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November 13, 2013

A 16-year-old Palestinian boy stabbed and critically wounded an IDF solider travelling on a bus in northern Israel on Wednesday in revenge for the jailing of his relatives. (AFP/File)
11:12 GMT

A 16-year-old Palestinian boy stabbed and critically wounded an IDF solider travelling on a bus in northern Israel on Wednesday in revenge for the jailing of his relatives.

Mubarak, 85, was sentenced to life in prison last year for failing to prevent the killing of demonstrators. [stabroeknews]
09:39 GMT

Next week will bring a final decision on whether Mubarak will be released from house arrest or continue his detention.

Shiite pilgrims gather in Karbala Tuesday to commemorate the anniversary Imam Hussein's death (Ali al-Saadi/AFP)
08:26 GMT

Three coordinated bombings killed at least 8 Shiite pilgrims north of Iraq's capital Wednesday. 10 others were reported wounded.

Saudi Arabia officially turned down its seat on the UN Security Council as the Kingdom's envoy sent UN Chief Ban Ki-moon a letter informing the international body of its decision. (AFP/File)
07:22 GMT

Saudi Arabia officially turned down its seat on the UN Security Council as the Kingdom's envoy sent UN Chief Ban Ki-moon a letter informing the international body of its decision.

Sisi is due to talk military cooperation with his Russian counterpart in Cairo on Wednesday. (AFP/File)
06:43 GMT

Egyptian Defence Minister Abdel Fattah Al Sisi and his Russian counterpart are set to meet on Wednesday to discuss military cooperation between the two countries.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama have spoken on their expectations for the next round of talks on Iran's nuclear program, which begin on November 20. (AFP/File)
05:44 GMT

UK Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama have spoken on their expectations for the next round of talks on Iran's nuclear program, which begin on November 20.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said the Israeli leader had ordered the ministry to put the E1 plan on hold due to the extreme sensitivity. [ibtimes]
04:49 GMT

On warning from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli PM office claims halt on planning process for building in the controversial E1 area which is located outside of Jerusalem.

Iran talks have been at the top of the agenda as Kerry travels in the Middle East connecting with regional leaders. [wbur]
04:24 GMT

On the tail end of talks regarding Iran's nuclear program, the White House warns US Congress that war is an option on the table should Iran's progress in talks regarding its nuclear program fail.

Saudi Arabia won 140 out of 193 votes in its bid for the council seat Tuesday (Reuters)
04:00 GMT

Saudi Arabia won a seat on the UN Human Rights Council Tuesday despite KSA's recent crackdown in the last weeks on foreign workers.

Former minister of supply and internal trade Bassem Ouda was arrested Tuesday after police discovered him hiding in a soap factory (Courtesy of Daily News Egypt)
03:00 GMT

Egyptian police arrested former minister Bassem Ouda Tuesday as part of the government's months-long crackdown on affiliates of the former Islamist president Mohammed Morsi

November 12, 2013

Kurds in Syria's northern regions have increasingly clashed with jihadist groups particularly near the Syria-Iraq border (Azad Lashkari/Reuters)
17:55 GMT

Kurds in Syria's northeast region announced Tuesday that they have formed a transitional autonomous administration.

Egypt's curfew has been in effect since mid-August (AFP)
16:21 GMT

An Egyptian court ordered the nationwide emergency curfew to end Tuesday, two days before it was set to expire.

Mortar attacks have destroyed rebel and government strongholds throughout the capital (Courtesy of Press TV)
15:32 GMT

At least 16 people were wounded in Damascus Tuesday from rebel mortar fire.

Egyptian presidential adviser Mostafa Hegazy said Tuesday that the final draft constitution is expected to be complete on December 3. (AFP)
13:09 GMT

Egyptian presidential adviser Mostafa Hegazy said Tuesday that the final draft constitution is expected to be complete on December 3 and will put it to a referendum by the end of January.


Tunisia tightens security after tourist spot attacks
October 31, 2013 07:32 PM
By Antoine Lambroschini
Agence France Presse
Tunisian security forces inspect the area of a failed suicide bomb attack near the four-star Riadh Palms hotel, in the resort town of Sousse, a popular tourist destination 140 kilometres (90 miles) south of Tunis, on October 30, 2013. AFP PHOTO/STR
Tunisian security forces inspect the area of a failed suicide bomb attack near the four-star Riadh Palms hotel.
[businessinsider]
13:07 GMT

After security officers attempt to sweep areas of Tunisia for militant activity, two wounded and one militant killed.