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June 3, 2014

Ali Abdullah Saleh still remains at liberty in Yemen, unlike other leaders ousted during the Arab Spring (File/AFP)
10:30 GMT

Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh has denied accusations that he embezzled billions of dollars during his 33-year rule.

The Kurdish people have been fighting with Turkey since the 1980s over the issue of self-rule. (AFP/File)
09:32 GMT

Turkish forces have fired on a village in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region.

Assad is widely expected to win Syria's presidential election. (AFP/File)
08:56 GMT

Hundreds of Syrian refugees flocked to border polling stations to vote in the presidential elections despite a threat from the Lebanese government that their refugee status might be revoked if they return to Syria.

Over 100 Palestinians have been on a hunger strike since April. (AFP/File)
08:34 GMT

Roughly 70 Palestinian prisoner who are on hunger strike have been taken to the hospital.

Libya's current Prime Minister, Abdullah al Thinni, is refusing to relinquish power. (AFP/File)
07:38 GMT

The new Libyan government has taken office despite the refusal of Abdullah al Thinni's cabinet to leave power.

Ambassador Ron Dermer does not believe the U.S. should recognize a Palestinian government that includes Hamas. (AFP/File)
07:19 GMT

Israel's Ambassador expressed disappointment that the United States government will continue to uphold ties with the new Palestinian unity government.

Many analysts have argued that the Syrian elections will in no way be free and fair. (AFP/File)
07:02 GMT

Syrians are heading to the polls this morning to vote in the presidential elections.

The conflict in Syria has forced millions to flee. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, 334 people were tortured to death in Syria in the month of May.

June 2, 2014

Violence continues in Iraq as Iraqi forces clash with militant groups mainly linked to al Qaeda. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

At least 22 people have been killed in intense fighting in Iraq's Anbar Province Monday.

Al Aqsa mosque is the third holiest site for Muslims. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT

Palestinian women staged a sit-in at al Aqsa mosque on Monday.

The new unity government bridges the rift between Hamas and Fatah. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

The new Palestinian unity government was sworn in Monday.

Lebanon now hosts over 1 million refugees. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

On Monday Lebanon finalized its policy towards Syrian refugees living in Lebanon.

Libyans have taken to the streets to protest the intense violence that has swept across the country. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT

The latest violence in Libya's city of Benghazi has left at least 7 people dead.

Opposition groups have threatened to carry out attacks in rebel-held areas on election day. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT

Multiple groups in Syria's opposition have issued warnings for Syria's June 3 election.

Anti-government protests swept the nation after the Gezi Park protests in May 2013. (AFP/File)
14:07 GMT

Turkish prosecutors have demanded prison sentences of up to 100 years for five protesters who recently took part in anti-government protests last year.