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November 18, 2014

An Ultra-Orthodox Jew prays at the scene of the attack, where at least four Israelis were killed by two Palestinians in the Har Nof neighbourhood of Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
12:14 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemned Tuesday's deadly attack in a Jerusalem synagogue, which killed four Israelis.

Iraq's largest oil refinery had been under siege from ISIL militants since June, 2014. (AFP/File)
11:46 GMT

Iraqi troops entered the country's biggest oil refinery close to the town of Baiji after five months of clashes with ISIL militants.

Israeli security forces guard the scene where at least four Israeli worshipers were killed in Jerusalem, November 18, 2014. (AFP/File)
11:09 GMT

Two men who carried out a deadly attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem have been identified by Palestinian authorities.

The Syrian war has claimed over 190,000 lives. (AFP/FIle)
10:47 GMT

At least 20 people were killed and 65 injured in a helicopter attack by regime forces in Aleppo’s Al Bab province.

Israeli medical workers carry the body of a suspected Palestinian assailant who was shot and killed while attacking the synagogue in the Har Nof neighbourhood of Jerusalem, November 18, 2014. (AFP/File)
10:17 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu strongly condemned an attack in a Jerusalem synagogue, which left four people dead.

A video released by Al Furqan Media shows ISIL militants allegedly preparing to behead Syrian soldiers. (File/AFP)
08:55 GMT

Syrian state media confirmed the brutal execution of 18 military personnel by ISIL jihadists following the release of a propaganda video by the group.

Egypt’s university campuses have witnessed regular anti-government demonstrations since the military ouster of Morsi. (AFP/File)
08:18 GMT

Egyptian university students have held fresh protests, slamming unabated security crackdown by the government forces.

A crowd of Iraqis gather following a suicide bombing in Baghdad, August 6, 2013. (AFP/File)
07:57 GMT

Terrorist attacks soared in 2013 across Middle East nations including Lebanon, Iraq and Syria, according to a new study by the UK-based Institute for Economics and Peace.

The confidential documents outline scenarios for sanctions if Israel continues building settlements in the West Bank. (AFP/File)
07:39 GMT

The European Union is considering economic sanctions against Israel if it continues to oppose a two-state solution with Palestine.

The two suspects, believed to be Palestinian, were shot at the scene. (AFP/File)
07:12 GMT

At least four Israelis were killed early Tuesday in a "terror attack" after worshipers were set upon by two Palestinians who were eventually killed by police.

Talks between Iran and the P5+1 international group of nations are due to continue on Tuesday. (AFP/File)
06:25 GMT

A senior Obama official called a deal on Iran's nuclear program "difficult but possible" as the November 24 deadline approaches.

Displaced Syrians stand in front of their makeshift home in Ankara last year. (AFP/File)
05:22 GMT

The Red Cross on Monday said displaced Syrians would be facing a harsh winter and were in desperate need of humanitarian assistance.

Crossing from Jordan into Israel at the Wadi Arava border crossing.
04:00 GMT

Jordan's security court on Monday started the proceedings for a trial involving a Jordanian citizen who is suspected of having attempted to sneak into Israel to blow himself up, AFP reported.

November 17, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the 3rd Annual Transformational Trends Policy Forum at the Four Seasons Hotel, November 17, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Mark Wilson/AFP)
22:03 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State says claims and counter claims by Syria's president and ISIL have made each other stronger.

Palestinian worshippers walk outside the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound after Friday prayers in the Old City of Jerusalem on November 14, 2014. (Ahmad Gharbali/AFP)
21:56 GMT

European Council condemns settlement constructions in East Jerusalem and calls for respect of Holy Sites.