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The refinery town of Baiji has changed hands several times since it was first seized by Daesh in June 2014. (AFP/File)
July 05, 2015 - 14:16 GMT
Two Daesh suicide bombs preceded an attack on the the northern Iraqi town of Baiji, home to Iraq's largest oil refinery, forcing army troops and Shiite militia out of the town center.
Hezbollah-affiliated news network Al Manar started covering the events in Zabadani Saturday, although security sources and eye witnesses had revealed that the offensive was launched Thursday. (AFP/File)
July 05, 2015 - 13:26 GMT
Hezbollah fighters allied with the Syrian regime entered the Syrian town of Zabadani, eight kilometers from the border with Lebanon, in a bid to seize the town from opposition forces.
A ferry transporting cars and people crosses the Suez Canal in the Egyptian port city of Ismailia, east of Cairo. (AFP/File)
July 05, 2015 - 13:13 GMT
An Egyptian ferry sank in the Red Sea early on Sunday.
A Kurdish fighter watches smoke billowing in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakah on June 28, 2015. (AFP/File)
July 05, 2015 - 13:00 GMT
Security forces prevented a second attack, after suicide bombers detonated a vehicle near the plant.
Armed settlers overlook a Palestinian village south of Nablus during confrontations following the setting on fire of Palestinian-owned fields on Jan. 1, 2010. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
July 05, 2015 - 12:00 GMT
A group of Israeli settlers threw stones at a car near an ancient tomb in Jerusalem, injuring a woman.
Ephraim Bracha. (Photo: Emil Salman via Haaretz)
July 05, 2015 - 11:00 GMT
The 55-year-old man has served on the police force for more than 30 years.
Fighter jets from the Iraqi air force. (AFP/File)
July 05, 2015 - 10:30 GMT
The self-proclaimed governor for the town of al-Rutbah, along with a number of other militants, were killed in airstrikes in Anbar province.
Tunisian medics carry a woman on a stretcher in the resort town of Sousse, a popular tourist destination 140 kilometers (90 miles) south of the Tunisian capital, on June 26, 2015, following an attack which killed 38 tourists. (AFP/Mohamed Fliss)
July 05, 2015 - 10:00 GMT
A female student, who was thought to be romantically involved with the Sousse beach killer, has been arrested by police for suspected links the massacre.
Egyptian soldiers inspect a smuggling tunnel in the divided border town of Rafah, along the border with the Hamas-run Gaza Strip. (AFP/Getty Images/Mohamed El-Sherbeny)
July 05, 2015 - 09:00 GMT
Egypt increased efforts to destroy the smuggling tunnels as part of a security campaign in the northern Sinai region, as militant attacks and violence become alarmingly more frequent.
A Yemeni boy receives kidney dialysis treatment at a hospital in the southern city of Aden on July 3, 2015, after the hospital was able to secure the medicine needed for the dialysis patients from other hospitals in the area. (AFP/Saleh Obeidi)
July 05, 2015 - 08:30 GMT
In 102 days, 858 Yemeni civilians have been killed in the city of Aden. A significant part of the death toll is health related, as violence forced two of the largest hospitals to be closed.
A picture taken from the Rafah border of the southern Gaza Strip with Egypt shows an Egyptian armored vehicle patrolling the area on the Egyptian side of the border on July 2, 2015. (AFP/Said Khatib)
July 05, 2015 - 07:13 GMT
Six people, including a child, were killed and at least nine were injured in a string of Sinai attacks.