August 18, 2014
Armed men attacked the motorcade of a Saudi prince Monday.
A strong earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale shook three provinces in western Iran, injuring at least 50 people. No fatalities were reported.
Lebanon's army requested fixed-wing aircrafts from the U.S. to support troops battling extremists in and around the border town of Arsal, an official said.
Early on Monday morning the IDF destroyed the Hebron area West Bank homes of the suspected murderers of the three Jewish teens who were abducted and killed in June.
A Cairo criminal court lifted the media ban on former President Mohamed Morsi's trial.
The humanitarian situation in Gaza has worsened after more than one week of an agreed ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.
Britain dragged deeper into Iraq conflict: 150 more special forces on way as minister says mission will take months.
Qatar announced on Saturday that it has decided to donate $1,000 to each Palestinian family whose house was destroyed during Operation Protective Edge.
Clashes between Druze and Bedouins in southern Syria killed 15 people.
Models take part in the "Miss Bikini" event, part of "World Next Top Model 2014
Syria's air force continued to carry out dozens of strikes against ISIS militants in Raqqa Sunday, killing 31 extremists and eight civilians.
A Hamas spokesman on Sunday accused Israel of "stalling" in ongoing negotiations in Cairo to achieve a long-term truce in Gaza, stressing that "the ball is in the Israeli occupation's court."
August 17, 2014
Up to 3,000 women and girls kidnapped by Islamic State jihadis in Iraq in just a fortnight - and hundreds of men who refuse to convert have been shot dead.
The Syrian army's jet fighters have launched a series of fresh aerial strikes against the strongholds of Takfiri ISIL militants in northern Syria, killing nineteen ISIL militants and injuring tens of others.
The Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has ruled out any negotiations whatsoever over the Islamic Republic's defensive missile capabilities.
Iraq's President Fuad Masoum said his government would make a "series of communications and initiatives" with Saudi Arabia to ensure strong ties with the kingdom.
Israel's communication minister said that Tel Aviv had not decided about an Egyptian proposal for a long-term ceasefire with Hamas.
Prime Minister David Cameron said militant group ISIS could "reach the streets of Britain" and promised swifter action against the extremist group in Iraq.
The rise of the Islamic State and their terrifying ideology is bringing together enemies from all sides of the spectrum.
Kurdish Peshmergas backed by U.S. air strikes launched a major operation to retake control of Iraq's largest dam in Mosul from Islamic State militants.
The Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency arrived in Tehran for talks about Iran's nuclear program.
Only six hours of electricity per day remained in most of Gaza as shortages continued following Israeli shelling of the Strip's sole power plant two weeks ago.
The UK government faces a potential lawsuit over its continued arms sales to Israel as speculation continues that British-made weapons may have been used to commit war crimes in Gaza.
Palestinian and Israeli delegations are due to resume negotiations Sunday for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza, according to AFP.
At least ten suspected militants were killed in separate U.S. drone strikes over eastern and southern parts of Yemen, a local official confirmed.
Heavy fighting has broken out between rival militia groups in Tripoli.
ISIS extremists in Syria executed 700 members of the al-Sheitaat tribe, while 1,800 people remain missing, according to a British-based monitoring group.
A New York Branch of the Arab Bank is viewed on East 52nd Street August 14, 2014 in New York.
Dozens of families who fled their homes during the Israeli offensive on Gaza took refuge in al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City, and informal tent communities have sprung up amid houses now reduced to rubble.
August 16, 2014
Heavy fighting has broken out between rival militia groups in the Libyan capital of Tripoli shortly after the new UN envoy announced plans to visit the country soon for ceasefire negotiations.
A number of political parties that came into being after the 2011 revolution have said that they are in serious negotiations to join the electoral alliance led by the country's oldest liberal party, the Wafd Party.
Sources in the Islamic Jihad and Hamas indicated that the Egyptian proposal does not meet the current demands of the Palestinian people and that therefore it is highly unlikely they will accept it.
Lebanese PM Tammam Salam reassured relatives of kidnapped soldiers and police officers Saturday that the state was exerting all efforts possible to secure the release of their loved ones.
At least three Afghan policemen have been killed when US-led foreign forces launched an airstrike in Afghanistan’s northern province of Parwan.
The mayor of Tfail said Saturday that the Syrian army ordered residents to evacuate in 48 hours before the military shells the tiny eastern border village in Lebanon.
A Lion (R) and lioness look on from inside their cage at the Bisan City tourist village zoo
French authorities are seeking to provide the Lebanese army with used weapons under a $3 billion deal financed by Saudi Arabia, the Kuwaiti al-Anbaa newspaper reported on Saturday.
Iraq’s Kurdish officials say ISIL Takfiri militants have massacred around 100 members of the Izadi (Yazidi) minority in a village in the north of the country.
Israel released 96 Palestinian prisoners in Jerusalem Friday who were part of nearly 600 arrested in relation to protests over murdered Palestinian teen, Muhammad Abu Khdeir.
August 15, 2014
The death toll in Gaza reached 1,980 Friday, which officials attribute to a lack of medical supplies and facilities for the critically wounded.
Almost a dozen ancient Shiite shrines and mosques were destroyed by Isis militants in western Iraq.
After a bloody battle between the Lebanese army and Syrian militants in Arsal, Lebanon PM Salam spoke Friday about rebuilding the town and addressing a growing number of Syrian refugees he said were partially to blame.
With peace treaties being discussed, Israeli authorities have announced plans to open the Karem Shalom crossing to allow humanitarian supplies into Gaza.
The Islamic Jihad has announced a planned truce agreement with Israel at the end of the five-day ceasefire brokered by Egypt. Agreement will include the end of Israeli offensive and the expansion of fishing zone and imports in Gaza.
In a nationally televised address, Maliki agreed to step down as Iraq's PM, and welcomes the newly-nominated Abadi,
Demonstrators with Egyptian Americans for Democracy and Human Rights stage a reenactment of the Rabaa Massacre in Cairo, when Egyptian police opened fire on demonstrators opposed
At least six were killed Thursday and tens arrested as police suppressed demonstrations organized by Islamists across Egyptian cities to mark the anniversary of last year's mass killings of protesters.
August 14, 2014
Deputy secretary-general of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Ziad al-Nakhaala said on Thursday that a long-term ceasefire that would include the lifting of the siege on Gaza would be announced soon.
Thousands of Izadi Kurds have been killed or displaced since the ISIL terrorists attacked the mountainous Sinjar region in northern Iraq.
A supporter of toppled President Mohamed Morsy was killed during clashes between Muslim Brotherhood members and security troops on top of Nahya bridge near Mohandessin district in Giza.
Israel secured supplies of ammunition from the Pentagon last month without the approval of the White House or the State Department.
Despite a five-day ceasefire extension brokered in Cairo, Israeli airstrikes claim two more lives in Gaza.
A Palestinian man was killed Thursday after being hit by a settler car close to the illegal settlement of Barkan in the West Bank.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's Dawa Party has announced its commitment to Haider al-Abadi
Lebanon charged 43 jihadists Thursday over gun battles with the Lebanese Army in Arsal.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdad has given Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Kurds reason to unite against ISIS attacks. Nevertheless, Obama has to take al-Baghdadi seriously.
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood is calling for protests Thursday to commemorate the violent dispersal of the Rabaa and Nahda protest camps exactly one year ago.
Radical militant group ISIS released a video of Lebanese soldiers held hostage in Arsal. The soldiers were captured during army clashes with ISIS, which began August 2.
At least eight people have been killed in four car bomb explosions in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source says.
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said he did not order the killing of protesters or the shedding of the blood of Egyptians.
Prime Minister David Cameron said "detailed plans" are underway to deliver aid and assistance to Iraq's Yazidis who fled ISIS violence.
According to reports from U.S. military personnel, only a few thousand Yazidis remain trapped on Mt. Sinjar.
Israeli forces carried out air strikes in Gaza after a temporary ceasefire was extended to five more days. Israeli media had also claimed Hamas violated the truce by firing rockets.
Militants from the Islamic State are now in control of seven oil fields in Iraq and large amounts of the country's wheat supplies.
A man stands by his car as black smoke billows across the sky after a petrol depot was set ablaze during clashes
A man stands by his car as black smoke billows across the sky after a petrol depot was set ablaze during clashes
Britain will help rescue up to 30,000 starving refugees trapped by jihadist maniacs in northern Iraq, David Cameron said yesterday.
Hezbollah members heighten security in Palestinian refugee camps after discovering new activity in an old tunnel system in Beirut.
August 13, 2014
Incumbent Prime Minister Maliki asserts he will remain in power until a court ruling is reached by Iraq's federal courts.
An aid helicopter crashed Wednesday while delivering aid packages to besieged Yazidis stranded on Mt. Sinjar when several refugees tried to jump aboard. The crash killed the pilot and injured a Yazidi Parliamentary member, a New York Times journalist, and several children.
As the extended ceasefire comes to an end and tensions rise, Israeli troops have deployed near the Gaza border.
AfterBeirut police raid a Turkish-style hammam in Beirut and arrest 27, local NGOs condemn charges as rights violations.
As violence continues in Tripoli and Benghazi, Libya's MPs vote to ask for international humanitarian intervention.
The U.S. confirmed Monday its intention to redirect weapons supply directly to Kurdish forces, bypassing central governments in Baghdad.
President Francois Hollande announced France's decision Wednesday to arm Iraq's Kurdish forces in northern Iraq.
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak arrived in court Wednesday to attend his trail on murder charges.
Five people including two journalists were killed after an unexploded Israeli missile blew up in the northern Gaza Strip. Six others were also critically injured.
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah congratulated Haider Al-Abadi on becoming the next prime minister of Iraq, expressing hope that Sunnis, Shia and Kurds would be unified.
Militants from the Islamic State have taken control of a string of villages in Syria's Aleppo province.
Israeli forces arrested 57 Palestinians in overnight raids across East Jerusalem, while 12 were arrested in the West Bank, an official confirmed.
A bomb exploded near the house of Iraq's Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi.
Tensions remain high in the aftermath of Arsal. Lebanese nationals blame Syrian refugees for the violence, while the latter deny any involvement. But, who is right?
A settler who set fire to and killed Palestinian teenager Mohammad Abu Khdeir, allegedly confessed to murdering the boy, which was aired on Israel TV Monday.
Libya's new parliament agreed that the next president would be elected by popular vote.
A member of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition Dror Feiler speaks during a press conference
Despite the presence of thousands of American troops in Iraq, US President Barack Obama has approved the deployment of 130 more “military advisers” to northern Iraq.
The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), will next month begin investigating Israeli war crimes in the Gaza Strip after a panel was appointed Monday.
Up to 1,951 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza as a 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas continued for the third day, while mediation talks resume in Egypt.
Iraq's Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi says current Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will continue to play a role in Iraq's newly formed government.
August 12, 2014
The police chief in Libya's Tripoli was gunned down Tuesday.
A helicopter delivering aid crashed Tuesday in Iraq's Sinjar mountains.
Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Haidar al-Abadi received the approval and support of both the U.S. and Iran after his nomination.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki urged security forces to stay out of politics Tuesday as the U.S. continues air strikes against militants in northern Iraq.
Human Rights Watch has released a new report that accuses the current Egyptian government of serious human rights abuses.
A large influx of Palestinian refugees from Syria is causing a strain on Lebanon's refugee camps.
The British government completed a second air drop of aid to Iraqis Tuesday.
Egyptian authorities have barred the executive director of Human Rights Watch and another senior staff member from entering the country.
IDF warships opened fire at Palestinian fishermen off the Rafah coast Tuesday, violating the 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah late Sunday where they reportedly tackled the restive situation in various countries in the Arab world.
Lebanese lawmakers failed in a tenth attempt to elect a new president Tuesday, prompting Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri to postpone voting till September 2.
A nine-hour session of indirect negotiations between the Palestinian and Israeli delegations in Cairo on Monday ended with a partial draft agreement on easing the blockade on Gaza, sources close to the talks told Ma'an.