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Iraq's largest oil refinery in the northern town of Baiji has been hit by Daesh militants over the past year. (AFP/File)
July 06, 2015 - 08:00 GMT
Daesh suicide bombers accompanied by militants attacked Iraq's northern town of Baiji overnight, prompting the Iraqi army and Shia fighters to pull back.
Israeli soldiers work from a Gaza Strip watchtower.(AFP/Getty Images/Gali Tibbon)
July 06, 2015 - 07:29 GMT
The watchtower is located in eastern part of the Gaza Strip, directly across from a similar structure belonging to the IDF.
Hundreds of Kurds marched in Beirut Sunday to demonstrate against Turkey's accusations against fighters in Kobani. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
July 06, 2015 - 06:00 GMT
Hundreds of Kurds marched in Beirut Sunday to demonstrate against Turkey's accusations against fighters in Kobani.
Egyptian security forces arrested the members in separate security sweeps, the Interior Ministry said Sunday. (AFP/File)
July 06, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
Egyptian security forces arrested the members in separate security sweeps, the Interior Ministry said Sunday.
An injured Yemeni man is treated at a hospital on July 5, 2015, following shelling by Houthi Shiite rebels and their allies in Aden's loyalist-held Dar Saad suburb. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)
July 05, 2015 - 18:29 GMT
UN envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, arrived in Sanaa on Sunday to discuss a UN resolution which calls on Yemen’s Shia Houthi militia to halt all aggression.
Egypt is coming under increased scrutiny for a recent spike in the number of journalists it has arrested. (AFP/File)
July 05, 2015 - 17:24 GMT
An article in Egypt's newly-proposed anti-terror law would imprison journalists for a minimum of two years for publishing news on terrorist attacks that contradicts with official statements.
US Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a statement at a press conference outside the hotel where the Iran nuclear talks meetings are being held in Vienna, Austria, July 1, 2015. (AFP/Carlos Barria)
July 05, 2015 - 16:36 GMT
John Kerry said negotiators were closer than ever to an Iran nuclear deal but that there was still a lot of work to do.
2,156 Palestinians have been detained by the Israeli military this year. (AFP/File)
July 05, 2015 - 15:45 GMT
A report issued Sunday by the PLO said least 23 Palestinians had been killed by the Israeli military since January 1, 2015
The refinery town of Baiji has changed hands several times since it was first seized by Daesh in June 2014. (AFP/File)
July 05, 2015 - 14:16 GMT
Two Daesh suicide bombs preceded an attack on the the northern Iraqi town of Baiji, home to Iraq's largest oil refinery, forcing army troops and Shiite militia out of the town center.
Hezbollah-affiliated news network Al Manar started covering the events in Zabadani Saturday, although security sources and eye witnesses had revealed that the offensive was launched Thursday. (AFP/File)
July 05, 2015 - 13:26 GMT
Hezbollah fighters allied with the Syrian regime entered the Syrian town of Zabadani, eight kilometers from the border with Lebanon, in a bid to seize the town from opposition forces.
A ferry transporting cars and people crosses the Suez Canal in the Egyptian port city of Ismailia, east of Cairo. (AFP/File)
July 05, 2015 - 13:13 GMT
An Egyptian ferry sank in the Red Sea early on Sunday.