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Israel’s army has begun a ground offensive against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip

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Israel’s army has begun a ground offensive against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, stepping up its 11-day-old military operation. Troops and tanks were sent...

Israel has agreed to 5-hour ceasefire to allow humanitarian aid into Gaza

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Israel has announced it will observe a "humanitarian ceasefire" in Gaza on July 17, after days of deadly rocket and missile exchanges with militants. A...

Israel has restarted air strikes on Hamas-controlled Gaza, after its brief truce was met with continuing rocket fire

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Israel has restarted air strikes on Hamas-controlled Gaza, after its brief truce was met with continuing rocket fire. Israel had earlier accepted an Egyptian ceasefire...

Egypt launched an initiative to halt Israel-Palestinian conflict

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Egypt launched an initiative on Monday to halt Israel-Palestinian conflict. On Tuesday, Israel has accepted the truce proposal for the conflict with Gaza. Hamas, which controls...

Thousands of Palestinians are fleeing northern parts of Gaza after Israel warned it was targeting the area in its campaign to stop rocket attacks

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According to the United Nations, thousands of Palestinians are fleeing northern parts of Gaza after Israel warned it was targeting the area in its...

Israel’s overnight air strikes hit Gaza's security headquarters and police stations, in the heaviest bombardment since operations began on July 8

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Israel’s overnight air strikes hit Gaza's security headquarters and police stations, in the heaviest bombardment since operations began on July 8. Israel also said its...

At least 29 people have been killed after gunmen have stormed two buildings in Baghdad’s neighborhood of Zayouna

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At least 29 people have been killed after gunmen have stormed two buildings in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, officials say. Twenty of those killed were...

Israel has carried out hundreds of strikes since launching its operation to stop rocket fire from Gaza

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According to Palestinian sources, the death toll from Israeli air strikes on Gaza has risen to 100. The latest deaths were of two people in...

Several Jewish suspects have been arrested Israel over the murder of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdair

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Several Jewish suspects have been arrested Israel over the murder of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdair, whose death sparked days of violent protests. Mohammed Abu...

Tariq Khdair’s cousin, Mohammed Abu Khdair, was abducted and murdered in Jerusalem

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A US teenager was beaten while in Israeli police custody in East Jerusalem. Tariq Khdair, 15, from Florida, is a cousin of Mohammed Abu Khdair,...

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has called on Muslims to obey him, in his first video sermon

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ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has called on Muslims to obey him, in his first video sermon. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been appointed caliph by...

Mohammad Abu Khdair’s death in Jerusalem followed the abduction and murder of three young Israelis

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Mohammad Abu Khdair, the Palestinian teenager found dead in Jerusalem this week, was burned alive, first post mortem examination findings quoted by the Palestinian...

The killing of Mohammed Abu Khdair was condemned by both Israeli and Palestinian leaders

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Palestinians are preparing to hold the funeral of Mohammed Abu Khdair, the 17-year-old boy abducted and murdered in Jerusalem. The killing of Mohammed Abu Khdair...

Funerals were held in the West Bank for the three Jewish seminary students whose bodies were found near the city of Hebron

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The body of a Palestinian teenager, who was kidnapped overnight in East Jerusalem, has been found in a forest in Givat Shaul. A boy was...

The abductions of Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel sparked a massive search operation in Israel

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Israel is holding the funerals of three teenagers who were abducted and murdered while hitch-hiking in the occupied West Bank. Israeli has blamed the Palestinian...

ISIS militants have announced Islamic state on the territories the Islamist group controls in Iraq and Syria

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ISIS militants have announced they are establishing a caliphate, or Islamic state, on the territories the Islamist group controls in Iraq and Syria. ISIS (the...

Government forces are continuing an offensive to retake Iraq’s northern city of Tikrit from Sunni rebels

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Government forces are continuing an offensive to retake Iraq’s northern city of Tikrit from Sunni rebels. Aircraft have struck at rebel positions and clashes have...

Syria carried out air strikes on ISIS militants inside Iraqi territory

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Iraq’s PM Nouri al-Maliki has confirmed that Syria carried out air strikes on ISIS militants inside Iraqi territory this week. Nouri al-Maliki said Syrian fighter...

PM Nouri al-Maliki has rejected calls for a national salvation government to help counter the offensive by jihadist-led Sunni insurgents

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Iraq's PM Nouri al-Maliki has rejected calls for a national salvation government to help counter the offensive by jihadist-led Sunni insurgents. Such calls represented a...

US troops have been deployed to Iraq to assist the Iraqi army in combating a growing Sunni militant insurgency

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US troops have been deployed to Iraq to assist the Iraqi army in combating a growing Sunni militant insurgency, the Pentagon has announced. Nearly half...

Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil to hold talks with Kurdish leaders

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US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil to hold talks with Kurdish leaders as Sunni rebels...

Iraq’s government has lost control of its western borders after Sunni militants captured crossings to Syria and Jordan

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Iraq’s government has lost control of its western borders after Sunni militants reportedly captured crossings to Syria and Jordan. Officials said the rebels took two...

Yemeni man giving bath to a lion in cage

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A video showing a man giving bath to a lion in Yemen went viral online. It is well known that most lions dislike water and...

Barack Obama said that US troops would not fight in Iraq

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The US will send 300 military advisers to Iraq to help fight Islamist-led insurgents, President Barack Obama has announced. Barack Obama said the US was...

ISIS-led militants launched an assault on the Baiji refinery, about 130 miles north of the capital Baghdad

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Iraq forces are battling Sunni militants for control of the country's biggest oil refinery. A military spokesman said troops had repelled repeated attacks by the...

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