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June 24, 2013

Black smoke acsends from burning tires laid across a street in the northern city of Tripoli on Sunday. (AFP)
10:32 GMT

Gunmen have been roaming the streets of Tripoli in a show of support for Sheikh Ahmed Al Asir, a Salafist cleric whose supporters have killed 12 soliders in the southern city of Sidon.

A Palestinian man was past graffiti that reads in Hebrew, "'We do not remain silent in face of stone throwing" as he walks past a wall in the Arab east Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina, on Monday. (AFP)
10:06 GMT

Vandals slashed the tires of 22 cars and spray painted pro-Israeli slogans in a Palestinian area of East Jerusalem on Monday, in what is called an act of 'price tag' vandalism.

Lebanese Army soldiers take cover behind their armoured vehicle as they enter the Abra neighbourhood on the eastern outskirts of Sidon (Joseph Eid / AFP)
09:48 GMT

Supporters of firebrand Salafist Sheikh Ahmad Assir clash with the Lebanese army for a second day in Sidon

Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani awaits for France's President Francois Hollande (Bertrand Langlois / AFP)
09:17 GMT

Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani will meet with members of the ruling family on Monday

Jordan's King Abdullah and French President Francois Hollande at Al-Hummer Royal Offices in Amman on Sunday. (AFP)
07:16 GMT

French President Francois Hollande and King Abdullah of Jordan said that Paris and Amman see 'eye-to'eye', over Syria, and said that the Syrian rebels must become internally organised before they are armed by the West.

Civilians and security at the scene of a bombing in the Mezze 86 area of Damascus (AFP/SANA)
06:54 GMT

Syrian rebels renewed their struggle for Aleppo as they try to combat the huge territorial gains that troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad have made in the north of the country since the toppling of Qusayr.

An Israeli airforce F-16 fighter plane. The Gaza Strip was targeted by overnight Israeli air force attacks early Monday, following reported rocket fire from the Palestinian territory into southern Israel. (File photo / Al Bawaba)
06:52 GMT

The Gaza Strip was targeted by overnight Israeli air force attacks early Monday, following reported rocket fire from the Palestinian territory into southern Israel.

LEBANON, Tripoli : A youth walks past burning tires across a street in the northern city of Tripoli, on June 23, 2013, during protests in support of Sunni Muslim Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir whose supporters have clashed with the Lebanese army in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon. (Credit: AFP)
06:37 GMT

The Lebanese army said early on Monday it regained control of an area surrounding a mosque in the southern city of Sidon where radicals, loyal to a Sunni cleric wanted by the army, killed ten of its soldiers.

June 23, 2013

Angry Mob Beating A Shiite in Zawya Abu Muslam village (Source:Hazem Barakat)
21:19 GMT

Four Shias were killed and scores injured in a Salafi-led mob attack in the Egyptian governorate of Giza on Sunday afternoon

Egyptian soldiers (File photo used for illustrative purposes / AFP)
17:25 GMT

The Egyptian defense minister said Sunday that the armed forces will intervene to prevent internal strife in the country

A Lebanese soldier walks past anti-Assad graffiti in the northern city of Tripoli (AFP)
12:53 GMT

Three soldiers were wounded at an army checkpoint on Sunday after they were attacked by supporters of the radical Sunni cleric Sheikh Ahmad Assir

Iraqi special forces take part in a drill simulating a hostage rescue operation on Thursday at an Iraqi base in Baghdad. (AFP)
11:20 GMT

Three vehicles exploded in northern Iraq on Sunday, including a suicide attack, killing at least four people and injuring 51, according to police officials.

An army checkpoint in the Syrian capital Damascus (File photo: AFP)
10:40 GMT

A deadly bomb attack in northern Damascus killed at least three people and wounded a further ten on Sunday

Black smoke rises from tires set on fire by demonstrators outside the Luxor town house protesting against the appointment of Adel al-Khayat (AFP)
08:49 GMT

Adel el-Khayat will resign from his post as governor of the touristic city of Luxor following violent protests over his appointment

President Abbas has formally accepted the resignation of newly appointed PM Rami Hamdallah (file AFP)
08:45 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas formally accepted the resignation of new Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah on Sunday, amid reports Hamdallah refused to cooperate with his deputies.