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Guards posted at Rafah crossing to Gaza. (AFP/File)
August 27, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Security forces fired at the militants as they were trying to attack a checkpoint North Rafah.
Chahed was named as the Tunisian premier after Essid was dismissed in a no-confidence vote last month. (AFP/File)
August 27, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Tunisia’s new unity government, led by Prime Minister-designate Youssef Chahed, has won a vote of confidence in the parliament.
US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met on August 26, 2016 in Geneva for an expected push towards resuming peace talks for war-ravaged Syria. (AFP/Martial Terzzini)
August 27, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Russian Foreign Minister said they had managed to 'reduce the level of mistrust' between the two countries.
Turkish special forces are seen on patrol in Diyarbakir. (AFP/File)
August 27, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
The Sur District of Diyarbakir has been under curfew since December.
The United Nations welcomed the court's decision, said Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, noting that the UN stood for
August 26, 2016 - 21:56 GMT
The council had heard an appeal by two groups - the French Human Rights League and the Collective Against Islamophobia in France - who sought to strike down a ban in the southern town of Villeneuve-Loubet.
Israeli soldiers surround the body of a suspected Palestinian man who was reportedly shot dead by Israeli troops at the entrance to the West Bank village of Silwad on August 26, 2016. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
August 26, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
Zakariya Hamed reportedly suffered from mental illness and was not found to have any weapons on him.
Philippine soldiers carry a body bag containing the body of a member of militant group Abu Sayyaf after their armed encounter at the village of Bongkaong, Patikul town, Sulu province on the southern island of Mindanao on August 26, 2016. (AFP/Stringer)
August 26, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
There is a new push to eradicate the Daesh-linked militant group after its members beheaded an 18-year-old hostage.
Syrian army soldiers gather in a street in the government-controlled part of the besieged town of Daraya on August 26, 2016, as thousands of rebel fighters and civilians prepared to evacuate under an accord struck a day earlier. (AFP/Youssef Karwashan)
August 26, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
The Damascus suburb only received its first aid convoys in June as its residents were suffering from malnutrition.
Members of the Palestinian security forces stand guard as they patrol the West Bank city of Nablus on August 23, 2016 during ongoing clashes between Palestinian gunmen and security forces. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
August 26, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
The shooting sparked a police crackdown in Nablus, in which three were killed in what the UN said were 'extrajudicial killings.'
Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj addresses the UN-backed unity government (GNA). (AFP/File)
August 26, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj presented a new cabinet lineup days after parliament issued a no-confidence vote in the UN-backed government.
A car bomb struck a police headquarters in the southeastern town of Cizre in Turkey. (Twitter)
August 26, 2016 - 08:29 GMT
The 'massive' bomb killed 11 officers and did significant damage to the building.
Warships are seen in the Strait of Hormuz. (AFP/File)
August 26, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
US officials said Iranian vessels 'harassed' a US warship near the Strait of Homuz.
Members of Libyan pro-government forces hold a position as they fight to clear DAesh from its main Libyan stronghold of Sirte on August 13, 2016 in Sirte. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
August 26, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Airstrikes continue to pound Sirte in the battle to oust Daesh from their Libyan stronghold.
CHP leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu was targeted by gunfire as he traveled in a convoy in northeastern Turkey. (AFP/File)
August 26, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Kemal Kilicdaroglu escaped unscathed when his convoy came under fire in northeastern Turkey.
Turkish army tanks drive to the Syrian border town of Jarabulus after launching a ground operation for the first time in Syria, on August 25, 2016. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
August 25, 2016 - 18:00 GMT
The Free Syrian Army captured the town, backed by Turkish warplanes, tanks, and special forces soldiers.
Dozens of French resorts have banned beachwear that
August 25, 2016 - 17:00 GMT
Many argue that forbidding Islamic-inspired swimwear opens a gateway for racial discrimination.