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October 15, 2014

Hundreds of Palestinian children have been injured by Israeli forces in the West Bank (File/AFP)
13:41 GMT

An unexploded Israeli bomb injured three Palestinian children late Tuesday while they were playing close to their home in Hebron.

Lebanon is home to 1.5 million Syrian refugees living in dire conditions across farmland or empty fields (File/AFP)
13:27 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama said he would continue to support America's humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.

At least 10 Palestinians were injured and four arrested during clashes with Israeli police in Jerusalem (File/AFP)
13:15 GMT

At least 10 Palestinians were injured Wednesday in Jerusalem after Israeli police continued with a three-day crackdown on Al Aqsa worshipers.

The Syrian regime has seen several officials' deaths since the revolution began in 2011, most notably in a bomb attack on a high-government meeting in Damascus in 2012 which killed Assad's brother-in-law and three others. (AFP/File)
12:59 GMT

A Syrian parliamentary member was assassinated Tuesday night when his car came under heavy gunfire while traveling along a central roadway in the Hama province. Reports of his involvement in pro-government militia indicate a targeted attack.

The joint GCC force will also handle the protection of commercial routes and the Gulf nations' economic interests. (AFP/File)
12:38 GMT

The GCC countries are looking into measures to establish a joint naval force capable of defending the security of the Gulf region.

Benghazi has witnessed intense fighting since May. (AFP/File)
11:46 GMT

Libya’s retired General Khalifa Haftar has announced that his forces are ready to liberate the northeastern city of Benghazi from other armed groups.

Violent clashes continue in Damascus' rural regions. (AFP/File)
10:03 GMT

Warplanes continue to bomb IS targets in Kobani as fighting continues across Syria.

"We will make our utmost effort to make the best use of the negotiations in these days in Vienna to settle problems,” said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. (AFP/File)
09:44 GMT

Iran and the P5+1 have agreed to extend nuclear talks in Vienna.

At least three students were injured in the brawl. (AFP/File)
08:21 GMT

Students at Istanbul University have described the terrifying moments when supporters of the Islamic State jihadist group went on the rampage on their campus.

Egypt has witnessed a series of bombings and assassinations since the overthrow of Mohammed Morsi. (AFP/File)
07:41 GMT

A strong blast ripped through a busy district in central Cairo on Tuesday night, leaving 12 injured.

Iraqi Shia cities have been witnessing deadly bombings over the past few days. (AFP/File)
07:07 GMT

At least 21 people have been killed in a bomb attack in a Shia neighborhood in Baghdad.

The seven men were found guilty of killing 25 Egyptian soldiers in an ambush last year (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

An Egyptian court sentenced seven men to death after finding them guilty of killing 25 soldiers in the Sinai Peninsula last year.

October 14, 2014

A Jewish settler attempted to head-butt the Palestinian woman while other Israelis spat at Arabs from their home windows in Jerusalem (File/AFP)
20:22 GMT

A Palestinian woman is recovering after an Israeli settler attempted to head-butt her outside the Al-Aqsa compound in Jerusalem.

Secretary of State John Kerry said the aid money would be distributed for a variety of projects (File/AFP)
19:39 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pledged $414 million in aid for Palestinians, to be distributed through USAID and UNRWA for various projects.

Student clashes with police have been commonplace since former president Mohamed Morsi was ousted in 2013 (File/AFP)
19:01 GMT

Up to 30 students were arrested in Alexandria University following clashes with security forces Tuesday, according to an interior ministry statement.