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July 10, 2014

Hundreds of Jordanians protesting over Israel's military offensive in the Gaza Strip chanted "We will launch the third intifada" (AFP/File).
08:37 GMT

Hundreds of Jordanians clashed with security forces outside the Israeli embassy on Thursday morning as a protest over the ongoing Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip turned violent.

Saudi authorities deployed some 30,000 troops earlier this month along the border with Iraq (File/AFP)
08:00 GMT

Saudi's Border Guards said said the country's southern divide was secure from smugglers and infiltrators despite security concerns with Iraq in the north.

Israeli forces launched further air strikes across the besieged Gaza Strip, bringing the death toll to 64 (File/AFP)
07:34 GMT

The UN Security Council is scheduled to hold an emergency meeting over the deteriorating situation between Israel and Hamas.

Rockets from Gaza have also been fired at Dimona, where Israel has a nuclear reactor (AFP/ File).
07:16 GMT

Israeli President Shimon Peres has warned that a ground incursion "may happen quite soon" as Israeli warplanes continued to attack the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 59, with no Israeli fatalities.

Israel's Iron Dome System is used to shoot incoming rockets out of the sky. (AFP/File)
07:13 GMT

Israel's Iron Dome system intercepted five rockets fired at Tel Aviv by Hamas.

Desmond Tutu has described the violence between Israel and Palestine over the past few days as "childish" (File Archive)
05:00 GMT

Washington urged Israel and Palestinian leadership to de-escalate tensions Wednesday while other world leaders described the airstrike exchanges as "childish."

July 9, 2014

While many Yemenis from Amran have journeyed to the capital to find safety, many others have not been able to flee the violence due to lack of financial means (Mohammed Huwais/AFP)
19:55 GMT

At least 35,000 people have been displaced from their homes in Yemen's northern province of Amran from ongoing clashes between government forces and Houthi rebels, according to a local government refugee agency.

Abbas called on the UN this week to stop Israeli aggression in Gaza in what the Palestinian leader has described Operation Protective Edge as genocide (Abbas Momani/AFP)
19:00 GMT

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas described Israel's ongoing airstrike campaign in the Gaza Strip as "genocide" Wednesday.

Attacks in Sinai often target police personnel since the oust of former president Mohammed Morsi last year (File Archive/AFP)
18:00 GMT

At least one soldier died from an explosion in Egypt's Sinai Wednesday.

De Mistura previously served as the UN envoy in Afghanistan and Iraq (File Archive/AFP)
16:54 GMT

Staffan de Mistura was named to become the new UN envoy to Syria.

Raqqa is one of ISIS' main strongholds in Syria (File Archive/AFP)
16:30 GMT

At least twenty jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) were killed in a Syria government-led air raid Wednesday in the city of Raqqa.

Kurdistan's peshmerga forces were in some cases the only force fighting ISIS during the past month's offensive (File Archive/AFP)
15:00 GMT

Iraq's Prime Minister blamed the northern autonomous Kurdish region of Iraq for hosting jihadists within its territory to launch their offensive on other parts of Iraq.

Netanyahu says the attacks on Gaza will increase to punish Hamas "and other terror organizations in Gaza" (File Archive/AFP)
14:58 GMT

Israel's premier told reporters Wednesday that Tel Aviv will intensify its airstrike campaign on the Gaza strip that has left at least 43 dead and over 300 wounded thus far.

Israel conducted over 1,000 raids in the West Bank following the teens' abduction, but did not find the bodies until June 30 (File Archive/AFP)
14:04 GMT

U.S. officials involved in the investigation of the three Israeli teenagers who were taken hostage in the West Bank say that the teens were shot and killed by a silenced gun at least ten times.

Air strikes Tuesday killed 15 Palestinians. (AFP/File)
13:08 GMT

Ongoing Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip have killed 12 people on Wednesday.