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June 16, 2014

Fatah and Hamas created a unity government in April. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Hamas says the recent accusations that Hamas was responsible for kidnapping three missing Israeli teens is an effort by Israel to bring down the newly formed Palestinian unity government.

June 15, 2014

Armed militias freely roam Libya as the current government struggles to gain full control of the country. (AFP/File)
19:31 GMT

A Lebanese citizen was kidnapped in Benghazi after an armed group raided his house.

The Muslim Brotherhood was designated as a terrorist organization by the Egyptian government. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT

Egyptian security forces raided the print shop of a human rights newspaper and accused it of having links to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula frequently targets diplomats and civilians in Yemen. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

At least seven medical staffers were in killed in Yemen Sunday in a militant ambush.

Morsi was overthrown in July of 2013. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

The National Alliance to Support Legitimacy has called on supporters of Mohamed Morsi to rise up on July 3.

ISIL militants recently began a dramatic and ambitious siege of Iraqi cities. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT

The Syrian and Iraqi governments have begun joint airstrikes against ISIL militants.

Former president Saleh ruled Yemen for 33 years. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT

Yemeni troops surrounded a mosque controlled by former president Saleh amid suspicions that Saleh is plotting a coup.

Secretary Kerry said the U.S. was ready to help but urged Iraqi leaders to first resolve their differences. (AFP/File)
13:48 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States is committed to helping Iraq defeat ISIL.

Iraqi forces are battling jihadist militants who are attempting to take over Baghdad. (AFP/File)
13:09 GMT

A bombing in central Baghdad has left 9 dead and 23 injured.

The town of Kassab has been under siege for over two months. (AFP/File)
11:55 GMT

The Syrian army has recaptured the strategic town of Kassab near Syria's border with Turkey.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Hamas of kidnapping the three missing Israeli teens. (AFP/File)
11:09 GMT

Hamas denied accusations that it is responsible for kidnapping three missing Israeli teens.

Kurdish forces, also known as Peshmerga, have been successful in defending their territory against ISIL jihadists. (AFP/File)
10:02 GMT

An airstrike on Kurdish forces has killed 6 and left over 20 injured.

The Palestinians were detained in overnight raids in the West Bank. (AFP/File)
08:57 GMT

Israeli forces have detained nearly 80 Palestinians and continue major raids in the West Bank to find 3 missing Israeli teens.

One of Iraq's most influential Shia clerics recently called upon all capable Iraqis to pick up arms and fight ISIL militants. (AFP/File)
08:27 GMT

Iraqi military forces have reportedly killed roughly 300 militants in their effort to stop ISIL from taking over more territory in Iraq.

Lebanese security forces are ramping up security in border towns like Arsal. (AFP/File)
07:24 GMT

Lebanese authorities are increasing security in border regions and adopting preventive measures to avoid spillover violence from Iraq and Syria.