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12:37, 21 April 2014 Monday
Grand Mufti Mohammed Hussein said he was present at Sunday's protests and said police "threw the sound bombs into the (al-Aqsa) mosque itself".

The shrine has long been a flashpoint between Japan and neighbours China and both Koreas. They see Yasukuni as a symbol of Japan’s past militarism

Captain Lee Joon-seok, 69, and two other crew members were arrested last week on negligence charges, with prosecutors announcing four further arrests

The changes follow Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula and tension in the largely Russian-speaking east of Ukraine.

Maduro says protesters, encouraged by the U.S. government and international media, are seeking to topple him as happened to Chavez during a brief coup in 2002

The Ivory Coast defense minister said nearly all of the fake soldiers were close to the former regime.

Militants killed 11 Algerian soldiers in an ambush during a patrol in mountains east of the capital Algiers on Sunday.

The race will be between resigned defense minister Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and former presidential contender Hamdeen Sabahi

Kuwait, a major oil producer and U.S. ally, has imposed a news blackout on a sensitive investigation into the tape, saying earlier this month that media coverage about it was damaging to the country

Hamas deputy leader Moussa Abu Marzouq moved to Egypt from Syria after the 2011 popular uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

SNC submitted to the International Criminal Court 25 documents that provide evidence on the use of chemical weapons, internationally-banned weapons and the rape crimes by forces loyal to the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad

The arrival of aid convoys into the coastal enclave has been recently hindered after Egyptian authorities tightened restrictions on the border with Gaza

Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission said initial results based on almost 50 percent of the vote from the 34 provinces showed Abdullah in the lead with 44.4 percent

Two reported injured in Turkey's district of Hatay, 100 meters close to the Syrian border, by mortar shells fired from Syria.

The bomb attack left five security guards dead as militants managed to take dozens of students and professors hostage after raiding the premises

The Government of the Philippines' chief peace negotiator asked for the assistance of all sectors to give kidnap victims their best Easter gift ever - freedom from captivity

U.S.-based Arab Daily News website reported that Jordanian special forces, with U.S. intelligence assistance, have deployed troops in Libya by helicopters as part of an operation to free the diplomat.

Russia's state-run Rossiya 24 news station said three of the dead were with the pro-Russian separatists who control Slaviansk, and the other two were from the group which attacked their checkpoint.

Israeli policemen assaulted Palestinian worshippers and religious students at some of the gates as they were lining up to enter the holy site

Search and rescue intensifies amid families’ anger; parents accuse officials leading the operation of dishonesty and inaction

Israel dismisses Robert Serry's accusation of blocking him from ceremony in Jerusalem church as "micro-incident".

The remote controlled submarine is now in its eighth deep sea mission with no sign of wreckage so far. The drone has searched about half its targeted area

"Based on the agreement with the West, we were supposed to have half of our 200 kilogram stock of uranium diluted and the other half converted to uranium oxide," Iran's atomic chief, Ali Akbar Salehi said

PM says presidential August 10 polls are no longer controversial after Turkish people voted to choose president.

The group was kidnapped in the war-ridden country in June but released and entered Turkey earlier on Saturday

Sub-sea tunnel will connect Asian and European sides of the Bosphorus Strait, enabling a 15-minute crossing.

Social media company withholds accounts accused of violating personal rights and privacy days after meeting with Turkish authorities.

Demonstrators including Egyptian diaspora students take to the streets in Sarajevo to protest against mass death penalty in Egypt.

An Egyptian court sentenced a leading figure of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed El-Beltag., to one year in prison for insulting the judiciary, the first sentence handed to a leader of the organisation

Armed militants killed two security staff and kidnapped a Chinese, an Algerian and a Sudanese worker in an attack on an oil field in Sudan's West Kordofan state

Special coordinator of the joint mission of the OPCW said if the momentum was sustained, Syria should be able to meet its April 27 deadline to hand over all declared chemical agents

The coming days may determine whether unrest following the overthrow of Ukraine's pro-Moscow president can be contained.

Tribal mediators had succeeded in convincing armed tribesmen to release the doctor, who had been abducted last Sunday from the hospital he worked at in Marib province

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