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March 26, 2014

The Arab league also condemned the Syrian government and called for a political solution to end the three-year war in its final summit statement (Yasser Al Zayyat/AFP)
11:27 GMT

Arab league leaders announced their official support to fully back Palestinians' refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state and also condemned the Syrian government's killings in a final statement released at the end of the league's two-day summit in Kuwait.

Ali Zeidan was ousted from the premier post earlier this month (File Archive/AFP)
10:12 GMT

Ousted Libyan Prime Minister has described his country as in "danger of becoming an Al Qaeda terror base," particularly in terms of attacks directed at EU countries.

Assad publicly expressed earlier this month that he hopes the next Lebanese president "would support the resistance axis" (File Archive/AFP)
09:15 GMT

A report was released Wednesday that indicates that Syrian President Bashar Al Assad's administration has called on its Lebanese allies to prevent the neighboring countries elections.

Nearly 107,000 Syrians live in Zaatari Refugee Camp located in Jordan's Mafraq governorate (File Archive)
07:43 GMT

Jordan will open its third refugee camp next month to take pressure off the country's main Zaatari camp.

Abbas will meet with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Amman Wednesday (File Archive)
07:01 GMT

President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel Tuesday of purposefully delaying the fourth and final prisoner release in an effort to "dodge" the peace agreement deal conditions from July 2013.

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.