A Saudi activist who has been reportedly detained for three months in the Red Sea city of Jeddah for a tweet was released on Sunday.
A National Dialogue Conference in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, has called on the army to deal with terrorist and extremist groups operating in the Arab country.
Fighting and other violence in Iraq killed at least 1,375 people including 790 civilians in January, the United Nations said on Sunday.
Seven people have been killed and more than 20 injured after a Lebanese bus exploded in Damascus, AFP reported.
Jordan has pledged to save a Jordanian pilot held hostage by Daesh following an announcement by the terrorist group that it has beheaded a Japanese hostage.
Families of journalists involved in the Al Jazeera trial, said that Australian journalist Peter Greste left prison early Sunday morning.
Seven people have been killed and more than 20 injured after a Lebanese bus exploded in Damascus, AFP reported.
Four people were killed by a US drone attack in Yemen's southern province of Shabwa, though it remains unclear if the targets were civilians or militants.
As the sunset deadline given by Daesh to Jordan's government on Thursday passed, the fate of captured pilot Mu'ath al-Kasasbeh remains unknown. Three days later, his family awaits in limbo.
Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman Sunday said another war with Lebanon was "inevitable" following a Hezbollah attack on an IDF convoy that killed two soldiers.
Footage has emerged of Israeli forces allegedly shelling UN peacekeepers during the recent clashes with Hezbollah on the Lebanese border.
Militants attacked three army checkpoints in Egypt's volatile Sinai Peninsula late Saturday, wounding at least six soldiers.
Iraqi security forces killed at least 45 Daesh militants Saturday in the Iraqi province of Anbar, while US-led coalition strikes hit five people in the town of Al-Qa'im.
US President Barack Obama called the beheading of journalist Kenji Goto a "heinous murder" after the Japanese hostage was executed by Daesh Saturday.
Israeli forces shot dead a 19-year-old Palestinian in the West Bank city of Nablus late Saturday, according to local sources.
A woman wears a placard reading "Bubbles of Sodastream, Tears of Palestinians" during a demonstration on the sidelines of the 42nd Angouleme International Comics Festival
A woman wears a placard reading "Bubbles of Sodastream, Tears of Palestinians" during a demonstration, on January 31, 2015 on the sidelines of the 42nd Angouleme International Comics Festival.
For the first time since it was reported last week, Isis has confirmed that it has been driven out of the Syrian town of Kobani — but said it will return to attack.
Ousted president Mohamed Morsi will receive a final verdict in his trial on charges of espionage on 16 May.
January 31, 2015
Daesh militants have beheaded Japanese journalist Kenji Goto in a new video Saturday, according to unverified reports from the SITE monitoring group.
Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi says he is sticking by his decision to resign and that he has no plan to reconsider his decision.
A Cairo court has declared Hamas’ military wing, Al-Qassam Brigades, a terrorist organisation.
At least nine people have been killed and several others wounded during separate bomb attacks in and around the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, sources say.
An EU delegation announced Saturday that it has pledged 37 million euros ($42 million) in emergency winter aid to Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
Imad Mughniyeh, the global operations chief of Iranian-backed Lebanese terror group Hezbollah who died in a bomb blast in Damascus on February 12, 2008, was reportedly assassinated in a joint Mossad-CIA operation that required special approval from president George W. Bush.
A photo taken on January 30, 2015 shows the eastern part of the destroyed Syrian town of Kobane.
Negotiations with Daesh over the fate of two hostages they are holding are "deadlocked", Japan's deputy foreign minister has said
Al-Qaeda in Yemen (AQAP) has named France as its top enemy over the US, AFP has reported. The group's chief ideological leader Ibrahim al-Rubaish said this was because of the "weakening" of the US in recent years.
The Pentagon says a US-led airstrike has killed a “chemical weapons expert” working for Daesh in northern Iraq.
Fighting between the al-Nusra Front ad the Western-backed rebels spread from Aleppo into Idlib on Friday.
Bahrain forces cracked down on those protesting the detention of Sheikh Ali Salman of the al-Wefaq opposition group on Friday in the town of Diraz.
January 30, 2015
Hezbollah leader Nasrallah delivered a speech Friday regarding the Israeli attack on the Syrian Golan Heights. He asserted that Hezbollah is not afraid of war with Israel.
Unknown gunmen attacked two U.S. citizens in Saudi Arabia on Friday. One of the victims was injured, but he his currently in stable condition.
Jordan's government on Friday threatened to hang Sajida al-Rishawi and other Daesh prisoners if the captured pilot is killed by the militant group.
Daesh launched a surprise assault on Kirkuk, an oil-rich city in northern Iraq. The attacks killed at least six Peshmerga fighters, including a senior commander.
The Israeli government published tenders to build 430 new settler homes in the West Bank. A Palestinian official condemned the measure as a "war crime."
Two bombs killed 12 civilians in Baghdad Friday morning. The bombs exploded in a popular market in Bab al-Sharqi.
Daesh's Egypt wing, Sinai Province, claimed responsibility for the attacks on the Sinai Peninsula. At least 26 security personnel were killed.
Syria peace talks ended in Moscow with little result. The parties agreed to reconvene for another round of talks, but did not set a date.
In the 25th edition of its world report HRW alleged various human rights violations in Lebanon with regard to discrimination, violence, government regulations and judicial decisions.
January 29, 2015
At least 20 people, including civilians, were killed in a series of militant attacks involving car bombs and mortar rounds in Egypt's Sinai peninsula.
Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi is staying in place, Reuters reported.
Protesters held signs commemorating Shaimaa Al-Sabbagh and Sondos Abu-Bakr, both of whom were killed by police forces during demonstrations.
The New York Times is reporting that negotiations between Jordan and Isis appeared to have collapsed, citing a source in contact with Jordanian officials.
Jordan's government spokesman Mohammad al-Momani announced the government demands proof of life for the Jordanian pilot Mu'ath al-Kasasbeh before they will consider a prisoner exchange for Sajida al-Rashawi.
The probe will investigate accusations made by Sunni politicians and tribal chiefs from Iraq's eastern Diyala province that pro-government militias killed more than 72 unarmed civilians who had fled clashes with Daesh.
A series of attacks occurred in and around Iraq's capital city of Baghdad, killing a total of nine people and injuring 32 others.
The government of Prime Minister Khaled Bahah, which resigned last week, has said it is no longer responsible for running Yemen's affairs
Amin Ahmed Salah Snobar, age 24, traveled to Syria to train with two al-Qaeda affiliates before returning to Israel.
Officials from Iran are due to meet with members of the P5+1 group in Istanbul Thursday in a bid to secure a longterm deal over Tehran's nuclear program.
20,730 foreign fighters, including about 11,000 people from the Middle East, went to Iraq and Syria.
Palestinian protesters attacked the United Nations compound in Gaza following the UN's decision to halt funding for rebuilding homes destroyed during the Israeli war with Hamas.
Seven Houthi fighters were killed following a suspected Al Qaeda attack in the Yemeni central province of al-Bayda Thursday.
Three were injured in an explosion in a bus station in Port Said in the early hours of Thursday, Aswat Masryia reported.
US spokesperson Jen Psaki called on both Israel and Lebanon to "respect the blue line" between both countries and condemned yesterday's Hezbollah attack, which left two Israeli soldiers dead.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon denounced the attack, urging the UN to publicly condemn Hezbollah as a "terrorist organization."
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Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam received assurance from Hezbollah that the recent clashes on the border will not lead to full scale war with Israel.
Safi al-Kassasbeh, the father of Jordanian pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh protests outside the Royal court in Amman
Safi al-Kassasbeh, the father of Jordanian pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh (portrait), who was captured by Islamic State (IS) group militants on December 24 after his F-16 jet crashed while on a mission against the jihadists over northern Syria, protests outside the Royal court in Amman on January 28, 2015.
A senior Daesh commander has been killed together with a dozen of his comrades during a missile strike carried out by the Iraqi army in the troubled northern province of Salahuddin.
Daesh militants set a new deadline to exchange Sajida al-Rishawi for captured Jordanian pilot Mu'ath Kasasbeh by sunset in a new audio recording released Thursday.
A Pakistani militant affiliated with Daesh allegedly received funding from the US to sent recruits to Syria, according to a leading newspaper.
The German anti-Muslim and immigrant group PEGIDA has been thrown into further disarray as it lost its second leader in one week.
As a 24-hour deadline for the release of Iraqi prisoner Sajida al-Rishawi closes without a swap deal, tensions run high in Jordan over fate of captive pilot Muath Kasasbeh, and Daesh releases a new audio recording promising "immediate" execution for both captives if new swap deadline is not met.
January 28, 2015
A UNIFIL soldier – part of a Spanish unit – was also killed in the violence.
After a Hezbollah strikes on an Israeli military convoy in south Lebanon Wednesday, the Lebanese militant group receives mixed reactions from the international community.
The Israeli Defense Forces have confirmed two soldiers died and seven more were injured as a result of a Hezbollah anti-tank guided missile attack early today.
Despite claims made by media agencies, Nasser Judeh of the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied Sajida al-Rishawi has been returned to Iraq.
An Iraqi security source says members of Daesh have abducted approximately 30 people in the troubled northern province of Nineveh, as they continue to wreak havoc in the areas under their control.
Hamas praised Hezbollah for their attack on Israeli soldiers earlier today.
The Kurds have reclaimed Kobani, a symbolic and strategic blow against Daesh, who lost numerous fighters in the battle.
Sheikh Salman, leader of Bahrain's opposition movement, denied all charges against him in court today.
Jordan will release Iraqi prisoner Sajida Mubarak Atrous al-Rishawi in exchange for the captured pilot, Mu'ath Kasasbeh, according to a government spokesperson.
IDF and Hezbollah exchange fire on Israeli-Lebanese border; uncofnirmed number of Israeli soldiers killed
Heavy crossfire is occurring across the Israeli-Lebanese border. Lebanon is using guided anti-tank missiles in Northern Israeli.
A 14-year-old Palestinian boy was injured after an Israeli settler attempted to kidnap the teen near Silwan in Jerusalem Wednesday.
The Israeli Defence Forces have begun drilling on the Israeli-Lebanese border in response to local residents' fear of possible attacks by Hezbollah.
Iraqi prisoner Sajida Mubarak Atrous al-Rishawi is due to be released within hours following last attempts by Jordan and Japan to free the two hostages being held by Daesh.
Thousands of protesters along with family members of the captured Jordanian pilot gathered in Amman and Karak late Tuesday after Daesh militants announced they would execute the hostage within 24 hours.
Bahrain's opposition leader Sheikh Salman will stand trial today having been accused of “promoting regime change by force, threats, and illegal means, and of insulting the Interior Ministry publicly."
Daesh decided to appoint the Salafi Sheikh Ahamd Assir to be the new emir of Lebanon.
Houthi leader Abdel-Malek al-Houthi announced his plans for a peaceful transfer of power following the coup.
Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga speaks to reporters at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo
Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga (R) speaks to reporters at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo early on January 28, 2015.
The UN Security Council condemned the Libya hotel attack in Tripoli, which left several people dead Tuesday.
Israeli forces overnight Wednesday hit Syrian army positions in the occupied Golan Heights, hours after rockets had been fired from the area.
The UN food agency has warned of a looming refugee crisis across the relatively peaceful southern regions of Iraq.
US State Department officials said it was too early to consider the "mission accomplished" in Kobani
January 27, 2015
Unconfirmed reports on Arabic media perport Daesh militants have threatened to kill both Jordanian pilot Mu'ath al-Kaseasbeh and Japanese hostage Kenji Goto if Jordan fails to release Sajida al-Rishawi within 24 hours.
The prominent Tripoli hotel that was attacked by Daesh earlier today is now empty after security forces rescued 12 expats from the 26th floor.
Presidential aide Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak was released to tribes in southern Yemeni province after having been kidnapped by Houthi rebels.
Lebanese carrier Middle East Airlines suspended all flights to and from Baghdad, joining a growing list of airlines who have cancelled service to the Iraqi capital following a gunfire incident Monday night on a flydubai passenger aircraft landing at the Baghdad International Airport.
Syrian media has reported Israeli artillery fire at a Syrian military based in Golan Heights.
Masked gunmen stormed a popular hotel in Libya's capital Tripoli Tuesday morning following a car bomb explosion in the parking lot. Daesh-linked militants claimed responsibility for the attack as
The new Saudi King Salman declared the name of the deputy crown prince: Mohammed bin Nayef, the first grandson of the founder King Abdulaziz to assume the post. But who is the man that will carry the banner of the House of Saud in ruling Saudi Arabia in the future?
According to a report, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan refused to accept the idea of a Kurdish-controlled northern Syria.
The head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Jordan's parliament said Tuesday that the country would "likely" accept a deal to release a prisoner on death row in exchange for a Japanese hostage if the swap also included Jordan's captured fighter pilot.
While hacker group Lizard Squad claimed responsibility, Facebook said the interruption was due to a technical change.
A spokesperson for flydubai confirmed gunfire on one of its carriers upon landing at the Baghdad airport Monday night, but the attack has so far gone unclaimed.
As Iraqi troops hailed success in retaking eastern Iraq's Diyala Monday, Kurdish militia announced the complete drive-out of Daesh militants from the key Syrian border city of Kobane, whose bloody plight has been a focus point in the Kurdish struggle to stave off militants.
The al-Wefaq opposition group of Bahrain, whose leader Sheikh Ali Salman was detained in December following accusations of trying to overthrow the country's long-standing Al Khalifa regime, has called for economic boycotts ahead of Salman's scheduled trial on Wednesday.
Sinai-based militant group Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis, who recently pledged allegiance to Daesh and renamed itself "Sinai Province," released a video on Monday depicting what they said were images of Egyptian security forces mistreating Muslim female protesters, followed by footage of captured police captain Ayman El-Desouki's kidnapping and execution at the hands of the group.
Kurdish people flash the v for victory sign as they celebrate during a demonstration on January 26, 2015