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November 29, 2014

Fierce clashes have resumed between ISIL militants and Kurdish fighters in Kobani. (AFP/File)
12:31 GMT

Clashes resumed between ISIL militants and Kurdish fighters in the northern Syrian city of Kobani.

Mubarak and his co-defendants were found guilty in June 2012 and sentenced to life imprisonment. The initial verdict was appealed successfully and a retrial began in April 2013. (AFP/File)
09:20 GMT

Former president Mubarak and former interior minister Habib El-Adly were acquitted on chargers of involvement in the death of protesters during the January 2011 uprising.

Separately, the U.S. military and its allies hit ISIL forces with 15 airstrikes in Iraq and Syria during a three-day period, the U.S. Central Command said. (AFP/File)
08:49 GMT

The Syrian government responded to US accusations that Syrian forces are targeting civilians with airstrikes.

The negotiations will take place with the use of a mediator to attempt to save the Lebanese captive Nusra has threatened to kill. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Lebanon's General Security Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim entered negotiations Friday with Nusra front to cancel the threatened execution of Lebanese hostage.

November 28, 2014

Jordanians marched through the streets of downtown Amman Friday after midday prayers. (AFP/FIle)
20:11 GMT

Jordanians joined a rally organized by the Muslim Brotherhood in Amman Friday to condemn a recently announced Israeli plan to enshrine into law the country as the national Jewish homeland.

Yemeni and US forces raided an Al-Qaeda hideout this week and freed several captives, but failed to rescue the target American journalist still being held. (AFP/File)
14:56 GMT

An attempted rescue mission carried out by US special forces and Yemeni troops freed eight al-Qaeda hostages, but failed to rescue the target American journalist, who was reportedly moved just two days before the raid.

Relations between the two countries have been on the fritz since the 2013 ousting of Muslim Brotherhood president Mohamed Morsi. (AFP/File)
14:24 GMT

Cairo's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry called on Qatar to enact policies to aid Egypt's national security and avoid acts that could harm country stability amid rising tensions with Muslim Brotherhood members.

Egyptian security forces have implemented harsh crackdowns on Muslim Brotherhood members amid rising tensions with the group. (AFP/File)
10:27 GMT

Egyptian police arrested 89 alleged Muslim Brotherhood ahead of planned protests Friday.

Nursra Front has been holding the Lebanese hostages for several months, following clashes in Arsal, and have demanded hefty prisoner swap deals to secure their release. (AFP/File)
08:21 GMT

Protesters in Lebanon face riot police blocking Beirut road in a protest condemning inaction by the the government to secure the release of 26 servicemen still held hostage by Nusra Front.

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi outlined his vision for a caliphate, a form of Islamic state, in July. (AFP/File)
04:00 GMT

The "Islamic State" group has blocked all cell phone service in Iraqi's largest city, Mosul, today. ISIS leadership is claiming that there are those functioning as 'informants' to the coalition forces via their mobile phones.

November 27, 2014

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. (AFP/File)
14:30 GMT

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the entire Iranian nation will stand up to excessive demands as the Islamic Republic engages in nuclear negotiations with six world powers.

 At least two Afghan bystanders were killed when a suicide bomber on a motorbike attacked a British embassy vehicle in Kabul on November 27, injuring some passengers, officials said. (AFP/File)
14:18 GMT

One Briton and five Afghans die as suicide bomber driving car packed with explosives crashes into their SUV

An Israeli army spokeswoman said shots were fired at an Israeli army vehicle during a "routine patrol," damaging the vehicle but causing no injuries. (AFP/File)
14:04 GMT

Israeli forces fired a tank shell at eastern Gaza on Thursday after shots hit an army vehicle patrolling the border area, Israel's army said.

The three Syrians were caught with ISIL related material on their mobile phones. (AFP/File)
12:07 GMT

Lebanese security forces arrested three Syrians for allegedly supporting ISIL in the northern region of Akkar Thursday.

Palestinian widow Nadia Abu Jamal holds her son in her East Jerusalem home, which Israeli authorities ordered to be destroyed, November 26, 2014. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
10:41 GMT

Israeli authorities revoked residency rights of the Jerusalem synagogue attacker's widow, drawing widespread condemnation from human rights groups.