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March 29, 2014

SodaStream is one of many companies to face boycotts because of its association with Israel. (AFP/File)
10:13 GMT

The EU parliament sent a letter to EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton calling for EU firms to stop trading with companies associated with Israeli settlements.

March 28, 2014

King Abdullah and Barack Obama once close allies (File/AFP)
13:40 GMT

In an attempt to improve ties with Saudi Arabia, the U.S. president has arrived in Riyadh for brief talks.

Matthew and Grace Huang denied the charges (File/AFP)
10:42 GMT

The Doha-based couple have been found guilty of killing their adopted daughter and have been sentenced to three years in jail. The American couple were accused of starving the eight-year-old to harvest her organs.

Trapped Palestinian families caught in the middle of Syria's civil war (File/AFP)
10:15 GMT

Palestinians are continuing to struggle inside Yarmouk refugee camp, close to the Syrian capital as the humanitarian crisis worsens.

The Rafah crossing between Egypt and Gaza is a gateway for Palestinians to the outside world
09:48 GMT

Egyptian authorities allegedly seized a car and four motorcycles bound for Gaza near the Rafah crossing, destroying tunnels used for smuggling goods in the process.

Prince Muqrin is currently the second deputy prime minister of the Kingdom (AFP/File)
09:12 GMT

Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz is likely to become king in the future after being appointed as deputy crown prince, according to a Royal Court Statement.

As a result of occupation, many Palestinians are often forced to work illegally in Israel (File/AFP)
08:24 GMT

A Palestinian man was chased by Israeli police out of an industrial zone because he did not have a permit to work in Israel. After falling, he was found unconscious and was later pronounced dead.

Abu Qatada was deported by the British government in August, 2013 to Jordan (File/AFP)
07:44 GMT

Lawyers representing Abu Qatada have requested a delay in proceedings, as the controversial cleric claims to have financial problems.

It is unclear who controls the oil fields, according to human rights groups (File/AFP)
06:29 GMT

ISIS and Islamist groups sustained casualties on Thursday after a battle for the Jafra oil field, east of Syria.

March 27, 2014

As the Syrian conflict enters its third year, the Assad regime has been gaining ground throughout parts of the country.  (AFP/File)
18:26 GMT

The explosion killed one and injured eleven others.

Turkey blocked YouTube on Thursday after an audio recording was posted detailing possible military operations in Syria. It is currently unclear how the Turkish court's ruling against the government on Twitter could affect the ban put in place on YouTube. (File)
17:26 GMT

The Turkish court's ruling comes as Erdogan's government blocked another popular site, YouTube, on Thursday.

Turkey's ban on Youtube follows the governments recent blocking of Twitter. (AFP/File)
16:21 GMT

Turkey bans YouTube after an audio recording leaked detailing potential Turkish involvement in Syria.

The Syrian Army recently seized the strategic town of Yabroud. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT

The Syrian Army and Hezbollah are making advances on the town of Flita.

Rebels fighter stand on the images of the late Syrian president Hafez al-Assad (R) and his son present Syrian President Bashar al-Assad at the Kasab border crossing with Turkey, in the northwestern province of Latakia.
12:00 GMT

Syria has formally called on the United Nations to take all essential measures to halt Turkish involvement in rebel offensives taking place in Syria’s Kasab district.

The soldier was only lightly injured, according to media reports. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT

An Israeli soldier was stabbed and lightly injured in Jerusalem on Thursday, near near the illegal East Jerusalem settlement of Pisgat Zeev, Israeli media reported.