Palestine

January 26, 2015

The port, which has been under a blockade since 2006, will allow Palestinians to travel internationally. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
07:26 GMT

A ministerial committee announced plans to prepare for the opening of the port for international travel. Currently use of the port is restricted to fishing.

January 22, 2015

“On average 700 Palestinian children a year, appear before Israel's military court,” said the United Nations. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
13:27 GMT

Malak al-Khatib, age 14, was sentenced by Israeli courts to two months in jail and a $1,523 fine for allegedly throwing rocks and possessing a knife.

The 45 men from the Gaza Strip had been in Egyptian custody for several months. (AFP/File)
10:06 GMT

Egyptian authorities released 45 Palestinians from Gaza for attempting to travel by sea to Europe without any travel documents.

The White House expressed displeasure at the invitation hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was asked to speak at Congress. (AFP/File)
09:02 GMT

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was welcome "any time" to give a speech in America, despite the White House expressing displeasure at the invitation being expressed to the premier, hours earlier.

Israeli soldiers ready a tank as they hold position on the border with Lebanon, January 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:36 GMT

Israeli towns were gripped in a state of panic over the possibility of a reprisal attack following an airstrike last week, which killed six Hezbollah fighters.

Several leaders from the militant group Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan pledged allegiance to Daesh last year. (AFP/File)
07:01 GMT

Pakistani security forces arrested an ISIL militant and two accomplices in the city of Lahore. According to a senior security official, the Syrian man was setting up terrorist networks in the country.

Israeli forces destroy a Palestinian home for allegedly being built without a permit in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina, October 29, 2013. (AFP/File)
06:39 GMT

Israeli forces destroyed a third Palestinian building within two days in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Shufat.

January 21, 2015

Israeli forensics examine the scene of an attack after Hamza Muhammad Hasan Matro, age 23, stabbed at least five people on a Tel Aviv bus on January 21, 2015. (AFP/Jack Guez)
14:01 GMT

Hamza Muhammad Hassan Matrouk from Tulkarm refugee camp was identified as the assailant behind the Tel Aviv bus stabbing.

An Israeli man is treated by medics after he was stabbed by a Palestinian. (AFP/Getty Images/Yotam Ronen)
10:43 GMT

The Hamas movement's leadership said Wednesday morning that the Tel Aviv stabbing attack was a "natural reaction" by people suffering under occupation.

Two Israelis were seriously wounded in the attack while the other seven had moderate injuries. (AFP/File)
07:13 GMT

Nine Israelis were injured after a Palestinian man from the West Bank town of Tulkarem attacked people with a knife on a Tel Aviv bus.

January 20, 2015

No causalities were reported. (AFP/File)
10:01 GMT

Unknown assailant blew up the car of a Hamas administrative and financial manager.

A large number of Israeli troops stormed the East Jerusalem house before dawn Tuesday. (AFP/File)
09:05 GMT

Israel bulldozers destroyed a Palestinian home in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-Isawiya Tuesday for allegedly being built without a permit.

Sami Ibrahim Zayadna, 45, died after inhaling tear gas fired by Israeli police at mourners in the Bedouin city of Rahat at the funeral of Sami al-Jaar, who was killed by Israeli forces during clashes. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
08:54 GMT

Leaders of the 1.7 million Palestinians living in Israel have declared a strike following the deaths of two Bedouin men.

The arrests follow Israel's airstrike on Syria's Golan Heights, in which six members of Hezbollah were killed. (AFP/File)
08:11 GMT

The arrests were made during a raid in various locations in the West Bank.

January 19, 2015

Salafi jihadists staged a rally in support of Daesh against Charlie Hebdo cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad. (Photo:AFP)
15:53 GMT

Islamic extremists attempted to storm the French Cultural Center in Gaza, according to media reports. The incident happened at a rare rally of Salafi jihadists in support of Daesh and protesting against the publication of Charlie Hebdo cartoons.