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March 30, 2014

Students at Azhar were protesting Sisi's decision to run for president in upcoming elections. (AFP/File)
17:17 GMT

Riot police stormed Azhar University Sunday to stop students who were protesting against Abdel Fattah al Sisi.

Lebanese soldiers patrol the streets of Tripoli where the neighboring war in Syria has heightened tensions between various sects living in the restive northern city (Anwar Amro/AFP)
17:00 GMT

Lebanon's army released a statement this week vowing to "fight terrorism" as attacks continued in Tripoli and Arsal this weekend.

Asylum seekers from Sudan and Eritrea say they are treated more like criminals than refugees. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT

Refugees mainly from Sudan and Eritrea are taking to the streets to protest Israel's controversial refugee policies. Asylum seekers are often detained for prolonged periods of time by the Israeli government or deported back to their countries.

Security forces are frequently targeted by militants in the Sinai Peninsula. (AFP/File)
13:08 GMT

One solider was killed after militants attacked a bus in the Sinai Peninsula Sunday.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced plans earlier this year for more settlements to be constructed in Hebron by the end of the year (Hazem Bader/AFP)
13:00 GMT

Israeli settlers attacked Palestinian homes in the West Bank city of Hebron Sunday on the anniversary of Land Day.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told reporters Sunday that the prisoner release delay may go on for days (Baz Ratner/AFP)
10:56 GMT

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has been "exerting all efforts" to negotiate with Israelis for the fourth and final prisoner release. Israel, on the other hand, says that the prisoner debate still may go on "for a number of days," according to Prime MInister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The Abyan province was under AQAP control until government backed forces reclaimed the area in 2012. (AFP/File)
10:29 GMT

Two members of the Popular Resistance Committees were killed in an overnight ambush.

Iraqi government forces allegedly confiscated vehicles from militants in Ramadi this weekend (Azhar Shallal/AFP)
10:20 GMT

At least five people were killed in Sunni-majority areas in Iraq Sunday.

Abdel Fattah al Sisi is the favorite in the upcoming presidential election. (AFP/File)
09:43 GMT

Abdel Fattah al Sisi has allegedly formed a new rapid intervention force that is capable of reaching all parts of Egypt.

Former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali ruled Tunisia for 24 years. (AFP/File)
09:09 GMT

The World Bank released a new report that says Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia's former dictator, embezzled billions of dollars during his rule.

Israeli soldiers take aim at Palestinian protesters earlier this month (Hazem Bader/AFP)
07:30 GMT

Israeli forces used tear gas against a demonstration in Jerusalem Saturday marking Land Day as Palestinians wait for the fourth and final group of prisoners to be released as part of the ongoing peace talks.

Prime Minister Erdogan has been rallying support throughout Turkey in preparation for upcoming presidential elections. (AFP/File)
07:25 GMT

Local elections began in Turkey today. The results will have implications for the presidential elections in August.

This most recent attack is most likely the work of an radical Islamist group that disagrees with Hezbollah's participation in the Syrian conflict. (AFP/File)
07:09 GMT

A suicide attack at a military checkpoint on the outskirts of Arsal has killed three soldiers and wounded four others.

Egypt's former military chief Abdel Fattah Al Sisi also made his long-awaited announcement this week that he will be running for president in the upcoming elections (Khaled Desouki/AFP)
07:07 GMT

Fires at an unofficial fuel depository that is used for smuggling energy supplies out of Egypt left at least 10 people dead and dozens injured this weekend.

Nasrallah has been the head of Hezbollah since 1992. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Hasan Nasrallah hinted in a recent speech that Hezbollah could boycott the National Dialogue because of fierce criticism from Lebanese President Michel Sleiman.