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Lebanese firefighters extinguish a flame in a building during clashes between Army soldiers and Islamist gunmen in the historic market of the northern city of Tripoli on October 25, 2014. A gunman was killed, and nine soldiers and eight civilian bystanders wounded, in the fighting that erupted in the city’s souks late on Friday, a security official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

Lebanon army clashes with militants in Tripoli

At least two militants were killed and six soldiers were wounded

An Israeli army vehicle rides along a security fence on the Gaza border during a demonstration
by Palestinian youths on Friday.

Israeli troops kill American teen in West Bank

Palestinians protest daily after series of Israeli provocations

AWLAD YEHIA, EGYPT - JUNE 21: A tractor plows the fields on June 21, 2013 in Awlad Yehia, Egypt. Diesel, gas and water shortages are putting pressure on farmers in Egypt who are also contending with illegal building on land designated for agriculture. (AP Photo/The Christian Science Monitor, Ann Hermes)

Cuts in fertilizer subsidy fuels farmers’ ire

Cash-strapped government rules out plans to boost fertilizer output

Egyptian troops prepare their armoured personnel carriers ahead of a military operation in the northern Sinai peninsula to
attack militants on Wednesday.

Emergency rule in Sinai after deadly blast

Egypt also announced it would close the Rafah crossing into the Gaza Strip

A woman walk past electoral campaign posters for the upcoming parliamentary elections in Tunis, Tunisia, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Tunisians will flock to the polls on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, to elect representatives for a four year parliament in one of the final steps for the country's transition to democracy after overthrowing its leader more than three years ago. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)

Tunisians skeptical on eve of historic election

Apathy runs rampant amongst the youth who have not seen their economic situation improve













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