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July 30, 2014

The high-ranking Hezbollah official was killed in Syria´s al-Qalamoun region by Syrian opposition militants (AFP/ File Archive).
10:43 GMT

Ibrahim al-Hajj, also known as Abou Mohammed Salman, was a high-ranking Hezbollah official that was killed on Monday during a battle with Syrian opposition militants in Syria´s al-Qalamoun region.

Car bombs in Cairo have become more frequent since the overthrow of Morsi. (AFP/File)
10:35 GMT

A car bomb exploded in Giza killing three people Wednesday.

The video appears to show several al-Qassam Brigades fighters climbing out of a tunnel, entering an Israeli military base and killing an Israeli soldier. Apparent screams can be heard despite sound muffling (Thomas Coex /AFP)
09:02 GMT

An unconfirmed video appears to show several fighters from Hamas´ military wing emerging from a tunnel and killing an Israeli soldier in an Israeli military base.

Israel also shelled a UN-run school on July 24. (AFP/File)
08:34 GMT

Israel has shelled another UN-run school north of Gaza.

According to the Israel Democracy Institute, over 95 per cent of Israelis view Operation Protective Edge as a "justified" war, despite a death toll of 53 Israelis (David Buimovitch/ AFP).
08:07 GMT

Israeli support for Operation Protective Edge remains high according to an Israel Democracy Institute poll, despite it´s death toll of 53 being one of the state´s highest, matching or quintupling deaths from previous Gaza wars.

The Libyan government is struggling to control rival militias who refuse to lay down arms. (AFP/File)
07:40 GMT

Militant groups have seized the headquarters of the Libyan army's special forces in Benghazi.

The Deputy Head of Hamas’ Political Bureau Mousa Abu Marzouk said "we hope the Lebanese front will open and together we will fight against this formation [Israel]" (Anwar Amro/ AFP).
07:03 GMT

Hamas has reversed its former position that Hezbollah help was not needed and is now urging Hezbollah to join Hamas in fighting Israel´s offensive in Gaza.

Ongoing clashes between rival militias has made the country increasingly unstable. (AFP/File)
04:00 GMT

Egypt is doubling the staff on the borders between Libya and Tunisia to help Egyptians safely exit Libya.

July 29, 2014

Libya has been grappling with rising insecurity ever since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. (AFP/File)
18:28 GMT

The Canadian government has pulled its diplomatic mission out of Libya because of the country's "unpredictable security environment."

Egyptian activists delivered LE2.3 million worth of medical aid to Gaza on Friday. (AFP/File)
16:56 GMT

A new shipment of food and medical aid provided by the Egyptian army reached the Rafah border crossing on its way to Gaza.

Over 1,000 Palestinians have died in the current Gaza offensive. (AFP/File)
14:56 GMT

More than 100 Palestinians were killed in Israeli airstrikes on Tuesday alone.

Libya's interim government has appealed for international help to put out the fire. (AFP/File)
14:01 GMT

Officials in Libya say a huge fire has spread to a second oil tank in Tripoli.

Fuel tanks beside Gaza´s main power plant intensify the resulting fires, sending heavy smoke into the air (Mahmud Hams /AFP).
13:00 GMT

A main power plant in Gaza was struck on Tuesday sending dark clouds of smoke into the air, following a night of heavy attacks from Israel.

Israel Defense Forces on 29 July 2014 firing at one of the 70 Gaza targets struck overnight (David Buimovitch, AFP).
12:10 GMT

The Israel Defence Forces struck over 70 targets in Gaza overnight, including the home and offices of Ismail Heniyeh, head of Hamas's political wing and the al-Aqsa television and radio stations.

A tribute for one of the Lebanese victims of the Air Algerie crash at Ouagadougou Airport in Mali (Sia Kambou /AFP).
11:26 GMT

French authorities have asked for Lebanon's permission to transfer the Lebanese deceased from the Air Algerie plane crash to Paris to conduct DNA testing and compare remains with sample´s taken from victims´ families.