July 7, 2014
A suicide bomb exploded at a checkpoint in northern Baghdad Monday.
The head of Lebanon's parliamentary Health Committee MP Atef Majdalani said Syrian doctors and nurses are practicing illegally in Lebanese hospitals and clinics.
Egypt's new government is cutting fuel subsidies in an effort to save the economy.
A military judge on Monday charged 28 suspects with belonging to the radical Sunni group, the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria.
Thousands of Palestinians demonstrated in the Gaza Strip to voice their anger over the recent killing of a Palestinian teenager who was burned alive by Israeli settlers.
An army officer was shot dead by unknown assailants in the Nile Delta. Police are unsure if the killing was related to political or criminal activity as investigations continue.
At least 35 people were killed and 40 injured as Shia rebels clashed with tribesmen allied with the government in Yemen.
FM says his differences of opinion with Prime Minister Netanyahu, particularly on handling of Gaza rocket threat, have made a continued union impossible; says Yisrael Beytenu will continue to be a part of coalition.
IAF strikes in Gaza following 25 rockets throughout day; Hamas says Israel "will pay" for escalation; mortar shell lands in Golan Heights from Syria, IDF retaliates with gunfire.
The complications surrounding Lebanon's policy for Syrian refugees are back on the negotiating table with the UNHCR.
"We worked immediately to find the perpetrators, they will be tried and brought to justice," says Netanyahu.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said a Kurdish referendum for independence would be a "catastrophic division of Iraq".
Israeli air raids killed nine Palestinian fighters and injured at least five civilians across the besieged Gaza Strip overnight.
Tariq Abu Khder (C), a Palestinian-US teenager who was allegedly
Protesters on Sunday clashed with police following the arrest of a leading opposition figure. MP Musallam al-Barrak was arrested on June 2, sparking unauthorized demonstrations.
Supporters of Kuwaiti opposition leader and former MP Mussallam al-Barrak
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas called on the UN Sunday to form an international committee to investigate Israeli crimes committed against Palestinians.
July 6, 2014
Libya's central government called for an end to fighting in the country's eastern city of Benghazi Sunday.
The Palestinian-American teenager who was brutally beaten by Israeli police and arrested without charges in Jerusalem was sentenced to house arrest for nine days ahead of his trial.
Iranian leadership told the media Sunday that while it backs Iraq Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki's bid to continue as the country's premier, Tehran is also ready to support "any candidate chosen by the Iraqi parliament."
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told the country's state news agency this week that despite rumors, Tehran has not ever had plans to visit Saudi Arabia.
Syria's opposition group will meet this week in Istanbul to elect a new president.
At least 30,000 people were forced to leave their homes in eastern Syrian by the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) Saturday.
The U.S. has voiced concern after a 15-year-old American-Palestinian was filmed being severely beaten by Israeli police in Jerusalem. The teen has now been released from Israeli custody and is under house arrest.
Kurds in Iraq will press ahead with a referendum to have an independent state despite refusal from Nouri al-Maliki to accept any proposals.
Suspicions mounting that crime was carried out for nationalistic reasons, according to Israeli media reports; a gag order remains in place on the details of the investigation.
Yemen's air force raided Shia Houthi positions in Amran, 30 miles northwest of the country's capital Sana'a on Saturday, reportedly causing a number of casualties.
Lebanon's Internal Security Forces believe that radical Sunni militant group ISIS will strike the country with a series of attacks, according to a leaked report.
Graphic video footage of masked Israeli forces beating a Palestinian-American teenager, then detaining him in Jerusalem has emerged, causing widespread condemnation.
Premier held urgent security consultations Saturday that ended with only an anemic statement to the press.
Clashes in the Nile Delta province left five people including three policemen injured late on Saturday. Two of the victims were wounded during a demonstration for ousted president, Mohammad Morsi.
ISIS won't be resting anytime soon, not even for Ramadan. As its operations will no doubt increase during the holy month, the world needs to open its eyes and take this militant group seriously.
Leading spokesman for Egypt's National Alliance to Support Legitimacy was charged with a number of offences including obstructing the constitution and joining a banned organization.
Hardline Jewish settlers attacked a Christian cleric while he was traveling from Bethlehem to his church in the village of Aboud.
Israeli forces arrested a Palestinian man from Hebron in connection with the killing of three settlers - a charge his family denies.
ISIL militants executed at least ten people in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, activists say.
An Iraqi man cleans the pavement after a car exploded outside a restaurant
Violence throughout Syria left dozens more killed Saturday.
July 5, 2014
At least one Bahraini police officer died Saturday in an alleged bombing attack,At least one Bahraini police officer died Saturday in an alleged bombing attack.
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika made his first public appearance Saturday since he was sworn in for his fourth term as head of state in April.
The jihadist leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) released a statement Saturday ordering all Muslims to obey him.
Lebanese Cabinet members announced this week that there is a chance that Lebanon will establish refugee camps for Syrian refugees, in a move that is considered somewhat unprecedented in the country.
Too many coincidences seem to indicate that Ankara is backing Kurdistan's bid for independence in many more ways than may be immediately realized.
Tel Aviv doctors who conducted the autopsy of Palestinian teen Muhammad Abu Khdeir found Saturday that his cause of death was from burns. The teen's death has sparked a renewed and heightened round of tension between Israelis and Palestinians, particularly in Jerusalem where the teen was killed earlier this week.
An Egyptian court convicted and sentenced to life 37 more Muslim Brotherhood members Saturday for "inciting violence" last year during clashes following former president Mohammed Morsi's oust from power in 2013.
Lebanese MPs expressed skepticism Saturday that a new president would lead Lebanon any time soon.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Takfiri group has posted a video on the web, threatening to invade and take over Spain.
A Syrian girl carries food she collected from tables after Turkish people break
Two suicide bombers blew themselves up inside a government building in Saudi Arabia Saturday after being surrounded by security forces, Al-Arabiya reported.
At least 20 Palestinians were reported injured on Friday in clashes following the funeral of Palestinian teenager Muhammad Abu Khdeir, medics said.
Kuwait's Interior Ministry released a statement Friday saying that the government will firmly confront all forms of rioting and incitement following this week's rise in public protests in the capital.
July 4, 2014
At least one teenager was killed in clashes between Egyptian security forces and protesters Friday.
Iraq's Prime Minister reiterated his staunch determination to remain in power for a third term Friday despite growing pressures to resign.
A top Israeli official told reporters Friday that Tel Aviv is ready to help Jordan fight off any Islamist insurgents from its neighbor Iraq if requested.
At least 20 people were reportedly injured in clashes in Jerusalem after Palestinian teenager Muhammed Abu Khdeir's funeral was held Friday.
Armed gunmen from Yemen killed a Saudi security official Friday.
Jihadists in Syria now control all of the country's main oil and gas fields.
At least 30 militants trying to seize control of the country's largest oil refinery were killed from Iraqi airstrikes Friday.
A bomb detonated on Friday in Egypt’s Fayoum governorate killing three, reported Al-Ahram Arabic website.
Mohammed Abu Khudair, 17-year-old Palestinian from Shuafat, was killed this morning after being kidnapped in Beit Hanina, East Jerusalem.
Extra officers have been placed at potential flashpoints, such as on roadways and at hitchhiking spots.
Syrian warplanes carried out at least three airstrikes on the outskirts of Arsal in east Lebanon Friday, killing a 12-year-old boy and wounding three family members
Palestinian women make their way through the Qalandia checkpoint between Ramallah
Hamas called Thursday upon all Palestinians to engage in “the revolution of Shufat” with every possible tool in their power to aid the resistance.
Iron dome intercepts one rocket while two fall in open fields near Sderot following barrage of rocket-fire the day before; PM, security forces warn of impending IDF action if rockets do not stop.
The Army carried out another raid in the northern village of Fnaydeq Thursday, confiscating explosives in light of confessions made by a terror suspect.
At least seven people have died thus far in a bomb blast on an Alexandra train late Wednesday.
July 3, 2014
Washington's top military officer told reporters Thursday that Iraqi forces will need help to regain the territory that they have lost over the past month in the Sunni militant offensive.
When analyzing the impact of the ISIS declaration of the caliphate, one must consider the circumstances surrounding the announcement, says one expert.
Kuwaiti forces used teargas and stun grenades Thursday to dismantle an opposition demonstration.
Kurdish president Massoud Barzani called on MPs Thursday to set a date for the autonomous region's independence vote despite Iraqi leadership's discouragement earlier this week.
At least two people have died from the bomb attack that struck Egypt's Kerdasa region Thursday on the first year anniversary of former Islamist president Mohammed Morsi's oust.
At least two people were killed and three wounded in an attack on a government complex in Yemen's Baida province Thursday.
The jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) has allegedly taken over control of Syria's largest oil field.
At least 30 Turkish truck drivers who were being held by jihadis in Iraq were released this week.
Egypt's security forces cracked down on Muslim Brotherhood protesters on the year anniversary of their leader's ousting from government.
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah said all necessary measures were being taken against "terrorist threats" on Thursday while 30,000 soldiers were deployed to the borders with Iraq.
A woman in the US state of Colorado faces federal charges of trying to aid terrorist militants from the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
The Pentagon confirmed the full transfer of Syria's chemical weapons to an American vessel off the Italian coast.
Russia remained optimistic about meeting the July 20 deadline with Iran over a nuclear deal with other UN Security Council members.
Rebels in the north and east of Syria have vowed to lay down their arms if they don’t receive help to fight Al-Qaeda splinter group ISIS, as an offensive by a leading Islamist faction targets the militants in the Ghouta suburbs of Damascus.
Leader and spokesman of the Muslim Brotherhood's National Alliance to Support Legitimacy, was arrested in Cairo after Egyptian forces raided his home.
Women hold a banner reading "Swept away by Cancer"
At least 170 Palestinians were injured in clashes with the Israeli army following the abduction and killing of a 16-year-old boy in East Jerusalem, Wednesday.
Israeli warplanes launched airstrikes on the Gaza Strip Wednesday evening.
July 2, 2014
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki extended amnesty to Sunni tribes that battled government forces over the last months during a parliamentary session Wednesday.
At least four Tunisian soldiers were killed from land mines Wednesday in their offensive on jihadists in the country's northwest region.
Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki has rejected Kurdish leadership's plan to hold an independence referendum, saying that such a vote would be "unconstitutional."
At least four members of the Sinai-based militant group Ansar Beit Maqdis were arrested by Egyptian authorities Wednesday over this week's palace bombings.However, another militant group, Ajnad Misr, claimed responsibility for the attacks on Tuesday.
Israeli forces demolished the home of a Palestinian accused of killing an Israeli police officer in April. Several were injured in clashes that erupted in response to the demolition.
Top leaders among Jordan's jihadist movement denounced the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria's declaration of a caliphate earlier this week.
At least 374 Yemeni security force personnel have died this year in Sanaa's offensives, including attacks on Al Qaeda, this year.
Syrian rebels will lay down their arms within the next week if they do not receive support from the exiled opposition to fight against the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS).
Four people were injured Wednesday when an unknown assailant on a motorcycle threw a hand grenade into a coffee shop in Tripoli. One of the wounded is believed to be in critical condition according to sources.
It's unforgivable what happened to the three Israeli teenagers killed by Palestinians. But acting in the name of revenge to a Palestinian teenager this morning is equally deplorable.
Dozens of ISIL militants were killed in an air raid over the northern city of Mosul, according to the Iraqi army.
Dozens of Palestinians were injured during clashes with Israeli forces in East Jerusalem following the kidnap and killing of a 16-year-old boy.
In the public statement the Prime Minister called on all sides not to take the law into their own hands and noted that Israel is a nation of laws and everyone must act according to the law.
Military spokesman says demolition of West Bank house belonging to Ziad Awad, who was released in Schalit deal, was intended to serve as deterrent to terrorists.
Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Kuwait released 152 Egyptian prisoners as a goodwill gesture for Ramadan.