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Bahrain's main opposition party, al-Wefaq, has not yet announced if it will participate in the elections. (AFP/File)
19:10 GMT
Bahrain is set to hold parliamentary elections on November 22.
Tripoli has been rocked by turmoil related to the ongoing war in Syria. (AFP/File)
16:47 GMT
A group of armed men have attacked a Lebanese army post in Tripoli, killing one soldier.
Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Jordan, and Qatar were involved in the U.S. in the air strikes. (AFP/File)
16:16 GMT
Syria's Ministry of Foreign Affairs claims it had been given advance warning by the U.S. that air strikes would be launched.
The U.S. began air strikes on Islamic State targets inside Syria on Monday. (AFP/File)
14:46 GMT
Syria's main Kurdish political party said Tuesday that it would like to coordinate with U.S. efforts to combat Islamic State militants.
Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani. [AFP]
13:05 GMT
The Libyan parliament approves Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani’s cabinet ministers after rejecting a previous line-up last week.
Iraqi men inspect the site of a car bomb explosion that killed over 7 people and wounded dozens in the neighbourhood of Ur in eastern Baghdad, late on September 22, 2014. [Press TV]
10:06 GMT
A car bomb blast has killed at least a dozen people and wounded 25 others in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
[AFP]
09:21 GMT
The U.S. military said on Tuesday its partners in air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria included Jordan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.
Arab Bank logo.
09:07 GMT
A jury in Brooklyn finds Arab Bank liable for terrorist acts committed overseas.
IAF shoots down Syrian fighter jet over Israeli-controlled space.
08:55 GMT
Syrian turmoil spills over the border with the intrusion of Syrian warplane into Israeli airspace, IAF strikes down jet with Patriot missile.
Yeshiva students Gil-Ad Shaer,16, Eyal Yifrah, 19, and Naftali Fraenkel, 16, were kidnapped by terrorists late at night on June 12 from a hitchhiking post in Gush Etzion.
08:06 GMT
Yeshiva students Gil-Ad Shaer,16, Eyal Yifrah, 19, and Naftali Fraenkel, 16, were kidnapped by terrorists late at night on June 12 from a hitchhiking post in Gush Etzion.
Khorasan army. [Glogster]
07:28 GMT
Some American experts say the al-Qaeda-linked group Khorasan poses a greater threat than Islamic State itself.
A Kurdish protestor uses a sling shot against Turkish soldiers near the Syrian border after Turkish authorities temporarily closed the border at the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, on September 22, 2014. Turkey said on September 22 that some 130,000 people had flooded across its border from Syria as Kurdish fighters battled Islamic State group jihadists trying to capture a strategic town. (AFP /BULENT KILIC)
07:09 GMT
A Kurdish protestor uses a sling shot against Turkish soldiers near the Syrian border after Turkish authorities
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. [AFP]
06:57 GMT
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has opposed any deployment of foreign ground forces in the country as part of efforts against the ISIL terrorists.
Islamic State fighters. [AFP]
06:41 GMT
The United States and its allies have started airstrikes against the ISIL terrorist group in Syria, the Pentagon says.
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas attends the 25th Arab League summit, March 25, 2014. [AFP]
06:32 GMT
President Mahmoud Abbas says the Palestinian leadership is close to deciding if it will file complaints against Israel at United Nations institutions and courts in November.
Iranian soldiers march past President Hassan Rouhani (L) during the annual military parade marking the anniversary of Iran's war with Iraq (1980-88) in Tehran, on September 22, 2014 (Behrouz Mehri/ AFP).
05:00 GMT
Iran has unveiled a new home-made radar system named “Fath 2” and a new drone dubbed "Sadeq 1" during its "Sacred Defense" week.

September 22, 2014

United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power chairing a UN Security Council meeting (Andrew Burton/ Getty Images North America/ AFP).
20:01 GMT
United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power predicts that the U.S will not conduct unilateral airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State.
Jordan is cracking down on its nationals that support or join the Islamic State (File Archive/ AFP).
18:00 GMT
Jordanian security authorities arrested several militants associated with the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group who were preparing to conduct terrorist attacks in the Kingdom.
Egyptian security forces and forensic experts work at the site of a bomb attack near a checkpoint outside the foreign ministry headquarters in central Cairo on September 21, 2014 (Mohamed al-Shahed/ AFP).
17:00 GMT
A bomb exploded near the Egyptian foreign ministry in Cairo on Sunday.
Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouq (left) and Fatah's Azzam al-Ahmad gesture to shake hands during a press conference (File/AFP)
15:53 GMT
Fatah and Hamas leaders will meet in Cairo before indirect talks are to take place with Israel, according to Egyptian sources.
Armed Yemeni Shiite Huthi anti-government rebels add to growing insecurity in Sanaa (Mohammed Huwais/ AFP).
14:37 GMT
The `Friends of Yemen´ group, which includes Gulf Cooperation Council members, will meet in New York on 24 September 2014 following continued insecurity in Sanaa and Prime Minister Basindwa´s resignation on Sunday.
Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu kisses the daughter of a hostage who was freed by IS (File/AFP)
13:51 GMT
A PKK leader accused Turkey's government of collaborating with Islamic State militants after the extremist group released 49 Turkish hostages.
Islamic State and Nusra Front militants battled with Lebanon's army in the border town of Arsal last month (File/AFP)
13:17 GMT
Lebanon's army and political factions are mobilizing to fight the security threat posed by extremist groups such as Islamic state and Nusra Front.
A Palestinian policeman inspects an unexploded Israeli bomb in Gaza (File/AFP)
12:42 GMT
Palestinian engineers deactivated over three tons of unexploded bombs and a missile, leftover from Israel's recent 50-day assault in Gaza.
Egyptian security forces. [AFP]
12:22 GMT
IS spokesman praises Sinai terrorists for carrying out "blessed operations against the guards of the Jews, the soldiers of Sisi, the new Pharaoh of Egypt."
Sixteen children were among the dead, following Syrian air strikes across the country (File/AFP)
11:17 GMT
Syrian air strikes carried out by the country's army killed at least 42 people in Saraqeb and Ehsim, according to a London-based monitoring group.
Fatah's Azzam al-Ahmad will lead the delegation with Hamas and Islamic Jihad leaders Monday (File/Getty/AFP)
10:13 GMT
Palestinian leaders left for Egypt Monday to discuss rebuilding the Gaza Strip and securing a permanent ceasefire with Israel.
Syrian Kurds carry their belongings along the border with Turkey near town of Suruc in the Sanliurfa province, Sept. 20, 2014 (File/AFP)
09:41 GMT
Up to 100,000 Syrians fled to Turkey in less than a week to escape Islamic State persecution, according to the head of Turkey's disaster management agency.
Israel's 50-day war in the Gaza Strip left tens of thousands homeless as a result (File/AFP)
08:26 GMT
The UN will monitor reconstruction in Gaza by sending 500 international supervisors to the Strip at the request of a senior Israeli official.
Robert Gates says Obama's IS plan is not realistic. [AFP]
08:18 GMT
Former US secretary of defense Robert Gates says President Barack Obama’s plan to fight and defeat ISIL militants is not realistic and the US military cannot achieve its goals against the group without the help of the “boots on the ground”.
US S Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. [AFP]
07:58 GMT
US Secretary of State John Kerry met his Iranian counterpart for more than an hour on Sunday and stressed the need to make progress in nuclear negotiations this week on the sidelines of UN meetings.
Turkish presidential press office shows Turkish President Recep Tayyio Erdogan  and his wife Ermine receiving freed Turkish consulate hostages at the Cankaya presidential Palace in Ankara. [AFP]
07:28 GMT
With President Erdogan refusing to explain why Isis decided to release 49 of the country’s diplomats, suspicions are growing about Ankara’s murky relationship with the self-styled caliphate.
The Muslim guard of the church of the village of Derven, Kujtim Balloku, walks in front of the church on September 19, 2014. Pope Francis will visit the small Balkan nation on September 21, 2014 to promote Albanian religious tolerance, an intrinsic value of a society where three main religions, Muslims, Orthodox Christians, and Catholics live in harmony. (AFP / GENT SHKULLAKU)
07:13 GMT
The Muslim guard of the church of the village of Derven, Kujtim Balloku
The security situation in Sanaa has disintegrated amid rising clashes between government and rebel forces. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Sources report Saudi warplanes have been deployed to Yemen at the request of Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi.

September 21, 2014

Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammed Basindwa announced his resignation Sunday amid rebel surge in Sanaa (AFP/File)
21:02 GMT
Amid reports of rebel take-over in the capital, Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammed Basindwa resigned Sunday.
While Jordan's remained one of the few stable countries neighboring IS control, many believe extremist sleeper cells could begin to pose a threat inside the country. (AFP/File)
19:45 GMT
Jordanian security officials said on Sunday that they arrested 11 members of the Islamic State for plotting terrorism attacks in the Kingdom.
Despite a ceasefire agreement yesterday, shelling and clashes continued between government forces and Houthi rebels Sunday. (AFP/File)
18:33 GMT
Fierce shelling continued in Sanaa on Sunday as Houthi rebels moved in on a key army base.
The Cairo attack is the second since June to target police forces in the capital since June. (AFP/File)
17:39 GMT
State TV reported Sunday a bomb attack occurred outside the Egyptian Foreign Ministry in Cairo, killing two police officers.
Reports indicate the military transport plane crashed due to a sudden technical error during a training exercise. (AFP/File)
14:30 GMT
A Egyptian military aircraft crashed south of Cairo Sunday, killing six military personnel and injuring another.
A new round of Israeli/Palestinian indirect talks is expected to face challenging demands, negotiations. (AFP/File)
13:30 GMT
Egypt-brokered Indirect talks are expected to resume Tuesday between Israel and the Palestinian factions,
Al Hayat newspaper reported Sunday that Qatari officials in change of mediation warned the Lebanese government of Nusra's intent to execute soldiers. (AFP/File)
12:36 GMT
According to a report in Al-Hayat newspaper, Qatari officials told the Lebanese government the Nusra Front planned to begin executing soldiers "one after another" if prisoner release demands were not met.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announces his new cabinet in Ankara, August 29, 2014. [AFP]
11:00 GMT
Diplomats, soldiers, children taken in Iraq are now in the southeastern city of Sanliurfa.
Syrian Kurds look at smoke billowing after a mortar hit the land near the Syrian border at the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, on September 20, 2014. [AFP]
10:36 GMT
The UN Refugee Agency says around 70,000 Syrian Kurds have been forced from their homes by the ISIL Takfiri threat and they have moved into Turkey in only 24 hours.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. [AFP]
09:09 GMT
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi heads to the US for the first time as leader to attend the 69th session of the UN General Assembly
Apache helicopter in flight.
08:53 GMT
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke with Egyptian Defense Minister Colonel General Sedki Sobhy on Saturday to confirm the United States plans to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt to support Cairo's counter-terrorism efforts, the Pentagon said.
Deputy foreign minister of Iran Seyed Abbas Araghchi  addresses to the United Nations Security Council next to Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari. [AFP]
08:40 GMT
According to a recent interview, Iran is ready to work with the United States and its allies to stop Islamic State militants, but would like to see more flexibility on Iran's uranium enrichment program, senior Iranian officials told Reuters.
Azzam al-Ahmad said in a statement that talks to finalize national reconciliation would take place sometime in the middle of the week. [AFP]
07:36 GMT
Fatah and Hamas will hold talks in Cairo next week in attempt to iron out issues that have prevented the full implementation of a unity deal agreed upon in April, a senior Fatah official said Saturday.
An image grab taken from a video released by Al-Manara Al-Baydaa, the official media arm of Al-Nusra Front, and uploaded on YouTube on September 10, 2014. [AFP]
07:12 GMT
The Nusra Front claimed responsibility late Saturday for an attack that targeted a Hezbollah checkpoint in northeast Lebanon. The militant group said the attack destroyed one 57 millimeter cannon but did not elaborate.
Armed Yemeni Shiite Huthi anti-government rebels relax behind a barricade as they guard a street near the entrance to the airport during clashes between government forces and rebels in Sanaa on September 20, 2014. Flights to the Yemeni capital were suspended for a second day straight as the toll mounted from clashes between pro-government forces and rebels despite UN efforts to reach a ceasefire. (AFP / MOHAMMED HUWAIS)
07:08 GMT
Armed Yemeni Shiite Huthi anti-government rebels relax behind a barricade as they guard a street near the entrance
"Sherko Omer" is a pseudonym. His real identity has been kept secret for security reasons. The views expressed are his own. [Aran News]
07:03 GMT
Islamic State (IS) member "Sherko Omer" would now be a dead jihadist hadn’t he surrendered to the pro-Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in northeast Syria earlier this year. Journalist Rozh Ahmad met him to learn more about the experience.
Egypt's Sisi will make first international appearance at the UN General Assembly meetings in New York. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Egyptian President Abdul Fattah Al Sissi left Cairo for New York Sunday to attend UN General Assembly meetings, his first international appearance since taking office in June.

September 20, 2014

Earlier Saturday, protesters attacked Yemen's state-run television building and engulfed it in flames. (AFP/File)
17:30 GMT
Renewed clashes broke out in Yemen's capital Saturday, killing five.
Nusra Front released a video Saturday depicting the execution of a Lebanese captive and threatening another. (AFP/File)
15:40 GMT
The Nusra Front released a video Saturday depicting the execution of a Lebanese soldier captive and threatening the life of another policeman if Hezbollah continued what the group deems as attacks on the Sunni community.
A Bahraini woman holds up a portrait of jailed photographer Ahmed Humaidan during an anti-government protest in the village of Jannusan, west of the capital Manama, on September 19, 2014. Bahrain's opposition is demanding a constitutional monarchy under which the premier is designated by parliament in the Shiite-majority but Sunni-ruled kingdom. (AFP / MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH)
10:31 GMT
A Bahraini woman holds up a portrait of jailed photographer Ahmed Humaidan during an anti-government protest in the village of Jannusan,
The Sinai militant group has claimed responsibility for a number of attacks in Egypt, including the assassination of a top Egyptian police general and the bus bombing of a tour bus carrying South Korean tourists through the SInai. (AFP/File)
10:15 GMT
A 35-year-old Bedouin man's body was found decapitated in Egypt's southern city of Sheikh Zuweid Friday, believed to be killed by SInai militants responsible for several similar incidents in the same area, including when four decapitated bodies were found about 15 kilometers from the Gaza border.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced Saturday the release of 49 Turks captured when IS militants stormed the Turkish consulate in Mosul in June. (AFP/File)
09:37 GMT
After being taken from the Turkish consulate in Mosul in June, 49 Turkish diplomats, children and special forces have reportedly been returned to Turkey in good health.
Since 2011, Bahrain protesters have pushed for further reform and support of the nation's opposition parties, especially its primary movement, the Shiite-led al-Wefaq National Islamic Society. (AFP/File)
08:54 GMT
Since 2011, pro-democracy protests have broken out in Bahrain in several attempts at reforming the island nation and the Al Khalifa regime.
The Islamic State controls huge swathes of land in Iraq and Syria, including several crucial oil fields that it continues to cash in on through cross-border oil smuggling. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
As the Islamic State makes millions smuggling oil across borders, experts say Turkey must play a pivotal role in fixing the problem.

September 19, 2014

Nusra Front commanders deny the claim that captive Lebanese soldiers were offered up in exchange for jailed fighters. (AFP/File)
18:45 GMT
The Nusra Front has denied claims that it sought to free Hezbollah-held prisoners in exchange for the release of Lebanese soldiers captured last month during Arsal clashes.
Gaddafi may be gone, but Libya's path to democratic, stable leadership is far from over (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT
Despite the revolutionary toppling of Libya's Moammar Gaddafi three years ago, Libya's remains deeply divided and unstable, as embattled militia groups compete for control from the eastern city of Tobruk, to the western capital of Tripoli.
Government forces and Houthi rebels have engaged in fierce clashes over the last several months, prompting foreign flights to suspect travel to Sanaa on Friday. (AFP/File)
16:29 GMT
Amid bloody clashes and a shaky ceasefire agreement, foreign airlines suspended flights to the Yemeni capital on Friday.
Kerry accused the Syrian government of chlorine gas use on Thursday, a violation of the an international chemical weapons agreement. (AFP/File)
13:30 GMT
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday evidence showed Assad's government is using chlorine gas against civilians, which is a violation of a global chemical weapons treaty.
Israel's Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein looks at the a 1,200-year-old Jewish prayer book, or siddur, as it is displayed at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem on September 18, 2014. Originating from the Middle East, the 50-page-long book written in Hebrew is the oldest known manuscript of Jewish prayers. (AFP / GALI TIBBON)
11:47 GMT
Israel's Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein looks at the a 1,200-year-old Jewish prayer book
Syrian Kurds have faced heightened brutality over the last few days during an IS assault that ended in kidnappings and the capture of several Kurdish villages in northern Syria. (AFP/FIle)
11:46 GMT
In a besieged enclave in northern Syria, half a million Kurds have been hit hard by an IS assault, prompting leaders to ask for help, airstrikes from the international community.
France announced Thursday its plan to join U.S-led airstrikes in Iraq, but will stop short of intervening in Syria. (AFP/FIle)
09:46 GMT
France agreed Thursday to support to the U.S.-led airstrike campaign in Iraq, but stopped short of Syria, saying they only agreed to activity in Iraq after requests from Baghdad. Meanwhile, the U.S. eyes operations to arm moderate Syrian rebels.
After seven MB leaders were asked to leave Qatar, experts disagree on whether the move is the first of more to come or just an attempt by Qatar to remove itself from media scrutiny over Islamist alliance. (AFP/File)
08:52 GMT
Seven leading members of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood were asked to leave Qatar last week, arrest warrants awaiting them in Egypt. Now many wonder what's next for the organization as its once-strongest ally has sent them packing.
The Lebanese army is accusing Israel of violating UN Resolution 1701 after Israeli intelligence forces ramped up wire tapping activities on the border. (AFP/File)
07:55 GMT
The Lebanese Army urged UNIFIL forces to look at Israeli wire tapping devices, installed along the Lebanese border, as a violation of Resolution 1701, the resolution that forged a peace agreement and ended the 2006 war between Lebanon and Israel.
Clashes between Houthis and government forces have killed 60 people in the last 48 hours. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
A truce deal has been reached between Yemen's Houthi fighters and the army.

September 18, 2014

The Syrian civil war has displaced millions of people. (AFP/File)
18:32 GMT
Syrian warplanes continued their week-long attack on rebel position near Damascus.
The journalist says he will show the truth about the Islamic State in an upcoming video. (AFP/File)
17:03 GMT
The Islamic State has released a new video featuring a captured British journalist.
Peshmerga forces are battling IS militants in Syria and Iraq. (AFP/File)
15:48 GMT
IS militants have reportedly seized control of at least five more Kurdish villages in northern Syria.
Lawmakers demanded the Prime Minister submit a new cabinet with not more than 10 ministers. (AFP/File)
15:26 GMT
The Libyan parliament has rejected the new cabinet of Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni.
French Foreign Affairs minister Laurent Fabius  and his Iraq's counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari. [AFP]
14:00 GMT
French foreign minister said he would call the militant Islamic group the ‘Daesh cutthroats’
Palestinian girls walk past buildings which were destroyed by Israeli strikes on their way to school in the Shejaiya neighbourhood of Gaza City on September 14, 2014 on the first day of the new school year. [AFP]
12:51 GMT
Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouq on Wednesday told Ma'an that indirect ceasefire negotiations between Palestinians and Israel will restart within the next week.
Australia's largest ever counter-terrorism raids on September 18 detained 15 people and foiled a plot by Islamic State jihadists to conduct "demonstration killings", reportedly including beheading a member of the public on camera. [AFP]
12:13 GMT
Fifteen people were detained following dawn raids at a number of properties in Sydney, Brisbane and Logan last night after intelligence discovered an alleged plan by the Islamic State to publicly execute a random person
Palestinian Muslim worshipers attend Friday noon prayer beneath the fallen minaret of the al-Susi mosque in Gaza City on September 12,2014 which was hit by Israeli strikes during the latest round of deadly fighting with Hamas militants. [AFP]
11:26 GMT
The dead were buried and the wounded are trying to heal while the rubble of the war on Gaza remains in place. Hundreds of thousands of tons worth of rubble, not to mention the environmental and health hazard they pose, remind the survivors of death every morning. Removing the rubble means finally beginning the process of reconstruction and a return to normal life.
At least 15 children were killed under the age of two in northern Syria (File/AFP)
10:00 GMT
A UN administered measles vaccination program was halted following the confirmed death of 15 Syrian children, although the number is believed to be much higher.
Peshmerga troops stand guard in the Kurdish capital of Erbil (File/AFP)
09:47 GMT
Islamic State militants pose no threat to the Kurdish capital of Erbil, according to a Peshmerga official.
Up to 22 Lebanese soldiers were kidnapped by militants last month in the border town of Arsal (File/AFP)
09:23 GMT
The U.S. and France will speed up delivery of military aid to Lebanon amid the increasing tension in the border town of Arsal.
Forensic experts collect evidence from a house in the Guildford area of Sydney on September 18, 2014. Australia's largest ever counter-terrorism raids detained 15 people and disrupted plans to "commit violent acts", including against random members of the public that reportedly involved a beheading on camera. (AFP / Saeed Khan)
07:28 GMT
Forensic experts collect evidence from a house in the Guildford area of Sydney on September 18, 2014.
Iraqi army vehicles are seen on September 10, 2014 in Barwanah in the Anbar provinc. [AFP]
07:27 GMT
Soldiers of the Iraqi army have managed to push the ISIL Takfiri terrorists back from the Bouhayat region in the western province of Anbar.
Militants are believed to be holding a further 20 Lebanese soldiers captive since violence erupted in Arsal last month (File/AFP)
07:11 GMT
Another Lebanese soldier was kidnapped close to the border town of Arsal by unknown gunmen in two pickup trucks, according to reports.
Edward Snowden [AFP]
06:49 GMT
Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has accused the United States of routinely passing private and unedited communications of American citizens to Israel.
Obama spoke to U.S. troops in Tampa, Florida. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
U.S. President Barack Obama spoke Wednesday saying he will not deploy U.S. ground troops to Iraq.

September 17, 2014

Obama's administration recently stated they were considering putting troops on the ground in Iraq. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT
A new video released by the Islamic State directly threatens U.S. President Barack Obama and the U.S. with impending war.
Prime Minister Abadi wants the international community to extend the fight to Syria. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT
Iraq's new prime minister said in an interview Wednesday that foreign ground troops are neither necessary or welcome in Iraq.
Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra expressed his willingness to work towards peace in Libya. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT
Algeria has officially expressed readiness to host negotiations between rival Libyan parties.
Local governments are investigating the incident to find out how the batches were tainted. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT
At least 36 children have died after receiving tainted measles vaccines at U.N. clinics.
The United Nations mission in Libya has warned that the security situation is rapidly deteriorating. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT
At least nine people have been killed in Libya in heavy fighting between forces loyal to General Haftar and armed militiamen.
The Syrian civil war has displaced millions. (AFP/File)
14:01 GMT
Government air strikes have killed roughly 48 people in Homs province.
Yemen's Houthis have been staging mass protests in a bid to press President Hadi to step down. (AFP/File)
13:41 GMT
At least 65 Houthis have been killed in clashes in northern Yemen.
Twenty-two Lebanese soldiers are being held by Nusra Front militants (File/AFP)
12:07 GMT
Militants from Nusra Front have threatened to kill one of 22 kidnapped Lebanese soldiers, according to a statement on Facebook.
Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant wearing a headband of "Al-Quds Brigades". [AFP]
11:45 GMT
A public opinion poll published on Tuesday showed that half of the Palestinian public supports an armed intifada against Israel.
Egypt's foreign minister, Sameh Shukri called contents of the EU statement "false charges" (File/AFP)
11:31 GMT
Egyptian officials summoned EU ambassadors over a "negative" statement on human rights and terrorism in the country.
Islamic State terrorists have taken control of parts of Iraq and Syria since June (File/AFP)
11:10 GMT
Iraqi forces battled Islamic State militants north of the capital Baghdad, which has been under siege for over two months.
An Iranian Kurdish female member of the Freedom Party of Kurdistan (PAK) keeps a position in Dibis, some 50 kms northwest of Kirkuk, on September 15, 2014. [AFP]
10:55 GMT
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has highlighted Iran’s status in the Middle East, saying the Islamic Republic plays an important role in the establishment of regional peace.
Australia's prime minister-elect Tony Abbott. [AFP]
09:45 GMT
Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott says Australian troops in Iraq will not engage in combat operations in the crisis-hit country.
Mufid Elfgeeh is charged with trying to provide material support to ISIS.
08:09 GMT
Rochester, New York, man has been indicted on charges of trying to provide material support to the Islamic State militant group and attempting to murder US soldiers, the US Justice Department said on Tuesday.
An image grab taken from a propaganda video uploaded on June 11, 2014 by jihadist group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
07:56 GMT
Islamic State militants are better resourced than any other terrorist group, according to intelligence officials.
Pupils, both Christian and Moslem, take their baccalauréat exams in Bangui on September 16, 2014. Despite the security situation, the examinations are being held in several towns of the country, including those under the control of the ex-Séléka. (AFP / Pacôme PABANDJI)
07:11 GMT
Pupils, both Christian and Moslem, take their baccalauréat exams in Bangui on September 16, 2014.