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March 29, 2014

The Gaddafi family fell from power in 2011 after a popular uprising. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT

Saadi Gaddafi, who is awaiting trial in Libya, recently asked the Libyan people for forgiveness in a recorded interview filmed in prison.

Abdul Fattah al Sisi is expected to win upcoming presidential elections. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

Egypt's state television has come under fire for airing a documentary on Sisi's only rival in the upcoming presidential elections.

Egyptian police have been criticized for their heavy use of force against protestors. (AFP/File)
17:30 GMT

Four people have been killed at a protest in Cairo after clashes broke out between demonstrators and security forces.

Erdogan's reelection campaign has been marred by allegations of corruption. (AFP/File)
16:30 GMT

Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan withdrew from election rallies on Friday because reportedly needs to rest his voice.

The plan to release prisoners is deeply upsetting to some Israelis who say the Palestinian prisoners are terrorists. (AFP/File)
14:53 GMT

Israel has decided not to release Palestinian prisoners on Saturday as they had originally agreed to do.

King Abdullah and President Obama discussed Egypt, Syria, Iran, and the Mideast peace process. (AFP/File)
12:24 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah met on Friday to discuss various Mideast policies.

Prime Minister Tammam Salam hopes the effects of the security plan will be felt quickly. (AFP/File)
11:45 GMT

The Lebanese army will put into effect a new security plan in response to recent violence.

The U.S. faced criticism for its inaction in Syria, but many believe U.S. military involvement would have further fanned the flames of the complex conflict. (AFP/File)
10:46 GMT

In a televised interview Friday, U.S. President Barack Obama said military action could not have prevented the Syrian civil war.

SodaStream is one of many companies to face boycotts because of its association with Israel. (AFP/File)
10:13 GMT

The EU parliament sent a letter to EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton calling for EU firms to stop trading with companies associated with Israeli settlements.

March 28, 2014

King Abdullah and Barack Obama once close allies (File/AFP)
13:40 GMT

In an attempt to improve ties with Saudi Arabia, the U.S. president has arrived in Riyadh for brief talks.

Matthew and Grace Huang denied the charges (File/AFP)
10:42 GMT

The Doha-based couple have been found guilty of killing their adopted daughter and have been sentenced to three years in jail. The American couple were accused of starving the eight-year-old to harvest her organs.

Trapped Palestinian families caught in the middle of Syria's civil war (File/AFP)
10:15 GMT

Palestinians are continuing to struggle inside Yarmouk refugee camp, close to the Syrian capital as the humanitarian crisis worsens.

The Rafah crossing between Egypt and Gaza is a gateway for Palestinians to the outside world
09:48 GMT

Egyptian authorities allegedly seized a car and four motorcycles bound for Gaza near the Rafah crossing, destroying tunnels used for smuggling goods in the process.

Prince Muqrin is currently the second deputy prime minister of the Kingdom (AFP/File)
09:12 GMT

Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz is likely to become king in the future after being appointed as deputy crown prince, according to a Royal Court Statement.

As a result of occupation, many Palestinians are often forced to work illegally in Israel (File/AFP)
08:24 GMT

A Palestinian man was chased by Israeli police out of an industrial zone because he did not have a permit to work in Israel. After falling, he was found unconscious and was later pronounced dead.