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April 29, 2014

The United Nations has urged the United States to curb its highly controversial drone program. (AFP/File)
08:37 GMT

U.S. lawmakers have rejected a provision that would make overseas drone strikes more transparent.

The Tunisian people overthrew Zine el Abidine Ben Ali in 2011. (AFP/File)
07:49 GMT

Tunisian family members of those killed during the 2011 revolution are going on a hunger strike after a Tunisian court released former regime officials who are accused of killing peaceful protesters during the revolution.

The Jordanian ambassador was pulled from his car by gunmen in April. (AFP/File)
07:08 GMT

Jordan has agreed to hand over a Libyan militant in exchange for the release of its ambassador who was kidnapped in Libya in April.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry firmly believes that a two-state solution is the only real option for peace. (AFP/File)
06:51 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has denied that he recently said Israel risks becoming an "apartheid" state.

The military-backed government in Egypt has been cracking down on members of the Muslim Brotherhood since former President Mohamad Morsi's ouster. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

The U.S. Department of State condemned Egypt's recent mass trials and death sentences handed down to members of the Muslim Brotherhood.

April 28, 2014

Students at Egyptian universities have taken to the streets to show their support for ousted President Morsi. (AFP/File)
19:05 GMT

Clashes continue to erupt between Egyptian security forces and students at Azhar University in Cairo.

Clashes continue to break out at Universities around Egypt because of the country's current political landscape. (AFP/File)
18:30 GMT

Egyptian security forces stormed Alexandria University on Monday after clashes broke out between student supporters of Morsi and the university's security personnel.

Settlements in the West Bank doubled in 2013. (AFP/File)
16:39 GMT

An Israeli minister has called for Tel Aviv to annex Area C of the West Bank in response to the recent unity agreement between Palestinian groups.

Journalists have been repeatedly targeted by Egyptian authorities since the fall of Morsi. (AFP/File)
15:43 GMT

Al Jazeera has filed a compensation claim against Egypt for damages to its business.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has lead efforts to reach an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. (AFP/File)
14:07 GMT

In a closed door meeting, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said a two-state solution is the only real answer to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Many Syrian refugees that are in Turkey will not be allowed to vote in the June presidential election (File Archive/AFP)
13:59 GMT

Syria's electoral commission has banned all Syrians who fled the country "via unofficial crossings" from voting in the tentative June presidential elections.

Azraq refugee camp, pictured here in March 2014, is set to officially open Wednesday this week (Courtesy of Elisa Oddone/Jordan Times)
13:39 GMT

Jordan's third refugee camp in Azraq has received it first group of Syrian refugees ahead of its official opening that is scheduled for later this week.

The April 6 movement was instrumental in the uprising against Hosni Mubarak in 2011. (AFP/File)
13:27 GMT

An Egyptian court has ordered the banning of all activities related to the April 6 movement.

Bouteflika had a stroke last year that left him hospitalized for several months and has only made rare public appearances since his discharge (Farouk Batiche/AFP)
13:19 GMT

Algeria's incumbent leader president Abdelaziz Bouteflika was sworn in for a fourth term Monday after winning the April 17 poll earlier this month.

Over five different polling stations in Kirkuk were attacked by suicide bombers Monday (Marwan Ibrahim/AFP)
13:09 GMT

Militants attacked several polling stations throughout Iraq leaving at least 18 people dead and dozens others wounded ahead of the country's parliamentary elections.