April 13, 2014
France's Algerians population headed to the polls this weekend to vote in their home country's presidential election which is set to take place nationally April 17.
Kuwait has imposed a news blackout on reports related to a recording that suggests there is a plot to overthrow the ruling government.
Relatives of those who disappeared during the civil war want answers and hope that a new commission will help.
Egyptian troops have allegedly killed a prominent Sinai Peninsula militant this weekend.
Government forces battled rebel fighters in Aleppo in the fiercest fighting since 2012.
Amnesty International issued a statement this weekend denouncing a counter-terrorism law drafted by the Egyptian government, saying that it must be scrapped or fundamentally revised.
Israeli forces surrounded the central West Bank village of Nabi Saleh and declared it a "closed military zone" on Saturday, subsequently injuring two Palestinian civilians, a local group said.
The Syrian regime and opposition forces accused each other on Saturday of carrying out a chemical attack on the village of Kafr Zeita, located in the embattled country’s western-central province of Hama.
Switzerland will hand over $40 million to Tunisia. The money comes from a Swiss bank account belonging to former dictator Ben Ali.
April 12, 2014
At least one soldier is dead after gunmen fired on an army vehicle in Hadramawt Province.
The Opposition Coalition in Kuwait is suggesting major government reforms, such as instituting political parties.
Anti-government protestors forced the Zawiya oil terminal to close and blocked the entrance to the port, preventing oil workers from entering.
The Israeli government has demolished several humanitarian residential buildings that were partially funded by the EU.
Clashes between anti-government protestors and security forces have left one dead in Alexandria.
Iranian officials said there is no alternative to Hamid Aboutalebi, their pick for U.N. Ambassador.
At least two Muslim Brotherhood members have been killed by security forces in an exchange of gunfire on Friday.
The military in Lebanon continued to maintain a heavy presence in Tripoli, setting up checkpoints and barriers across the city on Friday.
Palestinian activists have condemned plans by Israeli officials to build a temple close to al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
A controversial new bill seeks to force yeshiva students to serve in the Israeli military, but the Ultra-Orthodox community is pushing back.
Labour party leader Ed Miliband avoided tough questions on current Israel-Palestine negotiations while at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Deputy PM Saleh al-Mutlaq escaped from an assassination attempt, alleges an Iraqi lawmaker accompanying him on a trip to Abu Graib.
April 11, 2014
Foreign paramedic dies in UAE and five others in hospital after being infected with deadly MERS virus
Five hospital workers have been placed in quarantine due to a Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus outbreak in Al Ain, UAE.
Palestinians and foreigners alike took on Bethlehem's hilly roads and ran the marathon as part of the "Right to Movement" campaign on Friday.
The Lebanese military have captured a terrorist allegedly involved in carrying out deadly attacks across the country.
Journalists under fire: A reporter for a pro-Muslim Brotherhood website has been jailed for allegedly posting leaked videos of military officials.
Rival groups fighting each other in Syria have brought the death toll up in recent days, complicating the country's civil war further.
Archbishop Atallah Hanna and Palestinian Christian groups have accused Israel of discriminating against their right to worship freely in the holy city.
Famous for fighting alongside Al-Qaeda rebels in Syria, "The American Jihadist" Eric Harroun died of an accidental overdose in Arizona.
Arab regimes will never be a source of true reform in the MENA region. So-called "dialogues" and "agendas for change" are mere distractions to perpetuate the status quo.
Ankara continues to draw criticism after the Turkish government ignored a court ruling to lift a ban on YouTube.
April 10, 2014
Israeli Finance Minister Naftali Bennett believes Israel should annex 60 percent of the West Bank in light of failed Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.
140 Palestinians made their way into a closed military zone on the border with Israel, sparking violence.
Ten Palestinian prisoners are at the forefront of Israeli discussions to deport them to Gaza, according to a senior official.
The Egyptian government is adopting measures to expand control over mosques.
At least two Saudi soldiers were killed by unidentified gunmen on the Yemeni border.
Five Israeli settlers were arrested for attacking army soldiers and vandalizing IDF vehicles, bringing the total number of arrests to eight this week.
Some 20 Syrian refugee families with ties to the regime have returned to their hometown of Flita, according to Syrian army sources.
Armed men opened fire on the Lebanese army, prompting an overnight battle in Tripoli, north of Lebanon.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is ready to extend peace talks past the April 29 deadline.
Israel has asked the United Nations to take action against Hezbollah after the party's secretary-general, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, said that his group was behind a blast that targeted Israeli troops last month.
The U.S. and Turkey will follow up on new accusations that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons in recent months.
Kuwait expects "positive steps" to be implemented to end the Gulf rift between Qatar and other GCC countries.
Anti-Morsi actors in Egypt are accusing the Muslim Brotherhood of trying to "infiltrate" the upcoming parliamentary elections.
Bahrainis continue to hold anti-government protests across the country, despite a heavy government crackdown.
Violent attacks in mostly Shiite areas in Iraq left at least 34 people dead Wednesday.
Hezbollah is facing an economic crisis stemming from its involvement in the Syrian civil war, and budget cuts in Iran as a result of new president Hassan Rouhani's austerity policies, Lebanese sources say.
A UN report shows that in 2013, 99.3 percent of Egyptian women experienced some form of sexual harassment.
Hamas told reporters Wednesday that the Palestinian Authority should end security cooperation with Israel.
At least 25 people, including women and children, have been killed in two car bomb attacks in the besieged Syrian city of Homs.
The Arab League stated that buying time is a 'strategic objective' for Israel.
April 9, 2014
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
The men were sentenced for wearing women's clothing and organizing sex parties.
An Egyptian appeal court ruled Wednesday that the original judges hearing two cases on former president Mohammed Morsi are not allowed to be replaced in future hearings.
Much needed aid and humanitarian supplies were delivered to rebel-held areas of Aleppo by the Syrian Red Crescent and the UN on Wednesday for the first time in 10 months
In the wake of the Mideast peace talk's failure, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has instructed all Israeli government ministries to cease civilian and economic cooperation with the Palestinian Authority.
Italy’s ambassador to Lebanon denied that the United States had 'vetoed' weapons bound for the Lebanese Army in remarks published Wednesday.
A series of car bombs hit Baghdad's Shiite neighborhoods on Wednesday, killing at least 13 people according to officials.
When the hugely popular Egyptian TV host used scholar Ben Judah's work in a local newspaper, things quickly got out of hand, revealing the extent of anti-Semitic feeling in the Arab world.
The Syrian regime has claimed that UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay is biased towards the opposition, slamming her recent accusations that Damascus has committed human rights violations.
The Syrian regime forces have "stepped up their offensive" on the last rebel stronghold in the strategic Qalamoun area, Rankous.
Inter-tribal clashes in Egypt's Aswan has now left 26 dead as of Tuesday and an additional 56 injured.
Iranian negotiators told media outlets Tuesday following high-level talks in Vienna that a final nuclear agreement between Tehran and world powers will be completed within the next six months.
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Egypt Tuesday evening ahead of Wednesday's Arab League meeting on the ongoing peace talks between Israel and Palestine.
At least two soldiers were killed in Lebanon's city of Tripoli Tuesday by unidentified gunmen in the area of Akkar.
April 8, 2014
US Secretary of State John Kerry's comments follow a breakdown in negotiations between Israel and Palestinians.
Unidentified gunmen kidnapped and later killed the priest in the besieged city of Homs.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is concerned that Israel will deny tax revenues to Palestine as peace talks falter.
Tehran's appointment, Hamid Abutalebi, is accused of taking part in the occupation of the US embassy in November 1979.
Palestinian leadership is planning to seek more UN recognition from additional agencies and treaties, according to sources Tuesday.
Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh on Monday phoned a Hamas representative in Lebanon to check in on refugees in Mieh Mieh camp, a day after clashes between Palestinians killed nine.
At least 12 civilians died in attacks throughout Iraq and Baghdad killed 25 militants in the capital Tuesday.
"Limited" number of voting centers in Iraq's Sunni-dominated Anbar province for election, says official
Some areas of the Sunni-dominated Anbar province will not have ballot stations for the upcoming parliamentary elections due to "security concerns."
Four Yemeni soldiers have been killed in a militant attack on a special forces’ checkpoint in southeastern part of the country, a security official says.
The upcoming Syrian elections that seem likely to put President Bashar al-Assad back in office for a third term will not be delayed, regardless of the ongoing war, the government said Tuesday.
The Arab League will hold an emergency meeting requested by acting Palestinian Authority Chief Mahmoud Abbas to discuss the failure of the so-called peace talks with Israel.
An Israeli naval squadron on Tuesday fired at Palestinian boats in Gaza waters, after six military vehicles entered the besieged Palestinian area.
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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran and the P5+1 group have not drafted the text of a final agreement over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program yet.
Renewed clashes between Algeria's Arabs and Berbers in the country's south left at least 35 people wounded Monday.
Israeli security forces descended on Yitzhar, just south of the Palestinian city of Nablus, and destroyed four buildings which authorities determined were built without a permit. Clashes between the IDF and right-wing settlers broke out.
Syrian opposition groups have claimed gains in the city of Aleppo and Qunaitra area, which borders Israel, while regime troops launched a deadly offensive in the outskirts of Damascus, killing dozens of rebels.
Israel security sources say the Assad regime used a non-lethal chemical weapon on opposition fighters in March.
April 7, 2014
Iraqi security forces have killed 19 militants as violence continues ahead of elections.
An Egyptian court has upheld prison sentences for three political activists and ruled Monday that each would be fined 50,000 Egyptian pounds.
YouTube has asked Turkey's Constitutional Court to lift a ban on the video sharing website.
The Bani Helal and Daboudiya clans in southern Egypt have agreed to a three-day truce.
Syrian President Bashar al Assad said his army will win the war within the year and go back to "fighting terrorists."
Top negotiators from Israel and the Palestinian Authority held a "serious and beneficial" meeting Sunday.
Fourteen people were arrested Monday for Friday's tribal clashes in Egypt's Aswan that left 25 dead.
Clashes in the Palestinian Refugee Camp of Mieh Mieh in the coastal city of Sidon Monday killed two people, including the commander of an armed group, and wounded five others, security sources said.
Iran's nuclear negotiation team, led by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, will meet with the EU's foreign policy chief Monday evening in preparation of Tuesday's high-level nuclear negotiations.
Libya's main eastern militia has agreed to return control of four major state oil terminals to Tripoli.
Khaled Hosseini, author of 'The Kite Runner' and a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, visits a Syrian refugee camp in Kurdish Iraq and is moved by families desperate to provide for themselves and not to be reliant on the generosity of local people.
Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah's leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has said that his organization is responsible for last month's attack on an Israeli military patrol in the occupied Shebaa Farms area.
Violence enveloped protests throughout Algeria over the weekend ahead of the country's upcoming presidential elections that are believed to be rigged in favor of incumbent and ailing leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
At least two more people were killed on Sunday in the southern governorate of Aswan, renewing deadly tribal clashes that have killed almost two dozen people in three days of fighting.
Jordan's King Abdullah is due to pay a working visit to Russia on Wednesday, during which he will meet President Vladimir Putin.
U.S. lawmakers are seeking to implement more sanctions against Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah and its partner, Al-Manar television station.
An Iranian-sponsored analyst has called on Western governments to halt their support for the Syrian opposition and to recognise that Syrian President Bashar Assad is still "standing tall".
April 6, 2014
At a conference in New York City on Sunday, several prominent members of America's Israeli lobby accused Iran of "plotting in the back room" and seeking to ruin a nuclear deal with world powers.