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November 1, 2014

In April, Boko Haram made international headlines after abducting over 200 schoolgirls in northeastern Borno State. (AFP/File)
09:43 GMT

Boko Haram militants have denied any cease-fire deal with the Nigerian government, saying that the abducted girls have all been married off and would not return again.

So far, militants have released seven Lebanese captives and killed three. (AFP/FIle)
04:00 GMT

A source involved in Qatari-led mediations said Islamist militants holding at least 27 Lebanese soldiers and policeman hostage has given an updated list of demands.

October 31, 2014

The US Navy Seal who reportedly fired the bullet that shot dead Osama Bin Laden will reveal his identity next month during a two-part interview with Fox News about the operation. (AFP/File)
16:23 GMT

The US Navy Seal who reportedly fired the lethal shot to Osama Bin Laden is set to reveal his identity during a televised interview with Fox News in November.

A crowd of Turkish Kurds greet a convoy of Iraqi Peshmerga reinforcements preparing to cross into Syria's Kobani. (AFP/File)
15:53 GMT

Syrian Kurdish fighters said a group of ten peshmerga fighters trickled into Kobani after crossing the Turkish border Thursday to survey the area and prepare for the arrival of 150 additional fighters awaiting deployment to the besieged town,

Solidarity protests took place across the Gaza Strip Friday, with supporters ranging from Hamas affiliates to Islamic Jihad followers. (AFP/File)
15:41 GMT

Thousands took to the streets of the Gaza Strip Friday during a march of solidarity against Israeli actions in Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

The Molotov attack follows two attacks in Sinai last week, whose 31-soldier casualty represented the deadliest violence since Morsi's ousting in 2013. (AFP/File)
13:30 GMT

Masked men attacked an Egyptian police station with Molotov cocktails Friday, following a violent trend that's rocked the country's government and police facilities with heightened aggression this year.

Once hailed as a cradle to peaceful government resistance, the villages in Hama's eastern countryside fear an IS take-over is near. (AFP/File)
10:32 GMT

Amid an ever-transforming conflict, villages of al-Silmiya, in Hama's eastern countryside, watch warily

Despite police restrictions, hundreds of Palestinians attended Hijazi's funeral. (AFP/File)
09:09 GMT

Tensions have surged at the al-Aqsa compound this week following the violent killing of a Palestinian and attempted killing of a Jewish activist that spurred the compound to close its doors for the first time since 1967.

Accusations of terror support have bounced between Hezbollah and Saudi Arabia in recent weeks amid growing international IS concern. (AFP/File)
07:34 GMT

Amid mounting Hezbollah's accusations of terror support, the head of the Saudi National Guard said the kingdom is a 'fierce enemy' of extremism.

SodaStream International Ltd. announced the plant in the Mishor Adumin industrial zone will close in 2015. (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

SodaStream International Ltd. announced the plant in the Mishor Adumin industrial zone will close in 2015. It said work at the plant, and at another in northern Israel, will be relocated.

October 30, 2014

Stockholm's foreign minister announced the decision to recognize the Palestinian Authority (PA) as "the State of Palestine." (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

Israel recalled their ambassador to Sweden after Sweden officially recognized Palestine as a state.

The Al Aqsa Mosque was completely closed for the first time since 2000. (File/AFP)
18:07 GMT

Israeli authorities decided to reopen the Al Aqsa Mosque for Muslim worshipers.

There are fresh fears of a new Palestinian uprising following the outbreak of clashes in East Jerusalem. (File/AFP)
16:24 GMT

Fresh clashes in Jerusalem happened after Israeli police shot dead a 32-year-old Palestinian man suspected of having tried to kill a far-right Jewish activist.

The Iraqis were taken from their villages Wednesday night. (AFP/File)
13:05 GMT

The bodies of 150 members of an Iraqi Sunni tribe who fought IS militants were found in Iraq Thursday.

Israeli forces have denied all Palestinians entry into the al-Aqsa Mosque over the death of an Israeli rabbi. (AFP/File)
10:53 GMT

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas has called Israel's decision to close al-Aqsa mosque compound a "declaration of war."