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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.
A picture shows the remains of the spy device near the village of Adloun, September 5, 2014 (File/AFP)
06:39 GMT
The funeral of a Hezbollah operative killed while trying to disable an Israeli spy device took place over the weekend.
Yemen's Houthis gathered in an effort to press the Yemeni government to step down. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
At least one protester has been killed in clashes with police.

September 7, 2014

Quneitra has been at the center of violent clashes in recent days. (AFP/File)
18:19 GMT
At least 43 people have been killed in clashes between Syrian government forces and Nusra Front militants.
Obama said he does not intend to send U.S. ground troops back to Iraq. (AFP/File)
16:20 GMT
U.S. President Barack Obama said he will make an address Wednesday about his plan to fight Islamic State militants.
The Lebanese army has been engaged in fierce battles with Islamic State militants at the border. (AFP/File)
14:55 GMT
Two Arsal locals were kidnapped late Saturday night by a relative of one of the eleven soldiers held captive by Islamic State fighters.
Some Arab League ministers said they were considering adopting a resolution on combating the Islamic State. (AFP/File)
13:38 GMT
Arab League Chief Nabil Elaraby Sunday called for the Islamic State militants to be confronted militarily and politically.
Since May, General Haftar has aligned himself with Libyan special forces. (AFP/File)
12:20 GMT
Government forces loyal to Libyan renegade general Khalifa Haftar have allegedly made advances this week against militias in Benghazi.
Egyptian army [AFP]
11:09 GMT
Egyptian military intelligence on Saturday said that they had discovered what officials called "the biggest explosives workshop and cache" in the Sinai peninsula belonging to the major insurgent group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis.
Civilians in Raqqa run for cover from shelling by Syrian forces, August 17, 2014 (File/AFP)
11:06 GMT
Syrian air raids over Raqqa killed 53 people, many of them civilians, while President Assad's campaign against Islamic State militants intensifies.
Krishna Upadhyaya and Ghimire Gundev. [AP]
10:51 GMT
Qatar confirms it has detained two British human rights activists who were probing the working conditions of workers building facilities for the 2022 World Cup.