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So far, militants have released seven Lebanese captives and killed three. (AFP/FIle)
04:00 GMT
A source involved in Qatari-led mediations said Islamist militants holding at least 27 Lebanese soldiers and policeman hostage has given an updated list of demands.

October 31, 2014

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said the Swedish government should understand that MENA relations are "more complex than one of IKEA's flat-pack pieces of furniture. (AFP/FIle)
18:58 GMT
Absurdity ensues as IKEA finds itself at the heart of a word's war amid Sweden's recognition of a Palestinian state.
The US Navy Seal who reportedly fired the bullet that shot dead Osama Bin Laden will reveal his identity next month during a two-part interview with Fox News about the operation. (AFP/File)
16:23 GMT
The US Navy Seal who reportedly fired the lethal shot to Osama Bin Laden is set to reveal his identity during a televised interview with Fox News in November.
A crowd of Turkish Kurds greet a convoy of Iraqi Peshmerga reinforcements preparing to cross into Syria's Kobani. (AFP/File)
15:53 GMT
Syrian Kurdish fighters said a group of ten peshmerga fighters trickled into Kobani after crossing the Turkish border Thursday to survey the area and prepare for the arrival of 150 additional fighters awaiting deployment to the besieged town,
Solidarity protests took place across the Gaza Strip Friday, with supporters ranging from Hamas affiliates to Islamic Jihad followers. (AFP/File)
15:41 GMT
Thousands took to the streets of the Gaza Strip Friday during a march of solidarity against Israeli actions in Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound.
The Molotov attack follows two attacks in Sinai last week, whose 31-soldier casualty represented the deadliest violence since Morsi's ousting in 2013. (AFP/File)
13:30 GMT
Masked men attacked an Egyptian police station with Molotov cocktails Friday, following a violent trend that's rocked the country's government and police facilities with heightened aggression this year.
Egyptian Sufi Muslims attend a celebration marking the birth of Iman Ibrahim el-Desouki, who lived from 1255 to 1296 and founded the Desouki Order, on October 30, 2014 in the Egyptian Nile Delta town of Kafr el-Sheikh. In Egypt, millions of Muslims belong to Sufi orders -- a branch of Islam which preaches introspection and mysticism. But many consider it to be separate from Islam or as heretical. (AFP / MOHAMED EL-SHAHED)
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Egyptian Sufi Muslims attend a celebration marking the birth of Iman Ibrahim el-Desouki
Once hailed as a cradle to peaceful government resistance, the villages in Hama's eastern countryside fear an IS take-over is near. (AFP/File)
10:32 GMT
Amid an ever-transforming conflict, villages of al-Silmiya, in Hama's eastern countryside, watch warily
Despite police restrictions, hundreds of Palestinians attended Hijazi's funeral. (AFP/File)
09:09 GMT
Tensions have surged at the al-Aqsa compound this week following the violent killing of a Palestinian and attempted killing of a Jewish activist that spurred the compound to close its doors for the first time since 1967.
Accusations of terror support have bounced between Hezbollah and Saudi Arabia in recent weeks amid growing international IS concern. (AFP/File)
07:34 GMT
Amid mounting Hezbollah's accusations of terror support, the head of the Saudi National Guard said the kingdom is a 'fierce enemy' of extremism.
SodaStream International Ltd. announced the plant in the Mishor Adumin industrial zone will close in 2015. (File/AFP)
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SodaStream International Ltd. announced the plant in the Mishor Adumin industrial zone will close in 2015. It said work at the plant, and at another in northern Israel, will be relocated.

October 30, 2014

Stockholm's foreign minister announced the decision to recognize the Palestinian Authority (PA) as "the State of Palestine." (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT
Israel recalled their ambassador to Sweden after Sweden officially recognized Palestine as a state.
The Al Aqsa Mosque was completely closed for the first time since 2000. (File/AFP)
18:07 GMT
Israeli authorities decided to reopen the Al Aqsa Mosque for Muslim worshipers.
There are fresh fears of a new Palestinian uprising following the outbreak of clashes in East Jerusalem. (File/AFP)
16:24 GMT
Fresh clashes in Jerusalem happened after Israeli police shot dead a 32-year-old Palestinian man suspected of having tried to kill a far-right Jewish activist.
The Iraqis were taken from their villages Wednesday night. (AFP/File)
13:05 GMT
The bodies of 150 members of an Iraqi Sunni tribe who fought IS militants were found in Iraq Thursday.
Israeli forces have denied all Palestinians entry into the al-Aqsa Mosque over the death of an Israeli rabbi. (AFP/File)
10:53 GMT
Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas has called Israel's decision to close al-Aqsa mosque compound a "declaration of war."
Yemen's security forces cracked down on Al Qaeda terror cells following a deadly suicide bombing on October 9, 2014 (File/AFP)
10:40 GMT
Yemen's security forces captured four Al Qaeda operatives late Wednesday including a suspect involved in a suicide bomb attack earlier in the month.
Millions of Syrians have fled to neighboring countries since the start of the war in 2011. (AFP/File)
10:14 GMT
At least one million Syrians live in Lebanon as refugees. Many refugees are happy to have escaped the brutal war raging in their home country, but some are also fearful of their wary hosts.
The move came less than a month after Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven announced that his government decided to recognize the state of Palestine. (AFP/File)
09:04 GMT
The Swedish government officially recognized Palestine as an independent state Thursday.
Rice made the comments while addressing a crowd at the Washington Ideas Forum. (AFP/File)
08:16 GMT
Chances of reaching a nuclear deal with Iran by the November 24th deadline are "50 percent or less," according to the US National Security Advisor Susan Rice.
Israeli police stand behind a security perimeter where Yehuda Glick was shot in Jerusalem, October 29, 2014 (File/AFP)
07:48 GMT
Israeli security forces killed a Palestinian man Thursday believed to be the suspect who shot and injured a far-right Jewish activist in Jerusalem.
A Kurdish peshmerga fighter flashes the "victory" sign as his convoy passes through the Iraq-Turkey border, October 29, 2014 (File/AFP)
07:30 GMT
Thousands of Turkish Kurds flocked to the streets of Suruç as Iraqi peshmearga forces arrived to battle IS militants in the Syrian border town of Kobani.
This is the first time Al Aqsa compound has been shut down since 1967. (AFP/File)
07:27 GMT
Israeli authorities on Thursday shut the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem following the shooting of a far-right Jewish rabbi.
The Call of Tunisia party secured 85 of the 217 seats in parliament. (AFP/File)
07:11 GMT
Tunisia's Nidaa Tounes Party, also known as Call of Tunisia, has officially won the Tunisian elections.
Bekaa Valley has been the centre of clashes between Syrian militants and Lebanon's army in recent months (File/AFP)
07:10 GMT
Dangerous clashes erupted on Wednesday evening between militants and Lebanon's army near Bekaa Valley towns, close to the border with Syria.
Iraq's army claimed to have regained the initiative in the fight against IS (File/AFP)
06:46 GMT
Iraq's military prepared to retake the strategic town of Amiriyah Fallujah in Anbar province, which is currently overrun by Islamic State militants.
The UN has repeatedly expressed concern that Libya will plunge into chaos. (AFP/File)
06:06 GMT
A fresh spate of clashes in the northeastern Libyan city of Benghazi has claimed the lives of at least 10 people.
Georgian Muslim students pray on October 28, 2014 during a rally in front of the office of the prime minister in Tbilisi, demanding that Georgian Muslims be allowed to build new mosques. (AFP / VANO SHLAMOV)
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Georgian Muslim students pray on October 28, 2014 during a rally in front of the office
Yehuda Glick is chairman of the extremist Israeli organization Temple Mount Heritage Fund (File/AFP)
05:49 GMT
The controversial American-Israeli activist Yehuda Glick was shot and injured during a rally in Jerusalem Wednesday.
PLO Ambassador to the UN Riyad Mansour told the Security Council on Wednesday "east Jerusalem has always maintained an Arab and Islamic identity and will continue to do so" (AFP/ File Archive).
04:51 GMT
In response to statements made by Palestine and Israel at an emergency United Nations Security Council meeting on Wednesday, the UN called the announcement of the new settlements, as well as the recent terror attacks, “worrisome developments.”
The report prepared by the ‎committee tackles controversial issues such as the ‎protest law, sexual harassment, violations of human ‎rights in Sinai Peninsula and prison custody.‎ (AFP/File)
04:00 GMT
A national committee led by transitional justice and house of representatives affairs minister Ibrahim El-Heneidy will meet Thursday to make a final review ‎of a report about the situation of human rights in Egypt ‎over the last four years.

October 29, 2014

The Deputy Foreign Minister of Kobani confirmed the children's release. (AFP/File)
19:40 GMT
Islamic State militants freed 25 Kurdish school children Wednesday.
The Iraqi army, along with Kurdish and tribal forces, have been battling IS militants since June. (AFP/File)
19:16 GMT
IS militants have executed at least 46 members of a tribe fighting against the terrorist group in Iraq's Anbar Province.
Millions of Syrians have fled the civil war. (AFP/File)
17:49 GMT
A Syrian army helicopter allegedly dropped two barrel bombs on a displaced persons camp in Idlib Wednesday.
Israel recently announced the construction of over 1,000 new settler homes as tensions rise. (AFP/File)
16:03 GMT
The UN Security Council is due to hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday over current tensions between Israelis and Palestinians.
Yemen has been dogged by political turmoil since 2011. (AFP/File)
15:21 GMT
Shiite Houthi militants managed on Wednesday to seize control of the central Yemeni city of Radmah following fierce clashes with local armed tribesmen.
Egypt's universities have witnessed hundreds of protests by students since 2011. (AFP/File)
14:21 GMT
Egyptian police have arrested 34 students following clashes at the country’s universities.
Roughly 1,300 of the fighters are members of IS, while the rest are mainly members of al Nusra Front. (AFP/File)
12:41 GMT
More than 250 Jordanian Jihadi Salafists who joined movements in Syria fighting against the regime of President Bashar Assad have been killed since early 2011.
Two senior Islamic State commanders were allegedly killed by the air strikes (File/AFP)
12:16 GMT
Iraqi fighter jets targeting Islamic State positions in Mosul killed a large number of militants, according to Fars News Agency.
Women mourn at the funeral of a 15-year-old boy who was shot dead by Bahrain's police force during a protest, May 24, 2014 (File/AFP)
11:57 GMT
Amnesty International condemned a decision by Bahrain's government to deport ten dissidents whose citizenships were revoked in 2012 without a trial.
Islamic State militants are believed to be making up to $3 million a day from seized oil and gas refineries in Iraq and Syria (File/AFP)
11:02 GMT
The Islamic State attacked an oil and gas field Wednesday, killing at least 30 of the Syrian regime's forces, according to a London-based human rights group.
Jordan's King Abdullah walks with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas during a visit to the West Bank (File/AFP)
09:52 GMT
Jordan has requested an urgent meeting with the UN Security Council over Israeli plans to build settlement units in Jerusalem and ongoing violence at the Al Aqsa Mosque.
Unnamed Islamist websites encouraged attacks against American or international schools across the Middle East (File/AFP)
08:49 GMT
US officials issued strong security warnings for American schools in the Middle East against potential terrorist attacks after an extremist website threatened to target Western educational facilities.
Lebanese boys look at a bullet-riddled Islamist mural in Tripoli's Bab al-Tabbaneh neighborhood on Oct. 28. Three days of fierce fighting between Lebanese forces and armed Islamists killed at least 16 and forced thousands to flee. (AFP/Ibrahim Chalhoub)
08:17 GMT
A Lebanese military official said that as many as 500 Islamist militants had taken part in the four-day battle against Lebanese security and military forces.
Maryam, a refugee from Syria, smiles as her family talks with reporters in 2013 at Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp (Albawaba File Photo/J. Zach Hollo).
07:22 GMT
Jordan's foreign minister said that until a political solution to the Syrian crisis is reached, there is an urgent need for a bigger international response to support host countries, especially Jordan.
A report from the Washington Institute found that poverty is a root cause for violence and terrorism (File/AFP)
07:18 GMT
Is it time to make the most of the anti-IS sentiment across Lebanon? According to a recent report, around one percent of the country's Sunni population supports IS and it's not just terrorism that's to blame.
Kurds in Turkey celebrate as a convoy of peshmerga fighters cross at the Habur border along the Turkish-Iraqi border with heavy weapons on Oct. 29. (AFP/Ilyas Akengin)
06:51 GMT
The Kurdish regional government in Iraq has sent its forces to fight alongside the Kurdish groups in Kobani under a special arrangement with Turkey.
A Tourist waves an Australian flag as he looks out of the window of a luxury train at a station in Tehran after arriving in the Iranian capital from Budapest on October 27, 2014. The tourists from Germany, Russia, Switzerland, Denmark, Britain, Australia, Spain, Singapore and Turkey spent two weeks visiting Tabriz, Zanjan, Yazd, Isfahan, Shiraz before arriving in Tehran for their flight back to Istanbul. (AFP / ATTA KENARE)
06:24 GMT
A Tourist waves an Australian flag as he looks out of the window of a luxury train
The US has donated up to $3 billion in humanitarian aid for displaced Syrians since March, 2011 (File/AFP)
06:01 GMT
US authorities said they would donate an additional $10 million in humanitarian aid through the UN for Syrian refugees.
The father of Jaffar Deghayes holds up a photo of his other son Abdullah, who was also killed fighting in Syria (Image: The Independent)
05:30 GMT
A 17-year-old British Muslim was killed fighting Bashar al-Assad's forces in Syria five months after his brother joined the militant group al-Nusra Front and also died.
Rescue teams were dispatched to the Turkish town of Emerak, close to the country's Mediterranean coastline (File/AFP)
04:00 GMT
Dozens of miners remained trapped after flooding inside a coal mine caused it to collapse in the Turkish town of Emerek.

October 28, 2014

Israel's defence minister Moshe Ya'alon introduced new rules banning Palestinians from travelling on Israeli buses (File/AFP)
19:00 GMT
Israeli human rights group B'Tselem likened the country's bus ban for Palestinians to apartheid after a directive was issued to prevent them using Israeli bus lines in the occupied West Bank.
UN officials warned that an "Immense" humanitarian crisis was unfolding in Iraq (File/AFP)
18:00 GMT
Around 5.2 million Iraqis are in dire need of humanitarian assistance from the international community this winter, the UN warned.
Fighting ended between Lebanon's army and militants in the port city of Tripoli where over 42 people were killed (File/AFP)
17:00 GMT
Lebanon's army arrested 83 suspected militants during a widespread clampdown in northern Lebanon Tuesday after 42 people were killed during clashes in Tripoli.
Lebanon is now home to over 1.5 million Syrian refugees fleeing the neighboring conflict (File/AFP)
16:00 GMT
Lebanon's Prime Minister Tamman Salam on Tuesday called on the international community to fund the mass influx of Syrian refugees in the country.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's comments come after Israel announced the plans for 1,060 settlement units in East Jerusalem (File/AFP)
14:35 GMT
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended Israel's announcement to build over 1,000 new illegal settlement units in East Jerusalem following US criticism.
Egypt will create a 20-meter channel along the border with Gaza as a security precaution (File/AFP)
13:34 GMT
Egyptian authorities announced plans to create a buffer zone along the border with Gaza following a suicide bombing that killed 30 soldiers in the Sinai Peninsula.
Abu Mohammad al Maqdisi was arrested by Jordanian security forces Monday (Image: YouTube screenshot)
13:12 GMT
A high-profile al Qaeda scholar was arrested by Jordanian authorities Monday for distributing terrorist material on the internet.
Palestinian children sit in the West Bank refugee camp of Jalazoun, overlooking an Israeli settlement (File/AFP)
11:34 GMT
Jordan slammed the Israeli government's announcement to build over 1,000 settlement units in occupied East Jerusalem.
Assad's regime continues to battle multiple insurgent groups inside Syria. (AFP/File)
09:53 GMT
Syrian military forces have repelled an offensive by al-Qaeda-linked militants against the northwestern city of Idlib
NGOs in Egypt have faced heavy security surveillance and pressure by authorities for decades. (AFP/File)
09:16 GMT
Egyptian airport authorities have barred a Danish Institute for Human Rights official from entering the country over "suspicious training” for Egyptian youth.
A senior member of the group said that his party has "a moral obligation" towards the supporters of the Popular Front, Afek Tounes, and Social Democratic Path. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
The Call of Tunisia party would opt to form an alliance with "democratic" parties to secure a majority in the parliament, a senior group member has said.
John Cantlie has been featured in multiple IS propaganda videos. (Photo courtesy of YouTube)
08:23 GMT
IS militants have released a new video with British hostage John Cantlie.
Millions of Syrians have fled the raging violence in their country. (AFP/File)
08:10 GMT
Children in refugee camps in Lebanon are often forced to work for incredibly low wages to help their impoverished families.
Ennadha Party founder Rachid Ghannouchi gives a speech during the legislative election on October 27, 2014 Ennahda won 69 seats behind The "Call of Tunisia" which won 84 seats (Fadel Senna /AFP).
07:48 GMT
The "Call of Tunisia" won 84 seats in the 217-member National Assembly, followed by Ennahda with 69 seats, according to an AA tally.
The Syrian-Turkish border town has been the scene of fierce battles between Kurdish groups and IS since mid-September. (AFP/File)
06:42 GMT
Iraqi Kurdish fighters are waiting on a green light from Turkey to enter into Kobani and fight IS militants.
Relatives mourn next to the coffin of Lebanese soldier Ibrahim Salheb, who was killed during clashes between Lebanese military and armed Islamist militants in the northern Lebanese port city of Tripoli, during his funeral in Rayak, in the Bekaa valley, on October 27, 2014. The fighting was the fiercest bout of Syria-related violence in the northern port city since the 2011 outbreak of the civil war in Lebanon's neighbour, leaving 11 soldiers and five civilians dead between Friday and Sunday. (AFP / STR)
06:12 GMT
Relatives mourn next to the coffin of Lebanese soldier Ibrahim Salheb, who was killed during clashes between Lebanese
At least 250 people have been killed in clashes between al-Qaeda militants and Houthi fighters. (AFP/File)
05:52 GMT
Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Yemen confirm they have retreated from their strongholds in the al-Manasseh area of the southern province of al-Bayda.

October 27, 2014

So far ISIS has executed two Lebanese soldiers (AFP/File Archive).
20:00 GMT
ISIS is threatening to kill two captives if demands they submitted to the Lebanese government are not met, media reported Monday.
The army’s operation to empty the city of the Islamist fighters was now “over” and that the army was carrying out mopping-up operations to clear out any remaining gunmen (AFP/File Archive).
18:00 GMT
Fighting between Islamists and the Lebanese army in Tripoli appeared to have stopped on Monday morning.
The new city is expected to be built on an area of 2,700 acres on Tantur Hill near the Arab community of Jdeideh in western Galilee (AFP/ File Archive).
16:12 GMT
For the first time since the establishment of Israel in 1948, the Israeli authorities are considering a plan to build a new "Arab city"
The Jordanian Monarch, His Majesty King Abdullah, (pictured) reiterated Jordan’s full support to Iraqis in their endeavours to regain Iraq’s security and stability, deemed “crucial for regional security and stability” (AFP/File Archive).
15:33 GMT
His Majesty King Abdullah and Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi on Sunday discussed international and regional efforts exerted to confront the dangers of terrorist groups and their radical ideologies.
US Army Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson called it an "historic day" (File/AFP)
12:40 GMT
NATO ended its combat mission in Afghanistan's Helmand Province Sunday, concluding the 13-year war by transferring responsibility of two air bases to the country's military.
Idlib has been controlled by Assad's forces for over a year. (AFP/File)
12:26 GMT
Militants associated with al-Qaeda stormed a government building in Idlib Monday.
Around 30 soldiers were killed following militant attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Friday (File/AFP)
11:58 GMT
Peace talks with Israel were put on hold due to the attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, the head of Palestine's ceasefire delegation team said.
Anti-government Houthis chant as they guard a checkpoint in Yemen's capital Sa'ana, September 21, 2014 (File/AFP)
10:12 GMT
At least 30 people, predominantly Shia Houthi militants, were killed in violent clashes late Sunday while fighting continues throught the al-Qaeda stronghold of Manaseh.
The UN has condemned Israel's continued construction of homes in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
09:07 GMT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has approved the construction of 1,060 new settler units in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Lebanese soldiers check ID cards while security is heightened in Tripoli, following intense clashes (File/AFP)
08:47 GMT
Thousands of Lebanese families fled the northern city of Tripoli following a week of intense clashes between the country's army and al-Nusra Front militants.
Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi called the deadly Sinai attacks an "existential war" (File/AFP)
08:01 GMT
Egyptian officials are due to meet foreign ambassadors in Cairo to ask for support in the country's battle against terrorism.
According to preliminary results, Call of Tunisia has won 38 percent of the parliament's seats. (AFP/File)
07:11 GMT
The secular Call of Tunisia party has taken the lead in Tunisia's elections.
Fighting in Kobani has killed more than 800 people. (AFP/File)
06:50 GMT
Kurdish forces thwarted a new attempt Sunday by IS fighters to cut off the Syrian town of Kobani from the border with Turkey.
American journalist James Foley was beheaded by IS militants in August, 2014 (File/AFP)
06:39 GMT
American journalist James Foley spent most of his time being guarded by three British militants while in captivity. After interviews with family members and former hostages, The New York Times pieced together what happened in his last few months.
Libya plunged into chaos following the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime dictator Muammar Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
06:19 GMT
Renewed clashes in Benghazi have left 30 dead.
US officials urged for calm following clashes in Jerusalem and the West Bank (File/AFP)
06:10 GMT
Thousands of Palestinians gathered in the West Bank town of Silwad to attend the funeral of a 14-year-old boy who was shot dead by Israeli forces on Friday.
A Thai Muslim student holds a protest placard as she marks the Tak Bai 10th anniversary of the deaths of 85 anti-government protesters at the central mosque in Pattani province on October 25, 2014. A grinding conflict has claimed more than 6,000 lives in a decade across the kingdom's Muslim-majority southernmost provinces, where shadowy rebels are fighting for a level of autonomy from the Thai state. (AFP / Tuwaedaniya MERINGING)
06:08 GMT
A Thai Muslim student holds a protest placard as she marks the Tak Bai 10th anniversary of the deaths of 85 anti-government protesters at the central mosque in Pattani province on October 25, 2014.
Abadi met with King Abdullah II and Prime Minister Abdullah Nsur. (AFP/File)
05:53 GMT
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met with King Abdullah II in Amman Sunday.

October 26, 2014

Lebanese soldiers continue to battle militants near Tripoli. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT
The death toll from three days of fighting between Lebanese troops and IS-inspired militants has risen to 27.
Kurdish fighters have been battling IS fighters in Kobani for weeks. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT
Seven militants from the Islamic State (IS) have been killed in the ongoing clashes with the forces defending Ain Al-Arab in northern Syria.
Houthis have been battling al-Qaeda for control of multiple cities across Yemen. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT
Ansarullah fighters in Yemen have managed to drive out al-Qaeda-linked militants from one of their strongholds in the strategic province of al-Bayda.
Libya faces rising insecurity as multiple armed militias battle each other and the Libyan government. (AFP/File)
14:47 GMT
At least 17 Libyans were injured Sunday in renewed clashes near the capital.
In Syria and Iraq, IS militants are deliberately destroying pre-Islamic works of art. (File/AFP)
14:46 GMT
IS militants are ruthlessly destroying religious artifacts in Syria, but they're also using them to fund the caliphate.
The Lebanese army has been engaged in fierce clashes with militants in the north since Friday night. (AFP/File)
13:23 GMT
Militants in northern Lebanon have kidnapped a second Lebanese soldier.
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas addresses a conference in Ramallah, September 11, 2014 (File/AFP)
13:08 GMT
Egyptian officials postponed Gaza ceasefire talks between Palestine and Israel which were scheduled for Monday.
President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi said on Saturday that the attacks were carried out with "foreign support." (AFP/File)
11:46 GMT
The Egyptian military launched fresh air strikes in North Sinai on Sunday, killing five suspected militants.
According to the UN, over 1,000 people have been killed in Iraq in September. (AFP/File)
11:31 GMT
At least eight Shia volunteer fighters have been killed in a bomb attack near Baghdad.
Over 300 Israeli public figures signed the letter calling for an independent Palestinian state (File/AFP)
10:46 GMT
Hundreds of left-wing Israeli public figures urged the Spanish Parliament to support the resolution for a Palestinian State ahead of the country's vote.
The Syrian al-Qaeda wing al-Nusra threatened to begin executing hostages amid intensified clashes between the Lebanese army and IS-inspired militants in Arsal. (AFP/File)
10:11 GMT
The militant group said on Sunday it would begin execute captive Lebanese soldiers and policeman in response to the country's recent crackdown on Tripoli jihadists.
King Abdullah condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Egypt, which killed dozens of soldiers this weekend (File/AFP)
09:08 GMT
King Abdullah on Saturday offered his condolences to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi following two terrorist attacks in the Sinai Peninsula.
A Tunisian woman holds up an inked finger after voting in the country's first elections in 2011 following the fall of long-time dictator, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. (AFP/File)
07:53 GMT
After a lively electoral campaign riddled with political money and fierce debate, the birthplace nation of the Arab Spring opened polling station doors Sunday for fresh parliamentary elections.
Around 200 fighters are preparing to leave for Syria through Turkey (File/AFP)
07:40 GMT
The first batch of Iraq's Peshmerga forces are due to leave for the Syrian border town of Kobani to battle Islamic State militants.