Conflict With Israel
September 1, 2014
Syrian army forces and rebels battle near border; both sides seek to control Quneitra border crossing; UN peacekeepers held captive by Islamists still missing.
August 31, 2014
Israeli forces shot down a drone from Syria on Sunday.
Israeli authorities announced on Sunday the confiscation of around 1,000 acres of private Palestinian land in the West Bank.
Jordanian member of parliament Muhammad al-Dawayima arrived in Gaza on Friday bringing with him 250 tons of medicines and medical equipment as humanitarian aid continues to flow in to the devastated Palestinian coastal enclave.
It will take 20 years for the war-torn Gaza Strip to be rebuilt, says an international organization engaged in assessment of post-war reconstruction.
August 29, 2014
Israeli forces took up positions at Quneitra barely 400 meters from Nusra Front militants who attacked a UN base on the Syrian side of the border and seized the 43 Fijians.
Hamas chief says that Israeli 'failure ... proves that the resistance cannot be blockaded' and calls for Palestinian self-determination through an end to the occupation.
Fifty-one Palestinians were left homeless Thursday when Israeli authorities destroyed six homes near Jerusalem.
August 28, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Shin Bet says four Arab citizens known by authorities to be reputed drug dealers were arrested for business ties to narcotics traffickers in Lebanon.
First UN humanitarian aid convoy arrives in Gaza Strip
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.
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.