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Philippine marines patrol a neighbourhood during a search for Islamist militants in Marawi on the southern island of Mindanao on May 29, 2017. (Ted Aljibe/AFP)
May 29, 2017 - 20:00 GMT
In the southern Philippines, heavy fighting continues between military forces and Daesh militants, who have taken positions in urban areas and are facing a government operation to drive them out.
A man dressed as Batman waves a Union flag at the start of the Great Manchester Run in Manchester, north west England on May 28, 2017. (Jon Super/AFP)
May 29, 2017 - 19:00 GMT
Security service MI5 has launched an investigation into how it missed the chance to stop Manchester bomber Salman Abedi, local media reported Monday.
Israel's High Planning Committee was scheduled to meet earlier in May to discuss the settlement plans. (AFP)
May 29, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
The approval comes two months after Israel's security cabinet unanimously voted to establish a new settlement near Nablus to compensate hard-line settlers from the Amona outpost.
The EEU’s prime ministers resolved in March to make talks with Tehran a priority, scenting an opportunity to expand beyond the bloc’s combined market of 183 million people. (AFP)
May 29, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Signs are emerging that show the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) – the Russia-led single market – is seeking deeper links with Iran after the re-election of President Hassan Rouhani.
Sheikh Sabah's visit was intended to quickly settle down the tensions between Gulf states. (AFP)
May 29, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, who was misquoted in a number of statements with regards Iranian relations and Donald Trump among other controversial issues last week, will visit Kuwait's Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber.
Russian troops (L) stand guard as Syrian opposition fighters and their families board a bus at a checkpoint manned by regime forces ahead of their evacuation on May 20, 2017. (Stringer/AFP)
May 29, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Following statements by Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Shamkhani on Iran’s readiness to double its military presence in Syria, Russian Ambassador to Tehran Levan Dzhagaryan said on Sunday that the Iranian official’s visit to Moscow comes in the context of more Iranian-Russian military coordination in Syria.”
In the French election campaign, Macron took a harder line on relations with Russia than his opponents. (AFP)
May 29, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
The fight against terrorism and the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine will top agenda when newly inaugurated French President Emmanuel Macron hosts Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The shooting left 30 people including two children dead, horrifying the nation. (AFP)
May 29, 2017 - 09:30 GMT
In a statement issued on Saturday, the Mujahideen Shura Council in Derna (MSCD) said it does not target unarmed civilians in Libya or Egypt.
UAE State Minister for Foreign Affairs Anwar Mohammed Gargash takes his seat before a meeting in the Saudi coastal city of Jeddah on September 6, 2010 (AFP/Amer Hilabi)
May 29, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash has warned that patience and tolerance “has its limits” amid a serious diplomatic crisis in the GCC.
An Israeli police car patrols along a section of Israel’s Apartheid Wall that separates the West Bank city of al-Ram (L) from east al-Quds (Jerusalem) (R) on February 24, 2016. (AFP)
May 29, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
The Palestinian Shuafat Refugee Camp and the town of Kofr Aqab will no longer be considered as falling within Jerusalem’s municipal boundaries.
Families of Palestinians imprisoned in Israeli jails demonstrate outside Dome of the Rock at Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City (AFP)
May 29, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
A day after hundreds of Palestinians held in Israeli prisons suspended a 40-day mass hunger strike, more details emerged on Sunday regarding the outcome of negotiations between hunger strikers and the Israel Prison Service.
Smoke billows as Iraqi forces attack Mosul airport during an offensive to retake the western side of the city from Daesh extremists. (AFP)
May 28, 2017 - 20:12 GMT
At least 13 Iraqi soldiers were killed in a Daesh ambush in western Mosul on Sunday, an Iraqi officer said.
At least ten bodies were also found by the Italian coastguard, officials said. (AFP)
May 28, 2017 - 19:37 GMT
Ten thousand migrants were rescued off the Libyan coast in the past four days, but at least 54 others died making the dangerous route.
A message of support from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was read out at the rally.
May 28, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
Banners bearing the slogan "Two states, One Hope" featured in the demonstration organized by supporters of a Palestinian state, including the Israeli NGO Peace Now.
The comments seem to reference the recent visit by US President Donald Trump to Riyadh, which saw the two allies ink a $110 billion weapons deal as well as investment worth billions more. (AFP)
May 28, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
"They are close with the infidels and offer the enemy the money they should be using to improve the lives of their own people".
Left-leaning activists clashed with police in Dhaka after its removal, asking the government to reinstall the statue. 
(AFP)
May 28, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Authorities on Friday removed the sculpture, a blindfolded woman in a sari holding scales and a sword in her hands, to avert an "untoward situation" after thousands of radical Islamists turned out to demand its removal,