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June 22, 2014

The Golan Heights has been hit relatively frequently by cross-fire from the Syrian conflict (File Archive/AFP)
13:20 GMT

Cross-border fire from the ongoing conflict in Syria left one teenage boy dead in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights Sunday.

The demonstrators originally planned to protest outside of the presidential palace, but security forces prevented them from doing so. (AFP/File)
12:40 GMT

Egyptian police arrested 22 anti-government protesters in Cairo Sunday.

The Iraqi military is battling ISIL for control of Iraq. (AFP/File)
11:31 GMT

An air strike carried out by the Iraqi military has killed at least 40 ISIL militants in Tikrit.

Frequent bombings in certain parts of Beirut and other Lebanese neighborhoods have caused multiple countries to issue travel advisories. (AFP/File)
10:52 GMT

The UAE has reissued a travel advisory for Lebanon, warning their citizens not to travel to Lebanon in light of recent attacks.

Thousands of Iraqis have fled the violence in Anbar province. (AFP/File)
10:04 GMT

Militants with the ISIL have seized the town of Rutba in Iraq's Anbar province.

Al-Qaeda militants frequently target Yemeni security forces. (AFP/File)
09:05 GMT

A senior Yemeni army officer was shot dead in front of his home by suspected al-Qaeda militants.

Israel has been repeatedly bombing the Gaza Strip and West Bank since the Israeli teens went missing. (AFP/File)
08:34 GMT

Two more Palestinians were killed during raids in the West Bank as Israelis continue their search for three missing teens.

Those arrested were originally suspected of being involved in Friday's car bomb. (AFP/File)
08:05 GMT

Lebanese authorities have released 13 people suspected of having links to terrorist groups and of being involved in the recent car bomb attack.

Kerry is traveling to Europe and the Middle East this week to discuss the recent crisis in Iraq. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with newly elected Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-SIsi on Sunday.

Russia's FM Sergei Lavrov met with his Saudi counterpart Prince Saud bin Faisal Saturday in Jeddah (SPA/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Saudi's Foreign Minister Saud Al Faisal said that his Russian counterpart is ready to support a peaceful transition in Syria Saturday.

June 21, 2014

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will meet with world powers for the next round of nuclear talks on July second (Dieter Nagl/AFP)
20:00 GMT

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) issued a report this weekend confirming Tehran's commitment to the interim nuclear deal it signed with world powers late last year.

The Syrian government also launched airstrikes on the city of Aleppo over the weekend (Baraa Al Halabi/AFP)
18:07 GMT

The Syrian government launched an air attack on an eastern Syria town controlled by the jihadist linked ISIS.

Egypt labeled the Muslim Brotherhood a "terrorist group" late last year (File Archive)
16:00 GMT

Global human rights watchdog Amnesty International slammed Egypt Saturday over its decision to sentence more than 180 Muslim Brotherhood members to death.

Israeli soldiers have been deployed to the Palestinian West Bank en masse in search of the three missing Israeli teens who allegedly disappeared from their settlement in Gush Etzion (Abbas Momani/AFP)
14:00 GMT

At least 370 Palestinians have been detained within the past week alone as Israeli forces conduct widespread raids across the West Bank in search for the three missing Israeli teens.

At least 17 militants were killed from infighting in Iraq's city of Kirkuk over the weekend (Karim Sahib/AFP)
13:20 GMT

At least 17 militants were killing in infighting in Iraq's Kirkuk province, and ISIS has captured a key Iraq-Syria border crossing.