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September 30, 2014

The U.S. must either stand up to Israel or become merely an observer in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. (AFP/File)
09:36 GMT
The path to peace must be reconfigured in order to establish lasting trust between Israelis and Palestinians.
Israeli soldiers and friends mourn during the funeral of comrade. [AFP]
07:59 GMT
Three Israeli soldiers who had taken part in Tel Aviv’s recent war on the Gaza Strip have taken their own lives due to psychological problems, a report says.

September 29, 2014

Yemeni activists chant anti-Houthi slogans during a rally on Sept. 28 in Sana'a. Hundreds of Yemenis took to the streets demanding the departure of the Shiite rebels. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
14:01 GMT
A UN official said Houthis and their allies are in complete control of Sana'a as violence continued to flare.

September 28, 2014

American and Canadian activists have been trying to keep Israeli cargo ships from docking at the ports of Oakland, Seattle and Vancouver. (Image: Zim)
08:49 GMT
Protesters in Oakland, California prevented a Zim cargo ship from unloading its goods at the city's port.

September 22, 2014

Turkish presidential press office shows Turkish President Recep Tayyio Erdogan  and his wife Ermine receiving freed Turkish consulate hostages at the Cankaya presidential Palace in Ankara. [AFP]
07:28 GMT
With President Erdogan refusing to explain why Isis decided to release 49 of the country’s diplomats, suspicions are growing about Ankara’s murky relationship with the self-styled caliphate.

September 21, 2014

Apache helicopter in flight.
08:53 GMT
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke with Egyptian Defense Minister Colonel General Sedki Sobhy on Saturday to confirm the United States plans to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt to support Cairo's counter-terrorism efforts, the Pentagon said.

September 20, 2014

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced Saturday the release of 49 Turks captured when IS militants stormed the Turkish consulate in Mosul in June. (AFP/File)
09:37 GMT
After being taken from the Turkish consulate in Mosul in June, 49 Turkish diplomats, children and special forces have reportedly been returned to Turkey in good health.

September 19, 2014

France announced Thursday its plan to join U.S-led airstrikes in Iraq, but will stop short of intervening in Syria. (AFP/FIle)
09:46 GMT
France agreed Thursday to support to the U.S.-led airstrike campaign in Iraq, but stopped short of Syria, saying they only agreed to activity in Iraq after requests from Baghdad. Meanwhile, the U.S. eyes operations to arm moderate Syrian rebels.

September 18, 2014

The Syrian civil war has displaced millions of people. (AFP/File)
18:32 GMT
Syrian warplanes continued their week-long attack on rebel position near Damascus.
Palestinian Muslim worshipers attend Friday noon prayer beneath the fallen minaret of the al-Susi mosque in Gaza City on September 12,2014 which was hit by Israeli strikes during the latest round of deadly fighting with Hamas militants. [AFP]
11:26 GMT
The dead were buried and the wounded are trying to heal while the rubble of the war on Gaza remains in place. Hundreds of thousands of tons worth of rubble, not to mention the environmental and health hazard they pose, remind the survivors of death every morning. Removing the rubble means finally beginning the process of reconstruction and a return to normal life.