeida would mark the first time the neighborhood of the flashpoint occupied West Bank city is reopened to the public since Nov. 1, 2015.
Former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman, who heads the ultra-nationalist Israel Beiteinu faction, has accepted an offer by Netanyahu to become defence minister, the country's Channel 2 evening news reported, quoting sources close to Lieberman.
The Airbus A320 was flying at 37,000 feet (11,300 meters) when it went missing over the eastern Mediterranean, 10 miles into the Egyptian airspace.
Leased from the Azerbaijani Silk Way Company for cargo transportation within Afghanistan, the plane crashed in Helmand province on Wednesday.
The US top diplomat discussed a range of regional issues with al-Sissi during his brief visit to Cairo, officials from the two sides said, including the ongoing conflicts in Syria and Libya.
The agreement was signed by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, and Minister of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina Dragan Mektic, who was received by the Crown Prince along with his accompanying delegation in Jeddah on Monday.
The first "Chibok girl" was found together with her 1-year-old baby, said Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) campaign spokesperson Sesugh Akume in a statement.
EgyptAir flight MS804 departed Paris Charles De Gaulle last night and disappeared off the radar in Egyptian airspace shortly before it was due to land.
Kerry’s Cairo visit, Sisi’s speech and attempts by Netanyahu to bring the Labor party into the coalition fueled speculation that a behind-the scenes US-Egyptian initiative might be in the works.
May 18, 2016
Falmata Mbalala was found Tuesday in Baale Village near the town of Damboa, only a few kilometres from where she was kidnapped in 2014, according to army spokesman Sani Usman.
The UN refugee agency has warned that millions of refugees across the world face homelessness due to a lack of funds for shelters.
Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic kicked off her three-day visit to Iran at the head of a large delegation to forge new trade and political ties with Tehran which is emerging from sanctions.
Local sources in the northernmost West Bank district of Jenin told Ma'an that Israeli troops raided the city of Jenin and detained Hamas member and former Palestinian Minister of Prisoners' Affairs Wasfi Qabaha from his home.
A competitor poses with his horse during a show of Arab horses at the Beirut Hippodrome. (AFP/File)
The candidate is expected to be elected as the new prime minister during a congress on Sunday.
Turkish forces arrested six people suspected of distributing Daesh propaganda at cafes.
The al-Hawarin family has been made homeless because of private road construction to serve settlers.
A security sweep in North Sinai resulted in 21 arrests for intimidation, thuggery, and prison break.
President Obama has promised to veto the bill and it still has to be approved by Congress.
A new report from Human Rights Watch details Daesh's complete and ruthless control over the Libyan city, Sirte.
A seldom-enforced law states that any German citizen who insults a foreign head of state can face a fine or imprisonment up to five years.
Some 180,000 Yemeni children are suffering from severe acute malnutrition.
Jordan has freed an Islamic preacher charged with inciting hatred on social media.
The group announced that parties found to be persistently blocking aid deliveries could be excluded from a ceasefire.
Iraqi troops launched a successful operation against Daesh in the western Anbar province.
Turkish President Erdogan addressed the Islamic Conference to reassert the need to create a safe zone in northern Syria.
Hariri’s visit to Paris followed a letter Hollande sent to Speaker Nabih Berri, in which he said that France is making efforts to resolve the presidential election crisis, which entered its third year this month with no end in sight.
May 17, 2016
It was the latest in six consecutive days of attacks in and around the Iraqi capital. Responsibility for most has been claimed by the Sunni extremist Daesh group.
Taliban militants ambushed a group of policemen, killing six.
A third suicide bombing has struck a predominately Shia neighborhood in Baghdad.
The Yemeni government delegation withdrew from peace talks in Kuwait, citing Houthis' lack of cooperation with UN resolutions.
Former Kataeb Party chief Amin Gemayel said that each party "disclaimed their alliance's commitments and favored their own interests and choices."
Multiple countries sent diplomats to Vienna to discuss reviving the stalled Syria peace talks.
A Syrian man displays picked Damask Roses (Rosa Damascena), which are used to make rose water, in the village of Marah, north of the capital Damascus
A Syrian man displays picked Damask Roses (Rosa Damascena), which are used to make rose water, in the village of Marah, north of the capital Damascus. (AFP/File)
Public prosecution previously referred 40 defendants to court on charges of belonging to a "terrorist organisation," breaking the protest law, and possession of "weapons and fire games with the intention of killing civilians, halting traffic, cutting off roads, resisting authorities, and destroying private and public facilities."
Both families had to pay over $5,000 before the bodies would be released, and only 45 people were allowed to attend each funeral.
Missile strikes on a residential neighborhood killed a dozen in the Idlib province.
Demonstrators were angry about perceived unfairness in execution of TUTAP electricity project, which is set to connect Central Asia to South Asia.
Armed gunmen entered King Khalid Hospital and are believed to have killed at least eight people.
EU demands for Turkey to change its terrorism laws amounts to 'supporting terrorism', accused Cavusoglu.
Two bombings in the north and south of Baghdad killed at least 13 people.
A doctor is under investigation for charging migrants for necessary medical certificates.
The mass grave was discovered in a town near the Turkish border, which had been under Daesh control.
Nizar Ayyash said that Israeli gunboats obstructed a fishing boat off the coast from the town of Beit Lahiya, and detained Samih Zayid and his brother Ibrahim.
DNA test results raised the death toll from the explosion from the initial four fatalities to 17.
Violence between Armenian-backed separatists and Azeri forces killed dozens of people last month.
Gazans traveling to Jordan must obtain a 'non-objection paper' from Jordanian authorities, and many are rejected without knowing why.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Daesh is believed to have blown up several pumping stations at Shaer gas field.
Calling the ongoing tensions between Israel and Palestine "untenable and dangerous," Ayrault revealed the premises for the peace initiative, which will reportedly aim for the establishment of a future Palestinian state along 1967 borders and a shared capital of Jerusalem.
Top diplomats from 21 countries met to discuss ways to strengthen Libya's UN-backed government and stabilize the country, which has become a hub for Daesh and other extremists, as well as for migrant smugglers.
May 16, 2016
On the 100th anniversary of the deal to draw borders in the Mideast, academics argued it remains a living agreement.
Scottish National Party’s Alex Salmond said former British Prime Minister Tony Blair should be taken to International Criminal Court (ICC) for involving the country in the invasion of Iraq if an inquiry reveals that Blair made a secret commitment to Washington to support the war.
PM Benjamin Netanyahu has summoned minister of military affairs Moshe Ya’alon to an urgent meeting for supporting a senior officer who has likened the atmosphere in Israel to that of Nazi Germany.
Al-Qaeda in Yemen threatened retaliation against the UAE for their participation in a military operation that pushed the militant group out of Mukalla.
The suspect was apprehended by police after tossing away his knife and fleeing the scene.
Thousands of Hazara protested in Kabul against a government decision to reroute a massive power transmission line that will deprive an area dominated by the ethnic group of the key infrastructure project.
Israeli forces demolished multiple EU-funded mobile homes belonging to Palestinian bedouins.
Daesh rockets have lately targeted Turkish towns just over the Syrian border.
Some 12,000 people, including 3,000 children, have reportedly been trapped in the besieged Palestinian refugee camp of Khan al-Shih near Damascus, amid heavy shelling, barrel bombs, and sniper fire that bombarded the area in recent days, international aid organization Save the Children reported on Friday.
Residents attribute the drop in support to deteriorating economic, touristic, and living conditions in the area.
Hundreds of party members seeking to reach the hotel where the meeting was scheduled were blocked by barricades and water cannons, according to media reports.
The chief of Tripoli police was assassinated by unknown gunmen on Saturday.
Algerian military security operations have uncovered multiple stockpiles of homemade explosives.
A homemade bomb exploded under an overpass in Istanbul, wounding at least four people.
Palestine has welcomed the French initiative, but Israel is worried that an international forum would dictate the terms for a peace deal.
A magnitude 5 earthquake shook Egypt, Israel, and Jordan.
Afghan security forces launched multiple operations against Taliban militants in the northwest provinces.
A Daesh suicide bomber killed at least 30 police recruits in Mukalla.
The ongoing clash between the syndicate and the ministry started after police stormed the syndicate headquarters on 1 May to arrest two journalists on charges including inciting the public to violence and plotting to overthrow the regime.
Ceremony attended by domestic and international leaders, plus senior political figures.
May 15, 2016
Raids were carried out in Qalqiliya, Hebron, and Bethlehem, with tear gas and stun grenades being deployed in clashes.
Peace talks in Kuwait have remained in deadlock since they began on April 11.
While the Palestinians have welcomed the French effort, Israel is concerned it will be faced with foreign dictates.
Security forces are battling a decade-long Islamist insurgency in parts of North Sinai, which spiked in 2013.
It is not yet known what type of aircraft was involved or the location of the crash.
Turkey has faced sharp criticism in recent months for taking legal action against politically critical journalists and blocking foreign reporters' access to the country.