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The United Nations welcomed the court's decision, said Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, noting that the UN stood for
August 26, 2016 - 21:56 GMT
The council had heard an appeal by two groups - the French Human Rights League and the Collective Against Islamophobia in France - who sought to strike down a ban in the southern town of Villeneuve-Loubet.
Israeli soldiers surround the body of a suspected Palestinian man who was reportedly shot dead by Israeli troops at the entrance to the West Bank village of Silwad on August 26, 2016. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
August 26, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
Zakariya Hamed reportedly suffered from mental illness and was not found to have any weapons on him.
Philippine soldiers carry a body bag containing the body of a member of militant group Abu Sayyaf after their armed encounter at the village of Bongkaong, Patikul town, Sulu province on the southern island of Mindanao on August 26, 2016. (AFP/Stringer)
August 26, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
There is a new push to eradicate the Daesh-linked militant group after its members beheaded an 18-year-old hostage.
Syrian army soldiers gather in a street in the government-controlled part of the besieged town of Daraya on August 26, 2016, as thousands of rebel fighters and civilians prepared to evacuate under an accord struck a day earlier. (AFP/Youssef Karwashan)
August 26, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
The Damascus suburb only received its first aid convoys in June as its residents were suffering from malnutrition.
Members of the Palestinian security forces stand guard as they patrol the West Bank city of Nablus on August 23, 2016 during ongoing clashes between Palestinian gunmen and security forces. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
August 26, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
The shooting sparked a police crackdown in Nablus, in which three were killed in what the UN said were 'extrajudicial killings.'
Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj addresses the UN-backed unity government (GNA). (AFP/File)
August 26, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj presented a new cabinet lineup days after parliament issued a no-confidence vote in the UN-backed government.
A car bomb struck a police headquarters in the southeastern town of Cizre in Turkey. (Twitter)
August 26, 2016 - 08:29 GMT
The 'massive' bomb killed 11 officers and did significant damage to the building.
Warships are seen in the Strait of Hormuz. (AFP/File)
August 26, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
US officials said Iranian vessels 'harassed' a US warship near the Strait of Homuz.
Members of Libyan pro-government forces hold a position as they fight to clear DAesh from its main Libyan stronghold of Sirte on August 13, 2016 in Sirte. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
August 26, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Airstrikes continue to pound Sirte in the battle to oust Daesh from their Libyan stronghold.
CHP leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu was targeted by gunfire as he traveled in a convoy in northeastern Turkey. (AFP/File)
August 26, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Kemal Kilicdaroglu escaped unscathed when his convoy came under fire in northeastern Turkey.
Turkish army tanks drive to the Syrian border town of Jarabulus after launching a ground operation for the first time in Syria, on August 25, 2016. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
August 25, 2016 - 18:00 GMT
The Free Syrian Army captured the town, backed by Turkish warplanes, tanks, and special forces soldiers.
Dozens of French resorts have banned beachwear that
August 25, 2016 - 17:00 GMT
Many argue that forbidding Islamic-inspired swimwear opens a gateway for racial discrimination.
Egyptian Coptic church. (AFP/File)
August 25, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
The Egyptian Coptic church is fighting for better legislation to build and restore churches.
Saudi Arabia has targeted Yemen with airstrikes on an almost daily basis. (AFP/File)
August 25, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
UNHCR called for the creation of an independent international body to investigate cases of human rights violations in conflict-ridden Yemen.
Lebanon's trash crisis, which abated earlier this year, seems ready to flare up again with different groups blocking the entrance to landfills. (AFP/File)
August 25, 2016 - 14:30 GMT
The crisis never really went away to begin with.
After retaking Fallujah in June, Iraqi security forces are focused on Mosul, the Islamic State group's de facto capital in the country. (AFP/File)
August 25, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
More than 30 Daesh militants were reportedly killed in clashes with Iraqi troops since morning.