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November 21, 2014

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi may be considering a pardon for jailed Al Jazeera journalists. (AFP file photo).
11:00 GMT

The five journalists were convicted of threatening Egypt's national security by allegedly producing "fabricated" news stories and footage with a view to tarnishing Egypt's image abroad.

A member of the Iraqi police special forces holds his weapon as he rides in a parade in before heading to fight ISIL jihadists on Nov. 19. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)
10:00 GMT

At least 20 gunmen were killed near Baghdad.

The Brotherhood has called on Jordanian authorities to release its official.
09:22 GMT

Jordan Muslim Brotherhood leader Zaki Bani Rushaid was detained late Thursday, Reuters reported.

Three men are accused of trying to assassinate Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman. (AFP file photo)
08:15 GMT

Though the indictment was filed on Tuesday, no public announcement has been issued by the often close-mouthed IDF Military Courts.

It wasn't clear why Hossein Derakhshan was suddenly freed. (File photo)
07:49 GMT

The Iranian-Canadian blogger has been pardoned by Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.

Syrian children walk past images of President Bashar al-Assad in the restive Sleiman al-Halabi neighborhood on the government-controlled side of Aleppo on Nov. 16. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
07:30 GMT

Security checkpoints around the capital have been taking stricter measures to scrutinize identification papers of military-age men.

MERS is linked to camels, but many new cases occur between humans in hospitals. (File photo)
07:14 GMT

The Saudi Ministry of Health raised the total number of MERS cases in the kingdom since September 2012 to 808.

The mayor of Ashkelon has imposed a partial ban on employing Arab-Israeli workers in his city. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

The mayor of the Israeli city of Ashkelon, Itamar Shimoni, has imposed a partial ban on employing Arab-Israeli workers in his city.

November 20, 2014

On Thursday, a car bomb blast rocked the Iraqi city of Ramadi. (AFP/File)
19:26 GMT

A car bomb explosion hit the central Iraqi city of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar Province, killing an unknown amount of people.

The U.S. Department of State announced Thursday that Secretary John Kerry will travel to Vienna. (AFP/File)
18:08 GMT

The U.S. Department of State announced Thursday that Secretary John Kerry will travel to Vienna Thursday evening to join the ongoing Iranian nuclear negotiations.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday spoke out against anti-Arab discrimination. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office released a statement about how anti-Arab discrimination in Israeli society is wrong.

ISIL swept across swathes of northern Iraq in June. (AFP/File)
15:13 GMT

Senior ISIL leader, Radwan Taleb al-Hamdouni, was killed in Mosul on Wednesday afternoon.

It is estimated that around 1,000 French jihadists may have gone to Syria and Iraq. (AFP/File)
13:47 GMT

Three French members of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have appeared on a new militant propaganda video calling on Muslims to join them or 'bring terror to the streets of France.'

Around 220,000 out of 1.6 million Syrian refugees in Turkey have shelter in refugee camps, according to an Amnesty report. (AFP/File)
12:32 GMT

Human rights group Amnesty International warned of dire consequences if hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees did not get adequate shelter in Turkey.

Nusra Front militants have been fighting with rivals from the Syrian Revolutionary Front over the past few weeks. (AFP/File)
11:23 GMT

Nusra Front militants in Syria executed two fighters from the rival opposition faction, the Syrian Revolutionary Front.