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March 6, 2014

The Syrian opposition does not want to negotiate with Hezbollah, who have been fighting alongside Assad's army. (AFP/File)
12:05 GMT

The Syrian opposition have rejected an offer put forward by a former U.S. Ambassador to Syria to negotiate with Hezbollah and other factions fighting alongside Syria's army.

ISIL have claimed responsibility for numerous suicide bombings inside Syria. (AFP/File)
11:43 GMT

A bomb exploded in Hama, Syria Thursday. Approximately five people were killed.

The Revolutionary Guard has upgraded their ballistic missiles program. (AFP/File)
10:08 GMT

Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan announced Wednesday that Iran has obtained missiles equipped with multiple warheads.

Lieberman will meet with both Kerry and Lavrov in Rome this week to discuss the stalled peace talks (Kevin LaMarque/AFP)
09:58 GMT

Israel's Foreign Minister is scheduled to meet with his U.S. and Russian counterparts in Rome over the ongoing deadlock in the latest round of Israel-Palestine peace talks.

Hamas and Cairo had a close relationship whilst Morsi was in power. Now he has been ousted, the interim government in Egypt is in the middle of a crackdown on all things Brotherhood. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT

A Hamas spokesperson has denied claims that he Muslim Brotherhood's Deputy Supreme Guide Mahmoud Ezzat has died in Gaza.

Al Saadi Qaddafi was famous for his playboy lifestyle. (AFP/File)
07:37 GMT

The Nigerian government handed al Saadi Qaddafi over to Libyan authorities Thursday. Al Saadi is charged with corruption.

Gaza has been under an Israeli blockade for years, forcing Palestinians in the territory to dig tunnels to obtain supplies covertly from other countries such as Egypt. However, the tunnels have been targeted by Egyptian authorities, causing many of them to shut down (File Archive/AFP)
07:12 GMT

Iran's deputy foreign minister rejected Israel's allegation that Tehran has been providing missiles to Gaza Strip.

The Syria government delegation has been banned from moving more than 40 kilometers away from the U.N. headquarters in New York City (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
06:56 GMT

The United States has restricted the Syrian delegation from moving more than 40 kilometers (25 miles) from U.N. headquarters during the group's visit this week.

An Iraqi man inspects the site of a car bomb explosion in Sadr City in eastern Baghdad on March 5, 2014. (AFP)
06:56 GMT

At least 24 people have been killed in a series of attacks targeting Shia neighborhoods of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, and security forces’ checkpoints, officials say.

Syria agreed to ship out its chemical weapons arsenal after the international community condemned the sarin attack on a Damascus suburb last April. (AFP/File)
06:46 GMT

March will be a “critical” month for Syria if it is to maintain its timetable for dismantling its chemical weapons arsenal, the U.N. official tasked with overseeing the mission said on Wednesday.

Soldiers from an Israeli Army Artillery battery unit is deployed on alert in the occupied Golan Heights, on March 5 2014. (AFP)
05:00 GMT

Lebanon's Maronite bishops have spoken out against Israel's latest airstrike on Hezbollah, saying that Lebanon was paying the price of the Syrian conflict.

March 5, 2014

Will Erdogan really step down if the AK party don't win the elections in March? (AFP/File)
20:09 GMT

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he is ready to leave power if his ruling Justice and Development party (AK) fails to win the upcoming local elections.

A Bahraini police stands next to the body of comrade after a bomb exploded during clashes between protesters and security forces on March 3, 2014 near Manama. (AFP)
18:22 GMT

25 people have been arrested in Bahrain on suspicion of being involved in the bomb blast that killed three policemen earlier this week near Manama, the country's capital.

Syrians from a neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo search for survivors under the rubble of a collapsed building on March 5, 2014, after a barrel bomb was reportedly dropped by the regime. (AFP)
18:02 GMT

The U.N. Security Council failed to take action that could have prevented much of the human suffering in Syria, a U.N. commission of inquiry said Wednesday.

Australian journalist Peter Greste (2nd L) of Al-Jazeera and his colleagues stand inside the defendants cage during their trial for allegedly supporting the Muslim Brotherhood at Cairo's Tora prison on March 5, 2014. (AFP)
16:55 GMT

Cairo Criminal Court adjourned Wednesday the trial of 20 Al Jazeera journalists, including four foreigners, to 24 March to listen to more witnesses. Many were shocked at images of the journalists being held in cages during the court proceedings.