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September 10, 2014

A Libyan solider points at an unexploded mortar shell at a checkpoint close to Tripoli, September 9, 2014 (File/AFP)
16:00 GMT

Libya's army, lead by rogue General Haftar, called on Islamist militias to disarm, ahead of a renewed assault on the eastern city of Benghazi.

Lebanon's army stepped up security along the country's border with Syria since clashes erupted with Nusra Front and ISIS last month (File/AFP)
14:46 GMT

Providing weapons to Lebanon has been prioritized and delivery should be imminent, the French Ministry said.

A supporter of the Shia Houthi movement wears a banner, which reads "civil disobedience" during a protest, September 9, 2014 (File/AFP)
14:05 GMT

Anti-government protests in Yemen continued Wednesday across the country a day after security forces opened fire on demonstrators.

The victim is believed to have been shot during clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces (File/AFP)
13:41 GMT

Israeli forces shot and killed a 22-year-old Palestinian man in the al-Amari refugee camp Wednesday, close to Ramallah.

A masked Palestinian militant of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, holds-up his rifle on September 2, 2014 in Gaza city during a rally to celebrate a week after the Egypt-mediated ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. [AFP]
12:13 GMT

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman says Hamas is getting stronger and enjoying majority support among the Palestinian public with repeated bouts of Tel Aviv’s military conflict.

Kerry will urge Abadi to maintain a more inclusive government. (AFP/File)
09:58 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Baghdad Wednesday to hold talks with Iraq's new prime minister.

New laws allow the government to view individuals' browsing history. (AFP/File)
09:06 GMT

The Turkish government has yet again made moves to censor the internet.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to attend. (AFP/File)
07:31 GMT

Saudi Arabia has called a conference on counter-terrorism Thursday in Jeddah.

Israeli border guards aim their guns at Palestinian protesters during clashes following a demonstration against Palestinian land's confiscation. [AFP]
07:31 GMT

An IDF unit sent to arrest a Hamas member in Ramallah encountered violent disturbances when approximately 50 Palestinians hurled rocks, firebombs, and burning tires, the army said.

Egyptians expressed dissatisfaction with ongoing power outages. (AFP/File)
07:08 GMT

Egyptians held multiple protests across the country to voice their displeasure over Egypt's economy.

The Libyan government has lost control of many major cities, including Tripoli. (Photo courtesy of UPI)
06:44 GMT

Libya's parliament, escaping from the militant-occupied capital of Tripoli, has taken refuge abroad a Greek car ferry in Tobruk harbor.

Wounded Syrian men wait for treatment at a makeshift hospital in the rebel-held town of Douma near Damascus on September 9, 2014. [AFP]
04:00 GMT

Idlib bombing kills 45 high-ranking militants in Syria

September 9, 2014

Security prisoners in Ofer Prison, Israel. [Al-Tahrir]
16:39 GMT

A Palestinian detainee died in an Israeli hospital on Tuesday, a Palestinian official said.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas arrives for a meeting of foreign ministers at the headquarters of the Arab League in the Egyptian capital Cairo on September 7, 2014. [AFP]
16:28 GMT

The Palestinian envoy to Egypt says Arab League (AL) member states have supported the Palestinian appeal to the United Nations (UN) to recognize Palestine as an independent state.

Mecca Great Mosque. [AFP]
16:20 GMT

Saudis deny rumors that would allow direct flights from Israel for Haj