September 1, 2014
Syrian army forces and rebels battle near border; both sides seek to control Quneitra border crossing; UN peacekeepers held captive by Islamists still missing.
A Libyan militia group says it has secured the abandoned U.S. embassy in Tripoli.
A US lawmaker has revealed that there are hundreds of Americans, who have links with ISIL militants and can return to the US with their American passports.
An explosion in Iraq's western city of Ramadi has killed at least 37 people.
Lebanese political and security figures are mulling the possibility of releasing certain Islamist detainees to secure the release of captured army troops and security personnel.
Muslim leaders have issued a fatwa condemning Islamic State militants.
August 31, 2014
Islamic State militants have abducted several dozen female Yazidis and sold them to fellow militants in Syria.
Iraqi forces have broken the siege on the town of Amerli where thousands of civilians have been trapped by Islamic State militants.
Israeli forces shot down a drone from Syria on Sunday.
Israeli authorities announced on Sunday the confiscation of around 1,000 acres of private Palestinian land in the West Bank.
Giza Criminal Court commuted the death sentences of several leading Muslim Brotherhood figures to life in prison.
Jordanian member of parliament Muhammad al-Dawayima arrived in Gaza on Friday bringing with him 250 tons of medicines and medical equipment as humanitarian aid continues to flow in to the devastated Palestinian coastal enclave.
The five Lebanese hostages released by the Nusra Front were being reunited with their families Sunday morning, as concerns grow over the fate of the remaining 24 soldiers and policemen being held by Syrian militants.
PM sets out tough new anti-terror measures in response to heightened threat
It will take 20 years for the war-torn Gaza Strip to be rebuilt, says an international organization engaged in assessment of post-war reconstruction.