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February 20, 2014

The nuclear talks between Iran and the six major world powers will resume in Vienna in March. (AFP/Getty/File)
08:20 GMT

U.S. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf described the nuclear talks with Iran as “constructive and useful” following a series of negotiations in Vienna this week.

Libyans have little faith in their governmental system following four-decades of rule under Gaddafi and the violence that has plagued the country since his ouster. (AFP)
07:47 GMT

Libyans went to polling stations on Thursday to elect a constitutional committee in the latest development in the country's tumultuous political transition following the ouster of long-term ruler Muammar Gaddafi.

The UN is expected to vote on a resolution for aid to Syria on Friday. It is unclear whether Russia and China will veto the measure. (AFP/File)
07:18 GMT

The U.N. Security Council will likely vote on a resolution to boost humanitarian aid in Syria on Friday.

The Israeli military is apparently facing mounting criticism over its night raids on Palestinian families. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT

Israel's chief military prosecutor in the West Bank has said that as they are a source of mounting criticism, Israel may stop arresting Palestinians in night raids. He said that wanted Palestinians would be given summonses instead.

Iran and the world powers will sit down again in Vienna in March. (AFP)
06:49 GMT

Iran and the six major world powers have agreed on a decisive agenda for the negotiations over Tehran's nuclear capabilities, and will meet again in Austrian capital Vienna for talks in March, an official said Thursday.

February 19, 2014

Other Israeli drones have often landed in Lebanese territory, but Israel's defense forces are saying that Tuesday's crash occurred under "mysterious circumstances" (File Archive)
20:00 GMT

An Israel drone crashed in Lebanon "under mysterious circumstances," according to reports Tuesday.

Photo shows the site of a bomb explosion in Aleppo. [Press TV]
18:47 GMT

A bomb explosion has targeted a police headquarters in the Syria’s northern city of Aleppo, causing several casualties.

The Syrian Free Army chief General Selim Idriss [AFP]
18:05 GMT

The Syrian Free Army chief General Selim Idriss on Wednesday rejected his dismissal by opposition leaders and regional unit commanders pledged to keep fighting under his command.

A sick Syrian woman lies in a evacuated building on January 27, 2014 in the Kucukpazar district of Istanbul. [AFP]
17:57 GMT

The Turkish government has agreed to grant residency permits to Palestinians who have fled Syria for Turkey, the Palestinian ambassador to Turkey said in a statement.

Former Lebanese prime minister Saad al-Hariri (L) arrived in Egypt on Tuesday to meet Gen. Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi. [AFP]
17:28 GMT

Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri arrived in Egypt on Tuesday to meet Gen. Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo.

A Palestinian man gestures next to a vandalised car following a suspected Jewish extremist attack in the West Bank village of Burqa, east of Ramallah, on October 10, 2013. [AFP]
17:20 GMT

Anti-Arab Jewish extremists carrying out so-called price-tag attacks are terrorists, Israeli Environmental Protection Minister said Wednesday.

Settlements have proven to be a sticking point in current Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. (AFP/File)
13:31 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is working on a framework agreement to extend Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. As a part of that agreement, the United States will call for Israel to stop building outside major settlement blocs.

Protests erupted in Bahrain in February 2011 (AFP/File)
13:19 GMT

On Wednesday, a Bahrain court jailed eight protestors and sentenced one to death as it continues to crack down on government dissidents.

Al-Qaeda militants were ousted from a strategic district in Anbar province (AFP)
11:37 GMT

Iraqi government forces on Wednesday recaptured a strategic district in the restive Anbar province from Al-Qaeda-affiliated militants.

Now that pro-Morsi protests have subsided in Cairo, is the time right for political dialogue between the Muslim Brotherhood and the interim government? (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT

As fractures emerge in the pro-Mohamed Morsi movement in Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood supporters are reportedly seeking to talk with the interim government.