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October 27, 2014

Idlib has been controlled by Assad's forces for over a year. (AFP/File)
12:26 GMT

Militants associated with al-Qaeda stormed a government building in Idlib Monday.

Around 30 soldiers were killed following militant attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Friday (File/AFP)
11:58 GMT

Peace talks with Israel were put on hold due to the attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, the head of Palestine's ceasefire delegation team said.

Anti-government Houthis chant as they guard a checkpoint in Yemen's capital Sa'ana, September 21, 2014 (File/AFP)
10:12 GMT

At least 30 people, predominantly Shia Houthi militants, were killed in violent clashes late Sunday while fighting continues throught the al-Qaeda stronghold of Manaseh.

The UN has condemned Israel's continued construction of homes in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
09:07 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has approved the construction of 1,060 new settler units in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Lebanese soldiers check ID cards while security is heightened in Tripoli, following intense clashes (File/AFP)
08:47 GMT

Thousands of Lebanese families fled the northern city of Tripoli following a week of intense clashes between the country's army and al-Nusra Front militants.

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi called the deadly Sinai attacks an "existential war" (File/AFP)
08:01 GMT

Egyptian officials are due to meet foreign ambassadors in Cairo to ask for support in the country's battle against terrorism.

According to preliminary results, Call of Tunisia has won 38 percent of the parliament's seats. (AFP/File)
07:11 GMT

The secular Call of Tunisia party has taken the lead in Tunisia's elections.

Fighting in Kobani has killed more than 800 people. (AFP/File)
06:50 GMT

Kurdish forces thwarted a new attempt Sunday by IS fighters to cut off the Syrian town of Kobani from the border with Turkey.

Libya plunged into chaos following the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime dictator Muammar Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
06:19 GMT

Renewed clashes in Benghazi have left 30 dead.

US officials urged for calm following clashes in Jerusalem and the West Bank (File/AFP)
06:10 GMT

Thousands of Palestinians gathered in the West Bank town of Silwad to attend the funeral of a 14-year-old boy who was shot dead by Israeli forces on Friday.

Abadi met with King Abdullah II and Prime Minister Abdullah Nsur. (AFP/File)
05:53 GMT

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met with King Abdullah II in Amman Sunday.

October 26, 2014

Lebanese soldiers continue to battle militants near Tripoli. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT

The death toll from three days of fighting between Lebanese troops and IS-inspired militants has risen to 27.

Kurdish fighters have been battling IS fighters in Kobani for weeks. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

Seven militants from the Islamic State (IS) have been killed in the ongoing clashes with the forces defending Ain Al-Arab in northern Syria.

Houthis have been battling al-Qaeda for control of multiple cities across Yemen. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

Ansarullah fighters in Yemen have managed to drive out al-Qaeda-linked militants from one of their strongholds in the strategic province of al-Bayda.

Libya faces rising insecurity as multiple armed militias battle each other and the Libyan government. (AFP/File)
14:47 GMT

At least 17 Libyans were injured Sunday in renewed clashes near the capital.