October 1, 2014
Saudi authorities took precautionary measures against countries widely affected by the Ebola virus to prevent a breakout at the annual Hajj.
A major militia group known as "Libya Dawn", rejected UN calls for an immediate ceasefire and demanded the disarmament of other rival groups instead.
Iraqi Kurdish troops drove IS fighters from a strategic border crossing with Syria Tuesday.
The British Royal Air Force has begun air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq.
Nusra Front militants have handed over one abducted Lebanese soldier Tuesday night after talks with a Qatari negotiating team.
In his speech on Monday, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said Syria stands with any effort to push back the Islamic State, but criticized the U.S. plan to arm moderate rebels, calling them "terrorist groups."
September 30, 2014
Part of a 3-month pledge of $20 million each month, the Saudi Fund for Development transferred $60 million to the Palestinian Authority Tuesday.
International attention spotlighted the country after Iran's Supreme Court upheld a verdict to execute an Iranian woman charged with murder over killing a man who allegedly tried to rape her. Now, Reyhaheh Jabbari has been granted a last-minute stay, postponing her execution by ten days.
Following the most recent Lebanese hostage execution by Nusra Front, Qatari mediators touched down on the outskirts of Arsal Tuesday to begin a negotiation process with militants still holding at least 21 security personnel captive.
Amid heightened tensions after Arsal, armed attacks against Syrian refugees carried out by Lebanese refugees has Human Rights Watch Lebanon worried for what will come next, and urging Lebanese authorities to take action.
Kurdish Peshmerga forces are carrying out military operations against Islamic State militants on three different fronts in northern Iraq.
The U.S. carried out air strikes near Syria's border with Turkey overnight in an effort to halt an advance by Islamic State militants.
A group of Israeli settlers occupied 23 Palestinian houses in East Jerusalem according to a local information center.
The U.S. State department disagreed with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's comments during his UN speech about ISIS and Iran.
An Egyptian court has confirmed the death sentences of 20 Muslim Brotherhood members.