France became the first nation to join US campaign of air strikes targeting the Islamic State in the war-torn country.
The attacks come as security forces fight to regain ground from IS militants.
Muslim groups across UK have called for the release of British hostage Alan Henning, an aid worker captured in Syria.
Palestinians fired a mortar round into southern Israel in the first attack since an August 26 ceasefire.
US State Department rejects suggestion that Muslim Brotherhood was the ideological source of militancy in the world.
The United States said that it was open to holing back-channel talks with Iran on the situation in the Middle East.
Syria has asked Washington to engage in military and intelligence collaboration to defeat their mutual enemy IS.
Opposition forces will do the fighting on the ground in Syria, augmented by US and allied air support, Kerry says.
This year’s return to the classrooms, teachers said, would focus first on dealing with the emotional trauma.
An open letter signed by 43 personnel questions the abusive gathering of private information.
A suicide car bombing followed by a car bomb struck near a police checkpoint, also wounding at least 31 people.
The six sentenced on Sunday were also banned from travelling for fixed periods after their release.
Leader of a pro-Iraqi government paramilitary force says the air strikes wiped out an IS patrol trying to attack a dam.
Anger boiled over in Baghdad as protesters stormed parliament over the fate of missing soldiers who surrendered in June.
A top Saudi security official said that police had arrested 88 men suspected of being part of an Al Qaeda cell.
Eleven Egyptian policemen were killed when a roadside bomb blast struck their armoured vehicle in the Sinai Peninsula.
Ban Ki-moon termed "illegal" Israel's declaration of nearly 1,000 acres of land in the Bethlehem area as“state land.”
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All Philippine peacekeepers trapped by IS militants on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights moved to secure place.
Several dozen Yazidi women kidnapped by Islamic State jihadists in Iraq have been taken to Syria.
Syrian armed groups captured 43 UN peacekeepers on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights.