April 13, 2015
Putin has signed a presidential decree paving the way for the delivery of the S-300 missile system Monday.
The UN's cultural agency issued a fresh condemnation Monday of jihadists' destruction of Iraq's Nimrud, once the jewel of Assyria and home to a treasure considered one of the 20th century's main archaeological finds.
Four Blackwater security guards are awaiting sentences after being convicted on charges from the deaths of at least 14 unarmed Iraqis.
French urban climber Alain Robert, also known as "Spider-Man", scales the Cayan Tower, the world's tallest twisted building
French urban climber Alain Robert, also known as "Spider-Man". Scales the Cayan Tower, the world's tallest twisted building in Dubai. (AFP/ / Marwan Naamani)
Schools in rebel-held areas of Syria's Aleppo city will be closed for at least a week after bloody air raids on civilian areas, a monitor and activists said Monday.
Iraq has so far exhumed the remains of 164 victims believed to have been killed by extremists in mass graves in Tikrit.
Most of the kidnapped truckers kidnapped by the Nusra Front on the Syria-Jordan border earlier this month returned home on Monday. One driver is still missing.
Taliban militants killed 18 Afghan soldiers, beheading eight, and possibly abducted others after they stormed an army outpost.
The website for Hobart International Airport in Tasmania was offline Monday after Daesh hackers hit the web host used by the facility.
Palestinians who fled Yarmouk refugee camp near Damascus after Daesh militants stormed it gathered in Sidon, Lebanon in solidarity for those remaining in the camp.
Former Prime Minsiter Khaled Bahah was sworn in as Vice President of Yemen on Monday in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh.
According to a report by the Authority of Prisoners' Affairs, 850,000 Palestinians have been detained by Israeli forces since 1967.
Robert Fisk brings to light how one unsuspecting journalist has taken the heat for the Hariri case, which has drowned in the inefficiencies of the international criminal courts.
EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova announced that the number of Europeans fighting alongside militants in Syria may exceed 6,000.
The UN Chief, Ban Ki-moon, urged rival parties in Yemen to resume peace talks as the death toll continues to grow.
Residence struggle as neighborhoods flooded in the low-lying areas of the Gaza Strip due to heavy weekend rains.
Abu Maria, Daesh's self-declared governor of al-Hajaj and Albu-Tema areas, was killed near the area of Ajil oilfield in the northeastern part of Tikrit on Sunday.
Ahmet Davutoglu said Pope Francis' statement was "incorrect" and "inconsistent" Sunday.
Within a day after the fatal attack on the South Korean embassy in Tripoli, a bomb exploded near the gate of the Moroccan embassy.
April 12, 2015
At least 24 people were killed in overnight clashes between Houthi militants and armed tribesmen in Yemen's central province, a security source said Saturday.
An explosion outside a police station in North Sinai left two dead and 30 others injured, medical sources said Sunday.
Five children and four other civilians were killed Sunday when a Syrian regime airstrike hit a school in Aleppo.
Christian Orthodox worshipers hold up candles lit from the "Holy Fire" as thousands gather in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem’s Old City, during the Orthodox Easter ceremony of the "Holy Fire".
Christian Orthodox worshipers hold up candles lit from the "Holy Fire" as thousands gather in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem’s Old City,during the Orthodox Easter ceremony of the "Holy Fire". (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
Lebanon's interior minister called on Jordan to grant entry to the Lebanese truckers stuck at a Syrian-Jordanian border crossing.
Gunmen killed two guards and injured another after they attacked the South Korean embassy in Libya's capital Sunday.
Some Yemenis who fled unrest in their country have increased demand for the JD, the Jordanian Exchange Association said Sunday.
Five Egyptian soldiers were killed in a roadside bomb in North Sinai on Sunday.
Hacker's fraudulently announced the death of a top Houthi leader over Iranian state media. No individual or group has claimed the attack.
Sources say Hadi has already chosen someone to serve as Yemen's vice president.
Daesh stormed a number of schools in the southern and western districts of Mosul, kidnapping almost 120 children.
Why is Easter a movable feast while Christmas is fixed? Sherry El Gergawi explains.
The Saudi Arabia-led coalition claimed to have launched upwards of 1,200 airstrikes against the Houthi rebels and supporters of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh since March 25th, 2015.
Daesh seizes civilians in central Syrian village, with almost half of the victims women feared as having been taken as slaves.
John T. Booker, Jr., 20, of Topeka, Kansas was arrested on Friday by FBI agents during a sting operation near the Fort Riley Army installation located in north central Kansas.
Three Saudi soldiers have been killed and two others injured during clashes near the Yemeni border, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
The chief of Reuters' Baghdad bureau has fleed Iraq after he was threatened on social media following a Reuters report on lynching and looting in the city of Tikrit, the news agency has reported.
Turkey's state broadcaster has declined to show the broadcasting campaign advertisement of the country's main opposition party.
April 11, 2015
Members of the International Committee of the Red Cross unload from a plane Emergency medical aid at the international airport in Sanaa
Members of the International Committee of the Red Cross, unload Emergency medical aid from a plane at the international airport in Sanaa. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
Thousands of Orthodox Christians gathered in Jerusalem for a yearly ritual to mark the eve of Orthodox Easter.
The head of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees is to start an "urgent mission" to Syria Saturday to discuss aid to civilians in a camp stormed by jihadists, his organisation said.
Hundreds of Iranians rallied around the Saudi Arabian embassy in Tehran Saturday to protest a recent case of alleged sexual abuse by Saudi officers of Iranian pilgrims at the Jeddah airport.
Saudi Arabia's health minister has been sacked by King Salman, AFP has reported.
The dead bodies of five Save the Children staff, who were abducted over a month ago, have been recovered in the province of Uruzgan in central Afghanistan.
An Egyptian court announced the death sentencing of 14 Brotherhood members, including party leader, Mohammed Badie, in a televised session Saturday.
At least 24 people were killed when fresh clashes raged through Friday night and into Saturday morning between armed tribesmen and Houthi rebels in Yemen's Ibb province.
Pressure, anticipation intensifies as Lebanon's Ibrahim heads to Turkey to meet with key mediators overseeing the hostage crisis and demands put forth by Nusra and Daesh militants.
New details emerge about the grisly Berlin murder of 22-year-old Israeli, Yosi Damari, including the arrest of one 28-year-old suspect in the Czech Republic.
After a deadly raid in the northern city Thursday, Tripoli saw a massive deployment of Lebanese army personnel and armored vehicles in a new campaign by authorities to squeeze out budding terror cells still lingering there.
The June deadline for the final agreement between Iran and world powers will be extended if it did not meet the expectations of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, a senior Iranian official warned Friday.
At least one child has been killed and several people have been injured when a car bomb explosion ripped through a residential area in Syria’s central province of Homs.
April 10, 2015
At least 40 people have been killed and nine others injured when a bus carrying a delegation of young athletes rammed into a truck head-on in southern Morocco.
A Palestinian was shot and killed by Israeli troops when protests erupted at a funeral on Friday.
Two planes delivered the first planeloads medical aid to Yemen on Friday. The UN appealed for at least a few hours of 'humanitarian pause' each day, to allow for the regular delivery of additional aid.
As the airstrikes enter a third week, Pakistan has voted to remain neutral in the conflict, following a call from Saudi Arabia to contribute military assistance.
Official says group is confident of a victory over Israel in a "legal conflict."
PLO will not collaborate with regime forces to retake Yarmouk camp.
Police confirm killing of Osama Mansour.
PA President plans to meet with Putin to discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
A Lebanese customs unit arrested a group of drug smugglers Thursday, discovering a large shipment of hash headed for Egypt.
April 9, 2015
U.S. officials respond to Rouhani's insistence that Iran won't sign a deal unless all sanctions are lifted "on the same day."
Palestinian police forces opened new stations in previously underserved "Area B" neighborhoods surrounding Jerusalem.
Thursday report says UNRWA only has funds to rebuild 200 of 9,061 Gaza homes destroyed in recent war.
The freelance journalist, Raymond Lidal, was detained while filming Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemeni capital Sanaa.
The joint military action will drive Daesh from the southern Damascus camp, officials say.
77 children have died and 44 wounded in Yemen's conflict, which is expected to further raise the country's high malnutrition rate.
Nearly 450 people have been killed since Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes in Yemen last month.
One soldier was killed and three others wounded Wednesday in a live-fire military exercise.
Four ports in Egypt were closed down on Thursday due to a dust storm that hit the area.
Taliban militants killed five and injured dozens more in an attack on an Afghan court complex Thursday.
The US has approved a $1 billion arms deal with Pakistan, including sales of attack helicopters, missiles and logistical support to help fight terrorism.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has announced that it is offering 20 kilograms of gold to anyone who kills or captures the leader of Yemen’s Houthi movement, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi.
Seven Gulenists have been indicted for allegedly attempting to form a "parallel state" to take control of the government.
At least five people have been killed and several others injured after a car bomb exploded in north-west Syria.
A Iranian airplane carrying 260 Iranian pilgrims was denied entry into Saudi airspace for allegedly failing to obtain the necessary permissions.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is urging for Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen to cease, Reuters has reported.
Eleven civilians were killed in a rocket propelled grenade attack in northern Sinai.
A French television network was hacked by individuals claiming allegiance to Daesh (ISIS), AP has reported the channel's director as saying.
Sweden's foreign and defense ministers announced Thursday that 35 troops will be sent to Iraq to help train Iraqi forces.
According to a local source, Daesh militants have killed ten doctors who refused to treat wounded militants.
Clashes erupted between Houthi militants and pro-Hadi armed tribesman in Aden, according to medical sources.
1,430 French citizens have traveled to the Middle East to fight alongside Daesh in Syria and Iraq.
Canada has carried out its first airstrikes in Syria against Daesh targets, AFP has reported.
Hanna Yusuf discusses her realization that Muslims are being criminalized around the world.
The Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been found guilty of all 30 charges against him and may receive a death sentence.
Gaza's public workers have gone on strike over unpaid salaries under the former Hamas government.
Iraqis mourn during the funeral of a member of the Shiite Badr Brigade, who died near Tikrit in fighting alongside government forces against Islamic State
Iraqis mourn during the funeral of a member of the Shiite Badr Brigade, who died near Tikrit in fighting alongside government forces against Islamic State.
A Saudi-led coalition has carried out fresh raids in Yemen, reportedly targeting the headquarters of a presidential guard loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.
No humanitarian operations have been possible in the refugee camp since April 1 despite demands, the UN said Wednesday.
Residents of a village in Irbid said Wednesday that its cemetery has run out of space.
April 8, 2015
The Iraqi prime minister said his country's next step is to reclaim the western province of Anbar.
A dead man found beaten beyond recognition in the ruins of a Gothic church in Berlin was an Israeli citizen, the embassy confirmed Wednesday.
Two overnight car bombings allegedly by Daesh in Aleppo have killed at least 32, the Observatory said Wednesday.
Iran sent two warships to the Gulf of Aden on Wednesday, establishing a military presence off the coast of Yemen.
One US soldier was killed and another two injured in Jalalabad on Wednesday when an Afghan soldier opened fire on the troops, an official said Wednesday.
An Egyptian prosecutor referred two police officers to to criminal court Wednesday on charges of torturing a Muslim Brotherhood detainee to death.
London police have launched an investigation into the death of a Syrian man, which media outlets say is a prominent Syrian preacher known for his critical stance against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who was found dead with a gunshot wound in his car Wednesday.
The US embassy has called off an advisory urging American citizens to stay away from high-end malls in Amman.
Daesh released upwards of 200 Yazidis in Kirkuk, after kidnapping thousands from Sinjar and surrounding areas in 2014.
As fighting rages in the port city of Aden, residents report rocket fire on homes, pumped up Saudi airstrikes and mosque loudspeakers calling for jihad in an ever-deepening crisis in the Gulf nation.
Two policemen were shot dead early Wednesday morning while patrolling the streets of Riyadh.