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August 28, 2014

More than 100 Palestinians are currently being held at the Cairo airport for trying to travel on expired visas. (AFP/File)
19:09 GMT
More than 100 Palestinians have been detained by Egyptian authorities at the Cairo airport for more than three weeks after attempting to travel on expired visas.
23-year-old American student Aaron Sofer went missing last week while hiking in the Jerusalem Forest. Authorities believe body recovered Thursday is that of Sofer. (AFP/Jack Guez)
18:11 GMT
23-year-old American student Aaron Sofer went missing last week during a hike in the Jerusalem Forest. Authorities announced Thursday the discovery of a body suspected to be that of Sofer.
UN officials reported Thursday the capture of 43 UNDOF peacekeepers after heavy clashes between opposition fighters and Syrian government forces broke out near the Golan Heights border. (AFP/File)
17:34 GMT
The UN says 43 of its UNDOF peacekeepers were abducted Thursday by masked militants after brutal clashes between various Syrian opposition forces and government soldiers broke out.
Lebanon Education Minister Bou Saab said Thursday the country's clashes with Islamist militants has become a 'state of war.' (AFP/File)
16:31 GMT
Amid renewed Arsal violence, Education Minister Elias Bou Saab said Thursday the situation between Lebanon and thousands of Syrian militants who've crossed over from Syria is a 'state of war'.
Sinai militants released a video on Twitter detailing the execution of four Egyptian men charged with spying for Israel. (AFP/File)
15:30 GMT
Sinai militant group Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis said Thursday it depacitated four Egyptian men on charges of 'spying for Israel.'
Two Syrians were issued arrest warrants Thursday in Lebanon on charges of belonging to a terror group and plotting the Arsal attack. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
In what Lebanon claims to be two separate cases, a Lebanese judge issued warrants form two Syrian nationals. The first is alleged ISIS commander Imad Ahmad Jomaa and the second is Ahmad Jomaa. Sources say the two men are not connected.
ISIS militants have made repeated attempts to take the significant Baiji oil refinery from Kurdish control, but have not yet succeeded. They set fire to the smaller Ain Zalah field Thursday before retreating a Kurdish attack. (AFP/File)
14:33 GMT
Amid a powerful Kurdish offensive, ISIS militants were driven from the Ain Zalah oil field, but not before setting fire to three of the field's wells.
Israeli forces declared the Nablus village of Madama a 'closed military zone' Thursday. (AFP/File)
13:38 GMT
After Israeli soldiers raided Burin Wednesday, the adjacent Nablus village of Madama was declared a 'closed military zone' and residents were reportedly barred from leaving or entering the village.
An IDF soldier keeps watch along the border with Gaza and Israel (File/AFP)
12:46 GMT
Israel's army fired warning shots near the Gaza Strip Thursday after a crowd of Palestinians hurled rocks at the security fence.
Lebanese army checkpoint in Arsal. [AFP]
12:11 GMT
The Lebanese Army clashed with Syrian rebels Thursday after the military shelled the militants' hideouts in the outskirts of the northeastern border region of Arsal.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rowhani. [AFP]
12:05 GMT
Russia has expressed optimism about the prospects of Iran-P5+1 nuclear talks, saying the negotiations are close to fulfilling Iran's demand that all of its inalienable rights as a signatory to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) be safeguarded.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. [AFP]
11:07 GMT
Jordanian newspaper says leaders met in Amman; Prime Minister's Office does not comment on report; Netanyahu said Wednesday that Israel could potentially want Abbas and his forces in Gaza.
Ousted Morsi detained for another 15 days pending investigation. [AFP]
10:01 GMT
Ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi is accused of smuggling top secret documents to Qatar via Al-Jazeera TV channel.
Becoming the president meant relinquishing both the prime minister's office and the leadership of the Justice and Development Party. (AFP/File)
09:57 GMT
Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be sworn in Thursday as Turkey's new president.
Israeli police car [AFP]
09:40 GMT
Shin Bet says four Arab citizens known by authorities to be reputed drug dealers were arrested for business ties to narcotics traffickers in Lebanon.
Rebel fighters walk holding their weapons to a position on a front-line in a rebel-held suburb of Damascus on August 23, 2014. [AFP]
09:31 GMT
Syria is willing to help Lebanon in its fight against Islamist militants, Syrian Ambassador Ali Abdul-Karim Ali said in remarks published Thursday.
A Palestinian waves a national and a Hamas flag as fireworks light up the sky on August 26, 2014 in East Jerusalem as Palestinians celebrate in the streets the long-term truce agreed between Israel and the Palestinians. [AFP]
09:22 GMT
First UN humanitarian aid convoy arrives in Gaza Strip
Palestinians flash the sign of victory wave a national flag as they celebrate in the streets in East Jerusalem the long-term truce agreed between Israel and the Palestinians on August 26, 2014. [AFP]
09:13 GMT
The Palestinian leadership will pursue diplomatic efforts at the UN Security Council in a bid to end Israel's decades-long occupation following a ceasefire deal in Gaza, a senior Fatah official said late Wednesday.
Egypt has been among the largest beneficiaries of U.S. military and economic aid. (AFP/File)
08:28 GMT
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is set to visit the U.S. in September to participate in the 69th United Nations General Assembly
Israeli drone that was shot down above the Natanz uranium enrichment site. [AFP]
08:28 GMT
According to the Arab-language Al-Mayadin television network, the Hermes Model drone was shot down near Baghdad Airport, the third Israeli UAV to be intercepted in last week.
Blackwater security guards [Wordpress]
08:09 GMT
A US prosecutor says four former Blackwater Worldwide security guards, who were put on trial in the US months ago over the 2007 killings, shot dead unarmed Iraqi civilians, including women and children.
Hamas top leader in the Gaza Strip Ismail Haniya (C) brandishes a weapon during a rally in Gaza City on August 27, 2014, following a deal hailed by Israel and the Islamist movement as 'victory' in the 50-day war. [AFP]
07:51 GMT
Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
The Iraqi forces took control of al-Hamra from ISIS militants. (AFP/File)
07:35 GMT
Iraqi army officials say the military has regained control of al-Hamra village.
An Iranian man hands out sweets in a street in Tehran on August 27, 2014 to celebrate the end of the latest war between the Islamist group Hamas and Israel and also show their supports to the Palestinian people. Israel and Palestinians were both quick to claim victory in the Gaza 50-day war, but experts say Hamas has received nothing more than promises while the conflict has aggravated divisions in the Israeli leadership. (AFP / ATTA KENARE)
07:23 GMT
An Iranian man hands out sweets in a street in Tehran on August 27, 2014 to celebrate the end of the latest war
German Chancellor Angela Merkel [AFP]
04:00 GMT
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has estimated that at least 400 German citizens are fighting alongside the ISIL militants in Syria and Iraq.
03:27 GMT
Spokesman for rebel group operating in area, says at least six rebels killed in latest fighting near Golan Heights.
A Palestinian man kisses a Hamas militant sniper during a parade by Hamas militants in Shejaiya on August 27, 2014. [AFP]
03:20 GMT
Ismail Haniyeh, a senior leader of resistance movement Hamas, says Palestinians are the victors of the Israeli war on the besieged Gaza Strip.
Smoke rises from buildings following an air strike attack early in the morning on August 27, 2014, near military camps in Libya's eastern coastal city of Benghazi. [AFP]
03:10 GMT
A top Libyan official has warned the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) that the North African country could descend into a “full-scale civil war” if militias are not disarmed.
Assad formed his new government that consists of 11 new ministers. [AFP]
03:05 GMT
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has formed a new government less than three months after being re-elected for a third term.

August 27, 2014

This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from the al-Qaida linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marching in Raqqa, Syria. [AP]
18:21 GMT
New pictures posted on social media show the ISIL Takfiri terrorists summarily executing several Syrian government soldiers in the country’s troubled northeast.
A Palestinian family ride on top of a horse cart as they head home with their belongings in the Shejaiya neighborhood on August 27, 2014. [AFP]
17:16 GMT
Israel authorities have begun implementing the terms of a ceasefire agreement that went into effect early Tuesday, officials in Gaza said, as life slowly began returning to normal after 50 days of bombardment on the besieged coastal enclave.
Picture distributed by the Islamic State, showing militants including a commander known as Abu Waheeb. [Mashable]
16:57 GMT
ISIL militants have reportedly threatened to attack Saudi Arabia during Eid-Adha (the Feast of Sacrifice) that marks the culmination of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, a report says.
A group of Palestinian boys, one carrying the national flag, walk past destroyed houses in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City on August 27, 2014, following the long-term truce agreed between Israel and the Palestinians. [AFP]
16:27 GMT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has come under severe criticism by members of his coalition government, among others, after reaching a ceasefire deal with the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
ISIS militants are targeting Shia Turkmen in Amerli. (AFP/File)
14:04 GMT
Iraqi fighter jets have targeted several hideouts of ISIS terrorists besieging the town of Amerli.
Heavy fighting is continuing in the surrounding area. (AFP/File)
13:34 GMT
Syrian rebels seized control of the Syrian crossing with the Golan Heights Wednesday.
The air strikes were targeting militants hiding out along the border. (AFP/File)
11:39 GMT
Syrian warplanes launched air strikes on Arsal, Lebanon Wednesday.
Western countries are deeply concerned about the growing number of westerners traveling to Iraq and Syria to fight. (AFP/File)
10:43 GMT
At least fifteen Australian citizens were killed fighting alongside terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq.
Lebanon also hosts over 1 million refugees from Syria. (AFP/File)
09:12 GMT
There are more than 8,000 Iraqi refugees in Lebanon, according to a new report by Lebanese officials.
Mass poverty and poor living conditions have perhaps contributed to the rise of the Islamic State. (AFP/File)
09:02 GMT
The best way to stop the Islamic State is to put an end to policies in the Middle East that demean the Arab population and prevent them from achieving their full human potential.
The protests were calling for the end of the al-Khalifa family's rule. (AFP/File)
08:12 GMT
Anti-government protesters in Bahrain were met with aggression from police forces.
Over 2,000 Palestinians were killed in the recent conflict. (AFP/File)
07:43 GMT
Palestinians across the West Bank and the Gaza Strip celebrated Tuesday night as the long-term truce went into effect, ending 50 days of violence.
Palestinians celebrate what they said was a victory by Palestinians in Gaza over Israel following a ceasefire, in the West Bank city of Ramallah on August 26, 2014. A ceasefire agreement between Israel and the Palestinians aimed at ending their seven-week conflict in Gaza went into effect on Tuesday and joyous Palestinians streamed into the streets of the battered enclave to celebrate. (AFP / ABBAS MOMANI)
07:31 GMT
Palestinians celebrate what they said was a victory by Palestinians in Gaza over Israel following a ceasefire
Hossein Amir Abdollahian was in Jeddah for talks with Saudi government officials. (AFP/File)
07:12 GMT
Saudi and Iranian officials met for talks for first time since Hassan Rouhani was elected president in an effort to thaw relations between the two countries.
Ongoing violence in Anbar province has forced thousands of Iraqis to flee. (AFP/File)
06:54 GMT
Militants with the Islamic State executed roughly 80 people in Fallujah.
Kurdish forces have been fiercely battling Islamic State militants since June. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Seven governments have pledged to provide weapons to Kurdish forces battling ISIS in Iraq.

August 26, 2014

The Yazidis are one of many groups targeted by ISIS. (AFP/File)
18:53 GMT
The UN high commissioner for human rights, Navi Pillay says ISIS has committed crimes against humanity by killing hundreds of Shia Iraqis.
ISIS is also demanding the release of neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui. (AFP/File)
18:28 GMT
A 26-year-old American woman is reportedly being held captive by Islamic State militants in Syria who are demanding $6.6 million random for her release.
Abbas thanked Egyptian, Qatari, and American efforts in cementing the agreement. (AFP/File)
17:47 GMT
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced a long-term ceasefire agreement between Israel and Palestinian factions. It went into effect at 7pm Tuesday.
White House press secretary Josh Earnest remarked on Syria during a press conference this week. (AFP/File)
17:04 GMT
U.S. officials said Tuesday that the American government has no plans to coordinate with the Assad regime over ISIS.
The current conflict has killed over 2,000 Palestinians. (AFP/File)
15:24 GMT
Hamas announced a long term ceasefire agreement has been reached with Israel Tuesday.
President Obama has authorized spy plane operations inside Syria, possibly paving the way to extend the current airstrike mission in Iraq into Syria. (AFP/File)
14:29 GMT
While President Barack Obama mulls over extending the current Iraqi airstrike operation into Syria, U.S. officials confirm the launch of investigative air operations inside the country.
The air strikes were against Islamic militias near Tripoli. (AFP/File)
14:22 GMT
Air strikes by Egypt and the UAE were launched against anti-government militias in Libya last week, senior U.S. officials revealed.
In a new string of Baghdad violence, Shiite targets have been bombed over the last week, most recently involving a car bomb detonating during morning rush hour Tuesday. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
13:34 GMT
Amid a week full of sectarian violence across Iraq, a parked car exploded during morning rush hour Tuesday in Baghdad's commercial district of New Baghdad.
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas attends peace talks with the Arab League in Cairo, August 23, 2014 (File/AFP)
13:10 GMT
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas will hold an emergency meeting in Ramallah Tuesday to discuss the ongoing Gaza crisis.
Kurdish forces have been battling ISIS militants for control of key Iraqi cities since June. (AFP/File)
12:58 GMT
An Iranian official says Iran has supplied Iraq's Kurdish forces with weapons to aid them in their fight against ISIS militants.
In fresh airstrikes Tuesday, two residential housing towers in Gaza City were leveled. (AFP/Said Khatib)
11:55 GMT
After two Palestinians were killed in overnight airstrikes, fresh strikes took out two residential housing towers in Gaza City Tuesday, which Israeli forces say were being as Hamas control centers.
The crash occurred early Tuesday morning in Egypt's Luxor province, killing 19 and injuring 15. (AFP/File)
11:46 GMT
Following another fatal bus collision at Egypt's Sham el-Sheikh Friday, A minibus crash Tuesday in the Luxor province killed 19 Egyptians and injured 15 more.
Palestinians protested the closure of a military checkpoint in Hebron Tuesday, which Israeli forces say is closed for maintenance after a Molotov cocktail was hurled at the structure by local Palestinians. (AFP/File)
10:36 GMT
Dozens of Palestinians conducting demonstrations in Hebron Tuesday in protest of the Friday closing of a military checkpoint.
Launch pads used to fire rockets into northern Israel were found by the Lebanese Army Tuesday. (AFP/File)
08:57 GMT
Amid fresh rocket fire from Lebanon and retaliation fire from Israel, Lebanese army discovered Tuesday three launch sites in S. Lebanon.
Saudi and Iranian leaders will meet Tuesday for talks about regional issues, specifically about the looming threat posed by ISIS gains. (AFP/File)
08:20 GMT
Amid Iranian deputy foreign minister Hussain Amir Abdollahian's visit to Riyadh Tuesday, Iranian and Saudi leaders are expected to find common ground in fighting the looming ISIS threat facing the both countries.
Fatah's secretary-general Hisham Muhammad Abu Zgheib, 37, was detained in the Tulkarem refugee camp Monday. (AFP/File)
07:40 GMT
A top Fatah official has been arrested by Israeli forces after a raid of the Tulkarem refugee camp in northern West Bank.
ISIS militants captured the Tabqa military airport from Syrian government forces Sunday, gaining new missile equipment and territory in Syria. (AFP/File)
07:16 GMT
After seizing the facility from government forces Sunday, ISIS militants set up operations around the Tabqa airport Monday, capturing the base's anti-aircraft missiles, military aircraft and sidewinder missiles.
Diane and John Foley, parents of journalilst James Foley, sit for a portrait at their home during an interview August 24, 2014, in Rochester, New Hampshire. A memorial service will be held later August 24 for Foley, a US journalist beheaded by Islamic State fighters after he was kidnapped in Syria in November. (AFP /DOMINICK REUTER)
06:54 GMT
Diane and John Foley, parents of journalilst James Foley, sit for a portrait at their home during an interview
The Nusra Front is believed to be holding three soldiers and 15 policemen (AFP/ File Archive).
06:00 GMT
The Nusra Front says that it may use military options to force the release of militants detained in Lebanon’s prisons
Iraq´s premier-designate Haidar al-Abadi says that "weapons must remain in the hand of the state" (Sabah Arar / AFP).
05:00 GMT
Following the kidnapping of 70 Sunnis by suspected Shiite militants, Iraq´s premier-designate Haidar al-Abadi said there was not place for armed groups outside of state control.

August 25, 2014

American soldiers in Jordan were the targets of the eight suspects (AFP/ File Archive).
20:00 GMT
Jordanian military prosecutors on Monday charged eight suspects with plotting to attack U.S. soldiers and Israel's embassy in Jordan.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shokri (C) speaks as Libyan Foreign Minister Muhammad Abdelaziz (R) looks on during a meeting on Monday (Khaled Desouki/ AFP).
19:00 GMT
Egypt is to host a meeting of foreign ministers of Libya and its neighbours on Monday regarding Libya´s security situation.
Pope Francis and Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai will also discuss the exodus of Christians from Iraq and Syria (AFP/ File Archive).
17:03 GMT
Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai will talk with Pope Francis on the Christian sufferings in the Middle East and the Lebanese presidential election stalemate on Wednesday.
 ISIS took the Syrian government´s last stronghold in Raqqa province, the airbase in Taqba.(File Archive, AFP).
15:38 GMT
Islamic State of Syria and Iraq militants in Syria have taken a the government´s last stronghold in Raqqa province, the airbase in Taqba.
The Jordanian Armed Forces opened fire at the infiltrators who were aboard a wheeled armoured personnel carrier (AFP/ File/ Archive).
13:42 GMT
Jordanian border guards on Sunday killed two infiltrators who attempted to cross the border from Syria
Iraqis inspect the damage at an husseiniya, a Shiite place of worship, after a suicide bomber attacked worshipers during prayers on August 25, 2014. [AFP]
13:37 GMT
At least 12 people have been killed after a bomb attack targeted Shia worshippers in Iraq’s capital city, Baghdad.
The Assad regime is currently battling militants from the Islamic State as well as Syrian opposition fighters. (AFP/File)
12:43 GMT
The Syrian government said it is ready to cooperate with international efforts to fight Islamic State militants in the region.
Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian [AP]
12:28 GMT
Shi'ite Muslim Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia are enmeshed in a struggle for influence across the Middle East and back opposing sides in conflicts across the region.
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas (R) attends a meeting with Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Arabi in Cairo on August 23, 2014. [AFP]
09:31 GMT
Israeli military sources say Egypt could announce a one-month ceasefire agreement in Gaza on Monday after mediators made significant progress, Israeli news site Walla reported.
The websites of Israeli military, Bank of Israel, and the Israeli prime minister’s office were taken down, RT reported on Monday.
09:10 GMT
Hacktivists from the Anonymous group have attacked key Israeli websites in retaliation to Tel Aviv’s current offensive against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
Militants with the Islamic State swiftly took control of multiple cities in Iraq in June. (AFP/File)
08:55 GMT
The Iraqi government has called for international support to fight ISIS militants in Iraq.
Supporters of the Palestinian Islamist Hamas movement carry a cardboard rocket and a portrait of Hamas military chief Mohammed Deif  during a demonstration to show support to the militants fighting against the Israeli army in the Gaza Strip on August 22, 2014. [AFP]
08:21 GMT
A recent opinion poll reveals that the majority of Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip are against the disarmament of Palestinian resistance groups.
Palestinian women mourn the death of four members of their family in Jabalia on August 24, 2014.  [AFP]
08:02 GMT
At least two Palestinians have been killed in fresh Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, as the regime’s army keeps pounding the besieged coastal strip.
The battle between militias has destroyed Tripoli's airport. (AFP/File)
07:50 GMT
Libya's Islamist militias said Sunday that they have consolidated their hold on Tripoli.
Curtis was kidnapped by militants two years ago. (AFP/File)
07:24 GMT
Kidnapped journalist Peter Curtis was handed over to UN officials Sunday in Syria.
Protests erupted after a government negotiating team abandoned talks with the country's Houthis. (AFP/File)
07:08 GMT
Rival protests have been staged in Sana'a.
The Baiji refinery has been the site of several battles between government forces and militants over the past few months. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Iraqi government forces have countered a massive attack by ISIS on the country's largest oil refinery.
Abu Abdullah al-Britani (left), uses social media to advise would-be militants in the UK. He is pictured here with another ISIS member, boasting on Twitter about drinking coffee in Ar-Raqqah, Syria (Image: Twitter)
04:00 GMT
Where al-Qaeda asked you to hide amongst your enemies, IS asks you to come and join your friends.

August 24, 2014

Raqqa province is now fully controlled by ISIS. (AFP/File)
19:28 GMT
Militants from the Islamic State have captured a major military base in Syria.
James Foley was an American journalist who was beheaded by an Islamic State militant. (AFP/File)
17:36 GMT
The British ambassador to the United States said the identity of the militant who beheaded James Foley is close to being known.
The video was delivered to the Lebanese government by the Committee of Muslim Scholars. (Photo courtesy of The Daily Star)
16:13 GMT
Video footage of seven Lebanese soldiers held captive by ISIS militants was released Sunday.
Iranian officials say the drone was approaching a nuclear zone. (AFP/File)
15:34 GMT
Iran's Revolutionary Guard says it shot down an Israeli drone over the Natanz nuclear zone.
ISIS has taken over multiple cities in Iraq in recent months. (AFP/File)
14:21 GMT
The UN warned that ISIS militants could perpetrate another ethnic slaughter in the town of Amerli, Iraq.
A Moroccan worker walks next to a border fence being built near an Algerian military post along the Moroccan-Algerian border on August 23, 2014 near the Moroccan city of Oujda. 20 years after the border was closed, its reopening seems more distant than ever despite the economic damage with Algeria having trenches to prevent fuel smuggling on one side of the border and Moroco building a fence against "terrorism" on the other. (AFP)
14:09 GMT
A Moroccan worker walks next to a border fence being built near an Algerian military post along the Moroccan
The city of Homs has been devastated by the Syrian civil war. (AFP/File)
13:22 GMT
ISIS fighters have retreated from an area north of Homs in Syria.
Lebanese army reinforced its positions in the town, erecting checkpoints and dispatching patrols. [AFP]
12:46 GMT
The Lebanese Army went on full alert in Arsal Sunday after a militant-affiliated Arsal resident was killed Saturday night and irregular activity targeted the border region’s outskirts.
The Houthi community has accused the Yemeni government of marginalizing the Shia community. (AFP/File)
12:43 GMT
Talks between a government delegation and Shia Houthis have failed following the Houthis rejection of a draft proposal on forming a technocrat government.
Gun shells cover the ground as a member of the Misrata militia group walks past, following battles surrounding Tripoli's airport, August 21, 2014 (File/AFP)
12:35 GMT
Egyptian authorities denied bombing militant locations in Tripoli, according to a ministry statement. The Egyptian foreign ministry said it would be monitoring developments closely.
The SAS team tasked with hunting down the ISIS terrorists will use hand-launched surveillance drones. [AFP]
12:21 GMT
SAS in high-tech hunt for Jihadi John: 'Significant force' of elite UK troops on the ground as MI5 identify James Foley's sickening killer
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said the Egyptian brokered ceasefire attempt was welcomed by Palestinian factions and the international community (File/AFP)
12:15 GMT
Ceasefire attempts between Hamas and Israel are ongoing, Egypt's foreign minister Sameh Shoukry said in a statement Sunday.
A Syrian fighter guards his position in a rebel-held neighborhood of Damascus, August 23, 2014 (File/AFP)
12:03 GMT
A German who was kidnapped by Islamic State militants over a year ago has been freed Sunday, according to AFP.
Palestinians survey the damage caused by an Israeli air strike, which hit the 12-story building in Gaza City (File/AFP)
11:36 GMT
A 12-story apartment building was destroyed by an Israeli air strike in Gaza City Saturday, wounding dozens of Palestinians, many of them children.
Yemeni soldiers guard a checkpoint close to the country's capital, Sanna, August 19, 2014 (File/AFP)
11:06 GMT
A senior Yemeni army officer and three solders were killed in separate bomb attacks believed to be carried out by al-Qaeda militants, officials confirmed.
No groups from Syria and Lebanon claimed responsibility for the attacks (File/AFP)
10:45 GMT
Rockets from Syria and Lebanon landed in the Golan Heights along with the Galilee overnight Saturday in separate attacks.
A picture taken on August 24, 2014 shows the rubble of an 12-storey apartment building that collaped the day before after it was hit by missiles during an Israeli air strike in the heart of Gaza City. [AFP]
09:41 GMT
Two Palestinians were killed in Israeli airstrikes overnight Sunday and dozens more wounded as Israeli bombardment on the Gaza Strip continued for the 48th day, while rockets fired from Lebanon and Syria into Israel threatened to escalate the conflict.