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April 10, 2014

More than 3,000 people have died in Iraq from violent attacks since the beginning of 2014 (Ali Al Saadi/AFP)
07:25 GMT

Violent attacks in mostly Shiite areas in Iraq left at least 34 people dead Wednesday.

A 2013 United Nations study found that 99.3 percent of Egyptian women have been sexually harassed. (AFP/File)
07:07 GMT

A UN report shows that in 2013, 99.3 percent of Egyptian women experienced some form of sexual harassment.

Hamas has called on Abbas to end negotiations with Israel and recruit regional and international opposition to the occupation (Mohamed El Shahed/AFP)
07:04 GMT

Hamas told reporters Wednesday that the Palestinian Authority should end security cooperation with Israel.

A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) shows vehicles burning in al-Khudary Street in the Karm el-Loz neighbourhood of the central Syrian city of Homs. (AFP)
06:57 GMT

At least 25 people, including women and children, have been killed in two car bomb attacks in the besieged Syrian city of Homs.

Negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis are threatening to collapse after nine months of talks. US Secretary of State John Kerry has visited the region over a dozen times in an attempt to salvage negotiations.(photo courtesy: www.thetakeaway.org)
05:00 GMT

The Arab League stated that buying time is a 'strategic objective' for Israel.

April 9, 2014

The explosion in a vegetable market outside Islamabad comes during peace talks between the Taliban and the Pakistani government. (photo courtesy: www.presstv.ir.com)
18:42 GMT

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Human rights groups around the world criticized the Egyptian ruling. (AFP/File)
18:04 GMT

The men were sentenced for wearing women's clothing and organizing sex parties.

Previous hearings for Morsi's cases have been delayed for protests, lack of evidence, and even weather (File Archive/AFP)
13:38 GMT

An Egyptian appeal court ruled Wednesday that the original judges hearing two cases on former president Mohammed Morsi are not allowed to be replaced in future hearings.

 Members of the Syrian Red Crescent arrive with aid at the rebel controlled Jisr al-Haj checkpoint in the Bustan al-Qasr district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on April 8, 2014. It's the first time aid has been delivered to Aleppo in 10 months. (AFP)
12:19 GMT

Much needed aid and humanitarian supplies were delivered to rebel-held areas of Aleppo by the Syrian Red Crescent and the UN on Wednesday for the first time in 10 months

Opposition leader Isaac Herzog said Netanyahu is "giving fuel and matches to those who hate Israel. (AFP/File)
11:45 GMT

In the wake of the Mideast peace talk's failure, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has instructed all Israeli government ministries to cease civilian and economic cooperation with the Palestinian Authority.

Italy had to deny that the U.S. had vetoed weapons bound for the Lebanese Army. (AFP/File)
11:04 GMT

Italy’s ambassador to Lebanon denied that the United States had 'vetoed' weapons bound for the Lebanese Army in remarks published Wednesday.

Since 2013, violence has been escalating in Iraq. (AFP/File)
10:12 GMT

A series of car bombs hit Baghdad's Shiite neighborhoods on Wednesday, killing at least 13 people according to officials.

Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, has been accused by the Syrian government of having an overwhelming bias towards the opposition. (AFP/File)
08:47 GMT

The Syrian regime has claimed that UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay is biased towards the opposition, slamming her recent accusations that Damascus has committed human rights violations.

Syrian regime fighters ousted rebels from Yabroud last month (File Archive)
08:00 GMT

The Syrian regime forces have "stepped up their offensive" on the last rebel stronghold in the strategic Qalamoun area, Rankous.

Egypt security forces have been deployed to Aswan in an effort to end the clashes (Ahmed El Moghrabi/AFP)
07:29 GMT

Inter-tribal clashes in Egypt's Aswan has now left 26 dead as of Tuesday and an additional 56 injured.