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September 10, 2014

An Iraqi policeman stands at the site of a car bombing, which killed 12 people in the New Baghdad district, September 10, 2014 (File/AFP)
19:30 GMT

A series of bomb blasts across Baghdad killed at least 19 people and injured dozens others, security officials confirmed. The bombings happened while U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Iraq.

A screen grab from an IS video shows American journalist Steven Sotloff prior to being beheaded (Image: The Independent)
19:00 GMT

Another English accent was identified in the Islamic State murder video of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff, according to an audio expert.

Clashes broke out during Israeli raids across the West Bank (File/AFP)
18:00 GMT

Israeli forces detained six people from across the West Bank overnight Tuesday according to an army spokeswoman and local popular committee sources.

Anger is mounting against American forces after least 14 civilians were killed by the U.S. air strike (File/AFP)
17:00 GMT

At least 14 women and children were killed and 13 others injured by an American air strike in Afghanistan's northeastern province of Kunar.

Some 7,000 prisoners are believed to have went on hunger strike Wednesday (File/AFP)
16:36 GMT

Thousands of Palestinian prisoners went on hunger strike in protest to a "mysterious" death of a fellow inmate in an Israeli hospital.

A Libyan solider points at an unexploded mortar shell at a checkpoint close to Tripoli, September 9, 2014 (File/AFP)
16:00 GMT

Libya's army, lead by rogue General Haftar, called on Islamist militias to disarm, ahead of a renewed assault on the eastern city of Benghazi.

Lebanon's army stepped up security along the country's border with Syria since clashes erupted with Nusra Front and ISIS last month (File/AFP)
14:46 GMT

Providing weapons to Lebanon has been prioritized and delivery should be imminent, the French Ministry said.

A supporter of the Shia Houthi movement wears a banner, which reads "civil disobedience" during a protest, September 9, 2014 (File/AFP)
14:05 GMT

Anti-government protests in Yemen continued Wednesday across the country a day after security forces opened fire on demonstrators.

The victim is believed to have been shot during clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces (File/AFP)
13:41 GMT

Israeli forces shot and killed a 22-year-old Palestinian man in the al-Amari refugee camp Wednesday, close to Ramallah.

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.