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March 15, 2014

Reports from the ground suggest that the opposition is retreating from Yabroud. (AFP/File)
09:02 GMT

The Syrian army and Hezbollah recently stormed the Syrian town of Yabroud as fierce fighting continues in the strategic town.

Violence against Egyptian security forces has increased since the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi. (AFP/File)
08:24 GMT

Gunmen attacked a security checkpoint in Cairo Saturday, killing at least five policemen.

The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria claimed responsibility for the explosive device that detonated near Israeli soldiers patrolling the border. (AFP/File)
06:54 GMT

The Israeli army fired at southern Lebanon in retaliation for a bomb that targeted Israeli soldiers near the border.

The Syrian Electronic Army is a collection of computer hackers who are loyal to Syrian President Bashar al Assad. (AFP/File)
06:24 GMT

The Syrian Electronic Army says they have accessed U.S. military documents by targeting CENTCOM.

March 14, 2014

The Syrian parliament approved a new law on Thursday making it possible for multiple candidates to run for president. The new law passed unanimously by parliament paves the way for potential presidential contenders aside from Assad (AFP/File)
19:11 GMT

Representatives of the opposition call out future Syrian elections as a sham

Though tensions have increased between Jordan and Israel in recent months, the two countries continue to  adhere to the peace treaty signed in 1994 (photo courtesy: smh.com.au)
17:47 GMT

Clashes broke out on Friday in Amman as thousands of demonstrators protested against the killing of a Jordanian judge by Israeli soldiers.

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is made up of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Oman. Saudi Arabia has long opposed the Muslim Brotherhood for fear that the group could challenge the monarchy. Qatar's continued support for the Muslim Brotherhood in the region continues to inflame tensions within the GCC (photo courtesy: photo-dictionary.com).
16:34 GMT

At a recent Gulf Cooperation Council meeting, Saudi Arabia demanded Qatar to shut down several organizations, including Al-Jazeera

A view of the Egyptian embassy located in Tripoli, Libya (photo courtesy: voanews.com)
14:04 GMT

A new spate of kidnappings takes place in Libya, with 70 Egyptians abducted

Iran and the major powers hope to agree upon a deal over the country's nuclear activities by July. (AFP/File)
12:45 GMT

US Secretary of State John Kerry explained on Thursday that sanctions against Iran are still in place and are being enforced

Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem was the head of the Syrian delegation for the Geneva 2 conference  (photo courtesy: rferl.org).
08:58 GMT

Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem has reportedly been hospitalized in Lebanon for pressing medical checks

Syria has faced criticism in recent months for stalling on its obligation under a US-Russia brokered deal to remove all its chemical weapons. (photo courtesy: patdollard.com).
08:36 GMT

Russia says there is no need for a new timeline as chemical weapons will be out of Syria by April 13

More than 140,000 people have died since the Syrian conflict erupted in March 2011 (photo courtesy: telegraph.co.uk).
06:00 GMT

Sunni Islamist rebels claimed responsibility for kidnapping 94 people belonging to the minority Alawite sect

March 13, 2014

More than 140,000 people have died since the conflict began in March 2011 (photo courtesy: telegraph.co.uk).
19:32 GMT

Rebel fighters fear losing grip on 'the capital of the revolution'

Militant groups in the Sinai have increasingly staged attacks against the Egyptian military since the removal of former President Mohamed Morsi (photo courtesy: presstv.ir).
19:21 GMT

One officer died and three others were injured in a surprise attack on an Egyptian army bus

Erdogan's statement threatens to further embroil the prime minister into a conflict with a growing number of demonstrators as the country nears local elections scheduled for March 30th. (photo courtesy: almonitor.com)
19:01 GMT

Turkish PM comes out against protestors after tens of thousands march to mourn the death of a 15 year old boy