July 16, 2014
Syrian men react during a reported air strike by government forces
Rival militant groups continued to clash in Dayr al-Zawr, eastern Syria on Tuesday. ISIL fighters pushed out al-Nusra Front members, along with other armed groups.
The number of Palestinians killed in Gaza has now reached over 200.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that Israel would answer Hamas’s rejection of a truce with stepped-up attacks.
Syrian President Bashar Al Assad will be sworn in for his new seven-year term today.
July 15, 2014
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to increase Tel Aviv's military campaign on Gaza yet again Tuesday.
Ongoing nuclear talks between Iran and world powers will likely be extended beyond the July 20 deadline.
An Israeli man was killed by a Hamas rocket attack Tuesday, representing Tel Aviv's first casualty since its strikes on Gaza began last week.
Palestinian protesters confronted and chased out a minister from Gaza at a border crossing Tuesday.
The United Nations' agency for Palestinian refugees told reporters that the damage in Gaza is "immense" from a weeklong Israeli air campaign that continued Tuesday.
Hundreds of Kurds from Turkey are heading en masse to northern Syria to help their counterparts fight against jihadists.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the country's defense forces to resume strikes on Gaza Tuesday afternoon after Hamas launched rockets onto Israel under what was a so-called ceasefire between the two sides.
One of the top radical religious leaders who is presently on trial for terrorism in Jordan denounced the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria's so-called caliphate as "void" Tuesday.
At least seven people were wounded Tuesday in Lebanon's town of Arsal from Syrian rockets.
Iraq's parliament successful elected a new speaker of the house Tuesday.
Hamas and the Islamic Jihad said they were not consulted over the terms of the ceasefire deal with Israel.
Israeli warplanes bombed three targets in Syria's Golan Heights Tuesday.
Israel deployed three new Iron Dome anti-rocket systems Tuesday, bringing the total number to ten.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to save the flailing nuclear talks.
The emerging threat from groups like ISIS must be stopped by Sunni Arabs with help from the international community.
Lebanese Parliamentary Speaker, Nabih Berri has stated that the cabinet mechanism adopted to manage work during the presidential vacuum actually paralyzes cabinet.
Protesters across the world held rallies to condemn Israel's deadly attacks across the Gaza Strip as the death toll hit 190.
Israel's security cabinet accepted on Tuesday morning the ceasefire proposed by Egypt.
A Filipino Muslim woman attends a pro-Palestinian rally in front of the Israeli embassy
Israel shelled southern Lebanon early Tuesday morning. No casualties were reported.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, convened the security cabinet on early Tuesday morning to discuss Egypt's proposed ceasefire agreement to end Israeli-Palestinian hostilities in the Gaza Strip.
Saudi Arabia has criticized the United Nations Security Council for failing to meet member expectations in both its statement on, and action to prevent, Israel's military offensive in Gaza.
July 14, 2014
Lebanese Speaker of the Parliament, Nabih Berri has stated that firing rockets into Israel does not serve the Palestinian cause and is an unwanted attempt to involve Lebanon in the current conflict in the Gaza Strip.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry have held a second meeting to discuss Tehran's nuclear program on the sidelines of nuclear talks between Israel and six world powers.
An Egyptian court has lifted the ban on members of former president Hosni Mubarak's political party from running for parliament, as there was no constitutional stipulation requiring this.
Seven Hezbollah and 32 Syrian rebels died, whilst 50 were wounded in clashes on the Syria-Lebanon border that occurred on Saturday and Sunday.
The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) has described the firing of rockets from Southern Lebanon into northern Israel on Sunday night a “serious violation of U.N. Security Council resolution 1701.”
Israel has charged three Jewish individuals with the kidnapping and killing of a 16-year-old Palestinian.
Hamas announced Monday that it has carried out a successful drone surveillance mission over Tel Aviv.
Militants from ISIL have taken partial control of the town of Dhuluiyah, just 80 kilometers north of Baghdad.
A car bomb in Baghdad killed at least 4 civilians and wounded 12 others Monday.
Israel's ongoing military onslaught across the Gaza Strip is not just about the high death toll and physical injuries. What about the mental scars that haunt the Palestinian population?
A Palestinian man was killed in clashes with Israel forces close to the West Bank city of Hebron, Monday.
An unmanned aircraft entered Israeli territory form Gaza and was shot down by Patriot missiles.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the civilian death toll in Gaza "lies on the shoulders of Hamas" during an interview with Fox News.
A further three Palestinians were killed after Israeli strikes in the southern Gaza Strip, medical officials say. The latest assault brings the death toll to at least 170.
Turkish protesters protest against Israel's attack on Gaza
The Nusra Front intends to establish an Islamic "emirate" in Syria when the time is right.
At least six people have been killed and 25 wounded in clashes between rival militias in Libya's Tripoli.
Arab Foreign Ministers will meet in Cairo today to discuss the ongoing Israeli military campaign on Gaza that has left over 1,000 wounded in days.
July 13, 2014
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is ready to mediate a truce between Israel and Hamas, but Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu told reporters that Tel Aviv is set to continue the offensive despite the mounting death toll.
Kurdish fighters clashed with jihadist militants in Syria's north Sunday.
An Egyptian court sentenced 101 more pro-Morsi supporters Sunday to three years in prison for "illegal gathering" and "rioting."
Iran nuclear talks are still ongoing as Tehran and world powers try to finalize a permanent deal ahead of a self-imposed July 20 deadline. With talks bumpy in past days, some leaders have discussed the possibility of an extension, but some FMs say a chance still remains to finalize a deal.
Lebanon's army told reporters Sunday that they found the launchpad from which three rockets from Tyre were fired towards northern Israel
At least 13 people have now died from the collapse of multiple buildings in Morocco's commercial hub city Casablanca.
Yemen's unity and development may be more at threat today than ever before, but who-or what-is to blame?
The Israeli Defense Force's noon deadline for tens of thousands of residents in northern Gaza to evacuate has passed as the IDF plans to intensify air strikes on the zone Israel believes is firing more rockets.
Iraq's parliamentary session Sunday ended after 30 minutes and without progress.
At least three Algerian soldiers and their four auxiliaries were killed by roadside bombs Sunday.
Pope Francis calls for peace in Gaza as Israel continues air strikes.
Medical workers in Gaza struggled to cope with the high number of civilian casualties caused by Israeli air strikes in recent days as the Palestinian death toll topped 151 people.
Israeli forces raided the al-Aqsa Mosque Compound on Sunday and fired rubber-coated steel bullets at worshipers, witnesses told Ma'an.
Intense fighting has erupted in Libya's Tripoli.
When missiles are launched into Israel, Israelis got to bomb shelters. The same cannot be said in Gaza however. Why don't Palestinians use bomb shelters?
Protesters in Libya have shut down the national oil port of Brega, days after the government celebrated its reopening.
The UN on Saturday called for a ceasefire between Tel Aviv and Hamas as an Israeli cabinet minister said the army was ready for a ground invasion.
Gunmen killed at least 33 people including 29 women in a Baghdad housing complex Saturday. Police said the motive of the shootings still remained unclear.
Lebanon's Minister for Justice, Ashraf Rifi has urged Bab al-Tabbaneh residents in Tripoli to show self-restraint, claiming local political and security forces have manipulated their protests for personal political gains.
A Libyan soldier and onlookers gather around the bodies
Over 21 Palestinians were killed after fresh Israeli air strikes in Gaza late Saturday, bringing the death toll to 151, with at least 1000 people injured.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Vienna to join the ongoing nuclear talks with Iran.
Netanyahu: We can’t allow Gaza in Judea and Samaria; we are weighing all possibilities and are prepared for all possibilities.
July 12, 2014
Three rockets fired from south Lebanon hit northern Israel, triggering retaliatory artillery fire on the Lebanese border village of Zebqin, a security source told The Daily Star Saturday.
Northern Gazans are being removed from northern Gaza and other areas from which rockets are being fired senior army source says; source adds that Hamas psychological warfare shows that it has been pushed into a corner.
William Hague has said Israel has the “right to defend itself” against rocket attacks from Gaza after urging Palestinian and Israeli leaders to negotiate a ceasefire.
Sirens blare in TA twice, also in other parts of country; no injuries reported; IAF attacks rocket launching site from which the latest barrage was shot.
Palestinian initiated talks taking place to reach ceasefire with Egypt, Qatar involvement, Channel 2 reports; Blair meets with Sisi to discuss ways to restore 2012 ceasefire; Gal-On says PM must involve Abbas to end hostilities.
Israeli troops mass on Gaza border in preparation for ground attack after airstrikes hit mosque 'that was hiding Hamas weapons'
Channel 10 reports injuries are light; Most of the rockets landed in open areas in western Negev.