November 19, 2014
The UN warned that ISIL militants have enough weapons to continue fighting for up to two more years, calling it one of the best armed groups in the world.
Israel early Wednesday demolished the home of East Jerusalem car terrorist Abdel Rahman al-Shaludi, who on October 22 killed two people in a hit-and-run attack in Jerusalem.
US President Barack Obama ordered a review of the country's hostage negotiation policy following the beheading of American aid worker Peter Kassig.
Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch said Israel is to ease controls on carrying weapons for self-defense.
The PLO affiliated Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine claimed responsibility for the Jerusalem synagogue attack, which left five Israelis dead.
A 16-year-old Palestinian boy was shot and critically wounded by an Israeli settler during a demonstration near Ramallah.
Spanish lawmakers approved a non-binding resolution to recognize a Palestinian state, following similar moves across Europe.
Indonesia and Jordan will hold an international conference in the Kingdom next year on Islam, civilisation, peace and issues of concern to the Islamic Ummah, according to Indonesian Ambassador to Jordan Teguh Wardoyo.
November 18, 2014
A police officer who was critically wounded in Tuesday morning's terror attack at a synagogue in Jerusalem's Har Nof neighborhood succumbed to his wounds at Hadassah University Medical Center.
Her Majesty Queen Rania on Tuesday said the Arab world needs to reclaim its narrative from extremist groups in the region.
A Palestinian man was stabbed by a group of Israelis in north Jerusalem on Tuesday
Obama urges 'peace' after attack in which three US citizens murdered; Russia condemns attack, calls for both sides to 'stop extremists.'
Spain's parliament will vote Tuesday on a non-binding motion calling on the conservative government to recognize a Palestinian state in coordination with any similar EU move, parliamentary sources told AFP.
Military Prosecutor Judge Saqr Saqr Tuesday issued a decision to release Free Syrian Army commander Abdullah al-Rifai after he had been detained for nine days for allegedly attempting to sneak into Lebanon’s outskirts, according to judicial sources.
Kurdish forces battling the ISIL militants in the northern Syrian city of Kobani have advanced in the heart of the flashpoint city and expelled the terrorists from several buildings.
A horrifying attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem leaves more questions than answers.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemned Tuesday's deadly attack in a Jerusalem synagogue, which killed four Israelis.
Iraqi troops entered the country's biggest oil refinery close to the town of Baiji after five months of clashes with ISIL militants.
Two men who carried out a deadly attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem have been identified by Palestinian authorities.
At least 20 people were killed and 65 injured in a helicopter attack by regime forces in Aleppo’s Al Bab province.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu strongly condemned an attack in a Jerusalem synagogue, which left four people dead.
Finalists of the 2014 World Muslimah Awards (L-R) Ainur Nelissa of Malaysia
Syrian state media confirmed the brutal execution of 18 military personnel by ISIL jihadists following the release of a propaganda video by the group.
Egyptian university students have held fresh protests, slamming unabated security crackdown by the government forces.
Terrorist attacks soared in 2013 across Middle East nations including Lebanon, Iraq and Syria, according to a new study by the UK-based Institute for Economics and Peace.
The European Union is considering economic sanctions against Israel if it continues to oppose a two-state solution with Palestine.
At least four Israelis were killed early Tuesday in a "terror attack" after worshipers were set upon by two Palestinians who were eventually killed by police.
A senior Obama official called a deal on Iran's nuclear program "difficult but possible" as the November 24 deadline approaches.
The Red Cross on Monday said displaced Syrians would be facing a harsh winter and were in desperate need of humanitarian assistance.
Jordan's security court on Monday started the proceedings for a trial involving a Jordanian citizen who is suspected of having attempted to sneak into Israel to blow himself up, AFP reported.
November 17, 2014
U.S. Secretary of State says claims and counter claims by Syria's president and ISIL have made each other stronger.
European Council condemns settlement constructions in East Jerusalem and calls for respect of Holy Sites.
A medical expert told Ma'an that a Palestinian who was found hanged on a bus near Jerusalem earlier Monday died by "hanging and strangulation," and that preliminary tests suggest he was the victim of "an organized murder."
Syrian activists claim Peter Kassig died in bombing raid days before Jihadi John paraded his severed head
Despite recognizing 'state of Palestine,' Swedish foreign minister says her country will continue to liaise with PA via Jerusalem consulate.
An unnamed woman, the last American citizen held hostage by the ISIL terrorist group, might be the next victim of the Takfiris’ unmerciful murders, according to a report.
The Qatari executive committee for the rehabilitation of Gaza announced Monday that they have begun to transfer raw construction materials to the Hamas-controlled territory via Israel's Kerem Shalom crossing.
Federica Mogherini chairs first meeting of EU foreign ministers since taking place of Catherine Ashton; says ministers will focus on what can be done to relaunch peace process and EU’s role.
Akdogan clarified doubts about Turkey’s policy about the terror group and other vital issues.
Palestinian resistance faction Hamas condemned Monday what it described as the "execution" of a Palestinian drivers who had been found hanging in an Israeli bus and called for escalating resistance in Jerusalem and the West Bank.
France confirms likelihood of a French citizen appearing in Sunday's ISIS' beheading video, hours after British citizen identifies son in same video.
Iraqi Kurdish President Masoud Barzani's chief of staff said Sunday international numbers drastically underestimate the number of ISIL fighters in Syria and Iraq, which he believes has reached 200,000.
ISIL has announced an extension of four hours their ultimatum to the Lebanese government to revoke death sentences for Islamists or expect the execution of seven Lebanese captives.
A group of "veiled females" linked to ISIL are allegedly recruiting girls to adopt extremist ideologies in northern Lebanon.
Egypt's foreign ministry released a statement Monday condemning the killing of American aid worker Peter Kassig by ISIL militants.
The move comes after growing international criticism of the system that allows employers to keep workers from leaving their jobs.
ISIL threatened Monday morning to execute the Lebanese servicemen it is holding captive along the northeastern border of Lebanon if the government doesn't revoke sentences handed down to Islamist Prisoners in Roumieh Prison.
Clashes broke out in several neighborhoods of East Jerusalem overnight after a Palestinian driver was found hanged late Sunday.
Egypt's Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab met with Egypt's political group, Independence Current, as part of a series of sessions with political groups in preparation for the upcoming parliamentary election.
Libya's recently-elected parliament based in Tobruk has declared the eastern city of Benghazi a "disaster area," citing a wave of "acts of terror" that had gripped the flashpoint city for months.
The UAE's prime minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, voiced support for Palestine following ongoing violence at the Al Aqsa Mosque.
ISIL extremists beheaded 18 Syrian hostages along with American aid worker Peter Kassig in a propaganda video Sunday.
A Palestinian bus driver was abducted and hanged by Israeli settlers in East Jerusalem, according to local sources.
Sweden officially recognized the Palestinian state on Thursday becoming the first major European country to do so. Ambassador Rietz shares her thoughts.
President Barack Obama on Sunday confirmed the death of American hostage Peter Kassig, saying the aid worker was killed "in an act of pure evil" by Islamic State militants.
November 16, 2014
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain on Sunday agreed to return their ambassadors to Qatar
The investigation committee of the UN Human Rights Council has listened to testimonies of victims’ families and civil society organizations, the representative of Palestine to the HRC said Saturday.
Ten supporters of Pakistani opposition leader, Imran Khan, were injured in a gun attack Sunday during an anti-government rally.
A meeting of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) leaders is being held on Sunday in the Saudi capital Riyadh, ahead of the GCC’s annual summit due to take place in Doha next month, a senior Kuwaiti source told Asharq Al-Awsat.
Jewish man stabbed in back in suspected Jerusalem terrorist attack
Jihadi John, the Briton who beheaded two British and two American hostages held by Islamic State terrorists, has been injured in a US-led air strike, according to reports received by the Foreign Office.
Four people, out of the 40 kidnapped in the western Iraqi province of Anbar on Saturday by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militants, have been killed, said a local official on Sunday.
Israel will not stop building in any Jewish neighborhoods of Jerusalem, said Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman in response to continued international criticism of such activity over the pre-1967 lines in Israel’s capital.
Columbia's foreign minister Maria Angela Holguin was banned from entering the West Bank by Israeli authorities.
ISIL militants kidnapped up to 40 truck drivers and businessmen on a highway between Iraq's Anbar province and Salahuddin, according to local sources.
The Russian ship was seized and taken to the northern entrance of the Suez Canal.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu believes withdrawing from the West Bank would hurt Israel.
Kassig, who had converted to Islam, is thought to be the fifth Western hostage murdered in ISIL's brutal media campaign.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly set to meet Jordan’s King Abdullah II over the next two days for further discussions on tensions surrounding al Aqsa mosque.
U.S. President Barack Obama reconfirms the White House's intent to avoid an "alliance of convenience" with Syria's Assad.
The United Arab Emirates has formally designated the Muslim Brotherhood and local affiliates as terrorist groups.
Muslims participate in a Friday prayer November 14, 2014 at the National Cathedral in Washington
U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey met with Kurdish Regional Government President Massoud Barzani in Erbil on Saturday, an official statement said.
Medical sources say at least 340 people have been killed in fighting in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi since October 15.
Hugh Lovett, an official with European Council on Foreign Relations, predicts several EU countries are likely to follow Sweden in recognizing Palestine as an independent state.
November 15, 2014
Fighting in a town in central Yemen has left at least 80 people dead over the last three days.
Egyptian armed forces killed 10 and arrested 54 "terrorists" in North Sinai.
The United States and Turkey have agreed to train Free Syrian Army rebels starting late December 2014.
Iraqi troops retook Iraq's largest oil refinery after a month long ISIL siege.
A statue of Saint Jean-Paul II is sold at a religious and decorative shop in Dbayeh.
A U.S. State Department spokesman reaffirmed the U.S. stance to not send combat troops to Iraq or Syria.
Tell Mama, a charity that documents crimes and acts against Muslims, said recent events in the UK and internationally have resulted in a sharp increase in anti-Muslim hate crimes.
Four Palestinians were injured during a raid by armed Israeli settlers in a village north of Ramallah Friday.
November 14, 2014
The Special Tribunal handling the trial to prosecute bombers who killed former premier Rafik Hariri will allow prosecutors to show evidence of a deteriorating relationship between Syria President Bashar al-Assad and Hariri as the first stepping stone to demonstrate the possibility of Syria's role in the assassination.
The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria released its first report on ISIL's crimes against humanity.
Visiting Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (2nd L) receives a bouquet from a Pakistani youth during his arrival
Visiting Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (2nd L) receives a bouquet from a Pakistani youth during his arrival
During a speech Sunday, Lebanon's interior minister Nouhad Machnouk suggested Syrian President Bashar al- Assad may be linked to the assassination of ex-Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
Israeli authorities opened the al-Aqsa compound to men of all age groups in time for Friday prayer this week, hoping to quell mounting tensions in Jerusalem.
A bomb hit a Lebanese military vehicle Friday in the outskirts of Arsal's northeast region, according to a security source, wounding two soldiers.
A group of Palestinians is stuck on the Egyptian side of the Rafah border asked Egypt to reopen the crossing Thursday and allow them to pass back into the Gaza Strip.
According the AP sources in Syria, al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate Nusra Front and ISIL have agreed to stop fighting one another after a meeting of each groups' top leaders near Aleppo last week.
November 13, 2014
Two separate car bombings were reported in the vicinities of the Egyptian and United Arab Emirates (UAE) embassies in the Libyan capital Tripoli, eyewitnesses said.
An audiotape allegedly recorded by Islamic State leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi has been released on social media, days after he was reportedly killed or wounded.
Jordanian King Abdullah II rejected Israel's unilateral practices in East Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque complex during a Thursday meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Amman.
In further signs of the military chaos in Syria, new videos on social media sites show intense fighting across the country.
Five servicemen were injured and eight others remain missing after "armed assailants" attacked an Egyptian vessel Wednesday.
Five Egyptian conscripts were shot dead in attacks in North Sinai on Thursday.
At least four persons suffered injuries in a bomb blast on Cairo's underground train.
Two international aid agencies have criticized the US and EU for not accepting enough Syrian refugees fleeing conflict.
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi issued a decree on Wednesday giving him the authority to transfer non-Egyptian defendants on trial or already convicted to be sent to their countries to be tried or serve their sentences.