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July 28, 2014

Crowds rallied in Ttripoli, Lebanon to express solidarity with Sunni prisoners being held during Eid-al-Fitr. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
11:21 GMT

Protesters in Tripoli, Lebanon call for the release of Sunni militants held for fighting related to the Syrian war.

Shiites will celebrate Eid-al-Fitr on Tuesday this year, where Sunnis are celebrating on Monday (AFP/File)
09:02 GMT

Sunnis and Shiites will celebrate Eid-al-Fitr one day apart this year.

ISIS militants continued to gain more ground in Syria last week, reportedly capturing the city of Hassakeh as of Sunday. (AFP/File)
08:07 GMT

The Observatory for Human Rights reported ISIS militants have advanced to and captured the city of Hassakeh from government forced on Sunday. According to UN human rights investigators, more Syrian rebel fighters are defecting and pledging allegiance to ISIS.

Over 1,000 Palestinians have died in the Gaza offensive. (AFP/File)
07:43 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama called for an "immediate, unconditional" ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

Libya is still grappling with rising insecurity nearly three years after the fall of Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
06:56 GMT

Several countries have advised their nationals in Libya to leave the country immediately amid clashes.

Lebanese and Israeli border (Shutterstock).
05:00 GMT

Amal MP Qassem Hashem said Sunday that rockets being launched from southern Lebanon into Israel were only benefiting the Jewish state and were in fact harming Lebanese border towns.

July 27, 2014

Displaced Palestinian children peak from under a shop door, where their family is taking shelter in Gaza City (AFP)
18:36 GMT

Israel rejected a proposed 24-hour humanitarian truce on Sunday, hours after Hamas said that all Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip had agreed to observe it.

(AFP)
18:26 GMT

Newly-released video footage shows the ISIL Takfiri terrorists summarily executing at least 50 Syrian government soldiers in the troubled northern Syria.

Hamas soldier (AFP)
17:20 GMT

Al-Qassam Brigades, which is the military wing of Hamas, says Palestinian resistance fighters have killed at least 90 Israeli soldiers over the past 20 days.

Egyptian troops in the border area of the Sinai Peninsula have killed fourteen Islamist militants (AFP/ File Archive).
15:57 GMT

Egyptian troops in the border Sinai Peninsula have killed fourteen Islamist militants and arrested dozens of others on Sunday morning.

Increased fighting between armed groups in Tripoli has caused not just the U.S. embassy to withdraw staff, but UN, Turkish and Saudi diplomats to be pulled out also (Mahmud Turkia / AFP).
14:59 GMT

The United States has withdrawn its embassy staff from Libya following two weeks of increased violence in Tripoli.

The tunnels were found in the Sinai Peninsula. (AFP/File)
14:18 GMT

Egypt has demolished thirteen more tunnels between Egypt and the Gaza Strip.

 Air Algerie Flight AH 5017 scattered at the crash site in Mali's Gossi region, west of Gao, on July 26, 2014. [AFP]
12:51 GMT

An official Lebanese delegation headed on Sunday to Paris en rout to Mali to follow up the probe into the Air Algerie plane that crashed three-days ago and to carry out the necessary procedures to identify the bodies of the Lebanese victims.

Over 1,000 people have died in the current Gaza offensive. (AFP/File)
12:15 GMT

Hamas has agreed to a 24-hour humanitarian truce in its conflict with Israel.

Intense fighting at Tripoli's airport has led to the cancellation of most international flights. (AFP/File)
11:49 GMT

Over fifty people have been killed in Libya in the past few days as militia rivalries intensify.