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April 22, 2014

International human rights organizations have recently criticized Israeli forces for using excessive force against Palestinians. (AFP/File)
11:50 GMT

Israeli forces clashed with Palestinians in the town of Awarta in the West Bank.

A "massive and unprecedented" military operation targeting al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is underway in Yemen. (AFP/File)
09:34 GMT

A "massive and unprecedented" military operation targeting al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is underway in Yemen, according to an unnamed Yemeni official.

Al Aqsa mosque compound is Islam's third holiest site. (AFP/File)
08:43 GMT

Jordan has summoned the Israeli ambassador to Amman over recent clashes at al Aqsa mosque compound in East Jerusalem.

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the U.S. is investigating the allegations. (AFP/File)
08:04 GMT

The U.S. State Department is investigating allegations that a toxic chemical weapon was used in Syria this month.

Demonstrators gathered across Bahrain to express their anger over the death of an anti-government protestor. (AFP/File)
07:33 GMT

Bahrainis held protests across many villages on Monday.

Amnesty International is collection evidence to prosecute the Israeli government. (AFP/File)
07:01 GMT

Amnesty International announced Monday that it had serious concerns about Israel's excessive use of force against Palestinians and others.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon recently criticized the upcoming elections in Syria. (AFP/File)
06:37 GMT

Syria's opposition has dismissed the upcoming presidential elections in Syria, calling them a "farce."

Turkey's government recently said that the government would not allow unions to hold rallies at Taksim Square. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Clashes have broken out in Istanbul between police forces and union members.

April 21, 2014

Hamdeen Sabbahi is Sisi's only opponent in the upcoming presidential elections. (AFP/File)
19:11 GMT

Egyptian presidential hopeful Hamdeen Sabbahi accused Sisi's campaign of bribing citizens.

Hamas won legislative elections in 2006 and now controls the Gaza Strip. (AFP/File)
18:20 GMT

Palestinian lawmaker Mustafa Barghouti was denied a permit to enter the Gaza Strip Monday.

Libya was under the rule of Muammar Gaddafi for 42 years. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

Libya's constituent assembly began drafting a new constitution Monday.

Current President Bashar al Assad will most likely run for president amid the ongoing civil war. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT

Syrian presidential candidates can begin registering for the upcoming election to be held on June 3rd.

No one was killed from Gaza's strike on southern Israel early Monday (Said Khatib/AFP)
14:02 GMT

Israel launched retaliatory airstrikes on the Gaza Strip Monday in response to seven rockets fired from Gaza earlier Monday landed in southern Israel.

Sebsi recently announced that he will run for president. (AFP/File)
14:01 GMT

Tunisia's former prime minister Beji Caid el Sebsi warned that the upcoming elections in Tunisia may be delayed.

The Lebanese army will cooperate with Hezbollah to carry out the rescue operation. (AFP/File)
13:14 GMT

Lebanese Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said Monday that a plan to rescue a Lebanese border town cut off by Syrian troops will go into effect on Tuesday.