Saturday, November 15, 2014
The Islamic State group has released a defiant audio recording it said was of chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, after air strikes on jihadist leaders in Iraq sparked rumors he had been wounded or killed.
Israel eased restrictions at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque on Friday after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced agreement on steps to reduce tensions at the flashpoint compound.
Iraqi forces retook the strategic northern town of Baiji, near the country's largest oil refinery, on Friday after more than two weeks of fighting with the Islamic State (IS) group, officials said.
Friday, November 14, 2014
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in Jordan on Thursday for talks aimed at calming a wave of violence gripping Israel and the occupied territories.
Islamic militants set up roadblocks and killed five policemen and soldiers early Thursday in Egypt's restive northern Sinai, where authorities declared a state of emergency after a major attack last month, officials said.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
An attack against a mosque in a West Bank village early on Wednesday ignited a fire that destroyed its first floor, the village's mayor said, blaming Jewish settlers for the attack.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian during clashes in the West Bank on Tuesday as a wave of unrest gripped the country, raising fears of a new Palestinian uprising.
Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian demonstrator in clashes in the West Bank on Tuesday as Israel tightened security following a pair of Palestinian attacks that took two Israeli lives the day before.
Iran and world powers met in Muscat on Tuesday amid growing signs that a long-bargained deal on Tehran's nuclear program will not be struck by a November 24 deadline.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Egypt will soon open to tourists the courtyard in front of the Sphinx, the colossal monument that has been under restoration for nearly four years, officials said on Sunday.