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April 13, 2014

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.

Kuwait's opposition held a conference last week about their new initiative, the "national political reform programme" (Yasser Al Zayyat/AFP)
07:55 GMT

Kuwait has imposed a news blackout on reports related to a recording that suggests there is a plot to overthrow the ruling government.

The U.S. recently listed Ansar Beit Maqdis as a terrorist group (File Archive/AFP)
07:33 GMT

Egyptian troops have allegedly killed a prominent Sinai Peninsula militant this weekend.

Aleppo, Syria's largest city, has seen fierce fighting since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011. (AFP/File)
07:32 GMT

Government forces battled rebel fighters in Aleppo in the fiercest fighting since 2012.

Amnesty International have slammed Egypt's controversial counter-terrorism law. (AFP/File)
07:25 GMT

Amnesty International issued a statement this weekend denouncing a counter-terrorism law drafted by the Egyptian government, saying that it must be scrapped or fundamentally revised.

An Israeli border guard aims his weapon at Palestinians stone throwers during clashes in the center of the West Bank town of Hebron on April 11, 2014. (AFP PHOTO/ HAZEM BADER)
06:41 GMT

Israeli forces surrounded the central West Bank village of Nabi Saleh and declared it a "closed military zone" on Saturday, subsequently injuring two Palestinian civilians, a local group said.

The Syrian opposition and regime both blame each other for Saturday's attack. (AFP/File)
06:28 GMT

The Syrian regime and opposition forces accused each other on Saturday of carrying out a chemical attack on the village of Kafr Zeita, located in the embattled country’s western-central province of Hama.

The World Bank recently reported that Ben Ali embezzled billions of dollars. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Switzerland will hand over $40 million to Tunisia. The money comes from a Swiss bank account belonging to former dictator Ben Ali.

April 12, 2014

Yemeni security forces have been the target of multiple attacks since 2012. (AFP/File)
19:24 GMT

At least one soldier is dead after gunmen fired on an army vehicle in Hadramawt Province.

Massive protests for government reform began in 2011. (AFP/File)
18:30 GMT

The Opposition Coalition in Kuwait is suggesting major government reforms, such as instituting political parties.

Many Libyans want a larger share of oil profits. (AFP/File)
16:46 GMT

Anti-government protestors forced the Zawiya oil terminal to close and blocked the entrance to the port, preventing oil workers from entering.

According to the Israeli Committee against House Demolitions, over 100 structures have been demolished in 2014 alone. (AFP/File)
14:40 GMT

The Israeli government has demolished several humanitarian residential buildings that were partially funded by the EU.

One person was killed after demonstrators clashed with Egyptian police in Alexandria. (AFP/File)
13:55 GMT

Clashes between anti-government protestors and security forces have left one dead in Alexandria.