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May 6, 2014

Following the ouster of Mubarak in 2011, a court ruling dissolved his National Democratic Party. (AFP/File)
11:12 GMT

The Cairo Court for Urgent Matters banned on Tuesday members of Hosni Mubarak’s now defunct National Democratic Party from running in parliamentary, presidential as well as local unit elections.

A poll by The International Federation for Human Rights states at least 89 people have been killed in Bahrain since February 2011. (AFP/File)
08:29 GMT

A Bahraini police post in a small Shiite village near the capital was attacked by assailants throwing Molotov cocktails overnight, an interior ministry official said Tuesday.

Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front has been battling ISIL for control of Syria. (AFP/File)
07:50 GMT

Infighting between al Nusra Front and ISIL in the eastern Syria has killed 74 people.

The IAEA inspectors are expected to visit the Saghand uranium mine and the Ardakan concentration plant in Yazd on Tuesday. (AFP/File)
07:34 GMT

Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have agreed on how the Agency will carry out inspections of the Arak heavy water plant in central Iran.

The former Egyptian general is expected to win May's presidential elections. (AFP/File)
07:06 GMT

In his first interview since announcing his candidacy, Sisi said that he has survived two attempts on his life.

A handout picture released by the United Nation Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) on February 26, 2014 shows residents of Syria's besieged Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp. (AFP/UNRWA)
06:47 GMT

Clashes raged Monday in the Yarmouk neighborhood in southern Damascus around the Palestinian refugee camp as the latest mediation effort got underway to end the regime blockade of the rebel-held area.

Syrians gather at the site of reported air strikes by government forces on May 1, 2014 in the Halak neighbourhood in northeastern Aleppo. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, at least 33 civilians were killed in the attack. (AFP PHOTO / AMC / ZEIN AL-RIFAI)
06:37 GMT

The Obama administration gave approval Monday for the Syrian opposition to open a formal diplomatic mission in Washington, on the first day of a visit to the American capital by National Coalition leader Ahmad Jarba.

Syrian Opposition leader Ahmad Jarba is an advocate for greater U.S. involvement in the Syrian civil war. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

The U.S. government will now recognize offices of the Syrian opposition as "foreign diplomatic missions."

May 5, 2014

The 2006 conflict between Hamas and Fatah left Hamas in control of the Gaza Strip and Fatah in control of the West Bank. (AFP/File)
18:53 GMT

Hamas released six prisoners affiliated with Fatah on Monday.

Numerous embassies are located in Sana'a. (AFP/File)
17:46 GMT

A Frenchman was killed and another wounded in an attack in Sana'a.

Riot police have entered Al Azhar's campus on many occasions to stop students from protesting. (AFP/File)
17:05 GMT

A student at Al Azhar University has died from gunshot wounds a week after being shot in the head by riot police during clashes on campus.

The Syrian civil war has left Homs devastated. (AFP/File)
16:48 GMT

Syria's head of tourism believes the upcoming tourist season will be prosperous despite brutal ongoing violence throughout the country.

Homs has been under siege since the beginning of the conflict in Syria. (AFP/File)
15:30 GMT

Members of the Syrian opposition will be allowed safe passage out of Homs in a deal reached recently with the Syrian government.

This is the first time Meshal and Abbas have held a meeting since January 2013. (AFP/File)
15:16 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas chief Khaled Meshal held "positive" talks Monday in Doha.

Nine people were killed today as violence across Iraq continues. (AFP/File)
14:01 GMT

Violence in Iraq has killed nine people Monday.