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Israeli bus hits two Palestinians in Jenin. (AFP)
21:59 GMT
An Israeli bus driver ran over two Palestinian at al-Jalama checkpoint in Jenin, killing one person and injuring another, Palestinian security sources said Tuesday.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. (AFP)
19:38 GMT
Turkish parliament to debate a bill, proposed by far-right MP, which would define Israel as a 'terrorist state'.
Egyptian rescue workers and residents remove a body from the rubble of a collapsed building on November 25, 2014 in Cairo's northern district of Matariya (AFP)
18:06 GMT
Rescue workers and family members tried to free others trapped in the rubble after the building collapsed. Investigators suspect illegal construction as the cause.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas meets the European Union's new foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini in Ramallah on November 8, 2014. (AFP)
17:18 GMT
Delay due to disagreements about wording, but despite Israeli efforts motion is expected to pass on December 18.
Norwegian police officers. (AFP)
16:49 GMT
Norway is to go ahead with plans that allow its security forces to carry firearms at all times, not just in special situations, in response to an increased terror threat.
European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif deliver a statement in Vienna on the status of negotiations over Iran's nuclear program before he leaves Vienna on November 24, 2014. (AFP)
16:21 GMT
The European Union (EU) has extended a freeze on certain sanctions imposed against Iran over the country’s nuclear program after Tehran and six world powers agreed to continue talks for seven more months.
A police detective inspects the site of a suicide blast, which was carried out by a woman, outside the central administration building of the Kano State Polytechnic institute in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, July 30, 2014. (AFP/file)
15:36 GMT
Twin bomb blasts have left at least 45 people dead in a crowded market in the city of Maiduguri in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno.
Members of the Tunisian ISIE elections body hold a press conference to announce the results of the first round of the presidential election on November 25, 2014. (AFP)
15:26 GMT
An official under Tunisia’s former hardline ruler Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali has come out on top in the country’s first free presidential election.
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (Photo: AFP)
15:18 GMT
Supremem leader talks tough after extension, president hails ‘significant victory’ and says negotiations will lead to deal.
A total of 27 candidates, including one woman, contested Sunday's election for the highest post. (AFP/File)
13:11 GMT
Leader of the centrist Nidaa Tounes party, Beji Caid Essebsi, has been confirmed as the frontrunner in Tunisia's presidential elections.
Saleh, 72, resigned in late 2011 under a Gulf-sponsored settlement between Yemen's political rivals following massive protests calling for his resignation after 33 years in power. (AFP/File)
11:02 GMT
Former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was forced to resign two years ago in the wake of the Arab Spring uprisings, described the latter as a "tool" aimed at weakening Arab economies and armies.
American photo journalist James Foley was beheaded by ISIL in August 2014. The US government does not pay ransoms for American hostages. (AFP/File)
10:54 GMT
ISIL militants received some $45 million in ransoms over the past year by kidnapping Western nationals, according to a UN expert.
Lebanese security forces drive through Tripoli during armed clashes with gunmen, October 25, 2014. (AFP/File)
09:19 GMT
A Syrian refugee was killed while several others were injured during clashes Monday between two groups linked to Fatah in Lebanon's Burj al-Barajneh camp.
Yemen continues to struggle with growing instability. (AFP/File)
09:10 GMT
Yemeni security forces rescued seven Yemeni hostages and one foreigner in a special operation against al Qaeda extremists.
Drivers cling to a truck amid flood waters in the southern region of Ouarzazate in Morocco on Nov. 22.  (AFP photo)
08:37 GMT
Most victims were swept away by swollen rivers which also submerged cars, buildings and roads.
A Bedouin woman searches through tents destroyed by Israeli forces for her belongings in the Jordan Valley. (AFP/File)
08:27 GMT
Bedouins suffered greatly during Israeli occupation but now under the Jewish state's plans to displace them, life for these nomadic people is about to get worse.
There have been numerous demonstrations in Saudi oil-rich Eastern Province since February 2011, with protesters calling for the release of political prisoners and an end to discrimination against minority Shia Muslims. (AFP/File)
08:12 GMT
Saudi Arabia says it has arrested 77 people in connection with a terrorist attack that killed eight Shia Muslims earlier this month, stating that the attack is believed to have been ordered by the ISIL groups.
Tensions have been high in Jerusalem after five Israelis were killed in a synagogue last week. (AFP/File)
07:43 GMT
A 45-year-old man was stabbed in Jerusalem by assailants believed to be Palestinian amid increasing tensions since a synagogue was attacked last week.
A Palestinian boy rides his bike past graffiti depicting (from L to R) late founder of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) George Habash, late Hamas spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin and late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. For youth in the Gaza Strip packed with 1.8 million people, graffiti is an important tool for self-expression and fighting back. (AFP/ MOHAMMED ABED)
07:36 GMT
A Palestinian boy rides his bike past graffiti depicting (from L to R) late founder of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) George Habash, late Hamas spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin and late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
The country has been witnessing numerous clashes between government forces and rival militia groups. (AFP/File)
07:09 GMT
Troops loyal to Libya’s globally-recognized government have taken control of the strategic western town of Kekla after over 40 days of clashes with militias there.
Twelve Syrian refugees were deported back to their country by Jordanian authorities. (AFP/File)
05:39 GMT
Human Rights Watch criticized the Jordanian government for deporting vulnerable Syrian refugees back across the border.
U.S. Senator Rand Paul is calling for the U.S. Congress to formally declare war on ISIL. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
US Senator Rand Paul called for the American Congress' formal declaration of war against ISIL.

November 24, 2014

Syria continues to be plagued by conflict, leading refugees to Greece and other neighboring countries. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT
Syrian refugees staged their sixth day of a hunger strike in Athens, Greece over the observation of their rights as refugees.
At least 10 people have been killed and 30 others were wounded in a bomb explosion in Baghdad. (AFP/File)
17:30 GMT
Ten people have been killed, and 30 others were wounded in a bomb explosion in Baghdad.
A former British soldier joined his friend to fight alongside the Kurdish Peshmerga forces. (AFP/File)
17:04 GMT
A former British soldier claims to have joined Kurdish Peshmerga forces in fighting against Islamic State militants.
Israeli forces have arrested at least eleven Palestinians in overnight operations late Sunday. (AFP/File)
15:35 GMT
Israeli forces have arrested at least eleven Palestinians in overnight operations on a number of Palestinian houses across the West Bank.
Some of the the United Nations Security Council's five permanent members have expressed support for Palestinian statehood. (AFP/File)
14:59 GMT
Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki has announced that a draft resolution calling for a United Nations Security vote on Palestinian statehood will be tabled.
Citing unnamed officials, the report linked Hagel's resignation to the U.S.-led fight against ISIL. (AFP/File)
14:46 GMT
Amid mounting criticism, increasing international volatility and a lame-duck Democratic majority in the Senate, the White House is set to announce the resignation of U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif (left), Chinese Foreign Minister Yi (center), and US. Secretary of State Kerry (right) pictured together at the Iranian Nuclear talks. (AFP/File)
14:25 GMT
Negotiators in the Iranian nuclear talks are working on an agreement to extend the talks an additional seven months, a Western diplomat reports.
At least 28 people were killed when militants attacked this bus traveling to the capital Nairobi from the north-eastern town of Mandera on early Saturday. (AFP photo)
11:21 GMT
Kenya says its troops also destroyed the camp from which the attack was planned.
The battle for Kobani has raged for over three months. (AFP/File)
11:14 GMT
Kurdish fighters continue to make advances against ISIL in Kobani.
The Palestinian man is believed to be in good condition after being transferred to hospital. (AFP/File)
11:03 GMT
A Palestinian man was injured after being attacked by three Israelis in East Jerusalem following weeks of violence in the city.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attends a press conference in Vienna, July 18, 2014. (AFP/File)
09:58 GMT
Nuclear talks in Vienna between Iran and the P5+1 nations could be extended past the November 24 deadline if an agreement isn't reached.
Bahrain continues to struggle with widespread human rights atrocities. (AFP/File)
09:26 GMT
The government's lack of seriousness in working with the opposition to implement reform, and the continued harassment of opposition groups and activists, paves nothing but a blurry path to democratic change.
Syrians receive food aid from a community kitchen, that caters for impoverished families in the neighbourhood in the Myassar district of the northern city of Aleppo on November 23, 2014. In recent months, government forces have advanced around the outskirts of the eastern portion of the city that is under rebel control, threatening to encircle it completely. (AFP/ZEIN AL-RIFAI)
08:59 GMT
Syrians receive food aid from a community kitchen, that caters for impoverished families in the neighbourhood in the Myassar district of the northern city of Aleppo on November 23, 2014.
Nadim Nuwara, 17, was killed on Nakba Day in May 2014 while he walked down the street. (AFP/File)
08:51 GMT
An Israeli border policeman was charged with manslaughter for shooting and killing a Palestinian teen, which was captured on CCTV footage.
The 32-year-old Palestinian man had been farming close to the border with Israel when shot. (AFP/File)
08:18 GMT
A Palestinian farmer was shot and killed by Israeli forces close to the border in northern Gaza Sunday, according to medics.
Yemen’s southern residents complain that they have been economically and politically marginalized by the central government in Sana’a. (AFP/File)
07:37 GMT
Yemen’s pro-independence Southern Movement says it is going ahead with a plan to form its own government by next month.
A total of 27 candidates, including a woman, competed in Sunday's vote for the top post. (AFP/File)
07:08 GMT
After counting nearly two-thirds of votes in Tunisia's presidential election, front-runners Beji Caid el-Sebsi and Moncef Marzouki were seen heading to a run-off.
Over 200,000 people have died in the Syrian war since March 2011, according to the UN. (AFP/File)
05:30 GMT
Syrian refugees in Athens protested over poor living conditions in the country Sunday, calling on the Greek government to grant them asylum.
ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi claimed an expansion of ISIL in the Arabian Peninsula. (AFP/File)
04:47 GMT
A senior Al Qaeda cleric in Yemen denounced ISIL in a video released Friday. Harith bin Ghazi al-Nadhari rebuked claims by ISIL for proclaiming Yemen belonged to the "Islamic State".
Iraqi pro-government forces take part in a major operation against Islamic State (IS) group fighters to retake the town and areas around Saadiyah northeast of Baghdad in Diyala province on November 23, 2014. (AFP)
04:00 GMT
The US plans to buy arms for Sunni tribesmen in Iraq including AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds.

November 23, 2014

At stake in the Austrian capital Vienna is a historic deal in which Iran would curb its nuclear activities in exchange for broad relief from years of heavy international economic sanctions. (photo: AFP)
21:15 GMT
Officials call November 24 deadline "impossible"; Iran Navy "monitoring" foreign maneuvers after Israel renews threat of military action.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the weekly cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem office on November 23, 2014. (AFP)
19:12 GMT
The cabinet voted in favor of the controversial "Jewish state bill," with the preceding discussion descended into a shouting match between ministers on Sunday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem office on November 23, 2014. (AFP/Jim Hollander)
18:28 GMT
PM: France's parliament would be making a 'grave mistake' if it recognizes a Palestinian state in a vote on December 2.
Fighters from the al-Qaida-linked Islamic State group parade in Raqqa, Syria; inset: Hamza Magamzeh, an Israeli citizen suspected of joining the radical group (photo: AP/Shin Bet)
18:22 GMT
Hamza Magamzeh from the Galilee town of Yafia spent 10 days in Syria fighting Bashar Assad’s regime in October.
Egyptian military forces killed seven militants and arrested 67 others in north Sinai on Thursday and Friday. [AFP]
17:50 GMT
Egyptian military forces have killed 10 militants during an operation in the violence-plagued Sinai Peninsula of the North African country.
Flames rise from the scene of a deadly bombing in Paktika, Afghanistan. (Photo: PressTV)
17:11 GMT
Afghan officials say at least 50 people have been killed and 70 others wounded when a powerful bomb explosion ripped through a group of spectators watching a volleyball match in Afghanistan’s southeastern province of Paktika.
US Vice President Joe Biden during the Biden's visit to the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople on November 23, 2014 in Istanbul. (AFP/Bulent )
16:59 GMT
US Vice President Joe Biden wrapped up his visit to Turkey on Sunday, after meeting with Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in a bid to gain more support from Ankara against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas attends the 25th Arab League summit, March 25, 2014. [AFP]
16:51 GMT
Arab League to discuss violence in Jerusalem, Palestinian Authority bid for membership in UN agencies, in the presence of PA's Abbas.
Pakistani pedestrians walk past wall graffiti (bottom) which reads Daesh, the arabic acronym for Islamic State (IS), in Peshawar on November 22, 2014. (AFP PHOTO/A MAJEED)
15:37 GMT
Iraqi forces said on Sunday that they had retaken two towns north of Baghdad from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIL) fighters, driving them from strongholds they had held for months and clearing a main road from the capital to Iran.
Hezbollah claims that its Iranian "Fateh" missiles can reach Israel with great accuracy. (Wikimedia Commons image)
14:38 GMT
Deputy head Naim Qassem's remarks came after news emerged that Tehran has equipped Hezbollah with a new grade of medium-range missiles.
Four houses of Iraqi civilians were also attacked in the strikes. (AFP/File)
12:04 GMT
A US-led air strike killed 25 ISIL militants Saturday in the city of Heet along with five civilians including two children, Iraqi authorities have confirmed.
Iraqi authorities have blamed ISIL militants in the past for terror attacks, however, no group claimed responsibility for the blast. (AFP/File)
11:11 GMT
A car bomb killed seven and injured 16 people at an outdoor market close to Baghdad Sunday, police officials said.
While Israel has been vocal about its opposition to any nuclear deal with Iran,  experts say its threat to strike Iran alone is more of a diplomatic move. (AFP/File)
10:16 GMT
As the deadline to reach an nuclear agreement with Iran looms in Vienna, Israel threatens to strike the Islamic republic if its nuclear ambitions are not halted by world powers.
Muhammad Mardhi Isa Al-Zahrani will enter a special rehabilitation program once settling back in Saudi. (AFP/John Moore)
09:48 GMT
A Guantanamo Bay detainee from Saudi Arabia was released and sent back to the kingdom Saturday after being held for 12 years in the facility.
Internally displaced Afghan children look on beside the wall of a mud house in the outskirts of Kabul on November 22, 2014. Afghanistan's economy has improved significantly since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001 largely because of the infusion of International assistance. Despite significant improvement in the last decade the country is still extremely poor and remains highly dependent on foreign aid. (AFP)
09:38 GMT
Internally displaced Afghan children look on beside the wall of a mud house.
The Danish expat was taken to hospital after being shot in the shoulder. (AFP/File)
09:16 GMT
A Danish expat was shot and injured by an unknown assailant in the Saudi city of Riyadh, according to security sources.
John Cantlie was forced to read from a script in the latest ISIL propaganda video. (Image: Screenshot)
08:49 GMT
John Cantlie, the British hostage being held by ISIL has appeared in a new nine-minute propaganda video reading a prepared script.
Obama has signed an executive order authorizing a larger US military role in Afghanistan amid national security discussions in Washington. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
US President Obama quietly signed a classified executive order this weekend authorizing the expansion of US military presence in Afghanistan.
Revenge attacks by Israeli settlers have increased in the West Bank over the past year. (AFP/File)
08:16 GMT
Israeli settlers torched and vandalized a Palestinian house close to the West Bank city of Ramallah Sunday.
Iraqi Christians pray during mass in an Erbil church, July 20, 2014. (AFP/File)
07:48 GMT
Christians have lived in the Middle East for centuries. When the Islamic State was announced however, persecution, forced conversions and mass murder resulted in thousands fleeing Iraq and Syria. Will this be the end of a holy minority in the region?
Militant attacks in the Sinai Peninsula have increased dramatically over the past year. (AFP/File)
06:50 GMT
Seven alleged militants were killed by the Egyptian army over the weekend while 67 were arrested in the Sinai Peninsula.
The US has donated over $3 billion to Syrian refugees since the crisis began in March, 2011. (AFP/File)
06:31 GMT
US Vice President Joe Biden announced up to $135 million in humanitarian assistance for Syrian refugees during a trip to Turkey Saturday.
ISIL militants continue to advance in Anbar province, despite resistance from the Iraqi army. (AFP/File)
05:18 GMT
At least 25 Sunni tribesmen from Iraq's Anbar province were killed by ISIL militants. The bodies of the men were found by the country's army.
The US and its allies started their air campaign in Syria in September. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
US-led airstrikes have killed 910 people since the start of the aerial campaign against ISIL.

November 22, 2014

This group is due to reach an agreement with Iran on its nuclear program by Nov. 24. (AFP/File)
19:34 GMT
Experts predict that Iran and the P5+1 will not reach a comprehensive agreement before the November 24th deadline.
Women hold a banner that reads " No borders in women's solidarity" as they protest against violence, discrimination, war and the Islamic State militants active in neighbouring Syria and Iraq, on November 22, 2014, in the Turkish city of Ankara. (AFP / ADEM ALTAN)
16:56 GMT
" No borders in women's solidarity" as they protest against violence
Human Rights Watch called on Israel to immediately stop demolishing the homes of Palestinians whom they suspect of carrying out attacks against Israelis. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
The Human Rights Watch group claims that Israel's policy of destroying the homes of Palestinians suspected for carrying out attacks against Israelis.
The Ministry of Defense will deploy more than 38,000 soldiers to ensure the smooth running of the polling process. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
Tunisia prepares for presidential elections scheduled for Sunday by announcing plans to mobilize security forces for polling stations and vital government buildings.
There are 349,713 voters eligible to cast ballots in Saturday's vote. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Polls opened in Bahrain on Saturday for the first time since 2011, amid a boycott by the opposition.
After sending troops into Somalia in October 2011, Kenya has been plagued by gun and bomb attacks by Somalia’s Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabab militants. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT
Al-Shabab militants hijacked a bus in northern Kenya and killed 28 passengers who were non-Muslim.
Turkey pledged support for Peshmerga fighters. (AFP/File)
08:22 GMT
The Turkish Prime Minister announced Turkey's intention to help the Kurdish fighters in the growing fight against ISIL.
A supporter of Moncef Marzouki, the current Tunisian president who is defending his position in the upcoming presidential elections, holds up the national flag during a campaign rally on Nov. 19 (AFP/Fethi Belaid)
05:00 GMT
This is the first time that the Tunisian-Libyan border will be closed for this long since the toppling of the previous regime.

November 21, 2014

Iraqi federal troops and members of Kurdish and Shiite militias hold a post in the Diyala province. (AFP/Younis Al-Bayati)
18:00 GMT
The troops will help volunteers from Iraq’s Sunni tribes who have been joining training centers at army bases.
Neighborhoods around Ramadi have been under ISIL control, though the government has been holding the city center. (File photo)
15:38 GMT
Local officials say attacks and mortar fire have been ongoing since the early morning hours.
Palestinian women pray outside the Dome of the Rock following Friday prayers on Nov. 21. Tens of thousands of Muslims prayed at the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque after Israeli eased age restrictions. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
14:36 GMT
Prayers at al-Aqsa ended peacefully, with around 40,000 worshipers attending the weekly sermon.
Bishr served as minister of local development under deposed president Mohamed Morsi. (Image courtesy Ahram)
12:30 GMT
Mohamed Ali Bishr is accused of "spying for foreign states."
Israeli women of the Ethiopian Jewish community pray during the Sigd holiday marking the desire for 'return to Jerusalem', as they celebrate from a hilltop in Jerusalem, on November20, 2014. Sigd used to mark the aspirations of Ethiopians Jews to go to Jerusalem. Today Sigd is celebrated in the holy city with thousands of Ethiopians from all over Israel congregating to pray together, led by their religious leaders, the 'Kessim' who recites prayers while they pray overlooking the old city of Jerusalem. (AFP/GALI TIBBON)
12:18 GMT
Israeli women of the Ethiopian Jewish community pray during the Sigd holiday marking the desire for 'return to Jerusalem
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi may be considering a pardon for jailed Al Jazeera journalists. (AFP file photo).
11:00 GMT
The five journalists were convicted of threatening Egypt's national security by allegedly producing "fabricated" news stories and footage with a view to tarnishing Egypt's image abroad.
A member of the Iraqi police special forces holds his weapon as he rides in a parade in before heading to fight ISIL jihadists on Nov. 19. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)
10:00 GMT
At least 20 gunmen were killed near Baghdad.
The Brotherhood has called on Jordanian authorities to release its official.
09:22 GMT
Jordan Muslim Brotherhood leader Zaki Bani Rushaid was detained late Thursday, Reuters reported.
Three men are accused of trying to assassinate Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman. (AFP file photo)
08:15 GMT
Though the indictment was filed on Tuesday, no public announcement has been issued by the often close-mouthed IDF Military Courts.
It wasn't clear why Hossein Derakhshan was suddenly freed. (File photo)
07:49 GMT
The Iranian-Canadian blogger has been pardoned by Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.
Syrian children walk past images of President Bashar al-Assad in the restive Sleiman al-Halabi neighborhood on the government-controlled side of Aleppo on Nov. 16. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
07:30 GMT
Security checkpoints around the capital have been taking stricter measures to scrutinize identification papers of military-age men.
MERS is linked to camels, but many new cases occur between humans in hospitals. (File photo)
07:14 GMT
The Saudi Ministry of Health raised the total number of MERS cases in the kingdom since September 2012 to 808.
The mayor of Ashkelon has imposed a partial ban on employing Arab-Israeli workers in his city. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The mayor of the Israeli city of Ashkelon, Itamar Shimoni, has imposed a partial ban on employing Arab-Israeli workers in his city.

November 20, 2014

On Thursday, a car bomb blast rocked the Iraqi city of Ramadi. (AFP/File)
19:26 GMT
A car bomb explosion hit the central Iraqi city of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar Province, killing an unknown amount of people.
The U.S. Department of State announced Thursday that Secretary John Kerry will travel to Vienna. (AFP/File)
18:08 GMT
The U.S. Department of State announced Thursday that Secretary John Kerry will travel to Vienna Thursday evening to join the ongoing Iranian nuclear negotiations.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday spoke out against anti-Arab discrimination. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office released a statement about how anti-Arab discrimination in Israeli society is wrong.
ISIL swept across swathes of northern Iraq in June. (AFP/File)
15:13 GMT
Senior ISIL leader, Radwan Taleb al-Hamdouni, was killed in Mosul on Wednesday afternoon.
It is estimated that around 1,000 French jihadists may have gone to Syria and Iraq. (AFP/File)
13:47 GMT
Three French members of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have appeared on a new militant propaganda video calling on Muslims to join them or 'bring terror to the streets of France.'
Around 220,000 out of 1.6 million Syrian refugees in Turkey have shelter in refugee camps, according to an Amnesty report. (AFP/File)
12:32 GMT
Human rights group Amnesty International warned of dire consequences if hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees did not get adequate shelter in Turkey.
Nusra Front militants have been fighting with rivals from the Syrian Revolutionary Front over the past few weeks. (AFP/File)
11:23 GMT
Nusra Front militants in Syria executed two fighters from the rival opposition faction, the Syrian Revolutionary Front.
Mahinour El-Masry had been jailed for six months for "illegal protesting" and was detained again Wednesday. (Image: Ahmed Arab)
11:12 GMT
Egyptian security forces released human rights activist Maheinour El-Masry after she was detained for several hours.
Palestinians clashed with Israeli forces on Wednesday following an attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem where five people were killed. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Israeli troops stormed into the homes of two Palestinian men who were shot dead after attacking a synagogue in Jerusalem, killing five people.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews mourn over the bodies of Israeli victims killed by two Palestinian men in a Jerusalem synagogue. (AFP/File)
09:20 GMT
The UN denounced Tuesday's deadly attack in a Jerusalem synagogue, which left five Israelis dead after two Palestinians attacked the site with a meat cleaver and gun.
Lebanon's Shia movement Hezbollah continues to back Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria. (AFP/File)
08:19 GMT
Saudi officials on Wednesday asked the UN Security Council to blacklist both Shia groups Hezbollah and Yemen's Houthis.
Fans of Saudi Arabia salute before the Gulf Cup Group A football match against Yemen at King Fahad stadium in Riyadh on November 19, 2014. (AFP / FAYEZ NURELDINE)
08:19 GMT
Fans of Saudi Arabia salute before the Gulf Cup Group A football match
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced plans to build more settlement units, following deadly attacks in a Jerusalem synagogue, November 18, 2014. (AFP/File)
06:26 GMT
Following Tuesday's deadly attack in a Jerusalem synagogue, riots ensued and tensions rose to peak level. What led to these events, however, was violence at the Al Aqsa Mosque and increasing settlement activity across Palestine. Is this Bibi's version of peace?