August 9, 2014
After day of being trapped and hunted by militants, thousands of Iraq's Yazidis have fled to Syria.
Hariri met with several foreign envoys Saturday, including US and Canadian ambassadors and representatives from European Union, to address how Lebanon planned to 'fight terrorism' and assist armed forced with the $1 billion Saudi grant offered to the Lebanese Army earlier this week.
The Lebanese army has taken back control of several posts in northeastern Lebanon, but ISIS has yet to release 25 hostages taken in clashes.
Five Palestinians, including senior Hamas official Moaaz Zaid, have been killed in Israeli air strikes into Gaza Saturday.
Friday marked the first time since 2011 that U.S. airstrikes took place in Iraq. Two rounds of strikes were executed on ISIS artillery targets while U.S. humanitarian air support dropped food and water to trapped Yazidis.
After another ceasefire attempt crumbles, new rallies commence in Hebron and hundreds clash with Israeli forces trying to disperse the crowds. At least 40 Palestinians have been injured.
August 8, 2014
A three-day truce between Israel and the Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas expired as indirect talks in Cairo on new border arrangements for the blockaded Gaza Strip hit a deadlock.
Armed men who retreated to Syria from the northeastern border town of Arsal after intensified clashes with the Lebanese army have taken hostage more than 35 soldiers and policemen in an attempt to exchange them.
A court in Sohag sentenced 16 protesters to five years in jail, handed a 10-year term to another and sentenced three others to life in prison.
US President Obama announced the use of airstrikes to protect humanitarian aid to religious minorities who had moved to and become trapped on mountaintops.
Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon called for greater coordination between Syria's army and Lebanon's army Thursday.
August 7, 2014
The Committee of Muslim Scholars said negotiations were ongoing to release the captured soldiers held by jihadists since clashes erupted over the weekend.
Human Rights Watch accused Jordan of denying entry to or forcibly deporting Palestinian refugees.
President Obama is considering either airstrikes or airdrops to help Iraqis trapped on a mountaintop.
Thousands of Palestinians staged a demonstration in Gaza in support of Hamas.