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May 21, 2014

Nadeem Nawara aged 17 and Mohammad Salameh, 16, were fatally shot while they were walking in the street (File/AFP)
16:25 GMT

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman dismissed international calls for Israel to investigate the killing of two innocent Palestinians after a video went viral of the incident.

The international community grows concerned amid the increasing violence in Libya (File/AFP)
14:52 GMT

A Chinese national was killed in Benghazi by gunmen and two people died in Tripoli as violent clashes took place.

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood have held frequent protests since Morsi was overthrown. (AFP/File)
13:45 GMT

155 Muslim Brotherhood supporters were sentenced to jail Wednesday by an Egyptian court.

Over 1 million Syrian refugees now live in Lebanon. (AFP/File)
12:26 GMT

A lack of funding has caused many Lebanese medical institutions to turn away Syrian refugees who need medical assistance.

Francois Hollande pictured with the head of Syria's National Coalition, Ahmad Jarba, at a press conference in 2013 (File/AFP)
11:56 GMT

Francois Hollande issued a strong warning to the Syrian regime on Tuesday "denouncing" Assad's alleged use of chemical weapons.

Lawmakers have failed multiple times to successfully elect a successor to President Michel Sleiman. (AFP/File)
11:41 GMT

Hezbollah MPs will boycott Thursday's parliamentary session to elect a new president.

Eight soldiers were wounded on Tuesday after they were attacked by alleged pro-Salafist militants (File/AFP)
10:39 GMT

Three militia leaders believed to be responsible for Tuesday's attack that left eight Lebanese soldiers wounded in Tripoli have handed themselves in.

Mubarak was overthrown during a popular revolution in January of 2011. (AFP/File)
10:07 GMT

Former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons have been sentenced to jail on corruption charges.

Palestinian refugees are an estimated 10% of Lebanon's population. (AFP/File)
09:36 GMT

Eight human rights organizations have asked Lebanon to halt their deportation of Palestinian refugees who are fleeing the Syrian civil war.

Militiamen stormed Libya's parliament on Sunday. (AFP/File)
08:33 GMT

Libya's election commission has proposed a June 25 election in an effort to stop recent violence.

Nusra rejected the code of honor because they say it accuses its comrades of embracing nonreligious values. (AFP/File)
08:01 GMT

The al Qaeda affiliated Nusra Front rejected a "code of honor" announced by a group of Islamist militias.

Anti-government protests have swept Bahrain since 2011. (AFP/File)
07:16 GMT

A member of Bahrain's parliament has been fired for criticizing conditions at a detention center where citizens are held for protesting against the government.

Oscar Fernandez-Taranco says a probe is needed as the two Palestinian teens were unarmed and posed zero threat to Israeli soldiers. (AFP/File)
07:02 GMT

The U.N. has called for a probe into the killing of two unarmed Palestinian teenagers in the West Bank.

Car bombs targeted Shiite-dominant neighborhoods in Baghdad earlier this week (Ahmad Al Rubaye/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Attacks throughout Iraq Tuesday left at least 13 people dead a day after election results confirmed premier Nour Maliki would continue for a third term in the leadership.

May 20, 2014

Mubarak's name has already been removed from many public facilities, but the official court order arrived Tuesday after three years of trial sessions (File Archive/AFP)
20:00 GMT

An Egypt court ruled Tuesday that ouster former dictator Hosni Mubarak and his wife's names must be removed from all national and public facilities.