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July 9, 2014

Houthi rebels have been fighting directly with Sanaa's forces since February (File Archive/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Rebels in Yemen's north seized control of the city of Amran near the country's capital.

July 8, 2014

ISIS took over control of Mosul in early June this year (File Archive/AFP)
20:00 GMT

At least 25 ex-military leaders of Saddam Hussein's banned Baath party have been kidnapped by ISIS militants in Iraq this week,.

A 14-year-old boy was killed from one of the Israeli airstrikes Tuesday (Mohammed Abed/AFP)
18:34 GMT

At least 15 people have died thus far Tuesday from Israeli airstrikes targeting the Gaza Strip in what Tel Aviv has called their "Operation Protective Edge."

A bomb attack in Bekaa in June this year left two dead and Beirut scrambling to crack down on spillover violence from Syria (File Archive/AFP)
18:03 GMT

A Rocket from Lebanon's border with Syria landed in the town of Al Fakiha in Bekaa Tuesday. No casualties were reported.

A Yemeni soldier guards a checkpoint between the country's capital and Amran where fighting has left dozens killed since Saturday (Mohammed Huwais/AFP)
17:17 GMT

At least 10,000 families were forced to flee from their homes as fighting escalated between Yemeni government forces and rebels in the north.

At least 80 people were wounded from Israeli airstrikes in Gaza Tuesday alone (Jack Guez/AFP)
16:23 GMT

The Arab League's top leadership urged the UN Security Council Tuesday to hold an urgent meeting on the recent round of Israeli airstrikes on Gaza that have left dozens wounded.

Jordan's armed forces are between 150,000 and 200,000 (File Archive)
15:22 GMT

Jordan officially launched a recruitment drive Tuesday in an effort to boost its ranks to combat the jihadist militant threat from neighboring Iraq.

Bomb attacks in Iraq's capital have left civilians wounded or dead almost daily over the past year (File Archvie/AFP)
13:51 GMT

At least eight people were killed north of Iraq's capital Tuesday as Baghdad officials attempt to counter the jihadist offensive sweeping the country.

A Palestinian man examines damage to his car in an Israeli "price tag" attack (File/AFP)
12:24 GMT

Two Palestinian men were killed after an Israeli settler ran them over in what is believed to be another revenge attack.

The Iraqi army has been battling ISIL and other Sunni militants for control of multiple Iraqi cities. (AFP/File)
11:42 GMT

The Iraqi military is building fortifications near Baghdad in preparation for an ISIL advance.

British citizens were recently pictured in a propaganda video by terrorist group ISIL (File/AFP)
11:00 GMT

Muslim leaders in the UK called for unity and urged British citizens not to travel to Iraq and Syria and join terrorist groups such as ISIL.

As Egypt's new president, Sisi is tasked with fixing Egypt's ailing economy. (AFP/File)
09:59 GMT

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi donated 500,000 Egyptian pounds to a bank account opened to receive donations for the ailing economy.

Saudi Arabia deployed over 30,000 troops to the border with Iraq as a precaution against ISIL militants (File/AFP)
09:57 GMT

A number of shells landed in the Saudi Arabian region of Arar as the kingdom stepped up security along the border with Iraq.

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.