Displaced Iraqi families from Hawijah rest some 25 kilometres from the northern city of Kirkuk after fleeing their homes due to ongoing fighting between government forces and Islamic State (IS) group jihadists on September 27, 2016. (AFP/Marwan Ibrahim)
September 30, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
The UNHCR added that the Mosul offensive has the potential to displace over a million people.
Lebanese army troops are seen on patrol. (AFP/File)
September 30, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
Meanwhile Hezbollah and the Syrian army have engaged in clashes with Daesh on the Syrian side of the border.
Jordanians gather at the site where prominent Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar was shot dead the previous day outside an Amman court, during a vigil on September 26, 2016. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
September 30, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
King Abdullah denounced the killing of Nahed Hattar as 'uncharacteristic of Jordanians and alien to our culture.'
US Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to members of the media at the Capitol September 28, 2016 in Washington, DC after the Senate voted to override President Obama's veto of a bill allowing families of 9/11 victims to sue the Saudi government. (AFP/Alex Wong)
September 30, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Riyadh denies longstanding suspicions that it backed the 15 Saudi hijackers who attacked the United States in 2001.
Egyptian officials inspect the wreckage of a car bomb that exploded in a Cairo suburb after Egypt's deputy prosecutor general drove by late on September 29, 2016, wounding a passerby. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
September 30, 2016 - 07:03 GMT
So far no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Elderly Gazans pray at al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
September 30, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
The weekly travel of 250 elderly Palestinians to pray at the Al-Aqsa mosque will be suspended this Friday for the funeral of former Israeli President Shimon Peres.
Egyptian officials inspect the wreckage of a car bomb that exploded in a Cairo suburb after Egypt's deputy prosecutor general drove by late on September 29, 2016, wounding a passerby. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
September 29, 2016 - 20:37 GMT
A car bomb in New Cairo wounded one person, and is suspected to have targeted a leading Egyptian judge.
Tunisian parliament. (AFP/File)
September 29, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
A Tunisian Parliament Minister announced a proposed legal framework to solidify the legal protection of refugees in Tunisia.
Syrians surround a man as he cries over the body of his child after she was pulled out from the rubble of a budling following government forces air strikes in the rebel held neighbourhood of Al-Shaar in Aleppo on September 27, 2016. (AFP/Karam al-Masri)
September 29, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
Ban Ki-moon described the carnage in Aleppo as worse than a 'slaughterhouse.'
Protesters hold a poster of Sheikh Isa Qassim. (AFP/File)
September 29, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
Bahrainis protested the imprisonment and trial of Sheikh Isa Qassim after his trial was abruptly adjourned for an indefinite period.
A tank rolls down a major street in Ankara during the attemped coup on July 15. (AFP/File)
September 29, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
Turkey's National Security Council announced their recommendation to extend the state of emergency that began July 20, after the failed coup.
Mourners chant slogans and wave the national flag during the funeral of Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar, who was shot dead earlier this week outside an Amman court, in the town of Fuheis, 20km northwest of the capital Amman on September 28, 2016. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
September 29, 2016 - 10:21 GMT
The Writer Nahed Hattar was laid to rest in his hometown of Fuheis, just north of Amman.
An Israeli-owned natural gas extraction field off the coast of Haifa. (AFP/File)
September 29, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
Jordan's gas agreement with Israel has prompted widespread protests and outrage.
Syrians await to receive treatment at a make-shift hospital following air strikes on rebel-held eastern areas of Aleppo on September 24, 2016. (AFP/Karam al-Masri)
September 29, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Eastern Aleppo now has six functioning hospitals, only three of which are capable of handling emergencies.
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum at the Plaza Hotel, September 21, 2016 in New York City. (AFP/Drew Angerer)
September 29, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Supporters of the bill said justice for victims' families 'shouldn't be thrown overboard' because of diplomatic concerns.
Syrian pro-government forces are seen on September 28, 2016 in the Farafira district, northwest of Aleppo's historic citadel. Syria's army took control of the rebel-held district after days of heavy air strikes that sparked allegations of war crimes. (AFP/Georges Ourfalian)
September 29, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
The woman and her child, who was born in captivity, are said to be in good health.