A Twitter account associated with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has mocked 'arrogant' powers for failing to bring the country 'to its knees.'
The men deny they are acting as 'mercenaries', but the pair could be committing an offense under British law.
London and Washington have maintained a strict policy against such payments in the face of Islamic State executions of British and American captives. It is a position at odds with much of mainland Europe.
US Vice President Joe Biden traveled to Turkey today to try and persuade Ankara to play a larger role in the fight against the Islamic State.
Two branches of the extremist Ansar al Sharia militant group believed to be responsible for the 2011 US consulate attack in Benghazi are now subject to a range of sanctions.
As insurgency continues in Egypt's North Sinai, the military is doubling the size of the security zone bordering Gaza, wiping out the town of Rafah in the process.
The US will accelerate efforts to bolster the capacity of Iraqi forces battling Islamic State (IS) militants after the jihadist group beheaded Peter Kassig in what President Barack Obama described as an 'act of pure evil.'
The remarks by Gen. Martin Dempsey — less than a week after the US doubled its advisory personnel in the country — have led some to suspect that mission creep is inevitable.
Refugee NGOs say civilians are increasingly unable to escape the Syrian civil war as neighbouring countries struggle to cope with the influx and others do little to share the burden.
An Egyptian navy vessel came under attack in the Mediterranean today while conducting a training mission. Five personnel were injured and eight are still missing.
Wednesday's casualties added to the death toll of at least 33 others over the past two days in fighting in central Yemen, as Houthis battle Sunni tribes and a local al Qaeda branch.
A West Bank mosque was badly damaged and an Israeli synagogue petrol bombed in separate attacks, as America's top diplomat heads to Jordan for talks on the escalating violence.
Iranian officials are meeting with representatives from the six countries in Oman today in an effort to find a consensus on its nuclear program ahead of a looming deadline.
A 26-year-old woman and an 20-year-old IDF soldier were killed in two stabbings today, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed a tough response to the increased unrest.
Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, which has killed dozens of troops and police officers, announced the move in an audio recording posted to its official Twitter account on Monday.
Roughly 15 blasts targeted houses and cars belonging to Fatah leaders on Friday morning, as well as a stage that was to be used for an event marking the death of Yasser Arafat.
American aircraft bombed the Islamist Ahrar al-Sham brigade, according to activists — a move which could turn members of the Western-backed opposition against the US and even boost support for IS.
Just 18 months after the Kurdish Worker's Party in Turkey announced a ceasefire, the siege in Kobane could put the fragile peace process between the government and Kurds at risk.
Alarm raised over the group's latest advance on Mount Sinjar, where thousands of Yazidis were stranded after IS attacks in August.
Footage appears to show a masked militant opening boxes of airdropped grenades and RPGs.