August 23, 2015
British Foreign Secretary Hammond has reopened the UK embassy in Iran's capital Tehran.
Five people on Sunday faced trial for the violence in the Port Said Stadium that killed 70 fans in February 2012.
Prime Minister Tammam Salam assured the public that those responsible for violence against protestors in downtown Beirut will be held responsible.
Nine youths, including four minors, from the West Bank and East Jerusalem have been arrested for throwing molotov cocktails at Jewish Israelis.
Lebanese protesters gesture during a demonstration organized by the "You Stink" campaign against the ongoing trash crisis in the capital Beirut on August 22, 2015.At least 16 people were injured on when clashes erupted in central Beirut between Lebanese s
Lebanese protesters gesture during a demonstration organized by the "You Stink" campaign against the ongoing trash crisis in the capital Beirut on August 22, 2015.At least 16 people were injured on when clashes erupted in central Beirut between Lebanese security forces and demonstrators calling for a solution to weeks of uncollected rubbish
Emirati forces based in Yemen's Aden have freed a UK national who went missing more than a year ago.
Daesh abducted 20 people from villages near Kirkuk after accusing them of cooperating with the Iraqi government.
Residents say Al-Qaeda has taken a western district of the Yemeni port city of Aden.
Following the recent resignation of 11 parliament members including president Mahmoud Abbas, the PLO will hold emergency elections in the upcoming weeks.
Over the years, many supporters stood with Aoun, seeing him as a force of change in Lebanon's trying political climate. But has Aoun become just another political elite, promising reform but failing to deliver?
After a four year diplomatic break, Britain and Iran will reopen their respective embassies in the coming days.
A veterinary physician and two students were arrested for allegedly supporting 'jihadist ideology' on Facebook.
Turkey began an offensive against the PKK on July 24, shortly after a deadly suicide bombing in southeastern Suruc district that killed 34.
Two separate attacks in the provincial capital of Ramadi left up to 50 Iraqi soldiers dead, a top official said Saturday.
Police used stun grenades against the migrants, mostly from Syria, in attempts to prevent them from entering the country.
Daesh is planning to send its militants who have contracted HIV on suicide missions, reports ARA News.
At least 50 people were killed on Saturday when the Syrian regime targeted a town in an opposition-held suburb of Damascus with barrel bombs, according to a local medical source.
August 22, 2015
Mahmoud Abbas gave up his post Saturday as head of the Palestine Liberation Organization's Executive Committee.
Lebanese security forces clashed with protestors in Beirut on Saturday, firing tear gas, rubber bullets, and water cannons in what is being described as one of the most violent rallies the country has witnessed in years.
A Spanish official has confirmed that the main suspect in a recent attack on an Amsterdam-Paris train had travelled to Syria last year.
The Iraqi army, backed by volunteer forces, has managed to recapture a major village from Daesh in the northern province of Salahuddin, as it continues the battle against the militant group.
An Egyptian court sentenced 95 members of the Muslim Brotherhood to life in prison over the storming of a police station in Port Said in August 2013. Among those sentenced were three top Brotherhood leaders.
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Saturday that the gunman on a train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris is believed to be a "radical Islamist" from Morocco, though his identity is not yet confirmed, reported The Daily Star.
A powerful explosion struck an intelligence service building in Yemen's port city of Aden. The blast is believed to have been caused by explosives planted around the facility.
Two senior Saudi military pilots were killed Friday following fall of their Apache helicopter in an area southwestern the Kingdom.
Turkey said an article the BBC published Thursday showed "written and visual propaganda" for the Kurds.
Jordan's King Abdullah on Thursday announced the new center that aims to provide specialized rescue and patient transfer services.
August 21, 2015
Haji Mutaz was killed in a US airstrike Tuesday in northern Iraq.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the second legislative elections will begin early.
Doctors Without Borders called on warring factions Friday to stop their attacks targeting civilians.
Turkey claims to have killed 771 suspected Kurdish militants with its operations against the PKK.
The structure was founded more than 1,500 years ago in a Syrian Christian neighborhood.
"I left no stone unturned in the search of my beloved son."
Thousands crossed between Egypt and the Gaza Strip using the Rafah border crossing during its temporary opening, an official said Friday.
The Kilis governorate said 14 of the suspects were foreign nationals.
Police secured a fence and tried to stop migrants from entering Greece.
The Rafah crossing was closed by Egyptian authorities Friday after being open for four days to allow medical patients through, Gaza officials said.
One person was killed in Syria and seven others wounded following a retaliation airstrike by the Israeli army.
Iran's foreign ministry welcomed the UN's peace plan aimed at ending the four-year war in Syria.
Four police officers and 11 asylum seekers were injured during riots in the German town of Suhl after an Afghan national tore pages out of the Quran in a refugee center.
Israeli fighter jets bombed the province of Quneitra after four Syrian rockets reportedly hit northern Israel.
Five Palestinians including two minors were arrested by Israeli forces during a series of raids in the West Bank town of Kafr Qaddam.
In a sign of further warming of international relations, Sisi will meet with Russian officials and company heads during his visit.
August 20, 2015
The IDF released a statement on its Twitter account holding Syria and Iran responsible for the four rockets fired at the country by the Islamic Jihad group.
Officials between the two countries agreed to strengthen security cooperation at the Calais border crossing in northern France.
Ten Egyptian crew members and 27 French tourists were rescued Thursday from their diving boat after they hit a coral reef.
Media reported Thursday a mediator began talking to the militants again about the release of the hostages two weeks ago.
Mohammed Allaan has ended a near-fatal hunger strike that lasted more than two months and is said to be improving after being brought out of a coma several days earlier.
The UK embassy will reopen in Tehran this weekend, four years after its closure following an attack on the compound during a protest in 2011.
The rockets were shot from Syria but caused no injuries.
Yishai Schlissel, the perpetrator of a brutal stabbing at a Jerusalem gay pride parade that left one girl dead, has been shown fit to stand trial following a court-ordered psychiatric evaluation.
The monitor said Thursday the UN has failed to implement resolutions that would protect the lives of Syrian civilians.
Tuesday's strike targeted Houthi militiamen meeting in the same building as a teachers' union where educators were preparing for exams.
Government sources said the larger group of five at Sydney's airport were red-flagged and found to be carrying suspicious materials.
Four Hamas members are being held by a Daesh affiliate in the restive Sinai region after being kidnapped at gunpoint from a bus.
Two assailants shot Star Media Group Chairman Murat Sancak's car as he was travelling through Istanbul with his bodyguard.
The Pakistani military claims to have killed 43 suspected Taliban fighters on Tuesday, bringing the total to more than 160 fighters killed in five consecutive days of airstrikes.
The Lebanese army detained four Iraqi nationals after they were found to be traveling in a car with fake license plates.
At least 46 people in the kingdom contracted the respiratory syndrome in one of the largest hospitals in Riyadh.
A Lod resident is accused of trying to sell secret information regarding IDF positions on the Egyptian border in exchange for a large sum of money.
Israel Medical Association chairman Dr. Leonid Eidelman Thursday condemned the force feeding of Palestinian inmates, calling it "torture".
Daesh has claimed a car bomb attack on a Cairo courthouse Thursday morning that injured 29 people.
More than 3,000 migrants and refugees, many of whom fled violence in Syria, Libya and Eritrea, are camped out in a makeshift tent village in Calais waiting for a chance to cross to Britain.
Palestinian prisoner Mohammed Allah was temporarily released by Israeli authorities after the hunger striker suffered from brain damage and was hospitalized.
Following a string of armed attacks, Turkey's anti-terror division has arrested more than 40 people early Monday morning.
At least 30 people were killed in the Syrian southwestern town of Harasta after an explosion reportedly hit a hospital.
The political geography of oil and minorities in Saudi Arabia and Iran highlights a fault line in the Sunni-Shiite divide at the core of violent transition in the Middle East.
Both the EU and UN voiced concern over the IDF's destruction of Palestinian properties, which made over 100 people homeless.
According to Hamas officials, four Palestinians were taken from a bus passing through the restive Sinai region by unidentified gunmen. They had recently entered Egypt through the Rafah border crossing.
A group of Palestinian Christians clashed with Israeli police in the West Bank town of Beit Jala, following Israel's decision to expand the barrier wall.
At least six people were wounded Thursday after a bomb blast close to a state security building and courthouse in Cairo.
Fugitive President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi vowed to returned to the Yemeni city of Aden in September, according to sources.
Around 1,600 people have been arrested in counter-terrorism raids in Turkey since a deadly bombing in the southeastern border district of Suruc on July 20.
August 19, 2015
Concerns over Muhammed Allaan's deteriorating state spurred Israel's high court to suspend his status as an administrative detainee after medical tests showed the Palestinian hunger striker had suffered brain damage.
The World Food Programme warned on Wednesday that the country's humanitarian crisis is only getting worse.
The hospital treating Muhammed Allaan said it was unclear whether the damages, most likely caused by vitamin deficiencies, were reversible or permanent.
Egypt's Acting Prosecutor General Ali Omran bowed to increasing pressures to release students and individuals with critical medical conditions after human rights groups voiced their concerns for the well-being and futures of the detainees.
Israeli forces delivered a demolition order to the family of Mahir Hashlamoun, who stabbed an Israeli woman to death in November.
The UN agency for Palestinian refugees says it has scraped enough money together from various donors to cover the $101 million deficit needed to be met in order for schools to open on time.
The two arrested were in possession of two unused hand grenades, an automatic rifle, a hand gun, and large amounts of ammunition.
On his Facebook page, Iraq's ex-PM rejected the findings of parliamentary panel report in which he was implicated for the fall of Iraq's second largest city, adding that Turkish and Kurdish forces were responsible for the loss of the city to Daesh.
Refaat Komsan, election affairs adviser to the prime minister, said the committee can't prevent factions from joining the parliamentary elections.
A boat smuggling Palestinians from Tripoli sank off the coast of Turkey on Wednesday.
At least eight Turkish soldiers were killed when their armored vehicle targeted by roadside bomb in southeastern Siirt province.
The Salafist cleric was referred to the Army Intelligence Directorate, reports said Wednesday.
More than 100,000 migrants entered the EU's borders last month.
Witnesses reported gunfire and an explosion near the Dolmabahce Palace entrance in Istanbul.
Egyptian authorities opened the Rafah border crossing from Monday until this Thursday. As of today 3,639 people have crossed the border.
According to recorded confessions, the municipality of the Lebanese city of Jounieh was paying the land owner $500 per load to dispose of the trash in privately owned land in the province of Tripoli.
Five members of a family were killed Wednesday when their vehicle collided with a passenger bus, police said.
The US has voiced concern over Egypt's new anti-terror law, stating it could have a "detrimental impact on human rights and fundamental freedoms".
A suicide bomber detonated a vehicle laden with explosives at the Kurdish Asayesh security forces offices in al-Qamishli city, located on the Turkish border.
Infighting between Daesh militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul killed dozens of fighters, according to a Kurdish spokesperson.
Hassan Youssef al-Seifi was arrested up arrival at Cairo airport because his name appeared of a "watch list."
The head of the Palestinian Authority Committee for Prisoners' Affairs said Israel offered to release Palestinian hunger striker Muhammad Allan in November, when his administrative detention expires.
An Israeli lawmaker called for the segregation of West Bank roads to protect Jewish settlers from vehicular attacks.
According to a CNN report, the US train and equip program is moving along very slowly in Syria, and for a very steep price.
President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi ratified an anti-terrorism law which stipulates stiffer prison terms for terror-related offences, as well as exorbitant fines, and possible suspension from employment, for "false" reporting on militant attacks.
Daesh militants reportedly beheaded an archaeologist in the Syrian city of Palmyra, an antiquities chief told Reuters.
Yemeni official Rajeh Badi said forces had freed most provinces from Houthi fighters and would look to retake the country's capital Sanaa.