Speaking in the aftermath of attacks in Sinai that killed at least 31 Egyptian soldiers, President el-Sissi claimed foreign powers were behind the attack. He vowed to take extreme measures to uproot militants.
For weeks, the battle has raged around the Syrian town of Kobani. A few kilometers away, in the Turkish city of Suruc, thousands feel like helpless observers.
As the US airdrops supplies and weapons to Kurds fighting "Islamic State" (IS) militants, the UK has sent a group of soldiers to Iraqi Kurdistan to arm and train the peshmerga with heavy-duty machine guns.
Tunisians are set to go to polls on Sunday to elect a new parliament for the first time since the 2011 revolution. But many citizens don't know who they will vote for - if at all.
Egypt has declared a state of emergency across much of the Sinai Peninsula after a suicide car bombing that killed some 30 troops. A curfew was also introduced, while the border with the Gaza Strip was closed
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Iraqi officers say that "Islamic State" fighters have used low-grade chemical weapons while fighting north of Baghdad. US Secretary of State John Kerry issued a warning about the severity of these allegations.
At least 25 Egyptian soldiers have been killed in an car bomb attack in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. The explosion targeted an army checkpoint.
Turkey's president says Ankara will allow hundreds of Syrian rebels to join Kurdish forces defending Kobani from "Islamic State" militants. There are also plans for 200 peshmerga fighters from Iraq to travel to the town.
The aid sources for Syrian refugees in Lebanon are threatening to dry up because of the multiplying crises around the world. Aid organization World Vision spoke to DW about the potential consequences.
Israel has pledged a harsh response to attacks in Jerusalem. Police have flooded Arab neighborhoods a day after a man killed a baby and injured eight other people in an alleged car assault.
The Turkish president says an agreement has been reached on sending 200 Kurdish fighters from Iraq to the embattled Syrian town of Kobani through Turkey. It is the first involvement of Iraqi Kurds in Syria's conflict.
Airstrikes directed at "Islamic State" militants in Syria by US-led forces have killed 553 people this month, most of them militants, a Britain-based monitoring group says. Civilians were also among the dead, it says.
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