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December 10, 2014

Separately, a Palestinian man recently asked Livix to assassinate Barack Obama in Israel. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

An American, Adam Everett Livix, was indicted in Tel Aviv on Tuesday for charges that include obtaining plastic explosives from Israeli soldiers with the apparent intention of harming Muslim holy sites.

December 9, 2014

The U.S. has tightened security at embassies worldwide fearing blow back after the release of the report. (AFP/File)
18:48 GMT

A Senate Intelligence Committee report, released Tuesday, called the CIA's interrogation of terrorism suspects after Sept. 11, 2001, more brutal than it acknowledged to the White House or to the public.

Militant groups in Yemen frequently target Yemeni security forces. (AFP/File)
17:57 GMT

A branch of al-Qaeda in Yemen has claimed responsibility for twin car bombings which left seven soldiers dead in southeast of the country.

Bahrain has dealt with widespread unrest since protests began in 2011. (AFP/File)
16:39 GMT

Bahrain's Interior Ministry says a policeman who lost his life in a blast southwest of the capital Manama was a Jordanian officer who was present in the kingdom under a security exchange program.

Egypt was brought in November in front of the UN’s top human rights body for a litany of rights abuses, including its crackdown, mass arrests and unfair trials targeting mainly Mursi supporters, journalists and activists, described as “unprecedented in recent history.” (AFP/File)
15:35 GMT

An Egyptian court sentenced leading political activist and blogger Ahmed Douma to three years in prison for "insulting court judges."

The UN raised more than $80 million after launching a 72-hour campaign to raise funds for food. (AFP/File)
14:39 GMT

The United Nation's food agency has said it is resuming food assistance to Syrian refugees after having suspended aid to 1.7 million displaced people last week due to a lack of funds.

Iraqi Prime Minister Abadi requests more airstrikes to combat ISIL. (AFP/File)
14:34 GMT

With the recent success of the anti-ISIL campaign, Iraq presses the US to increase support and escalate their attacks.

US Senator Dianne Feinstein led the Senate Intelligence Committee efforts to review and release the torture report. (AFP/file)
12:26 GMT

The US will release a much-anticipated report on post-9/11 CIA torture and interrogation methods. Embassies are tightening security in preparation for backlash.

Bahrain's Interior Ministry has launched an investigation into the attack. (AFP/File)
11:05 GMT

A Bahraini policeman was killed in an explosion southwest of the country's capital, Manama, on Monday night.

Over 2,160 Palestinians were killed during Israeli attacks in Gaza this year. (AFP/File)
10:29 GMT

An Amnesty International report accused Israel of committing war crimes during its 51-day attack in the Gaza Strip.

US Defense Secretary Hagel plans to visit US troops and meet with Iraqi leaders. (AFP/File)
10:21 GMT

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel made an unannounced trip to Baghdad Tuesday in order to discuss security and ISIL.

Libya's two rival governments will begin peace talks next week. (AFP/File)
09:53 GMT

The United Nations postponed Libya's peace talks to next week in order to give the rival parties time to work out the details.

A Palestinian protester runs for cover as an Israeli military vehicle sprays a foul-smelling spray known as "skunk" during clashes following a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel. (AFP/File)
09:15 GMT

A mob of Israeli settlers stabbed a 12-year-old Palestinian boy in the Old City of Hebron Monday night, medical sources told Ma'an.

Bombs targeting Houthi militiamen exploded in the Yemeni capital early in the morning, injuring several people according to police. (AFP/File)
08:58 GMT

Six soldiers were killed and several others injured in southeastern Yemen after car bombs exploded outside military headquarters.

Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood is the country's biggest opposition party, has operated legally for decades and has substantial grassroots support. (Photo: AFP)
07:06 GMT

Jordan charges deputy leader of the Muslim Brotherhood with "souring ties with a foreign country".