December 15, 2014
Australian police have stormed the Sydney cafe where hostages were being held by Iranian refugee Man Haron Monis.
The gunman who has taken around 15 hostages in a Sydney café has been named by police as Iranian refugee Man Haron Monis.
Libyan officials recently announced the closure of two of the country's biggest oil terminals.
A gunman holding three laborers hostage in Riyadh shot and killed a policeman Monday during an attempted rescue operation.
Five people escaped from a chocolate cafe in Sydney where they were being held by a potential jihadist gunman.
The European Union condemned Turkey's government for its clampdown on opposition media outlets following a series of raids in a television station.
Dozens of people have been taken hostage Monday in a Sydney chocolate cafe by gunmen. Staff and customers were forced to hold up a black Islamic flag while police closed off the area.
December 14, 2014
Egyptian authorities have refused Egyptian entry to an American Middle East researcher, citing 'security reasons,' despite the researcher being apparent invitation by a "pro-government group" to attend a conference to attend a conference.
Turkish authorities attempted a raid operation on one of the country's most popular newspapers early Sunday, in which they indented to arrest the paper's editor-in-chief, but were not able to enter amid heavy protests by readers.
Two prominent Kurdish parties, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, have been removed from the US terror blacklist by the US Congress.
An Iraqi Peshmerga commander said while the two groups have had trouble in the past, Shiite fighters are helping the peshmerga fight ISIL militants after liberating the north-east Iraqi town of Jaloula from the extremist group last month.
Several suspected al-Qaeda militants dressed in women's niqabs were confronted and killed at the border of Saudi Arabia and Yemen when a bus security search prompted one of the militants to open fire.
December 13, 2014
Yemeni troops shot dead five Al-Qaeda suspects disguised as women who fired at a solider during a checkpoint inspection.
December 12, 2014
Democrats on a US Senate panel on Thursday unanimously supported a new Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group without US ground troops.
The secretary general of Tunisia’s Ennahda Islamic Movement has tendered his resignation as the leader of the country’s most prominent political party.