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June 29, 2014

The U.S. consulate in Benghazi was attacked in September of 2012. (AFP/File)
13:55 GMT

Ahmed Abu Khattala pleaded guilty to charges

Tikrit Teaching Hospital, where the 46 Indian nurses were hiding was bombed on Friday while Iraqi forces try to recapture the city (File/AFP)
12:35 GMT

Forty-six Indian nurses remained stranded in Iraq's northern city of Tikrit where ISIL militants continue to battle government forces.

Omar Bakri Muhammad has been arrested multiple times in Lebanon for allegedly supporting terrorism (File/AFP)
12:20 GMT

The family of a radical preacher asked that he be allowed back into the UK, around ten years after he left for Lebanon, where he claims to have been tortured.

Thousands of immigrants from Sudan and Eritrea live in Israel. (AFP/File)
11:52 GMT

African immigrants are camped out near the Egyptian border to protest Israel's policies on refugee detention.

Iraqi security forces stand on patrol in the southern city of Basra, June 16 (File/AFP)
11:21 GMT

American drones equipped with Hellfire missiles patroled Baghdad's air space as U.S. advisers assisted Iraqi authorities with co-ordinating a major offensive to recapture Tikrit from ISIS militants.

King Abdullah condemned "misguided persons" during the Ramadan speech (File/AFP)
09:30 GMT

King Abdullah said Saudi Arabia would fight extremists and that terrorists "are not related to Islam," during a Ramadan speech in the Kingdom.

Lebanon has experienced a spate of bombings in the past few weeks. (AFP/File)
09:09 GMT

Lebanese security authorities have seized three terrorist cells who are reportedly involved in recent bombings in Lebanon.

The latest Al-Qaeda assault comes two days after militants briefly seized Sayun airport (File/AFP)
08:36 GMT

Two soldiers and four Al-Qaeda fighters died Saturday after clashes between the militant group and Yemen's army, a military official confirmed.

Douma has been under rebel control for over two years. (AFP/File)
07:57 GMT

At least two people were killed and dozens more injured in a car bomb attack in Douma.

A rocket fired from Gaza directly hit a factory in the industrial zone of the southern Israeli city of Sderot, causing it to catch on fire, Saturday evening, June 28, 2014. [Ma'an]
07:08 GMT

Four rockets fired from Gaza landed in southern Israel Saturday evening, one of them hitting a factory and causing a fire, Israeli media and the Israeli army said.

Security officials are frequently targeted in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula. (AFP/File)
06:56 GMT

Four Egyptian police officers were shot and killed by armed assailants in the Sinai Peninsula.

(AFP)
05:00 GMT

Human Rights Organizations and news reports recently have blasted Gulf countries over the mistreatment and exploitation of low-wage expat workers

June 28, 2014

(AFP)
17:21 GMT

HRW has strongly slammed Saudi Arabian authorizes for hacking into the mobile phones of dissidents to obtain data on anti-regime protests.

Photo used for illustrative purposes (AFP)
17:09 GMT

The Lebanese Army discovered a cave in north Lebanon used by militants to make explosives and confiscated books that include lessons on how to make bombs, the military said Saturday.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, pictured right, and President Obama on the left. (AFP)
16:47 GMT

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey says he has prepared an “option” for President Barack Obama to consider the use of US military assets against “high-value individuals” in ISIL leadership.