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July 2, 2014

Three journalists were also injured by Israeli forces in the Shufat neighborhood of East Jerusalem (File/AFP)
11:26 GMT

Dozens of Palestinians were injured during clashes with Israeli forces in East Jerusalem following the kidnap and killing of a 16-year-old boy.

Israeli policemen search the area after a body of a Palestinian youth was found in Jerusalem's forest area on July 2, 2014. [AFP]
11:25 GMT

In the public statement the Prime Minister called on all sides not to take the law into their own hands and noted that Israel is a nation of laws and everyone must act according to the law.

Israeli soldiers arrest Palestinians in the Israeli occupied West Bank city of Hebron on July 2, 2014. Israel is weighing how it will strike back at Hamas militants it holds responsible for the kidnap and murder of three Israeli teenagers who were laid to rest in an emotional farewell. [AFP]
10:01 GMT

Military spokesman says demolition of West Bank house belonging to Ziad Awad, who was released in Schalit deal, was intended to serve as deterrent to terrorists.

KSA, the UAE and Kuwait are strong allies of Egypt's president, Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi (File/AFP)
09:58 GMT

Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Kuwait released 152 Egyptian prisoners as a goodwill gesture for Ramadan.

Masoud Barzani's statement comes days after Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu backed an independent Kurdish state (File/AFP)
09:26 GMT

President of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government, Masoud Barzani, said on Tuesday that a Kurdish referendum will take place "in a matter of months."

Iraqi motorists queue for fuel following the country's recent violence (File/AFP)
09:11 GMT

Russia called on the UN Security Council to bar crude oil sales by terrorist groups including the the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria.

Young Syrian-Kurdish refugees play in the children zone, recently erected by United Arab Emirate's Red Crescent, on June 22, 2014, at the Qushtapa refugee camp, 15 kilometers South of Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq. [AFP]
08:42 GMT

The UN children’s agency and Human Rights Watch (HRW) have called for the release of more than 100 Kurdish schoolboy and girls abducted by Takfiri militants in Syria late May.

Children stand in Rashidiyeh Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon (File/AFP)
08:38 GMT

Amnesty International slammed Lebanon after a leaked document instructed airlines no to bring Palestinian refugees from Syria to Lebanon.

Palestinian women mourn as they watch the funeral procession of Yusuf Abu Zagher, 18, during his funeral in the Jenin refugee camp, in the northern Israeli occupied West Bank on July 1, 2014. [AFP]
08:24 GMT

Israeli police found the body of a teenager in the Jerusalem area on Wednesday after it was reported that a Palestinian youth had been kidnapped in the city’s east, sparking speculation of a revenge attack for the murder of three Israeli teens

Lebanon's security forces dismantled three terror cells this week after a wave of suicide attacks (File/AFP)
07:48 GMT

Both Hezbollah and Lebanese security forces prepared to coordinate against any potential ISIS attack, a senior security source said, Tuesday.

Israeli forces launched a wide scale operation across Gaza and the West Bank after the bodies of three missing settlers were found (File/AFP)
07:34 GMT

Palestinians held the funeral of a 20-year-old man who was shot dead during a raid in the Jenin refugee camp Tuesday.

This will be the sixth round of talks between Iran and the P5+1 since the preliminary nuclear deal was reached late last year (File Archive)
05:00 GMT

The sixth round of nuclear talks between Tehran and the so-called P5+1 are set to resume Wednesday.

July 1, 2014

Shin Bet has also arrested hundreds of alleged Hamas activists in Netanyahu's offensive on the Palestinian group (File Archive)
20:00 GMT

Israel's Prime Minister confirmed Tuesday that Tel Aviv is planning to target Hamas in Gaza in response to the recent kidnapping and deaths of the three Israeli teens in the West Bank.

The MV Cape Ray will be used to destroy what are considered Syria's most dangerous chemical weapons (Mario Tosti/AFP)
19:56 GMT

The American MV Cape Ray arrived in Italy's Gioia Tauro port Tuesday to aid in the destruction of at least 1,300 tons of chemical weapons from Syria.

An Egyptian police officer looks over the damage caused by Monday's bomb attacks (Mohamed Al Shahed/AFP)
19:20 GMT

An Egyptian militant group claimed responsibility Tuesday for Monday's bombings at the Ittihadiya palace.