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March 26, 2014

A recent report said that 16,000 people have been detained since Morsi's ouster in July 2013. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT

At least two students have been killed and several others injured in fresh clashes between Egypt’s security forces and student protesters at Cairo University.

Kerry is scheduled to discuss the Mideast peace process with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Amman. (AFP/File)
18:01 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has made an impromptu trip to Amman in what is being called a "last ditch attempt" to salvage the Mideast peace talks

Morsi and hundreds of his supporters are being tried in Egypt on charges of violence. (AFP/File)
17:53 GMT

After Monday's announcement of 529 death sentences handed out in Minya, Egypt's top prosecutor has referred 919 Morsi supporters to mass trial before the same court.

Islamist militants are increasingly targeting Shiite shrines in the battle for Syria. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

Islamist militants belonging to a splinter group of Al Qaeda on Wednesday bombed a large Shiite Muslim shrine in the eastern Syrian city of Raqqa, activists reported.

45 people died in the August blasts and more than 800 were injured. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT

21 people on Wednesday were convicted for their role in the deadly double blast that targeted two mosques in Lebanon's restive northern city of Tripoli last summer. 45 people died in the attacks.

Egypt's security forces have been trying to eradicate militants in Sinai since Morsi's ouster in 2013. (AFP/File)
14:55 GMT

Security forces in North Sinai have arrested 21 suspected militants and destroyed eight tunnels connecting the border town of Rafah with the Palestinian Gaza Strip, the army reported Wednesday.

Palestinian boats are permitted to fish up to six nautical miles from the Gaza coast. (AFP/File)
14:48 GMT

Israeli warships on Wednesday fired at and injured four Palestinian fishermen who were in their fishing boats off the southern coast of the Gaza Strip.

All potential presidential candidates must submit their bid to Egypt's Presidential Elections Committee on March 30 (File Archive/AFP)
13:38 GMT

Egypt's defense minister is expected to announce his resignation Thursday.

Kerry arrived to Amman Wednesday to meet with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in an effort to save the crumbling peace talks (Jacquelyn Marti/AFP)
13:20 GMT

Washington has suggested the idea of releasing Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard in a last-ditch effort to save the crumbling Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

Syria rebels have also been fighting along the Deir Ezzor front in recent weeks (Ahmad Aboud/AFP)
12:46 GMT

Opposition and regime fighters clashed in another part of Latakia province only days after continuous fighting near the Kasab border crossing.

The Arab league also condemned the Syrian government and called for a political solution to end the three-year war in its final summit statement (Yasser Al Zayyat/AFP)
11:27 GMT

Arab league leaders announced their official support to fully back Palestinians' refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state and also condemned the Syrian government's killings in a final statement released at the end of the league's two-day summit in Kuwait.

Ali Zeidan was ousted from the premier post earlier this month (File Archive/AFP)
10:12 GMT

Ousted Libyan Prime Minister has described his country as in "danger of becoming an Al Qaeda terror base," particularly in terms of attacks directed at EU countries.

Assad publicly expressed earlier this month that he hopes the next Lebanese president "would support the resistance axis" (File Archive/AFP)
09:15 GMT

A report was released Wednesday that indicates that Syrian President Bashar Al Assad's administration has called on its Lebanese allies to prevent the neighboring countries elections.

Nearly 107,000 Syrians live in Zaatari Refugee Camp located in Jordan's Mafraq governorate (File Archive)
07:43 GMT

Jordan will open its third refugee camp next month to take pressure off the country's main Zaatari camp.

Abbas will meet with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Amman Wednesday (File Archive)
07:01 GMT

President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel Tuesday of purposefully delaying the fourth and final prisoner release in an effort to "dodge" the peace agreement deal conditions from July 2013.