May 4, 2015
The high Israeli court Monday approved a request to demolish the tents and homes of Khirbet Susiya village near Hebron.
A left-wing group accused the IDF of indiscriminate fire at Palestinians last summer.
Five foreigners have been executed in Saudi Arabia as the rate of capital punishment surges in the kingdom.
An Egyptian legal authority Monday ruled in favor of allowing the former president to retain his "privileges."
North Lebanon governor ordered the temporary closure of all amusement parks in Tripoli two days after an accident left one girl dead.
One civilian and 15 others were injured when a Taliban bomber attacked a government bus in Kabul, officials said Monday.
Four people were killed and seven others injured Monday when a bus collided with a tailer in Upper Egypt.
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that the coalition government currently being set up by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was "the embodiment of opportunism."
Nusra-affiliated militants launched a surprise attack in the western Qalamoun mountains on Monday against Hezbollah and Syrian army positions.
Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence said on Monday it was concerned after collecting testimony from IDF soldiers that suggested troops were ordered to 'kill on sight' during last summer's Gaza offensive.
Nineteen guards were injured in a mutiny attempt by inmates last month in Lebanon's notorious Roumieh Prison.
Nigerian troops recently freed over 600 women and girls from a Boko Haram stronghold after a series of rescue missions.
Five people were sentenced to death for killing eleven police officers in the town of Kerdasa located on Cairo's outskirts.
Eighty-three Egyptians, primarily migrant laborers, were caught trying to illegally enter Libya when they were apprehended in a military zone west of Saloum.
A Palestinian man was shot in the legs by Israeli police after attempting to stab people at the Givat Hamivtar station in Jerusalem.
Saudi warplanes hit areas across western Yemen Monday, according to Yemeni media, who said the strikes caused several civilian casualties while targeting Shiite Houthi rebel positions.
Security forces arrested a top Daesh recruiter early Sunday, as he tried to cross from Lebanon into Turkey.
A plan to construct 1,531 settlement units in occupied East Jerusalem was previously frozen years ago amid criticism from the United States. Now the Israeli government is moving forward with planning.
An IDF spokesperson said two UN peacekeepers were lightly injured in Israel-held Golan Monday when mortar fire from Syrian territory hit their base.
A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device in a busy area of downtown Damascus. No casualties have been reported as of yet.
Anti-racism protests led by Ethiopian Israelis began anew in Jerusalem after ending violently in Tel Aviv.
US officials have denied a report that surfaced over the weekend from the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights which purported the recent coalition strike in Aleppo killed 52 civilians and failed to hit any Daesh targets or other militants.
A pre-Baath Syrian flag, now used by the Syrian opposition, hangs in a heavily damaged classroom after a barrel bomb hit a school in Syria's northern city of Aleppo.
A pre-Baath Syrian flag, now used by the Syrian opposition, hangs in a heavily damaged classroom after a barrel bomb hit a school in Syria's northern city of Aleppo. (AFP/ Baraa Al-Halabi)
The Pentagon claims Daesh is losing territory fast as Shiite militia and government troops attempt to push them out of Iraq; but what of the large swathes of land being taken by the militants in Syria?
Two men were arrested in connection with an assassination plot against Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Lebanon, Ali Awad Asiri.
Palestinian Ambassador to the UN Riyad Mansour composed an open letter to the UN Security Council condemning Israel's child abuse record and demanding justice.
US authorities shot two suspects dead Sunday after they opened fire outside a Texas-based contest to draw cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.
A UAE flight was rerouted to land on the military base of Al-Minhad, just outside Dubai, when a bomb threat was reportedly made on board.
A protest against racism initiated by Ethiopian Israelis left 63 people injured and 43 arrested.
Syrian government forces clashed with rebel fighters Sunday in the Ghouta suburbs, just outside the capital Damascus as schools across rebel-held Aleppo announced closures in light of the most recent barrel bomb attacks.
Over 3,000 families in Aghanistan's northern province of Kunduz have fled fighting between the Taliban and government troops.
Egypt's top court has sentenced 14 policemen and a doctor to jail terms for torturing two prisoners to death in 2006, a judicial official said.
May 3, 2015
The Palestinian refugee camp continues to see violence inflicted by Daesh and the Syrian regime.
An Egyptian journalist was arrested early Saturday and faces charges of joining the banned Muslim Brotherhood.
The US State Department has been criticized for denying a visa to an Iraqi Christian planning to testify in Congress.
At least 11 people were burned to death and more than a dozen injured when a bus caught fire in southern Pakistan officials said Sunday.
The Syrian army has "cut off the last main road" for rebels leading out of eastern Damascus, a monitor said Sunday.
Taliban and Afghan officials are meeting in Qatar for discussions, although have said these are not peace talks.
The prime minister will meet with an Ethiopian IDF soldier who was beaten by policemen following community protests, officials said Sunday.
The ground troops seen fighting Houthis in Aden are Yemeni, not Arab forces deployed by Saudi Arabia, a spokesman said Sunday.
Prosecutors referred 40 people to criminal court on Sunday after an investigation revealed that they communicated with Daesh fighters, judicial sources said.
At least 30 armed bandits attacked the provincial border between Punjab and Sindh, sources said Sunday.
Or Assraf's body was discovered in a mountainous region and will be flown to Israel for burial.
A Saudi-led coalition has denied that a ground offensive has been launched in Yemen's port city of Aden, Reuters has reported.
The controversial US Congress bill aimed to divide Iraq into three separate states.
Nusra Front militants allegedly received anti-tank weapons training in Syria’s Qalamounin region as they prepare to battle Hezbollah.
Many of the migrants arrived in southern Italy, while others will arrive as late as Monday.
A 16-year-old Egyptian teen was sentenced to 15 years in prison by a Cairo court Saturday for blowing up a police vehicle and making bombs.
For the first time the Saudi-led coalition has deployed ground troops in Yemen, as its airforce continues to conduct airstrikes in Sanaa.
Ethiopian-Israelis are set to protest in Tel Aviv Sunday following violent clashes after a soldier was beaten by police, highlighting the country's institutional racism.
Afghan forces killed 45 militants and wounded 41 others in separate security operations over the past 24 hours.
The Palestinian Authority will reshuffle five or six positions in the national consensus government, a senior Fatah official said.
Twin car bombs killed 19 people in a busy district of Baghdad late Saturday night.
Former US president Jimmy Carter accused Benjamin Netanyahu of obstructing the peace process with Palestinian leaders during a visit to Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.
A Syrian activist and member of the Farouq Brigade describes his torture by Jabhat al-Nusra.
Israel's Counter-Terrorism Bureau warned its citizens and Jews around the world to avoid visiting Tunisia due to heightened security threats; however, Tunisia has since denied any such claims.
The activist organization Human Rights Watch claims to have satellite evidence of Saudi Arabia using cluster munitions, also known as barrel bombs, in Yemen.
Syrian refugee looking through a fence at Azraq refugee camp in Jordan. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
Iraqi security forces clashed with Daesh militants in the city of al-Karma is Anbar province.
Daesh militants reportedly executed up to 600 Yazidis in northern Iraq, according to several media reports.
Three boats carrying over 200 migrants were rescued by a French patrol boat while crossing the Mediterranean.
The UN has called for the protection of Palestinian civilians in Syria's besieged Yarmouk camp following a series of bombings by the Syrian army.
A member of Hamas' military wing al-Qassam Brigades was killed during a tunnel collapse Saturday in the north of Gaza.
Yemen's Shia Houthi movement has appealed to the UN to seek and end to Saudi Arabia's airstrikes across the country.
A new Daesh leader has been appointed after Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was seriously wounded in US air strikes in northwest Iraq.
Hamas is urging for an Arab-Palestinian plan to protect Al-Aqsa Mosque complex, which is at the heart of many problems between Arabs and Israelis.
May 2, 2015
More than a dozen civilians have been killed after militants fired shells at government-held positions in Aleppo, Syria.
The Egyptian army has said that 29 'terrorists' have been killed by its troops in the past 11 days in northern Sinai.
Canada's PM Stephen Harper made an unexpected visit to Iraq, where he met with his Iraqi counterpart Haider al-Abadi Saturday.
Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has arrived in Saudi Arabia Saturday for talks with top Saudi officials, according to a presidential spokesman.
The attacker drove a bomb-laden car into military headquarters in Garma, killing six.
Syrian regime shells struck Yarmouk late Friday, causing damage to the beleaguered southern Damascus camp. No casualties reported.
The ICC rejected Israel's claims that the court may carry out biased investigations into last summer's Gaza Strip war crimes.
Officials in Baghdad are blaming a wave of displaced Sunnis for providing a cover for militants to conduct increased bombing attacks in the city.
Israeli forces shot, injured 3 teens in al-Jalazun refugee camp outside Ramallah.
An airstrike Friday in Syria's Aleppo province killed 52 civilians, including 7 children, activists say.
In Bahrain, hundreds gathered on international Labor Day to protest the prolonged detainment of political opposition members and demanded they be allowed to resume working.
Pentagon spokesperson Elissa Smith said Friday reports that Washington had send some 100 troops to Turkey to prepare to train Syrian rebels last week were "unfounded and erroneous."
May 1, 2015
In a scene reminiscent of last Labor Day in Istanbul, crowds of protesters were arrested and shot with water cannons as security forces attempted to disperse Taksim Square labor demonstrations.
The Syrian Network for Human Rights reports some 2,231 people were killed in Syria during the month of April, 95 percent of them civilians.
As aid agencies warn of a deepening fuel shortages in Yemen, the UN Security Council will hold an emergency session to address the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the restive country.
At least 20 civilians were killed in Yemen after fresh Saudi-led airstrikes targeted Houthi rebel positions across the capital Sanaa.
Saudi Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud slammed the Kingdom's cabinet reshuffle announcement earlier this week, terming the decision "impulsive" and calling for more dialogue.
An Egyptian court issued 18-year prison sentences to five supporters of ousted Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi, Friday in a continued wave of arrests for Muslim Brotherhood affiliates in Egyp
The bodies of one Lebanese soldier and one civilian were handed over to Lebanese authorities on Friday by Daesh militants in the Lebanese border town of Arsal.
Fourteen Syrian refugees were arrested by Lebanese security forces Friday for "suspicious" activity, the country's state news agency reported.
Israeli gunboats fired at Palestinian fishermen off the coast of Gaza City Friday. No injuries were reported in the attack.
Dozens of Yemeni rebels were killed along with three Saudi soldiers during border clashes overnight, the kingdom’s Defense Ministry said.
Separate car bombs killed at least 16 people in and around the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, security officials confirmed Thursday.
Bashar al-Assad's army clashed with Islamist rebels in Latakia province Thursday, according to Reuters.
Iran has been arming Yemen's Shia Houthi fighters since 2009 according to a confidential UN report Friday.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon warned of dire consequences for humanitarian relief operations in Yemen due to fuel shortages.
Four Palestinian minors were arrested and interrogated by undercover Israeli police in occupied East Jerusalem this week.
The UN Human Rights Committee has accused Australia of violating the rights of an Iranian citizen by deporting him over undisclosed reasons.
The US has approved $474 million of funding for Israel to develop anti-tunneling technology against Hamas.
April 30, 2015
Daesh has claimed executing Yemeni soldiers in a video posted online Thursday, a monitor said.
More than 1,000 protesters arrived in the capital Thursday to demonstrate against the Israeli police.
Pakistani police have filed a murder case against Jonathan Banks for his alleged role in deaths caused by drone strikes.
Ahrar al-Sham in Syria seized a border crossing in southwest Syria near Israel on Thursday, a monitor said.
The rooms have helped Turkish authorities deport more than 300 suspected foreign fighters, the counterterrorism department said Thursday.