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March 25, 2014

Abbas reportedly agreed to extend the peace talks if Israel makes some concessions. (AFP)
07:12 GMT

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has agreed to extend the peace talks if certain conditions are met - including Israel freezing all settlement construction and releasing more Palestinian prisoners.

A Syrian woman cries as she leaves a residential block reportedly hit by an explosives-filled barrel dropped by a government forces helicopter on March 18, 2014 in Aleppo. (KHALED KHATIB/AFP)
06:50 GMT

Human Rights Watch said Monday that the Syrian regime's use of barrel bombs in Aleppo was tantamount to terrorism and that civilians are the main recipients of the bombs' brutality.

Muammar Gaddafi ruled from 1969 until 2011. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Two of Gaddafi's sons and multiple aides are set to stand trial on April 14th.

March 24, 2014

Egypt's main cities have frequently erupted in protest since Mohmmad Morsi's overthrow. (AFP/File)
19:54 GMT

The anti-coup alliance is calling for mass protests throughout Egypt in response to the death sentences recently handed out to members of the Muslim Brotherhood.

A three-year long war rages in Syria as Bashar Assad struggles to remain on his throne. (AFP/File)
15:42 GMT

A cousin of Syrian President Bashar Assad died near the town of Kasab on Sunday.

Tripoli is experiencing increased violence because of the conflict in Syria. (AFP/File)
15:06 GMT

The Lebanese Army defused two sticks of dynamite found at the Lebanese University in Tripoli. No one was injured.

Lebanese soldiers are seen deployed on a street in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on March 14, 2014. Two people were killed, including a 10-year-old girl, in the Lebanese city of Tripoli, the day before. The death toll has now risen to 26 over 12 days. (AFP)
12:32 GMT

Over the past 12 days of clashes in Lebanon's restive northern city of Tripoli, 26 people - most of them civilians - have lost their lives.

UN Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi says that returning to the table for peace talks is currently out of the question, saying that the criteria for resuming talks has yet to be met (File Archive)
11:45 GMT

UN Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi told reporters in Kuwait Monday that holding another round of peace talks between Syria's ruling government and the opposition is currently "out of the question."

Sisi is expected to win the elections if he runs for president. (AFP/File)
10:21 GMT

Former Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Moussa has said that Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi will shortly - in the upcoming couple of days - announce his presidential bid.

Regime forces have also been pounding the city of Aleppo with air strikes over the past months, reducing Syria's second largest city to rubble (Baraa Halabi/AFP)
10:20 GMT

Syrian rebel forces allegedly claimed a key village on the Turkish border Monday.

Bahrain has been in the grips of an uprising since 2011. (AFP/File)
09:32 GMT

Bahraini government forces have attacked a Shia mosque in a village near Manama, in an alleged attempt by the ruling Al Khalifa family to silence the opposition.

529 Brotherhood supporters were sentenced to death on Monday. (AFP/File)
08:27 GMT

A Minya criminal court on Monday sentenced 529 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood to death on charges of murdering the deputy commander of the Matay district police station in Minya in August 2013.

One official believes Monday's attack - which resulted in the deaths of eight soldiers - was the work of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. (AFP/File)
07:58 GMT

Eight soldiers were killed and six were wounded on Monday when unidentified gunmen launched an attack on a military checkpoint in Hadramawt province in southeast Yemen, military sources reported.

The Arab League FMs allegedly voted unanimously for all draft resolutions that will be on the table for discussion during the two-day summit in Kuwait that is set to commence Tuesday (Yasser Al Zayyat/AFP)
07:41 GMT

Foreign ministers from the Arab League nations finally agreed to draft resolutions ahead of this week's summit in Kuwait despite growing tensions among member states.

Syrian army fighters celebrate shortly after troops loyal to President Bashar Assad took full control of the strategic town of Yabroud. (AFP)
07:11 GMT

Three rebel bomb experts and four of their bodyguards were killed by a Hezbollah ambush on Sunday in the strategic Qalamoun region, near Syria's border with Lebanon.