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April 26, 2014

Bekaa Valley is also home to thousands of Syrian refugees (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

A Bengali domestic worker was mildly injured after rockets fired from Syria landed in the outskirts of Bekaa Valley on Friday.

April 25, 2014

Protests by pro-Morsi supporters took place across Egypt on Friday where more people were injured (File/AFP)
17:19 GMT

Two people were killed and many others injured during clashes in Cairo on Friday between Muslim Brotherhood supporters and Egyptian security.

Iraq continues to struggle with deadly attacks ahead of the country's upcoming elections (File/AFP)
15:30 GMT

Terrorist attacks rocked Iraq when four soldiers along with another man were shot dead in Mosul on Thursday, official sources said.

U.S. Secretary John Kerry shakes hands with Egypt's foreign minister Nabil Fahmy during a press conference in Cairo last year (File/AFP)
14:00 GMT

Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy arrived in the United States on Thursday to begin talks on security, investment and regional issues.

Israeli settlers often attack children in the south Hebron hills with protection from the Jewish state's army (Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP)
12:14 GMT

Israeli extremist settlers attacked a Palestinian family, including seven-year-old girl in the south Hebron hills on Thursday.

The Syrian military made significant gains in the al-Qalamoun region, earlier this week (File/AFP)
11:45 GMT

Syria's military is gaining momentum and winning the war according to political analyst Mimi al-Laham.

Israeli prison authorities have constantly been criticized by human rights groups for abuse and ill treatment of Palestinian inmates (File/AFP)
10:40 GMT

Around 180 Palestinians held in Israeli prisons have gone on hunger strike to protest being detained without trial.

Israel had given the Palestinian Authority an ultimatum: Choose Hamas or Israel (File/AFP)
10:13 GMT

The PLO condemned Israel's decision to suspend all peace talks over a new unity deal between rivals Hamas and the Palestinian Authority.

London based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 30 people were killed on Friday in the busy Aleppo market (File/AFP)
09:46 GMT

Syrian fighter jets killed at least 30 people after targeting a vegetable market in the crowded Aleppo town of Atareb, opposition activists say.

The tomb of Suleyman Shah is located in the northern city of Aleppo (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Turkey's prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sent a convoy into Syria in order to guard the tomb of Suleyman Shah, the grandfather of the Ottoman Empire founder.

April 24, 2014

Bashar al-Assad is yet to announce his candidacy (File/AFP)
20:02 GMT

As Syria's presidential campaign kicks off, U.S. educated minister, Hassan Abdullah al-Nouri, has announced his bid to become the second candidate in the elections.

Ehud Olmert was accused of taking bribes and lying in court during his trial in March (File/AFP)
18:44 GMT

Israel's State Attorney's Office is seeking a five-year sentence for disgraced ex prime minster Ehud Olmert, the country's Channel 2 reports.

The UN coordinator's comments came a day after the Lebanese parliament failed to elect a candidate (File/AFP)
18:27 GMT

Lawmakers were urged by UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Derek Plumbly on Thursday to complete the presidential process and avoid further complications.

Qatar, Turkey and Tunisia have all given their support to Palestine's move towards unity. (AFP/File)
13:46 GMT

Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh on Thursday urged Qatar and Turkey to provide political and financial support to Palestinian factions in order to help reconciliation between the parties succeed.

Regime air strikes have reduced the city of Aleppo to rubble (File Archive/AFP)
13:05 GMT

At least 21 people were killed in an air strike near the Syrian city of Aleppo Thursday, including three children.