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November 26, 2014

The Syrian civil war has killed thousands and forced millions to flee. (AFP/File)
09:04 GMT

At least 130 people were killed in airstrikes on Syria`s Raqqa province which is currently under the control of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

A Kurdish Peshmerga sniper's scope aims towards the horizon near Erbil in northern Iraq on Sept. 15. (AFP/JM Lopez)
08:41 GMT

Over the past few days Peshmerga forces have captured a strategic road near Sinjar that ISIL used as a key supply route from Syria.

Hezbollah and the FSA have been in a longstanding battle in Syria. (AFP/File)
08:17 GMT

A captured Hezbollah fighter was released by the Free Syrian Army in exchange for two rebels held by the Shia group.

Recent fighting between the warring camps in the country's central and western regions has left dozens dead. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT

At least 10 people were killed early Wednesday in clashes between Houthi militants and armed tribesmen in central Sanaa, local residents said.

Iraq's army broke ISIL's siege of Baiji oil refinery last week after months of clashes. (AFP/File)
07:20 GMT

Iraqi troops pushed back ISIL militants in fresh clashes surrounding the Baiji oil refinery Tuesday, local residents said.

Since mid-February 2011, thousands of protesters have held numerous demonstrations in the streets of Bahrain, calling for the royal family to give up power. (AFP/File)
06:54 GMT

Bahrani troops have attacked people protesting the Al Khalifa regime security forces' storming of a prominent cleric’s home, amid an ongoing crackdown on dissent.

The Syrian city of Raqqa has been an ISIL stronghold since it was seized in 2013. (AFP/File)
05:23 GMT

Air strikes carried out by Bashar al-Assad's army targeting ISIL in Raqqa killed 60 people, according to a London-based monitoring group.

November 25, 2014

A 22-year-old died from sustained injuries in the West Bank town of Jenin. (AFP/File)
21:59 GMT

An Israeli bus driver ran over two Palestinian at al-Jalama checkpoint in Jenin, killing one person and injuring another, Palestinian security sources said Tuesday.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. (AFP)
19:38 GMT

Turkish parliament to debate a bill, proposed by far-right MP, which would define Israel as a 'terrorist state'.

Egyptian rescue workers and residents remove a body from the rubble of a collapsed building on November 25, 2014 in Cairo's northern district of Matariya (AFP)
18:06 GMT

Rescue workers and family members tried to free others trapped in the rubble after the building collapsed. Investigators suspect illegal construction as the cause.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas meets the European Union's new foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini in Ramallah on November 8, 2014. (AFP)
17:18 GMT

The European Parliament delayed a planned vote on Palestinian statehood due to wording of the motion, sources said.

PST announced there is a 60- to 90-percent chance that Norway will be exposed to a terror attack during the next year. (AFP/File)
16:49 GMT

Norway is to go ahead with plans that allow its security forces to carry firearms at all times, not just in special situations, in response to an increased terror threat.

European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif deliver a statement in Vienna on the status of negotiations over Iran's nuclear program before he leaves Vienna on November 24, 2014. (AFP)
16:21 GMT

The European Union (EU) has extended a freeze on certain sanctions imposed against Iran over the country’s nuclear program after Tehran and six world powers agreed to continue talks for seven more months.

A police detective inspects the site of a suicide blast, which was carried out by a woman, outside the central administration building of the Kano State Polytechnic institute in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, July 30, 2014. (AFP/file)
15:36 GMT

Twin bomb blasts have left at least 45 people dead in a crowded market in the city of Maiduguri in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno.

Members of the Tunisian ISIE elections body hold a press conference to announce the results of the first round of the presidential election on November 25, 2014. (AFP)
15:26 GMT

An official under Tunisia’s former hardline ruler Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali has come out on top in the country’s first free presidential election.