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March 26, 2014

Egypt's security forces have been trying to eradicate militants in Sinai since Morsi's ouster in 2013. (AFP/File)
14:55 GMT

Security forces in North Sinai have arrested 21 suspected militants and destroyed eight tunnels connecting the border town of Rafah with the Palestinian Gaza Strip, the army reported Wednesday.

Palestinian boats are permitted to fish up to six nautical miles from the Gaza coast. (AFP/File)
14:48 GMT

Israeli warships on Wednesday fired at and injured four Palestinian fishermen who were in their fishing boats off the southern coast of the Gaza Strip.

All potential presidential candidates must submit their bid to Egypt's Presidential Elections Committee on March 30 (File Archive/AFP)
13:38 GMT

Egypt's defense minister is expected to announce his resignation Thursday.

Kerry arrived to Amman Wednesday to meet with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in an effort to save the crumbling peace talks (Jacquelyn Marti/AFP)
13:20 GMT

Washington has suggested the idea of releasing Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard in a last-ditch effort to save the crumbling Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

Syria rebels have also been fighting along the Deir Ezzor front in recent weeks (Ahmad Aboud/AFP)
12:46 GMT

Opposition and regime fighters clashed in another part of Latakia province only days after continuous fighting near the Kasab border crossing.

The Arab league also condemned the Syrian government and called for a political solution to end the three-year war in its final summit statement (Yasser Al Zayyat/AFP)
11:27 GMT

Arab league leaders announced their official support to fully back Palestinians' refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state and also condemned the Syrian government's killings in a final statement released at the end of the league's two-day summit in Kuwait.

Ali Zeidan was ousted from the premier post earlier this month (File Archive/AFP)
10:12 GMT

Ousted Libyan Prime Minister has described his country as in "danger of becoming an Al Qaeda terror base," particularly in terms of attacks directed at EU countries.

Assad publicly expressed earlier this month that he hopes the next Lebanese president "would support the resistance axis" (File Archive/AFP)
09:15 GMT

A report was released Wednesday that indicates that Syrian President Bashar Al Assad's administration has called on its Lebanese allies to prevent the neighboring countries elections.

Nearly 107,000 Syrians live in Zaatari Refugee Camp located in Jordan's Mafraq governorate (File Archive)
07:43 GMT

Jordan will open its third refugee camp next month to take pressure off the country's main Zaatari camp.

Abbas will meet with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Amman Wednesday (File Archive)
07:01 GMT

President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel Tuesday of purposefully delaying the fourth and final prisoner release in an effort to "dodge" the peace agreement deal conditions from July 2013.

Guards stand outside the courtroom where the Muslim Brotherhood members were sentenced to death earlier this week (AFP)
06:53 GMT

The United States expressed opposition against Egypt's recent decision to sentence 529 Muslim Brotherhood members to the death sentence, describing the act as "unconscionable."

Israeli Ground Forces Command is upgrading its systems to better prepare for the possibility of a ground invasion against Hezbollah, according to the Jerusalem Post's military source (File Archive)
06:40 GMT

An Israeli army official told media sources this week that only a full-scale ground offensive will defeat Hezbollah.

Kerry's meeting with Abbas in Amman comes ahead of the tentative fourth and final release of pre-Oslo Palestinian prisoners scheduled for the end of this month (File Archive/AFP)
05:00 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in Amman Wednesday.

March 25, 2014

Egypt's Adly Mansour wants the Arab League to implement the treaty before the end of June (File Archive/AFP)
20:00 GMT

Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour called on Arab ministers Tuesday to discuss the implementation of an Arab counter-terrorism treaty before the end of June.

Suicide bomb cars detonated in Baghdad's Saidiyah Tuesday, killing three and wounding eight others (File Archive/AFP)
19:00 GMT

At least 19 people were killed in violence across Iraq Tuesday.