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April 10, 2014

An IDF soldier walks passed a bus graffitied by Israeli settlers in the West Bank (AFP/file)
12:05 GMT

Five Israeli settlers were arrested for attacking army soldiers and vandalizing IDF vehicles, bringing the total number of arrests to eight this week.

A Syrian refugee family waits at a UNHCR registration center in Lebanon (Joseph Eid/AFP)
11:52 GMT

Some 20 Syrian refugee families with ties to the regime have returned to their hometown of Flita, according to Syrian army sources.

Lebanese army retaliated in Bab al-Tabbaneh, Tripoli (file/AFP)
10:35 GMT

Armed men opened fire on the Lebanese army, prompting an overnight battle in Tripoli, north of Lebanon.

The issue of Palestinian prisoners being released has sparked protests on both sides and delayed the peace talks. Some Israelis claim that the prisoners are terrorists and therefore should not be released. (AFP/File)
10:28 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is ready to extend peace talks past the April 29 deadline.

Israel says that Hezbollah is repeatedly violating UN resolutions. (AFP/File)
10:22 GMT

Israel has asked the United Nations to take action against Hezbollah after the party's secretary-general, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, said that his group was behind a blast that targeted Israeli troops last month.

Approximately 1,400 people have been killed in chemical weapons attacks in Syria. (AFP/File)
08:33 GMT

The U.S. and Turkey will follow up on new accusations that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons in recent months.

The latest GCC summit did not include the Qatar rift issue on the agenda (File Archive)
08:31 GMT

Kuwait expects "positive steps" to be implemented to end the Gulf rift between Qatar and other GCC countries.

Egypt is planning to hold elections for the presidency at the end of May (Khaled Desouki/AFP)
07:38 GMT

Anti-Morsi actors in Egypt are accusing the Muslim Brotherhood of trying to "infiltrate" the upcoming parliamentary elections.

Troops from Saudi Arabia and the UAE have entered Bahrain in an effort to quell demonstrations. (AFP/File)
07:29 GMT

Bahrainis continue to hold anti-government protests across the country, despite a heavy government crackdown.

More than 3,000 people have died in Iraq from violent attacks since the beginning of 2014 (Ali Al Saadi/AFP)
07:25 GMT

Violent attacks in mostly Shiite areas in Iraq left at least 34 people dead Wednesday.

A 2013 United Nations study found that 99.3 percent of Egyptian women have been sexually harassed. (AFP/File)
07:07 GMT

A UN report shows that in 2013, 99.3 percent of Egyptian women experienced some form of sexual harassment.

Hamas has called on Abbas to end negotiations with Israel and recruit regional and international opposition to the occupation (Mohamed El Shahed/AFP)
07:04 GMT

Hamas told reporters Wednesday that the Palestinian Authority should end security cooperation with Israel.

A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) shows vehicles burning in al-Khudary Street in the Karm el-Loz neighbourhood of the central Syrian city of Homs. (AFP)
06:57 GMT

At least 25 people, including women and children, have been killed in two car bomb attacks in the besieged Syrian city of Homs.

Negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis are threatening to collapse after nine months of talks. US Secretary of State John Kerry has visited the region over a dozen times in an attempt to salvage negotiations.(photo courtesy: www.thetakeaway.org)
05:00 GMT

The Arab League stated that buying time is a 'strategic objective' for Israel.

April 9, 2014

The explosion in a vegetable market outside Islamabad comes during peace talks between the Taliban and the Pakistani government. (photo courtesy: www.presstv.ir.com)
18:42 GMT

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.