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October 24, 2014

Serena Shim, was killed in Turkey but worked for Press TV and was an American citizen of Lebanese origin (Courtesy of Twitter).
12:11 GMT

Speculation is increasing over the death of an American-Lebanese journalist who claimed she was threatened by Turkish intelligence services days before being killed in a car crash in Turkey.

Smoke and flames rise from Kobani, as former U.S. soldier and face of the YPG Kurdish military force in Syria, Jordan Matson, alleges IS used checimal weapons in the town (Bulent Kilic/ AFP).
12:00 GMT

A former American soldier who has become the face of the YPG Kurdish military force in Syria, said civilians had been burned in an Islamic State attack, with injuries consistent with chemical weapons.

Turkey’s president will allow 200 Peshmerga fighters from Iraq to travel to Kobani via Turkish territory (AFP/ File Archive).
11:00 GMT

Turkey’s president says a deal has been agreed to send 200 Peshmerga fighters from Iraq to Kobani via Turkish territory.

While Canada had never seen an extremist-inspired attack, authorities knew the country was at risk. (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Two men who recently converted to extremist Islam, Martin Couture-Rouleau and Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, were accused of carrying out separate deadly attacks in Canada.

October 23, 2014

The doctor responsible for "testing" the patient is “100 percent sure that it is not an Ebola case. (File/AFP)
20:12 GMT

Patient tested at Rafik Hariri hospital tested negative for Ebola, but the hospital conducted a drill causing confusion.

Life in the “School of Jihad”, where children under the age of 10 are encouraged to fire AK47 rifles and acclimatised to the horrors of war. (File/AFP)
18:36 GMT

IS footage about the disturbing education of boys within their territories recently surfaced.

Rafik Hariri University Hospital, where a patient showing symptoms of Ebola is being tested. (File/AFP)
14:27 GMT

A patient showing multiple symptoms of Ebola is being tested at Beirut's Rafik Hariri University Hospital for the virus.

A bomb aimed at policemen stationed outside of Cairo University went off, injuring six police and five civilians. (File/AFP)
13:38 GMT

Militant group Anjad Misr claimed responsibility for a blast at Cairo University on Wednesday.

Tunisia has recently increased security in preparation for upcoming elections. (AFP/File)
12:58 GMT

Tunisian police exchanged gunfire with a group of armed men near the capital Thursday.

Several Lebanese soldiers defected to IS and Nusra Front in recent weeks, causing concern in the army (File/AFP)
12:19 GMT

Lebanon's army on Thursday vowed to tackle terrorists trying to use the country as a "safe haven" for launching attacks.

Onlookers in Turkey watch smoke rise from the distance in the Syrian border town of Kobani, October 22, 2014 (AFP/File)
11:39 GMT

Clashes continued between Islamic State militants and Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town of Kobani Thursday, bringing the total death toll up to 533 people since the US-led coalition launched air strikes in the region.

Lebanese officials had announced a sharp cap on Syrian refugee intakes this week (AFP/File)
11:08 GMT

The UNHCR representative for Lebanon insisted the country's borders are still open to Syrian refugees days after officials announced a cap on those fleeing the Assad conflict.

Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz. [AFP]
10:12 GMT

Billionaire Saudi businessman Alwaleed bin Talal has admitted to the kingdom’s support for the IS terrorists who fight against the Iraqi and Syrian governments.

French President Francois Hollande walks with Saudi Crown Prince and Defence Minister Salman bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud before a meeting in Paris, September 1, 2014 (AFP/File)
09:57 GMT

Saudi Arabia's Minister of Defense, Prince Salman, said the military would continue to protect Islam's holiest sites from potential attacks.

Canadian security forces walk close to the National War Museum, where a soldier was shot dead, October 22, 2014 (File/AFP)
09:35 GMT

Canadian security forces continued to search for gunmen following an attack on the country's parliament in Ottawa, which killed one soldier.