ANNE MARIE O'CONNOR
An American citizen is among the 30 members of a Palestinian family to be arrested by Israeli security forces.
WILL DUNHAM - Reuters
Barack Obama has ordered about 350 more troops to Baghdad to protect the US Embassy in the Iraqi capital.
Ties between Sudan and Iran seem to be fraying, as cultural centres are closed and a diplomat sent home.
MAHER MUGHRABI - Sydney Morning Herald
What are the forces at work in Iraq and Syria that have brought us to the current conflict?
Islamic State militants release a video showing the beheading of another US journalist.
Popularity of Hamas militant group among Palestinians in West Bank and Gaza Strip spikes significantly.
Israeli appropriation of nearly 1000 acres of land prompts criticism from the US and protests from Palestinians.
Israeli schoolchildren return to the classroom while sorting through the trauma of a violent summer.
Iraqi security forces have broken the two-month siege of Amerli by Islamic State militants.
Filipino peacekeeprs escape their besieged Golan Heights outpost under cover of darkness after seven-hour gunbattle.
The US military has conducted airstrikes and dropped humanitarian aid to the beleaguered Iraqi city of Amirli.
An al-Qaeda linked Syrian rebel group has this morning tweeted a picture of at least 38 of the 44 Fiji soldiers they are holding prisoner
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says he will not resign following weeks of anti-government protests that have destibilised the nuclear-armed nation of 180 million.
A. ODYSSEUS PATRICK
The Australian jihadist who tweeted a gruesome photo of a boy holding a severed head has a long history of mental illness.
IS would have traded James Foley, Bowe Bergdahl and more for her. So who is Aafia Siddiqui?
Talks are underway to release 43 Fijian peacekeepers taken hostage by Syrian rebels.
Islamic State fighters execute scores of Syrian soldiers captured when militants seized an airbase in Raqqa.
UN accuses Islamic State insurgents of committing war crimes including amputations and public executions.
Open-ended ceasefire in the Gaza war held as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced strong criticism in Israel.
Is a seven-week conflict that's killed more than 2200 people finally over?