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June 26, 2014

Over a hundred Palestinians have been injured since Israeli forces launched a wide scale search operation for three missing settlers in the West Bank (File/AFP)
13:21 GMT

A 78-year-old Palestinian woman died from lung failure and a heart attack after Israeli forces raided her home in el-Arrub refugee camp, north of Hebron.

Abu Qatada was found not guilty of plotting terrorist attacks but will continue to be held by Jordanian authorities on separate charges (File/AFP)
12:38 GMT

Radical preacher Abu Qatada has been found not guilty by a Jordan court of terrorism offences, but will remain in custody on separate charges.

The Hatra temple was featured in the 1973 horror film, The Exorcist (Image: Skyscrapercity)
12:05 GMT

A pre-Christian temple has been overrun by ISIS militants in Iraq as Shia cleric, Muqtada al-Sadr, issued a warning to the radical Sunni group.

A bomb exploded at the Duroy hotel Wednesday. (AFP/File)
09:14 GMT

A would be suicide bomber is being interrogated in Beirut for his role in the hotel suicide bomb that happened Wednesday.

Over 500,000 people fled Mosul after ISIL violence erupted in the region three weeks ago (File/AFP)
08:38 GMT

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization warned of food shortages as violence between ISIS and Iraqi forces intensifies.

Wednesday's suicide bombing was the third to hit Lebanon this week (File/AFP)
07:51 GMT

Security officials in Lebanon tightened security across the country after a suicide bomber blew himself up in a hotel to avoid arrest, bringing the total number of bombings to three this week.

Numerous protests at Egypt's universities have led to an increased presence of police forces. (AFP/File)
07:19 GMT

A new presidential decree mandates that university heads and deans will now be directly appointed by President Sisi.

Thousands of Iraqis have fled to the Kurdish region. (AFP/File)
06:53 GMT

Thousands of Iraqis have fled Christian areas as ISIL militants attack northern Iraq.

Sectarian violence has reduces many parts of Iraq's capital to rubble (File Archive)
06:00 GMT

At least nine people were killed and 20 injured in various attacks near Iraq's capital Wednesday.

Tunisia currently runs under an interim government until elections are held in October (File Archive)
05:00 GMT

Tunisia will hold parliamentary elections on October 26.

June 25, 2014

Rogue general Khalifa Haftar has recruited troops to implement his anti-Islamist campaign across Libya, particularly within the eastern part of the country (File Archive)
21:00 GMT

Three Libyan soldiers died Wednesday in clashes with Islamists in the city of Benghazi.

Kerry met with Iraq's leadership earlier this week ahead of his meeting with Riyadh royalty Friday (Brendan Smialowski/AFP)
20:00 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Riyadh Friday to meet with Saudi Arabia's leadership about the developing crisis in Iraq.

Abbas' quote on Assad's Facebook page allegedly comes from a letter the Palestinian leader penned to the Syrian leader earlier this month (File Archive/AFP)
19:00 GMT

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas believes that the June elections in Syria, considered a "farce" by many parties, will help to end the country's civil war.

At least two General Security personnel were killed in the explosion Wednesday (AFP)
18:58 GMT

Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a Beirut hotel Wednesday.

Kurdish forces took over control of Kirkuk on June 12 (File Archive/AFP)
18:31 GMT

Damascus may have conducted airstrike attacks in western Iraq this week say U.S. officials.