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May 31, 2014

Israel's naval forces frequently harass Palestinian fisherman in the three-mile limit zone imposed on them (File/AFP)
15:00 GMT

Israeli forces injured a Palestinian fisherman on the Gaza Strip coastline, medical officials say.

Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi won 93 percent of votes during Egypt's presidential election (File/AFP)
13:14 GMT

Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour has vowed for Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi to take his post as the country's new leader on time, according to a legal aide.

Syria has been gripped by deadly violence since March 2011 (File/AFP)
12:41 GMT

Twenty civilians are believed to have been killed in Syria's city of Aleppo after militants bombarded several neighbourhoods with mortar shells.

Palestine's new unity government is expected to form within days (File/AFP)
12:12 GMT

Israeli officials warned that Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas will be held responsible for any violence against the Jewish state by Hamas, once a new unity government is underway.

It is estimated that at least 27 percent of Lebanon's population is now made up of Syrian refugees (File/AFP)
11:16 GMT

The UNHCR has opposed plans by Lebanese authorities to build refugee camps close to the border with Syria due to security issues.

Yemen's Houthi fighters have been in conflict with then central government for many years (Image: Twitter)
09:15 GMT

Violent clashes between Houthi fighters and Salafi tribesmen in western Yemen left at least 12 people dead, officials say.

Militant groups in Syria have stepped up attacks ahead of the presidential elections on June 3 (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

A four-year-old is said to be among the dead after Syrian militants attacked a residential area in Damascus Friday, killing at least two civilians.

May 30, 2014

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas pictured with Pope Francis during his Middle East trip last week (File/AFP)
15:51 GMT

Pope Francis invited both presidents from Palestine and Israel to pray in the Vatican for peace and stability in the Middle East on June 8.

Gruesome videos have been released on numerous occasions of extremists executing people in Syria (File/AFP)
15:09 GMT

Video footage has been released, allegedly showing the execution by Syrian militants of a teenage boy accused of robbery.

The UN has expressed concern over Lebanon's failure to elect a new president (File/AFP)
14:23 GMT

The UN has urged Lebanon to elect a president "as soon as possible" before there is further political uncertainty in the country.

The Muslim Brotherhood was labeled a "terrorist group" in December 2013 (File/AFP)
12:39 GMT

President Adly Mansour cancelled ousted leader Mohamed Morsi's decree to pardon 52 men, imprisoned on terrorism charges.

Germany's foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier showed support for the Syrian crisis during a trip to Lebanon (File/AFP)
11:47 GMT

Germany's foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier pledged $6.8 million to help support Syrian refugees and said he was hopeful other European countries would follow suit.

U.S. citizen Abu Huraira al-Amriki was involved in a truck bombing according to the New York Times (Image: Twitter)
09:22 GMT

American officials confirmed that a U.S. citizen died in a suicide bomb attack while fighting alongside militants in Syria.

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi won an overwhelming majority of votes on Thursday (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

The EU hailed Egypt's presidential elections as "democratic and free" as Abdel Fattah al-Sisi won the majority of votes, Thursday.

May 29, 2014

The 16-year-old is said to have driven a tuk tuk on the wrong side of the road (File/AFP)
19:28 GMT

A 16-year-old boy was shot dead in Cairo by a police officer over a traffic dispute where the teen was allegedly driving down the wrong side of the road, Thursday.