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November 12, 2014

West Bank mosque partly torched in apparent settler attack. [AFP]
13:53 GMT

"Those who encourage and allow attacks on mosques and against Palestinians should expect a response," organization warns.

A-Azhar University has been a hotbed of dissent in Egypt. (AFP file photo)
12:42 GMT

This is the latest in a series of expulsions at the prestigious Islamic university.

Turkey recently allowed about 160 Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters to pass through Turkey into Kobani. (AFP/File)
12:25 GMT

There has been a significant impact of Kurdish Peshmerga fighters’ recent entry into the Syrian town of Kobani through Turkey.

The shootings were caught on camera and sparked international outrage. (AFP/File)
10:27 GMT

An Israeli border policeman has been arrested in connection with the fatal May 15 shootings of two Palestinian teenagers, an Israeli police spokesman told Ma'an Wednesday.

Hezbollah is traditionally a Shia resistance movement in Lebanon. (AFP/File)
10:25 GMT

Christians, Druze and Sunni Muslims are being recruited by Hezbollah in east Lebanon to fight ISIS according to a local newspaper.

Millions of Syrians have fled the ongoing violence. (AFP/File)
09:58 GMT

A local ceasefire agreement between pro-government officials and insurgents is allowing food and aid supplies to enter Damascus Wednesday.

The government declared a three-month state of emergency in parts of North Sinai in October. (AFP/File)
09:35 GMT

Ten civilians were injured in a bomb blast in Egypt's Sinai.

Al Qaeda claimed responsibility for the attack via Twitter. (AFP/File)
09:09 GMT

Al-Qaeda-linked Ansar al-Sharia militant group said it killed nine Shiite Houthi militants in a roadside explosion in central Yemen's Al-Bayda' province.

The settlers also wrote racist slogans on the walls of the mosque. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT

A group of Israeli settlers set fire inside a mosque in the Palestinian village of al-Mughayyir near Ramallah early Wednesday.

Jordan, one of the US's closest allies in the region, is aiding America in an air strike campaign against ISIL. (AFP/File)
08:51 GMT

US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Jordan on Thursday for discussions with King Abdullah II.

Iran's nuclear programme chief Ali Akbar Salehi and Rosatom Director General Sergey Kirienko sign a deal for Russia to build two reactors on Nov. 11. (AFP/ROSATOM)
07:52 GMT

The Kremlin agreed to build two new nuclear power plant units in Iran under an agreement signed on Tuesday.

Libya plunged into chaos following the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime dictator, Muammar Gaddafi. (AFP/File)
07:18 GMT

The International Criminal Court (ICC) chief prosecutor says reports indicate that war crimes are being committed in Libya.

Clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians have been ongoing since last week. (AFP/File)
06:56 GMT

Thousands of mourners have gathered for the funeral of a 21-year-old Palestinian man killed by Israeli soldiers.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. [AFP]
04:00 GMT

Turkish Deputy PM Kurtulmus says Ankara will work to set up an 'International Quds Foundation' to 'protect Islamic heritage' in Jerusalem.

November 11, 2014

11 people, including three soldiers, have been killed and 38 injured in five car bomb blasts in and around Iraq's capital Baghdad.
23:22 GMT

More than eleven Iraqis die and 38 others are injured in five bomb blasts in and around Iraq's capital Baghdad.