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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad held a wide-ranging interview with France 2 television network on Monday. (Image: file photo)
April 21, 2015 - 10:58 GMT
In a television interview with France 2 television on Monday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad flatly denied reports that his forces have used chlorine gas and barrel bombs in combat.
Rescue workers help a migrant woman after a boat carrying migrants sank off the island of Rhodes, southeastern Greece. (Image: AFP/Eurokinissi/Argiris Mantikos)
April 21, 2015 - 10:37 GMT
The captain and a crewman of a migrant boat that capsized in the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday has been arrested by Italian authorities. More than 700 are presumed dead.
Morsi was ousted by the military in July of 2013 following protests against his presidency. (Image: file photo)
April 21, 2015 - 09:53 GMT
In a much anticipated verdict, an Egyptian court sentenced ousted President Mohamed Morsi to 20 years in prison on violence-related charges.
The site of the suicide attack outside a bank in Jalalabad. (Image: AFP/Noorulah Shirzada)
April 21, 2015 - 09:40 GMT
Six men have been arrested in connection to a suicide bombing in the Afghan city of Jalalabad. Militants linked to Daesh have claimed responsibility for the attack that left 35 people dead and 125 others wounded last Saturday.
Militiamen loyal to Yemen's President Hadi prepare to launch attacks towards Houthi rebels near the airport in the southern Yemeni city of Aden. (Image: AFP/ Saleh Al Obeida)
April 21, 2015 - 09:15 GMT
Houthis carry out suicide operations on the Saudi border as the Saudi-led coalition targets pro-rebel tribes.
A surface to air missile paraded on Army Day in Tehran. (Image: AFP/Behrouz Mehri)
April 21, 2015 - 08:40 GMT
Iran has rejected a call by US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz for unlimited access of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors to the Islamic Republic’s military sites.
Armed Yemeni tribal gunmen of the Popular Resistance Committees loyal to President Hadi, gather in Taez. (Image: AFP/File)
April 21, 2015 - 08:20 GMT
The leader of the 37th brigade has his support for the government of President Hadi, as aid operations are obstructed in Yemen.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) and his Australian counterpart Julie Bishop hold a press conference following a meeting in Tehran on April 18, 2015. (Image: Atta Kenare/AFP)
April 21, 2015 - 08:09 GMT
Iran and Australia have agreed to share intelligence on tracking foreign fighters working with Daesh, as part of Australia's first official visit to Iran in over a decade.
Fighting in Yarmouk has intensified since April 1 when Daesh seized part of the neighborhood, clashing with other armed groups as Syrian government forces besieged the area. (Image: AFP/File)
April 21, 2015 - 07:55 GMT
As fighting continues in Yarmouk, the UN Security Council the council "called for unhindered humanitarian access to the Yarmouk camp and for the protection of civilians inside the camp."
The building shows the damage caused by a bomb at the Moroccan embassy on April 13. (Image: AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
April 21, 2015 - 07:21 GMT
No casualties have been reported from an explosion outside the Spanish embassy, following a string of attacks against foreign nationals.
Lebanese Army chief Jean General Jean Kahwaji, Lebanese Defence Minister Samir Moqbel, Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Awad Asiri and French Defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian at the hand-over ceremony of a shipment of French weapons to the Lebanese Army in Beirut. (Image: AFP/Joseph Eid)
April 21, 2015 - 07:07 GMT
Lebanon rolls out the red carpet to receive the first shipment of French weapons, as part of a $3 billion deal financed by Saudi Arabia.