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March 3, 2014

Having previously been accused of brutality, the Egyptian security forces have been increasingly targeted in attacks following Morsi's ouster in July 2013. (AFP/File)
13:53 GMT

Four Egyptian cities witness acts of violence against police officers on Monday, with one killed and another hospitalized with severe injuries.

Hezbollah fighters have been supporting Syrian regime troops and vowed last month to remain involved in the conflict despite calls for the Lebanese-based group to withdraw from the neighboring conflict (File Archive)
12:29 GMT

Hezbollah is experiencing a surge in recruits wanting to fight in Syria in support of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad, according to statements this week.

U.S. President Barack Obama said that Washington will not stop enforcing sanctions against Iran during the course of the nuclear negotiations. (AFP
11:48 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama says the partial removal of anti-Iran sanctions in light of the Geneva deal is not leading businesses to rush back to Iran.

The new law if passed will allow Israeli authorities to use two means of force-feeding on Palestinian inmates who are on hunger strike (File Archive)
11:47 GMT

Israel's Knesset has introduced a bill that would allow for its prison authorities to force-feed Palestinian inmates who are on hunger strike.

Human Rights Watch has called on the U.S. to review its drone practices. (AFP/File)
11:14 GMT

At least three people have been killed in a airstrike carried out by a U.S. assassination drone in Yemen’s eastern province of Mareb, local media reported Monday.

Relatives mourn over the coffin of Elias Khoury an officer in the Lebanese army who was killed in a suicide attack at a checkpoint at the entrace to Hermel in eastern Lebanon, near the border with Syria. (AFP)
09:30 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov are due to be in Paris this week for a discussion of the spillover of the Syria conflict and its impact on Lebanon, but the ongoing crisis in Ukraine is set to dominate the discussion.

Seven Egyptian Christians were shot dead in Benghazi just last week (Courtesy of France 24)
08:33 GMT

Another Egyptian was shot in Libya's Benghazi late Sunday, increasing tension and concerns for security between Cairo and Tripoli.

Libyan protestors have called on the parliament to resign over corruption and its failure to provide the Libyan people with a better life in the post-Gaddafi era (Mahmud Turkia/AFP)
07:57 GMT

Violent Protests that erupted in Libya's capital Sunday have left at least two members of Libya's interim parliament wounded as turmoil continues to envelope the city.

Golan Heights has frequently been hit by rockets from neighboring Syria as a spillover effect (Courtesy of Press TV)
07:27 GMT

Rocket attacks targeting an Israeli post in the Golan Heights are being pinned on Hezbollah as they are widely believed to be retaliation for Israel's airstrikes on the Hezbollah stronghold near the Lebanese-Syrian border last week.

A Sufi shrine was destroyed in Tel Marouf, a northern Syrian village largely inhabited by Kurds. (AFP)
07:23 GMT

Fighters with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have attacked the Kurdish-dominated northern Syrian village of Tel Marouf and destroyed a Sufi shrine belonging to Sheikh Khaznawi.

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Thursday that negotiations between Tehran and world powers over nuclear activities is "going well" thus far (Atta Kenare/AFP)
07:00 GMT

The U.N. chemical watchdog will commence meetings in Vienna Monday, with Iran's compliance with the six-month nuclear freeze agreed upon under the historic November deal on the table for discussion.

Abbas and Obama are due to meet in Washington in March. (AFP/File)
06:55 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and U.S. President Barack Obama will discuss and determine the possible extension of the Palestinian-Israeli peace talks framework in Washington.

U.N. photos released last week show apocalyptic scenes of the Yarmouk refugee camp (File Archive)
05:00 GMT

The truce in the Palestinian camp of Yarmouk in southern Damascus was broken Sunday with shelling and firefights enveloping the area.

March 2, 2014

Tribesman in the area have previously blocked roads and blown up pipelines and related supply routes in protest against a recent killing of one of their main tribal chiefs (Courtesy of Arabian Oil and Gas)
15:53 GMT

Six crew members of a Yemeni military plane were kidnapped Sunday after the plane made an emergency landing in the eastern part of the country.

The extremist settlers who were led by a radical rabbi were protected by Israeli police when they stormed Al Aqsa Sunday (File Archive/AFP)
15:33 GMT

75 extremist settlers stormed Al Aqsa compound Sunday.