March 5, 2015
An explosion near the border of Turkey hit member of the al-Qaeda affiliated group Thursday.
The Cairo Criminal Court began trying 213 alleged members of a Daesh-affiliated group Thursday.
A "safe haven" in the MidEast, more than half of Jordan's population are refugees coming from unstable neighboring countries.
Iranian diplomat Nour Ahmad Nikbakht returned home Thursday after being taken hostage for years in Yemen.
Conflicting reports emerged Thursday about a Daesh or al-Nusra Front member who was treated, then arrested at a hospital in Bekaa Valley.
Media reports said Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei is still in critical condition after undergoing surgery Thursday.
Israeli settlers set fire to two cars belonging to Palestinians Thursday, spraying racist graffiti nearby.
Almost a year after Obama said chemical weapon use was a "red line," the US is calling for action against the Syrian regime.
President Hadi is trying to have international aid transferred to the Central Bank of Aden, a source said Thursday.
Mohamed Ibrahim has been replaced as interior minister in a cabinet reshuffle Thursday.
28,000 individuals flee ongoing violence in the city of Tikrit, as Iraqi forces and allies launch a massive attack against Daesh to reclaim Salahuddin province.
The Syrian regime attacked the city with a barrel bomb and killed at least 18 civilians, a monitor said Thursday.
The extremist militants set fire to Iraqi oil wells to try to hinder aerial attacks Thursday.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced that Turkey will not provide ground troops to Iraqi and Kurdish forces in the effort to reclaim the city of Mosul from Daesh in April.
After being kidnapped by al-Qaeda members in July 2013, Iranian diplomat Nour-Ahmed Nikbakht has since been released from captivity.
Iraqi government forces, backed by Shia volunteer fighters, battle Daesh in the northern province of Salahuddin, killing ten militants in the process.
Almost 1,000 individuals were arrested in the month of February for various charges, including terrorism, indicating a rapid decline the country's security situation.
A Turkish F-4E aircraft has crashed in central Turkey just one hour after taking off, killing both pilots on board.
PA President Mahmoud Abbas criticized the Israeli government Wednesday for withholding over $100 million worth of tax revenues.
If the Iraqi army takes Tikrit back from Daesh militants, it will be a victory against the extremist group. In the long run, however, will it change anything?
Daesh militants in Raqqa were captured on film throwing a "gay" man from a building, then stoning the victim to death after he survived the fall.
Security forces backed by the US-led coalition killed 38 Daesh militants in Anbar province, the country's army confirmed.
Relief items from Dubai were shipped to Damascus for displaced refugees Wednesday.
More than 350 soldiers who took part in last summer's military onslaught have since received counseling for post-traumatic stress, a report said Wednesday.
March 4, 2015
Hamas increased its security measures on the border Wednesday as tensions between Gaza and Egypt escalate.
The fire lasted four hours and injured 40 people Wednesday.
Rebels attacked a government security building Wednesday, causing tens of casualties on both sides.
The PLO said Wednesday it can't pay the $655 million in damages fined by a New York court.
The Jordanian king called on his citizens Tuesday to be proud of the country's resilience against "enemies of Islam."
The unidentified warplanes struck an airport in a Libyan town allied with the legitimized government Wednesday.
The UN agency is looking to hold discussions with the country about its nuclear program on March 9.
Following news of severe shortages in the embattled Gaza Strip, Israeli officials have agreed to increase water output by some 5 million cubic meters.
An Afghan Shia commander was killed during a battle with southern Syrian rebels for control of key positions between the capital Damascus and the southern city of Daraa, according to activists and Iranian media.
Hundreds were rescued but ten died when migrants left North Africa on Tuesday.
A court reaffirmed a ruling that sentences two policemen to ten years in prison Wednesday, holding the officers responsible for a demonstrator's death.
Syrians enjoy the sun in a park in the city of Damascus. (AFP/ Louai Beshara)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied Monday it held meetings with the Houthi rebel group.
Islamist militants seized control of two oil fields in Libya on Tuesday weeks after the sites were shut down from the violence.
A video emerged Wednesday purporting to show Iraqi military men shooting dead an 11-year-old boy in the northern Iraqi city of Samarra.
A fire in Cairo's conference injured 16 people Wednesday.
A UN envoy called on Israel to investigate the killings of over 2,200 Palestinians during its 50-day offensive in the Gaza Strip last summer.
Let's be frank. We knew what Benjamin Netanyahu was going to say during his speech. Iran has nuclear weapons, no deal can happen with America and Palestinians are pretty much terrorists. Should we be surprised?
An Airbus 330 missed the runway in dense fog at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu early Wednesday morning. Passengers reported safe.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews protested in both New York and Washington DC against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to the US Congress Tuesday.
On Tuesday, the world was focussed on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech at the US Congress. Among the many things he said, Iran was the focus. Will he be the deal breaker between Obama and issue of nuclear weapons?
In this photograph, Afghan resident Pari Gul 35, who lost her hands in a mortar attack on her home during the war with the Soviet Union, shows a handbag she has woven to a shopkeeper in a market in Herat.
In this photograph Afghan resident Pari Gul 35, who lost her hands in a mortar attack on her home during the war with the Soviet Union, shows a handbag she has woven to a shopkeeper in a market in Herat. (AFP/Aref Karim)
Eight people were killed in Yemen's al-Bayda province after bomb targeted members of the country's Houthi movement.
Ten Palestinian Liberation Organization officials were denied entry to Gaza by Israel through the Erez crossing, according to officials.
Iran's ambassador said Tuesday the agreement is a "positive step for deepening nuclear cooperation."
The US president said Tuesday the Israeli leader's speech to Congress contained "nothing new" and offered no alternatives.
March 3, 2015
Three British men living in the UAE were arrested for "national security" concerns Tuesday.
Lebanon deported Tuesday French national Romain Caillet, an expert on Islamist groups who was doing research in the country, according to a General Security source.
As Iraqi forces closed in on Daesh's stronghold of Tikrit on Tuesday, their progress was slowed by jihadist snipers and booby traps.
The prime minister said Tuesday the greatest threat to peace is nuclear power in the hands of "militant Islamists."
The aid to Iraq will be used in the country's fight against Daesh, Turkey's envoy said Tuesday.
Israeli troops shot and injured a young Palestinian man during clashes in the West Bank on Tuesday.
Afghan security forces have been battling the militants alone since NATO-led troops finished their mission in December.
As Daesh militants launched a fierce offensive in northeastern Syria, over a dozen Assyrian Christians have fled into Lebanon since Monday.
Hadi's focus shifted to Saudi Arabia after another venue inside the country for UN-brokered talks was rejected.
A Palestinian was killed and 15 others injured when a gas barrel exploded inside a restaurant in Gaza Strip, a state-run news agency said.
The Lebanese army has expanded its assault against Daesh along the Syrian border.
Israel on Tuesday ordered families to destroy their homes for settlement expansions, a day after Palestinians announced a war crime case against the country.
At least 400 families have fled their homes after Daesh began shelling the residential area of al-Baghdadi.
Daesh said a US suicide bomber blew himself up during clashes with the Iraqi army in Tikrit. The country's security forces have yet to respond.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address the US Congress later today, continuing his face off with US President Barak Obama on the Iran nuclear deal.
A militant and Lebanese solder were killed in a gun battle during a raid near the northern city of Tripoli, the army said.
Iraqi forces and volunteer fighters have recaptured the town of Hamrin in Salahuddin province from Daesh.
Durham County District Attorney Roger Echols will seek the death penalty for the man accused of killing three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, NC.
More US congress members have decided not to attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to congress.
Libya's internationally-recognized Tobruk-based parliament voted to re-enter UN peace negotiations between rival political groups.
In response to a request from the US, Australia pledged 300 troops to bolster an international training coalition, the country's Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced Tuesday.
A report stated Israel will respond to any attack by Hezbollah in the disputed territory of Syria's Golan Heights, including Shebaa Farms.
Numerous attacks across the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad killed at least seven people and injured 33 others on Monday.
US security adviser Susan Rice addressed AIPAC, ensuring the audience of Obama's dedication and commitment to Israel.
UN envoy Robert Serry on Sunday urged Israel to lift the Gaza blockade, calling the actions of the Jewish state "unacceptable".
Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif asserted that reaching a comprehensive agreement on Iran's nuclear program will require the swift end of all sanctions against the country.
Some members denied a "rift" between Muslim Brotherhood branches, Asharq al-Awsat reported Monday.
March 2, 2015
The ten detainees are believed to be Turkish citizens, AP reported Monday.
An explosive device in front of the High Court in Cairo injured 11 on Monday, state TV reported.
Palestine plans to lodge its first case against Israel with the International Criminal Court on April 1.
A spokesman for the Revolutionary Forces in Aleppo said Monday the envoy has been "implementing the regime agenda."
Reports of the 'demise' of the relation between Israel and US are false, the prime minister told Americans Monday.
Former Libyan general Khalifa Haftar was appointed as army commander for the country's internationally-recognized government.
Thousands of Palestinians rallied in Khan Yunis and Gaza City on Sunday to protest Egypt's decision to list Hamas as a "terrorist organization.”
A Cairo court acquitted 12 minors arrested on charges of illegal protests on Jan. 25, marking the revolution's fourth anniversary.
A bomb exploded in downtown Cairo at the building of the High Court.
Daesh has allegedly executed four Sunni tribesmen as punishment for collaborating with the Iraqi government.
Policy negotiations with Europe are underway as Turkey pushes to be a part of the EU.
Displaced Assyrians, who had fled their hometowns due to Islamic State Group attacks against their communities, take part in a prayer at the Ibrahim-al Khalil Melkite Greek Catholic church
Displaced Assyrians, who had fled their hometowns due to Islamic State Group (IS) attacks against their communities, take part in a prayer at the Ibrahim-al Khalil Melkite Greek Catholic church
Egyptian expats have been fleeing Libya by the thousands after Daesh released a video purportedly showing the mass execution of 21 Egyptian nationals.
A Saudi diplomat was released after spending three years as an al-Qaeda hostage in Yemen.
Four Syrian refugees died in a fire on Monday in Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will inform US lawmakers of details on the nuclear deal between Iran and America, a senior official said.
Five people were arrested during a protest against the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a well-known American pro-Israeli lobby.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has landed in Washington, DC.
On Monday Israeli forces arrested three nationals for selling raw weapon-making materials to Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
If sheeple happen to believe any words that comes out of Benjamin Netanyahu's mouth, whether that be at Congress, or during the elections, it's the same problems, just a different day.
A US drone strike in the Markha district of Shabwa in southern Yemen killed three suspected members of al-Qaeda.
The Iraqi army along with Shia militias have pushed Daesh out two areas within the city of Tikrit.
Daesh militants killed at least three Iraqi minors in Anbar Province Sunday, while three women were injured. Meanwhile, the country's military said it is preparing for a wide-scale operation in Tikrit.