Main headlines

September 24, 2014

The deadline for an agreement on Iran's nuclear policy is this November. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday that he believes a nuclear deal can be achieved before the November deadline.

September 23, 2014

Over 2,000 Palestinians died in the most recent Gaza offensive. (AFP/File)
20:44 GMT

Representatives of Palestinian resistance fighters and Israel have started indirect talks in Cairo over a long-term ceasefire deal.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest confirmed Tuesday that the Syrian government was notified of recent air strikes. (AFP/File)
19:54 GMT

The White House confirmed Tuesday that the Syrian government was notified in advance of air strikes carried out by the U.S.

Bahrain's main opposition party, al-Wefaq, has not yet announced if it will participate in the elections. (AFP/File)
19:10 GMT

Bahrain is set to hold parliamentary elections on November 22.

Tripoli has been rocked by turmoil related to the ongoing war in Syria. (AFP/File)
16:47 GMT

A group of armed men have attacked a Lebanese army post in Tripoli, killing one soldier.

Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Jordan, and Qatar were involved in the U.S. in the air strikes. (AFP/File)
16:16 GMT

Syria's Ministry of Foreign Affairs claims it had been given advance warning by the U.S. that air strikes would be launched.

The U.S. began air strikes on Islamic State targets inside Syria on Monday. (AFP/File)
14:46 GMT

Syria's main Kurdish political party said Tuesday that it would like to coordinate with U.S. efforts to combat Islamic State militants.

Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani. [AFP]
13:05 GMT

The Libyan parliament approves Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani’s cabinet ministers after rejecting a previous line-up last week.

Iraqi men inspect the site of a car bomb explosion that killed over 7 people and wounded dozens in the neighbourhood of Ur in eastern Baghdad, late on September 22, 2014. [Press TV]
10:06 GMT

A car bomb blast has killed at least a dozen people and wounded 25 others in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

[AFP]
09:21 GMT

The U.S. military said on Tuesday its partners in air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria included Jordan, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

Arab Bank logo.
09:07 GMT

A jury in Brooklyn finds Arab Bank liable for terrorist acts committed overseas.

IAF shoots down Syrian fighter jet over Israeli-controlled space.
08:55 GMT

Syrian turmoil spills over the border with the intrusion of Syrian warplane into Israeli airspace, IAF strikes down jet with Patriot missile.

Yeshiva students Gil-Ad Shaer,16, Eyal Yifrah, 19, and Naftali Fraenkel, 16, were kidnapped by terrorists late at night on June 12 from a hitchhiking post in Gush Etzion.
08:06 GMT

Yeshiva students Gil-Ad Shaer,16, Eyal Yifrah, 19, and Naftali Fraenkel, 16, were kidnapped by terrorists late at night on June 12 from a hitchhiking post in Gush Etzion.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. [AFP]
06:57 GMT

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has opposed any deployment of foreign ground forces in the country as part of efforts against the ISIL terrorists.

Islamic State fighters. [AFP]
06:41 GMT

The United States and its allies have started airstrikes against the ISIL terrorist group in Syria, the Pentagon says.