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January 19, 2015

Yemeni soldiers block streets around the presidential palace in the capital Sanaa on Monday as fierce clashes erupted between the presidential guard and members of the Shiite Houthi movement. (AFP/Mojammed Huwais)
10:46 GMT

Houthi rebels have allegedly taken over the country's state news agency and television station after clashes broke out earlier Monday morning.

Lebanese troops stand at a checkpoint in the border town of Arsal, August 9, 2014. (AFP/File)
10:32 GMT

Up to 700 moderate rebels allegedly pledged allegiance to Daesh along Syria's border with Lebanon where the militant group is gearing up to launch further attacks.

Israeli soldiers raid the West Bank refugee camp of Jalazon near Ramallah, June 12, 2014. (AFP/File)
10:20 GMT

Israeli forces on Monday detained eight Palestinians across the West Bank in predawn raids of family homes, according to security sources.

The EU council will try to keep Hamas on the terror blacklist, despite a ruling for their removal by the General Court of the European Ruling in December 2014. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT

An EU spokeswoman announced on Twitter that the EU Council will appeal the removal of Hamas from the EU terror list.

The clashes occurred days after Houthi militants abducted the Yemini president's chief of staff. (AFP/File)
09:42 GMT

Fresh clashes broke out between Houthi militants and presidential guards Monday in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa.

Twenty-two people were treated at Soroka Hospital in Beersheba following the incident. (AFP/Getty Images/Xaume Olleros)
09:08 GMT

A Palestinian man died from tear gas inhalation at a funeral for Sami al-Jaar, 22, who was shot dead last week while standing on the patio of his home during clashes between police and local youths in the neighborhood.

Movements along both sides of the border are being closely monitored with night goggles and binoculars. (AFP/Getty Images/Mahmoud Zayyat)
08:57 GMT

UNIFIL and the Lebanese Army boosted border patrol following an Israeli airstrike on Syria's Golan Heights that killed nine people, including six Hezbollah officers.

A Palestinian child stands amidst rubble in al-Tufah, east of Gaza City, October 19, 2014. (AFP/File)
07:54 GMT

Israeli officials have begun lobbying member-states of the ICC in a bid to cut its funding following a probe into war crimes committed across Palestine.

The plane crashed into electrical power-lines while attempting to land. (AFP/File)
06:59 GMT

The military cargo plane crashed in Idlib while trying to land at Abu al-Duhur military airport due to heavy fog, resulting in 35 soldier deaths.

Lebanon's army launched a widespread arrest campaign against terror cells due to a rise of attacks in recent months. (AFP/File)
06:28 GMT

Lebanese security forces arrested four suspects over the weekend for being involved in terror acts as part of the country's clampdown on militants.

Cameroon’s army soldiers deployed as part of a reinforcement of its military forces against Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram. (AFP/Reinnier Kaze)
06:00 GMT

Boko Haram militants attacked northern Cameroon abducting 60 people as a contingent of soldiers from neighboring Chad arrived in the central African country to battle the Nigeria-based terrorists.

The two assemblies support two different governments headquartered in the two respective cities as well as two military entities. While the House has the support of much of the Libyan army and troops loyal to army commander Khalifa Haftar, the Congress is backed by Islamist militias which helped topple Gaddafi in 2011.(AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
05:00 GMT

The General National Congress agreed to attend the UN-sponsored dialogue shortly after the internationally recognized House of Representatives called for a cease fire.

January 18, 2015

One of the bombs was found under a statue of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the secular Turkish Republic. (AFP/Getty/Ozan Kose)
18:13 GMT

A bomb exploded near a fuel substation, while two more were found and detonated in a controlled environments by explosive experts. There were no reported injuries.

Syria said last month that Israeli jets had bombed areas near Damascus international airport and in the town of Dimas, near the border with Lebanon. (AFP/Jack Guez)
17:14 GMT

Israeli helicopters fired two missiles into the Syria's Golan Height, killing nine including Jihad Mughniyeh, the son of Hezbollah's slain top military commander Imad Mughniyeh.

Pakistani religious party leaders raise their hands in solidarity at a protest against the printing of satirical sketches of the Prophet Muhammad by French magazine Charlie Hebdo, in Lahore on January 18, 2015. (AFP/Arif Ali)
16:29 GMT

More than 5,000 people rallied in Pakistan in protest against French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, for publishing cartoons of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.