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A Yemeni fighter loyal to the country's exiled president salutes on top of a tank at a checkpoint in Taez on Apr 11, 2016. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Basha)
May 04, 2016 - 17:00 GMT
UN-brokered talks began on April 11 in attempt to resolve one-year conflict.
The decision has since been extended for three-months at a time, with the latest being in January 2016. (Twitter)
May 04, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
The extension, the seventh since August 2013, was reported to be pending approval from the country's parliament.
A man carries a young girl who was injured in a reported barrel-bomb attack by government forces on June 3 in Kallaseh district in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria. (AFP/File)
May 04, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
At least three people were killed and an unspecified number of civilians injured in shelling by rebels on regime-held areas in Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.
Turkey PM pressures Merkel on visa-free travel in migrant deal. (AFP/File)
May 04, 2016 - 13:30 GMT
The freedom of entry and movement would apply within the passport-free Schengen area only.
Three young demonstrators hold images of Sami Janazreh. (Palsolidarity.org)
May 04, 2016 - 13:17 GMT
Janazreh, 43, from al-Fawwar refugee camp near Hebron, has been on a hunger strike for 63 days in protest of his administrative detention -- a widely-condemned Israeli policy that allows for internment without charge or trial for six-month intervals which can be renewed indefinitely.
A group of schoolgirls in Afghanistan. (AFP/File)
May 04, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
Schoolgirls were targeted in a widespread poisoning attack in northern Afghanistan.
A Lebanese soldier monitors an area in the Abra district of the southern city of Sidon on June 28, 2013. (AFP/Mahmoud Zayyat)
May 04, 2016 - 12:30 GMT
The Abra battle of 2013 pitted loyalists of a radical preacher against the Lebanese army.
A truck parked in front of a bombed building in Sirte, Libya. (AFP/File)
May 04, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
Families continue to flee Sirte, and nearby towns face major infrastructure challenges to accommodate the new arrivals.
A file photo of a rocket fired from Gaza. (AFP/File)
May 04, 2016 - 11:30 GMT
Palestinians and IDF soldiers exchanged fire at the border fence.
A picture taken on May 3, 2016 shows a Yemeni security forces member patrolling a street with a banner hung by Al-Qaeda militants in the Yemeni port of Mukalla, 300 miles east of Aden. (AFP/Stringer)
May 04, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
The Yemeni government stalled the peace talks following Houthi attacks on a military base on Sunday.
A representational image of a pigeon. (Shutterstock)
May 04, 2016 - 10:15 GMT
Jordanian border guards seized a homing pigeon and spy drone sent from Daesh.
Abu Sayyaf militants raise their weapons. (AFP/File)
May 04, 2016 - 09:30 GMT
Abu Sayyaf threatened to behead the remaining Western hostages unless a ransom is paid immediately.
US Secretary of State John Kerry stressed that finding a political solution to the crisis in Syria was crucial to avoid more bloodshed. (AFP/File)
May 04, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
The US and Russia are also working toward a new ceasefire that would include Aleppo.
Journalists celebrate after being held hostage in Libya during the 2011 uprising. (AFP/File)
May 04, 2016 - 08:36 GMT
Libya ranks as one of the most dangerous countries for journalists, with 118 attacks on journalists last year.
Egyptian journalists protest outside of Syndicate headquarters in Cairo on World Press Freedom day. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
May 04, 2016 - 08:14 GMT
The prosecutor general issued a gag order about the police raid as the investigation continues.
Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian man after he struck three soldiers while driving a truck. (AFP/File)
May 04, 2016 - 07:29 GMT
Witnesses said it appeared the driver hit the soldiers by accident and fled the scene fearing for his life.