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Fire fighters try to extinguish a fire at a former hotel that was under reconstruction to become a home for asylum seekers on February 21, 2016 in Bautzen east of Dresden, eastern Germany. (AFP/Rico Loeb)
September 27, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
At the time of the first explosion, the imam of the mosque was inside with his wife and sons but they were not hurt.
The Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp in Lebanon. (AFP/File)
September 27, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
Tensions continue to mount in the Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp after a grenade attack on the home of a Palestinian National Security Force member.
Iraqi soldiers and civilians check the damage after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle in northern Baghdad's Sadr City, May 17, 2016. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
September 27, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
Police officials said the attacker approached a group of construction workers and detonated his explosives-laden vest on Tuesday in the Baghdad Jadida area.
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah addresses supporters in Beirut, Lebanon, on November 3, 2014. (AFP/File)
September 27, 2016 - 10:41 GMT
The head of the Lebanese resistance movement of Hezbollah says he considers the radical ideology of Wahhabism to be even more pernicious than the Israeli regime.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump sparred over job creation, trade, extremism and policing. (AFP/File)
September 27, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
When the debate moved to international affairs, the former secretary of state vowed to support US allies, while Trump said the US should not be shouldering the burden of the world's defence needs.
Although fierce fighting is raging across the country, desperately needed humanitarian relief has been delivered for the first time in almost six months. (AFP/File)
September 27, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
The International Committee of the Red Cross says its convoys have made it through to Madaya and Zabdani near Damascus, as well as villages in Idlib province.
An Iraqi man walks near smoke billowing from oil wells, set ablaze by Daesh militants before fleeing the oil-producing region of Qayyarah, on August 30, 2016. (AFP/File)
September 27, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
The Pentagon says that Daesh could use mustard gas to defend against an offensive by the Iraqi forces to retake Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city.
The EU and Turkey agreed in March that Ankara would stem the flow of illegal migrants to Europe in exchange for financial aid and the promise of visa-free travel. (AFP/File)
September 27, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Merkel gave no specific details about possible migrant deals between the EU and African countries, which unlike Turkey are not candidates for membership of the bloc, but she has repeatedly raised the issue, including at the recent G20 summit in China.
In recent months, Israel has detained scores of Palestinians, including journalists, for social media activity, alleging that a wave of unrest that swept the occupied Palestinian territory last October was encouraged largely by
September 27, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
The Palestinian Prisoner's Society (PPS) said in a statement that 24 Palestinian journalists were currently held in Israeli prisons.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. (AFP/File)
September 26, 2016 - 15:38 GMT
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Western countries are not living up to their obligations on Syria.
Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar's death was described as 'heinous' by a government official. (AFP/File)
September 26, 2016 - 15:22 GMT
Hattar took three bullets before the alleged killer was arrested at the scene of Sunday's shooting in Amman's central Abdali district, official media said.
Houthi Movement members with guns gather to protest before they take the road to front lines, where they conflict against President of Yemen Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi's unities, in Asir province of Sanaa, Yemen on August 25, 2016. (Twitter/Anadolu Agency)
September 26, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
The Houthi gains have prompted Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies to launch a massive air campaign in an effort to reinstate Hadi's government.
Authorities say that 6500 to 7500 people are settled in the Jungle, while aid organisations put the figure at 10,000. (AFP/File)
September 26, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
Hollande does not plan on visiting the site known as the "Jungle" instead meeting with local representatives from the police, business and aid organisations.
Civilians watch as a tractor clears the rubble following Syrian government forces airstrikes in the rebel held neighborhood of Tariq a-Bab in Aleppo on September 24, 2016. (AFP/Thaer Mohammed)
September 26, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
US Ambassador to the UN said more than 150 airstrikes had hit the city in the last three days.
Egyptians stand on the shore as they wait for the recovery of bodies, during a search operation after a boat carrying migrants capsized in the Mediterranean, along the shore in the Egyptian port city of Rosetta on September 22, 2016. (Mohamed El-Shahed)
September 26, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
Egypt's Minister of Manpower said 'Egypt is full of jobs' and urged young people not to migrate.
Demonstrators shout slogans during a demonstration in the town of Fuheis, 20km northwest of Amman on September 25, 2016, denouncing the killing of prominent Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
September 26, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Meanwhile Hattar's suspected killer was charged with premeditated murder and 'terrorism.'