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November 7, 2014

Fayez Abu Eitta, a Fatah leader in Gaza, speaks on the phone as he inspects damage to his car. At least 10 explosions hit houses and cars belonging to Fatah members in Gaza on Friday. (AFP/ Mohammed Abed)
12:53 GMT

Bomb attacks overnight targeted the homes and cars of Fatah leaders in Gaza.

Egypt announced severe restrictions on truck traffic after this week's fatal crash. (AFP)
12:41 GMT

Most of the victims' bodies were burned in the ensuing fire.

Israeli security forces clash with Palestinian youths in the refugee camp of Shuafat in east Jerusalem, on Nov. 6. AFP/Ahmad Gharabli
12:11 GMT

Tension has been running high in East Jerusalem since Israel closed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound last week following the shooting of an extremist rabbi in west Jerusalem.

This image from Twitter is said to show the aftermath of the shooting attack in Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia.
08:30 GMT

The total number of dead now stands at 13 from Monday's shooting attack and its aftermath.

The Mavi Marmara (AFP file photo).
08:16 GMT

Nine Turkish activists were killed in the storming of the vessel Mavi Marmara in 2010.

Masked Palestinian youths use doors as shields during clashes with Israeli security forces in the Palestinian refugee camp of Shuafat in East Jerusalem on Nov. 6.  (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
07:52 GMT

Hamas and Islamic Jihad issued separate statements calling on Palestinians to take to the streets following Friday prayers.

Iraq says its air force has hit a number of ISIL positions in Salahuddin and Anbar provinces.  (AFP file photo)
07:23 GMT

Iraq's Ministry of Defense said that the Iraqi air force carried out "effective strikes" in the oil-rich town of Baiji in Salahuddin Province.

The letter was meant to reinforce the shared interest of Iran and the United States in defeating ISIL. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

President Barack Obama sent a letter to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei that described a shared interest in defeating the Islamic State.

November 6, 2014

The Kurdish efforts to liberate territory from ISIL are just the first stage in a major military operation, the KDP official said. (File/AFP)
20:05 GMT

Chancellor Masrour Barzani spoke about ISIL and the recent successes of recapturing territory. However, Barzani calls on Iraq and international community to assist the Peshmerga.

One strike hit the group's Babsaqa headquarters, near the Syrian border with Turkey, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. (AFP/File)
16:57 GMT

Ahrar al Sham is targeted by US-led coalition airstrikes for the first time in the Syrian conflict.

IDF soldiers seen blocking the area where three soldiers were injured when a Palestinian driver rammed into a bus stop near the West Bank village of Al-Aroub. [Flash90]
13:55 GMT

A senior security source said one of the directions being examined is that the incident was a hit and run accident, and that the suspects did not intend to strike the soldiers.

The UN-backed parliament in Libya was dissolved by the Constitutional Court. (AFP/File)
13:36 GMT

Libya’s Constitutional Court has announced the dissolution of the country’s UN-backed parliament amid the continued operation of another legislature in the capital, Tripoli.

The former US Navy SEAL was criticised by his peers for allegedly leaking military information (Image: Twitter)
13:29 GMT

The US Navy SEAL who shot and killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan three years ago has been named as Rob O'Neill.

France and Saudi Arabia pledged $3 billion in military aid for Lebanon's army to battle militants (File/AFP)
12:48 GMT

France will send the military aid to Lebanon's army in the first four months of 2015, a defense ministry source said Wednesday.

Israeli security forces walk near Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock mosque in the Temple Mount. [AFP]
12:25 GMT

Jordan says it is ready to make efforts in order to “stop Israeli attacks” against the al-Aqsa Mosque in East al-Quds (Jerusalem)