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May 28, 2014

President Bashar al Assad is running for reelection despite the ongoing civil war in Syria. (AFP/File)
10:17 GMT

Syrian expats are heading to the polls in various countries to vote in Syria's presidential elections.

Lebanon's southern border has continuously witnessed violations carried out by Israel. (AFP/File)
09:58 GMT

An Israeli infantry unit violated the southern Lebanese border on Wednesday near al-Ghajjar village.

The home of Tunisia's Interior Minister Lofti Ben Jeddou was attacked by two assailants this week (File Archive/AFP)
08:09 GMT

At least four Tunisian officers were killed in what has been called a "terrorist attack" on the home of the country's Interior Minister.

Libya's government is struggling to control multiple violent militias. (AFP/File)
07:49 GMT

Due to growing instability in Libya, the U.S. State Department has issued a warning urging Americans in Libya to leave as soon as possible.

One of Syria's main opposition leaders Ahmad Jarba met with senior officials in Washington earlier this month in an appeal for more support for his country's rebel forces (File Archive/AFP)
07:31 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama is planning to authorize the country's armed forces to train selected groups of Syrian rebels.

Egypt's presidential elections were extended another day due to low voter turnout. (AFP/File)
07:20 GMT

Hamdeen Sabahi's campaign filed a complaint over the election extension, with Sisi's campaign quickly following suit.

Hamas held their final cabinet meeting on Tuesday. (AFP/File)
06:51 GMT

Hamas, the Gaza-based Palestinian resistance movement, says they are ready to hand over power to the newly formed Palestinian unity government.

Al Sisi is expected to win the election by a landslide (Marwan Naamani/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Egypt extended voting for its presidential election for a third consecutive day due to low turnout over the scheduled Monday-Tuesday period.

May 27, 2014

The IAEA report stated that Iran is complying with the nuclear agreement to cut its stockpile of enriched uranium (File/AFP)
20:00 GMT

German authorities welcomed a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency on Iran's nuclear program, saying it will help the progress of Tehran's talks with members of the UN Security Council.

Syrian envoy Bahjat Suleiman was given 24 hours to leave by Jordanian authorities (File/AFP)
19:00 GMT

The Syrian National Coalition called the expulsion of Assad's envoy to Jordan a "great victory," Monday, despite Amman attempting to downplay the incident.

Israeli forces regularly allow right-wing Jewish visitors into the Al Aqsa compound, violating peace accords (File/AFP)
18:00 GMT

Thousands of right-wing Israelis plan to march through Islam's third most holiest site, the Al Aqsa compound on Wednesday, triggering criticism from Palestinian worshippers.

Fatah's Mahmoud Abbas pictured with the leader of Hamas, Khaled Meshaal (File/AFP)
17:00 GMT

Hamas and Fatah held further talks to prepare for the new unity government in Palestine, which is due to be announced on Thursday.

The suicide bomber detonated himself outside the mosque as worshippers entered for their noon prayers (Ahmad Al Rubaye/AFP)
15:00 GMT

At least 14 people were killed from a suicide bomb attack in Iraq's capital Tuesday.

The four BDS activists were arrested in Ramallah by Palestinian security during a peaceful protest (Image: Wikimedia)
14:19 GMT

Human rights group Amnesty International urged the Palestinian Authority to drop charges against four activists from the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement after they were arrested in April.

Thousands of foreign fighters have descended upon Syria to fight in the civil war. (AFP/File)
14:10 GMT

Authorities in Morocco have arrested three people accused of recruiting and funding militants to fight in Syria against Assad's regime.