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April 3, 2014

Yasser Abed Rabbo wants U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to continue his efforts. (AFP/File)
08:09 GMT

Yasser Abed Rabbo, the secretary general of the PLO's executive committee, said he hopes the U.S. will continue its efforts to secure a peace deal between the Palestinians and the Israelis.

It is not yet clear how many militants were involved in the Aden attack Wednesday (Gamal Noman/AFP)
07:34 GMT

Al Qaeda-linked attacks in Yemen's southern city of Aden left at least 20 people dead according to new death toll information Wednesday night.

Ahmad Jarba is the current President of the Syrian National Coalition. (AFP/File)
07:28 GMT

The Syrian National Coalition will meet in Istanbul this weekend to discuss seven recent resignations.

Nusra Front is allegedly plotting several terrorist operations in Lebanon that are being funded by fundamentalists and Islamist scholars who live abroad (File Archive/AFP)
07:12 GMT

A large number of Nusra Front fighters from Syria have "infiltrated" Lebanon in the past few days, according to reports, and are planning to conduct several terrorist attacks throughout the country.

Egyptian Brigadier-General Tarek Al Mergawi was killed in Tuesday's bombings at Cairo University (Ahmed Gamil/AFP)
06:59 GMT

Egypt's Prime Minister called for an emergency meeting Tuesday following three bombings at Cairo University this week.

The Iranian government says the tests done at Arak are for cancer research. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

U.S. analysts say changes to Iran's Arak reactor could prevent it from producing nuclear weapons and still allow it to be useful for research.

April 2, 2014

Peace talks recently stalled because of Israel's refusal to release a batch of Palestinian prisoners as promised. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

John Kerry phoned Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday to discuss the peace negotiations that are rapidly deteriorating.

Prime Minister Erdogan recently banned both Twitter and YouTube, outraging the Turkish population. (AFP/File)
19:08 GMT

A Turkish court ruled Wednesday that the ban on Twitter is a violation of individual rights.

Many say the controversial U.S. drone program kills far too many Yemeni civilians. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

The National Organization for Drone Victims is a new organization in Yemen that aims to criminalize the use of U.S. drone strikes in Yemen.

The ongoing violence in Syria has disrupted the lives of millions. (AFP/File)
17:02 GMT

The Syrian civil war has killed 150,000 since it began in 2011, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The Arab League will focus on the issue of the unreleased prisoners in the emergency meeting, according to the league's chief Nabil Al Arabi (File Archive/AFP)
14:19 GMT

The Arab League will meet in an emergency session April 9 to discuss the deteriorating Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

Germany will destroy some of Syria's chemical weapons at its GEKA facility in Munster as well (AFP)
13:05 GMT

Berlin will send a frigate to help destroy Syria's chemical weapons arsenal.

The Lebanese border town of Arsal has frequently been hit and targeted by rockets from Syria (Joseph Eid/AFP)
12:47 GMT

Three rockets from the war in Syria hit Lebanon's northeast town of Labweh Wednesday.

The two explosions both were reported to have targeted Cairo University Wednesday morning (Courtesy of Wikimedia)
10:59 GMT

Two explosions at Cairo University were reported Wednesday morning. At least two people have died and five more have been injured, according to state television reports.

Yemenis gathered for a funeral last week in Sanaa in honor of soldiers who were killed by militants at an army checkpoint in Hadramawt province (Mohammed Huwais/AFP)
10:53 GMT

At least six people were killed Wednesday in Yemen's southern city of Aden after suspected Al Qaeda-linked militants attacked an army headquarters.