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November 22, 2014

This group is due to reach an agreement with Iran on its nuclear program by Nov. 24. (AFP/File)
19:34 GMT

Experts predict that Iran and the P5+1 will not reach a comprehensive agreement before the November 24th deadline.

Human Rights Watch called on Israel to immediately stop demolishing the homes of Palestinians whom they suspect of carrying out attacks against Israelis. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT

The Human Rights Watch group claims that Israel's policy of destroying the homes of Palestinians suspected for carrying out attacks against Israelis.

The Ministry of Defense will deploy more than 38,000 soldiers to ensure the smooth running of the polling process. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT

Tunisia prepares for presidential elections scheduled for Sunday by announcing plans to mobilize security forces for polling stations and vital government buildings.

There are 349,713 voters eligible to cast ballots in Saturday's vote. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT

Polls opened in Bahrain on Saturday for the first time since 2011, amid a boycott by the opposition.

After sending troops into Somalia in October 2011, Kenya has been plagued by gun and bomb attacks by Somalia’s Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabab militants. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT

Al-Shabab militants hijacked a bus in northern Kenya and killed 28 passengers who were non-Muslim.

Turkey pledged support for Peshmerga fighters. (AFP/File)
08:22 GMT

The Turkish Prime Minister announced Turkey's intention to help the Kurdish fighters in the growing fight against ISIL.

A supporter of Moncef Marzouki, the current Tunisian president who is defending his position in the upcoming presidential elections, holds up the national flag during a campaign rally on Nov. 19 (AFP/Fethi Belaid)
05:00 GMT

This is the first time that the Tunisian-Libyan border will be closed for this long since the toppling of the previous regime.

November 21, 2014

Iraqi federal troops and members of Kurdish and Shiite militias hold a post in the Diyala province. (AFP/Younis Al-Bayati)
18:00 GMT

The troops will help volunteers from Iraq’s Sunni tribes who have been joining training centers at army bases.

Neighborhoods around Ramadi have been under ISIL control, though the government has been holding the city center. (File photo)
15:38 GMT

Local officials say attacks and mortar fire have been ongoing since the early morning hours.

Palestinian women pray outside the Dome of the Rock following Friday prayers on Nov. 21. Tens of thousands of Muslims prayed at the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque after Israeli eased age restrictions. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
14:36 GMT

Prayers at al-Aqsa ended peacefully, with around 40,000 worshipers attending the weekly sermon.

Bishr served as minister of local development under deposed president Mohamed Morsi. (Image courtesy Ahram)
12:30 GMT

Mohamed Ali Bishr is accused of "spying for foreign states."

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi may be considering a pardon for jailed Al Jazeera journalists. (AFP file photo).
11:00 GMT

The five journalists were convicted of threatening Egypt's national security by allegedly producing "fabricated" news stories and footage with a view to tarnishing Egypt's image abroad.

A member of the Iraqi police special forces holds his weapon as he rides in a parade in before heading to fight ISIL jihadists on Nov. 19. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)
10:00 GMT

At least 20 gunmen were killed near Baghdad.

The Brotherhood has called on Jordanian authorities to release its official.
09:22 GMT

Jordan Muslim Brotherhood leader Zaki Bani Rushaid was detained late Thursday, Reuters reported.

Three men are accused of trying to assassinate Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman. (AFP file photo)
08:15 GMT

Though the indictment was filed on Tuesday, no public announcement has been issued by the often close-mouthed IDF Military Courts.