June 20, 2014
Syrian-based affiliates of the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) gained control of several key towns on the country's eastern border near Iraq.
At least 30 Shiite militiamen were killed in clashes northeast of Baghdad Friday.
Dozens of individuals have been killed over the past two days in ongoing clashes between government troops and Shiite Houthi rebels north of the capital.
At least two people were killed in east Cairo Friday during a demonstration protesting the conviction of senior leaders of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood earlier this week.
Iran and world powers are still searching for common ground on the main issues of the ongoing nuclear talks in Vienna says Tehran's Foreign Minister.
At least 34 Iraqi security forces were killed in the border town of Al Qaim Friday.
Tehran said Friday that U.S. President Barack Obama lacks a serious will to combat terrorism, and will inevitably as a result, heighten sectarian tensions in Iraq.
A top Palestinian official told reporters Friday that Israel is overreacting to the disappearance of three missing Jewish teenagers from a West Bank settlement.
A 22-year-old Palestinian youth was shot dead Friday afternoon, representing the second youth killing at the hands of Israeli soldiers in one day.
At least two people were killed in a bomb explosion in Lebanon Friday at a checkpoint in the eastern Bekaa valley, security sources reported.
A car bomb killed at least 34 people and injured 50 others in the Syrian province of Hama early on Friday.
Germany's foreign minister pushed for talks over the Iranian nuclear program to be reached by the July 20 deadline.
Iraq's army in Baiji, north of Tikrit, reportedly killed Abu Khabib al-Jazaeeri, a Saudi national and top commander of ISIL.
An Egypt court sentenced six supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi to eight years in jail on charges of rioting.
Israeli forces shot and killed a 13-year-old boy during clashes in Dura, close to Hebron.