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June 16, 2014

Current Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to be the AFP party's candidate and run for reelection. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

Turkey's two main opposition parties have picked a joint candidate for the upcoming presidential election.

Iraqi forces have been battling ISIL militants for control of Iraq. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT

The prime minister of Iraqi Kurdistan has arrived in Tehran for talks about the Iraq crisis.

ISIL claims to have massacred over 1,000 Iraqi Shias in Tikrit on Sunday. (AFP/File)
14:28 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in an interview that the U.S. is considering air strikes in Iraq.

The controversial law says Egyptians may only demonstrate in police-sanctioned protests. (AFP/File)
12:01 GMT

Egyptian political groups who oppose Egypt's controversial protest law have called on their supporters to gather at Egypt's State Council on Tuesday.

Israel has been conducting raids and making arrests while searching for the missing teens. (AFP/File)
11:16 GMT

Israeli forces have arrested a Palestinian parliament speaker in their search for three missing Israeli teens.

The al-Qaeda inspired ISIL continues its siege of Iraqi cities. (AFP/File)
10:34 GMT

The ISIL captured Tal Afar Monday.

The P5 +1 reached an interim nuclear deal in Geneva in 2013. (AFP/File)
10:08 GMT

A new round of nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5 + 1 begins today in Vienna.

Clashes broke out during a night raid in the refugee camp. (AFP/File)
08:22 GMT

Israeli troops shot and killed a young Palestinian man in a refugee camp north of Ramallah during a night raid.

Several demonstrations have taken place in Kurdish-majority areas over the construction of new army posts. (AFP/File)
08:10 GMT

A Kurdish teenager has been killed during a protest in the Turkish city of Adana.

The U.S. embassy will remain open despite the deteriorating security situation in Iraq. (AFP/File)
07:40 GMT

The U.S. State Department has announced that the U.S. embassy in Baghdad will remain open.

According to local officials, thousands of tribal fighters have joined the battle against ISIL. (AFP/File)
07:06 GMT

Conflicting reports reveal it is unclear who is currently in control of Nineveh province's strategic city of Tal Afar.

Fatah and Hamas created a unity government in April. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Hamas says the recent accusations that Hamas was responsible for kidnapping three missing Israeli teens is an effort by Israel to bring down the newly formed Palestinian unity government.

June 15, 2014

Armed militias freely roam Libya as the current government struggles to gain full control of the country. (AFP/File)
19:31 GMT

A Lebanese citizen was kidnapped in Benghazi after an armed group raided his house.

The Muslim Brotherhood was designated as a terrorist organization by the Egyptian government. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT

Egyptian security forces raided the print shop of a human rights newspaper and accused it of having links to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula frequently targets diplomats and civilians in Yemen. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

At least seven medical staffers were in killed in Yemen Sunday in a militant ambush.