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June 29, 2014

A Palestinian man inspects what police said was a chicken coop damaged in a nearby Israeli air strike in the central Gaza Strip (AFP)
20:02 GMT

The strikes late on Saturday and early on Sunday targeted sites across the coastal enclave, slightly wounding two people and damaging property in Gaza City, an interior ministry spokesman in Gaza said.

ISIS Takfiri Militants. (AFP)
16:23 GMT

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Sunday that the incident happened in Deir Hafer in the east of Aleppo Province.

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki rejected calls from the U.S. to form a national salvation government (File/AFP)
14:12 GMT

Candidates are due to be announced to form a new government by Iraq's National Coalition. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is widely believed to be among the chosen politicians.

The U.S. consulate in Benghazi was attacked in September of 2012. (AFP/File)
13:55 GMT

Ahmed Abu Khattala pleaded guilty to charges

Tikrit Teaching Hospital, where the 46 Indian nurses were hiding was bombed on Friday while Iraqi forces try to recapture the city (File/AFP)
12:35 GMT

Forty-six Indian nurses remained stranded in Iraq's northern city of Tikrit where ISIL militants continue to battle government forces.

Omar Bakri Muhammad has been arrested multiple times in Lebanon for allegedly supporting terrorism (File/AFP)
12:20 GMT

The family of a radical preacher asked that he be allowed back into the UK, around ten years after he left for Lebanon, where he claims to have been tortured.

Thousands of immigrants from Sudan and Eritrea live in Israel. (AFP/File)
11:52 GMT

African immigrants are camped out near the Egyptian border to protest Israel's policies on refugee detention.

Iraqi security forces stand on patrol in the southern city of Basra, June 16 (File/AFP)
11:21 GMT

American drones equipped with Hellfire missiles patroled Baghdad's air space as U.S. advisers assisted Iraqi authorities with co-ordinating a major offensive to recapture Tikrit from ISIS militants.

King Abdullah condemned "misguided persons" during the Ramadan speech (File/AFP)
09:30 GMT

King Abdullah said Saudi Arabia would fight extremists and that terrorists "are not related to Islam," during a Ramadan speech in the Kingdom.

Lebanon has experienced a spate of bombings in the past few weeks. (AFP/File)
09:09 GMT

Lebanese security authorities have seized three terrorist cells who are reportedly involved in recent bombings in Lebanon.

The latest Al-Qaeda assault comes two days after militants briefly seized Sayun airport (File/AFP)
08:36 GMT

Two soldiers and four Al-Qaeda fighters died Saturday after clashes between the militant group and Yemen's army, a military official confirmed.

Douma has been under rebel control for over two years. (AFP/File)
07:57 GMT

At least two people were killed and dozens more injured in a car bomb attack in Douma.

A rocket fired from Gaza directly hit a factory in the industrial zone of the southern Israeli city of Sderot, causing it to catch on fire, Saturday evening, June 28, 2014. [Ma'an]
07:08 GMT

Four rockets fired from Gaza landed in southern Israel Saturday evening, one of them hitting a factory and causing a fire, Israeli media and the Israeli army said.

Security officials are frequently targeted in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula. (AFP/File)
06:56 GMT

Four Egyptian police officers were shot and killed by armed assailants in the Sinai Peninsula.

(AFP)
05:00 GMT

Human Rights Organizations and news reports recently have blasted Gulf countries over the mistreatment and exploitation of low-wage expat workers