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June 25, 2014

Israel's army arrested over 500 Palestinians so far, in the search for three missing settlers (File/AFP)
13:02 GMT

Raids by Israeli forces continued in the West Bank as Hamas leaders and Palestinian lawmakers were arrested in Bethlehem overnight.

A suicide bomber in Beirut killed one and injured several others during the early hours of Tuesday morning (File/AFP)
12:31 GMT

The UN denounced a recent car bomb attack in Lebanon's capital Beirut, which left one dead and several others injured.

Thousands of Iraqis caught in ISIS violence fled Mosul in recent weeks towards Kurdish controlled areas (File/AFP)
11:50 GMT

Iraq’s Grand Mufti Rafi Al-Rifa’i called developments in Iraq a "popular revolution" and blamed the country's prime minister, Nuri Al-Maliki, for destroying the country.

Palestinian children in Gaza run for shelter after an Israeli air strike (File/AFP)
11:26 GMT

Two Palestinian navy officers were injured during overnight air strikes across Gaza, according to an official on Wednesday.

Head of Hezbollah's parliamentary bloc, Mohammad Radd, said the group was prepared to protect Iraq's holy Shia shrines (File/AFP)
09:22 GMT

Lebanon's Hezbollah are ready to intervene in Iraq against ISIS militants, the group said during a rally on Monday.

Many Palestinian prisoners are often held without charges. (AFP/File)
08:58 GMT

Sixty-three Palestinians have decided to end their hunger strike.

Ambassador Ali Awad Asiri said Saudi nationals "are not a target" after a wave of suicide attacks in Beirut (File/AFP)
08:48 GMT

Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Lebanon, Ali Awad Asiri, attempted to reassure Saudi tourists amid safety concerns after a recent wave of bombings in Beirut.

The devices exploded early on Wednesday morning according to Al-Ahram news (File/AFP)
08:24 GMT

Explosions across several metro stations in Cairo have put the city on high alert after three people were left injured.

Iraqi security forces are fighting ISIL militants across the country. (AFP/File)
08:03 GMT

The Iraqi cabinet has decided to withhold the salaries of government employees until the current conflict ends.

The Nigerian government is under fire for failing to prevent abductions (File/AFP)
07:38 GMT

The number of people kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists in Nigeria has topped 400 after a further 91 people including young children were abducted by the group in weekend attacks.

Kurdish forces are fighting to keep ISIL militants out of Kirkuk. (AFP/File)
07:08 GMT

A city council chief in Kirkuk was shot dead by ISIL militants Tuesday.

Israel is the only country in the world where children are systematically tried in military courts (Thomas Coex/AFP)
05:00 GMT

At least 250 Palestinian children are in jail as a result of Israelis ongoing raids in the West Bank for the missing Israeli teens.

June 24, 2014

Shiite volunteers have formed brigades within the past week to support the Iraqi army in its fight against Sunni militants (Haidar Mohammed Ali/AFP)
19:51 GMT

The Pentagon reported Tuesday that the first teams of U.S. military advisers have been deployed to Iraq.

The bomb in Damascus Tuesday left at least five people dead (File Archive/AFP)
19:00 GMT

At least five people were killed Tuesday in a rebel attack on a regime stronghold in Syria's capital, and over a dozen were wounded in a Homs' car bombing attack.

Khalifa Haftar issued a warning earlier this week for all Turks and Qataris to leave the country within 48 hours (File Archive/AFP)
17:55 GMT

Turkey is in the process of evacuating hundreds of its citizens from Libya.