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September 10, 2014

Wounded Syrian men wait for treatment at a makeshift hospital in the rebel-held town of Douma near Damascus on September 9, 2014. [AFP]
04:00 GMT

Idlib bombing kills 45 high-ranking militants in Syria

September 9, 2014

Security prisoners in Ofer Prison, Israel. [Al-Tahrir]
16:39 GMT

A Palestinian detainee died in an Israeli hospital on Tuesday, a Palestinian official said.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas arrives for a meeting of foreign ministers at the headquarters of the Arab League in the Egyptian capital Cairo on September 7, 2014. [AFP]
16:28 GMT

The Palestinian envoy to Egypt says Arab League (AL) member states have supported the Palestinian appeal to the United Nations (UN) to recognize Palestine as an independent state.

Mecca Great Mosque. [AFP]
16:20 GMT

Saudis deny rumors that would allow direct flights from Israel for Haj

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas gestures before a meeting of foreign ministers at the headquarters of the Arab League in the Egyptian capital Cairo on September 7, 2014. [AFP]
13:16 GMT

Abbas wants UN to replace US as leading negotiator in peace talks, aide says.

Israeli naval forces have fired at least three times at Palestinian fishermen since the recent ceasefire, which ended 50 days of fighting (File/AFP)
13:09 GMT

Israeli forces arrested four fishermen off the coast of Gaza Tuesday for allegedly being outside the "permitted fishing zone".

Iran's security forces stand guard along the country's border with Iraq (File/AFP)
12:30 GMT

Iran's security forces allegedly arrested three people under suspicion of attempting to cross into Iraq to join the Islamic State.

A Shia Houthi protester gestures during clashes with riot police in Sanaa, September 7, 2014 (File/AFP)
11:24 GMT

Two Yemeni Houthi members have allegedly been killed while trying to storm a government building in Sanaa Tuesday.

Israeli forces have arrested around 7,000 children in the past ten years according to the UN (File/AFP)
10:33 GMT

Two Palestinian minors were arrested by Israeli forces while they were playing outside their house in the central West Bank.

Up to 2,137 Palestinians were killed during Israel's 50-day assault in Gaza (File/AFP)
10:07 GMT

A Palestinian man has died in Gaza from injuries obtained from Israel's assault in the Strip. The 22-year-old was critically wounded after Israeli forces shelled his neighborhood.

Haider al-Abadi was officially named Iraq's new prime minister. (AFP/File)
07:51 GMT

Iraq's parliament officially named Haider al-Abadi as the country's new prime minister and approved the majority of his cabinet.

Catherine Ashton said she was hopeful about making progress during the next round of talks on September 18 (File/AFP)
07:45 GMT

The EU foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, was hopeful about making progress in talks with Iran over Tehran's nuclear energy program.

Foreign ministers reconvene during an Arab League meeting in Egypt, September 7, 2014 (File/AFP)
07:33 GMT

The Arab League backed Lebanon in the country's ongoing battle with rising terrorism, emphasizing the need to support the army against ISIS and Nusra Front.

HRH Prince Hassan with Pope Francis at the Vatican on 4 September 2014 (Osservatore Romano/ AFP).
06:00 GMT

His Royal Highness Prince Hassan of Jordan met Pope Francis late last week and called for the establishment of a new worldwide humanitarian order.

'Jihadi John' the executioner is one of four British jihadis known as the 'Beatles' holding hostages in Syria (AFP/ File Archive)
05:00 GMT

Anti-terror police are set to arrest up to 12 British associates of Islamic State executioner Jihadi John, it has been reported.