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July 28, 2014

Lebanese and Israeli border (Shutterstock).
05:00 GMT

Amal MP Qassem Hashem said Sunday that rockets being launched from southern Lebanon into Israel were only benefiting the Jewish state and were in fact harming Lebanese border towns.

July 27, 2014

Displaced Palestinian children peak from under a shop door, where their family is taking shelter in Gaza City (AFP)
18:36 GMT

Israel rejected a proposed 24-hour humanitarian truce on Sunday, hours after Hamas said that all Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip had agreed to observe it.

(AFP)
18:26 GMT

Newly-released video footage shows the ISIL Takfiri terrorists summarily executing at least 50 Syrian government soldiers in the troubled northern Syria.

Hamas soldier (AFP)
17:20 GMT

Al-Qassam Brigades, which is the military wing of Hamas, says Palestinian resistance fighters have killed at least 90 Israeli soldiers over the past 20 days.

Egyptian troops in the border area of the Sinai Peninsula have killed fourteen Islamist militants (AFP/ File Archive).
15:57 GMT

Egyptian troops in the border Sinai Peninsula have killed fourteen Islamist militants and arrested dozens of others on Sunday morning.

Increased fighting between armed groups in Tripoli has caused not just the U.S. embassy to withdraw staff, but UN, Turkish and Saudi diplomats to be pulled out also (Mahmud Turkia / AFP).
14:59 GMT

The United States has withdrawn its embassy staff from Libya following two weeks of increased violence in Tripoli.

The tunnels were found in the Sinai Peninsula. (AFP/File)
14:18 GMT

Egypt has demolished thirteen more tunnels between Egypt and the Gaza Strip.

 Air Algerie Flight AH 5017 scattered at the crash site in Mali's Gossi region, west of Gao, on July 26, 2014. [AFP]
12:51 GMT

An official Lebanese delegation headed on Sunday to Paris en rout to Mali to follow up the probe into the Air Algerie plane that crashed three-days ago and to carry out the necessary procedures to identify the bodies of the Lebanese victims.

Over 1,000 people have died in the current Gaza offensive. (AFP/File)
12:15 GMT

Hamas has agreed to a 24-hour humanitarian truce in its conflict with Israel.

Intense fighting at Tripoli's airport has led to the cancellation of most international flights. (AFP/File)
11:49 GMT

Over fifty people have been killed in Libya in the past few days as militia rivalries intensify.

Roughly 4,000 fighters have been found in Lebanon's eastern mountain slope. (AFP/File)
11:30 GMT

Hezbollah and Nusra Front fighters continue their battle for control of key areas around the border between Lebanon and Syria.

Al-Qaeda militants frequently target military personnel. (AFP/File)
10:39 GMT

Twelve people were killed Sunday when al-Qaeda militants attacked three military posts.

Erdogan recently called Egypt's president a "tyrant." (AFP/File)
09:23 GMT

Egypt has again summoned Ankara's charge d'affaires in protest to recent remarks by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The two Palestinians, who suffered injuries in the head and other parts of their body, were rushed to al-Muqased Hospital in the village of A-Tor to receive medical treatment. [AFP]
09:13 GMT

Two young Palestinians have been hospitalized after being assaulted by a group of Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank.

Palestinian women react amid the destruction in the northern district of Beit Hanun in the Gaza Strip during an humanitarian truce on July 26, 2014. [AFP]
08:46 GMT

IDF announces resumption of attacks on terror targets in Gaza from the sea, land and air, after rockets are fired from coastal enclave; rocket lands in open area of metropolitan Tel Aviv; Iron Dome intercepts several rockets.