Number of foreign jihadists travelling to fight since 2010 exceeds cumulative total of 20 preceding years “many times”.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas described the closure of Al Aqsa as “tantamount to a declaration of war” by Israel.
Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani via Turkey.
Ahmad Fadhel was charged with writing comments on Twitter deemed offensive to a number of judges, who then sued him.
Sweden became the first major European country to officially recognise the state of Palestine.
Instead of bombing IS, eradicate motives behind injustice to give people their rights and freedom, says a Sunni cleric.
Turkey, under heavy pressure from the US, would allow some 150 fighters from Iraq to cross its territory.
A police officer says bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into checkpoint manned by security forces.
The lines between Shia militias and official security forces have been blurred for years.
“The government has decided to advance the planning of more than 1,000 units," says an official in Netanyahu's office.
Egypt also announced it would close the Rafah crossing into the Gaza Strip.
The kingdom is the world’s only country where women are not allowed to operate cars.
The abuse complaints are rampant throughout the wealthy Persian Gulf region that relies on foreign labour.
Four Blackwater security guards were convicted for the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad.
The attacker blew up his explosives-laden vest as people were leaving the al-Khairat mosque.
IS militants have been battling Kurdish fighters for a month to take control of Kobani town near the Turkish border.
Iran's Deputy FM Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said Nimr al-Nimr's conviction would likely sow discord.
Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr was detained in July 2012 following demonstrations that erupted in February 2011 in Qatif.
Vandals set fire to a mosque in West Bank.
Senior Saudi and Iranian officials have renewed criticism of each other's interventions in the Middle East.
The motion was passed by 274 in favour to 12 votes against, to recognise the state of Palestine alongside Israel.