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September 29, 2014

Netanyahu spoke of Iran, Hamas, and the Islamic State. (AFP/File)
19:17 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the UN general assembly Monday.

Qassem could face up to three years in jail. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

Lebanese lawyers filed a lawsuit against TV host Faisal al-Qassem Monday over his unflattering remarks about the Lebanese army.

Anti-government protests have spread throughout Bahrain since 2011. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT

A court in Bahrain has sentenced nine anti-government protesters to life in prison and has revoked their citizenship.

Islamic State militants began their assault on Kobani more than a week ago. (AFP/File)
15:20 GMT

The Turkish military has sent tanks and armored vehicles to the Turkish-Syrian border in response to shelling from Islamic State militants.

Israel officially banned the Islamic State and anyone associating with it at the beginning of September.
15:00 GMT

Police say the teacher admitted bringing the materials back to Israel from Jordan.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan slammed his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, during his speech at the World Economic Forum, 28th September, 2014 (File/AFP)
14:01 GMT

Egyptian officials condemned accusations from Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan following the premier's criticism of human rights violations in a back and forth spat between both countries.

Yemeni activists chant anti-Houthi slogans during a rally on Sept. 28 in Sana'a. Hundreds of Yemenis took to the streets demanding the departure of the Shiite rebels. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
14:01 GMT

A UN official said Houthis and their allies are in complete control of Sana'a as violence continued to flare.

A Yemeni boy walks past street art critical of U.S. drone attacks in the country (File/AFP)
13:14 GMT

Three children in Yemen were injured following a U.S. drone strike which killed three Al Qaeda militants in the northern province of Jawf.

The militants are able to enter Lebanon through the porous Lebanese-Syrian border. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT

The Lebanese army clashed with militants trying to infiltrate Lebanon on Monday.

President Ashraf Ghani prays with the electoral commission's Ahmad Yousuf Nuristani in Kabul, September 26, 2014 (File/AFP)
12:30 GMT

Afghanistan's new president Ashraf Ghani was sworn in Monday after a longstanding dispute in the country's elections.

Israel has destroyed over 500 buildings in the West Bank and East Jerusalem since 2013, leaving hundreds of Palestinian families homeless (File/AFP)
11:04 GMT

Israeli forces bulldozed a residential five-story building in Abu Dis at dawn Monday, leaving many Palestinian families homeless.

RAF Tornado GR4's fly on a mission to Iraq on Sept. 27. (AFP/Ministry of Defence)
09:57 GMT

IS fighters are reportedly just one mile away from Baghdad as reports emerge of al-Qaeda militants bolstering their ranks in Syria.

Lebanese troops deploy across the border town of Arsal, August 28, 2014 (File/AFP)
09:56 GMT

Lebanon's army clashed with militants on the outskirts of Arsal, allegedly leaving many soldiers dead or injured in the early hours of Monday morning.

Fourteen suspects were arrested in the seizure. (Image: Dubai Police)
09:39 GMT

Coalition forces seized 5,364 kg of hashish.

Jordan recently joined the likes of France, the U.S. and UK in air striking Islamic State positions in Syria (Image: U.S. Air Force)
09:31 GMT

Jordan's government on Sunday said the security situation in the country was stable amid rumours of jihadi support growing in the towns of Zarqa and Maan.