August 15, 2014
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.
Security forces in Egypt arrested two alleged members of a militant group in the tense Sinai Peninsula, the country's state news agency reported Tuesday.
The potential successor to Nouri al-Maliki has created an even bigger political turmoil for Iraq's future, seeing as the current leader won't resign. For better or worse, who is Haider al-Abadi?
Palestinian families continued to return home on the second day of a 72-hour ceasefire between Israeli forces and Hamas.
Peshmerga forces in Iraq made significant gains against terrorist group ISIS after several days of fighting, according to Press TV.
Outgoing Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki rejected the naming of his successor as premier on Monday, charging that it amounted to a violation of Iraq's constitution.
Lebanon's former Prime Minister Saad Hariri donated $15 million to help reconstruct the besieged border town of Arsal following heavy clashes between the army and militants.
The UN Human Rights Council appointed a three-member panel, including George Clooney's fiancé Amal Alamuddin, to investigate allegations of war crimes committed by Israel in Gaza.
A poster left by a participant taking part in a candlelight vigil and silent protest
The two black boxes of an Iranian passenger plane that crashed in the country's capital, Tehran, have been found, according to Iranian officials.
A pro-Palestinian campaign group in Turkey plans to send aid in a flotilla of ships bound for Gaza, four years after its last attempt to break the Israeli blockade which resulted in 9 Turkish deaths.
August 11, 2014
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will travel to Sochi, Russia for two days to meet with President Vladimir Putin.
President Barack Obama came under fire from his opponents in Washington on Sunday as the U.S. launched further air strikes against militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Iraq.
Jordanian security services arrested 20 suspected jihadists with alleged ties to the Islamic State on Sunday.
Supported by a third day of US air strikes against Sunni militants in Iraq, Kurdish forces have carried out counterattacks claiming to have retaken two border towns.
At least 250,000 Palestinians have been made homeless by Israel's military attacks in Gaza, according to Press TV.
According to Iranian state media, 10 of the 48 passengers and crew on board the plane that crashed in Tehran on Sunday survived.
Clashes continued in Syria between the militant group Islamic State, tribesmen and government forces causing thousands of people to flee, according to Al Akbar.
The U.S. has decided to directly provide weapons to Kurdish forces in Iraq.
Lebanese authorities Monday said they would consider closing the border with Syria to reduce the number of refugees entering the country.
Palestinian representatives told mediators in Cairo that the coming three days will be the last chance for reaching a truce agreement with Israel, an official said Sunday.
When one of Benjamin Netanyahu's most trusted advisors, Ron Dermer, said the IDF deserved a Nobel Peace Prize for “unimaginable restraint”, why not? War-mongering Obama got one, what difference does it make if we hand out another to Israel for its war crimes?
Forty-five Egyptians accused of supporting former President Mohamed Morsi were acquitted Sunday.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says he will file a legal complaint against the newly elected president for committing "a clear constitutional violation."
IDF soldiers shot and killed a 24-year-old Fatah activist during a raid in the West Bank city of Nablus, local officials and witnesses confirmed.
Families of soldiers kidnapped in Lebanon's border town Arsal staged a protest Sunday demanding their release as negotiations between the government and militants continue.
Clashes between rival militias in Libya's capital continued on Sunday while the UN attempted to broker a ceasefire between both sides.
Hospitals in Gaza are lacking supplies and struggling to cope with the high number of Palestinian casualties injured by Israeli air strikes, according to Press TV.
The U.S. State Department has relocated some of its staff members from the Kurdish city of Irbil and Baghdad.
Iranian security forces stand next to the remains of a plane as they secure the scene of a crash near Tehran's Mehrabad
Iranian security forces stand next to the remains of a plane as they secure the scene of a crash near Tehran's Mehrabad airport on August 10, 2014. A civilian airliner crashed on take-off near the Mehrabad airport in the capital, Iranian news agencies said, with reports that almost 50 people were killed
Iraq crisis: West’s ‘mandate’ is limited by national borders – and don’t dare mention oil.
A 72-hour ceasefire brokered by Egypt went into effect at midnight Monday, hours after Israeli bombings killed four Palestinians and armed groups fired rockets toward Israel.
Outgoing Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey will witness “a new era” during his tenure as the new president of the country.
August 10, 2014
Militants in north-western Iraq have buried women and children alive during their offensive against the Yazidi ethnic minority, according to Iraq’s minister for human rights.
Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour cease-fire on Sunday, according to AFP.
Kurdish forces aided thousands of Yazidis in fleeing Mount Sinjar Sunday.
A 11-year-old Palestinian boy has died after being shot by Israeli forces while he played in front of his home in al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of Hebron.
Operation Protective Edge will continue until quiet is returned, and Israel will not negotiate under fire, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said at the opening of the weekly cabinet meeting Sunday in Tel Aviv.
Militants of the Islamic State have killed at least 500 Yazidis and buried them in mass graves.
Barack Obama said U.S. air strikes against ISIS in Iraq would be a "long-term project" following the aftermath of thousands of ethnic Yazidis fleeing violence in the north-western Sinjar mountain range.
An Iranian plane crashed Sunday near the country's capital, Tehran, killing at least 40 people including several children.
Refugees who spent two nights stranded in their trucks with minimal supplies were finally allowed back into Syria, the country's ambassador to Lebanon confirmed.
Three Palestinians were killed overnight including a 13-year-old girl following Israeli raids over Rafah and Khan Younis.