Saturday, November 1, 2014
Israel reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site on Friday and deployed more than 1,000 security personnel following clashes the previous day between Palestinians and Israeli riot police that had ratcheted up already heightened tensions in the city.
Friday, October 31, 2014
Israeli police on Thursday shot and killed a Palestinian man suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that threatened to further inflame the city's already high tensions.
Sweden's new government on Thursday recognized a Palestinian state at a time of increased tensions between Arabs and Jews over Israel's plans to build about 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem.
Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered a northern Syrian border town, crossing over from Turkey on Thursday, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops on their way into embattled Kobane, activists said.
Tunisia's secular Nidaa Tounes won landmark parliamentary elections, results showed Thursday, beating Islamist rivals in a vote that raised hopes of a peaceful transition in the birthplace of the Arab Spring.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Heavily armed Iraqi Peshmerga fighters were set Wednesday to reinforce fellow Kurds defending the Syrian border town of Kobane from the Islamic State (IS) group, as anti-regime rebels also joined the battle.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
A group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga troops arrived in Turkey early Wednesday and headed toward the border to help their Syrian brethren fight Islamic State extremists in the embattled town of Kobani.
Among the mountains of rubble littering Gaza after a deadly summer war, clay outlines emerge of men, women and children with a story to tell about fear, flight and destruction.
Two car bombings in Iraq, including one where a suicide attacker drove a Humvee into a checkpoint manned by Iraqi troops and pro-government Shiite militiamen, killed at least 38 people Monday, authorities said.
A Pakistani policeman jailed for murdering a senior politician in a religiously-motivated attack incited a prison guard to shoot an elderly British man convicted of blasphemy, according to an internal inquiry.