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People attend the funeral of eight Shiite worshippers gunned down during an attack on an Ashura commemoration event in Saudi Arabia, November 2014.  (AFP/File)
May 25, 2015 - 14:09 GMT
Shiites in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province set up a mass funeral for the victims of the Daesh-claimed mosque attack - thousands are expected to attend.
Defendants stand trial in Egypt for allegedly supporting the Muslim Brotherhood.  (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
May 25, 2015 - 12:49 GMT
Leading Brotherhood member Mohamed al-Falahgi died in prison Monday just one day before a scheduled retrial.
The air support would help combat Daesh militants, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said. (AFP/File)
May 25, 2015 - 12:30 GMT
Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Ankara and the US had agreed to provide air support to Syrian opposition forces Monday.
Israeli forces frequently fire on Palestinian fishermen, violating international law. (AFP/File)
May 25, 2015 - 10:21 GMT
A Gaza fisherman was shot and injured by Israeli forces off the coast of Beit Lahiya Monday, a Palestinian union said.
Tunisian soldiers stand guard outside a Tunis military court.  (AFP/Salah Habibi)
May 25, 2015 - 10:08 GMT
The soldier reportedly killed a colonel and wounded eight others before he was shot dead.
According to Britian-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the Syrian air force on Monday conducted airstrikes against a number of targets in Daesh-held UNESCO World Heritage site Palmyra.  (AFP/Joseph Eid)
May 25, 2015 - 09:45 GMT
Monitor says Syrian air force conducted at least 15 airstrikes targeting Daesh positions in and around Palmyra Monday.
A Shia fighter from Asaib Ahl al-Haq stands outside the group's headquarters in Basra while other militias gather to retake Ramadi from Daesh, May 18, 2015. (AFP/File)
May 25, 2015 - 09:23 GMT
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi vowed to retake control of Ramadi from Daesh militants after the city was overrun by the terrorist group.
Civilians survey the damage from a Saudi-led coalition airstrike near Sanaa airport in Yemen. (AFP/File)
May 25, 2015 - 09:00 GMT
Senior Yemeni politicians say UN-brokered peace talks set for the end of the month in Geneva have been postponed, no new date set.
An armed gunman loyal to fugitive President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi takes position against Houthis in the Yemeni city of Taez, May 24, 2015. (AFP/File)
May 25, 2015 - 08:35 GMT
Residents were evacuated after Saudi forces clashed with Houthi militias overnight Sunday on the Haradh border crossing.
Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert was also fined $100,000. (AFP/File)
May 25, 2015 - 08:22 GMT
Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert was handed down an eight month prison sentence Monday after being convicted of fraud.
A displaced Yemeni child takes refuge in a school after her family fled fighting between tribesmen and Houthi militias, May 18, 2015. (AFP/File)
May 25, 2015 - 08:10 GMT
At least 135 children have been killed by Saudi airstrikes in Yemen since the kingdom launched action against Houthis in March, according to a UNICEF statement.