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Iraqi fighters from the Saraya al-Salam (Peace Brigades), a group formed by Iraqi Shiite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, carry weapons as they sit on a vehicle during military training in the mainly Shiite southern city of Basra, on May 1, 2015. (AFP/Haidar Mohammed Ali)
May 07, 2015 - 08:30 GMT
Iraqi government forces pushed ahead with an offensive in the western Province of Anbar, purging Daesh from the cities.
The US will provide both military training and equipment such as weapons, trucks, and communications devices. (AFP/Wakil Kohsar)
May 07, 2015 - 08:00 GMT
Four hundred American military specialists are prepared to train and equip thousands of Syrians to fight Daesh, and perhaps the Syrian regime as well.
Due to high frequency of such attacks, however, live fire at fishing boats often goes unreported. (AFP/File)
May 07, 2015 - 07:02 GMT
Israeli military boats shot at Palestinian fishing boats Wednesday afternoon.
Opposition leader Isaac Herzog criticized the newly formed government Wednesday shortly after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secured a coalition, calling it a
May 07, 2015 - 04:34 GMT
Opposition leader Isaac Herzog criticized the newly formed government Wednesday shortly after the prime minister secured a coalition, calling it a "national failure."
Abdullah al-Fakharany was one of the journalists sentenced to life in prison by the Cairo Criminal Court. (Twitter)
May 07, 2015 - 04:24 GMT
Two journalists were sentenced to life in prison by the Cairo Criminal Court.
The Turkish president turned down an invitation from Putin Wednesday after the Russian leader participated in Armenia's memorial event. (AFP/File)
May 06, 2015 - 19:30 GMT
The Turkish president turned down an invitation from Putin Wednesday after the Russian leader participated in Armenia's memorial event.
The prime minister managed to cobble a coalition with 61 members, the minimal number required for a Knesset majority. (AFP/File)
May 06, 2015 - 19:18 GMT
The prime minister managed to cobble a coalition with 61 members, the minimal number required for a Knesset majority.
A Saudi Arabian passenger plane landed at the Ben Gurion Airport with no passengers on board, a report said Wednesday.
May 06, 2015 - 18:30 GMT
A Saudi Arabian passenger plane landed at the Ben Gurion Airport with no passengers on board, a report said Wednesday.
The White House said Tuesday the FBI is investigating the case to find any ties between Daesh and the gunmen. (Twitter)
May 06, 2015 - 17:30 GMT
The White House said Tuesday the FBI is investigating the case to find any ties between Daesh and the gunmen.
Security officials said Wednesday three Palestinians were killed when they tried to enter Sinai through a smuggling tunnel. (AFP/File)
May 06, 2015 - 16:36 GMT
Security officials said Wednesday three Palestinians were killed when they tried to enter Sinai through a smuggling tunnel.
Ethiopians protested the beating of an Ethiopian-Israeli soldier in Tel Aviv earlier this week. (Twitter)
May 06, 2015 - 16:30 GMT
The men who participated in a demonstration in Tel Aviv on Sunday were indicted on charges of assaulting police officers, rioting and resisting arrest.