September 22, 2014
A bomb exploded near the Egyptian foreign ministry in Cairo on Sunday.
Fatah and Hamas leaders will meet in Cairo before indirect talks are to take place with Israel, according to Egyptian sources.
The `Friends of Yemen´ group, which includes Gulf Cooperation Council members, will meet in New York on 24 September 2014 following continued insecurity in Sanaa and Prime Minister Basindwa´s resignation on Sunday.
A PKK leader accused Turkey's government of collaborating with Islamic State militants after the extremist group released 49 Turkish hostages.
Lebanon's army and political factions are mobilizing to fight the security threat posed by extremist groups such as Islamic state and Nusra Front.
Palestinian engineers deactivated over three tons of unexploded bombs and a missile, leftover from Israel's recent 50-day assault in Gaza.
IS spokesman praises Sinai terrorists for carrying out "blessed operations against the guards of the Jews, the soldiers of Sisi, the new Pharaoh of Egypt."
Syrian air strikes carried out by the country's army killed at least 42 people in Saraqeb and Ehsim, according to a London-based monitoring group.
Palestinian leaders left for Egypt Monday to discuss rebuilding the Gaza Strip and securing a permanent ceasefire with Israel.
Up to 100,000 Syrians fled to Turkey in less than a week to escape Islamic State persecution, according to the head of Turkey's disaster management agency.
The UN will monitor reconstruction in Gaza by sending 500 international supervisors to the Strip at the request of a senior Israeli official.
Former US secretary of defense Robert Gates says President Barack Obama’s plan to fight and defeat ISIL militants is not realistic and the US military cannot achieve its goals against the group without the help of the “boots on the ground”.
US Secretary of State John Kerry met his Iranian counterpart for more than an hour on Sunday and stressed the need to make progress in nuclear negotiations this week on the sidelines of UN meetings.
Sources report Saudi warplanes have been deployed to Yemen at the request of Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi.
September 21, 2014
Amid reports of rebel take-over in the capital, Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammed Basindwa resigned Sunday.