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April 16, 2014

The director of Al Aqsa Mosque told reporters that approximately 1,000 Israeli officers stormed the compound Wednesday (File Archive/AFP)
09:49 GMT

Clashes between worshippers and Israeli forces on Wednesday morning have left dozens injured at the Al Aqsa Mosque.

The trench will be 17 kilometers, or 19.6 miles when completed (Safin Hamed/AFP)
08:31 GMT

The autonomous Kurdish region of Iraq is digging a trench along its border with Syria in order to prevent militants from the neighboring civil war from entering its territory.

Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon told Israel Radio on Wednesday that Netanyahu should order Israeli negotiators not to meet with their Palestinian counterparts until Palestine apologizes. (AFP/File)
08:03 GMT

Following the death of an Israeli man in Hebron earlier this week, Israel's Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon told Israel Radio on Wednesday that Prime Minister Netanyahu should cancel the peace talks until the Palestinians condemn the killing.

The U.S. has refused to issue Iran's new UN envoy a visa to the U.S. due to Aboutalebi's role in the 1979 Iranian revolution (AFP)
07:17 GMT

The U.S. has refused to issue a visa to Iran's newly appointed ambassador to the United Nations, Hamid Aboutalebi.

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas submitted applications this month for Palestine to join 15 UN bodies and treaties in response to Israel's failure to release the fourth and final group of Palestinian prisoners (File Archive/AFP)
06:55 GMT

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are in process to extend the crumbling peace process beyond the April 29 deadline, according to U.S. officials.

According to video footage, rebel forces fighting against the Syrian government are now equipped with US-made anti-tank missiles. (AFP/File)
06:48 GMT

New footage coming out of Syria shows rebel forces fighting against the Syrian government with US-made anti-tank missiles.

The Syrian army on Tuesday entered rebel-held neighborhoods in Homs. (AFP/File)
06:37 GMT

Syrian army troops backed by pro-regime militiamen entered rebel-held neighborhoods of Homs Tuesday after seizing the last village in the mountainous Qalamoun region on Lebanon’s border.

Over one million Syrian refugees are registered with UNHCR in Lebanon (File Archive/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Lebanon's interior minister announced Tuesday that Syrian refugees now represent 27% of Lebanon's population

April 15, 2014

Fallujah has been under the control of anti-government fighters since January (File Archive/AFP)
20:14 GMT

A prominent army officer and seven others died in Iraq Tuesday.

Jordan's ambassador was kidnapped from his car by militants Tuesday (Mahmud Turkia/AFP)
20:02 GMT

Jordan's ambassador to Libya is being held by Al Qaeda-affiliated kidnappers who are demanding the release of a Libyan who is serving a life prison sentence in Jordan.

Bandar previously served as KSA's ambassador to the United States (File Archive/AFP)
19:51 GMT

Saudi Arabia has replaced its intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan "at his own request."

529 Muslim Brotherhood members were sentenced to death by Egypt's courts last month (File Archive/AFP)
19:41 GMT

An Alexandria court banned all members of the Muslim Brotherhood from running for election in the upcoming presidential polls.

Two Saudi soldiers were also killed by suspected Yemeni militants last week (Getty/AFP)
18:20 GMT

A Saudi soldier died after coming under attack near the Yemen border. The kingdom's interior ministry is in contact with Yemeni authorities to investigate.

The Syrian government holds Turkey, U.S. and Saudi Arabia accountable for arming opposition rebels (Carl Court/AFP)
17:23 GMT

Canada's National Defence has drawn up plans for military operations in Syria according to leaked documents.

The IDF fired tear gas at Palestinians in Aida refugee camp (File/AFP)
16:30 GMT

A 44-year-old woman died in Beit Jala Public Hospital after inhaling tear gas used by the Israeli army.