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September 10, 2014

A masked Palestinian militant of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, holds-up his rifle on September 2, 2014 in Gaza city during a rally to celebrate a week after the Egypt-mediated ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. [AFP]
12:13 GMT

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman says Hamas is getting stronger and enjoying majority support among the Palestinian public with repeated bouts of Tel Aviv’s military conflict.

Kerry will urge Abadi to maintain a more inclusive government. (AFP/File)
09:58 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Baghdad Wednesday to hold talks with Iraq's new prime minister.

New laws allow the government to view individuals' browsing history. (AFP/File)
09:06 GMT

The Turkish government has yet again made moves to censor the internet.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to attend. (AFP/File)
07:31 GMT

Saudi Arabia has called a conference on counter-terrorism Thursday in Jeddah.

Israeli border guards aim their guns at Palestinian protesters during clashes following a demonstration against Palestinian land's confiscation. [AFP]
07:31 GMT

An IDF unit sent to arrest a Hamas member in Ramallah encountered violent disturbances when approximately 50 Palestinians hurled rocks, firebombs, and burning tires, the army said.

Egyptians expressed dissatisfaction with ongoing power outages. (AFP/File)
07:08 GMT

Egyptians held multiple protests across the country to voice their displeasure over Egypt's economy.

The Libyan government has lost control of many major cities, including Tripoli. (Photo courtesy of UPI)
06:44 GMT

Libya's parliament, escaping from the militant-occupied capital of Tripoli, has taken refuge abroad a Greek car ferry in Tobruk harbor.

Wounded Syrian men wait for treatment at a makeshift hospital in the rebel-held town of Douma near Damascus on September 9, 2014. [AFP]
04:00 GMT

Idlib bombing kills 45 high-ranking militants in Syria

September 9, 2014

Security prisoners in Ofer Prison, Israel. [Al-Tahrir]
16:39 GMT

A Palestinian detainee died in an Israeli hospital on Tuesday, a Palestinian official said.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas arrives for a meeting of foreign ministers at the headquarters of the Arab League in the Egyptian capital Cairo on September 7, 2014. [AFP]
16:28 GMT

The Palestinian envoy to Egypt says Arab League (AL) member states have supported the Palestinian appeal to the United Nations (UN) to recognize Palestine as an independent state.

Mecca Great Mosque. [AFP]
16:20 GMT

Saudis deny rumors that would allow direct flights from Israel for Haj

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas gestures before a meeting of foreign ministers at the headquarters of the Arab League in the Egyptian capital Cairo on September 7, 2014. [AFP]
13:16 GMT

Abbas wants UN to replace US as leading negotiator in peace talks, aide says.

Israeli naval forces have fired at least three times at Palestinian fishermen since the recent ceasefire, which ended 50 days of fighting (File/AFP)
13:09 GMT

Israeli forces arrested four fishermen off the coast of Gaza Tuesday for allegedly being outside the "permitted fishing zone".

Iran's security forces stand guard along the country's border with Iraq (File/AFP)
12:30 GMT

Iran's security forces allegedly arrested three people under suspicion of attempting to cross into Iraq to join the Islamic State.

A Shia Houthi protester gestures during clashes with riot police in Sanaa, September 7, 2014 (File/AFP)
11:24 GMT

Two Yemeni Houthi members have allegedly been killed while trying to storm a government building in Sanaa Tuesday.