As Saudi conducts a joint military exercise and plans for a possible ground invasion of Syria, Iraq has said incursion on its borders will not be tolerated.
Egyptian security forces are battling an armed insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula.
The recent attacks may be a sign of competition between AQIM and Daesh in Libya.
A bombing attack in Helmand province killed one soldier and four fighters as well as the suicide bomber. A further 30 soldiers were injured in the attack.
Saudi jets are due to arrive at Turkey's Incirlik air base, already being used by US-coalition members.
As the Syria talks develop, an end to hostilities is due to take place within a week, but no formal ceasefire has been agreed to as of yet.
Dozens of passengers were rescued from militants by security forces, after they were forcebly disembarked from buses headed to Kabul.
A man was detained for suspected links to the twin bombing attack on Beirut on November 12, 2015.
Following heavy clashes with Saudi forces, Yemeni fighters have reclaimed a mountainous area in the province of Ta'izz.
After a hunger strike that has lasted almost 80 days, Muhammad al-Qiq's health has severely detriorated with him experiencing acute chest pains, muscle spasms, impaired vision and losing the ability to speak.
The assailants who carried out the attacks on the newspaper offices have been identified using CCTV security footage.
Iraqi military deployed troops to a base southeast of Mosul for a mission to recapture Mosul. The operation will involve approximately 4500 forces.
"The truce does not apply to terrorists, and that is stated in today's document," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
February 12, 2016
Egypt has denied allegations that Regeni was kidnapped and killed by Egyptian security forces.
Saudi Arabia warned international aid organizations to stay away from 'areas that are obvious targets.'
"We do not have the word 'idiot' written on our foreheads," Erdogan said of the EU's support for refugees in Turkey.
Israel has systematically denied access to Gaza by European Parliament delegates since 2011.
Attacks against police are frequent in Aden, where al-Qaeda controls parts of the city.
Arsal has been the site of frequent clashes between Hezbollah and militant groups inside Syria.
“There are no huge crowds reaching at the border and trying to enter," Deputy Prime Minister Yalcin Akdogan said.
Hundreds of Egyptian doctors rallied in front of the doctors’ syndicate where an emergency general assembly meeting is being held.
Sources said that two Russian warplanes struck a number of towns in Homs province’s northern countryside
Defense ministers from Kuwait and Italy made the agreement on the sidelines of the international coalition against Daesh.
On Thursday, Israel razed 40 more Palestinian homes in Jordan Valley despite demands from EU and UN to halt demolitions.
Any power-sharing deal must be approved in separate referendums from Greek and Turkish Cypriots.
The last UN figures from 18 months ago put the death toll at 250,000
A partial truce is set to begin in one week to allow delivery of humanitarian aid to besieged cities.
Tunisia arrested four militants with ties to Libyan extremist groups.
February 11, 2016
On Wednesday, Russian cargo planes dropped tons of food aid to the besieged Syrian town of Deir Ezzor
Palestinian human rights organizations file more evidence of Israeli war crimes with the ICC.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev claims that if there is no peaceful negotiations on Syria, the only alternative is a world war.
An Isreali man has been detained after threatening the life of Palestinian MK member Ayman Odeh.
An ultra-orthodox Israeli soldier gets a seven-month prison term for abuse of Palestinian detainees.
A prison raid in Ramallah involved Israeli forces assaulting three minors.
EU Parliament President Martin Schulz has ruled out a military intervention in Libya, citing security concerns for Tunisia.
US wants a Syrian cease-fire now, claiming waiting for a Russian March 1 deadline will damage opposition forces beyond repair.
A military spokesman indicated that the decision would take effect within two months.
Ships already stationed in the Mediterranean will be redirected 'without delay' to monitor smuggling routes.
Meanwhile, Iran-backed Houthi rebels made advances toward Sanaa.
After multiple tunnel collapses this week, Egyptian forces destroyed a major one linking North Sinai and the Gaza Strip.
In the latest video release from Daesh, a four-year-old boy is seen blowing up a car containing four men accused of spying.
A teacher opened fire at the Saudi Ministry of Education.
The Lebanese army conducted a sweep for terrorist activity and drug smuggling.
The Egyptian Doctor Syndicate rallied around doctors attacked and abused by police officers.
The assailants hurled Molotov cocktails and opened fire on their editorial headquarters using long-range rifles.
A split in the Qassam Brigades emerged after the group executed Mahmoud Rashid Eshtaiwi.
German and Turkish leaders requested support from NATO in the form of surveillance on the Syrian border and in the Aegean Sea.
Two railway cars overturned as the train hit a cement wall trying to avoid an oncoming train.
Spain and New Zealand said that while the council has tried to keep the humanitarian and the political situations separate, the two are interconnected.
On February 11, 1979, the 22nd of the month of Bahman on the solar calendar year of 1357, the monarchy of the Pahlavi regime in Iran was overthrown after months of public unrest and protest.
“The northern border of the Kingdom is tight and safe, and our Arab Army and security bodies are capable of protecting it," Abdullah said.
UNICEF which has again raised the alarm about what many are calling the world’s forgotten war.
As the American president prepares his exit from the White House, it is fair to ask whether he will let the complete destruction of Syria become a reality.
The recent appointments, announced on Twitter, represent the largest ministerial shake-up in UAE history.
Minnigh Air Base was the lat remaining militant-held base in the Syrian region of Aleppo.
TTurkish premier Ahmet Davutoglu dismissed as hypocritical EU criticisms of Turkey's continued border closure.
February 10, 2016
Egyptian investigators have tracked the last movements and calls made by Italian national and Cambridge PhD student Giulio Regeni.
Anas al-Fekky had been referred by prosecutors to court on accusations of "illegally obtaining" around $4.3 million.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claims at least 500 people have been killed in Aleppo, since the start of an offensive in early February.
Tear gas, rubber bullets, and live fire were all used during clashes in al-Arrub refugee camp.
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan was enraged after a US delegation met with PYD fighters in Kobani.
A bill proposed to allow 90 MKs to vote out a colleague in Israel turned into row that accomplished nothing.
Reports indicated that Mossad is using Moroccan agents to gather information - through seduction.
Turkish soldiers and police clashed with PKK militants in two separate incidents.
A small group of Palestinians blocked the entrance to the UNRWA offices in Beirut protesting what they say is a death sentence in aid cuts.
Jordan is taking steps to fight human trafficking and the sex trade of Syrian girls.
Ahrar Al-Sham sends Grad missiles to funeral of Assad's mother.
Four protesters have been handed ten-year sentences for "an attack on police forces."
Several aid workers were injured in the attack, with three reportedly in critical condition.
A Syrian group was caught trying to carry explosives and suicide belts into southeastern Turkey on Wednesday.
Nahhalin is sealed off, and food suppliers and humanitarian cases cannot enter or exit the village.
Saudi is distributing food baskets throughout Taiz.
Judge refuses plea bargain and gives former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert additional month in prison for secret tapes saga.
On Tuesday, six Saudi soldiers were killed in retaliatory rocket attacks in southern Saudi Arabia.
Tunisia is increasing military and security patrols at the Libyan border.
Nigeria arrested multiple militants and is tightening security against people leaving to train in Libya.
Eleven groups issued a statement against the ongoing exclusion of women from major judicial bodies in Egypt.
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.
What does it all mean for the Middle East?
"Our first goal is to host these refugees outside of Turkey.”