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Iraqi pro-government fighters from the mainly-Shiite Popular Mobilization units inspect an office in a government building which was used as a base by the Daesh group in the town of Saqlawiya on the outskirts of Fallujah, 50kms west of Baghdad, on July 26, 2015. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
July 29, 2015 - 18:12 GMT
Back-to-back suicide bombings in the Daesh-held Iraqi city of Ramadi on Wednesday have killed at least 12 security troops.
Lebanese soldiers stop vehicles to perform routine checks at a military checkpoint. (AFP/File)
July 29, 2015 - 16:16 GMT
Ten Syrian army defectors were arrested Wednesday in the northern Bekaa town of al-Labweh, Lebanese state-run National News Agency reported.
Yemenis walk past stalls at a market in the capital Sanaa's old city on July 27, 2015. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
July 29, 2015 - 15:42 GMT
At least three people have been reportedly killed in a car bomb attack in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa.
Jordanian security forces made the arrests in May 2014. (AFP/File)
July 29, 2015 - 14:33 GMT
Jordanian authorities on Wednesday handed down jail sentences to seven Jordanians and one Syrian for planning attacks on US soldiers in the country and on the Israeli embassy.
A Syrian man cries as he sits on the rubble of a house after a reported attack by Syrian government forces in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on July 27, 2015. (AFP/Zein al-Rifai)
July 29, 2015 - 13:30 GMT
At least 32 civilians were killed on Tuesday when Syrian regime forces attacked opposition-held towns and villages across the war-torn country.
Mullah Omar was a de facto leader in Afghanistan prior to the US-led invasion in 2001. (YouTube)
July 29, 2015 - 12:00 GMT
Taliban leader Mullah Omar was reportedly killed in Afghanistan, the country's government officials confirmed to the BBC.
Six Turkish airstrikes hit PKK positions in northern Iraq overnight. (AFP/File)
July 29, 2015 - 11:30 GMT
Turkish warplanes hit PKK targets in northern Iraq overnight, a statement from the country's prime minister said.
Six people were executed by Daesh for attempting to flee the Iraqi province of Kirkuk. (AFP/File)
July 29, 2015 - 11:24 GMT
Daesh militants executed six people who attempted to flee the group in the northern Iraqi province of Kirkuk.
Israeli authorities neither confirmed nor denied carrying out the attack. (AFP/File)
July 29, 2015 - 11:11 GMT
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an Israeli airstrike on the Syrian side of the ceasefire line in the Golan Heights killed five pro-regime forces on Wednesda
The landmark visit by Laurent Fabius was the first by a French foreign minister in 12 years. (AFP/File)
July 29, 2015 - 11:00 GMT
Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius visited Iran for talks Wednesday to discuss trade deals with President Hassan Rouhani and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Some 1,650 suspects are believed to have links to Daesh. (AFP/File)
July 29, 2015 - 10:00 GMT
Saudi security forces arrested a further 44 terror suspects in the kingdom, bringing the total number to 4,350 from 42 nationalities.