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August 26, 2014

Abbas thanked Egyptian, Qatari, and American efforts in cementing the agreement. (AFP/File)
17:47 GMT
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced a long-term ceasefire agreement between Israel and Palestinian factions. It went into effect at 7pm Tuesday.

August 24, 2014

The video was delivered to the Lebanese government by the Committee of Muslim Scholars. (Photo courtesy of The Daily Star)
16:13 GMT
Video footage of seven Lebanese soldiers held captive by ISIS militants was released Sunday.

August 23, 2014

Hamas officials sparked Palestinian Authority outrage Saturday after executing more than 20 Palestinians for allegedly conspiring with Israel. (AFP/File)
17:18 GMT
The Palestinian Authority on Saturday condemned the killings of more than 20 Palestinians charged with conspiring with Israel.

August 21, 2014

Islamic State militants released a video earlier this week of U.S. photojournalist James Foley being beheaded (Image: Screenshot)
12:27 GMT
American officials at the Pentagon have revealed information about a failed attempt to rescue U.S. hostages including James Foley, from IS terrorists in Syria.

August 19, 2014

Pope Francis has stated military intervention in Iraq is justified to prevent extremists' 'unjust aggression'. [AFP]
06:46 GMT
Using force against Iraq extremists is justified says Pope: Francis backs military action to stop persecution of Christians by Islamist fanatics.

August 17, 2014

Both Hamas and Israel said fighting would continue if no permanent ceasefire was reached (File/AFP)
13:41 GMT
Israel's communication minister said that Tel Aviv had not decided about an Egyptian proposal for a long-term ceasefire with Hamas.

August 16, 2014

Palestinian delegation chief Azzam al-Ahmed. (AFP/MAHMUD HAMS)
17:50 GMT
Sources in the Islamic Jihad and Hamas indicated that the Egyptian proposal does not meet the current demands of the Palestinian people and that therefore it is highly unlikely they will accept it.