July 16, 2014
An Egyptian court sentenced nine men to lengthy jail terms Wednesday for assaulting women, representing the longest sentences since Cairo authorities criminalized sexual harassment.
Mustaqbal Movement MP Saad Hariri proposed a two year presidential term for Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun in return for forming a cabinet that meets the interests of Hariri's party.
Syrian President Bashar Assad was sworn in Wednesday for a new seven-year term.
Lebanese security forces clamped down on rocket attacks into Israel after the Jewish state retaliated with heavy artillery shelling in the south of the country.
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu fired Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon on Tuesday following criticism from Danon and others for accepting the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire.
At least 12 people have been killed in two car bombs in Baghdad.
Iraqi forces withdrew from Tikrit after a failed attempt to retake the city from Islamic State militants.
Libyan militants in Iraq and Syria are returning back home to fight a breakaway militia group led by rogue ex-general, Khalifa Haftar, security officials say.
Rival militant groups continued to clash in Dayr al-Zawr, eastern Syria on Tuesday. ISIL fighters pushed out al-Nusra Front members, along with other armed groups.
The number of Palestinians killed in Gaza has now reached over 200.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that Israel would answer Hamas’s rejection of a truce with stepped-up attacks.
Syrian President Bashar Al Assad will be sworn in for his new seven-year term today.
July 15, 2014
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to increase Tel Aviv's military campaign on Gaza yet again Tuesday.
Ongoing nuclear talks between Iran and world powers will likely be extended beyond the July 20 deadline.
An Israeli man was killed by a Hamas rocket attack Tuesday, representing Tel Aviv's first casualty since its strikes on Gaza began last week.