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April 13, 2014

Last week, Israel would stop the tax money transfers in retaliation for the Palestinians pushing to sign up for more recognition from international agencies and treaties. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

Saeb Erekat, Palestine's chief negotiator with the Israelis, said "the Israeli decision to withhold these funds [from Palestine] is piracy. ... It cannot be maintained".

Over 300 people were killed in clashes during Tunisia's revolution in 2011 (File Archive/AFP)
15:00 GMT

A Tunisian military court has ordered the release of the country's former leadership who were jailed after the country's 2011 revolution.

Israeli officials say the Palestinians were arrested because they were working without permits. (AFP/File)
13:02 GMT

Israeli forces have arrested 49 Palestinians throughout the week.

Ghardaia Province has been the scene of sectarian violence since last December (AFP/File)
12:11 GMT

Two people and dozens others - including two policemen - were injured during clashes in Algeria's northern province of Ghardaia.

A suicide car bomb killed at least seven policemen in Kirkuk Sunday (File Archive/AFP)
11:52 GMT

At least a dozen people were killed in Iraq Sunday from bomb attacks in Kirkuk and Sulaiman Bek.

At least four Yemeni soldiers were killed by suspected Al Qaeda militants (File Archive/AFP)
11:25 GMT

At least four Yemeni soldiers were killed in three separate attacks throughout the country Sunday.

Prominent Israeli right-wing organizations have urged Jews to flock to Al-Aqsa Mosque during Passover in what many worshipers consider a provocation, according to Ma'an. (AFP/File)
09:59 GMT

Israeli forces stormed the Al Aqsa Mosque compound on Sunday morning, attacking worshipers with stun grenades and rubber-coated steel bullets, as Muslim worshipers braced for raids by right-wing Jewish groups as Passover approaches.

According to the U.N., over 2 million Syrians have registered as refugees. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT

The UN reports that only one fifth of pledged aid to Syrian has been delivered.

Over 90,000 Algerians in France cast their vote on the opening day of the polls (Bertrand Langlois/AFP)
08:18 GMT

France's Algerians population headed to the polls this weekend to vote in their home country's presidential election which is set to take place nationally April 17.

Kuwait's opposition held a conference last week about their new initiative, the "national political reform programme" (Yasser Al Zayyat/AFP)
07:55 GMT

Kuwait has imposed a news blackout on reports related to a recording that suggests there is a plot to overthrow the ruling government.

The U.S. recently listed Ansar Beit Maqdis as a terrorist group (File Archive/AFP)
07:33 GMT

Egyptian troops have allegedly killed a prominent Sinai Peninsula militant this weekend.

Aleppo, Syria's largest city, has seen fierce fighting since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011. (AFP/File)
07:32 GMT

Government forces battled rebel fighters in Aleppo in the fiercest fighting since 2012.

Amnesty International have slammed Egypt's controversial counter-terrorism law. (AFP/File)
07:25 GMT

Amnesty International issued a statement this weekend denouncing a counter-terrorism law drafted by the Egyptian government, saying that it must be scrapped or fundamentally revised.

An Israeli border guard aims his weapon at Palestinians stone throwers during clashes in the center of the West Bank town of Hebron on April 11, 2014. (AFP PHOTO/ HAZEM BADER)
06:41 GMT

Israeli forces surrounded the central West Bank village of Nabi Saleh and declared it a "closed military zone" on Saturday, subsequently injuring two Palestinian civilians, a local group said.

The Syrian opposition and regime both blame each other for Saturday's attack. (AFP/File)
06:28 GMT

The Syrian regime and opposition forces accused each other on Saturday of carrying out a chemical attack on the village of Kafr Zeita, located in the embattled country’s western-central province of Hama.