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January 12, 2015

A photojournalist stands beside his car following a settler attack near the illegal West Bank settlement of Beit El, March 7, 2014. (AFP/File)
08:04 GMT

A Palestinian girl was injured by Israeli setters near Ramallah after the car she was traveling in was attacked with rocks, local sources said.

Khaled Al-Qazzaz was arrested alongside Morsi and eight other senior aides in July 2013. (AFP/File)
08:02 GMT

Khaled Al-Qazzaz, a former Morsi aide, was surprisingly released from jail on Sunday after being arrested in July 2013. Sources suggest that it was due to health issues.

The police captain was on his way home from work when he was captured by militants. (Photo: AFP/File)
06:00 GMT

An Egyptian police officer has been kidnapped in Egypt's northern Sinai region between the cities of Rafah and Al-Arish.

Separatist leader Khaled al-Junaidi was killed by security forces in December. (Photo: AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Human Rights Watch has urged Yemen's government to investigate the killing of a key separatist leader in the city of Aden.

January 11, 2015

Many Syrians in opposition-held areas lack access to adequate food and heating. (Photo: AFP/File)
16:36 GMT

Three children and an elderly man have died in Syria because of the extreme weather. They are the latest victims to have passed away because of plunging temperatures in the region.

Clashes erupted between Daesh militants and Peshmerga forces in the town of Gwer. (Photo: AFP/JM Lopez)
15:38 GMT

Daesh militants have killed at least 30 Peshmerga forces during clashes between the two sides, an Iraqi Kurdish military official says.

The Saudi embassy will reopen in Baghdad for the first time in over 24 years. (Photo: AFP/File)
15:22 GMT

The Saudi embassy in Baghdad will reopen in two months' time, Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister has announced.

Reports stated that 17 of the 59 victims were from the same family. (AFP/Asif Hassan)
13:00 GMT

Oil tanker and bus collide on road outside Pakistan's commercial center Karachi, killing 59 people and injuring at least ten.

Abbas has strongly condemned the recent Paris terror attacks and will march in solidarity with the victims. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
12:00 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to take part in a rally in the French capital Sunday against terrorism and in solidarity with the victims of the recent Paris attacks, as well as to stress the peaceful nature of the Islamic faith.

According to reports there was no evidence that the man had been planning attacks against the west. (AFP/File)
11:50 GMT

A 24-year-old German citizen was arrested in Germany after allegedly joining Daesh during a year-long stay in Syria.

The twin suicide attacks occurred in a majority Alawite neighborhood of Tripoli, Lebanon. (AFP/Ibrahim Chalhoub)
10:00 GMT

A precarious calm spread over the northern city of Tripoli Sunday as the Army beefed up security measures in the aftermath of a twin suicide bombing that rocked a crowded cafe the night before.

Amedy Coulibaly is believed to have had links with the two terrorists behind the deaths of over a dozen people in an attack on the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo magazine in the capital on January 7. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT

The family of slain gunman Amedy Coulibaly, who attacked a supermarket in the French capital of Paris and took several people hostage, has denounced his assault.

Hayat Boumeddiene reportedly made over 500 calls to alleged accomplice Cherif Kouachi's wife in 2014.  (AFP/Police française)
08:30 GMT

France's most wanted woman, Hayat Boumeddiene, killed 4 hostages at a supermarket in Paris and is believed to have escaped to Syria. She is the only surviving assailant of the Paris attacks, as the other three perpetrators, including Boumeddiene's husband Amedy Coulibaly, have been killed.

There have been several recent alleged sexual assaults involving police in Egypt. (AFP/Getty Images/Khaled Desouki)
07:34 GMT

Two police officers accused of raping a woman in the back seat of their patrol car were released on bail of $139.82 each. This incident was just one of many recent accusations of rape against Egypt's police force.

Harsh winter weather exacerbates the difficult living conditions faced by the displaced Palestinians living in Gaza. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
07:04 GMT

A young man and two infants died Saturday from freezing temperatures in Gaza, raising the Palestinian death toll from winter storm Huda to four.