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April 1, 2014

Anti-government fighters are still in control of Fallujah, despite Iraqi authorities' efforts to reclaim the city (Saddam Hussein/AFP)
14:38 GMT

At least five people were killed in Iraq Tuesday from a suicide car bomber north of Baghdad.

Aid distribution resumed this week in the besieged town of Yarmouk, according to Syria's state news agency (SANA/AFP)
14:23 GMT

Some sources say that rebel fighters have claimed strategic positions in ongoing fighting in Latakia, while others sources suggest that the regime still has the upper hand in the coastal province.

Qatar has come under fire for treatment of migrant workers who travel to the country for construction jobs related to the FIFA World Cup. (AFP/File)
11:57 GMT

The International Labor Organization says Qatar must stop the mistreatment of migrant workers.

Students at Azhar University have held both pro and anti-government protests in the past year. (AFP/File)
11:13 GMT

Azhar University in Cairo has expelled 25 students for partaking in anti-government protests.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in charge of spearheading the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. (AFP/File)
09:33 GMT

John Kerry met with Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday in an effort to save crumbling peace talks.

The military carried out raids and set up numerous checkpoints to heighten security. (AFP/File)
08:25 GMT

The Lebanese Army began implementing the new security plan early Tuesday in an effort to quell violence in Tripoli.

The Anti-Coup Alliance believes Morsi is the legitimate president of Egypt. (AFP/File)
07:46 GMT

The Anti-Coup Alliance recently announced that it will not partake in the upcoming presidential election.

Turkey has warned Syria that there will be a heavy response if Syrian jets or rockets cross into Turkish territory again. (AFP/File)
07:17 GMT

The Turkish army fired artillery into Syria Monday after a Syrian rocket hit a Turkish mosque.

The Syrian conflict is now in its fourth year and has killed over 400,000 people. (AFP/File)
06:59 GMT

The Syrian Army reportedly seized a key hilltop in Latakia after intense fighting Monday.

The Turkish people lined up at the poles Sunday for local elections. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

The CHP party will appeal the results of the recent local elections in Turkey.

March 31, 2014

Anbar is Iraq's most restive region. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT

The U.N. says approximately 400,000 Iraqis have been displaced because of violence in Anbar province.

Egyptian police stormed Azhar's campus Sunday, leaving two students dead. (AFP/File)
17:30 GMT

Students at Azhar University set fire to a parking garage and multiple cars to show their frustration with a police crackdown on Sunday that left two dead.

Security officials believe Atrash was going to use the stolen cars for car bombs in Arsal. (AFP/File)
17:02 GMT

Cars belonging to terror suspect Sami Atrash were confiscated by Lebanese security forces Monday.

The Israeli government has continued to build settlements in the West Bank, despite demands from the Palestinians and the international community to stop. (AFP/File)
16:25 GMT

The Palestinians have rejected the Israeli proposal to extend peace talks, calling the proposal "blackmail."

Muslim Brotherhood supporters have been sentenced almost weekly to serve jail terms since the implementation of the nation's anti-protest law in November (File Archive)
14:19 GMT

Egyptian courts sentenced 33 more Muslim Brotherhood supporters to six-year jail terms for participating in "unauthorized prostests."