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February 26, 2014

Hezbollah has not yet commented on the report indicating that they will target Israel officials in response to Monday's strike (File Archive/AFP)
07:46 GMT

Following Monday's Israeli strike along the Lebanese-Syrian border, Hezbollah may begin targeting Israeli officials in response, according to a new report.

Likud party member Yariv Levin sponsored this bill discriminating between Muslims and Christians (Courtesy of Haaretz)
07:31 GMT

The Israel parliament passed a law this week that discriminates between Muslim and Christian Arabs in terms of their representation on an employment commission.

Nusra fighters blamed ISIS for killing Al Qaeda leader Abu Khaled Al Suri late last week (File Archive/AFP)
06:57 GMT

Al Qaeda-linked ISIS issued an ultimatum to the leader of Syria's Nusra Front Tuesday in an effort to end the violence between the two opposition groups. Regime forces also made advances on Aleppo late Tuesday.

Egyptian military officials are also often targeted by militants in the restive Sinai peninsula (File Archive/AFP)
06:35 GMT

Militants in Egypt's restive Sinai peninsula blew up a pipeline that transports gas to Jordan, representing the fourth time that such an attack has been orchestrated by militants in the area.

U.N. leadership announced Tuesday that Syria has become the world’s largest exporter of refugees (File Archive/AFP)
05:00 GMT

The U.N. announced Tuesday that Syria has become the world's largest exporter of refugees globally

February 25, 2014

Recent reports suggest that KSA is planning to purchase Pakistani-made shoulder-launched surface-to-air missiles and anti-tank systems for armed Syrian rebels that are currently located in Jordan (Fadi Al Halabi/AMC/AFP)
19:11 GMT

Russia warned Saudi Arabia Tuesday that the Kingdom's decision to arm Syrian rebels with missile launchers will "endanger security across the Middle East and beyond."

Local militias throughout Libya have been fighting with Tripoli for power and control since Gaddafi's oust in 2011 (File Archive/AFP)
18:42 GMT

At least 100 rockets were fired at a Libyan power plant Tuesday as U.N. officials expressed grave concern over the deteriorating situation in Libya.

Iran and Iraq allegedly signed an agreement in November 2013 worth around $195 million that would allow Tehran to sell Baghdad weapons and ammunition for the Iraqi military (Courtesy of Al Akhbar English)
18:15 GMT

Iran allegedly signed a secret arms agreement with Iraq in November last year worth around $195 million in a move that may be considered a violation of the UN Embargo on Iranian arms sales.

Former Islamist lawmaker Sohbi Saleh is one of 220 Egyptians who were convicted Tuesday for "instigating violence" and "holding protests without a permit" (Courtesy of The New York Times)
17:18 GMT

More than 220 protestors in Egypt were sentenced up to seven years in prison for "instigating violence" and "holding protests without a permit."

Car bombs explode in Baghdad almost daily (File Archive/AFP)
16:11 GMT

Bombs and gunfire blanketed Baghdad Tuesday, leaving at least eight dead and 22 wounded.

Erdogan has denied his involvement in the tapes released online, saying the recordings are fabricated (File Archive/AFP)
15:49 GMT

A chief Turkish prosecutor initiated an investigation Tuesday on alleged audio recordings linking Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to corruption.

President Bouteflika registered his election bid for a fourth term with the interior ministry this week (File Archive/AFP)
13:34 GMT

Opposition parties in Algeria have called for a boycott against tentative presidential elections that are scheduled for April after the current president announced his bid for a fourth term earlier this week.

Egypt's interim president has allegedly called on Housing Minister Ibrahim Mehleb to appoint a new cabinet (Courtesy of The Cairo Post)
12:39 GMT

Egypt's Housing Minister was asked by interim President Adly Mansour Tuesday to form a new government after Cairo officials resigned earlier this week.

Syrian rebels have requested anti-aircraft missile to take down Assad's planes. (AFP/File)
11:52 GMT

Saudi Arabia reportedly met with Pakistani officials to discuss purchasing arms for the Syrian rebels. Pakistan says these reports are "baseless."

The Nusra front is fighting Assad's forces as well as other al-Qaeda affiliated groups like ISIS. (AFP/File)
10:59 GMT

The leader of the Nusra Front has issued an ultimatum to ISIS, threatening to expel the group from Syria and Iraq. Both groups have ties to al-Qaeda.