January 20, 2015
Houthi militants surrounded the prime minister's residency in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, after ongoing clashes with the army.
The collaborative "resistant society" aimed to prevent Israel from normalizing relations with locals, following Israeli airstrikes earlier this week which killed numerous Hezbollah members and Iranians.
Israeli security forces boosted deployment of the Iron Dome defense system in preparation for a potential Hezbollah attack following an airstrike on the Golan Heights, which killed at least six Hezbollah fighters.
Unknown assailant blew up the car of a Hamas administrative and financial manager.
The raids targeted the country's "parallel structure", a group of Turkish bureaucrats and senior officials allegedly working to undermine the Turkish government.
A Lebanese man was kidnapped by Daesh militants in the border town of Arsal Tuesday, according to local media reports.
Israel bulldozers destroyed a Palestinian home in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-Isawiya Tuesday for allegedly being built without a permit.
Leaders of the 1.7 million Palestinians living in Israel have declared a strike following the deaths of two Bedouin men.
The arrests were made during a raid in various locations in the West Bank.
Daesh militants threatened to execute two Japanese hostages in a new propaganda video released Tuesday.
The Minister of Interior is in the process of identifying wrongly accused youth to be released before January 25th, 2015.
A mother who traveled to Turkey to bring her son home expresses fear and frustration at a lack of support for radicalized former fighters suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
A rebel fighter makes his way through rubble in front of an anti-snipper curtain near the line dividing the rebel-held areas from the government-controlled parts of the northern city of Aleppo on January 19, 2015.
UN peacekeeping forces deployed in the Golan Heights said they saw Israeli drones prior to an airstrike, which killed seven Hezbollah fighters.
Iran confirmed that General Mohammad Ali Allah-Dadi was killed in the airstrike on Syria's sector of the Golan Heights on Sunday.
Syria has started destroying what remained of its chemical weapons production and storage facilities.
January 19, 2015
The Houthi militia and the Yemen army agreed to a ceasefire, ending a day of intense fighting in Sanaa.
Bahrain's Shiite opposition leader will go on trial later this month after being charged with promoting violent change of the current Al-Khalifa regime.
Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead in his Buenos Aires apartment. He was scheduled to speak to a congressional panel regarding his claim that Argentina's president Cristina Fernandez covered-up Iran's role in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Argentina.
Islamic extremists attempted to storm the French Cultural Center in Gaza, according to media reports. The incident happened at a rare rally of Salafi jihadists in support of Daesh and protesting against the publication of Charlie Hebdo cartoons.
Kurdish fighters have managed to recapture a strategic hilltop from Daesh in the Syrian border town of Kobani.
Chechnya hosted a state-run protest against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's publication a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has called for a reform of Muslim religious discourse to combat terrorism, AFP has reported.
Human Rights Watch called on Bahrain's government to release detained activists including the head of the country's opposition movement, Sheikh Ali Salman.
Houthi rebels have allegedly taken over the country's state news agency and television station after clashes broke out earlier Monday morning.
Up to 700 moderate rebels allegedly pledged allegiance to Daesh along Syria's border with Lebanon where the militant group is gearing up to launch further attacks.
Israeli forces on Monday detained eight Palestinians across the West Bank in predawn raids of family homes, according to security sources.
An EU spokeswoman announced on Twitter that the EU Council will appeal the removal of Hamas from the EU terror list.
Fresh clashes broke out between Houthi militants and presidential guards Monday in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa.
Following a backlash from Palestinian and rights groups, the Muslim Leadership Initiative defended a second Israeli government-funded trip to the holy land. Are Muslims on par with Zionism as a result?
A Palestinian man died from tear gas inhalation at a funeral for Sami al-Jaar, 22, who was shot dead last week while standing on the patio of his home during clashes between police and local youths in the neighborhood.
UNIFIL and the Lebanese Army boosted border patrol following an Israeli airstrike on Syria's Golan Heights that killed nine people, including six Hezbollah officers.
Israeli officials have begun lobbying member-states of the ICC in a bid to cut its funding following a probe into war crimes committed across Palestine.
Israeli troops patrol the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan Heights on January 18, 2015.
The military cargo plane crashed in Idlib while trying to land at Abu al-Duhur military airport due to heavy fog, resulting in 35 soldier deaths.
Lebanese security forces arrested four suspects over the weekend for being involved in terror acts as part of the country's clampdown on militants.
Boko Haram militants attacked northern Cameroon abducting 60 people as a contingent of soldiers from neighboring Chad arrived in the central African country to battle the Nigeria-based terrorists.
The General National Congress agreed to attend the UN-sponsored dialogue shortly after the internationally recognized House of Representatives called for a cease fire.
January 18, 2015
A bomb exploded near a fuel substation, while two more were found and detonated in a controlled environments by explosive experts. There were no reported injuries.
Israeli helicopters fired two missiles into the Syria's Golan Height, killing nine including Jihad Mughniyeh, the son of Hezbollah's slain top military commander Imad Mughniyeh.
More than 5,000 people rallied in Pakistan in protest against French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, for publishing cartoons of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.
Two missiles allegedly struck Syrian Golan Heights.
Libya's government declared a cease fire two days after an Islamist backed militia declared a truce.
Following the abduction of Yemen President Abd Rabbuh Mansour's chief of staff Saturday, protests have broken out all over Yemen's capital Sanaa, where tribal leaders have threatened to shut oil production over the incident.
Seven suspects were arrested by Israel's Shin Bet for plotting attacks against Israel and for communicating with an insurgent group in Syria.
More violence spread through Yemen Sunday as an al-Qaeda-linked group claimed via Twitter it had killed a number of Houthi rebels in the central city of Radaa.
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Members of administration at Palestinian Al-Quds University released a statement Saturday condemning a short video released by Hamas-affiliated university students which dramatizes the stabbing and shooting of Jews.
With a US-led train and equip program for moderate Syrian forces on the horizon in March, US Senator John McCain led a delegation of US senators to Saudi Arabia to discuss the plan's progress.
A French man was stabbed to death in front of his wife in a hate crime attack, a day after a Eritrean asylum seeker was killed in Germany.
British-based International Center for the Study of Radicalization has identified about 30 British female Daesh members as emerging threats as they encourage other female Muslims to carry out attacks in the UK on social media.
Saudi security forces have begun building a security wall along the border with Iraq in a bid to prevent potential attack from Daesh.
Following a raid on Lebanon's notorious Roumieh prison, where several Islamist inmates are held awaiting trial, Lebanon's Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul-latif Derain headed to Qatar Saturday to 'strengthen political and religious ties' between the two countries.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie disembark their plane upon their arrival in the Jordanian capital Amman
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) and his wife Akie disembark their plane upon their arrival in the Jordanian capital Amman.
Daesh militants in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk freed hundreds of Yazidis and were picked up by Kurdish peshmerga forces.
Egyptian armed forces found and destroyed a 1,200 meter smuggling tunnel running from Sinai to Gaza. The tunnel held a large quantity of explosives and mortar shells.
The Moroccan police dismantled a terrorist cell and arrested its eight members. The cell recruited Moroccans to fight for Daesh in Syria and Iraq.
January 17, 2015
A bomb injured two security guards in an attack on Algeria's embassy in Libya.
Twenty-nine US-led coalition airstrikes hit Daesh targets in Syria and Iraq in a period of 24 hours.
Algerian authorities rejected a French request to bury the bodies of the Charlie Hebdo attackers Cherif and Said Kouachi in Algeria.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Japan would send $2.5 billion in non-military aid to support Middle East countries fighting Daesh. The aid will be allocated to humanitarian and infrastructural projects.
Gunmen kidnapped Yemen president's chief of staff Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak Saturday amid heightened tensions among rebel groups in anticipation of a new constitutional draft.
Bahraini forces cracked down on the thousands protesting the detention of political prisoners on Friday. The protests erupted in response to the indefinite extension of Sheikh Salman's detention.
Warring Libyan factions announced a ceasefire and agreed to continue UN peace talks next week. The talks will focus on forming a national unity government.
Troops from US Special Forces will be among some 400 military trainers traveling to Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey to train moderate Syrian rebels, the Pentagon said Friday.
During a press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron in Washington Friday, US President Barack Obama said he will not allow a Republican-dominated US Congress to instate new sanctions on Iran until nuclear talks have played out.
January 16, 2015
International Criminal Court Fatou Bensouda said Friday the court would launch a preliminary investigation into the "situation in Palestine," following war crimes claims lodged by Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas.
A look into the restive nation's increasingly troubling relationship with those who don't believe.
The US has announced plans to send 400 military trainers to hosting sites Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar, a US Defense Department officer said Friday.
Iraqi security forces said Thursday scores of people have been kidnapped by Daesh in the restive Iraqi province of Anbar.
Hundreds of Muslims took the streets in northern and southern Lebanon Friday to protest the new cover of satirical French magazine, Charlie Hebdo, which depicts the Prophet Mohammad.
The Lebanese army says it has encountered new suicide bombing threats across the country as a militant cell in northeastern Lebanon was arrested Thursday with a dismantled car packed with explosives.
Rama Tahran, a 50-year-old Syrian refugee living in a makeshift cap in Lebanon's eastern city of Baalbek, passed away Thursday after winter temperatures dipped below freezing.
Bahrain's opposition party the Future Block condemned Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah's denouncement of the Bahraini government
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Israel to immediately resume the transfer of tax revenues to Palestine.
January 15, 2015
The Lebanese army arrested three suspects using fake identification for plotting a series of suicide attacks.
Fifty-year-old Rama Tahran died in a refugee camp in the eastern city of Baalbek on Thursday due to extremely cold temperatures.
A ten-day truce has been agreed upon between Syrian rebels and the government in Waar, an area of Homs.
The alleged Islamist militant researched the construction of pipe bombs to execute an attack on the US Capitol in Washington, DC.
The Combined Joint Task Force announced it launched 11 attacks in Syria and another 11 attacks in Iraq on Wednesday.
A number of Arab capitals and institutions condemned the action of the magazine in publishing a new cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed.
Abbas made a plea to the Arab League to cover tax revenues withheld by Israel in retaliation for his attempt to join the International Criminal Court.
Acclaimed author Robert Risk traced the recent Paris attack back to Algeria in 1954, dissecting the countries colonial history to give insight to this modern tragedy.
US Secretary of State John Kerry attended a meeting with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammed Jawad Zarif to discuss Tehran's nuclear program Wednesday, ahead of planned Geneva talks Thursday.
Canadian media reports the deaths of at least five Canadians fighting with Daesh in Syria in recent months, including a 23-year-old Ottawa man who appeared in a video condemning US-led coalition airstrikes months ago.
A search team uncovered a mass grave of 16 corpses northern Iraqi area previously held by Daesh militants and liberated by peshmerga and Iraqi Shia troops last November.
The IS Syria envoy discussed joint Turkish-US plans to implement a train-and-equip program for Syrian rebels in recent Istanbul meetings, the Central Command said Wednesday.
Three more decapitated bodies were found in the restive North Sinai governorate Wednesday, according to one security source, following a troubling trend of brutal Islamist militant insurgency in the area.
During a visit to Lebanon, a top official to the organization said the International Committee for the Red Cross could help in securing the release of Lebanese servicemen still held hostage from clashes in Lebanon's northeastern border town of Arsal through a prisoner exchange.
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas (C) meets with Al-Azhar's top cleric, Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb (2nd L), at the headquarters of Sunni Islam's most prestigious centre of learning in the Egyptian capital Cairo on January 14, 2015.
Afghan authorities have arrested five people on suspicion of involvement in last month's carnage at a school in northwestern Pakistan, where nearly 150 people lost their lives.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad shared his expert opinion on senseless murders, blaming Europe's governments for the terrorist attacks in Paris.
January 14, 2015
Avigdor Lieberman of the Yisreal Beitenu party called out Europe for tolerating Erdogan's alleged anti-Semitism.
Families of the inmates held in the terrorist bloc of Roumieh demand to see the prisoners following police raids.
Cumhuriyet, a Turkish newspaper, was ordered police protection after publishing the last Charlie Hebdo cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad.
President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi banned all foreign publications that insult religion in light of recent Charlie Hebdo publication.
In a video posted on its Twitter account, the Yemen-based group said its leaders had "planned and financed the operation and chose who would carry it out based on orders from group leader Ayman al-Zawahiri."
Al-Nusra Front executed a woman charged of adultery near the city of Idlib in Syria.
A committee established to assess the funds of the banned Muslim Brotherhood ordered the confiscation of two medical charity associations for their alleged affiliation to the group.
As expected, the "survivors' edition" of the satirical, anti-religious magazine was a festival of bad taste.