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November 3, 2013

In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. government has increasingly deployed unmanned drones in the Middle East, South Asia and Africa. [globalexchange]
07:39 GMT

Pakistan addresses US drone strike with fears that it was an "attack on the peace process."

Sunni and Shiite militant groups in the north of Yemen have signed a cease-fire after 100 fighters died in clashes last week. (AFP/File)
07:22 GMT

Yemeni military troops will enforce a truce made between Sunni and Shiites in the country's north after 100 people died in fierce clashes.

Lakhdar Brahimi is an Algerian United Nations envoy and adviser, and since August 2012. [guim.co]
07:12 GMT

Brahimi criticized for playing both sides in Geneva II meeting to discuss peaceful efforts to move forward for Syria.

Tensions between Tripoli's neighbourhoods have reached tipping point as a result of the spillover of the Syrian crisis. (AFP/File)
07:03 GMT

Violence has swept Tripoli as tensions between the Alawite-majority Tripoli neighbourhood of Jabal Mohsen and Sunni-dominated Zahriyeh left three Alawites beaten and wounded over the weekend.

Israeli sources told reporters that the tunnel in which the clashes occurred has been used by Hamas militants in Gaza to launch attacks on the Jewish state (AFP)
06:10 GMT

A Hamas member's dead body was found in a tunnel in Gaza Saturday following last week's clashes with Israeli troops conducting a raid operation in Gaza to destroy tunnels in the Palestinian territory.

Egypt ex-President Mohammed Morsi pictured in Germany on Jan 30, 2013. (Image credit: Getty)
04:40 GMT

Egypt's Foreign Ministry has said that ex-President Mohammed Morsi will face criminal charges. In addition, they stressed that he will enjoy the same privileges enjoyed by Hosni Mobarak.

November 2, 2013

raqis gather following an explosion at a bus station on October 27, 2013, in the the Mashtal district of the capital Baghdad. (Image credit: AFP)
15:28 GMT

According to a report by the United Nations, 979 people were killed in Iraq in October 2013.

Yemenis shout slogans during a protest outside the home of Yemeni President Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi against the fighting between the Shiite Houthi movement and Salafi militants in the northern town of Damaj. (Image credit: AFP)
15:19 GMT

After three days of clashes that killed at least forty people, Shiite rebels and Sunni fighters have stopped fighting in a northern Yemeni town.

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief inspector Tero Varjoranta talks to the press after a meeting with a delegation from Iran at the United Nations headquarters in Vienna. (Image credit: AFP)
15:00 GMT

Iran’s more moderate new leadership has shown willingness to address concerns regardless of progress in parallel talks with world powers, the head of the U.N. atomic watchdog said on Friday.

 Hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, rally outside the Presidential Palace. (Image credit: AFP)
07:55 GMT

Thousands of people took part in demonstrations across Egypt Friday to show support for ousted President Mohamed Morsi ahead of his trial Monday.

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (R) shakes hands with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif prior to a meeting in Ankara. (Image credit: AFP)
07:22 GMT

In a sign of a thaw in an important Middle Eastern relationship, both Turkey and Iran said that they share concerns about the increasingly sectarian nature of the conflict.

Tunisian MPs attend the first plenary session since the launch of all-party crisis talks on October 29, 2013 in Tunis. (Image credit: AFP).
05:28 GMT

Tunisian party leaders met Friday to discuss who they would appoint as prime minister to replace the current Islamist-led government.

Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) MP Gulay Samanci (R) is greeted as she attends a general assembly meeting wearing a headscarf at the Turkish Parliament in Ankara. (Image credit: AFP)
05:13 GMT

Female lawmakers in Turkey wore headscarves to Parliament for the first time following the end of a long-standing ban.

November 1, 2013

[Alex Wong/Getty Images]
14:07 GMT

The Obama administration has convinced a number of American senators to delay another round of unilateral sanctions against Iran as the most substantive nuclear talks between Tehran and world powers unfold.

View of the Gaza Strip's sole power plant in Nusairat, on March 26, 2012 [AFP/File, Mohammed Abed]
13:25 GMT

A shortage of fuel halted the production of electricity across the Gaza Strip on Friday.