Kurds have retaken an oilfield in Iraq seized by the "Islamic State" (IS) on Friday. After beating back IS, the police and Kurdish forces freed 24 oil workers taken captive by the Sunni militant group.
President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi has said Egypt must prepare for a long battle against extremists after attacks on security forces in the Sinai Peninsula. The attacks were claimed by a group loyal to "Islamic State."
Bahraini authorities say they have stripped the citizenship of a senior member of the "Islamic State" militant group and dozens of other people. The list includes Sunni and Shiite Muslims.
An Egyptian court has designated the military wing of Hamas a terrorist organization, signaling further strains between Egypt's government and the movement that rules the Gaza Strip in the Palestinian territories.
A chemical weapons expert working with the terrorist group "Islamic State" has been killed in a US airstrike. The Pentagon expects his death to temporarily dent IS capabilities.
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Hundreds of tenders have been issued by Tel Aviv to build houses on the West Bank ahead of the national election. The White House has condemned the plans, calling them counterproductive.
Saudi blogger and activist Raif Badawi started criticizing his country's regime more than six years ago. Since then, his family has been threatened and fled to Canada and his lawyer has been arrested.
The elimination of Syria's chemical weapons facilities has begun, according to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. The process is expected to be completed by June.
The wife of Saudi blogger Raef Badawi says that his planned flogging has been postponed for a third week in a row. His sentence of 1,000 lashes for 'insulting Islam' has aroused worldwide outrage.
A coordinated and deadly attack on security forces in the Sinai Peninsula has been claimed by militants loyal to the "Islamic State" group. Egypt's president has cut short his trip to Ethiopia to follow the situation.
More than 20 people, including civilians, have been killed in militant attacks on Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. The death toll is expected to rise.
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