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July 14, 2014

No group has claimed responsibility for the bombing. (AFP/File)
11:55 GMT

A car bomb in Baghdad killed at least 4 civilians and wounded 12 others Monday.

An IDF soldier takes cover during clashes in the West Bank city of Hebron (File/AFP)
10:35 GMT

A Palestinian man was killed in clashes with Israel forces close to the West Bank city of Hebron, Monday.

Israel shot down the unmanned aircraft over Ashdod. (AFP/File)
09:27 GMT

An unmanned aircraft entered Israeli territory form Gaza and was shot down by Patriot missiles.

Hospitals in Gaza have struggled to cope with the increase of injuries during Israel's attack on the densely populated Strip (File/AFP)
08:26 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the civilian death toll in Gaza "lies on the shoulders of Hamas" during an interview with Fox News.

Over 1000 Palestinians have been injured since Israel's onslaught began (File/AFP)
07:56 GMT

A further three Palestinians were killed after Israeli strikes in the southern Gaza Strip, medical officials say. The latest assault brings the death toll to at least 170.

Nusra Front seeks to establish an Islamic state in Syria. (AFP/File)
07:33 GMT

The Nusra Front intends to establish an Islamic "emirate" in Syria when the time is right.

Libya grapples with rising insecurity as the government struggles to control armed militias. (AFP/File)
06:59 GMT

At least six people have been killed and 25 wounded in clashes between rival militias in Libya's Tripoli.

Kuwait called for the urgent meeting on Gaza to be held in Cairo Monday (File Archive/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Arab Foreign Ministers will meet in Cairo today to discuss the ongoing Israeli military campaign on Gaza that has left over 1,000 wounded in days.

July 13, 2014

Over 1,000 people have been wounded from Israeli airstrikes on Gaza as of Sunday (AFP)
20:00 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is ready to mediate a truce between Israel and Hamas, but Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu told reporters that Tel Aviv is set to continue the offensive despite the mounting death toll.

Kurds in Syria have been fighting ISIS militants in Kobani for months (File Archive/AFP)
19:29 GMT

Kurdish fighters clashed with jihadist militants in Syria's north Sunday.

Hundreds of pro-Morsi supporters have been sentenced to prison over the past months, with some even receiving life sentences and the dealth penalty (File Archive/AFP)
18:04 GMT

An Egyptian court sentenced 101 more pro-Morsi supporters Sunday to three years in prison for "illegal gathering" and "rioting."

Foreign Ministers from France, Britain, Germany and the U.S. joined the negotiations this weekend to see if a deal will be possible before the July 20 deadline (Jim Bourg/Pool/AFP)
17:55 GMT

Iran nuclear talks are still ongoing as Tehran and world powers try to finalize a permanent deal ahead of a self-imposed July 20 deadline. With talks bumpy in past days, some leaders have discussed the possibility of an extension, but some FMs say a chance still remains to finalize a deal.

Israeli soldiers patrol the border with neighboring Lebanon after rocket fire was exchanged Friday (Mahmoud Zayyat/AFP)
17:33 GMT

Lebanon's army told reporters Sunday that they found the launchpad from which three rockets from Tyre were fired towards northern Israel

Three apartments in Casablanca's El Hank district collapsed Friday (AFP)
15:41 GMT

At least 13 people have now died from the collapse of multiple buildings in Morocco's commercial hub city Casablanca.

The Israeli Defense Force has struck 200 targets in Gaza over the past 24 hours (AFP/ File).
13:56 GMT

The Israeli Defense Force's noon deadline for tens of thousands of residents in northern Gaza to evacuate has passed as the IDF plans to intensify air strikes on the zone Israel believes is firing more rockets.