June 12, 2014
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on the international community to support the Iraqi government in its fight against militants.
Two army officials have been killed in a suicide attack at an army checkpoint.
Turkey's foreign minister says Turkey will retaliate if any Turkish national recently abducted by militants in Iraq are harmed.
The ISIL continues to advance in Iraq, recently taking the city of Tikrit. A spokesman for the organization has instructed the militants to march towards Baghdad.
Syrian President Bashar Assad has voiced his support for Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun amidst Lebanon´s ongoing presidential vaccum following Michel Suleiman´s departure from the position on May 25.
June 11, 2014
France´s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says that Iran must maintain access to only a few hundred centrifuges to overcome the impasse in nuclear talks between Iran, Germany and UN Security Council permanent member states.
Militants have seized the Turkish consulate in Mosul, taking 48 people to a militant base.
The body of a 17-year-old teen who was shot dead by Israeli snipers while he walked down the street on Nakba Day will be exhumed for investigation.
Prominent Shia cleric, Muqtada al-Sadr, called for a formation of a new force to help defend religious sites from militants in Iraq, Wednesday.
Bashar Assad urged Syrians to support the country's government and insisted that people "trust the state and its president".
Six people kidnapped from a quarry in the east Lebanon village of Ras Baalbek were released yesterday. Residents claim the kidnappers were from Nusra Front (AFP/ File).
A senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood resigned from the Syrian National Coalition, after it congratulated Egypt's newly elected president, Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi.
A Jordan minister called for Al-Aqsa Mosque to be protected from "Israeli violations" in Jerusalem, amid growing restrictions imposed on Palestinian worshippers.
Banks in the Gaza Strip are reopening following the stalemate over salaries for Hamas employees of the former Gaza government.
Iraqi forces backed by tribal residents retook parts of Kirkuk in a battle with militant group, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.