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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)
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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]
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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.

September 17, 2014

Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant wearing a headband of "Al-Quds Brigades". [AFP]
11:45 GMT
A public opinion poll published on Tuesday showed that half of the Palestinian public supports an armed intifada against Israel.

September 15, 2014

Pilgrims performing the Haj (AFP/ File Archive).
08:31 GMT
The Jordanian government has confirmed that it issues temporary passports for Arab-Israeli passport holders to perform the Haj.

September 14, 2014

US Secretary of State John Kerry  listens during a joint press conference with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on September 13, 2014 at the Fairmont Heliopolis Hotel in the capital Cairo. [AFP]
07:45 GMT
Top US diplomat stresses that Egypt is a key partner in fighting Islamist militancy in the region.

September 13, 2014

IS militants in a Damascus suburb signed a non-agression truce with several armed opposition groups deemed as moderates, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (AFP/File)
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Days after U.S. President Obama unveiled a plan to battle IS that consisted of the U.S. arming moderate Syrian rebels, several groups of presumably moderate opposition groups have reportedly signed a non-aggression truce with militants from the Islamic State in a Damascus suburb.
Relations have been tense between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leaders, and Abbas' failure to include Hamas representatives in the ICC decision could make things worse. (AFP/File)
12:47 GMT
Palestinian President Mahmoud reportedly blocked at attempt at prosecution in the International Criminal Court for Israeli war crimes committed during the Gaza siege that began in July.

September 10, 2014

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.

September 9, 2014

Israeli forces have arrested around 7,000 children in the past ten years according to the UN (File/AFP)
10:33 GMT
Two Palestinian minors were arrested by Israeli forces while they were playing outside their house in the central West Bank.

September 8, 2014

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaking to Iran's state television before going to hospital to undergo a prostate operation in Tehran on September 8, 2014. [AFP]
07:08 GMT
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has undergone a successful surgery at a state hospital in Tehran.