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April 20, 2014

Clashes at Al Aqsa have been relatively frequent over the last week after right-wing Israeli leaders urged their Jewish counterparts to conduct Passover rituals inside the mosque (File Archive/AFP)
10:08 GMT

At least 16 Palestinians were detained Sunday morning after clashes erupted between the worshipers and Israeli Defense Forces who were on the mosque's premises.

The GCC members met in Riyadh last week. (AFP/File)
08:52 GMT

The members of the Gulf Cooperation Council have agreed on ways to implement a security agreement signed last year.

The recent bomb attack in Cairo was recently claimed by jihadist group Ajnad Misr (Mohamed Al Shahed/AFP)
07:28 GMT

At least two policemen were killed by armed attackers on the road between Cairo and Suez Saturday shortly after a small jihadist group claimed attack for the Cairo bombs that struck Egypt's capital last week.

Sigrid Kaag, the special coordinator of the joint mission of the U.N. and the OPCW, reported that Syria should be able to meet the April deadline. (AFP/File)
07:18 GMT

OPCW recently announced that Syria has either shipped out or destroyed nearly 80% of its chemical weapons.

The United Nations has previously talked of the "apocalyptic scenes" coming out of Yarmouk. (AFP/UNWRA/File)
07:16 GMT

The United Nations last night warned that more than 20,000 civilians are in imminent danger of starving to death in a Palestinian refugee camp that has become a key battleground in the Syrian civil war.

Will the Palestinian Authority be disbanded? (AFP/File)
06:39 GMT

The PLO has been considering the option of disbanding the Palestinian Authority in response to the apparent failure of the current round of peace talks with Israel, a Palestinian official said Saturday.

The American plane landed in Iran amid ongoing negotiations between Tehran and the West over the Islamic Republic's nuclear program.  (photo courtesy: efabula.com)
04:00 GMT

It is unclear whether the plane, owned by the Bank of Utah, received clearance from the United States to land in Iran.

April 19, 2014

Negotiations continue between Iran and the West over Tehran's nuclear status. The United States recently released almost $500 million to Iran as part of the interim deal. (photo courtesy: azernews.az)
16:42 GMT

Western officials fear that the Arak reactor could be used to provide Tehran with nuclear bomb making capabilities.

Turkey has garnered international criticism in recent months over crackdowns on social media sites like Twitter and YouTube. (AFP/File)
12:56 GMT

The introduced bill threatens to impose more controls on the average Turkish citizen's privacy.

Under occupation: Many Palestinian Christians from the West Bank were prevented from celebrating Easter in Jerusalem this year by Israeli authorities (File/AFP)
12:06 GMT

Palestinian Christians along with worldwide pilgrims marked Holy Saturday, a day ahead of the Easter holiday despite Israeli soldiers using tear gas against pilgrims on Friday.

The World Health Organization has urged travelers to remain vigilant although no travel restrictions have been announced in the Kingdom (File/AFP)
11:47 GMT

A foreigner has died of the deadly MERS virus in Riyadh, bringing the nationwide death toll to 73.

Syrian army attack: The remote town, home to 3,000 Lebanese and around 5,000 Syrian refugees was also reportedly attacked on Tuesday (File/AFP)
11:33 GMT

Lebanese villagers and Syrian refugees fled from the town Tfail, after Syria's army launched a series of artillery strikes in the area.

The U.S. claims to use drone attacks against militants, but civilians usually fall victim (File/AFP)
11:08 GMT

An American drone attack in Yemen has killed an estimated 20 people.

Abdullah Deghayes entered Syria in February despite his parents disapproval (Photo: Facebook)
10:26 GMT

An 18-year-old British national has died in Syria, while fighting alongside rebels in Syria. Abdullah Deghayes from Sussex entered Syria through the Turkish border.

Israel is being increasingly pressured by the international community as peace talks with the Palestinians falter. (AFP/File)
07:23 GMT

EU foreign policy chief called on Israel to reverse recent decisions made against the Palestinians.