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A photo of one of the journalists detained in Turkey, Jake Hanrahan. (Twitter)
September 03, 2015 - 16:33 GMT
Their Iraqi translator remains under arrest, judicial sources said.
Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban gives a press conference prior to his meeting with European Commission President and European Parliament President on the response to the asylum crisis at the European Union council building in Brussels, on September 3 2015. (AFP/Thierry Charlier)
September 03, 2015 - 15:25 GMT
Hungary's nationalist prime minister Viktor Orban fired back at criticism of his country's policy concerning refugees, saying the crisis was a 'German problem.'
US Secretary of State John Kerry made the comments while speaking with CNN's Christian Amanpour on Wednesday. (AFP/File)
September 03, 2015 - 14:57 GMT
Washington's top diplomat acknowledged for the first time a need for acting forces on the ground in Syria to combat Daesh, but reiterated Obama's stance that American troops would not be deployed in the war-torn country.
As many as 2,000 people have drowned in the Mediterranean this year trying to escape conflict zones in the Middle East and Africa. (AFP/File)
September 03, 2015 - 13:37 GMT
Turkish authorities have detained four Syrian nationals in connection with the smuggling of a Syrian family that ended in the drowning 12 people, including a toddler whose body washed up on the shores of Turkey Wednesday morning.
Daesh supporters raise their flag over an overrun Egyptian security checkpoint in Sinai. (YouTube)
September 03, 2015 - 12:55 GMT
In a 37-minute video, Sinai's Daesh-affiliate, Wilayat Sinai, showed the group using advanced anti-aircraft missiles, raising concerns for Egypt's heavy-reliance on air power to combat the militant group.
Egypt's top prosecutor made a similar move last month by releasing 125 detainees - some on medical grounds, others, students (AFP/File)
September 03, 2015 - 12:00 GMT
Egypt's top Prosecutor-General Ali Omran ordered the release of 77 pro-Morsi prisoners on medical grounds.
A Turkish policeman carries the body of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi after the toddler's body washed ashore, September 2, 2015. (AFP/File)
September 03, 2015 - 11:44 GMT
Three-year-old toddler Aylan Kurdi was denied asylum in Canada before the young boy and his family drowned off the Turkish coast.
Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin speaks during a UN Security Council meeting, July 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
September 03, 2015 - 11:00 GMT
Russia delayed the launch of an investigation into the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government, according to a Reuters report.
An average of 37 Palestinians are injured every week by the IDF, according to the UN. (AFP/File)
September 03, 2015 - 10:30 GMT
A 15-year-old Palestinian teen was shot and arrested by Israeli forces overnight Wednesday near Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem.
Turkey has witnessed an upsurge of attacks against security forces by PKK militants in recent weeks. (AFP/File)
September 03, 2015 - 09:54 GMT
A bomb attack in Turkey's Mardin province killed at least four police officers Thursday by suspected Kurdish fighters.
Thousands of refugees have crossed perilous waters into Europe in recent weeks, prompting politicians to take more action. (AFP/File)
September 03, 2015 - 09:30 GMT
British Prime Minister David Cameron faced mounting pressure to accept more Syrian refugees, a day after harrowing images emerged of a dead Syrian child washed up on the shores of a Turkish beach.