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April 6, 2014

A picture taken on April 4, 2014 shows the reflection of a Palestinian man as he inspects the damage following an overnight Israeli air strike on Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip. (AFP)
06:29 GMT

Several targets in the Gaza Strip were hit by Israeli airstrikes on Sunday morning after a rocket fired from Gaza landed near an Israeli town on Saturday.

Anbar Province is a hotbed for al Qaeda activity. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

At least 15 soldiers have died in a blast and clashes with al Qaeda-linked militants near Fallujah.

April 5, 2014

Protests have erupted frequently in Egypt in response to the government's crackdown on journalists. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT

Egyptian journalists went on a one-day strike to protest the killing of reporters covering the anti-government protests.

The Syrian opposition has engaged in fierce battles with the Syrian Army since 2011. The opposition seeks to oust current Syrian President Bashar Assad. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT

Syrian rebels has reclaimed a town in the northern city of Aleppo.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has been attempting to reach a peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT

John Kerry recently stated that Washington has limited time and energy when it comes to Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, hinting that America's role in the negotiations may end soon.

Areas around Baghdad have been rocked by violence in the past months. Violence has hit a record high since 2008. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT

The Iraqi government has stepped up security measures before elections scheduled for later this month.

The U.S. has pledged military assistance to help Algeria battle al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the U.S. will provide "security assistance" to Algeria to help them combat al Qaeda linked-militants.

April 4, 2014

The P5 + 1 and Iran aim to reach an agreement about Iran's nuclear program. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

Iran and the P5 + 1 are meeting to discuss Iran's disputed nuclear program.

Palestinians are vying for an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

The Israeli government will go ahead with an archeology project in East Jerusalem that has angered Palestinians.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently blocked both Twitter and YouTube because both sites were used to leak stories about government corruption. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT

The Turkish government has lifted the ban on Twitter after a court ordered the ban be reversed.

Hezbollah's Resistance Brigades have come under fire for allegedly stoking tensions in Sidon's neighborhoods. (AFP/File)
09:01 GMT

Hezbollah recently decided to reactivate and boost the activities of the Resistance Brigades.

Israel settlement construction doubled in 2013. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Israeli forces have demolished multiples homes and structures belonging to Palestinian Bedouins in East Jerusalem.

April 3, 2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is spearheading efforts to reach a peace agreement between Israel and Palestine. (AFP/File)
20:04 GMT

A source close to the talks says Israelis will not go ahead with the most recent prisoner release.

The price tag attack came as a shock to the Christian community of Jish, in northern Israel (File/AFP)
13:47 GMT

Israeli extremists went on a rampage, spraying racist graffiti and slashing car tires in a predominantly Arab village, north of Tel Aviv. Police are still investigating.

U.S. Special Envoy Martin Indyk, PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat, Palestinian Intelligence officer head Majid Faraj, and Israeli negotiators Tzipi Livni and Yitzhak Molcho attended the nine-hour meeting. (AFP/File)
13:42 GMT

A heated meeting in Jerusalem ended Thursday without any sign that Israelis or Palestinians will return to the negotiating table.