April 15, 2015
Daesh militants have broken into Iraq's Baiji oil refinery, seizing some of its facilities, officials said Wednesday.
A series of bomb attacks around the Baghdad area have killed 11 people and wounded several others Wednesday.
Egypt is set to take part in a major strategic maneuver with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries, a presidential statement said Tuesday.
The wounded are still being evacuated, a spokesman said Wednesday.
Projects focusing on the health and education of refugees will begin by setting up nurseries specialized for children one to five years old.
After a search and rescue operation, the Italian coast guard said Wednesday it has found no survivors from a migrant boat that capsized off Libya's coast.
Ongoing crises throughout the region, extreme violence, and poverty are preventing millions of children from education.
Hundreds of families are being held in villages around Ramadi, after Iraqi forces and armed Shiite militia withdrew from the areas following fierce clashes with Daesh.
Two military students died, and six other civilians were injured in the attack on Wednesday afternoon.
After two weeks of heavy clashes clutched the Palestinian refugee camp, located on the outskirts of Damascus, residents report Daesh militants and their main adversary have largely exited the area, while al-Qaeda affiliate Nusra remains.
US Secretary of State John Kerry met with representatives from the G7 countries to discuss the Iran nuclear deal, which should be finalized in the near future, as well as the crisis in Yemen.
Following a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, US President Barak Obama pledged $200 million in humanitarian aid.
In ongoing clashes, Daesh has seized three villages in Iraq's Anbar province near Ramadi.
Syrian opposition coalition officials said Wednesday the Syrian army was responsible for the dropping of a vacuum bomb in the northern city of Aleppo which left at least 13 people dead, including three children.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on the UN Syria envoy to resume peace talks.
As the Saudi-led coalition enters its third week of airstrikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen, Saudi's ambassador to Lebanon warned Hezbollah to stay out of international dialogue on the escalating crisis following harsh criticism from the Lebanon-based Shiite group.
Author Ramzy Baroud identifies those responsible for the plight of Palestinians living in Syria's Yarmouk refugee camp. Resident of Yarmouk are caught between the Syrian regime and Daesh, making every day a living hell.
The Human Rights Watch claims to have evidence indicating that Assad's forces used toxic chemicals in several barrel bomb attacks on Idlib between March 16 and 31.
Iraqi Yazidis light candles and paraffin torches outside Lalish temple situated in a valley near Dohuk
Iraqi Yazidis light candles and paraffin torches outside Lalish temple situated in a valley near Dohuk.
Israeli forces raided the homes of dozens of Hamas members in Nablus in response to increased activity in the area.
400 people are still missing after a migrant boat with 550 aboard capsized Sunday, while nine bodies have been recovered and 144 survivors counted.
Security sources in Lebanon say a deal may soon be forged between al-Qaeda's Syria affiliate, Nusra Front, and the Lebanese government for release of some 16 Lebanese servicemen whose hostage crisis at the extremist group's hands is now in it's ninth month. Meanwhile, the fate of another nine hostages held by Daesh remains unknown.
Iranian's council for human rights has called on the UN to investigate the alleged sexual abuse of two teenage boys.
Lapses in border security have allowed transnational crime to grow rampant, speakers at the Interpol World Congress said Tuesday.
April 14, 2015
About 400 migrants are feared to have drowned after a boat capzied off the coast of Libya, BBC reported Tuesday.
The UN Security Council on Tuesday adopted a resolution imposing an arms embargo against Houthi rebels.
A prominent leader for al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula was killed in a drone strike allegedly conducted by the US.
Daesh has lost ground to Palestinian fighters in Syria's Yarmouk camp, Palestinian officials and a resident said Tuesday.
A court in Egypt turned down a request for retrial Tuesday by a politician who received a seven-year prison sentence.
The son of a British Labour councilor was caught in Turkey on April 1 along with eight other British citizens, while allegedly trying to illegally enter Syria to join militant groups.
A doctor with the Royal Medical Services and his assistant nurse have discovered a genetic disease undocumented in international medical records.
The vehicles are carrying approximately 100 Palestinian doctors to Jerusalem.
The extremist group made advances into the country's Baiji refinery, some 200 kilometers north of Baghdad, seizing crude oil tanks and killing the complex's commander in charge.
Somali security forces have regained control of a government ministry in the capital from al-Shabaab, a security official said Tuesday.
After Russian President Vladimir Putin lifted a 5-year ban on the project Monday, the head of the Iranian security council said Tuesday his country expects the delivery of the S-300 missile system by the end of this year from Russia.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Prime announced approximately 330 troops will join a New Zealand contingent in training Iraqi military at base north of Baghdad.
Iran will appoint Foreign Minister Marzieh Afkham to a foreign ambassador posting, making her the country's second ever woman to take up the position, and the first since the Iranian Revolution in 1979.
Armed tribesman seized the Balhaf oil plant from an army unit on Tuesday.
In a second round of peace talks, the UN strongly encouraged Libya's rival parties to form a national unity government.
Pakistani labourers fill bags with rice outside a storage centre near Lahore .
Now over two weeks old, the Saudi-led coalition targeted areas across Yemen Tuesday as ground fighting intensified in the war-torn country.
Two separate bombings in the areas around Baghdad killed a total of eleven civilians and injuring 23 others on Tuesday morning.
A year ago today, Boko Haram jihadists stormed a girls boarding school, abducting 275 girls. Some 50 escaped on the night of the attack, but most of them have not been seen since.
While Israel branded Iran as a “messianic and apocalyptic regime," Zakaria argues that it is in fact a rational, but perhaps not reasonable, state.
The US Department of Defense announced Daesh lost up to 25 percent of the territory it had previously claimed in Iraq.
After the militant group's statement agaist Saudi Arabia, Lebanese expats living in Gulf nations say they feel threatened.
The US particularly criticized Egypt's frequent use of mass trials and sentencing, following the recent conviction 37 defendants to life terms, including Egyptian-American activist Mohamed Soltan.
According to the PLO, Daesh has resorted to using heavy machinery and artillery inside Yarmouk refugee camp, located in the outskirts of Damascus.
The United Nations Security Council will vote on a draft resolution which proposes imposing an arms arms embargo on Yemen’s Houthi leaders and urge the movement to withdraw from the territories under its control.
A Daesh militant likely behind several recruits for the group was arrested in east Lebanon.
All nine Lebanese truck drivers kidnapped by al-Nusra Front on the border between Syria and Jordan returned home Monday.
Israeli settlers in occupied territories are exploiting Palestinian children for cheap labor and depriving them of the opportunity to attend school, the Human Rights Watch said Monday.
April 13, 2015
Former Blackwater security guard Nicholas Slatten was sentenced to life in prison. The other three guards will serve 30 years.
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.