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August 19, 2014

Disease and poor access to food and water is making many UNWRA emergency shelters not fit for habitation (AFP/ File Archive).
05:00 GMT

Poor access to food and water and various diseases are making Unite Nation shelters in Gaza no longer habitable.

August 18, 2014

The captives  were distributed amongst militant groups from the Nusra Front as well as Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (AFP/ File Archive).
20:00 GMT

The Lebanese government on Monday received a list of demands from the militants who have held members of the Army and Internal Security Forces captive since the eruption of Arsal clashes.

MORE than 900 cases of sectarian incitement have been documented in Bahrain’s mosques over the past 12 months (Adam Jan/ AFP).
18:00 GMT

MORE than 900 cases of sectarian incitement have been documented in Bahrain’s mosques and ma’atams within 12 months.

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal (AFP/ File Archive).
16:00 GMT

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal met Sri Lankan Ambassador Mohamed Hussein Mohamed in Jeddah on Sunday to discuss strengthening bilateral relations.

During the protest the crowd chanted: “from Ferguson to Palestine, police brutality is a crime.” (Justin Sullivan/ Getty Images North America/ AFP).
14:19 GMT

"Block the Boat" activists claim to have prevented a Zim cargo ship from unloading Israeli goods on North America's West Coast.

The Assad regime continued air strikes that it began Sunday. (AFP/File)
13:49 GMT

The Syrian air force carried out air strikes against ISIS militants in the province of Raqqa Monday.

Lebanon currently hosts over 1.3 million Syrian refugees, making up 27 percent of the population (File/AFP)
13:36 GMT

Lebanese authorities tightened controls on Syrian refugees in Bsharri after a wave of violence between militants and the army across Arsal earlier this month.

King Abdullah's donation was in response to a proposal made by the World Food Program (File/AFP)
13:20 GMT

King Abdullah donated an additional $1 million for Palestinian families in the West Bank, which would benefit up to 81,000 people.

Kuwait´s parliament, where Member for Parliament Abdul Hameed Dashti said he would call for a debate about misbehaving Kuwaitis abroad (Yasser al-Zayya, AFP).
13:09 GMT

Two Kuwaiti parliament members have demanded that the passport of any Kuwaiti who tarnishes the country’s image and reputation abroad should be revoked.

An Israeli soldier applies camouflage to his face close to the border with Gaza, July 30, 2014 (File/AFP)
11:15 GMT

Israel has positioned troops along the Gaza border as a five-day ceasefire brokered by Egypt is due to end late Monday.

Egypt's security forces are often targeted ever since Mohamed Morsi was ousted from office in July, 2013 (File/AFP)
10:58 GMT

An Egyptian police officer was shot dead Monday in the Nile Delta when an armed group attacked a security checkpoint.

A Syrian boy walks through the remains of a refugee camp that was burnt during clashes with militants in Arsal, August 9, 2014 (File/AFP)
10:23 GMT

Militants freed two Lebanese soldiers who were kidnapped during clashes between extremists and the army in the border town of Arsal.

Police have yet to identify the attackers. (AFP/File)
10:03 GMT

Armed men attacked the motorcade of a Saudi prince Monday.

Iran is prone to earthquakes as the country is located on seismic fault lines (File/AFP)
09:49 GMT

A strong earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale shook three provinces in western Iran, injuring at least 50 people. No fatalities were reported.

Lebanese soldiers stand guard in the streets of Arsal, August 9, 2014 (File/AFP)
09:35 GMT

Lebanon's army requested fixed-wing aircrafts from the U.S. to support troops battling extremists in and around the border town of Arsal, an official said.