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May 27, 2014

The Muslim Brotherhood has been labeled a terrorist organization by both the Saudi and the Egyptian governments. (AFP/File)
09:26 GMT

Nine university professors have been arrested in Saudi Arabi for alleged links with Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood.

Eygptians now have an extra hour to vote (File Archive/ AFP)
08:41 GMT

In Egypt´s final day of presidential elections citizens have received an extra hour to vote and government workers the day as a holiday.

Fallujah has seen an increase in violence since January.  (AFP/File)
08:34 GMT

Human Rights Watch says the Iraqi government is using barrel bombs in Fallujah.

There has been a recent spate of vandalism in both Jerusalem and the West Bank. (AFP/File)
07:07 GMT

A church in east Jerusalem has been vandalized by an Israeli settler following a visit by Pope Francis.

Ahmed Maiteeq has called for negotiations to end Libya's current crisis. (AFP/File)
06:52 GMT

Ahmed Maiteeq has been sworn in as Libya's new prime minister.

May 26, 2014

The assault on the Turkish ship left nine activists dead. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

A Turkish court has ordered the arrest of four former Israeli soldiers who were involved in the 2010 Turkish flotilla raid.

Ashton and Zarif will review the progress of the nuclear negotiations in their meetings. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton are meeting in Turkey to discuss Iran's nuclear program.

Egyptians are voting for a new president on May 26 and 27. (AFP/File)
17:54 GMT

An NGO coalition has reported some violations at Egypt's polls Monday.

The Syrian ambassador was asked to leave the country after he repeatedly insulted the kingdom of Jordan. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

Syria has chosen to expel the Jordanian diplomatic envoy in response to Amman expelling the Syrian ambassador Monday.

Disputes over settlements in the West Bank have persisted for years and recently derailed the peace process. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT

Leaders of the Knesset Land of Israel Caucus proposed ten bills that would annex major settlement blocs in the West Bank.

Mahlab said no election violations have been reported by international election observers. (AFP/File)
15:20 GMT

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab said Egypt's cabinet will resign as soon as the presidential election results are announced.

The international community considers all settlements in East Jerusalem to be a violation of international law. (AFP/File)
14:43 GMT

Israel has approved plans for 50 new settler homes in East Jerusalem.

Hamas and Fatah officials in Gaza are expected to announce a unity government this week (AFP/ File Archive)
13:22 GMT

Hamas and Fatah officials meet in Gaza today to continue negotiations about forming a unity government.

Suleiman must leave the Kingdom within 24 hours (File Archive/AFP)
13:05 GMT

Jordan expelled the Syrian ambassador Bahjat Suleiman from the Kingdom Monday.

A picture taken with a smartphone on May 25, 2014, shows emergency teams gathering at the site of a car bomb attack in a regime-held area in Syria's central city of Homs. 10 people were killed in the blasts. (AFP/SAM SKAINE)
10:34 GMT

Al Qaeda's branch in Syria - the Nusra Front - have claimed responsibility for the two latest car bombings in a pro-government neighborhood of the central city of Homs in which 10 people were killed.