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November 27, 2014

 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.

The Syrian regime air strikes left at least 130 people dead in the city of Raqqa. (AFP/File)
09:08 GMT

US State Department spokeswoman Jean Psaki slammed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's air strikes in Raqqa, which left dozens of civilians dead.

Lebanon's army has been involved in deadly battles with militants along the country's border with Syria in recent months. (AFP/File)
07:50 GMT

Lebanon has finalized a $3 billion arms deal, funded by Saudi Arabia following consultations between representatives.

Syria's army clashed with ISIL militants across the country in the past week. (AFP/File)
06:35 GMT

Bashar al-Assad's army reportedly made gains against ISIL militants in the northwestern province of Aleppo Wednesday.

Both brothers were convicted of joining a militant group against the Assad regime. (AFP/File)
05:26 GMT

A British court handed down jail terms for two brothers who trained and joined a militant group against the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria.

The announcement of the apparently pending end of the mandate was made by Hamas leader Abu Marzouq in a letter sent to Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine leader Qais Abu Laila. (AFP/File)
04:00 GMT

Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouq on Wednesday said that the mandate of the Palestinian government of national unity between the PLO and Hamas will expire on Dec. 2.

November 26, 2014

will stop importing Israeli fruit to Gaza after Israeli authorities prevented vegetables from Gaza from entering the West Bank. (AFP/File)
20:16 GMT

The Gaza Ministry of Agriculture on Wednesday announced that it will stop importing Israeli fruit to the besieged enclave after Israeli authorities prevented vegetables from Gaza from entering the West Bank at the Kerem Shalom crossing.

Egyptian army patrols a street in the divided border town of Rafah, along the border with the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, on November 4, 2014. (AFP/File)
19:43 GMT

At least three Egyptian police officers have been killed in an armed attack in the volatile Sinai Peninsula of the North African country.

Islamic State vowed that its flag will fly over Jerusalem, as well as over Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia. (AFO/File)
19:25 GMT

Terror group says it will expand its rule over Islam's holy places in Saudi Arabia, as well as Jerusalem and Rome.

The woman, identified as Reza Gul, picked up arms after her son, who was leading a small group of police forces in a village in Farah, was killed by Taliban militants. (AFP/File)
19:17 GMT

An Afghan woman has killed at least 25 Taliban militants in revenge for the killing of her son, who was shot dead before her eyes in western Farah province, local media report.

The Department of State sounded new alarm bells, by informing citizens that all airplanes flying over Syria are “at risk.” (AFO/File)
19:11 GMT

Americans are discouraged from "all travel to Lebanon” because of "the frequency of terrorist bombing attacks throughout the country,” according to a new warning issued by the United States Department of State on Monday. The warning echoed a similar notification released last August.

 Federica Mogherini speaks during a debate on recognition of Palestine statehood at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France. (AFP/Frederick Florin)
19:03 GMT

EU foreign affairs chief says stalled talks demand a 'sense of urgency,' as the bloc readies to vote on recognizing 'Palestine.'