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March 26, 2014

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.

78 out of the 104 prisoners have been released since last July (File Archive)
18:00 GMT

The Palestinian Authority renewed calls Tuesday to lobby the UN if Israel does not release the fourth group of Palestinian prisoners as agreed under the current conditions of the ongoing peace negotiations.

Campaign posters for PM Maliki's third terms cover Baghdad (Ahmad Al Rubaye/AFP)
17:00 GMT

The entire board of Iraq's electoral commissioned resigned Tuesday in protest of what they have described as "political and judicial interference."

The Gaza Flotilla was intended to bring much needed aid supplies to the blockaded Palestinian territory (File Archive)
16:10 GMT

Ankara announced Tuesday that Israel will finally compensate the families of the Turkish activists who were killed four years ago by IDF soldiers during the 2010 Gaza flotilla raid.

At least seven were killed during the gun attack at the army checkpoint Tuesday (Ahmed Al Rubaye/AFP)
15:46 GMT

A gun attack on a government army patrol north of Baghdad left at least seven people dead and 13 others wounded.

The Nusra Front is one of many groups fighting to topple Bashar Assad. (AFP/File)
14:46 GMT

Syrian rebels seized the strategic town of Samra early Tuesday.

Egyptian relatives of supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi cry sitting outside the courthouse on March 24, 2014 in the southern province of Minya, after the court sentenced 529 Muslim Brotherhood members to death.
14:13 GMT

The United Nations on Tuesday criticized an Egyptian court’s decision to sentence 529 Muslim Brotherhood to death, saying that it contravened international law.

Ahmed Jarba is representing the Syrian opposition at the summit in Kuwait. (AFP/File)
13:15 GMT

Ahmed Jarba asked Arab leaders to supply the opposition with better weaponry.

Supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi have endured a bloody crackdown since 2013. (AFP/File)
12:36 GMT

Roughly 700 Morsi supporters will be tried at the Minya Criminal Court on Tuesday.

Lebanese army soldiers take positions near the capital's Tariq Jedideh district, following clashes between pro- and anti-Damascus factions on March 23, 2014. The Syrian conflict is increasingly spilling over into Lebanon. (ANWAR AMRO/AFP)
12:22 GMT

Two rockets fired from Syria hit Tuesday the outskirts of Hor Taala, near the eastern Lebanese city of Baalbek, security sources said.

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

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