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February 4, 2013

An Israeli soldier stands guard in front of an amusement park during a military operation carried out to arrest Palestinian militants in the West Bank city of Jenin on Sunday. (AFP PHOTO/SAIF DAHLAH)
13:13 GMT

The Jewish state arrests 23 members of Hamas including three lawmakers in the Occupied Territories.

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad talks with Saeed Jalili, who heads the Iranian Supreme National Security Council in Damascus. (AFP PHOTO / HO-SANA)
10:57 GMT

Saeed Jalil, the senior Iranian official visiting Damascus, tells reporters that Assad has their full support.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will become the first Iranian president to travel to Egypt in over 30 years when he visits Cairo next week
10:09 GMT

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will become the first Iranian president to travel to Egypt in over 30 years when he visits Cairo next week to take part in a summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Reuters reported.

Iraqi rescuers at the scene after a car bombing on a police headquarters in a disputed northern city of Kirkuk. (AFP PHOTO/MARWAN IBRAHIM)
09:59 GMT

Following weeks of mounting tensions, more bombs go off just north of the Iraqi capital.

Lama, late daughter of the Saudi preacher.
07:07 GMT

Activists in the Kingdom claim the man got off his sentence by paying "blood money" to the girl's mother.

Ahmed Shafiq
04:52 GMT

The former presidential candidate who lost out to Morsi at the elections says the infamous stripping and beating of an old man by the Egyptian police was pre-planned by the interior ministry.

February 3, 2013

An image grab taken from the state-run Syrian TV shows Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (L) siting next to Syrian Grand Mufti Ahmed Hassun. (AFP PHOTO/SYRIAN TV)
13:08 GMT

Following confirmation that Israel attacked a research center near Damascus, Syria's embattled president hits back at the Jewish state.

Israel's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Ehud Barak gestures during the Munich Security Conference on Sunday. (AFP PHOTO/CHRISTOF STACHE)
11:14 GMT

Defense minister, Ehud Barak, alludes to the attack while speaking at a security conference in Munich.

An image grab taken from the state-run Syrian TV , shows a room damaged after what Syria said was an Israeli air raid which targeted the Jamraya scientific research base on the outskirts of Damascus. (AFP PHOTO/SYRIAN TV)
10:16 GMT

Syria's state television network broadcast footage showing, according to them, the aftermath of the Israeli attack on the research building close to the capital.

An image grab taken from Al-Hayat TV purportedly shows Egyptian riot police dragging and beating an unidentified semi-naked man during clashes with anti-president protestors outside the Presidential Palace. (AFP PHOTO/Al-Hayat TV)
09:19 GMT

The nation's interior minister says the government will be launching an investigation after footage appears of a man stripped naked and beaten by police.

Iraqis gather at the scene of a car bomb explosion in Sadr city on April 23, 2010 in Baghdad, Iraq. (Photo by Getty Images)
08:56 GMT

At least 30 people are reported dead after a suicide bomber and a gunmen attack police headquarters in Kirkuk.

This image released by the SITE Intelligence Group, shows a man identified as Sanli. SITE reported that in a communiqué posted on "The People's Cry" website (halkinsesitv.com), the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C), claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing at the US Embassy in Ankara. (AFP PHOTO / SITE Intelligence Group)
06:49 GMT

The man behind the bombing of the embassy in Ankara on Friday was released from prison following terrorism charges.

Yemeni soldiers inspect the site were a suicide car bomb killed 11 soldiers in the city of Saba in central Yemen. (AFP PHOTO/STR)
06:25 GMT

The country's embattled military have pushed al Qaeda militants out of town in the South after three days of clashes.

Lakhdar Brahimi (R), Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and the League of Arab States on Syria, talks with Sheikh Moaz Al-Khatib, head of the Syrian oposition during the Munich Security Conference. (AFP PHOTO / THOMAS KIENZLE)
04:57 GMT

Having tirelessly supported the Syrian regime, Russia agrees to meet with the opposition for the first time ever.

February 2, 2013

The Lebanese Army apprehended Saturday four gunmen a day after an ambush on the military claimed the lives of an officer and a soldier in the border town. (Daily Star)
12:45 GMT

The Lebanese Army apprehended Saturday four gunmen a day after an ambush on the military claimed the lives of an officer and a soldier in the border town.