Rafah border crossing serves as the entry point to the Gaza Strip from Egypt. (AFP/File)
May 27, 2015 - 08:00 GMT
Egyptian officials have yet to comment on the incident.
Both Hamas and Islamic Jihad denied launching rockets into southern Israel prior to Israeli attacks. (AFP/File)
May 27, 2015 - 07:28 GMT
Israeli fighter jets launched a series of airstrikes on the Gaza Strip Wednesday after accusing Hamas and Islamic Jihad of firing rockets into southern Israel.
Abdullah al-Thani's convoy was attacked by unidentified gunmen in eastern Libya. (AFP/File)
May 27, 2015 - 07:13 GMT
Head of Libyan government Abdullah al-Thani survived an attempted assassination plot in the east of the country after gunmen attacked the prime minister's convoy.
Iraqi security forces and paramilitaries deploy, on May 26, 2015, in al-Nibaie area, north-west of Baghdad, during an operation aimed at cutting off Daesh in Anbar province before a major offensive to retake the city of Ramadi. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
May 27, 2015 - 07:09 GMT
Other Daesh targets were hit and vehicles destroyed during the clean up mission.
The UN called on Israel to implement steps towards having a two-state solution with Palestine. (AFP/File)
May 27, 2015 - 07:00 GMT
The UN warned about the deteriorating political and security situation in the Palestinian Territories, highlighting dire living conditions and poverty in a new report.
Afghan security forces stand at the site of a suicide bombing in Kandahar, May 26, 2015. (AFP/File)
May 27, 2015 - 06:30 GMT
At least 26 people, including six members from the same family were killed in two separate attacks across Afghanistan.
Syrian rebels make victory signs as they patrol a street in the town of Tal Abyad near the border with Turkey, last year. (AFP/File)
May 27, 2015 - 06:00 GMT
Turkey and US military personnel kicked off the train and equip program with a small number of rebels.
Houthis bury the bodies of people reportedly killed in air strikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition in Sanaa. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
May 27, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
The death toll includes three women and two children.
Palestinian worshippers take part in Friday prayers outside the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in the Old City of Jerusalem on May 22, 2015. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
May 26, 2015 - 19:58 GMT
Most of those arrested by the IDF were teenagers.
A file picture taken on March 14, 2014 shows the citadel (background) of the ancient oasis city of Palmyra, 215 kilometres northeast of Damascus, over looking the city. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
May 26, 2015 - 19:00 GMT
The Syrian government's antiquities chief made an announcement that, as of yet, Palmyra's magnificent ancient ruins remain unscathed despite Daesh's offensive.
Female candidate from Turkey's main opposition party Elif Dogan Turkmen (C) is carried by emergency services personnel after being wounded in a gun attack in Cukurova on May 26, 2015. (AFP/File)
May 26, 2015 - 17:00 GMT
Elif Dogan Turkmen was shot in the Adana district of Cukurova en route to a gathering for her campaign.