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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. (FIle photo)
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?
Peshmerga fighters prepare to attack ISIL militants in Iraq. (AFP/File)
05:40 GMT
Peshmerga forces launched a joint operation with the Iraqi army to recapture Diyala and Kirkuk provinces from ISIL militants.
ISIL militants have seized land across Syria and Iraq in recent months. (AFP/File)
05:23 GMT
US General John Allen discussed strategies with Turkish officials to combat ISIL militants in Syria and Iraq Wednesday.
Dina Kawar is the latest female representative on the UN Security Council.
04:00 GMT
Jordan is going to launch a regional initiative to curb terrorists’ increasing use of telecommunications and media technologies.

November 19, 2014

Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communications Mohammad Momani. (AFP/file)
22:01 GMT
Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communications Mohammad Momani on Wednesday said that the government is closely following up on the dangerous situation in Jerusalem and is calling for restraint from both sides.
A Palestinian protester kicks a flaming tyre towards Israeli soldiers during clashes near the Israeli Qalandia checkpoint between the West Bank city of Ramallah and Jerusalem on November 14, 2014. (Abbas Momani/AFP)
21:53 GMT
Israeli settlers on Wednesday evening attempted to burn down a house in the village of al-Mughayyir east of Ramallah, but were prevented by doing so by local villagers.
Israeli forces clashed with Palestinian protesters in East Jerusalem, following a synagogue attack, which left five people dead. (AFP/File)
18:57 GMT
Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli forces in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan after riots erupted Wednesday.
Mickael Dos Santos in a grab from an Islamic State propaganda video 
Mickael Dos Santos in a grab from an Islamic State propaganda video. (Image: Youtube)
18:14 GMT
Second Frenchman identified as Muslim convert from Paris suburb reported to have been among ISIL militants in beheading video
Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah and Defense Minister Samir Moqbel.
17:35 GMT
Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah met Tuesday with Defense Minister Samir Moqbel as the minister holds a series of talks with high-ranking political officials after his return from Tehran late last month.
Fighters of Libya's Fajr Libya (Libyan Dawn) militia rest while holding a position in the Kikla region. (Mahmud Turkia/AFP)
16:54 GMT
Pro-government forces and militants in Libya's restive city of Benghazi have agreed on a 12-hour humanitarian ceasefire, the UN mission in Libya says.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a press conference at the prime minister office in Jerusalem on November 18, 2014. (Gil Cohen Magen/ AFP)
16:29 GMT
Netanyahu characterized as “significant” the demolition earlier in the morning of the home of the terrorist from Silwan responsible for the attack that killed two, including a three-month-old baby, at a Jerusalem light-rail station last month.
French Rafale jet fighter.
15:30 GMT
France plans to send Mirage fighter jets to Jordan to increase its operations against the ISIL cult.
Palestinian solidarity march. Madrid, 2009. (Flickr)
15:02 GMT
Israel has censured the Spanish parliament over a symbolic vote, which calls on the Madrid government to recognize Palestine as a sovereign state.
Such expansion is made possible when often little known or relatively new jihadist groups announce their allegiance to IS, as was the case in Derna. (AFP/File)
13:54 GMT
The Islamic State has seized control of the coastal city of Derna on Libya's Mediterranean coast.
The ISIL launched an offensive in June and took control of Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul, before sweeping through much of the country’s Sunni Arab heartland. (AFP/File)
12:09 GMT
At least six people were killed in a car bomb in the capital of Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region.
Over 500,00 Israeli settlers live illegally in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
11:41 GMT
The Israeli government approved the construction of 78 new settlement units in East Jerusalem Wednesday after the decision was approved by the city's municipality.
Economy Minister Naftali Bennet said Israel needed to "attack" rather than defend Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
10:58 GMT
Economy Minister Naftali Bennet said Wednesday Israel should launch a military operation in East Jerusalem to root out "terror".
During the 2nd Intifada, at least 3,900 Palestinians were left homeless by demolitions. (AFP/File)
10:50 GMT
Israel's practice of demolishing houses as a form of punishment is disproportional and only fans the flames of hatred and violence.
Lebanese tanks patrol through the country's border town of Arsal, March 19, 2014. (AFP/File)
10:26 GMT
Clashes continued into the early hours of Wednesday in the Syrian town of Assal al-Ward, close to the Lebanese border.
Earlier in the day, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU’s Ashton attended a working lunch and discussed how to advance the talks within the next days as the November 24 deadline approaches. (AFP/File)
09:56 GMT
Iranian deputy foreign ministers have held talks with US diplomats as negotiations are expected to continue between Tehran and the P5+1 group on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.
Egypt's army launched an extensive campaign against militants amid increasing violence in the Sinai Peninsula. (AFP/File)
08:52 GMT
Seven civilians and three militants were killed after a mortar shell hit a home in Egypt's volatile Sinai Peninsula, a security source said.
A relative of Abdelrahman Shaludi, a Palestinian who killed two Israelis with his car last month, displays his portrait inside his family home after it was raised by Israeli authorities in east Jerusalem Silwan neighborhood on November 19, 2014, as Israel speeds up the application of a controversial demolition policy. The demolition came after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed a harsh response to a deadly attack on a Jerusalem synagogue yesterdat, the city's bloodiest in year. Home demolitions have long been used as a deterrent punishment in the occupied West Bank but it is the first time that they have been adopted as a matter of policy in annexed Arab east Jerusalem. (AFP / AHMAD GHARABLI)
08:32 GMT
A relative of Abdelrahman Shaludi, displays his portrait inside his family home after it was raised by Israeli authorities in east Jerusalem.
Al-Azhar University and Cairo University were scenes of some of the worst student-led violence during last year's academic terms. (AFP/File)
08:22 GMT
Police stormed Al-Azhar University on Tuesday afternoon after student protesters torched a faculty member's car on the Cairo campus.
ISIL militants are one of most well equipped militant groups in the world, according to a UN report. (AFP/File)
08:12 GMT
The UN warned that ISIL militants have enough weapons to continue fighting for up to two more years, calling it one of the best armed groups in the world.
The car attack on October 22 killed two people. (AFP/File)
08:04 GMT
Israel early Wednesday demolished the home of East Jerusalem car terrorist Abdel Rahman al-Shaludi, who on October 22 killed two people in a hit-and-run attack in Jerusalem.
News of Barack Obama's hostage review proposal emerged after a letter was leaked by a US congressman to the press. (AFP/File)
07:49 GMT
US President Barack Obama ordered a review of the country's hostage negotiation policy following the beheading of American aid worker Peter Kassig.