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March 11, 2014

Debris cover a street and flames rise from a building following a reported air strike by Syrian government forces in Aleppo. (AFP)
08:51 GMT

Pro-opposition activists said that Syrian regime aircrafts dropped a number of bombs and barrel bombs on Yabroud, as well as shelling rebel-held areas nearby.

A Jordanian woman shouts anti-Israeli slogans during a protest in front of the Israeli embassy to demand the deportation of the Israeli ambassador, on March 10, 2014, in Amman following the killing of Raed Zeiter. (AFP)
08:10 GMT

The Jordanian government demanded Monday that Israel open a full investigation in the killing of Raed Zeiter who was killed on Monday by Israeli forces at Allenby Bridge.

Yarmouk is home to the largest Palestinian refugee community in Syria. (AFP/File)
07:21 GMT

Armed militants continue to disrupt aid to Palestinian refugees inside Syria's Yarmouk Camp.

Nuns who were among a group freed after being held hostage by Islamist rebels in Syria, pray during a mass to celebrate their release at the Church of the Holy Cross in Damascus. (AFP)
07:14 GMT

The Syrian opposition said Monday that 141 women prisoners were freed from regime jails as part of a swap deal involving the release of 13 nuns abducted from the Syrian Christian town of Maaloula.

Mahmoud Abbas has gained support from his party after stating that he would never recognize Israel as a Jewish state. (AFP/File)
07:04 GMT

The Palestinian Fatah movement has expressed support for acting Palestinian Authority Chief Mahmoud Abbas’ rejection of Israel’s demand to be recognized as a “Jewish state.”

The last Arab summit was held in Doha in 2012. (AFP/File)
06:58 GMT

The last Arab summit granted the Syrian opposition a seat at the Arab League. However, the opposition is not yet ready to claim their seat.

A Syrian refugee girl looks on in a house in the Basaksehir district of Istanbul, on March 4, 2014. (AFP)
06:46 GMT

UNICEF said Monday that the number of children suffering as a result of the ongoing Syrian conflict has more than doubled over the past year, adding that hundreds of thousands of children trapped in besieged areas of the war-torn country,

Israel and Jordan signed a peace accord in 1994 and enjoy a productive relationship. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Israeli officials are open to a potential joint missile defense with Jordan and Egypt.

March 10, 2014

Prime Minister Netanyahu is fiercely critical of Iran's new government, despite Iranian attempt at reform. (AFP/File)
18:49 GMT

Israel recently intercepted a ship flying a Panamanian flag because officials believed it was carrying weapons from Iran to the Gaza Strip. Weapons were found aboard.

The Fatah party controls the West Bank. (AFP/File)
17:12 GMT

A Fatah official was shot and killed in a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon.

Prime Minister Ali Zeidan seeks to regain control of oil ports seized by Libyan rebels. (AFP/File)
16:22 GMT

The Libyan government has decided to take military action to liberate oil ports that are currently controlled by militia groups.

The land in the Jordan Valley is often contested.  (AFP/File)
15:52 GMT

Israeli bulldozers began earmarking a large piece of land in the Jordan Valley that was previously used for military exercises. It is believed that Israel plans to build more housing settlements on this land.

The Saudi religious police are a powerful force in Saudi Arabia. (AFP/File)
15:25 GMT

The Saudi religious police leveled an ancient graveyard in al Baha, a decision that angered many residents.

Allenby border crossing is frequented by numerous Jordanian Palestinians. (AFP/File)
14:46 GMT

The man shot at the King Hussein Bridge Monday was a Jordanian Palestinian judge.

The Libyan government has faced some difficulties with oil exports since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
14:19 GMT

Ali Zeidan has threatened to bomb a Korean oil tanker attempting to export oil from a rebel-controlled port.