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August 14, 2014

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood-led National Alliance to Support Legitimacy (NASL) called for protests on Thursday to commemorate the anniversary of the violent dispersal of the Rabaa and Nahda protest camps last year. (AFP)
15:44 GMT

A supporter of toppled President Mohamed Morsy was killed during clashes between Muslim Brotherhood members and security troops on top of Nahya bridge near Mohandessin district in Giza.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) speaks next to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon during a joint press conference on July 22, 2014 at the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv. (AFP)
15:10 GMT

Israel secured supplies of ammunition from the Pentagon last month without the approval of the White House or the State Department.

A relative of 2-year old Palestinian Lamar Radiya, killed by shrapnel from an Israeli tank shell in the north of the Gaza Strip, holds her body at the morgue of Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahia on July 23. (AFP)
14:48 GMT

Despite a five-day ceasefire extension brokered in Cairo, Israeli airstrikes claim two more lives in Gaza.

Palestinians are Israeli settlers regularly clash in the West Bank (File/AFP)
13:12 GMT

A Palestinian man was killed Thursday after being hit by a settler car close to the illegal settlement of Barkan in the West Bank.

The Dawa Party called on different political parties to endorse Abadi as well. (AFP/File)
13:01 GMT

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's Dawa Party has announced its commitment to Haider al-Abadi

Militants fought fierce battles with the army last week. (AFP/File)
12:08 GMT

Lebanon charged 43 jihadists Thursday over gun battles with the Lebanese Army in Arsal.

Roughly 600 people were killed in the dispersal of the protest camps. (AFP/File)
10:03 GMT

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood is calling for protests Thursday to commemorate the violent dispersal of the Rabaa and Nahda protest camps exactly one year ago.

A Syrian man walks with crutches through an Arsal refugee camp which was partially burnt during clashes between the Lebanese army and ISIS militants, August 9, 2014 (File/AFP)
09:52 GMT

Radical militant group ISIS released a video of Lebanese soldiers held hostage in Arsal. The soldiers were captured during army clashes with ISIS, which began August 2.

Iraqis walks past debris in the aftermath of an explosion in Baghdad's commercial district of New Baghdad on August 14, 2014. [AFP]
09:17 GMT

At least eight people have been killed in four car bomb explosions in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source says.

David Cameron said plans are being devised to rescue Yazidi civilians trapped by ISIS militants in northern Iraq (File/AFP)
08:47 GMT

Prime Minister David Cameron said "detailed plans" are underway to deliver aid and assistance to Iraq's Yazidis who fled ISIS violence.

Kurdish forces helped escort thousands of Yazidis to safety. (AFP/File)
08:28 GMT

According to reports from U.S. military personnel, only a few thousand Yazidis remain trapped on Mt. Sinjar.

Palestinian men sit near a tent in Beit Hanoun after their neighborhood was completely destroyed by Israeli air strikes, August 12, 2014 (File/AFP)
07:19 GMT

Israeli forces carried out air strikes in Gaza after a temporary ceasefire was extended to five more days. Israeli media had also claimed Hamas violated the truce by firing rockets.

Militants are in control of government silos in five of Iraq's most fertile provinces. (AFP/File)
07:04 GMT

Militants from the Islamic State are now in control of seven oil fields in Iraq and large amounts of the country's wheat supplies.

Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community cross the Syrian-Iraqi border along the Fishkhabur bridge over the Tigris River at the Fishkhabur crossing, in northern Iraq, on August 13, 2014. [AFP]
06:59 GMT

Britain will help rescue up to 30,000 starving refugees trapped by jihadist maniacs in northern Iraq, David Cameron said yesterday.

Tunnels connecting Burj al-Barajneh at the Shatila Palestinian refugee camps in Beirut suburbs have been left partially completed since the Civil War, but recent activity was recently detected.  (AFP/Joseph Eid)
05:00 GMT

Hezbollah members heighten security in Palestinian refugee camps after discovering new activity in an old tunnel system in Beirut.