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July 8, 2014

Sources say the Gaza International Airport was heavily bombed. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Israeli fighter jets are launching a series of new airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.

July 7, 2014

A recent cut in energy subsidies has caused fuel prices to rise. (AFP/File)
19:30 GMT

The Egyptian army will send buses to the streets to help transport civilians.

Egyptian subsidies are being cut in an effort to help the Egyptian economy. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has defended cuts to Egyptian subsidies.

The session is set to focus on the government formation process. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

Iraq's new parliament delayed a key session scheduled for Tuesday.

Thousands of Iraqis have fled the ongoing violence. (AFP/File)
16:19 GMT

A suicide bomb exploded at a checkpoint in northern Baghdad Monday.

Lebanon hosts millions of Syrian refugees. (AFP/File)
14:34 GMT

The head of Lebanon's parliamentary Health Committee MP Atef Majdalani said Syrian doctors and nurses are practicing illegally in Lebanese hospitals and clinics.

Earlier this week, a leaked report said ISIS planned to attack Lebanon (File/AFP)
13:02 GMT

A military judge on Monday charged 28 suspects with belonging to the radical Sunni group, the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria.

A 16-year-old Palestinian was burned alive by Israeli settlers last week. (AFP/File)
12:55 GMT

Thousands of Palestinians demonstrated in the Gaza Strip to voice their anger over the recent killing of a Palestinian teenager who was burned alive by Israeli settlers.

Egypt's violence has spilled over into the Nile Delta after the ousting of Mohamed Morsi (File/AFP)
12:42 GMT

An army officer was shot dead by unknown assailants in the Nile Delta. Police are unsure if the killing was related to political or criminal activity as investigations continue.

A ceasefire between Shia Houthi fighters and government forces expired on June 23, leading to further violence (File/AFP)
11:32 GMT

At least 35 people were killed and 40 injured as Shia rebels clashed with tribesmen allied with the government in Yemen.

Netanyahu, right, and Lieberman at a Likud-Beiteinu faction meeting on March 14, 2013.
11:23 GMT

FM says his differences of opinion with Prime Minister Netanyahu, particularly on handling of Gaza rocket threat, have made a continued union impossible; says Yisrael Beytenu will continue to be a part of coalition.

A Palestinian woman Hamas supporter hold up a rifle during a protest against the kidnapping and killing a Palestinian teenager by Israeli settlers in Jerusalem earlier in the week, and against any Israeli attack on the Gaza Strip in the Jabalya refugee camp, in northern Gaza, on July 4, 2014. [AFP]
10:14 GMT

IAF strikes in Gaza following 25 rockets throughout day; Hamas says Israel "will pay" for escalation; mortar shell lands in Golan Heights from Syria, IDF retaliates with gunfire.

Syrian refugees in Lebanon make up at least 27 percent of the population (File/AFP)
10:09 GMT

The complications surrounding Lebanon's policy for Syrian refugees are back on the negotiating table with the UNHCR.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he chairs the weekly cabinet meeting on July 6, 2014 at his Jerusalem office.
09:37 GMT

"We worked immediately to find the perpetrators, they will be tried and brought to justice," says Netanyahu.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said during his statement on Sunday, militant group ISIL planned to "take over Egypt" (File/AFP)
09:06 GMT

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said a Kurdish referendum for independence would be a "catastrophic division of Iraq".