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April 26, 2014

Israel has neither confirmed or denied its nuclear capabilities (File/AFP)
13:03 GMT

Iran's UN envoy has said Israel is the only obstacle to a nuclear-free Middle East, accusing the Jewish state of failing to comply with international treaties for weapons of mass destruction.

Violence erupted in Tripoli again after Lebanon's army enforced a security plan on April 1 in an attempt to quell protests (File/AFP)
12:01 GMT

A military judge on Saturday charged 79 suspects with direct involvement in Tripoli clashes. In recent weeks, Lebanese authorities have cracked down on individuals thought to be involved in the violence.

The UN estimates that an estimated 400,000 Iraqis have been displaced due to violence this year (File/AFP)
10:59 GMT

Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Malki has accused Saudi Arabia of meddling in Baghdad's affairs and further antagonizing the Syrian conflict by arming rebels.

Israel reacted to the Palestinian deal by canceling all negotiations (File/AFP)
09:51 GMT

The recent reconciliation deal between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority has received the stamp of approval from neighboring Jordan.

Syrian rebels in Hama released video footage of the gas attack earlier this month, causing France and the U.S. to allege further chemical weapons were used by Assad's forces (File/AFP)
09:34 GMT

Accusations of Assad using further chemical weapons are "fabricated", according to Russia's Foreign Ministry on Friday.

Bekaa Valley is also home to thousands of Syrian refugees (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

A Bengali domestic worker was mildly injured after rockets fired from Syria landed in the outskirts of Bekaa Valley on Friday.

April 25, 2014

Protests by pro-Morsi supporters took place across Egypt on Friday where more people were injured (File/AFP)
17:19 GMT

Two people were killed and many others injured during clashes in Cairo on Friday between Muslim Brotherhood supporters and Egyptian security.

Iraq continues to struggle with deadly attacks ahead of the country's upcoming elections (File/AFP)
15:30 GMT

Terrorist attacks rocked Iraq when four soldiers along with another man were shot dead in Mosul on Thursday, official sources said.

U.S. Secretary John Kerry shakes hands with Egypt's foreign minister Nabil Fahmy during a press conference in Cairo last year (File/AFP)
14:00 GMT

Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy arrived in the United States on Thursday to begin talks on security, investment and regional issues.

Israeli settlers often attack children in the south Hebron hills with protection from the Jewish state's army (Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP)
12:14 GMT

Israeli extremist settlers attacked a Palestinian family, including seven-year-old girl in the south Hebron hills on Thursday.

The Syrian military made significant gains in the al-Qalamoun region, earlier this week (File/AFP)
11:45 GMT

Syria's military is gaining momentum and winning the war according to political analyst Mimi al-Laham.

Israeli prison authorities have constantly been criticized by human rights groups for abuse and ill treatment of Palestinian inmates (File/AFP)
10:40 GMT

Around 180 Palestinians held in Israeli prisons have gone on hunger strike to protest being detained without trial.

Israel had given the Palestinian Authority an ultimatum: Choose Hamas or Israel (File/AFP)
10:13 GMT

The PLO condemned Israel's decision to suspend all peace talks over a new unity deal between rivals Hamas and the Palestinian Authority.

London based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 30 people were killed on Friday in the busy Aleppo market (File/AFP)
09:46 GMT

Syrian fighter jets killed at least 30 people after targeting a vegetable market in the crowded Aleppo town of Atareb, opposition activists say.

The tomb of Suleyman Shah is located in the northern city of Aleppo (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Turkey's prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sent a convoy into Syria in order to guard the tomb of Suleyman Shah, the grandfather of the Ottoman Empire founder.