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April 28, 2014

Students at Egyptian universities have taken to the streets to show their support for ousted President Morsi. (AFP/File)
19:05 GMT

Clashes continue to erupt between Egyptian security forces and students at Azhar University in Cairo.

Clashes continue to break out at Universities around Egypt because of the country's current political landscape. (AFP/File)
18:30 GMT

Egyptian security forces stormed Alexandria University on Monday after clashes broke out between student supporters of Morsi and the university's security personnel.

Settlements in the West Bank doubled in 2013. (AFP/File)
16:39 GMT

An Israeli minister has called for Tel Aviv to annex Area C of the West Bank in response to the recent unity agreement between Palestinian groups.

Journalists have been repeatedly targeted by Egyptian authorities since the fall of Morsi. (AFP/File)
15:43 GMT

Al Jazeera has filed a compensation claim against Egypt for damages to its business.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has lead efforts to reach an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. (AFP/File)
14:07 GMT

In a closed door meeting, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said a two-state solution is the only real answer to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Many Syrian refugees that are in Turkey will not be allowed to vote in the June presidential election (File Archive/AFP)
13:59 GMT

Syria's electoral commission has banned all Syrians who fled the country "via unofficial crossings" from voting in the tentative June presidential elections.

Azraq refugee camp, pictured here in March 2014, is set to officially open Wednesday this week (Courtesy of Elisa Oddone/Jordan Times)
13:39 GMT

Jordan's third refugee camp in Azraq has received it first group of Syrian refugees ahead of its official opening that is scheduled for later this week.

The April 6 movement was instrumental in the uprising against Hosni Mubarak in 2011. (AFP/File)
13:27 GMT

An Egyptian court has ordered the banning of all activities related to the April 6 movement.

Bouteflika had a stroke last year that left him hospitalized for several months and has only made rare public appearances since his discharge (Farouk Batiche/AFP)
13:19 GMT

Algeria's incumbent leader president Abdelaziz Bouteflika was sworn in for a fourth term Monday after winning the April 17 poll earlier this month.

Over five different polling stations in Kirkuk were attacked by suicide bombers Monday (Marwan Ibrahim/AFP)
13:09 GMT

Militants attacked several polling stations throughout Iraq leaving at least 18 people dead and dozens others wounded ahead of the country's parliamentary elections.

Assad is largely expected to win the June 3 vote (File Archive/AFP)
11:00 GMT

Syria's president Bashar Al Assad officially registered his bid for re-election in the country's upcoming June presidential elections Monday.

The Lebanese army was deployed to Tripoli en masse earlier this year in order to restore order due to increasing tensions and clashes, particularly between the Jabal Mohsen and Bab Al Tabbaneh neighborhoods (File Archive/AFP)
10:50 GMT

A Lebanese judge has requested the death penalty for 32 suspects who have been allegedly involved in arm clashes in the northern city of Tripoli.

Police previously killed hundred of Muslim Brotherhood members in clashes in Cairo in August 2013 (File Archive/AFP)
09:41 GMT

The Egyptian court that previously sentenced 529 Muslim Brotherhood members to death has sentenced an additional 682 Islamists to similar fates Monday, including Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie.

Security forces queue to cast their ballots in Baghdad (Haider Hamdani/AFP)
08:30 GMT

Iraq's armed forces and related security authorities cast their ballots throughout the country Monday two days ahead of Wednesday's parliamentary polls.

Abbas and the PLO submitted the UN bids in response to Israel's failure to release the fourth group of prisoners as outlined under the peace talks deal in July 2013 (File Archive/AFP)
07:30 GMT

The PLO outlined a plan this weekend to follow up on attempts to join 60 UN bodies and international agreements.