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May 20, 2014

Militants in the Sinai Peninsula frequently target pipelines. (AFP/File)
08:31 GMT

Militants in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula have once again bombed a gas pipeline.

Lebanese officials say Israel has violated UN Council Resolution 1701. (AFP/File)
07:09 GMT

Lebanon is filing complaints with the U.N. over Israel's violation of its sovereignty.

“They [displaced Palestinians] are, they remain, refugees. Their descendants remain refugees,” James Lindsay, a lawyer and former general counsel to UNRWA from 2000 to 2007, said. (AFP/File)
07:03 GMT

Israeli envoy Ron Prosor publicly blasted the UN Palestinian agency on Monday, arguing that it "fuels false promises" when it comes to the right of return of the Palestinian people.

Ben Ali was overthrown in 2011 via a popular uprising. (AFP/File)
06:53 GMT

Tunisia has formed a commission to investigate abuses inflicted upon the people by former dictator Zine el Abidine Ben Ali.

The U.S. embassy in Tripoli. (File image)
06:45 GMT

U.S. officials are considering closing the American embassy in Libya a day after violence broke out Sunday in the capital city of Tripoli.

Attacks on police and army personnel have become frequent across Egypt since the ouster of Morsi last July. (AFP/File)
06:35 GMT

Three soldiers were killed and nine others were injured early on Tuesday morning in a driveby shooting that took place in Nasr City, east Cairo.

Tzipi Livni recently came under fire for meeting with Mahmoud Abbas. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni defended her decision to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

May 19, 2014

Nouri al Maliki is expected to remain Prime Minister. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki's party has won the most seats in recent parliamentary elections.

Libya's militias have grown immensely powerful since the ouster of Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
18:44 GMT

Saudi Arabia has suspended all diplomatic work in Libya due to recent violence.

Cairo's universities have been the site of many protests and bombings since Morsi's ouster. (AFP/File)
18:19 GMT

Multiple people were injured when a bomb detonated at Ain Shams University in eastern Cairo.

Recent violence in Libya has left nearly 80 people dead and over 140 injured. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

The European Union on Monday expressed "deep concern" over recent developments in Libya after armed groups launched attacks on Tripoli's parliamnet and an eastern airbase.

General Khalifa Hafter says he seeks to crush the Islamist militias who have carried out multiple deadly attacks in recent months. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT

The army chief has ordered Libya's Islamist militias to come to Tripoli in response to gunmen storming the parliament on Sunday.

Police in Sinai are often targeted by the Egypt-based militant Islamist gorup Ansar Beit Al Maqdis (File Archive/AFP)
15:00 GMT

At least two Egyptian policemen were killed in Minya this weekend, according to the Interior Ministry.

Maliki is expected to remain in power in Iraq for a third term. (AFP/File)
13:36 GMT

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is expected to remain in office for a third term with his party having reportedly won a majority of the seats in the April 30 parliamentary elections.

Hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters have been jailed and sentenced to death since Morsi's overthrow. (AFP/File)
13:27 GMT

A Cairo court acquitted 169 people who are loyal to former president Morsi on Monday.