"Islamic State" has released a video showing militants executing Syrian government soldiers in the ancient city of Palmyra. The group captured the site in May, prompting concern for the city's ruins - and residents.
Syrian army forces are fighting to maintain control over Aleppo, the country's former financial capital. Rebels are also battling President Assad's forces to recapture Zabadani, on the Syrian border with Lebanon.
Government forces have clashed with rebels in and around Aleppo in an effort to repel a major front by Islamist fighters. Reports say it's the most intense violence in the area in months.
Islamist group the "Sinai Province" has claimed responsibility for missiles fired at Israel, after days of clashes between the jihadis and Egyptian troops. The attack caused no casualties, Israeli officials say.
Britain has observed a minute of silence across the nation, paying respect to victims of last week's Sousse massacre, which killed 30 Britons. Tunisia's prime minister laid a wreath at the site of the terror attack.
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Two years ago, the Muslim Brotherhood was driven underground, after President Mohammed Morsi was deposed. Tensions between the Brotherhood and the regime now seem to be escalating. Naomi Conrad reports from Cairo.
The attacks in Sinai were claimed by Sinai Province, an Egyptian militant group that has pledged allegiance to the "Islamic State" group. Kristen McTighe reports from Cairo on its growing influence in the region.
At least 70 combatants and civilians are feared dead in a string of terror attacks in Egypt's Sinai province, claimed by an "Islamic State" offshoot. Police responded with a Cairo raid on Muslim Brotherhood leaders.
Some 1,200 prisoners, including convicted murderers and al Qaeda members, walked out of a Yemeni jail when fighting led guards to abandon their posts. The jail break is the latest example of instability in Yemen.
Human Rights Watch has reported that some Saudi-led airstrikes in northern Yemen may constitute war crimes. Airstrikes on Houthi-controlled Saada City killed at least 35 children in early May.
Barack Obama says he'll "walk away" from a bad nuclear deal, while his counterpart in Tehran says Iran could go back to enriching large amounts of uranium. The comments come hours after negotiations were extended.
A reporter for a Spanish newspaper has fled Egypt before his "imminent arrest." In an interview with DW's Naomi Conrad, he tells his story, stressing that this may be the start of a crackdown on foreign journalists.