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March 10, 2014

The Allenby Bridge is the main border crossing between Palestine, Israel and Jordan. (Image courtesy of
09:27 GMT

Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian man at the Allenby Bridge crossing with Jordan on Monday, Israel's army and witnesses said.

The Arab ministers lauded the job that the army does to preserve stability and civil peace in Lebanon. (AFP/File)
08:56 GMT

The council of Arab foreign ministers said that they support Lebanon in its resistance to Israeli aggression, and that they would be help support the Lebanese government as it struggles to cope with the Syrian refugee crisis.

Zeidan previously said that he was considering leaving Libyan politics. (AFP/File)
08:26 GMT

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has said that considering the current turbulent state of Libyan politics, he will not resigning from politics.

The recent tension between the two groups may signal the end to the reconciliation talks that both parties have recently been participating in. (AFP/File)
07:20 GMT

A Fatah official called Hamas "shameful" for its practices of raiding Fatah ceremonies and slammed its allegiance to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Government airstrikes have left multiple people severely wounded or dead (Zein Al Rifai/Aleppo Media Centre/AFP)
07:13 GMT

Syrian regime aircrafts continued to pound the rebel-controlled area of Yabroud Sunday as clashes continues between the government and opposition fighters.

Many Algerians have taken to the streets in recent weeks to protests President Bouteflika's bid for a fourth term in office (Farouk Batiche/AFP)
06:57 GMT

International observers will be sent to Algeria to monitor the upcoming presidential elections set to be held in April, according to reports this week.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has previously said that he will never recognize Israel as a Jewish state. (AFP/File)
06:57 GMT

Arab League chief Nabil Elaraby has urged Arab countries to take a “firm stand” against Israel’s demand for Palestinians to recognize it as a Jewish state, one week after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas publicly stated there was “no way” he would accept a Palestinian capital in an Israeli-annexed East Jerusalem.

A handout from the IDF showing the Iranian weapons allegedly captured by the Israeli military that were heading for Gaza. (Courtesy of IDF)
05:00 GMT

Weapons experts at Israel's naval base in Eilat were trying to determine the type of rockets found on a ship captured by Israeli naval vessels, officials said. They are set to present their findings later today.

March 9, 2014

Bulgaria's Chief prosecutor of the 2012 bombing just returned from a four-day visit to Israel on Friday (Courtesy of NY Daily News)
19:00 GMT

Bulgarian officials announced Sunday that they identified the bomber from 2012 airport bus attack that left five Israeli tourists and the driver dead as a Lebanese man.

IEU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton (L), who coordinates nuclear talks between Tehran and world powers and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif give a joint press conference following a meeting on March 9, 2014 (AFP)
18:00 GMT

European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton says there is no guarantee for the achievement of a final nuclear agreement between Iran and the six world powers, as she called the ongoing negotiations "difficult".

The U.S. previously called on Israel to halt all settlement expansion during the peace talks. Tel Aviv failed to comply. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has expressed opposition to freezing settlement construction on the Palestinian land as a condition for the extension of talks between Tel Aviv and the Palestinian Authority.

The nuns were kidnapped in December 2013 (File Archive)
15:00 GMT

Thirteen nuns from Syria's Maaloula who were kidnapped last year were released Sunday, according to pro-Syrian regime sources based in Lebanon.

Saudi and Emirati journalists and broadcasters have been ordered by their respective ministries to quit their posts in Doha this week (Courtesy of Photographers Direct)
12:55 GMT

Prominent Saudi and Emirati journalists and broadcasters have been ordered by their respective ministries to quite their posts in Doha as tensions escalate between Qatar and its GCC counterparts.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are working with President Obama and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to negotiate a peace deal. (AFP/File)
12:40 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the peace deal with Palestinians could take another year to complete. He also mentioned on Sunday that he is opposed to a settlement freeze in the West Bank.

Interior Minister Abdo Tareb announces new security measures Sunday to crack down on violence throughout Yemen (Mohammed Huwais/AFP)
11:27 GMT

Yemen's interim president has ordered a panel to create a constitution that would divide Yemen into a six-region federation while attacks in the country's northwest continued, leaving at least thirty dead thus far.