September 30, 2015
According to the US Defense Department, the train and equip program in Syria has suspended recruit while it is under review.
4,000 Egyptians arrived in Italy in 2014, including 2,000 unaccompanied minors.
US fighter jets hit Taliban positions on the outskirts of the captured Afghan city of Kunduz while Afghan forces launched a counter-attack against the militant group.
An unnamed Saudi prince reportedly launched a campaign against King Salman, calling for a coup against the leader.
The US president said the group won't be removed unless there is political and economic progress along with military efforts.
Of the more than half a million refugees and migrants who have arrived in Europe, an estimated three-quarters of them are from Syria.
September 29, 2015
Saudi Prince Nawwaf bin Abdulaziz al-Saud served as the special adviser to King Salman.
The Israeli military confirmed Muhammad Allan would be released contingent on him not renewing his hunger strike.
Two Turkish security forces were killed when suspected PKK militants detonated a roadside bomb in eastern Hakkari province.
One man was detained over his suspected involvement in 2013 Lebanon clashes near Sidon, the second over 2014 Syrian border fights.
US President Barack Obama made the announcement after UN General Assembly meetings in New York.
The sisters were swimming in a southern Lebanese river when a strong wave pulled them in.
The foreign ministers of Egypt and Mexico met in New York on Sunday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
Seventeen Palestinian prisoners agreed to end their hunger strikes after Israeli prison authorities said they would not extend administrative detention for several Palestinian prisoners.
A Egyptian court in Alexandria sentenced three Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death for the killing of three policemen and 13 civilians in 2013.
Nineteen fighters were killed in northern Iraq's Gara area while six others died in Turkey's Hakkari province.
The total number of civilians killed in Saudi-led coalition raids rose to 2,355 following strikes on a wedding party that left 131 people dead.
The Turkish president criticized parties of supporting the organization that he said takes advantage of "Kurdish brothers."
Protestors demanded accountability from the Lebanese government as they clashed with police outside the Energy Ministry.
Italian authorities saved 1,151 asylum seekers in 11 separate rescue operations Monday.
In an interview with CNN, the Egyptian president also discussed Egypt's position towards Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, the Iranian nuclear deal, Egypt-US relations, and the war on terrorism.
King Abdullah outlined seven steps to promote coexistence and combat extremism at the UN General Assembly’s 70th session.
For the past three days men under 50 years of age have been forbidden from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque while Jewish holidays are ongoing.
Security forces in Afghanistan launched a counter-attack against the Taliban after the militant group seized control of the northern city of Kunduz.
A car bomb killed at least four people while many others were injured in a busy shopping district of Baghdad.
Unidentified gunmen attacked a patrol car in Giza. One police officer was killed in the attack while the other was injured.
The coalition is consolidating control over Yemen after nearly six months of aerial strikes against the poverty stricken nation.
Four British nationals who joined Daesh in Syria have been put on the UN's international sanctions list at the request of the UK government
A number of Palestinian teens threw stones at border police before they were arrested by security forces.
Barack Obama and Vladmir Putin clashed at the UN General Assembly over views on the Syrian conflict with Obama urging for a replacement of Bashar al-Assad.
The World Bank released a report suggesting that the current economic and social conditions in the Gaza Strip make it highly likely that a war will soon ensue.
An official said the death toll of Iranian pilgrims hit 228 with the number expected to rise following the stampede in Mina.
Writer Abdulrahman Al-Rashed urges Muslims to combat extremism by adopting moderate teachings and practices of Islam.
The Saudi-led coalition denied mistakenly targeting a wedding party in the Yemeni city of Taiz, which killed 131 people.
The foreign ministers of the UK, France, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Turkey were in attendance to discuss a political transition in Syria.
President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi is rumored to be speaking at the UN General Assembly Tuesday, Yemeni government sources said.
Four Palestinian minors were arrested by Israeli soldiers during a series of raids in East Jerusalem.
The death toll from a wedding party targeted by a Saudi airstrike in the southwestern province of Taiz rose to 131, according to Arabic media.
The Kataeb party urged parties to elect a president, and warned that failure to do so may allow foreign countries to interfere.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad criticized France's move to strike Daesh target in Syria, saying the European country should coordinate with Damascus.
September 28, 2015
The remains of 30 people were found, local government sources said.
Jordan's monarch rejected threats to the Arab character of Jerusalem in an apparent reference to recent clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces in the holy city.
Three US nationals are currently known to be in Iranian jails, including Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian.
Turkish security said seven PKK members were found dead in Sirnak, while another 15 militants were killed over the weekend.
In a lengthy speech to the UN General Assembly, Obama praised the success of the IRan deal and called for a "managed transition" from Bashar al-Assad in Syria.
Arab foreign ministers passed a draft resolution that called on the UN body to end Israel's violations on the holy site.
Simultaneous raids in Riyadh and Dammam by Saudi security forces targeted an affiliate of the Daesh militant group.
A senior government official said the strikes were "a mistake."
An official said the two crossings between Israel and the Gaza Strip would reopen Tuesday.
Iraqi tourists walk past the Sherwana Citadel in the Kurdish city of Kalar, 126 kms south of Sulaimaniya
Iraqi tourists walk past the Sherwana Citadel in the Kurdish city of Kalar, 126 kms south of Sulaimaniy. (AFP/SAFIN HAMED)
Hundreds of Taliban militants are reportedly taking part in the assault. There has been no word on the the number of casualties.
The Egyptian President will address the UN General Assmebly along with French President Francois Hollande, Yemeni President Abd Rabou Mansour Hadi, Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus.
An activist group said the transfer showed the ceasefire was implemented Sunday.
Media had previously reported that Abbas would terminate the Oslo Accords; however, sources now say instead he will give Israel a deadline to "meet its obligations."
A nine-year-old girl was killed and five people injured in an RPG attack in Diyarbakir on Sunday.
Iraqi officials announced sharing intelligence data about Daesh with Bashar al-Assad, Russia and Iran.
According to a Yemeni news report, a number of women were killed in Taiz when Saudi warplanes hit a wedding party.
Israeli forces, including 14 rooftop snipers, were deployed in full riot gear to Al-Aqsa Mosque complex after Palestinians retaliated against the evacuation of worshippers.
British Prime Minister David Cameron said Bashar al-Assad should still face prosecution even if the Syrian leader played a role in a political solution.
An underground tunnel in the Gaza Strip collapsed on Monday, killing a young Hamas fighter who was inside.
Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the potential to send ground troops to Syria, but also assured that now is not the time.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will return home early from New York to honor the victims of the deadly Hajj stampede.
French premier Francois Hollande said he would visit Lebanon in October to hold talks over the country's presidential deadlock.
King Abdullah is due to address the UN General Assembly in New York Monday as part of the 70th annual meeting of the body.
The influx of young, skilled asylum seekers in Europe could be a blessing for the aging continent
A car bomb blast in Afghanistan's Khairokot district killed nine civilians and injured 30 others, the country's interior ministry confirmed.
At least fourteen people were injured when clashes broke out at a refugee camp near Kassel where over 1,500 asylum seekers are staying.
Ahead of an eight-day Jewish festival, all Palestinian men under 50 were prohibited from accessing Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem.
At least 40 Daesh militants were killed by an Iraqi army airstrike in Anbar province.
Israeli fighter jets struck Syrian army positions in response to artillery fire from the Golan heights late Sunday.
The Egyptian president called on more Arab nations to become part of the process toward Palestinian peace.
Croatian authorities say one in ten arrivals from Serbia require medical assistance.
September 27, 2015
Prisoner Emad Hassan died while in the custody of prison authorities Friday.
Afghanistan's intelligence agency said 85 suspected Daesh militants were killed in US drone strikes following the first attack by the group on Afghan security forces.
Russian President Vladimir Putin also defended his country's support of Bashar al-Assad, which he says is limited to weapons, training, and humanitarian aid.
Haji Faizullah was killed when a man on a bicycle detonated explosives in a market in northern Afghanistan.
The Palestinian president is heading to New York to meet with international leaders.
Turkish major Yavuz Sonat on Saturday succumbed to wounds suffered during clashes with PKK militants in Turkey's eastern Tunceli Province.
Iran's state prosecutor said he will hold Saudi Arabia accountable for the stampede tragedy that left more than 750 Muslims dead.
The French president said the country's autonomous airstrikes in Syria "completely" destroyed a training camp.
Residents of Bani Zela, a village in northwest Yemen, reported that a Saudi-led airstrike has killed 25 civilians.
Iranian diplomat Ghazanfar Roknabadi is among the 350 Iranians missing after the Hajj stampede.
A Syrian boy sits at a tombstone shop at the entrance of a cemetery in Damascus.(AFP/Joseph Eid)
Twenty-two Egyptians arrived at Cairo International Airport after having been deported by Italian authorities for illegal immigration.
The man is suspected of killing a young Palestinian from Balata refugee camp nearly a year ago, the Nablus governor said.
Iran is quickly pointing a finger at Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud's son.
Daesh attacked upwards of ten Afghan military posts in the Achin distract, east of Kabul.
The commander of a group of IDF troops who were caught on film seizing and destroying equipment belonging to two AFP journalists has been removed from his post following the incident.
Most of the casualties were civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Ten Daesh members allegedly tried to desert the extremist group before the were apprehended and killed.
An 8-meter boat carrying 37 refugees sank off the Turkish island of Cavusadasi, killing at least 17 passengers.
France is expanding its aerial campaign in Iraq to Syria.
Police used riot dispersal means to break up the crowd; however, no injuries were reported.
Brigadier General Ibrahim Hamzi, the deputy commander of the 8th brigade in southwestern province of Jizan, was killed in conflict with Yemeni forces.
This confirms the stampede in Mina to be the worst Hajj disaster in last 25 years.
The US is both training Syrian rebels while showing utter complacency towards Russia's increased military presence in the war torn country. Eyad Abu Shakra asks what does “settlement in Syria” really mean to Washington?
Despite numerous air raids by the US-led coalition, Daesh continues to replenish its ranks with about 10,000 new recruits a month.
Israeli forces have nabbed four Palestinian youths, claiming that they have been involved in a stone-throwing incident on the eve of the Jewish New Year.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday pressed calls for an investigation of the Saudi hajj stampede, in an address to the United Nations that highlighted Tehran's alarm over the tragedy.
September 26, 2015
A Saudi Border Guard commander and a sergeant were killed in a gun-battle Friday night along the kingdom’s border with Yemen, the Saudi Press Agency said on Saturday.