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May 28, 2014

Egypt's presidential elections were extended another day due to low voter turnout. (AFP/File)
07:20 GMT

Hamdeen Sabahi's campaign filed a complaint over the election extension, with Sisi's campaign quickly following suit.

Hamas held their final cabinet meeting on Tuesday. (AFP/File)
06:51 GMT

Hamas, the Gaza-based Palestinian resistance movement, says they are ready to hand over power to the newly formed Palestinian unity government.

Al Sisi is expected to win the election by a landslide (Marwan Naamani/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Egypt extended voting for its presidential election for a third consecutive day due to low turnout over the scheduled Monday-Tuesday period.

May 27, 2014

The IAEA report stated that Iran is complying with the nuclear agreement to cut its stockpile of enriched uranium (File/AFP)
20:00 GMT

German authorities welcomed a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency on Iran's nuclear program, saying it will help the progress of Tehran's talks with members of the UN Security Council.

Syrian envoy Bahjat Suleiman was given 24 hours to leave by Jordanian authorities (File/AFP)
19:00 GMT

The Syrian National Coalition called the expulsion of Assad's envoy to Jordan a "great victory," Monday, despite Amman attempting to downplay the incident.

Israeli forces regularly allow right-wing Jewish visitors into the Al Aqsa compound, violating peace accords (File/AFP)
18:00 GMT

Thousands of right-wing Israelis plan to march through Islam's third most holiest site, the Al Aqsa compound on Wednesday, triggering criticism from Palestinian worshippers.

Fatah's Mahmoud Abbas pictured with the leader of Hamas, Khaled Meshaal (File/AFP)
17:00 GMT

Hamas and Fatah held further talks to prepare for the new unity government in Palestine, which is due to be announced on Thursday.

The suicide bomber detonated himself outside the mosque as worshippers entered for their noon prayers (Ahmad Al Rubaye/AFP)
15:00 GMT

At least 14 people were killed from a suicide bomb attack in Iraq's capital Tuesday.

The four BDS activists were arrested in Ramallah by Palestinian security during a peaceful protest (Image: Wikimedia)
14:19 GMT

Human rights group Amnesty International urged the Palestinian Authority to drop charges against four activists from the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement after they were arrested in April.

Thousands of foreign fighters have descended upon Syria to fight in the civil war. (AFP/File)
14:10 GMT

Authorities in Morocco have arrested three people accused of recruiting and funding militants to fight in Syria against Assad's regime.

At least five soldiers were killed in the Tuesday's attacks (Mohammed Huwais/AFP)
13:38 GMT

At least five Yemeni soldiers were killed on-duty from a Shiite rebel-led attack on the officials in the city of Amran.

Two policemen and one civilian were killed in the attacks (File/AFP)
12:35 GMT

Three people died on Tuesday in two separate car bomb attacks in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, according to security officials.

The MERS virus has now reached Iran (File Archive/ AFP).
12:21 GMT

Iran’s Health Ministry has detected two confirmed cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona-Virus (MERS-CoV) in Kerman Province.

The explosion occurred on the second day of Egypt' presidential election. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT

One person was injured when a bomb exploded in Cairo's Heliopolis district.

Ahmed Maiteeq was sworn in as prime minister late on Monday evening (File/AFP)
11:26 GMT

Ahmed Maiteeq's home was attacked on Tuesday by gunmen who threw grenades into the property. One militant was killed in the battle between security forces and the gunmen, sources say.