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Smokes rises from the city of Raqqa after a US-backed airstrike. (AFP/File)
May 26, 2016 - 07:30 GMT
Arab and Kurdish forces recaptured two villages from Daesh control north of Raqqa.
A file photo of the aftermath of an Israeli airstrike outside of Rafah. (AFP/File)
May 26, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Israeli forces conducted two airstrikes after a rocket was fired from Gaza.
A father and daughter wait for aid distribution aboard a rescue ship, after their boat capsized off the coast of Libya. (AFP/Gabriel Bouys)
May 26, 2016 - 06:30 GMT
A fish boat full of migrants capsized off the coast of Libya, with almost two dozen people still missing.
Egyptian security forces are seen on patrol in Sinai. (AFP/File)
May 26, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
The offensive comes days after Daesh carried out multiple attacks against police officers across Egypt.
Egyptians protest a controversial deal to give two islands in the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia on Friday in Cairo. (AFP/Mohamed el-Shahed)
May 26, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
More than 150 protesters have been given prison sentences since the beginning of May, 47 of whom are now on hunger strike.
A boy walks acros rail tracks during a police operation to clear a makeshift camp for refugees and migrants at the border between Greece and Macedonia near the village of Idomeni, northern Greece on May 25, 2016. (AFP/Yannis Kolesidis)
May 25, 2016 - 17:52 GMT
A potential agreement reached during the summit could help fill a $15 billion funding gap.
This file photo taken on October 29, 2012 shows Honoree Khadija Ismayilova attending the 2012 Courage in Journalism Awards hosted by the International Women's Media Foundation held at the Beverly Hills Hotel, California. (AFP/Getty Images/Jason Merritt)
May 25, 2016 - 17:22 GMT
Khadija Ismayilova was jailed in September 2015 on corruption charges, which rights group denounced as politically-motivated, calling her a 'prisoner of conscience.'
Palestinians gather at an UNRWA aid distribution. (AFP/File)
May 25, 2016 - 16:30 GMT
Palestinians shut down two UNRWA offices over the decision to switch from food distribution to cash cards without consulting the refugees.
IDF soldiers are seen on patrol in Hebron. (AFP/File)
May 25, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
In a new report, B'Tselem said it had become 'subcontractors to the occupation' by upholding the credibility of internal investigations carried out by the IDF.
Lebanese forces deployed in a military operation in Arsal. (AFP/File)
May 25, 2016 - 15:30 GMT
Lebanese forces arrested Sameh al-Breidy during a military operation in Arsal.
United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed speaks during a press conference on May 15, 2016 at the information ministry in Kuwait City.  (AFP/Yasser al-Zayyat)
May 25, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
His comments today contrast with remarks made a day earlier in which he said a political solution would likely 'take a long time.'
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Avigdor Lieberman, the head of hardline nationalist party Israel Beiteinu, are seen during a ceremony signing a coalition agreement on May 25, 2016 at the Knesset. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
May 25, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
Netanyahu's Likud party has a razor-thin majority hold on power in the Knesset, but Israel Beiteinu, favors far-right policies supporting settlers and opposing peace talks.
A woman and her daughter protect themselves with a blanket aboard the rescue ship
May 25, 2016 - 12:56 GMT
Another overcrowded boat has sunk trying to cross the Mediterranean.
Daesh militants drive through the streets of Raqqa. (AFP/File)
May 25, 2016 - 11:15 GMT
Daesh militants are embedded in civilian buildings in Raqqa, making it difficult for Iraqi forces to target them without massive civilian casualties.
Daesh-linked Abu Sayyaf militants in the Philippines. (AFP/File)
May 25, 2016 - 09:26 GMT
Philippine troops seized a major encampment of Abu Sayyaf militants in Sulu.
Tunisian special forces on patrol in Ben Guerdane after a Daesh attack in March. (AFP/File)
May 25, 2016 - 09:05 GMT
Tunisian forces uncovered a Daesh weapons stockpile in the border town of Ben Guerdane.