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November 24, 2014

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif (left), Chinese Foreign Minister Yi (center), and US. Secretary of State Kerry (right) pictured together at the Iranian Nuclear talks. (AFP/File)
14:25 GMT

Negotiators in the Iranian nuclear talks are working on an agreement to extend the talks an additional seven months, a Western diplomat reports.

At least 28 people were killed when militants attacked this bus traveling to the capital Nairobi from the north-eastern town of Mandera on early Saturday. (AFP photo)
11:21 GMT

Kenya says its troops also destroyed the camp from which the attack was planned.

The battle for Kobani has raged for over three months. (AFP/File)
11:14 GMT

Kurdish fighters continue to make advances against ISIL in Kobani.

The Palestinian man is believed to be in good condition after being transferred to hospital. (AFP/File)
11:03 GMT

A Palestinian man was injured after being attacked by three Israelis in East Jerusalem following weeks of violence in the city.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attends a press conference in Vienna, July 18, 2014. (AFP/File)
09:58 GMT

Nuclear talks in Vienna between Iran and the P5+1 nations could be extended past the November 24 deadline if an agreement isn't reached.

Nadim Nuwara, 17, was killed on Nakba Day in May 2014 while he walked down the street. (AFP/File)
08:51 GMT

An Israeli border policeman was charged with manslaughter for shooting and killing a Palestinian teen, which was captured on CCTV footage.

The 32-year-old Palestinian man had been farming close to the border with Israel when shot. (AFP/File)
08:18 GMT

A Palestinian farmer was shot and killed by Israeli forces close to the border in northern Gaza Sunday, according to medics.

Yemen’s southern residents complain that they have been economically and politically marginalized by the central government in Sana’a. (AFP/File)
07:37 GMT

Yemen’s pro-independence Southern Movement says it is going ahead with a plan to form its own government by next month.

A total of 27 candidates, including a woman, competed in Sunday's vote for the top post. (AFP/File)
07:08 GMT

After counting nearly two-thirds of votes in Tunisia's presidential election, front-runners Beji Caid el-Sebsi and Moncef Marzouki were seen heading to a run-off.

Over 200,000 people have died in the Syrian war since March 2011, according to the UN. (AFP/File)
05:30 GMT

Syrian refugees in Athens protested over poor living conditions in the country Sunday, calling on the Greek government to grant them asylum.

ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi claimed an expansion of ISIL in the Arabian Peninsula. (AFP/File)
04:47 GMT

A senior Al Qaeda cleric in Yemen denounced ISIL in a video released Friday. Harith bin Ghazi al-Nadhari rebuked claims by ISIL for proclaiming Yemen belonged to the "Islamic State".

Iraqi pro-government forces take part in a major operation against Islamic State (IS) group fighters to retake the town and areas around Saadiyah northeast of Baghdad in Diyala province on November 23, 2014. (AFP)
04:00 GMT

The US plans to buy arms for Sunni tribesmen in Iraq including AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds.

November 23, 2014

At stake in the Austrian capital Vienna is a historic deal in which Iran would curb its nuclear activities in exchange for broad relief from years of heavy international economic sanctions. (photo: AFP)
21:15 GMT

Officials call November 24 deadline "impossible"; Iran Navy "monitoring" foreign maneuvers after Israel renews threat of military action.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the weekly cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem office on November 23, 2014. (AFP)
19:12 GMT

The cabinet voted in favor of the controversial "Jewish state bill," with the preceding discussion descended into a shouting match between ministers on Sunday.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem office on November 23, 2014. (AFP/Jim Hollander)
18:28 GMT

PM: France's parliament would be making a 'grave mistake' if it recognizes a Palestinian state in a vote on December 2.