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October 7, 2013

UN workers begin supervision of physical destruction of weapons in Syria. [cbc.derivitaves]
05:47 GMT

The physical destruction of chemical weapons stores in Syria has begun.

October 6, 2013

Staff fills up a jeep at a gas station. [gmanetwork]
21:09 GMT

Syrian rebel-held towns will suffer most from government led gas hike.

Netanyahu speaks against lifting sanctions on Iran. [rt.com]
20:56 GMT

Prime Minister Netanyahu urges UN to consider progress of current sanctions in Iran.

EGYPT, Cairo : Egyptian Muslim brotherhood and supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi run for cover from tear gas during clashes with riot police along Ramsis street in downtown Cairo, on October 6, 2013 (AFP)
20:46 GMT

At least 34 people were killed and more than 80 wounded on Sunday in Egypt between supporters of ousted former President Mohamed Morsi.

Israeli border police gather in the area of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City on October 6, 2013, as Palestinian Christians rally during a demonstration against acts of vandalism on Christian sites in Jerusalem. (AFP)
16:06 GMT

Israeli police have arrested four young Israeli Jews on suspicion of attacking Arab Israelis in Jerusalem in acts of "price tag" vandalism and violence.

A SANA handout picture shows the devastation in the Christian suburb of Qassaa in Damascus after mortar rounds killed eight people in the capital on Sunday. (AFP/SANA)
15:45 GMT

At least eight people were killed and 24 wounded after mortar fire hit Damascus' Christian majority Qassaa district on Sunday.

Chemical weapons investigators have begun dismantling Syria's chemical weapons. (AFP)
13:44 GMT

A chemical investigations team began on Sunday dismantling and destroying Syria's chemical weapons arsenal following a US-Russian brokered deal over the Syrian regime's chemical capabilities.

Us claims Iran could possibly have nuclear weapon within one year. [guim]
13:21 GMT

In preparation for upcoming meetings between world powers, Iran expresses desires for new proposals regarding nuclear weapons program.

Man carries child from school bombing rubble. [photoshelter]
11:31 GMT

Two car bombs attacks cause 15 deaths between police station and primary school.

Iran has arrested four people for allegedly trying to sabotage a nuclear site, the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation, Ali Akbar Salehi said Sunday. (AFP/File)
10:50 GMT

Iran has arrested four people for allegedly trying to sabotage a nuclear site, the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation, Ali Akbar Salehi said Sunday.

John Greyson and Tarek Loubani were arrested whilst trying to enter Gaza in mid-August. (Photo courtesy of Canadian Press/Al Arabiya)
09:22 GMT

Egypt on Sunday released two Canadians that have been held without charges since mid-August. John Greyson and Tarek Loubani were arrested whilst trying to enter Gaza over the summer and are accused of taking part in pro-Morsi clashes.

Mourners carry the body of Palestinian Huweshil Abu Huweshil, from his house to the mosque during his funeral procession south of Gaza City. (AFP)
09:11 GMT

The Palestinian National Security Forces have been deployed in Jenin for the last few days for a massive crackdown on alleged fugitives in the West Bank.

Abu Anas Al Libi, the Libyan Al Qaeda leader who was arrested by US forces in Tripoli on Saturday. (AFP)
07:48 GMT

Libyan Al Qaeda leader Abu Anas Al Libi was arrested by US forces on Saturday following a military raid in Tripoli. Libi was allegedly behind the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Africa and has been on the FBI's most wanted list for many years.

Supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi flash a four finger symbol, known as "Rabaa", which means four in Arabic, to remember those killed in the crackdown on the Rabaa al-Adawiya protest camp in Cairo. The Egyptian military is preparing for widespread violence as the country marks the 40th anniversary of the October 1973 war with Israel. (AFP)
07:35 GMT

As Sunday marks the 40th anniversary of Egypt's October 1973 war with Israel, the Egyptian military is preparing for an outbreak of violence as thousands gear up to flood the streets.

Bahrain's general prosecutor charged ex-MP Khalil Marzooq with "inciting terrorist crimes" Saturday as part of a nationwide crackdown on Shiite opposition figures (Courtesy of CNN)
04:00 GMT

Bahrain's general prosecutor charged Shiite opposition ex-MP Khalil Marzooq Saturday for "inciting terrorist crimes" due to his public support for the February 14 Coalition that was formed during the February 2011 pro-democracy protests.