29 January 2015 Last updated at 22:30

Deadly attacks hit Egypt's SinaiEgyptian armoured vehicles head along a road in El-Arish on way to the Rafah. 13 August 2011

At least 26 people, including soldiers, are killed in a series of attacks by Islamist militants in Egypt's Sinai peninsula.

From left: Moaz al-Kasasbeh, Sajida al-Rishawi and Kenji Goto (composite image) - AFP, Reuters, AFPJordan seeks proof pilot is alive

Jordan seeks proof a pilot held hostage by the Islamic State group is still alive, as efforts to negotiate a prisoner swap continue.

Israeli soldiers guard a road where a missile fired by the Lebanese Hezbollah group struck an Israeli military convoy on Wednesday.Hezbollah 'wants no Israel conflict'

Israel says it has received a message from Lebanese militant group Hezbollah indicating it opposes military escalation after lethal clashes.

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