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June 16, 2014

The P5 +1 reached an interim nuclear deal in Geneva in 2013. (AFP/File)
10:08 GMT

A new round of nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5 + 1 begins today in Vienna.

Clashes broke out during a night raid in the refugee camp. (AFP/File)
08:22 GMT

Israeli troops shot and killed a young Palestinian man in a refugee camp north of Ramallah during a night raid.

Several demonstrations have taken place in Kurdish-majority areas over the construction of new army posts. (AFP/File)
08:10 GMT

A Kurdish teenager has been killed during a protest in the Turkish city of Adana.

The U.S. embassy will remain open despite the deteriorating security situation in Iraq. (AFP/File)
07:40 GMT

The U.S. State Department has announced that the U.S. embassy in Baghdad will remain open.

According to local officials, thousands of tribal fighters have joined the battle against ISIL. (AFP/File)
07:06 GMT

Conflicting reports reveal it is unclear who is currently in control of Nineveh province's strategic city of Tal Afar.

Fatah and Hamas created a unity government in April. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Hamas says the recent accusations that Hamas was responsible for kidnapping three missing Israeli teens is an effort by Israel to bring down the newly formed Palestinian unity government.

June 15, 2014

Armed militias freely roam Libya as the current government struggles to gain full control of the country. (AFP/File)
19:31 GMT

A Lebanese citizen was kidnapped in Benghazi after an armed group raided his house.

The Muslim Brotherhood was designated as a terrorist organization by the Egyptian government. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT

Egyptian security forces raided the print shop of a human rights newspaper and accused it of having links to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula frequently targets diplomats and civilians in Yemen. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

At least seven medical staffers were in killed in Yemen Sunday in a militant ambush.

Morsi was overthrown in July of 2013. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

The National Alliance to Support Legitimacy has called on supporters of Mohamed Morsi to rise up on July 3.

ISIL militants recently began a dramatic and ambitious siege of Iraqi cities. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT

The Syrian and Iraqi governments have begun joint airstrikes against ISIL militants.

Former president Saleh ruled Yemen for 33 years. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT

Yemeni troops surrounded a mosque controlled by former president Saleh amid suspicions that Saleh is plotting a coup.

Secretary Kerry said the U.S. was ready to help but urged Iraqi leaders to first resolve their differences. (AFP/File)
13:48 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States is committed to helping Iraq defeat ISIL.

Iraqi forces are battling jihadist militants who are attempting to take over Baghdad. (AFP/File)
13:09 GMT

A bombing in central Baghdad has left 9 dead and 23 injured.

The town of Kassab has been under siege for over two months. (AFP/File)
11:55 GMT

The Syrian army has recaptured the strategic town of Kassab near Syria's border with Turkey.