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November 25, 2014

U.S. Senator Rand Paul is calling for the U.S. Congress to formally declare war on ISIL. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

US Senator Rand Paul called for the American Congress' formal declaration of war against ISIL.

November 24, 2014

Syria continues to be plagued by conflict, leading refugees to Greece and other neighboring countries. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

Syrian refugees staged their sixth day of a hunger strike in Athens, Greece over the observation of their rights as refugees.

At least 10 people have been killed and 30 others were wounded in a bomb explosion in Baghdad. (AFP/File)
17:30 GMT

Ten people have been killed, and 30 others were wounded in a bomb explosion in Baghdad.

A former British soldier joined his friend to fight alongside the Kurdish Peshmerga forces. (AFP/File)
17:04 GMT

A former British soldier claims to have joined Kurdish Peshmerga forces in fighting against Islamic State militants.

Israeli forces have arrested at least eleven Palestinians in overnight operations late Sunday. (AFP/File)
15:35 GMT

Israeli forces have arrested at least eleven Palestinians in overnight operations on a number of Palestinian houses across the West Bank.

Some of the the United Nations Security Council's five permanent members have expressed support for Palestinian statehood. (AFP/File)
14:59 GMT

Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki has announced that a draft resolution calling for a United Nations Security vote on Palestinian statehood will be tabled.

Citing unnamed officials, the report linked Hagel's resignation to the U.S.-led fight against ISIL. (AFP/File)
14:46 GMT

Amid mounting criticism, increasing international volatility and a lame-duck Democratic majority in the Senate, the White House is set to announce the resignation of U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

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.