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October 27, 2014

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.

The Lebanese army has been engaged in fierce clashes with militants in the north since Friday night. (AFP/File)
13:23 GMT

Militants in northern Lebanon have kidnapped a second Lebanese soldier.

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas addresses a conference in Ramallah, September 11, 2014 (File/AFP)
13:08 GMT

Egyptian officials postponed Gaza ceasefire talks between Palestine and Israel which were scheduled for Monday.

President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi said on Saturday that the attacks were carried out with "foreign support." (AFP/File)
11:46 GMT

The Egyptian military launched fresh air strikes in North Sinai on Sunday, killing five suspected militants.

According to the UN, over 1,000 people have been killed in Iraq in September. (AFP/File)
11:31 GMT

At least eight Shia volunteer fighters have been killed in a bomb attack near Baghdad.

Over 300 Israeli public figures signed the letter calling for an independent Palestinian state (File/AFP)
10:46 GMT

Hundreds of left-wing Israeli public figures urged the Spanish Parliament to support the resolution for a Palestinian State ahead of the country's vote.

The Syrian al-Qaeda wing al-Nusra threatened to begin executing hostages amid intensified clashes between the Lebanese army and IS-inspired militants in Arsal. (AFP/File)
10:11 GMT

The militant group said on Sunday it would begin execute captive Lebanese soldiers and policeman in response to the country's recent crackdown on Tripoli jihadists.

King Abdullah condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Egypt, which killed dozens of soldiers this weekend (File/AFP)
09:08 GMT

King Abdullah on Saturday offered his condolences to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi following two terrorist attacks in the Sinai Peninsula.