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December 26, 2013

The destruction of al-Araqib village is part of the Israeli government's Prawer Plan. (AFP/File)
10:44 GMT

For the 63rd time, Israeli forces on Thursday morning bulldozed and demolished the Bedouin village of al-Araqib in Negev.

According to experts, nuclear weapons can be produced with 20 percent purity of uranium. The new Iranian bill goes well beyond this. (Getty/File)
10:32 GMT

A recent bill put forward by Iranian lawmakers would see the government to enrich uranium to 60 percent purity.

Egyptians took to the streets earlier this week after a car bomb killed thirteen people in Egypt's Mansura (Mahmoud Khaled/AFP)
08:29 GMT

An unknown individual threw an explosive near a public bus near a school complex in Cairo's Nasr City Thursday morning.

Suicide bombers targeted an army checkpoint outside of Benghazi earlier this week (Abdullah Doma/AFP)
08:14 GMT

Attacks in Libya's Benghazi left one police officer dead and another wounded late Wednesday as the north African country "spirals" into further violence and chaos.

Israel previously released some Palestinian prisoners as part of the ongoing peace talks in August and October (File Archive)
07:46 GMT

Israel will release the third group of Palestinian prisoners next week as part of ongoing peace talks, but is also planning to announce new settlement construction by the end of the year.

This is a photograph of the alleged Nusra leader Al Golani (File Archive/AFP)
07:31 GMT

Letters provided to reporters Wednesday indicate that Syria's Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front has been plotting to kidnap UN workers.

Approximately 3,800 residents were evacuated from Moadamiyet Al Sham in October (File Archive/AFP)
07:02 GMT

Regime and rebel forces reached a landmark truce Wednesday in a besieged town close to Damascus that will allow aid agencies to deliver supplies to starving civilians starting Thursday.

Israel also has deployed more tanks to its border with Gaza this week due to increasing tensions between Israelis and Palestinians residing in the territory after Jewish soldiers killed a three-year-old girl this week (Menahem Kahana/AFP)
06:16 GMT

The United Nations Palestine refugee agency officially condemned Israelis' latest destruction of Palestinian homes in the West Bank that has displaced 68 people thus far.

December 25, 2013

The Muslim Brotherhood will mark the third anniversary of Mubarak's ouster by protesting in support of Morsi.(AFP/File)
14:48 GMT

On the third anniversary of the 2011 revolution that ousted Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood will be marching and petitioning for former President Mohamed Morsi to be reinstalled in office.

Egyptians carry the body of one of the thirteen people killed in a car bomb attack earlier in the day, during his funeral in the Egyptian city of Mansura, North of Cairo, on December 24, 2013. (AFP)
10:26 GMT

Egypt's Ansar Jerusalem (known as Ansar Bait al-Maqdis in Arabic) has claimed responsibility for Tuesday's deadly attack on a security site in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura that killed 14 people.

Iraqi Christians take part in Christmas celebrations during mass at the Chaldean Sacred Heart Cathedral in the northern city of Kirkuk, 240 kms (150 miles) from Baghdad on December 24, 2013. (AFP)
10:07 GMT

At least 14 people were killed on Wednesday morning after a car bomb targeted a church in southern Baghdad.

Egyptians carry the body of one of the thirteen people killed in a car bomb attack earlier in the day, during his funeral in the Egyptian city of Mansura, North of Cairo. [AFP]
08:00 GMT

Palestinian Islamist movement rejects claims it was involved in terrorist attack on Mansoura security directorate.

Iraqi men take part in the funeral of four of the five journalists killed in an attack on an Iraqi television station headquarters the day before, in the northern city of Tikrit, during their funeral, on December 24, 2013. [AFP]
07:00 GMT

Al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for killing five journalists in a suicide bombing that targeted a news channel office.

Egyptian women shout slogans during the funeral of one of the thirteen people killed in a car bomb attack earlier in the day, in the Egyptian city of Mansura, North of Cairo, on December 24, 2013. [AFP]
06:00 GMT

King Abdullah of Jordan sent his condolences to the President of Egypt after the recent terror attack in the city of Mansoura.

December 24, 2013

The Defense Minister of Iran Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi (L) and Defense Minister of Iraq Saadoun al-Dulaimi (R). [armyrecognition]
20:05 GMT

While riding in a convoy, Iraqi Defense Minister Saadoun al-Dulaimi was targeted in a failed bombing attempt that injured two guards and the vehicle.