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November 19, 2014

Earlier in the day, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU’s Ashton attended a working lunch and discussed how to advance the talks within the next days as the November 24 deadline approaches. (AFP/File)
09:56 GMT

Iranian deputy foreign ministers have held talks with US diplomats as negotiations are expected to continue between Tehran and the P5+1 group on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.

Egypt's army launched an extensive campaign against militants amid increasing violence in the Sinai Peninsula. (AFP/File)
08:52 GMT

Seven civilians and three militants were killed after a mortar shell hit a home in Egypt's volatile Sinai Peninsula, a security source said.

Al-Azhar University and Cairo University were scenes of some of the worst student-led violence during last year's academic terms. (AFP/File)
08:22 GMT

Police stormed Al-Azhar University on Tuesday afternoon after student protesters torched a faculty member's car on the Cairo campus.

ISIL militants are one of most well equipped militant groups in the world, according to a UN report. (AFP/File)
08:12 GMT

The UN warned that ISIL militants have enough weapons to continue fighting for up to two more years, calling it one of the best armed groups in the world.

The car attack on October 22 killed two people. (AFP/File)
08:04 GMT

Israel early Wednesday demolished the home of East Jerusalem car terrorist Abdel Rahman al-Shaludi, who on October 22 killed two people in a hit-and-run attack in Jerusalem.

News of Barack Obama's hostage review proposal emerged after a letter was leaked by a US congressman to the press. (AFP/File)
07:49 GMT

US President Barack Obama ordered a review of the country's hostage negotiation policy following the beheading of American aid worker Peter Kassig.

It is believed that under the planned changes security personnel would be allowed to carry their arms even when off duty. (AFP/File)
07:31 GMT

Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch said Israel is to ease controls on carrying weapons for self-defense.

An Ultra-Orthodox Jew looks down at mourners carrying the coffins of victims killed by two Palestinians in Jerusalem, November 18, 2014. (AFP/File)
07:24 GMT

The PLO affiliated Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine claimed responsibility for the Jerusalem synagogue attack, which left five Israelis dead.

The shooting comes after another Palestinian man was stabbed by a group of Israelis in Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
06:33 GMT

A 16-year-old Palestinian boy was shot and critically wounded by an Israeli settler during a demonstration near Ramallah.

A young boy stands in front of the Palestine flag in the Spanish city of Valencia. (AFP/File)
05:23 GMT

Spanish lawmakers approved a non-binding resolution to recognize a Palestinian state, following similar moves across Europe.

 Indonesia and Jordan will hold an international conference in the Kingdom next year on Islam, civilisation, peace and issues of concern to the Islamic Ummah.
04:00 GMT

Indonesia and Jordan will hold an international conference in the Kingdom next year on Islam, civilisation, peace and issues of concern to the Islamic Ummah, according to Indonesian Ambassador to Jordan Teguh Wardoyo.

November 18, 2014

Ultra-Orthodox Jews mourn over the bodies of three of the victims of an attack by two Palestinians on Jewish worshippers killing four Israelis at a synagogue in the Ultra-Orthodox Har Nof neighbourhood in Jerusalem, at the site where the attack took place on November 18, 2014. (Jack Guez/AFP)
22:11 GMT

A police officer who was critically wounded in Tuesday morning's terror attack at a synagogue in Jerusalem's Har Nof neighborhood succumbed to his wounds at Hadassah University Medical Center.

Her Majesty Queen Rania. (AFP/file)
21:24 GMT

Her Majesty Queen Rania on Tuesday said the Arab world needs to reclaim its narrative from extremist groups in the region.

Masked Palestinian youths burn tires near Israel's controversial barrier that separates the West Bank town of Abu Dis from Jerusalem on November 17, 2014. (AFP/file)
18:01 GMT

A Palestinian man was stabbed by a group of Israelis in north Jerusalem on Tuesday

President Barack Obama condemned an "horrific attack" on a Jerusalem synagogue Tuesday that left four people, including three US citizens, dead and urged Israelis and Palestinians to calm tensions, before a meeting at the White House November 18, 2014 in Washington, DC. (AFP/file)
17:54 GMT

Obama urges 'peace' after attack in which three US citizens murdered; Russia condemns attack, calls for both sides to 'stop extremists.'