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March 25, 2014

Arab leaders gathered at Kuwait summit. (AFP/file)
12:16 GMT

Qatar's emir condemns fellow Arab countries at Kuwait summit.

Syria's chemical weapons stockpile was allegedly used to gas the Damascus suburb of Ghouta in August 2013. (AFP/File)
10:14 GMT

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has expressed satisfaction with the progress in the operation to remove Syria's chemical weapons.

Ali Benflis is credited with establishing the most influential human rights organization in the country. (AFP/File)
08:45 GMT

Ali Benflis, a former prime minister and candidate in the upcoming presidential elections, recently slammed current president Abdelaziz Bouteflika's record.

A Syrian flag (C) is displayed next to the empty Syrian seat during the opening session of the Arab League Foreign Ministers' meeting in Kuwait City on March 23, 2014 ahead of the annual Arab League summit. (AFP)
08:02 GMT

As the Arab Summit kicks off in Kuwait Tuesday, the ongoing Syrian conflict is expected to take centre stage of the talks whilst an ongoing spat between Gulf states over Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is likely to stay off the agenda.

The defendants are accused of killing a police officer during a protest in August. (AFP/File)
07:45 GMT

The defense team for the Morsi supporters who were recently sentenced to death will appeal the verdict.

Abbas reportedly agreed to extend the peace talks if Israel makes some concessions. (AFP)
07:12 GMT

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has agreed to extend the peace talks if certain conditions are met - including Israel freezing all settlement construction and releasing more Palestinian prisoners.

A Syrian woman cries as she leaves a residential block reportedly hit by an explosives-filled barrel dropped by a government forces helicopter on March 18, 2014 in Aleppo. (KHALED KHATIB/AFP)
06:50 GMT

Human Rights Watch said Monday that the Syrian regime's use of barrel bombs in Aleppo was tantamount to terrorism and that civilians are the main recipients of the bombs' brutality.

Muammar Gaddafi ruled from 1969 until 2011. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Two of Gaddafi's sons and multiple aides are set to stand trial on April 14th.

March 24, 2014

Egypt's main cities have frequently erupted in protest since Mohmmad Morsi's overthrow. (AFP/File)
19:54 GMT

The anti-coup alliance is calling for mass protests throughout Egypt in response to the death sentences recently handed out to members of the Muslim Brotherhood.

A three-year long war rages in Syria as Bashar Assad struggles to remain on his throne. (AFP/File)
15:42 GMT

A cousin of Syrian President Bashar Assad died near the town of Kasab on Sunday.

Tripoli is experiencing increased violence because of the conflict in Syria. (AFP/File)
15:06 GMT

The Lebanese Army defused two sticks of dynamite found at the Lebanese University in Tripoli. No one was injured.

Lebanese soldiers are seen deployed on a street in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on March 14, 2014. Two people were killed, including a 10-year-old girl, in the Lebanese city of Tripoli, the day before. The death toll has now risen to 26 over 12 days. (AFP)
12:32 GMT

Over the past 12 days of clashes in Lebanon's restive northern city of Tripoli, 26 people - most of them civilians - have lost their lives.

UN Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi says that returning to the table for peace talks is currently out of the question, saying that the criteria for resuming talks has yet to be met (File Archive)
11:45 GMT

UN Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi told reporters in Kuwait Monday that holding another round of peace talks between Syria's ruling government and the opposition is currently "out of the question."

Sisi is expected to win the elections if he runs for president. (AFP/File)
10:21 GMT

Former Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa has said that Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi will shortly - in the upcoming couple of days - announce his presidential bid.

Regime forces have also been pounding the city of Aleppo with air strikes over the past months, reducing Syria's second largest city to rubble (Baraa Halabi/AFP)
10:20 GMT

Syrian rebel forces allegedly claimed a key village on the Turkish border Monday.