August 24, 2014
Egyptian authorities denied bombing militant locations in Tripoli, according to a ministry statement. The Egyptian foreign ministry said it would be monitoring developments closely.
SAS in high-tech hunt for Jihadi John: 'Significant force' of elite UK troops on the ground as MI5 identify James Foley's sickening killer
Ceasefire attempts between Hamas and Israel are ongoing, Egypt's foreign minister Sameh Shoukry said in a statement Sunday.
A German who was kidnapped by Islamic State militants over a year ago has been freed Sunday, according to AFP.
A 12-story apartment building was destroyed by an Israeli air strike in Gaza City Saturday, wounding dozens of Palestinians, many of them children.
A senior Yemeni army officer and three solders were killed in separate bomb attacks believed to be carried out by al-Qaeda militants, officials confirmed.
Rockets from Syria and Lebanon landed in the Golan Heights along with the Galilee overnight Saturday in separate attacks.
Two Palestinians were killed in Israeli airstrikes overnight Sunday and dozens more wounded as Israeli bombardment on the Gaza Strip continued for the 48th day, while rockets fired from Lebanon and Syria into Israel threatened to escalate the conflict.
UNRWA criticized the Israeli military for publishing allegations that Hamas fired rockets from a UN school in Gaza over the weekend.
Iraqi troops and Kurdish Peshmerga forces backed by US airstrikes have managed to secure the area near Iraq’s largest dam after retaking complete control of the strategic structure from ISIL militants, Press TV reports.
With the likelihood of more Brits joining extremist groups, borders surrounding Iraq and Syria have to be watched closely by the international community. It's the only way to stop ISIS.
Hamas officials backed Palestine's bid to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), heightening calls for Israeli war crimes to be investigated.
Schools in Gaza will remain closed as a result of the ongoing Israeli assault, preventing some 500,000 Palestinian children from attending the fall semester.
Syrian refugees living undocumented in Lebanon will be given a grace period fro Aug. 21 to Dec. 31 to move back to Syria without facing residency violation fines.
August 23, 2014
Islamist extremist group Nusra Front released a video Saturday of captured Lebanese soldiers and ISF members pleading with Hezbollah to leave Syria to ensure their safe release.
Libyan Islamist militant group Fajr Libya announced Saturday its seizure of the Tripoli airport from rival nationalist militia groups.
The Palestinian Authority on Saturday condemned the killings of more than 20 Palestinians charged with conspiring with Israel.
Palestinians launched a campaign to pressure Italy to boycott planned military exercises with Israel.
Amid new sectarian violence, Vice President Joe Biden says the U.S. is prepared to help Iraq decentralize with a federal system.
New government talks are strained after Shiite militiamen opened fire on a Sunni mosque in Baghdad.
The member of Chile's Parliament Hugo Gutierrez (2-L), next to members of the Palestinian Federation
The member of Chile's Parliament Hugo Gutierrez (2-L), next to members of the Palestinian
Amid criticism about military handling of the Arsal battle with Syrian militants earlier in August, Lebanese army COmmader Gen. Jean Kahwagi refutes claims he used the battle for political gains.
A media watchdog says the Gaza siege has had the worst month in history for media freedom and safety, with attacks on journalists widespread in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and throughout Gaza.
Amid international qualms over how to handle ISIS in Iraq and Syria, Iraqi Shiite militants opened fire on a Sunni mosque in Baghdad Friday, killing more than 70 people.
August 22, 2014
A four-year-old Israeli child was killed after mortar fire struck two cars in Sdot Negev region of southern Israel on Friday afternoon.
Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh on Friday said that the Palestinians would not accept anything less than an end to Israel's blockade of Gaza, as Israeli forces continued to attack the besieged enclave.
Lebanon’s resistance movement Hezbollah has deplored as a “savage crime” the beheading of American journalist James Foley by an ISIL terrorist in a recently released video.
Eleven Palestinians were killed in Gaza on Friday for allegedly collaborating with Israel.
Heavy fighting has once again broken out between rival militants around the international airport in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, forcing locals to flee their homes.
The Islamic State (Isis) presents a greater threat to the US than al-Qa’ida and must be defeated, the Pentagon has said.
The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) says more than 370,000 Palestinian children are in need of immediate psycho-social first aid amid the Israeli regime’s onslaught on the besieged Gaza Strip.
Airstrikes killed four Palestinians in Gaza early Friday as Israel's military assault on the besieged enclave continued.
Malaysian Muslim and family members offer special prayers for the remains of co-pilot Ahmad
United Arab Emirates announced Thursday a harsher set of anti-terrorism laws amid global fears of Islamic extremism.
August 21, 2014
Hamas carried out three executions and seven arrests on allegations of conspiring with Israel.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday the U.S. will launch a criminal investigation in the death of James Foley, and will continue to conduct military action in Iraq.
In a recent toll using data collected from sources on the group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports more than 180,000 conflict-related deaths in Syria since March 2011.
Amid frustration with public sector salaries, Lebanon prepares for a general strike Thursday.
For the first time, Senior Hamas official Saleh al-Arouri said Wednesday that Qassam, Hamas' military wing, was responsible for the abduction and ultimate deaths of the three Israeli teens taken in June.
Cairo-mediated talks with Israel have been suspended temporarily but could resume shortly, a Palestinian negotiator said Thursday.
Islamic Jihad leader and member of Palestinian delegation says that Israel pulled out of Cairo negotiations - despite Palestinian factions agreeing on Egypt-brokered truce
4 militants killed as Egypt's troops press on with daily offensives in Sinai
Hamas vowed on Thursday that Israel "will pay the price" for killing three commanders of the Al-Qassam Brigades, the Islamist movement's military wing.
Thousands of refugees are in need of food, water and emergency supplies in Iraq's northern Kurdistan region, officials said.
American officials at the Pentagon have revealed information about a failed attempt to rescue U.S. hostages including James Foley, from IS terrorists in Syria.
More than 40 Palestinians have been killed in the Gaza Strip over the past two days, taking the death toll from Israel’s war against the Palestinian enclave to over 2,065.
The Ezzeddin al-Qassam Brigades fired a home-made rocket at Israel's Ben Gurion airport Thursday.
Israeli forces killed four Palestinians after targeting a cemetery during funeral processions in Sheikh al-Radwan district, health officials confirmed.
Lebanon's Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai urged the international community to help protect Iraq's Christians, during a visit to the Kurdish capital of Irbil.
An Israeli airstrike killed five Palestinians, including three children, in Gaza City on Thursday, a medical official said.
Jordan urged the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.
Interpol is urging the international community to conduct a coordinated effort against the stream of foreign fighters joining extremists in the Middle East.
Hamas's deputy leader Musa Abu-Marzuq accused Israel of firing the first shot after the breakdown of a fragile ceasefire Tuesday.
The Palestine Liberation Organization on Wednesday condemned the Israeli order to exile Palestinian member of parliament Khalida Jarrar from her home in Ramallah, as further details emerged of deportation order she received in a pre-dawn raid earlier in the day.
A Romanian official says threats emanating from terrorism and extremism in the Middle East are a source of concern for the European Union (EU), of which his country is a member.
Hamas says three of their senior military leaders have been killed in recent Israeli air strikes.
Egypt's foreign ministry expresses 'deep regret' over resumption of fighting in the Gaza Strip and calls on both sides to build on past truce efforts
The British government will continue to provide Israel with arms despite earlier signs that it would halt weapons sales licenses amid the high Gaza death toll.
A number of jailed Egyptian activists decided to go on an open-ended hunger strike to protest their detention.
Round-the-clock news coverage of ISIS brutality makes one thing clear; this extremist group needs to be stopped. With the beheading of a U.S. journalist to add to that list, will Obama notice?
Iraqi women, who fled violence in the northern city of Tal Afar, sit with children at the Bahrka camp
Iraqi women, who fled violence in the northern city of Tal Afar, sit with children at the Bahrka camp
President Obama says US will continue to fight Islamic State, following murder of American journalist
Regime forces in Bahrain have launched a new crackdown on anti-government demonstrations in the Persian Gulf country.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has issued a new report, confirming Iran’s commitment to an interim nuclear deal it signed with six world powers last year.
Thousands of Yemen's Houthi Shias staged an anti-government protest in the country's capital, Sana'a, giving leaders until Friday to resign.
The United Nations Security Council has called on Israelis and Palestinians to resume negotiations to reach a deal on a long-term truce.
Hamas officials categorically denied Tel Aviv claims that the group's top military commander, Mohammed Deif, was killed by an Israeli air strike, where his wife and seven-month-old son died.
August 20, 2014
American air strikes continued to hit ISIS targets in northern Iraq Wednesday, an unnamed U.S. official confirmed to AFP.
A Hamas spokesperson warned foreign airlines not to fly into Tel Aviv after truce talks with Israel collapsed.
The lawyer for two Al Jazeera journalist appealed their seven-year jail terms in a Cairo court. Both reporters were jailed for allegedly fabricating news reports.
Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari urged the international community to back and support Iraq's ongoing offensive with militant group ISIS.
A Palestinian teen along with an 11-year-old boy were killed by Israeli strikes in central Gaza Wednesday. Six others were also injured.
The IDF destroyed eight homes including four, which were over one hundred years old, in the Nablus village of Aqraba, a Palestinian official confirmed.
U.S. photojournalist James Foley, was beheaded by a British national fighting for ISIS, the UK's foreign secretary confirmed Wednesday.
U.S. Republican Congressman Darrell Issa said his government would continue to support the Lebanese army during a meeting with officials Tuesday.
Four rockets fired from the Gaza Strip Tuesday reached an illegal Israeli settlement west of Ramallah, witnesses reported.
Western governments freely branded Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization, the same category as radical Sunni group ISIS. They're definitely not the same.
At least 20 Palestinians have died in Israeli air strikes since the collapse of the ceasefire.
Kurdish ministers who had previously suspended their participation in outgoing Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's government have rejoined the administration.
Prominent Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah has started a hunger strike in jail.
The United Nations refugee agency plans to start a major humanitarian aid operation Wednesday to help displaced people in Iraq.
Fighters from the Islamic State are pushing back against a new government assault on Tikrit.
Hezbollah has killed an ISIS commander allegedly responsible for preparing suicide bombers for attacks in Lebanon, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Tuesday.
The Israeli army has resumed air strikes in Gaza as attempts to create a permanent truce failed.
The number of ISIS militants fighting against the Syrian government amounts to more than 50,000, according to a UK-based NGO.
This photo taken on August 19, 2014 shows supporters of Canada-based preacher Tahir-ul-Qadri lining
Missing American photojournalist James Foley, was allegedly beheaded by ISIS militants in a video clip released on YouTube.
August 19, 2014
Three Palestinians including a toddler were killed and many others injured by Israeli air strikes in Gaza, medical officials said.
Humanitarian aid workers are being attacked and killed at record rates.
Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh has strongly condemned ISIS in recent statements.
Israel has launched air strikes against Gaza and recalled its negotiators from Cairo after three Palestinian rockets hit southern Israel.
Iraqi government forces have launched a major operation to retake Tikrit from ISIS militants.
Hundreds of Yazidis are in training with Kurdish forces to fight the Islamic State militants.
An Egyptian court adjourned the trial of former leader Mohamed Morsi along with some 130 Muslim Brotherhood members till August 23.
Egypt's security forces killed two militants and arrested seven others in the northern Sinai, the country's state news agency reported.
Forces loyal to retired General Khalifa Haftar have claimed responsibility for recent air strikes in Tripoli.
A group of international scholars called for more protection of Iraqi Christians following the advance of ISIS militants in the country's north, causing thousands to flee.
A Kurdish protester was killed and two others injured Tuesday during clashes with Turkey's security forces in Diyarbakir province.
Tony Blair has been urged to intervene in the case of an Irish teenager who has been imprisoned without trial in Egypt for a year and is now facing the death penalty in a mass trial, which has been described as a “mockery of a court process”.
The Pentagon says a specially-equipped US ship has completed the neutralization of all the 600 metric tons of the most dangerous of Syria’s chemical weapons components.