October 11, 2014
Iraq's army killed nine militants from the Islamic State and destroyed an IS base in the northern Saladin province, according to security officials.
October 10, 2014
A British-Iranian woman who was jailed in Tehran for watching a men's volleyball game has went on hunger strike after three months in prison.
Hundreds of civilians trapped in Kobani could be executed by the Islamic State if the extremist group gains complete control of the border town, the UN warned.
Two bombs hit separate cities in the Nile Delta Friday, according to senior officials although no casualties were reported.
The U.S.-led coalition targeted Islamic State positions near Kobani overnight while the militant group still controls a third of the Kurdish town.
Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu rejected calls from the country's main opposition group to "put boots on the ground" in Kobani.
Masked gunmen in Lebanon's Tripoli attacked three army posts overnight, prompting soldiers to retaliate with gunfire, security sources said.
Palestine's unity government headed from Gaza to Cairo for further talks following a successful visit to the Strip.
Security forces in Turkey continue to clash with protesters who are voicing their anger over the Turkish government's inaction in Kobani.
October 9, 2014
Nabeel Rajab, a prominent rights activist in Bahrain, faces trial over tweets that the Bahraini government sees as insulting.
Amid fresh US-led airstrikes, Kurdish forces look to be holding out in the strategic Syrian town for now.
A car bomb explosion in Iraq’s capital city of Baghdad has claimed at least 12 lives.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius will meet with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Kuwait Friday to discuss the ongoing struggle against Islamic State militants.
Hezbollah said they captured a strategic Nusra Front post Thursday in after advancing on several of the group's border posts in east Lebanon. Later, Nusra released a video purporting the capture of one Hezbollah fighter.
Fighters from the Islamic State now reportedly control more than a third of the Syrian border town of Kobani, while Washington presses for Turkish military action to aid air strikes,