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Refugees push each other as they wait for tents as Syrians fleeing the northern embattled city. (AFP/File)
July 31, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
The purported developments came two days after Russia, an ally of Assad, announced four exit corridors were to be opened for both fighters and civilians.
Belgian police conduct raids on 15 March, 2016. (AFP/File)
July 31, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
The suspects were detained on Friday night following seven raids in the Mons region and another in the eastern city of Liege, which lies near the border with Germany and the Netherlands. However, no weapons or explosives were found.
Protesters hold an Italian flag covered with photos of murdered Italian student Giulio Regeni. (AFP/File)
July 30, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
The Rome-based channel said Thursday that, according to anonymous Egyptian sources, nines recordings were examined and the results indicate that Regeni was followed into a Metro station by five police officers on 25 January 2016 – the day he disappeared.
An Indian policeman prepares to fire a pellet gun towards Kashmiri protestors during clashes in Srinagar on July 29, 2016. (AFP/File)
July 30, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
Two Indian soldiers and two suspected pro-independence militants have been killed in a gun battle in Indian-administered Kashmir near the territory’s disputed border with Pakistan.
An image grab taken from a video broadcast Thursday by Dubai-based Orient News satellite television shows the head of Nusra Front in Syria, Abu Mohamad al-Jolani, giving a speech from an undisclosed location, in the first-ever video showing his face to be released. Jolani said his group was breaking ties with al-Qaida and changing its Arabic name to Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (Conquest of Syria). (Courtesy photo)
July 30, 2016 - 11:42 GMT
The announcement coming from leader Mohamad al-Golani, in the first known video statement to show his face.
A group of activists, including prominent American journalist Marc Lamont Hill, from the movement released a video in January 2015, which was filmed in Nazareth in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle against Israeli
July 30, 2016 - 09:34 GMT
Bilin has long been one of the most active villages in peaceful organized opposition against Israeli policies, as residents have protested every Friday for 11 consecutive years, and are often met with tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets, and stun grenades from Israeli forces.
Gunmen march through Sidon's Ain al-Helweh camp. (AFP/Mahmoud Zayat)
July 30, 2016 - 09:21 GMT
By long-standing convention, the army does not enter the twelve Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, leaving the Palestinian factions themselves to handle security.
Picture released by the Italian Navy (Marina Militare) shows a rescue operation of refugees. (Courtesy photo/Marina Militare)
July 30, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Three Marina Militare vessels have so far intercepted six dinghies, and search and rescue operations are still ongoing, the statement said.
Yemenis woke up Thursday with a sense of foreboding over a peace deal between the government and Houthi rebels. (AFP/File)
July 30, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
The United Nations says the deal threatens peace talks and Yemen's government has reportedly reacted by declaring the peace process over.
UN says it wants control of Aleppo humanitarian corridors. (AFP/File)
July 30, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
The Syrian government said Thursday it had opened three humanitarian corridors in Aleppo to help civilians leave the rebel-held neighbourhoods in the city's east.
Turkish parliament votes to close 'Gulen schools'. (AFP/File)
July 29, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
Responding to Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Çavusoglu, the Kyrgyz government said it had carefully studied the Turkish request, and that Kyrgyzstan is an independent country which can take its own sovereign decisions.
Israel PM welcomes Sisi call for peace to be expanded to other Arab states. (AFP/File)
July 29, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
Egypt was the first of a handful of Arab countries to recognise Israel, in 1979, but the downfall of Hosni Mubarak in 2011 brought to power the government of Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood, straining relations with Israel.
Members of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) at an outpost near Manbij in the north of Syria. (AFP/File)
July 29, 2016 - 12:14 GMT
Daesh extremists have executed at least 24 civilians after seizing a village in northern Syria from a US-backed alliance, a monitor says.
Palestinian prisoners walk 06 November 2005 at the yard of Megiddo prison. (AFP/File)
July 29, 2016 - 11:17 GMT
According to Qaraqe, the Palestinian prisoners said they were dependent on the Ma'an TV channel for their main source of news on Palestine and deeply resented the IPS officials' decision.
People walk amid the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported air strike on the rebel-held area of Aleppo. (AFP/File)
July 29, 2016 - 09:33 GMT
An estimated 250,000 to 300,000 civilians are thought to remain in Aleppo's opposition-held sector where government forces have imposed a tight siege after blocking all supply routes.
Utilizing Twitter to attack with short comments, as is his wont, Trump opened by criticizing Clinton for not mentioning the term
July 29, 2016 - 09:04 GMT
Clinton spoke Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention, and attacked what she portrayed as Trump's divisiveness, saying that the Republican nominee "wants us to fear each other."