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April 16, 2014

Two suicide bombers in Ramadi targeted the Anbar provincial capital's government headquarters (File Archive/AFP)
13:55 GMT

Two suicide bombers in Iraq's Ramadi left at least five people dead on Tuesday, and other violence was also reported in the country's Saba Al Bur area.

A meeting scheduled between Israeli and Palestinian peace negotiators on Wednesday evening has been postponed. (AFP/File)
13:54 GMT

After Israel accuses PA of encouraging Monday's shooting, PA endowments minister tells Israeli reporters that he is "pained" by murder of police officer; PA says meeting delayed to allow for Indyk's arrival.

Jordan's armed forces is expected to release a more detailed report later Wednesday (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
12:24 GMT

Jordan's air force shot down armored vehicles trying to enter the Kingdom from Syria Wednesday.

Regime airstrikes continue to also destroy the country's second largest city Aleppo (File Archive/AFP)
11:18 GMT

At least four people died from Syrian regime airstrikes in the rebel-held town of Zabadani along the Lebanese border.

The cause of the blast is unclear. (AFP/File)
11:11 GMT

Three Palestinians were injured and five were wounded on Wednesday after an explosion went off in the Gaza Strip, a medical official reported.

Tuesday’s ruling marked the longest prison term handed down to a non-Jordanian suspected of providing military support to the FSA. (AFP/File)
10:38 GMT

The Jordanian State Security Court on Tuesday sentenced three Syrians to five-year prison terms for attempting to provide arms and explosives to the Free Syrian Army (FSA).

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.