September 28, 2014
Prime Minister Tammam Salam asked Qatar and Turkey to help secure the release of Lebanese hostages, saying Lebanon would support a negotiation deal.
Protesters in Oakland, California prevented a Zim cargo ship from unloading its goods at the city's port.
Forces with links to Iran and Hezbollah are supporting Houthi rebels to boost their control of Yemen’s capital Sana’a, intelligence sources say.
September 27, 2014
Air strikes continued against IS targets, Reuters reported.
Cairo Criminal Court said it needed more time to review 160,000 pages of evidence.
The New York Times reported that U.S. officials are considering a Turkish request for a no-fly zone over parts of Syria.
An investigative report says Israel and the UAE are paying millions to lobby U.S. journalists against Qatar.
Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt called on the government to stop dithering on the hostage crisis and endorse a swap deal with ISIS and Nusra Front militants.
British politicians have overwhelmingly voted to launch air strikes alongside the U.S. and France against the Islamic State in Iraq.
September 26, 2014
Nine Japanese citizens have reportedly joined the Islamic State according to an Israeli official, although the information has not yet been verified.
A cruise ship off the coast of Cyprus rescued around 300 Syrian refugees from a fishing boat. The refugees had reportedly spent days at sea before being found on the faulty boat.
Syrian refugees in the Lebanese border town of Arsal protested against the army following an ongoing crackdown on Islamist militants.
Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met Barack Obama at the UN headquarters Thursday to discuss the Libya crisis and rising IS threat in the region.
Militants from the extremist group, the Islamic State, have executed a prominent Iraqi women's rights activist in the city of Mosul.
Israel's security forces on Friday imposed restrictions on Palestinian worshipers praying in the Al Asqa mosque because of alleged reports of planned demonstrations.