A UNIFIL soldier – part of a Spanish unit – was also killed in the violence.
After a Hezbollah strikes on an Israeli military convoy in south Lebanon Wednesday, the Lebanese militant group receives mixed reactions from the international community.
The Israeli Defense Forces have confirmed two soldiers died and seven more were injured as a result of a Hezbollah anti-tank guided missile attack early today.
Despite claims made by media agencies, Nasser Judeh of the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied Sajida al-Rishawi has been returned to Iraq.
An Iraqi security source says members of Daesh have abducted approximately 30 people in the troubled northern province of Nineveh, as they continue to wreak havoc in the areas under their control.
Hamas praised Hezbollah for their attack on Israeli soldiers earlier today.
The Kurds have reclaimed Kobani, a symbolic and strategic blow against Daesh, who lost numerous fighters in the battle.
Sheikh Salman, leader of Bahrain's opposition movement, denied all charges against him in court today.
Jordan will release Iraqi prisoner Sajida Mubarak Atrous al-Rishawi in exchange for the captured pilot, Mu'ath Kasasbeh, according to a government spokesperson.
IDF and Hezbollah exchange fire on Israeli-Lebanese border; uncofnirmed number of Israeli soldiers killed
Heavy crossfire is occurring across the Israeli-Lebanese border. Lebanon is using guided anti-tank missiles in Northern Israeli.
A 14-year-old Palestinian boy was injured after an Israeli settler attempted to kidnap the teen near Silwan in Jerusalem Wednesday.
The Israeli Defence Forces have begun drilling on the Israeli-Lebanese border in response to local residents' fear of possible attacks by Hezbollah.
Iraqi prisoner Sajida Mubarak Atrous al-Rishawi is due to be released within hours following last attempts by Jordan and Japan to free the two hostages being held by Daesh.
Thousands of protesters along with family members of the captured Jordanian pilot gathered in Amman and Karak late Tuesday after Daesh militants announced they would execute the hostage within 24 hours.
Bahrain's opposition leader Sheikh Salman will stand trial today having been accused of “promoting regime change by force, threats, and illegal means, and of insulting the Interior Ministry publicly."
Daesh decided to appoint the Salafi Sheikh Ahamd Assir to be the new emir of Lebanon.
Houthi leader Abdel-Malek al-Houthi announced his plans for a peaceful transfer of power following the coup.
Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga speaks to reporters at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo
Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga (R) speaks to reporters at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo early on January 28, 2015.
The UN Security Council condemned the Libya hotel attack in Tripoli, which left several people dead Tuesday.
Israeli forces overnight Wednesday hit Syrian army positions in the occupied Golan Heights, hours after rockets had been fired from the area.
The UN food agency has warned of a looming refugee crisis across the relatively peaceful southern regions of Iraq.
US State Department officials said it was too early to consider the "mission accomplished" in Kobani
January 27, 2015
Unconfirmed reports on Arabic media perport Daesh militants have threatened to kill both Jordanian pilot Mu'ath al-Kaseasbeh and Japanese hostage Kenji Goto if Jordan fails to release Sajida al-Rishawi within 24 hours.
The prominent Tripoli hotel that was attacked by Daesh earlier today is now empty after security forces rescued 12 expats from the 26th floor.
Presidential aide Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak was released to tribes in southern Yemeni province after having been kidnapped by Houthi rebels.
Lebanese carrier Middle East Airlines suspended all flights to and from Baghdad, joining a growing list of airlines who have cancelled service to the Iraqi capital following a gunfire incident Monday night on a flydubai passenger aircraft landing at the Baghdad International Airport.
Syrian media has reported Israeli artillery fire at a Syrian military based in Golan Heights.
Masked gunmen stormed a popular hotel in Libya's capital Tripoli Tuesday morning following a car bomb explosion in the parking lot. Daesh-linked militants claimed responsibility for the attack as
The new Saudi King Salman declared the name of the deputy crown prince: Mohammed bin Nayef, the first grandson of the founder King Abdulaziz to assume the post. But who is the man that will carry the banner of the House of Saud in ruling Saudi Arabia in the future?
According to a report, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan refused to accept the idea of a Kurdish-controlled northern Syria.
The head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Jordan's parliament said Tuesday that the country would "likely" accept a deal to release a prisoner on death row in exchange for a Japanese hostage if the swap also included Jordan's captured fighter pilot.
While hacker group Lizard Squad claimed responsibility, Facebook said the interruption was due to a technical change.
A spokesperson for flydubai confirmed gunfire on one of its carriers upon landing at the Baghdad airport Monday night, but the attack has so far gone unclaimed.
As Iraqi troops hailed success in retaking eastern Iraq's Diyala Monday, Kurdish militia announced the complete drive-out of Daesh militants from the key Syrian border city of Kobane, whose bloody plight has been a focus point in the Kurdish struggle to stave off militants.
The al-Wefaq opposition group of Bahrain, whose leader Sheikh Ali Salman was detained in December following accusations of trying to overthrow the country's long-standing Al Khalifa regime, has called for economic boycotts ahead of Salman's scheduled trial on Wednesday.
Sinai-based militant group Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis, who recently pledged allegiance to Daesh and renamed itself "Sinai Province," released a video on Monday depicting what they said were images of Egyptian security forces mistreating Muslim female protesters, followed by footage of captured police captain Ayman El-Desouki's kidnapping and execution at the hands of the group.
Kurdish people flash the v for victory sign as they celebrate during a demonstration on January 26, 2015
UN-brokered Libya peace talks resumed on Monday in Geneva in the absence of a major opposition faction which is only willing to participate if the talks take place in Libya.
Despite low expectations, Syrian opposition figures began peace talks in Moscow on Monday. A government official may join later in the week.
January 26, 2015
A Fly Dubai plane was shot as it landed in Baghdad. Two passengers were injured and rushed to the hospital for treatment.
The United States embassy in Yemen has suspended consular services until further notice. The decision was a result of the political turmoil and security concerns in Sanaa.
A U.S. drone strike in Yemen killed three al-Qaeda militants. The strike was the first since Yemeni President Hadi and his cabinet resigned on Thursday.
Iraq's Armed Forces have allegedly purged the Daesh militants from the eastern Province of Diyala.
Of the 34 air-strikes, 21 were launched in Syria and 13 in Iraq, focusing on the cities of Kobani, Mosul, Tal Afar, and Falluja.
Libyan Deputy Foreign Minister Hassan al-Saghir was released Monday after briefly being kidnapped from his home by unknown assailants.
AFP announces the Kurdish forces have reclaimed the border town of Kobani from Daesh.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced his intent to release Goto "by seeking cooperation with other countries," according to Kyodo News.
Hezbollah MP Nawaf Musawi announced Monday a delay in delivering weapons to the Lebanese Army.
Ousted President Hosni Mubarak's sons were released from prison after having already served the maximum pre-trial detention period of 18 months.
Turkey opened its largest refugee camp, which at maximum capacity will host 35,000 Syrians, many of whom are fleeing the violence in Kobani.
Several Yemeni provinces have cut off ties with the capital Sana’a, now under the virtual control of the Houthi movement, as tens of thousands of demonstrators took to Yemen’s streets to protest the group’s control over large parts of the country.
In preparation for imminent protests, a large number of Houthi militants have been deployed in Sanaa.
In light of the recent helicopter airstrike which killed numerous Hezbollah officers, Israel issued a warning not to attack any Israeli institutions abroad.
A ministerial committee announced plans to prepare for the opening of the port for international travel. Currently use of the port is restricted to fishing.
Syrian men walk on a street covered with dust following reported air strikes by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in the rebel held area of Douma
Syrian men walk on a street covered with dust following reported air strikes by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in the rebel held area of Douma, north east of the capital Damascus, on January 25, 2015.
The police officer was fatally shot in the head while in his car in Miryata.
Turkish court ordered to block all websites that insult the Prophet Muhammad, including Facebook, the world's biggest social network.
At least 18 people, including three policeman, have died at protests around the country on the fourth anniversary of the 2011 revolution, the health ministry announced Sunday.
Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab has extended a curfew in parts of North Sinai by another three months, Al-Ahram Arabic website reported.
January 25, 2015
Daesh radio confirmed on Sunday that its terrorists have executed Japanese security contractor Haruna Yukawa, following the release of a video announcing the hostage's death, according to AFP.
An Iranian general killed by an Israeli airstrike on the Syrian Golan Heights last week was targeted because he kept his cellphone on - allowing Israeli intelligence to track his whereabouts, Al-Joumhouria reported.
The deputy foreign minister of Libya’s internationally-recognized government has been kidnapped in the eastern city of al-Bayda.
Four civilians were killed and dozens wounded when rebels fired a barrage of rockets and mortar rounds Sunday at central Damascus, a monitoring group said.
Five people have died at protests in several parts of Egypt on the fourth anniversary of the January 2011 uprising, the health ministry announced Sunday.
Two bombings in Baghdad have left eight civilians dead and at least 22 wounded.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Somali capital, Mogadishu, on Sunday as part of his official visit to the Horn of Africa.
A militant commander in Syria has threatened Damascus that terrorists may hit the capital by Katyusha rockets.
Following a decision by an Israeli bookshop to cease in-store sales of Charlie Hebdo because of fear of Muslim push-back, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman ordered Yisrael Beytenu to buy thousands of copies of the weekly to distribute publicly.
A bomb was detonated outside a sports club in Cairo's Heliopolis area.
Insurgents affiliated with the Boko Haram militant group are attacking the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, engaging in heavy fighting with security forces that are trying to repel the assault, multiple sources said Sunday.
Since the start of the US-led airstrikes against Daesh, only one percent of the supposed "caliphate" has been reclaimed.
Clashes have broken out between Southern Movement supporters and Yemeni security forces, leaving one member of the government forces dead.
Yemen's parliament again postponed meeting following the resignation of President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi, leaving the country's imminent power vacuum unresolved.
Japan's government ministers held emergency meeting in response to the recently released Daesh video.
A woman was killed as security forces dispersed a march by the Socialist Popular Alliance Party on Saturday in central Cairo.
Mourners throw rice and flower petals over the coffin of Lebanese soldier Mohammad Ali Alaeddine who was killed in clashes with gunmen
Mourners throw rice and flower petals over the coffin of Lebanese soldier Mohammad Ali Alaeddine, who was killed alongside four other soldiers in clashes with gunmen near the Syrian border, during his funeral on January 24, 2015,
Daesh reportedly demanded the release of an Iraqi woman detained in Jordan in exchange for a Japanese hostage they have captured.
An American woman was sentenced to four years in prison for attempting to join Daesh. She planned to join Daesh in Turkey and marry a militant she had never met.
Activist network Syrian Network for Human Rights reported in a statement that at least 92 people across Syria were killed in government airstrikes on Friday.
January 24, 2015
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Riyadh. He will offer his condolences after the death of Saudi King Abdullah.
In an unverified video released Saturday afternoon, Daesh militants claim to have killed the first of two Japanese hostages after the passing of a 72-hour deadline to receive a $200 million ransom, and issues new demands for the release of the second hostage, journalist Kenji Goto.
US military's Central Command General Lloyd Austin said US and Iraqi forces are organizing plans to launch a counter-attack in the Daesh-held, northern Iraqi city of Mosul, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
Following the early Friday death of Saudi King Abdullah, Lebanese officials joined international voices when Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Awad Asiri was consoled by hundreds in downtown Beirut.
In the aftermath of the collapse of the Yemeni government, thousands are marching in Sanaa in the largest anti-Houthi demonstration yet.
In the wake of the death of Saudi King Abdullah, U.S. President Barack Obama plans to cut his visit to India short and fly to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.
Ongoing clashes between the Lebanese army and Syrian al-Qaeda-affiliate Nusra Front have reportedly left casualties on both sides, with two Lebanese soldiers dead, four wounded and five missing completely in the restive Lebanese border town of Ras Baalbek.
Mohammad al-Zahawi, the leader of Libyan Islamist group Ansar al-Shariah, died of wounds incurred in an ambush in September.
A members of the Spanish Legion stands beside a goat mascot during a farewell ceremony for the contingent making up part of the "Support Iraq" operation
A members of the Spanish Legion stands beside a goat mascot during a farewell ceremony for the contingent making up part of the "Support Iraq" operation, at the base military "Alvarez de Sotomayor in Almeria on January 23, 2015.
With impending social issues and a tense economic environment at home, and regional and international interests looming outside his country's borders, newly appointed Saudi King Salman has moved quickly to appoint younger heirs, reassuring of a path not far from the late King Abdullah's, and a successor plan for years to come.
US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iran Foreign Minister Mohammed Javed Zarif held nuclear talks during the World Economic Forum in Davos on Friday. The meeting was their fifth in the latest round of talks between Iran and the P5+1.
British-based activist group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Friday an air attack by the Syrian government in the city of Ghouta, outside Damascus, has killed over 40 people, many of the women and children.
Thousands of people have taken to the streets across Yemen to support Shia Ansarullah revolutionaries of Houthi movement.
January 23, 2015
Tributes, condolences and kind words have continued to pour in for King Abdullah following his death early on Friday.
Islamic fundamentalists and those who support them took to social media to celebrate the death of the late Saudi King Abdullah on Friday, the Associated Press has reported.
Israel's former president Shimon Peres Friday said the death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah was "a real loss for the peace of the Middle East."
Leaders from around the world gathered in Riyadh on Friday for the funeral of King Abdullah who passed away aged 90, after being admitted to hospital in December.
Amnesty International has lashed out at the Western leaders for turning a blind eye to human rights violations in Saudi Arabia, voicing concern over the fate of the jailed Saudi activist, Raif Badawi.
Daesh militants have reportedly clashed with the Free Syrian Army in eastern Lebanon, which has been suffering from a spillover of the Syria crisis.
The new Saudi king has appointed his son as the country's new defense minister, Saudi state television has reported.
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