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November 12, 2014

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.

Students from the Government Comprehensive Senior Science Secondary School are being treated at the General hospital in Potiskum
22:23 GMT

Nearly 50 students killed at Nigerian school teaching 'western curriculum' after suicide bomber in uniform enters assembly.

People walk through debris in an area recently hit by an alleged air strike by Syrian government forces in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on November 11, 2014. [AFP]
21:50 GMT

The United Nations refugee agency says the conflicts in Syria and Iraq have roughly displaced 13.6 million people, bemoaning poor humanitarian assistance on the part of some countries.

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas delivers a speech during a ceremony marking 10 years since the death of veteran leader Yasser Arafat on Novemeber 11, 2014. [AFP]
18:16 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has accused the Gaza-based resistance movement, Hamas, of attempting “to destroy” efforts aimed at bringing about unity among Palestinians.

A supporter of the Palestinian Fatah movement holds a portrait of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat  during a rally to mark the tenth anniversary of his death in front of the Al-Azhar University in Gaza City, on November 11, 2014. [AFP]
15:22 GMT

Hundreds of supporters of the Fatah movement gathered in al-Katiba square in Gaza City Tuesday despite the movement's decision to cancel the official festival commemorating the 10th anniversary of the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, locals said.

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Salman Bin Abdulaziz. [AFP]
14:15 GMT

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Salman Bin Abdulaziz left the Kingdom for Australia on Monday to represent Saudi Arabia at the G20 summit.

The ISIL militants took over Baiji in June. (AFP/File)
14:11 GMT

Iraqi army soldiers and volunteer forces have managed to free the central areas of the oil-rich city of Baiji in the northern Salahuddin Province from the ISIL militants.

A masked Palestinian throws a fire bomb at Israeli forces at the main entrance of the West Bank town of Bethlehem on November 11, 2014. [AFP]
13:43 GMT

A young Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli forces Tuesday during clashes in al-Arrub refugee camp north of Hebron, medics said.