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November 23, 2014

Militant attacks in the Sinai Peninsula have increased dramatically over the past year. (AFP/File)
06:50 GMT

Seven alleged militants were killed by the Egyptian army over the weekend while 67 were arrested in the Sinai Peninsula.

The US has donated over $3 billion to Syrian refugees since the crisis began in March, 2011. (AFP/File)
06:31 GMT

US Vice President Joe Biden announced up to $135 million in humanitarian assistance for Syrian refugees during a trip to Turkey Saturday.

ISIL militants continue to advance in Anbar province, despite resistance from the Iraqi army. (AFP/File)
05:18 GMT

At least 25 Sunni tribesmen from Iraq's Anbar province were killed by ISIL militants. The bodies of the men were found by the country's army.

The US and its allies started their air campaign in Syria in September. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

US-led airstrikes have killed 910 people since the start of the aerial campaign against ISIL.

November 22, 2014

This group is due to reach an agreement with Iran on its nuclear program by Nov. 24. (AFP/File)
19:34 GMT

Experts predict that Iran and the P5+1 will not reach a comprehensive agreement before the November 24th deadline.

Human Rights Watch called on Israel to immediately stop demolishing the homes of Palestinians whom they suspect of carrying out attacks against Israelis. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT

The Human Rights Watch group claims that Israel's policy of destroying the homes of Palestinians suspected for carrying out attacks against Israelis.

The Ministry of Defense will deploy more than 38,000 soldiers to ensure the smooth running of the polling process. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT

Tunisia prepares for presidential elections scheduled for Sunday by announcing plans to mobilize security forces for polling stations and vital government buildings.

There are 349,713 voters eligible to cast ballots in Saturday's vote. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT

Polls opened in Bahrain on Saturday for the first time since 2011, amid a boycott by the opposition.

After sending troops into Somalia in October 2011, Kenya has been plagued by gun and bomb attacks by Somalia’s Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabab militants. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT

Al-Shabab militants hijacked a bus in northern Kenya and killed 28 passengers who were non-Muslim.

Turkey pledged support for Peshmerga fighters. (AFP/File)
08:22 GMT

The Turkish Prime Minister announced Turkey's intention to help the Kurdish fighters in the growing fight against ISIL.

A supporter of Moncef Marzouki, the current Tunisian president who is defending his position in the upcoming presidential elections, holds up the national flag during a campaign rally on Nov. 19 (AFP/Fethi Belaid)
05:00 GMT

This is the first time that the Tunisian-Libyan border will be closed for this long since the toppling of the previous regime.

November 21, 2014

Iraqi federal troops and members of Kurdish and Shiite militias hold a post in the Diyala province. (AFP/Younis Al-Bayati)
18:00 GMT

The troops will help volunteers from Iraq’s Sunni tribes who have been joining training centers at army bases.

Neighborhoods around Ramadi have been under ISIL control, though the government has been holding the city center. (File photo)
15:38 GMT

Local officials say attacks and mortar fire have been ongoing since the early morning hours.

Palestinian women pray outside the Dome of the Rock following Friday prayers on Nov. 21. Tens of thousands of Muslims prayed at the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque after Israeli eased age restrictions. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
14:36 GMT

Prayers at al-Aqsa ended peacefully, with around 40,000 worshipers attending the weekly sermon.

Bishr served as minister of local development under deposed president Mohamed Morsi. (Image courtesy Ahram)
12:30 GMT

Mohamed Ali Bishr is accused of "spying for foreign states."