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.
The government in Amman has said it would only agree to a prisoner swap if the "Islamic State" provides proof that its hostage, a Jordanian pilot, is still alive. The pilot was captured in Syria last December.
Criticism is growing in Turkey over the apparent reticence of the West to cooperate with Turkey in the war on terror. There are a number of reasons for this, terrorism experts say.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned that Lebanon's Hezbollah will pay the "full price" after missiles killed two Israeli soldiers. The exchanged artillery fire has raised fears of another all-out war.
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Tel Aviv has said it will take all measures to protect itself after an exchange of fire with Lebanon's Hezbollah. Two Israeli soldiers and a UN peacekeeper from Spain were killed in the attacks.
Kenji Goto traveled to Syria to help free a fellow Japanese national. But the journalist ended up being captured by "Islamic State" that now threatens to kill him. DW examines Goto's work and the impact of his abduction.
A UN peacekeeper from Spain has been killed in southern Lebanon, in renewed clashes sparked by a Hezbollah attack on an Israeli army convoy. Israel says two of its soldiers were killed in the attack.
Israel says its air force has struck Syrian army positions in reaction to rockets fired at the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. The Japanese mother of Kenji Goto, a captive held by IS in Syria, has appealed for his life.
Several airlines from the United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Lebanon have suspended flights to Baghdad after a Dubai plane came under fire as it landed. The authorities believe shooting to be 'an accident.'
Kurdish fighters are looking to the villages near Kobani after claiming victory over 'Islamic State' jihadists in a months-long battle for the strategic Syrian town. The US says it's far from mission accomplished.
The Shiite militia in Yemen have freed chief of staff of ousted president Hadi, Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak, after holding him captive. The leader of the rebels has stated his group wants a peaceful transfer of power.
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