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June 23, 2014

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Commander of the United Arab Emirates armed forces, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahayan (C), in the desert of Abu Dhabi on May 2, 2012. (AFP/Karim Sahib)
19:19 GMT

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) jailed seven men on Monday for alleged involvement with Al-Qaeda and its splinter group, Al-Nusra Front

Police arrest a man during a raid in Kerdasa following the murder of 11 policemen. (AFP)
18:05 GMT

Giza Criminal Court decided to postpone hearing the Kerdasa Massacre case

Protesters march through the streets of Beirut in October, 2012, demanding better treatment of foreign workers in the country. (AFP)
17:11 GMT

Human rights activists are planning to protest the torture and maltreatment of 800 foreign workers detained in an underground parking lot

ISIS took over control of the northern city of Mosul earlier this month (File Archive/AFP)
16:00 GMT

Extreme Sunni militants are now in control of the Shiite town of Tal Afar and its airport in northern Iraq.

UN inspectors visited the chemical stockpile sites throughout Syria in the fall of last year (File Archive/AFP)
15:14 GMT

The last back of Syria’s declared chemical weapons stockpile was shipped from its Latakia port Monday for destruction.

Fighting between Sunni militants and government forces have left the city of Ramadi in shambles (AFP)
14:56 GMT

Kuwait withdrew its ambassador in Baghdad Monday due to the security situation in the country.

EU leadership has imposed sanctions on a total of 191 figures linked to Syria's President Bashar Al Assad (AFP)
13:35 GMT

The European Union announced plans Monday to increase sanctions on Syria due to the country’s ongoing conflict.

Three al-Jazeera journalists were sentenced to 7 years in prison Monday. (AFP/File)
13:33 GMT

The UK has announced that it will summon the Egyptian ambassador to London over recent jail sentences for three al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt.

The Jordanian government says their border is under full control. (AFP/File)
12:53 GMT

As the ISIL and other Sunni groups move capture multiple towns in western Iraq, the Jordanian government insists its border with Iraq is secure.

Israel also increased security and military presence at its Golan Heights checkpoint after the fatality Sunday (Menahem Kahana/AFP)
12:50 GMT

At least 10 Syrian soldiers were killed in retaliatory air strike attacks from Israeli warplanes Monday.

The Israeli teens have been missing for 11 days. (AFP/File)
11:15 GMT

Israeli military forces arrested 37 more Palestinians in the West Bank as the search for three missing Israeli teens continues.

The journalists have been held in Egyptian prison since December. (AFP/File)
10:55 GMT

Three al-Jazeera journalists held in Egypt since December have been sentenced to seven years in prison.

Sunni militants led by ISIL continue to capture Iraqi towns. (AFP/File)
10:25 GMT

Sunni militants are advancing west and have seized the towns of Rawa and Ana.

Kerry will urge Prime Minister Maliki to form a government that represents the interests of all Iraqis. (AFP/File)
08:51 GMT

Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced trip to Baghdad Sunday as Iraqi forces continue to battle ISIL militants.

Tensions are on the rise since three Israeli teens went missing in early June. (AFP/File)
07:58 GMT

Hamas, the Palestinian resistance movement, is warning Israel that current conditions could lead to a third intifada.