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July 14, 2014

Investigations are underway in coordination with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon to “identify the perpetrators and arrest them” (AFP/ File).
15:08 GMT

The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) has described the firing of rockets from Southern Lebanon into northern Israel on Sunday night a “serious violation of U.N. Security Council resolution 1701.”

16-year-old Mohammad Abu Khdeir was burned alive. (AFP/File)
14:20 GMT

Israel has charged three Jewish individuals with the kidnapping and killing of a 16-year-old Palestinian.

Hamas says it has carried out at least one drone surveillance mission that went undetected by Israelis. (AFP/File)
12:58 GMT

Hamas announced Monday that it has carried out a successful drone surveillance mission over Tel Aviv.

Shiite fighters in Baghdad are preparing for an ISIL advance. (AFP/File)
12:25 GMT

Militants from ISIL have taken partial control of the town of Dhuluiyah, just 80 kilometers north of Baghdad.

No group has claimed responsibility for the bombing. (AFP/File)
11:55 GMT

A car bomb in Baghdad killed at least 4 civilians and wounded 12 others Monday.

An IDF soldier takes cover during clashes in the West Bank city of Hebron (File/AFP)
10:35 GMT

A Palestinian man was killed in clashes with Israel forces close to the West Bank city of Hebron, Monday.

Israel shot down the unmanned aircraft over Ashdod. (AFP/File)
09:27 GMT

An unmanned aircraft entered Israeli territory form Gaza and was shot down by Patriot missiles.

Hospitals in Gaza have struggled to cope with the increase of injuries during Israel's attack on the densely populated Strip (File/AFP)
08:26 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the civilian death toll in Gaza "lies on the shoulders of Hamas" during an interview with Fox News.

Over 1000 Palestinians have been injured since Israel's onslaught began (File/AFP)
07:56 GMT

A further three Palestinians were killed after Israeli strikes in the southern Gaza Strip, medical officials say. The latest assault brings the death toll to at least 170.

Nusra Front seeks to establish an Islamic state in Syria. (AFP/File)
07:33 GMT

The Nusra Front intends to establish an Islamic "emirate" in Syria when the time is right.

Libya grapples with rising insecurity as the government struggles to control armed militias. (AFP/File)
06:59 GMT

At least six people have been killed and 25 wounded in clashes between rival militias in Libya's Tripoli.

Kuwait called for the urgent meeting on Gaza to be held in Cairo Monday (File Archive/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Arab Foreign Ministers will meet in Cairo today to discuss the ongoing Israeli military campaign on Gaza that has left over 1,000 wounded in days.

July 13, 2014

Over 1,000 people have been wounded from Israeli airstrikes on Gaza as of Sunday (AFP)
20:00 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is ready to mediate a truce between Israel and Hamas, but Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu told reporters that Tel Aviv is set to continue the offensive despite the mounting death toll.

Kurds in Syria have been fighting ISIS militants in Kobani for months (File Archive/AFP)
19:29 GMT

Kurdish fighters clashed with jihadist militants in Syria's north Sunday.

Hundreds of pro-Morsi supporters have been sentenced to prison over the past months, with some even receiving life sentences and the dealth penalty (File Archive/AFP)
18:04 GMT

An Egyptian court sentenced 101 more pro-Morsi supporters Sunday to three years in prison for "illegal gathering" and "rioting."