April 21, 2015
Three Eritrean asylum seekers who left Israel last summer were among a group of people killed by militants of Daesh in Libya, an NGO said Tuesday.
"Women's rights are not only about gender equality but also about abolishing the innate hegemonic undercurrents of power and control."
Separate military raids in North Sinai on Tuesday left eight suspected militants dead, military sources said.
Daesh released photos online Tuesday claiming to have executed 11 pro-government fighters in Iraq.
The Tunisian captain was one of only 28 survivors after a boat capsized off the coast of Libya and left 800 dead.
The Lebanese Army arrested three people suspected of shooting at soldiers in 2011, the military said Tuesday.
In a television interview with France 2 television on Monday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad flatly denied reports that his forces have used chlorine gas and barrel bombs in combat.
The captain and a crewman of a migrant boat that capsized in the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday has been arrested by Italian authorities. More than 700 are presumed dead.
In a much anticipated verdict, an Egyptian court sentenced ousted President Mohamed Morsi to 20 years in prison on violence-related charges.
Six men have been arrested in connection to a suicide bombing in the Afghan city of Jalalabad. Militants linked to Daesh have claimed responsibility for the attack that left 35 people dead and 125 others wounded last Saturday.
Houthis carry out suicide operations on the Saudi border as the Saudi-led coalition targets pro-rebel tribes.
Iran has rejected a call by US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz for unlimited access of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors to the Islamic Republic’s military sites.
The leader of the 37th brigade has his support for the government of President Hadi, as aid operations are obstructed in Yemen.
Iran and Australia have agreed to share intelligence on tracking foreign fighters working with Daesh, as part of Australia's first official visit to Iran in over a decade.
As fighting continues in Yarmouk, the UN Security Council the council "called for unhindered humanitarian access to the Yarmouk camp and for the protection of civilians inside the camp."
A general view shows a defaced Islamic State group flag in front of the main gate of palace of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein
A general view shows a defaced Islamic State group flag in front of the main gate of palace of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein in Tikrit. (AFP/ Mohammed Sawaf)
No casualties have been reported from an explosion outside the Spanish embassy, following a string of attacks against foreign nationals.
Lebanon rolls out the red carpet to receive the first shipment of French weapons, as part of a $3 billion deal financed by Saudi Arabia.
U.S.-led coalition struck several Daesh positions across Iraq, the majority in the country's western Anbar province.
Two US warships follow the arrival of Sunday's aircraft carrier and guided-missile cruiser, as the US beefs up their presence in Yemen.
April 20, 2015
The family, which includes four young children, was last seen April 7.
After shelling and clashes Monday, government forces cut off route used for weapons and fighter transport.
The journalist, detained since July 2014, faces charges of espionage and "collaboration with hostile governments," according to his attorney.
Sanaa residents say they say one of the largest explosions in three weeks of bombing after the Saudi-led coalition targeted a Scud missile base in the capital's Hadda district.
According to a survivor, as many as 950 passengers may have been aboard the boat, which capsized Sunday off the Libyan coast.
At least ten people were killed in a deadly blast at the UN office in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region in an attack claimed by the militant group, Al-Shabaab.
Yemen's FM rejected Iranian offers for peace negotiations in the ongoing Yemen crisis, citing Iran's role in supporting rebel militants.
Defendants were charged with murder, attempted murder, and other charges from a 2013 attack on a police station.
After what is believed to be the deadliest migrant boat disaster in years, European Union spokespeople say wilted funds and resources mean there's no 'magic solution' for the growing number of refugees trying to enter Europe by sea.
Daesh affiliates in the Sinai Peninsula claim the deadly bombing of an armored vehicle earlier Monday morning that killed three Egyptian soldiers and wounded another.
US CENTCOM said eleven villages were reclaimed by Kurdish Peshmerga troops and coalition air support in Iraq's northern province of Kirkuk.
Unconfirmed reports say the militant group's leader has been apprehended in Saudi Arabia on charges related to money laundering and funds smuggling.
Participants perform during the International Festival for Drums and Traditional Arts inside the Salaheddine Citadel in Cairo
Participants perform during the International Festival for Drums and Traditional Arts inside the Salaheddine Citadel in Cairo. (AFP/Mohammed El-Shahed)
After several failed attempts to retake swaths of northern Iraq from Daesh over the last several months, Iraqi Shiite militias and Kurdish Peshmerga are forming a wary alliance to retake Kirkuk.
An IED tore through an Egyptian armored personnel carrier Monday morning, leaving a police officer and two security personnel dead.
The Saudi-led air campaign against Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen announced Sunday it has staged 2,300 airstrikes on targets across the country since the coalition formed almost a month ago, on March 25.
Rouhani said Sunday Tehran and Kabul agreed to share intelligence on extremism in the region and conduct joint operations if need be.
Egypt's interior ministry said Sunday it would take action against what it called an "unprofessional" news report.
April 19, 2015
Iraqi forces have taken back parts of the country's largest oil refinery from Daesh, the coalition said Sunday.
A group aligned with Daesh has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed 34 people and injured another 115 on Saturday.
The Egyptian defendant is accused of working for the Israeli Mossad and providing them with information about the deployment of armed forces in Sinai.
In the past week alone, more than 13,000 migrants from war zones in Africa and the Middle East have been rescued attempting to reach Europe.
The mayor of Israel’s third largest city, Haifa, has ordered the shutdown of five petrochemical plants after a warning by Israeli Health Ministry linking high cancer rates among residents to air pollution.
British counterterrorism detectives said Sunday they have arrested a fourth suspect in the slaying of a Syrian-born Muslim cleric.
Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party, or CHP, leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu announced his party’s election manifesto and introduced candidates for the upcoming June 7 general elections Sunday.
Saudi Arabia has committed to the full $274 million needed cover emergency aid to Yemen after a UN appeal.
The trial of 51 alleged Brotherhood supporters in Egypt relied on the word of a single police officer, the organization said Sunday.
The Iran-backed Shi’ite Houthi movement has rejected the recent UN resolution targeting the group, which is currently in de facto control of the country after launching a coup in February.
The UN says the ongoing clashes between Iraqi forces and the Daesh extremists have forced 90,000 people to leave the western province.
Daesh has released another video showing the murder of Ethiopian Christians in Libya on Sunday.
Eighteen countries will be participating in the kingdom's Seventh Annual Warrior Competition.
A Lebanese father of six was killed in an "execution-style" shooting in the city of Melbourne, state media reported Sunday.
Death sentences handed to 11 convicted of participating in the massacre have been referred to the Grand Mufti.
On the heels of a framework nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, a senior commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard says allowing foreign inspectors inside Iranian military sites would be "selling out."
Over 700 are missing and feared dead, 28 rescued in the latest deadly sea accident involving migrants from North Africa.
The ousted Egyptian leader faces a potential death penalty change in an upcoming trial this week, but experts warn either way, a harsh sentencing will likely mean the final end for the Brotherhood in Egypt.
Palestinians call on Egyptian authorities to reopen the border point to alleviate the suffering of the residents of the Gaza Strip.
Models present creations by Pakistani designer Zonia Anwaar at the Pakistan Fashion Design Council (PFDC) Sunsilk Fashion Week in Lahore
Models present creations by Pakistani designer Zonia Anwaar at the Pakistan Fashion Design Council (PFDC) Sunsilk Fashion Week in Lahore. (AFP/Arif Ali)
Two explosive devices were detonated simultaneously in Gaza overnight, targeting the headquarters of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees and a police station. No injuries reported.
A total of 1460 Egyptians have exited Yemen since 25 March, according to a spokesman for the Egyptian foreign ministry.
The Egyptian army has said that it destroyed 69 entry points to underground tunnels in the Sinai Peninsula on the border with Gaza in the last two and a half weeks.
April 18, 2015
Australian police forces have arrested five teenagers for planning to purportedly launch an ISIL-inspired terrorist attack.
A high-ranking Iraqi military commander says the country’s ground forces have entered the embattled oil refinery of Baiji in the northern Iraqi province of Salahuddin.
Saudi-led coalition planes struck a camp belonging to the Shiite Houthi group in Yemen's eastern Maarib province early Saturday, eyewitnesses have said.
The attack, which took place outside a busy bank Saturday morning in Afghanistan's Jalalabad, killed over 30 and left over 100 injured.
Drive-by shooters fired rounds at the People's Democratic Party headquarter's in Turkish capital Ankara early Saturday morning, according to officials.
The group of migrants, prior to departure from Libya, suffered burn injuries from a gas cylinder explosion then were forced aboard a smuggler's boat without medical treatment.
Al-Qaeda militants drove out government forces from a weapons depot in Mukalla Friday, one day after seizing a major airport.
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif called for end to airstrikes and formation of a unity government.
Tunisia, the origin of 2,000 to 3,000 foreign militants in extremist groups, has launched a campaign against militant hopefuls.
UN seeks funds for emergency relief in Yemen's humanitarian crisis, officials in Jordan say.
At least forty people were killed and nearly 60 others wounded on Fridaywhen separate bomb attacks struck public places and pro-government Sunni fighters in and around the capital, Baghdad.
Daesh claimed responsibility for a car bomb that exploded near the U.S. Consulate in the northern Iraq city of Erbil, the capital of Iraq's Kurdish autonomous region.
April 17, 2015
A car bomb exploded near the U.S. Consulate in the northern Iraq city of Erbil in northern Iraq, the capital of Iraq's Kurdish autonomy zone.
Former top aid to Saddam Hussein Izzat al-Douri was reportedly killed in Iraq while fighting for Daesh.
More than 2,000 families have fled the Iraqi city of Ramadi after Daesh forces intensified their offensive on the Iraqi city.
Iraqi government forces have managed to take full control of two towns close to the country's largest oil refinery in the northern province of Salahuddin from ISIL (Daesh) militants.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad accused neighboring Turkey of torpedoing a UN plan for a ceasefire with rebels in the second city of Aleppo. He told the Swedish newspaper Expressen that Ankara had used its influence with rebel factions to persuade them to reject the proposals put forward by UN envoy Staffan de Mistura for a ceasefire in the former commercial hub.
A Turkish Airlines flight headed for Basel was forced to return back to Istanbul Friday following a bomb scare, AFP has reported.
Syrian doctors have presented their accounts to the UN of alleged chlorine attacks in Idlib province in Syria.
At least 36 people have been killed because of airstrikes and fighting in conflict-ridden Yemen, according to AFP.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has welcomed help from Iran in the fight against Daesh (ISIS), but has warned the country to respect Baghdad's sovereignty.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has called for an immediate stop to fighting in Yemen and is urging a political solution as the best way to stop to violence.
Saudi Arabia has beheaded an Indonesian female domestic worker, just two days after executing another woman from the Southeast Asian country.
The World Health Organization has sent medical supplies to Yemen which arrived in the country on Thursday.
April 16, 2015
Saudi Arabia has said two Saudi officers responsible for the sexual abuse of two teenage Iranian girls at Jeddah airport would receive the maximum penalty.
Residents and military officials say that al-Qaeda has seized control of one of Yemen's main airports in the south of the country following brief fighting with troops, according to AP.
Iraqi forces have seized control of the western city of Ramadi from Daesh militans.
Heavy fighting has erupted in and around the central city of Taiz, located in central Yemen, Reuters has reported local residents as saying.
Abdul Hadi Arwani, a Syrian-born imam and staunch critic of Assad, was murdered in London last week.
Iraqi officials said Daesh militants beheaded roughly 300 people in Anbar province, many of whom belonged to nomadic tribes,
At a ceremony commemorating the mass killing of Jews during World War II, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu compared Iran to Nazi Germany.
A new round of nuclear talks between major world powers and Iran will take place next week, the European Union has announced.
One policeman was killed an another injured when their armored vehicle was hit by an explosive device in northern Sinai.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published a report claiming the Syrian crisis has killed over 220,000 people.
On Israel's annual Holocaust Memorial Day, sirens and a moment of silence filled the streets as Tel Aviv remembers 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust.
Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh has allegedly requested safe passage out of the country for him and his family.
In continued raids agaist suspected terror cells across the country, Lebanese soldiers arrested five individuals, including two they believe have links to extremist groups.
Boys do homework at a UNHCR's camp for Syrian refugees in south Lebanon.
As ground fighting intensifies and Saudi-led airstrikes rain down on areas across Yemen, the UN warns withering food supplies are leaving some 10 million civilians in need.