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February 25, 2014

The delivery of aid to Syria's most pressing areas was agreed upon in a U.N. resolution. (AFP)
09:32 GMT

About 6,650 food rations in three areas of Damascus where rebels and the army reached a truce were distributed by Syria’s Red Crescent on Monday, Agence France-Presse reported.

President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi will oversee Yemen's transition. (AFP/File)
09:15 GMT

The U.N. Security Council will adopt a resolution that imposes sanctions against anyone who interferes with the state-building process in Yemen.

The Al Aqsa compound has significance in both Islam and Judaism. (AFP/File)
08:11 GMT

Israeli police used stun grenades to disperse Palestinian protesters at the sensitive al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City early on Tuesday.

The Egyptian government first called the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group in December 2013, six months after Mohamed Morsi was removed from power. (AFP/File)
07:59 GMT

A Cairo Court has upheld the decision to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group. The government first labelled the group as terrorist in December.

Richard Falk accused Israel of enacting a "gradual and bureaucratic process of ethnic cleansing" against the Palestinian people. (AFP/File)
07:27 GMT

A senior expert at the United Nations says Israel’s policies in the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip appear to amount to “apartheid" and " a gradual and bureaucratic process of ethnic cleansing".

Israel is concerned about the increasing threat of jihadists in war-torn Syria. (AFP/File)
07:23 GMT

Israel is increasing its military intelligence in response to growing extremism in neighboring Syria.

Smoke billows from the site of reported airstrike by pro-regime planes in the eastern Ghouta suburb of Damascus on February 22, 2014. (AFP)
07:05 GMT

Activists reported that air raids on rebel-held towns across Syria killed 26 people Monday, just two days after the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution demanding an end to indiscriminate shelling and aerial attacks in the Syrian conflict.

Israel regularly pre-emptively strikes targets they believe are a threat to their security. (AFP/File)
06:38 GMT

Israeli warplanes struck a reputed arms shipment near the Lebanon-Syria border that was going to Hezbollah militants, Lebanese and other Arab media reported.

February 24, 2014

Seven Egyptians were found dead in Libya on Monday. (AFP/File)
19:56 GMT

Seven bodies were found near Benghazi. The victims were Egyptian and rumored to be Christian.

Kurdistan became a semi-autonomous region in 1970. (AFP/File)
18:33 GMT

Angry over Kurdistan's independent oil exports through Turkey, the Iraqi government is allegedly withholding wages from Kurdish employees.

Hazem el-Beblawi recently announced the resignation of the Egyptian government. (AFP/File)
16:57 GMT

Hazem el-Beblawi comments on the status of the Egyptian government in televised statement.

Palestinian diplomats seek to dissuade international companies from dealing with Israeli companies in settlements. (AFP/File)
14:41 GMT

If peace talks fail, PA diplomats say they could address the UN over the Israeli settlement boycott in an effort to bolster support for Palestine.

The bloody Syrian civil war rages on. (AFP/File)
14:04 GMT

Syrian forces strike a town near Damascus, killing at least four, as Assad continues to battle the opposition for control of Syria.

Jordanian border guards frequently stop arms smugglers at the Jordan-Syria border. (AFP/File)
12:37 GMT

Jordanian border guards foiled an attempt to smuggle ammunition into Jordan early Monday morning.

Apparently the decision was made after a 15-minute long cabinet meeting. (AFP/File)
10:40 GMT

Egypt's army-backed government has resigned, state-run Al Ahram said on its website on Monday.