August 26, 2015
Saudi's King Salman will visit the US early next month to meet Barack Obama, according to kingdom officials.
Libyan Foreign Minister Mohammad al-Dayri called on the international community to take action against Daesh during a visit to Paris.
The UN warned of Yemen's "lost generation," as children pay the price for the country's violent crisis.
Palestinians in Jerusalem's Old City clashed with Israeli soldiers after settlers tore down a wall to construct a synagogue door.
An Iranian official on Thursday denied rumors that his country was making plans with the United States for a prisoner swap which would include Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian.
August 25, 2015
A suspected Daesh militant struck an Iraqi military convoy with an explosives laden vehicle near Ramadi.
Two protesters were injured in Beirut when they crossed a barbed wire barrier and were beaten by Lebanese police wielding batons during renewed protests in the Lebanese capital.
Human Rights Watch has condemned the trial of opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman and urged the Bahraini ruling family to release him immediately.
The mayor of the southern Israeli city of Arad on Tuesday ordered police to prevent any of the more than 1,000 African asylum seekers to be released from the Holot detention center from settling in the town.
The largest attack against Douma killed 117 people earlier this month.
The United States and Turkey will begin a collaborative offensive against Daesh in Syria in the near future.
After having failed to form a coalition government following the June elections, Turkey's Supreme Election Board has announced a snap general election to be held on November 1st.
Saudi troops have arrived in Yemen's southern port city of Aden to reinforce government loyalist troops as they continue their advance on Houthi positions in the country's south.
Gunmen stormed the offices and stole cash, cars, and other valuables.
During an interview Monday, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad hinted that Damascus would not respond to recent Israeli airstrikes in the Golan Heights, citing a need to fight the greater 'terrorist' threat at home.
Turkish security sources announced that 34 suspected PKK members have been killed in northern Iraq during an aerial asssault.
Two Lebanese sisters kidnapped by al-Nusra Front arrived in Beirut on Tuesday after a secret deal with Hezbollah.
Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam ordered the removal of a massive concrete barricade in downtown Beirut some 24 hours after it had been erected Lebanese security forces.
Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said he had made plans to visit Iran in October in an attempt to rebuild political and economic ties with the Islamic Republic.
The US State Department has announced that between 5,000 and 8,000 Syrian refugees will be accepted into the country.
Alleged Muslim Brotherhood member Ahmed Hamed's family wasn't allowed to see his body after death.
Authorities said Israel will begin with freeing hundreds of migrants on Tuesday.
Spanish and Moroccan authorities arrested 14 people suspected of recruiting for Daesh, in a joint security operation.
Afghanistan's military killed 74 Taliban militants across the country in a wide-scale security operation.
Turkey's northeastern Artvin province was hit by heavy rainfall Monday.
The Palestine Liberation Organization on Monday condemned what it called Israel's "systematic ethnic cleansing" in East Jerusalem.
Clashes between rival Palestinian groups left three dead and at least 35 injured Monday evening in Ain el-Hilweh after a recent string of violence.
Yemeni civilians were caught between clashes after Saudi-led airstrikes hit a hospital in al Hodeidah and fighting continued with Houthis in Taiz.
Human rights group Amnesty International condemned Saudi Arabia for its high rate of executions in less than a year.
The council held its first discussion solely dedicated to gay rights on Monday.
The war against the PKK, Daesh and internal government conflict have all threatened to shake things up in Turkey.
Daesh executed four people in the central Libyan city, residents said Monday.
Experts said Daesh may have used up to 200 tons of mustard gas against civilians north of Aleppo on Friday.
British Prime Minister David Cameron told the country's security services to capture or kill Daesh executioner Mohammed Emwazi, also known as Jihadi John.
The Obama administration said it had "no intention" to reopen an embassy in Tehran that has been closed for decades.
Lawmakers in Iraq called on Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi to sever ties with the Islamic Da’wa Party and declare a state of emergency in the country.
According to Turkish security sources, at least 814 suspected PKK militants have been killed in Turkey and Iraq since July 22.
August 24, 2015
Unidentified gunmen shot at a security patrol in the coastal Saudi city of Jeddah, injuring at least one officer.
Daesh militants have killed 51 Syrian soldiers in two separate attacks on Kweiris air base in the northern province of Aleppo this month, 40 of whom were officers.
The petition calling for the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Nentanyahu is gaining momentum. The British government will have to debate the issue if the petition reaches 100,000 signatures.
A report by Democracy Index recorded 600 student expulsions and 1000 arrests that took place during more than 800 protests at universities across Egypt in the past academic year.
UNESCO has condemned Daesh's most recent attack on a Syrian World Heritage site, stating that the destruction of the Temple of Baal Shamin is considered a war crime in the eyes of international law.
Three suicide car bombs were used in an attack on an Iraqi military outpost in Anbar province that killed eight soldiers on Monday.
According to the Ministry of Health, hospitals in the Gaza Strip are on the verge of collapse and could stop operating at any minute.
The eight Brotherhood Members, including a journalist and former member of parliament, were accused of complicity in violence that took place in 2013.
Talks between US and Turkey concluded on Sunday, and officials said the two countries will soon launch 'comprehensive' operations against Daesh militants in northern Syria in tandem with moderate Syrian rebels.
Hamas said Egypt will be held responsible for the lives of four of its members who were kidnapped by a Daesh affiliate Wednesday at gunpoint shortly after having entered Egypt from Gaza via the Rafah border crossing.
Turkish security sources claim that suspected members of PKK have kidnapped 316 children, 88 of whom were girls, over the past two years.
Lebanon's International Security Forces said police detained 32 people after anti-government protests in downtown Beirut.
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said the UK must tread carefully in its new relationship with Iran, after visiting the Islamic Republic to reopen the British embassy in Tehran.
What started as a cry to solve the garbage crisis ended up a symbol of Lebanese strength against government corruption.
Three people including one woman drowned after a boat carrying 73 refugees capsized en route to Greece, Turkish authorities said.
Local staff working for UNRWA in Gaza staged a strike on the first day of school over lack of resources and funding.
Two security personnel were killed and dozens of others injured after a bomb targeted a bus in Beheira, north of Cairo.
Jordan's border guards detained two people who tried to enter the country from Syria over the weekend.
Two Gulf countries advised their citizens on Monday to avoid traveling Lebanon as protests and police clashes intensify.
Clashes with police intensified Saturday on the second day of protests by thousands of Lebanese residents.
Ultra-Orthodox Yishai Schlissal was charged with one count of premeditated murder and six counts of attempted murder.
Israel's security forces banned ten Jewish extremists from entering the West Bank as part of a crackdown against terrorist attacks.
Hundreds of Palestinians protested against the further construction of Israel's separation wall in the West Bank town of Beit Jala near Bethlehem.
The Lebanese group calling itself "You Strink" postponed further demonstrations Monday after a protester was killed.
Israeli authorities began construction on two Jewish settlements in the place of a destroyed Bedouin village in the Negev desert.
Daesh on Sunday detonated explosives in the Temple of Baal Shamin.
Tunisia has been in a state of emergency since the attack on a Sousse beach resort killed 38 tourists in June.
In a very powerful statement, Al Jazeera said it would no longer use the word "migrant" to refer to people fleeing war and crossing the Mediterranean to enter Europe.
The Italian coast guard said it saved 4,400 migrants over the past 24 hours from 22 boats off the European coast.
At least 500,000 people fleeing violence from the Iraqi province of Diyala were told to leave Kirkuk within one month by the city's council.
According to Syrian state news, ten people were killed and 53 wounded in rebel shelling attacks on the Syrian capital of Damascus on Sunday.
August 23, 2015
For the second day in a row, Lebanese security forces clashed with protesters during a rally organized by the "YouReek" campaign, firing tear gas canisters, rubber bullets, and water cannons on the crowd of thousands.
Daesh militants used suicide bombs and mortars in an attack that killed 17 Iraqi soldiers and six Sunni militiamen in Iraq's Anbar province on Sunday.
The Turkish military on Sunday said ten customs officials have been kidnapped by suspected PKK militants in Turkey's eastern Van province.
PKK fighters attacked a dam in the Kulp district of Diyarbakir province, killing one Turkish soldier and wounding three others.
Four Hezbollah fighters were killed in the Syrian border town of Zabadani as the group continued their slow advance to reclaim the city from opposition fighters.
Armed groups in the Palestinian refugee camp reached an agreement to stop the fighting.
The Egyptian press syndicate voiced concern over the contents of newspapers being omitted or amended by "unknown oversight bodies," warning that such a practice could bring about the return of newspaper censorship.
Mahdi Isa Mahdi Abu Deeb, the founder and leader of Bahrain Teachers' Association, has been imprisoned since the 2011 uprising.
Government air raids targeted the city in Eastern Ghouta again over the weekend, killing at least 12 children.
British Foreign Secretary Hammond has reopened the UK embassy in Iran's capital Tehran.
Five people on Sunday faced trial for the violence in the Port Said Stadium that killed 70 fans in February 2012.
Prime Minister Tammam Salam assured the public that those responsible for violence against protestors in downtown Beirut will be held responsible.
Nine youths, including four minors, from the West Bank and East Jerusalem have been arrested for throwing molotov cocktails at Jewish Israelis.
Lebanese protesters gesture during a demonstration organized by the "You Stink" campaign against the ongoing trash crisis in the capital Beirut on August 22, 2015.At least 16 people were injured on when clashes erupted in central Beirut between Lebanese s
Lebanese protesters gesture during a demonstration organized by the "You Stink" campaign against the ongoing trash crisis in the capital Beirut on August 22, 2015.At least 16 people were injured on when clashes erupted in central Beirut between Lebanese security forces and demonstrators calling for a solution to weeks of uncollected rubbish
Emirati forces based in Yemen's Aden have freed a UK national who went missing more than a year ago.
Daesh abducted 20 people from villages near Kirkuk after accusing them of cooperating with the Iraqi government.
Residents say Al-Qaeda has taken a western district of the Yemeni port city of Aden.
Following the recent resignation of 11 parliament members including president Mahmoud Abbas, the PLO will hold emergency elections in the upcoming weeks.
Over the years, many supporters stood with Aoun, seeing him as a force of change in Lebanon's trying political climate. But has Aoun become just another political elite, promising reform but failing to deliver?
After a four year diplomatic break, Britain and Iran will reopen their respective embassies in the coming days.
A veterinary physician and two students were arrested for allegedly supporting 'jihadist ideology' on Facebook.
Turkey began an offensive against the PKK on July 24, shortly after a deadly suicide bombing in southeastern Suruc district that killed 34.
Two separate attacks in the provincial capital of Ramadi left up to 50 Iraqi soldiers dead, a top official said Saturday.
Police used stun grenades against the migrants, mostly from Syria, in attempts to prevent them from entering the country.
Daesh is planning to send its militants who have contracted HIV on suicide missions, reports ARA News.
At least 50 people were killed on Saturday when the Syrian regime targeted a town in an opposition-held suburb of Damascus with barrel bombs, according to a local medical source.
August 22, 2015
Mahmoud Abbas gave up his post Saturday as head of the Palestine Liberation Organization's Executive Committee.
Lebanese security forces clashed with protestors in Beirut on Saturday, firing tear gas, rubber bullets, and water cannons in what is being described as one of the most violent rallies the country has witnessed in years.
A Spanish official has confirmed that the main suspect in a recent attack on an Amsterdam-Paris train had travelled to Syria last year.
The Iraqi army, backed by volunteer forces, has managed to recapture a major village from Daesh in the northern province of Salahuddin, as it continues the battle against the militant group.
An Egyptian court sentenced 95 members of the Muslim Brotherhood to life in prison over the storming of a police station in Port Said in August 2013. Among those sentenced were three top Brotherhood leaders.
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Saturday that the gunman on a train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris is believed to be a "radical Islamist" from Morocco, though his identity is not yet confirmed, reported The Daily Star.