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November 5, 2014

Three soldiers have been wounded in a suspected vehicular terror attack in the West Bank. [Har Hevron spokesman]
21:15 GMT

Three IDF soldiers were injured Wednesday night after a Palestinian vehicle slammed into them in an attempt to run the Israeli forces, the IDF spokesperson's office said.

Ibrahim al-Akkari drove a car at high speed into a group of pedestrians waiting at a light rail station. (AFP/File)
19:18 GMT

An Israeli court on Wednesday ruled that the body of Ibrahim al-Akkari, shot dead by Israeli forces after attacking pedestrians with a car, will be released to his family for burial later this evening.

Kerry met with Fabius this week in Paris. (AFP/File)
18:17 GMT

Iran has the right to operate a civil nuclear program, but not create a bomb, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius have said.

British forces were withdrawn from Iraq in 2011. (AFP/File)
17:23 GMT

Britain will deploy additional troops to Iraq in the coming weeks to help train local forces in their efforts to combat the Islamic State.

ISIL has taken over large swathes of Iraq and Syria and committed multiple human rights atrocities. (AFP/File)
16:30 GMT

US military forces continued to attack the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) with 14 combined airstrikes between the 3rd and 5th of November over Syria and Iraq.

Hamas said in a statement that the attacker was taking "revenge for his people." (AFP/File)
15:40 GMT

Hamas on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a Jerusalem car attack that killed one Israeli border policeman and injured 14 others earlier in the day.

It is unclear who carried out the attack on the school. (AFP/File)
15:18 GMT

At least eleven children have been killed in a mortar attack on a school Wednesday.

Tensions have flared recently over the temporary closure of al-Aqsa compound in Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
13:09 GMT

The Jordanian government has instructed its ambassador in Tel Aviv to return home due to what Amman says is "unprecedented Israeli escalation in Jerusalem."

Egypt has been accused of multiple human rights violations, including torture and denying freedom of speech. (AFP/File)
12:43 GMT

Seven Egyptian rights groups said they won't be part of any delegation participating in the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva this week and also won't attend any of the event's activities, fearing persecution back home.

Israeli security forces investigate the site where a Palestinian driver rammed his car into pedestrians, November 5, 2014 (File/AFP)
12:29 GMT

A Palestinian driver was shot dead by Israeli police after ramming his vehicle into a crowded pedestrian area in Jerusalem Wednesday, injuring 14.

Culture and Information Minister Abdul Aziz Khoja was removed from his post by royal order.
12:05 GMT

The outgoing minister had announced that he was closing the Wesal TV channel, which was accused of inciting sectarian hatred.

Lebanese Shia mourners gather for the funeral of Hezbollah fighter Mohammad Munir Fadel, killed by clashes with ISIL militants, September 23, 2014 (File/AFP)
11:04 GMT

Al-Qaeda affiliated Nusra Front warned Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah with "hidden surprises", stating the "real battle has not yet started".

A fire after the crash completely destroyed the school bus (Image courtesy Welad ElBalad).
10:45 GMT

The Egyptian Army has sent a medical aircraft to the area to aid the victims.

Israeli soldiers stand in front of a Palestinian rally during clashes in the Al Aqsa Mosque, October 15, 2014 (File/AFP)
09:27 GMT

Palestinian worshipers clashed with Israeli security forces in Jerusalem's Al Aqsa Mosque Wednesday after right-wing Jews entered the compound.

A Palestinian boy poses for a picture in the rain next to the rubble of buildings destroyed during the conflict between Israel and Hamas last summer, in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City on Nov. 3. (AFP /Mahmud Hams)
09:21 GMT

Officials said the program started Monday with the sale of construction materials to 700 Gaza residents whose homes were damaged.