Two Arab Israelis were indicted Friday in a court in northern Israel for alleged contacts with the Islamic State jihadist group and illegal possession of weapons, the Shin Bet security agency said.Full Story
The UN Yemen envoy called on Friday for the urgent reopening of the airport in the rebel-held capital Sanaa, which has been closed to all but limited UN flights for a year.
A Saudi-led coalition supporting the government imposed an air and sea blockade on rebel-held territory in March 2015 and tightened it in August last year saying it was the only way to stop weapons smuggling.Full Story
Government bombardment killed three civilians on Thursday in a ceasefire zone near Syria's capital, a monitor said, in the second day of deadly shelling on the rebel area.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and local residents also reported violations in a second "de-escalation zone" in the central province of Homs.Full Story
Israel is pushing ahead with a project to build a giant underground wall around the Gaza Strip to block tunnels that could be used for attacks, the army said on Thursday.Full Story
Israeli authorities have demolished three homes and sealed off a fourth of Palestinians who carried out attacks that killed a soldier and a policewoman, the army said on Thursday.Full Story
A group of 17 Indonesians who had joined the Islamic State group in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa have been handed over to representatives of their country and have left Syria, a local Kurdish official and a spokeswoman said on Wednesday.
According to the official, Omar Alloush, the Indonesian nationals included men, women and children. They were handed over on Tuesday at a Syria-Iraq border crossing. They had been asking to be sent back home, he said.Full Story
Tunisian security forces have killed two suspected jihadists during an operation in a mountainous area near the Algerian border, the national guard said on Wednesday.Full Story
An Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead a prone Palestinian assailant in a trial that deeply divided the country arrived on Wednesday to begin his 18-month prison term.Full Story
For Qataris affected by the diplomatic crisis rocking the Gulf, the reality of politics is stark: families divided, assets frozen and dreams put on hold.Full Story