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Daesh took full control of Ramadi last week. (AFP/File)
May 23, 2015 - 12:20 GMT
Iraqi armed forces have retaken a police station in a western town in the country’s Anbar Province from ISIL militants after they started a military operation to liberate the provincial capital, Ramadi.
Daesh hostage John Cantlie is regularly used in the group's propaganda videos and articles. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Al Bawaba/File)
May 23, 2015 - 11:12 GMT
Daesh's propaganda magazine Dabiq featured an article suggesting the group is expanding so rapidly it could buy its first nuclear weapon within a year.
Residents bike in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra, most of which is now controlled by Daesh. (Al Bawaba/File)
May 23, 2015 - 08:11 GMT
The UN Security Council has expressed grave concern for thousands of people trapped inside Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra after it was captured by Daesh militants.
A Sudanese protester carries an poster of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. (AFP/Ashraf Shazly)
May 23, 2015 - 07:43 GMT
Hundreds of Sudanese have rallied outside the office of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in the capital, Khartoum, to denounce a death sentence handed down to Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi.
US President Obama on Friday signed into law a bill that gives US Congress 30 days to review any final nuclear deal between Iran and international negotiators. It also requires the president verify Iran's compliance with any deal.  (AFP/Brendan Smialowski)
May 23, 2015 - 06:00 GMT
The bill gives US Congress 30 days to review any final nuclear deal between Iran and international negotiators.
A Palestinian student arrives in Caracas for a study abroad program, November 2014.  (AFP/File)
May 23, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
The announcement comes after a visit by Palestinian foreign affairs minister Riyad al-Maliki to Venezuela this past week.
Sunni volunteers in the mainly Shiite Popular Mobilization forces take part in training exercises on May 8, 2015.  (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
May 22, 2015 - 20:02 GMT
A spokesman for Popular Mobilization, a Shiite militia, announced Iraqi forces plan to launch Ramadi offensive in upcoming days to retake the city from Daesh.
A market in Gaziantep, Turkey displays embroidered images of US-based Turkish preacher Fethullah Gulen (left) and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (right).  (AFP/Ozan Kose)
May 22, 2015 - 18:59 GMT
Turkish authorities on Friday arrested 43 suspected supporters of US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen ahead of June 7 legislative elections.
Locals examine the damage to Imam Ali mosque in Qatif, Saudi Arabia following a Friday suicide bomb attack that left at least 15 dead.  (AFP/File)
May 22, 2015 - 17:32 GMT
In an online statement, Daesh militants claimed Friday's deadly suicide bombing attack on a Shiite mosque in Qatif. At least 15 were killed, sources say.
Women pray in a church in Syria. A Syriac Catholic priest was kidnapped along with a companion near Qaryatayn, in Homs governorate, says an NGO. (AFP/Louai Beshara)
May 22, 2015 - 17:09 GMT
A Syriac Catholic priest was kidnapped along with a companion near Qaryatayn, in Homs governorate, says an NGO.
People place candles outside Tunis' National Bardo Museum after an attacked that claimed 22 lives.  (AFP/Fadel Senna)
May 22, 2015 - 16:01 GMT
Moroccan migrant Abdelmajid Touil, arrested for alleged involvement in Bardo museum attack, maintained his innocence Friday during his first hearing in Milan.