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April 1, 2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in charge of spearheading the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. (AFP/File)
09:33 GMT

John Kerry met with Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday in an effort to save crumbling peace talks.

The military carried out raids and set up numerous checkpoints to heighten security. (AFP/File)
08:25 GMT

The Lebanese Army began implementing the new security plan early Tuesday in an effort to quell violence in Tripoli.

The Anti-Coup Alliance believes Morsi is the legitimate president of Egypt. (AFP/File)
07:46 GMT

The Anti-Coup Alliance recently announced that it will not partake in the upcoming presidential election.

Turkey has warned Syria that there will be a heavy response if Syrian jets or rockets cross into Turkish territory again. (AFP/File)
07:17 GMT

The Turkish army fired artillery into Syria Monday after a Syrian rocket hit a Turkish mosque.

The Syrian conflict is now in its fourth year and has killed over 400,000 people. (AFP/File)
06:59 GMT

The Syrian Army reportedly seized a key hilltop in Latakia after intense fighting Monday.

The Turkish people lined up at the poles Sunday for local elections. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

The CHP party will appeal the results of the recent local elections in Turkey.

March 31, 2014

Anbar is Iraq's most restive region. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT

The U.N. says approximately 400,000 Iraqis have been displaced because of violence in Anbar province.

Egyptian police stormed Azhar's campus Sunday, leaving two students dead. (AFP/File)
17:30 GMT

Students at Azhar University set fire to a parking garage and multiple cars to show their frustration with a police crackdown on Sunday that left two dead.

Security officials believe Atrash was going to use the stolen cars for car bombs in Arsal. (AFP/File)
17:02 GMT

Cars belonging to terror suspect Sami Atrash were confiscated by Lebanese security forces Monday.

The Israeli government has continued to build settlements in the West Bank, despite demands from the Palestinians and the international community to stop. (AFP/File)
16:25 GMT

The Palestinians have rejected the Israeli proposal to extend peace talks, calling the proposal "blackmail."

Muslim Brotherhood supporters have been sentenced almost weekly to serve jail terms since the implementation of the nation's anti-protest law in November (File Archive)
14:19 GMT

Egyptian courts sentenced 33 more Muslim Brotherhood supporters to six-year jail terms for participating in "unauthorized prostests."

Kerry met with Abbas in Amman Wednesday last week (File Archive)
12:46 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is back in the Middle East in another effort to keep the crumbling Israeli-Palestinian peace talks going after Israel retracted its promise to release a final group of Palestinian prisoners earlier this week.

Czech police also found 12 unregistered firearms in the Palestinian embassy in recent months that were allegedly produced in the former Czechoslovakia in 1989 (Michael Cizek/AFP)
11:27 GMT

New evidence shows that the Palestinian ambassador who died in an explosion in Prague on New Year's day was actually responsible for his own death.

Interim president Hadi has been tasked with leading Yemen through a political transition in the post-Saleh period (File Archive/AFP)
09:00 GMT

Yemen's president publicly called on Iran Monday for Tehran to stop its involvement in Sanaa's internal domestic politics.

Ehud Olmert pictured here with former U.S. President George W. Bush, served as Israel's prime minister from 2006-2008 before resigning over graft allegations (File Archive/AFP)
08:23 GMT

Former Israeli leader Ehud Olmert was convicted Monday in a Tel Aviv district court for corruption, representing the first time that an Israeli premier has been convicted of bribery.