October 14, 2014
Grand Mufti of Lebanon Sheikh Abdul-Latif Derian condemned Muslim extremists and said "our Islam is not terrorist," during a conference Tuesday.
Islamic State has advanced in Iraq's Anbar province despite setbacks elsewhere after militants seized a military camp in the city of Hit Monday.
The sister of kidnapped British hostage John Cantlie has made a heartfelt plea to Islamic State militants to "restart dialogue" with her family in order to secure his release.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited Jerusalem, Israel and Ramallah, West Bank, and was critical of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory.
Turkey's attacks on the PKK are the first since a peace process began last year.
Yemeni Houthis took control of the town of Hudeida Tuesday.
IS militants are now reportedly in the center of Syria's Kobani, a strategically important border town.
Israeli settlers set fire to a mosque in the Nablus-area village of Aqraba overnight.
Houthi leaders called on the Saudi government to prosecute TV presenter Khalid al-Gamdi.
Turkish officials have denied offering to let the U.S. use their air bases for air strikes against IS in Syria and Iraq.
Fighting continues in Syria's Kobani after a lull on Sunday.
Shelling killed 22 Islamic State militants and wounded at least 40 others, near Baquba.
October 13, 2014
British backbench politicians voted overwhelmingly in favour of recognizing a Palestinian state following a three-hour debate Monday.
Islamic State jihadists have seized an army base in the town of Hit in al-Anbar province.
Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri will meet Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai in Rome Monday for talks centering on the nearly 5-month-old presidential deadlock, Future MP Ammar Houri said Sunday.