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An aerial view of the strategic Strait of Hormuz. (File photo)
May 05, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
The reaction comes after a US congressman called for measures against Iran's military drills in the gulf.
Turkish Prime Minister and leader of Turkey's ruling party, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) Ahmet Davutoglu greets members of parliament on May 03, 2016. (AFP/Adem Altan)
May 05, 2016 - 07:30 GMT
Davutoglu announced he will not run for re-election as Prime Minister after weeks of increasingly public tensions with Erdogan.
A nun talks to a woman at a makeshift camp for migrants and refugees near the village of Idomeni not far from the Greek-Macedonian border on May 4, 2016. (AFP/Tobias Schwarz)
May 05, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
The new plan would allocate refugees to other countries in the EU once a certain threshold is reached in a country seeing mass arrivals.
Syrian refugees waiting to cross over the Turkish border. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
May 05, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
A Turkish representative at the United Nations Population Fund said Turkey was working with international organizations to cope with the huge social-services caseload, involving people that do not speak Turkish and thus need a "different kind of care".
Masked Palestinian militants in Beit Lahia, northern Gaza Strip, June 12, 2014. (AFP/File)
May 05, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
Israeli forces have fired artillery shells at military towers belonging to the Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, in the blockaded Gaza Strip.
A Yemeni fighter loyal to the country's exiled president salutes on top of a tank at a checkpoint in Taez on Apr 11, 2016. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Basha)
May 04, 2016 - 17:00 GMT
UN-brokered talks began on April 11 in attempt to resolve one-year conflict.
The decision has since been extended for three-months at a time, with the latest being in January 2016. (Twitter)
May 04, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
The extension, the seventh since August 2013, was reported to be pending approval from the country's parliament.
A man carries a young girl who was injured in a reported barrel-bomb attack by government forces on June 3 in Kallaseh district in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria. (AFP/File)
May 04, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
At least three people were killed and an unspecified number of civilians injured in shelling by rebels on regime-held areas in Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.
Turkey PM pressures Merkel on visa-free travel in migrant deal. (AFP/File)
May 04, 2016 - 13:30 GMT
The freedom of entry and movement would apply within the passport-free Schengen area only.
Three young demonstrators hold images of Sami Janazreh. (Palsolidarity.org)
May 04, 2016 - 13:17 GMT
Janazreh, 43, from al-Fawwar refugee camp near Hebron, has been on a hunger strike for 63 days in protest of his administrative detention -- a widely-condemned Israeli policy that allows for internment without charge or trial for six-month intervals which can be renewed indefinitely.
A group of schoolgirls in Afghanistan. (AFP/File)
May 04, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
Schoolgirls were targeted in a widespread poisoning attack in northern Afghanistan.
A Lebanese soldier monitors an area in the Abra district of the southern city of Sidon on June 28, 2013. (AFP/Mahmoud Zayyat)
May 04, 2016 - 12:30 GMT
The Abra battle of 2013 pitted loyalists of a radical preacher against the Lebanese army.
A truck parked in front of a bombed building in Sirte, Libya. (AFP/File)
May 04, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
Families continue to flee Sirte, and nearby towns face major infrastructure challenges to accommodate the new arrivals.
A file photo of a rocket fired from Gaza. (AFP/File)
May 04, 2016 - 11:30 GMT
Palestinians and IDF soldiers exchanged fire at the border fence.
A picture taken on May 3, 2016 shows a Yemeni security forces member patrolling a street with a banner hung by Al-Qaeda militants in the Yemeni port of Mukalla, 300 miles east of Aden. (AFP/Stringer)
May 04, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
The Yemeni government stalled the peace talks following Houthi attacks on a military base on Sunday.
A representational image of a pigeon. (Shutterstock)
May 04, 2016 - 10:15 GMT
Jordanian border guards seized a homing pigeon and spy drone sent from Daesh.