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April 14, 2014

Militant attacks occur almost daily throughout Yemen under the current government leadership (Mohammed Huwais/AFP)
07:07 GMT

Yemenis held massive protests in Sana'a Sunday calling for the downfall of the government.

A man is helped away as dust settles following an alleged air strike by Syrian regime forces on the city of Douma, northeast of the capital Damascus, an opposition bastion since early in the revolt against President Bashar Assad. (AFP)
06:57 GMT

As fighting raged across Aleppo and Damascus, Syria's President Bashar Assad said Sunday that he was planning to run for a third term in July's elections and that the conflict was coming to a "turning point".

Pro-Israeli U.S. representatives are leading the initiative in Washington to impose sanctions against the PA (File Archive)
06:51 GMT

Palestine's envoy in Washington told media outlets Sunday that U.S. congress members are calling for sanctions against the Palestinian Authority in response to the latter body's applications to join 15 international treaties.

A file picture taken on March 12, 2014 shows Libya's interim premier Abdullah al-Thani speaking during a press conference in Tripoli. (AFP/File)
06:30 GMT

Libya’s interim Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni abruptly quits his post a week after the parliament tasked him with forming a new cabinet.

April 13, 2014

The Lebanese army will soon take control of Beirut's western neighborhood, southern suburbs, and Tariq al-Jadideh district. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT

The army and Internal Security Forces' security plan that has been implemented in the northern city of Tripoli and in the eastern Bekaa Valley will soon be brought to Beirut.

The Syrian war has seen over 150,000 civilians killed (File/AFP)
18:29 GMT

Syrian President Assad says his regime's battle with opposition fighters worked in his favour.

Last week, Israel would stop the tax money transfers in retaliation for the Palestinians pushing to sign up for more recognition from international agencies and treaties. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

Saeb Erekat, Palestine's chief negotiator with the Israelis, said "the Israeli decision to withhold these funds [from Palestine] is piracy. ... It cannot be maintained".

Over 300 people were killed in clashes during Tunisia's revolution in 2011 (File Archive/AFP)
15:00 GMT

A Tunisian military court has ordered the release of the country's former leadership who were jailed after the country's 2011 revolution.

Israeli officials say the Palestinians were arrested because they were working without permits. (AFP/File)
13:02 GMT

Israeli forces have arrested 49 Palestinians throughout the week.

Ghardaia Province has been the scene of sectarian violence since last December (AFP/File)
12:11 GMT

Two people and dozens others - including two policemen - were injured during clashes in Algeria's northern province of Ghardaia.

A suicide car bomb killed at least seven policemen in Kirkuk Sunday (File Archive/AFP)
11:52 GMT

At least a dozen people were killed in Iraq Sunday from bomb attacks in Kirkuk and Sulaiman Bek.

At least four Yemeni soldiers were killed by suspected Al Qaeda militants (File Archive/AFP)
11:25 GMT

At least four Yemeni soldiers were killed in three separate attacks throughout the country Sunday.

Prominent Israeli right-wing organizations have urged Jews to flock to Al-Aqsa Mosque during Passover in what many worshipers consider a provocation, according to Ma'an. (AFP/File)
09:59 GMT

Israeli forces stormed the Al Aqsa Mosque compound on Sunday morning, attacking worshipers with stun grenades and rubber-coated steel bullets, as Muslim worshipers braced for raids by right-wing Jewish groups as Passover approaches.

According to the U.N., over 2 million Syrians have registered as refugees. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT

The UN reports that only one fifth of pledged aid to Syrian has been delivered.

Over 90,000 Algerians in France cast their vote on the opening day of the polls (Bertrand Langlois/AFP)
08:18 GMT

France's Algerians population headed to the polls this weekend to vote in their home country's presidential election which is set to take place nationally April 17.