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June 17, 2014

Violence in Iraq is quickly becoming a crisis as ISIL militants continue to take over Iraqi cities. (AFP/File)
07:37 GMT

Britain has proposed a ban on ISIL under the British Terrorism Act.

Many Americans are weary of sending troops to Iraq again after the long and unsuccessful U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. (AFP/File)
07:25 GMT

The U.S. is deploying several hundred troops in and around Iraq.

The police officer allegedly died while exchanging fire with members of the Muslim Brotherhood. (AFP/File)
06:57 GMT

An Egyptian police officer died after an exchange of gunfire in south Cairo.

U.K Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said Britain may provide "passive assistance." (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

England's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said Monday that the U.K. will not stand in the way if the U.S. decides to take military action in Iraq.

June 16, 2014

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab made the announcement Monday. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

Egypt's new cabinet will not include the controversial Ministry of Information.

El-Shamy has been held for nearly 10 months. (AFP/File)
19:30 GMT

Al-Jazeera journalist Abdullah el-Shamy was granted release on Monday by Egypt's general prosecutor.

Current Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to be the AFP party's candidate and run for reelection. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

Turkey's two main opposition parties have picked a joint candidate for the upcoming presidential election.

Iraqi forces have been battling ISIL militants for control of Iraq. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT

The prime minister of Iraqi Kurdistan has arrived in Tehran for talks about the Iraq crisis.

ISIL claims to have massacred over 1,000 Iraqi Shias in Tikrit on Sunday. (AFP/File)
14:28 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in an interview that the U.S. is considering air strikes in Iraq.

The controversial law says Egyptians may only demonstrate in police-sanctioned protests. (AFP/File)
12:01 GMT

Egyptian political groups who oppose Egypt's controversial protest law have called on their supporters to gather at Egypt's State Council on Tuesday.

Israel has been conducting raids and making arrests while searching for the missing teens. (AFP/File)
11:16 GMT

Israeli forces have arrested a Palestinian parliament speaker in their search for three missing Israeli teens.

The al-Qaeda inspired ISIL continues its siege of Iraqi cities. (AFP/File)
10:34 GMT

The ISIL captured Tal Afar Monday.

The P5 +1 reached an interim nuclear deal in Geneva in 2013. (AFP/File)
10:08 GMT

A new round of nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5 + 1 begins today in Vienna.

Clashes broke out during a night raid in the refugee camp. (AFP/File)
08:22 GMT

Israeli troops shot and killed a young Palestinian man in a refugee camp north of Ramallah during a night raid.

Several demonstrations have taken place in Kurdish-majority areas over the construction of new army posts. (AFP/File)
08:10 GMT

A Kurdish teenager has been killed during a protest in the Turkish city of Adana.