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February 3, 2014

Israeli defense forces killed nine Turkish nationals during the flotilla raid in 2010 (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
09:31 GMT

After nearly four years, Israel has offered Turkey $20 million as compensation to families of those individuals who were killed in Israel's 2010 raid on the flotilla that was delivering humanitarian aid supplies to Gaza.

Bombs targeted the Iranian Embassy in Beirut late last year (File Archive/AFP)
08:04 GMT

Analysts predict that bombings will continue in Lebanon until Hezbollah retracts it decision to intervene in Syria's civil war.

Al Qaeda fighters launched a deadly double attack on Aleppo. (AFP/File)
07:37 GMT

A double bomb attack in Aleppo carried out by al-Qaeda-affiliated group, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), claimed the lives of at least 16 Syrian rebel fighters on Sunday, an NGO said.

The mortar shells landed approximately thirty meters from the wall of the French Embassy (Mohammed Huwais/AFP)
07:22 GMT

Mortar shells targeted the French Embassy in Yemen Monday evening.

Dozens of Yarmouk residents are dying from hunger - according to activists, they've been surviving on a diet of stale vegetables, herbs, powdered tomato paste, animal feed and cooking spices dissolved in water. (AFP/File)
07:10 GMT

Four people died in Yarmouk refugee camp over the weekend despite the UN delivering food packages and humanitarian supplies to the besieged Damascus neighborhood.

Five of the eight charged are suspected to be members of Israel's intelligence agency Mossad (Courtesy of Press TV)
07:05 GMT

Egypt's State Security court has charged three Egyptians and five Israelis for spying for Israel and have been referred to criminal court.

Abbas said that Palestine recognizing the Israeli state was "out of the question". (AFP/File)
06:44 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he proposed to Secretary of State John Kerry a U.S.-led NATO force patrol a future Palestinian state indefinitely.

Member of the Loyalty to Resistance parliamentarian bloc in Lebanon, MP Ali Fayyad. [islamicinvitationturkey]
05:53 GMT

After a deadly suicide bombing in Lebanon, Hezbollah MP calls for accountability of jihadist groups.

The uprising in Syria has caused intense clashes in neighboring Lebanon. [HusseinMalla]
05:35 GMT

A back-alley dispute has left one dead and several others wounded in Tripoli.

Young boys, covered with dust, make their way through the rubble of destroyed buildings following reported air strikes by government forces in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on February 2, 2014. [AFP]
05:18 GMT

Due to security during Syria's crisis, deadlines for shipment of chemical weapons have been missed and NATO has stepped up to support the process.

February 2, 2014

West Bank settlements receive compensation for the 2009-2010 settlement freeze. (AFP/File)
12:13 GMT

Israel’s Finance Minister Yair Lapid has suspended the transfer of public funds to all West Bank settlements pending a probe into their alleged misuse, his office said.

Ansar Beit Al Maqdis has claimed many of the bomb attacks in Sinai targeting Egyptian soldiers (File Archive/AFP)
11:31 GMT

Car bombs left three civilians wounded in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula Sunday.

Hamas is still exerting pressure on other Palestinian factions to maintain a ceasefire (Courtesy of Times of Israel)
11:12 GMT

Hamas has allegedly pulled back hundreds of its gunmen from its border with Israel in order to prevent other Palestinian factions from firing homemade rockets at Israeli towns.

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani listens after his address at the World Economic Forum in Davos on January 23, 2014. [AFP]
10:37 GMT

As the beginning phases of Iran's nuclear deal take shape, previously frozen funds are being released for use in the process.

A growing number of European businesses are boycotting Israeli firms who work in illegal West Bank settlements. (AFP/File)
09:59 GMT

Israel's economics minister Naftali Bennett slammed U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for warning that if the Palestinian-Israeli peace talks fail, the global boycotting campaign against Israel may gain traction.