August 29, 2014
Almost half of all Syrians have now been forced to abandon their homes and flee for their lives, according to the UNHCR; Syria operation is largest in UNHCR's history, organization says.
Tanker with $100 million Iraqi oil goes dark off Texas coast
US President Barack Obama says Washington does not have “a strategy yet” to tackle the ISIL group, which is operating in Iraq and Syria.
The ISIL group has released a video purportedly showing the beheading of a Kurdish man in the city of Mosul.
Hamas chief says that Israeli 'failure ... proves that the resistance cannot be blockaded' and calls for Palestinian self-determination through an end to the occupation.
Fifty-one Palestinians were left homeless Thursday when Israeli authorities destroyed six homes near Jerusalem.
August 28, 2014
More than 100 Palestinians have been detained by Egyptian authorities at the Cairo airport for more than three weeks after attempting to travel on expired visas.
23-year-old American student Aaron Sofer went missing last week during a hike in the Jerusalem Forest. Authorities announced Thursday the discovery of a body suspected to be that of Sofer.
The UN says 43 of its UNDOF peacekeepers were abducted Thursday by masked militants after brutal clashes between various Syrian opposition forces and government soldiers broke out.
Amid renewed Arsal violence, Education Minister Elias Bou Saab said Thursday the situation between Lebanon and thousands of Syrian militants who've crossed over from Syria is a 'state of war'.
Sinai militant group Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis said Thursday it depacitated four Egyptian men on charges of 'spying for Israel.'
In what Lebanon claims to be two separate cases, a Lebanese judge issued warrants form two Syrian nationals. The first is alleged ISIS commander Imad Ahmad Jomaa and the second is Ahmad Jomaa. Sources say the two men are not connected.
Amid a powerful Kurdish offensive, ISIS militants were driven from the Ain Zalah oil field, but not before setting fire to three of the field's wells.
After Israeli soldiers raided Burin Wednesday, the adjacent Nablus village of Madama was declared a 'closed military zone' and residents were reportedly barred from leaving or entering the village.
Israel's army fired warning shots near the Gaza Strip Thursday after a crowd of Palestinians hurled rocks at the security fence.