Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir was sworn in for another five-year term. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya and Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe all attended the ceremony.
Water cuts could cause more Iraqis to flee the city of Ramadi, increasing the number if internally displaced people.
The United States and its allies carried out ten strikes in Syria and five in Iraq since Monday.
Earlier local media claimed Israeli forces performed airstrikes on a Hezbollah outpost.
The Chairman of Republican People's Party Kilicdaroglu accused Turkey's Supreme Election Board of acting like a subsidiary of the ruling Justice and Development Party.
Israeli air raid targets east Lebanon border area near Brital.
In light of recent unrest following an unprovoked attack against an Ethiopian IDF soldier, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu introduced new ministerial committee for the integration of Ethiopian-Israeli citizens into Israeli society.
The Iranian ambassador to Baghdad denied reports that 15 military advisers from Iran were killed in a Daesh attack in Iraq's Anbar province on Monday.
Hamas security forces killed a member of a Salafi militant group in a shoot-out at his Gaza home on Tuesday, witnesses said.
A court in Cairo postponed the final decision of the former Egyptian president's death sentence until June 16.
Armed tribesmen of Yemen's central province of Ibb killed 18 Houthi fighters in an ambush, residents said Tuesday.
Over nine suspected separatists were killed by Pakistani security forces in the southwestern Baluchistan province, officials said.
Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi Tuesday blamed the international community for not providing enough support against the rise of Daesh across the country.
The Daesh-affiliated group operating in Gaza said top Hamas commander Saber Siam was killed after militants placed a bomb in his car.
Why are so many young Westerners opting to wage a violent jihad by joining Daesh? Could democracy be the way forward to stop this ideology?
An Egyptian worker sprays water towards his colleague during the demolition of the headquarters of the once-dominant party of ex-president Hosni Mubarak that was torched during the 2011 uprising that toppled him
An Egyptian worker sprays water towards his colleague during the demolition of the headquarters of the once-dominant party of ex-president Hosni Mubarak that was torched during the 2011. (AFP/Mohamed El-Shahed)
Three Palestinian fishermen were wounded after Israeli naval forces opened fire on their boats off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip Tuesday.
The FIDH called on Egyptian authorities to immediately release Mahienour el-Masry, an activist who was sentenced to 15 months in prison.
Iraqi mourners remembered policemen in the city of Najaf after 45 officers were killed in an attack by Daesh.
In a series of tweets, the US Embassy in Syria charged the regime with acting against the population in support of the newly launched Daesh offensive in Aleppo.
An Egypt court Tuesday is set to decide the final verdict on whether or not former president Mohamed Morsi should receive the death penalty.
The Kataeb Imam Ali militia denied setting fire to the body of an Iraqi civilian after a video of the incident was leaked online.
Seven aid workers were killed along with two guards in an overnight militant attack, believed to be carried out by the Taliban.
Dozens of militants from both sides were killed or injured after clashes erupted between the Taliban and Daesh in the western Afghan province of Farah.
At least 2,223 Syrians were killed in May from the country's civil war, the Syrian Network for Human Rights said Monday.
The Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of a Muslim woman who was not hired by a fashion retailer because she wore a headscarf during a job interview.
June 1, 2015
The sultanate is the only GCC nation not to have joined the Saudi-led coalition against rebels in Yemen.
The Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights said the discovery of a mass grave of 80 Yazidis in a village west of Nineveh province.
EU rescue missions were jointly carried out by member states as an influx of migrants tries to make its way to Europe.
Border guards on Sunday destroyed two vehicles trying to illegally enter the kingdom from Syria.
Egyptian customs authorities seized over 64 million packs of smuggled cigarettes in May.
A massive fire engulfed several tents in an east Lebanon refugee camp Monday, killing five people and wounding ten, a security source said.
An explosion at an arms depot in Salahuddin has killed 45 Iraqi soldiers and injured numerous others.
German FM Frank-Walter Steinmeier arrived in Gaza on Monday and discussed economic aid and investment in the strip.
"I am regretting every moment," said 14-year-old Ahmed, who was able to flee the militants.
The travel ban imposed on the five Taliban members who were freed in exchange for the release US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been extended.
An Iraqi tribal chief told media channels that after heaving shelling, the Iraqi army dropped five barrel bombs on Fallujah city, destroying homes, mosques, and shops.
The defendants were sentenced to ten years in a maximum security prison for taking part of a protest outside the Qubba presidential palace in February 2013.
A media agency released a news exclusive purportedly showing Syria-bound Turkish intelligence trucks loaded with ammunition. Erdogan has vowed tor retaliate with legal action.
The US State Department has confirmed that a Daesh member who recently appeared in a YouTube video was trained by Blackwater in the United States.
Airstrikes on arms depots in the outskirts of Sanaa killed eight civilians and wounded 20 on Monday.
The recent increase in displaced people is due to the ongoing fighting in Ramadi.
Additional British soldiers will join 800 troops across the Middle East to train forces against Daesh in the region.
Protesters throwing stones at vehicles could face upwards of ten years in Israeli prisons.
A Lebanese soldier paints graffitis on a wall during a festival organised in the profit of the Lebanese Autism Society (LAS) NGO
A Lebanese soldier paints graffitis on a wall during a festival organised in the profit of the Lebanese Autism Society (LAS) NGO
Robert Fisk discusses the method of Daesh's madness when it comes to destroying ancient culture and history.
Twelve suspects, including four Hamas members were detained in overnight raids between Sunday and Monday.
Fights broke out between anti-Islam and anti-racism protesters at a rally in the Australian state of Victoria.
A lawyer for the Palestinian Authority said detained children are continuously beaten and tortured during interrogation by Israeli authorities.
Arab forces led by Saudi Arabia hit Houthi positions in the central province of Taiz Sunday a day after shelling killed a Saudi border guard.
An Alexandria court sentenced human rights lawyer Mahienour El-Masry and two others over "storming" a police station in 2013.
Daesh militants Sunday advanced against rival insurgents close to Syria's border with Turkey by capturing the town of Soran Azaz and two other villages.
Only five percent of domestic water is used for drinking and cooking purposes, according to a new study.
May 31, 2015
The five Taliban figures were released in May 2014 in exchange for US Sergeant Bowie Bergdahl, who deserted post in Afghanistan in 2009.
Egypt's National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) said on Sunday at least 2,500 civilians and security forces were killed following Islamist president Morsi's ouster in 2013.
At least 12 people have been killed following rocket attacks by militants in residential areas in Syria’s northwestern city of Aleppo.
German FM Frank-Walter Steinmeier announced plans to travel on Monday to the Gaza Strip, urges "concrete steps" to improve life in the territory.
Four US citizens have been captured in Iran by Houthi rebels in Yemen, according to media reports.
Officials from Yemen's exiled government say US officials are holding talks in Oman with Houthi leaders, in a bid to find a political solution to the ongoing Yemen crisis.
Israeli authorities placed Hamas leader Abdullah al-Bargouthi, detained since 2003, into solitary confinement after he gave an phone interview to a Gaza radio station from within prison.
As Iraqi forces engage in a military operation to retake Ramadi from Daesh, army shelling in nearby Fallujah kills 19 civilians, wounds 76.
At least 103 Daesh militants were killed in three of Iraq's provinces in operations staged by Iraqi forces and coalition warplanes.
The building's demolition started on Sunday, a month after Egypt's cabinet issued the order.
A Human Rights Watch report released Sunday says the Saudi-led coalition has continued to use internationally banned cluster bombs in Yemen.
Palestinians with Israeli citizenship will be allowed to visit Qalqiliya in private vehicles between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
A fire broke out at a clinic in Syria's majority-Kurdish city Qamishli, killing 25 people, mostly children. State TV says the cause of the fire was a fuel tank explosion.
On the second anniversary of mass demonstrations centering around Istanabul's Taksim Square, riot police and water cannons are stationed in the park as authorities seal off the area.
A suicide bomb exploded at a checkpoint west of Misrata.
The deputy chairman of the organization's executive council announced that Hezbollah is prepared for a military operation in Arsal.
Syrian envoy to the UN Staffan de Mistura stated that the attacks were "totally unacceptable" and also urged the regime to suspend the use of barrel bombs.
The political group Hizb al-Tahrir claimed ten of its members had been kidnapped by PA authorities after criticizing a government decision to ban a conference in Ramallah.
Unresolved issues include whether International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors will be permitted to investigate Iran's nuclear projects.
The city of Taiz has a historical disdain for former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh and the Houthi movement.
Suspected Sinai militants have attacked the Egypt-Jordan pipeline south of al-Arish.
Mohamed Sultan, an Egyptian-American, who was sentenced to life in prison in April has given up his Egyptian nationality and will be deported to the United States.
The UN special envoy to Yemen has started a special mission to talk about postponed Geneva peace talks on Yemen.
May 30, 2015
Daesh has reportedly abducted around 500 children in Iraq, in the provinces of Anbar and Diyala.
A Syrian Christian has killed a member of the jihadist group Daesh in northeastern Syria, in retaliation for abuses committed by the group.
Daesh is calling for further attacks against Shias in Saudi Arabia, following its recent attacks targeting two mosques in the country.
The president of Iran has stated that his government aims to hold "free" parliamentary elections in 2016, AFP has reported.
The Iraqi military is pushing its way towards the city of Ramadi in the west of Iraq with the aim of driving out Daesh militants in the city.
UN special envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed flew in to Sana'a yesterday for talks with political parties in the war-ravaged country, a rebel-run website reported.
Up to 45 civilians died when Syrian regime gunship helicopters dropped explosive-laden barrels on the northern city Aleppo on Saturday, according to the Syrian opposition media.
Thirteen police officers and three civilians lost their lives and four others sustained injuries when an armored police truck vehicle colided with another truck in Upper Egypt.
The Syrian government has abandoned Idlib province to concentrate on regions deemed vital for its survival, a security source and activists said Friday, allowing insurgents to seize the province’s last regime-held city.
Five people including three children and a woman, were killed and eight others, mainly kids, were wounded when a missile hit a park in Al-Hemeida neighborhood, Benghazi city of northeast Libya, on Friday
The Italian coastguard said it rescued over 3,300 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea Friday, in addition to finding 17 dead on several of the boats.
Palestinian refugees in Lebanon who fled Syria protested on Friday an UNRWA decision to cut aid to refugee families.
May 29, 2015
Two were killed in a clash that broke out between opposing Kurdish parties in southeastern Turkey's Sirnak province Friday.
A Turkish daily on Friday published images and video footage purporting to show Turkish authorities shipping weapons to rebel fighters in Syria.
Egypt closed Rafah crossing between Sinai and the Gaza Strip after a temporary opening to allow Palestinians to return home.
Yemen's exiled government demanded Thursday that Houthis withdraw from Sanaa and other areas it has occupied before negations can take place.
The car bomb attacks on two upscale Baghdad hotels Thursday night left 15 people dead.
Qatar and Iraq have agreed to reopen Qatar's embassy in Baghdad.
85,000 people have been displaced since Daesh overtook Ramadi two weeks ago, said a UNHCR spokesman Friday.
A Daesh statement on Twitter claimed responsibility for the car bomb attack on a Shiite mosque in Saudi that left four dead.
A Lebanese man was arrested Thursday in Cyprus after authorities found bomb-making materials in his home.
A Libyan militia spokesman said his forces withdrew from the airbase after receiving no reinforcements.
A car bomb outside a Shia mosque in the Saudi city of Damman killed at least four people Friday.
Dozens of Houthi militants were killed by Saudi coalition airstrikes in Yemen's second city of Aden Thursday.