FRANCE - ISRAEL
IRAQ - SYRIA
US-led coalition to battle IS group for ‘as long as it takes’The US-led coalition against the Islamic State militants that have seized large areas of Iraq and Syria is prepared to battle the jihadists “for as long as it takes”, US…
Israel fires ministers, sets date for snap electionsIsraeli legislators agreed on Wednesday to set March 17 as the date for a new parliamentary election, Israel Radio said.
IRAN - IRAQ
Iran has launched airstrikes in Iraq, Pentagon saysThe US Department of Defence said on Tuesday that Iran has launched airstrikes against militants from the Islamic State group in eastern Iraq.
Is the woman detained in Lebanon Baghdadi’s wife?Shortly after Lebanese security officials on Tuesday said the military had detained "a wife and child" of Islamic State (IS) group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, there…
Israel's Netanyahu sacks ministers, calls for snap electionsIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday called for early elections as he fired two key ministers in his coalition government over a policy dispute.
Death toll in Syria conflict ‘rises above 200,000’Syria's civil war has killed more than 200,000 people in less than four years, a monitoring group told AFP on Tuesday, adding that most were fighters from the two sides.
Video: Europe is Palestinians ‘only hope for a two-state solution’France’s parliament on Tuesday was voting on a controversial bill to recognise Palestinian statehood. FRANCE 24 asked John Whitbeck, a lawyer and former advisor to the…
Lebanon detains IS group leader’s wife and childLebanon’s army has detained Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s wife and one of his children, Lebanese security officials said on Tuesday.
UN cuts food aid to 1.7 million refugees from SyriaA lack of funds has forced the United Nations to stop providing food vouchers for 1.7 million Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt, the World Food Programme…
Video: Ramallah welcomes French vote on Palestinian statehoodOn the streets of Ramallah in the West Bank, most Palestinians are not aware of the French parliamentary vote on the recognition of Palestine set for Tuesday. But when told about…
SYRIA - ISRAEL
Most-wanted Nazi war criminal ‘died in Syria’A Nazi war criminal who topped most wanted lists for his part in the Holocaust is "almost certain" to have died in Syria four years ago, a Nazi-hunting group said Monday.
IS group incurs heavy losses in Syria’s KobaneIslamic State group jihadists battling for control of the Syrian town of Kobane suffered some of their heaviest losses yet in 24 hours of clashes and US-led air strikes, monitors…
IS group attacks Kurdish-held post on Syria-Turkey borderIslamic State jihadists attacked a Kurdish-controlled post on the Syrian-Turkish border Saturday for the first time, a monitor and Turkish officials said.
US-led airstrikes have 'not weakened' Islamic State groupThe Islamic State group "is not weaker" after months of US-led airstrikes, Syria’s foreign minister said in an interview broadcast Friday, adding that it cannot be…