September 21, 2014
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke with Egyptian Defense Minister Colonel General Sedki Sobhy on Saturday to confirm the United States plans to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt to support Cairo's counter-terrorism efforts, the Pentagon said.
According to a recent interview, Iran is ready to work with the United States and its allies to stop Islamic State militants, but would like to see more flexibility on Iran's uranium enrichment program, senior Iranian officials told Reuters.
Fatah and Hamas will hold talks in Cairo next week in attempt to iron out issues that have prevented the full implementation of a unity deal agreed upon in April, a senior Fatah official said Saturday.
The Nusra Front claimed responsibility late Saturday for an attack that targeted a Hezbollah checkpoint in northeast Lebanon. The militant group said the attack destroyed one 57 millimeter cannon but did not elaborate.
Egyptian President Abdul Fattah Al Sissi left Cairo for New York Sunday to attend UN General Assembly meetings, his first international appearance since taking office in June.
September 20, 2014
Renewed clashes broke out in Yemen's capital Saturday, killing five.
The Nusra Front released a video Saturday depicting the execution of a Lebanese soldier captive and threatening the life of another policeman if Hezbollah continued what the group deems as attacks on the Sunni community.
A 35-year-old Bedouin man's body was found decapitated in Egypt's southern city of Sheikh Zuweid Friday, believed to be killed by SInai militants responsible for several similar incidents in the same area, including when four decapitated bodies were found about 15 kilometers from the Gaza border.
After being taken from the Turkish consulate in Mosul in June, 49 Turkish diplomats, children and special forces have reportedly been returned to Turkey in good health.
Since 2011, pro-democracy protests have broken out in Bahrain in several attempts at reforming the island nation and the Al Khalifa regime.
As the Islamic State makes millions smuggling oil across borders, experts say Turkey must play a pivotal role in fixing the problem.
September 19, 2014
The Nusra Front has denied claims that it sought to free Hezbollah-held prisoners in exchange for the release of Lebanese soldiers captured last month during Arsal clashes.
Amid bloody clashes and a shaky ceasefire agreement, foreign airlines suspended flights to the Yemeni capital on Friday.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday evidence showed Assad's government is using chlorine gas against civilians, which is a violation of a global chemical weapons treaty.
In a besieged enclave in northern Syria, half a million Kurds have been hit hard by an IS assault, prompting leaders to ask for help, airstrikes from the international community.