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November 5, 2014

Amnesty International accused Israel of causing the deaths of entire families in cited case studies (File/AFP)
08:59 GMT

Amnesty International condemned Israel's "callous indifference" for civilians during the summer war in Gaza after publishing a series of human rights reports.

The PLO will submit a draft resolution calling for an end to Israeli occupation (File/AFP)
08:17 GMT

Palestinian officials will submit a draft resolution to the UN in November, specifying an end date to Israeli occupation by 2016.

Iraqi Christians displaced by the violence in their country wait in line for aid. [AFP]
08:13 GMT

Speaking at a meeting to announce the formation of the committee, Wael Suleiman, executive director of Catholic relief organisation Caritas in Jordan, noted that around 100 to 150 new Iraqi refugees arrive in Jordan every day from Erbil after leaving their homes in Mosul and Nineveh.

A total of 24 Jordanians have been referred to the State Security Court for alleged ISIL ties over the past two months.
08:04 GMT

The four men, whose ages range between 18 and 24, are said to be members of the hard-line Jihadi Salafist movement.

This image from Twitter is said to show the aftermath of Tuesday's attacks in Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia.
07:47 GMT

Police say 15 people involved have been arrested.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi amended a controversial decree in September for Egyptian rights groups  (File/AFP)
06:31 GMT

Human Rights Watch called on the UN to condemn violence under President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ahead of a UNHRC panel's review of the country's violations.

Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat (right), stands with US Secretary of State John Kerry during a press conference in Ramallah, January 4, 2014 (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat said the recent announcement from Israel to build hundreds of illegal settlements in East Jerusalem was a “slap in face” for the US.

November 4, 2014

Shia Muslims in Saudi beat their chests to commemorate Ashura in Riyadh, November 4, 2014 (File/AFP)
19:55 GMT

Four people were killed in the Saudi city of Riyadh during a security operation after the shootings of five Shia Ashura mourners in the country's east.

William Hasmou Clinic (left), also known as Abu Abdullah al-Britani, was allegedly killed in an air strike carried out by Syria's army (Image: Twitter)
19:00 GMT

A British national, known as Abu Abdullah al-Britani has allegedly been killed close to the Syrian city of Deir ez-Sor in an air strike carried out by Bashar al-Assad's forces.

Five people were killed by gunmen during a Shia gathering in eastern Saudi Arabia late Monday (File/AFP)
18:41 GMT

Saudi police arrested six suspects Tuesday in connection with killing five Shia mourners during a gathering to commemorate Ashura.

Hundreds of Palestinian homes have been demolished by Israel in 2014 alone (File/AFP)
17:25 GMT

Israeli forces demolished two Palestinian houses in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan Tuesday, Ma'an News reports.

At least 20 militants were killed by US drones near Rada, which has been at the center of clashes between Shia Houthi fighters and Al Qaeda militants (File/AFP)
16:51 GMT

Double US drone strikes close to the town of Rada in Yemen killed at least 20 alleged Al Qaeda militants, according to tribal sources.

A Lebanese soldier stands guard on a road leading to Tripoli's Bab al-Tabbaneh Sunni area, October 27, 2014 (File/AFP)
16:04 GMT

Saudi Arabia and France will equip the Lebanese army with $3 billion worth of military aid to battle the growing number of militants in the country.

Thousands of Kurds from the Syrian border town of Kobani were forced to flee after ISIL militants attacked the area (File/AFP)
14:32 GMT

ISIL militants abused and tortured Kurdish children close the the Syrian border town of Kobani, according to a Human Rights Watch report.

Mohammad Dahabi was found guilty of embezzlement in 2012. (AFP/File)
14:17 GMT

The government has requested former intelligence chief Mohammad Dahabi to pay JD20 million to the Treasury within 60 days.