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August 25, 2014

Palestinian women mourn the death of four members of their family in Jabalia on August 24, 2014.  [AFP]
08:02 GMT

At least two Palestinians have been killed in fresh Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, as the regime’s army keeps pounding the besieged coastal strip.

The battle between militias has destroyed Tripoli's airport. (AFP/File)
07:50 GMT

Libya's Islamist militias said Sunday that they have consolidated their hold on Tripoli.

Curtis was kidnapped by militants two years ago. (AFP/File)
07:24 GMT

Kidnapped journalist Peter Curtis was handed over to UN officials Sunday in Syria.

Protests erupted after a government negotiating team abandoned talks with the country's Houthis. (AFP/File)
07:08 GMT

Rival protests have been staged in Sana'a.

The Baiji refinery has been the site of several battles between government forces and militants over the past few months. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Iraqi government forces have countered a massive attack by ISIS on the country's largest oil refinery.

August 24, 2014

Raqqa province is now fully controlled by ISIS. (AFP/File)
19:28 GMT

Militants from the Islamic State have captured a major military base in Syria.

James Foley was an American journalist who was beheaded by an Islamic State militant. (AFP/File)
17:36 GMT

The British ambassador to the United States said the identity of the militant who beheaded James Foley is close to being known.

The video was delivered to the Lebanese government by the Committee of Muslim Scholars. (Photo courtesy of The Daily Star)
16:13 GMT

Video footage of seven Lebanese soldiers held captive by ISIS militants was released Sunday.

Iranian officials say the drone was approaching a nuclear zone. (AFP/File)
15:34 GMT

Iran's Revolutionary Guard says it shot down an Israeli drone over the Natanz nuclear zone.

ISIS has taken over multiple cities in Iraq in recent months. (AFP/File)
14:21 GMT

The UN warned that ISIS militants could perpetrate another ethnic slaughter in the town of Amerli, Iraq.

The city of Homs has been devastated by the Syrian civil war. (AFP/File)
13:22 GMT

ISIS fighters have retreated from an area north of Homs in Syria.

Lebanese army reinforced its positions in the town, erecting checkpoints and dispatching patrols. [AFP]
12:46 GMT

The Lebanese Army went on full alert in Arsal Sunday after a militant-affiliated Arsal resident was killed Saturday night and irregular activity targeted the border region’s outskirts.

The Houthi community has accused the Yemeni government of marginalizing the Shia community. (AFP/File)
12:43 GMT

Talks between a government delegation and Shia Houthis have failed following the Houthis rejection of a draft proposal on forming a technocrat government.

Gun shells cover the ground as a member of the Misrata militia group walks past, following battles surrounding Tripoli's airport, August 21, 2014 (File/AFP)
12:35 GMT

Egyptian authorities denied bombing militant locations in Tripoli, according to a ministry statement. The Egyptian foreign ministry said it would be monitoring developments closely.

The SAS team tasked with hunting down the ISIS terrorists will use hand-launched surveillance drones. [AFP]
12:21 GMT

SAS in high-tech hunt for Jihadi John: 'Significant force' of elite UK troops on the ground as MI5 identify James Foley's sickening killer