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July 8, 2014

A Yemeni soldier stands guard at a checkpoint in Sanaa (File/AFP)
09:02 GMT

Heavy clashes between Shia Houthi rebels and Sunni tribesmen backed by government forces erupted in northern Yemen.

Muhammed Abu Khdeir's body was found badly burned in the outskirts of Jerusalem (File/AFP)
08:38 GMT

The family murdered Palestinian teen, Muhammed Abu Khdeir, said on Monday they "refused to welcome" condolences from the former Israeli president, Shimon Peres, for their son.

There are an estimated 1.5 million Syrian refugees residing in Lebanon (File/AFP)
07:34 GMT

Forty-five thousand Syrian refugees were removed from the UNHCR's registry and verification program in Lebanon because they "failed to keep in contact", according to a spokesperson.

Tensions between Israelis and Palestinians have risen over the killing of three Jewish teens and one Palestinian teen. (AFP/File)
07:31 GMT

Israel is calling up its reservist forces as tensions with Palestinians increase.

Sources say the Gaza International Airport was heavily bombed. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Israeli fighter jets are launching a series of new airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.

July 7, 2014

A recent cut in energy subsidies has caused fuel prices to rise. (AFP/File)
19:30 GMT

The Egyptian army will send buses to the streets to help transport civilians.

Egyptian subsidies are being cut in an effort to help the Egyptian economy. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has defended cuts to Egyptian subsidies.

The session is set to focus on the government formation process. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

Iraq's new parliament delayed a key session scheduled for Tuesday.

Thousands of Iraqis have fled the ongoing violence. (AFP/File)
16:19 GMT

A suicide bomb exploded at a checkpoint in northern Baghdad Monday.

Lebanon hosts millions of Syrian refugees. (AFP/File)
14:34 GMT

The head of Lebanon's parliamentary Health Committee MP Atef Majdalani said Syrian doctors and nurses are practicing illegally in Lebanese hospitals and clinics.

Earlier this week, a leaked report said ISIS planned to attack Lebanon (File/AFP)
13:02 GMT

A military judge on Monday charged 28 suspects with belonging to the radical Sunni group, the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria.

A 16-year-old Palestinian was burned alive by Israeli settlers last week. (AFP/File)
12:55 GMT

Thousands of Palestinians demonstrated in the Gaza Strip to voice their anger over the recent killing of a Palestinian teenager who was burned alive by Israeli settlers.

Egypt's violence has spilled over into the Nile Delta after the ousting of Mohamed Morsi (File/AFP)
12:42 GMT

An army officer was shot dead by unknown assailants in the Nile Delta. Police are unsure if the killing was related to political or criminal activity as investigations continue.

A ceasefire between Shia Houthi fighters and government forces expired on June 23, leading to further violence (File/AFP)
11:32 GMT

At least 35 people were killed and 40 injured as Shia rebels clashed with tribesmen allied with the government in Yemen.

Netanyahu, right, and Lieberman at a Likud-Beiteinu faction meeting on March 14, 2013.
11:23 GMT

FM says his differences of opinion with Prime Minister Netanyahu, particularly on handling of Gaza rocket threat, have made a continued union impossible; says Yisrael Beytenu will continue to be a part of coalition.