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A government-linked Saudi news website reported on July 2 that King Salman ordered an investigation and trial of a pro-Muslim Brotherhood scholar and a television host after an episode that was critical of his predecessor King Abdullah's policies toward the outlawed Islamist group.
JERUSALEM - Agence France-Presse
Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian teenager in the West Bank on July 3 after he threw stones at their patrol, Palestinian medical and security sources said.
BEIRUT – The Associated Press
Syria’s main Kurdish party warned Turkey July 1 that any military intervention would threaten international peace and said the country’s main Kurdish militia is ready to face any “aggression.”
CAIRO - Agence France-Presse
Two years after the army deposed president Mohamed Morsi, Egypt is roiled by brazen ISIL attacks in the Sinai Peninsula and brutal government repression that has killed hundreds.
ADEN - Agence France-Presse
Rebel fire on a residential district of Yemen's second city Aden killed more than 30 civilians on July 1, as the UN declared its highest level humanitarian emergency in the war-torn country.
BEIRUT - Agence France-Presse
A new Islamist rebel alliance, including Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, was locked in a fierce battle July 3 to seize government-held areas of Aleppo, the divided former economic capital
Dozens of people were killed July 1 in a wave of unprecedented attacks by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group on Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai Peninsula, in a major challenge to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
WASHINGTON - Agence France-Presse
A senior ISIL leader who coordinated suicide bombings and recruited funds and fighters for the jihadists has been killed in a coalition air strike in Syria, the Pentagon said July 2.
ISMAILIA/CAIRO, Egypt - Reuters
ISIL militants launched a wide-scale coordinated assault on several military checkpoints in Egypt's North Sinai on July 1 in which 50 people were killed, security sources said, the largest attack yet in the insurgency-hit province.
KUWAIT CITY – Agence France-Presse
Interior ministers of the Gulf states on July 3 vowed to take a united stand against a string of deadly bombings targeting Shiite mosques claimed by ISIL
BEIRUT - Reuters
A Syrian Kurdish militia said on July 1 it had recovered full control of the border town of Tel Abyad after ISIL fighters raided its outskirts the day before in preparation for a larger assault.
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