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March 2, 2014

Rouhani "vowed" to rebuild relationships with Western powers when he assumed office in August 2013 (File Archive/AFP)
13:58 GMT

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told reporters Sunday that U.N. inspectors have not found any evidence of "military objectives" in Iran's nuclear programming.

Students protest outside Azhar University. (AFP/File)
13:38 GMT

Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim announced Sunday that police will no longer intervene on college campuses unless violence occurs.

Near-daily attacks in Iraq have led to monthly death tolls that exceed 700 in both January and February alone this year (Ahmad Al Rubaye/AFP)
13:29 GMT

At least six security force officials were killed in northern and western Baghdad Sunday in a series of attacks targeting the personnel in the predominantly Sunni Arab areas of the capital.

On March 14, 2011 Saudi troops entered Bahrain to assist leadership in a government crackdown against the opposition protestors (File Archive/AFP)
13:10 GMT

Protestors in Bahrain demanding that Saudi forces pull out of the country were allegedly attacked by police officials in the country's capital.

A number of protesters were detained after participating in a sit-in near the GNC. (AFP/File)
12:52 GMT

Gunmen dispersed a peaceful protest in front of the General National Congress.

Netanyahu vows to resist pressure from Obama. (AFP/File)
12:13 GMT

Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, is heading to Washington to discuss the peace process and the Iranian nuclear negotiations with President Obama.

Morsi is being tried with 14 others for inciting murder and torture of opposition protestors in December 2012 (File Archive)
10:55 GMT

Former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi's trial was adjourned until Tuesday due to bad weather conditions Sunday.

Israel has increased security alerts for all of its embassies globally (File Archive)
10:41 GMT

Israel has increased security alerts on all of its embassies worldwide in fear of a Hezbollah response attack after Tel Aviv raided the Hezbollah stronghold of Janta.

Regime air strikes have reduced cities like Aleppo to mere rubble (Baraa Al Halabi/AFP)
09:40 GMT

Government air strikes have left at least 13 people dead in a small town on Syria's Turkish border.

Protestors chanted "no to a fourth term" and "15 years is enough" during the demonstrations in Algiers this weekend (Farouk Batiche/AFP)
09:20 GMT

Demonstrators in Algeria's capital were dispersed by police Saturday for conducting protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's re-election bid.

The February death toll figure does not include deaths from ongoing fighting in Anbar between militants and the government (Haidar Hamdani/AFP)
08:36 GMT

At least 703 people were killed in Iraq in February, representing a slight decrease in comparison to previous months.

Mourners carry Aminah Qudeih's body for burial Saturday (Said Khatib/AFP)
08:26 GMT

Large groups of mourners attended 57-year-old Aminah Qudeih's funeral Saturday after she was shot hours earlier by Israeli forces near the separation barier in the southern Gaza Strip.

Russia's Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin have been strong supporters of the Syrian regime since the onset of the conflict in 2011 (File Archive/AFP)
08:08 GMT

Russia's Foreign Ministry publicly condemned the West's "double standards" towards militants comprising Syria's opposition this weekend.

Kuwait, a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council, is reluctant to sign on to the group's security agreement. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT

Kuwait remains hesitant about signing on to the GCC security pact, citing concerns that the agreement could restrict personal freedoms.

March 1, 2014

Egypt's new government keeps al-Sisi at the head. (AFP/File)
17:42 GMT

A new Egyptian government was sworn in Saturday. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is now the sole deputy premier and defense minister.