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An Iraqi man chants slogans as other wave their national flag during a demonstration against corruption. (AFP/File)
May 03, 2016 - 09:42 GMT
People in nine Arab countries, including Egypt and Jordan, said they experienced worsening government corruption last year, according to a new study.
Women in Saudi Arabia will now have the right to receive a copy of her marriage contract and to check the details of it, including prenuptial agreements and whether the wife will be allowed to take a job. (File photo)
May 03, 2016 - 09:30 GMT
Many Saudi women have had issues with proving their marriage was legitimate and with inheritance in the case of the husband's death.
rotesters said the government and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull should close the Pacific detention centres. (AFP/File)
May 03, 2016 - 08:53 GMT
Young Somali woman moved to Australia with critical injuries, days after Iranian man died after self-immolation on Nauru.
A file photo of a Palestinian youth throwing stones. (AFP/File)
May 03, 2016 - 08:27 GMT
Israeli police spokesperson Luba al-Samri said in a statement that unknown assailants opened fire at the house of a 50-year-old Palestinian in the Bedouin village of Tuba-Zangariyye in northern Israel, among other incidents.
Reports said that another batch comprising of some seventy refugees are to be flown to Italy in another three weeks. (AFP/File)
May 03, 2016 - 07:56 GMT
One hundred Syrian refugees, mostly women and children, were flown out from Lebanon through the Rafic Hariri International Airport as part of a project organized by Sant'Egidio Catholic community, the Federation of Evangelical Churches and the Valdese Evangelical Church.
Smoke rises on a main road in the Salaheddin neighbourhood of Aleppo following a reported air strike on April 24, 2016. (AFP/File)
May 03, 2016 - 07:26 GMT
At least three more deaths were reported in Aleppo on Monday as a result of Syrian government airstrikes.
Thousands of activists, as well as several journalists, have been detained since former army chief and now President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi overthrew his Islamist predecessor Mohamed Morsi in 2013. (AFP/Mohamed El-Shahed)
May 03, 2016 - 06:29 GMT
The two journalists, arrested during the Interior Ministry's storming of the press syndicate on Sunday, were accused of "spreading false news, inciting the public, and plotting to overthrow the regime."
Female cadets in training from Afghanistan. (Anadolu Agency)
May 03, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Since 2011, more than 2,600 Afghan policemen and women have trained in Turkey.
United Nations envoy for Libya Bernardino Leon. (AFP/File)
May 03, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
The decision was described as highly controversial politically and legally, as the United Nations only recognizes the Unity Government as the representative of the Libyan people.
Niger says arrested more than 600 people for Boko Haram links since February. (AFP/File)
May 02, 2016 - 17:00 GMT
Army spokesman Col. Sani Usman said in a statement that at least three militants were killed while nine were captured in the operations in northeastern Borno State.
More electricity lines were cut as the power supply crisis worsened in Gaza. (AFP/File)
May 02, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
The company's Public Information Officer Tariq Labad told Ma'an that Egypt promised to fix the problem as soon as possible.
Australian aid worker Katherine
May 02, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
Australian aid worker was reportedly abducted in east Afghanistan by unidentified men claiming to be intelligence officers.
The UN Security Council, seen in session at the UN General Assembly on September 30, 2015 in New York. (AFP/Timothy A. Clary)
May 02, 2016 - 14:30 GMT
Egypt won a seat at the Security Council in a vote held last October.
Jordan was ranked fifth among Arab countries in terms of press freedom. (Shutterstock)
May 02, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
A recent Freedom House report ranked Jordan 145th out of 199 in press freedom globally.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks with refugee children at a preschool, during a visit to a refugee camp on April 23, 2016 on the Turkish-Syrian border in Gaziantep. (AFP/Stringer)
May 02, 2016 - 13:30 GMT
The group has strong support from Germans who criticized Angela Merkel's open-door policy for refugees.
Migrants are evacuated by French police officers and gendarmes from a makeshift camp under the Stalingrad metro station in Paris, on May 2, 2016. (AFP/Geoffroy Van der Hasselt)
May 02, 2016 - 12:30 GMT
1,350 people had gathered at the camp to be relocated to reception centers, where they are expected to request asylum.