German Chancellor Angela Merkel waves upon her arrival at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. (AFP/File)
July 28, 2016 - 21:33 GMT
Merkel said that only by "sticking to its principles" could Germany overcome the major test it is facing after four violent attacks since July 18, three of which were committed by registered asylum seekers.
The dismissals were the latest in a series of purges related to the July 15 coup attempt in Turkey. (AFP/File)
July 28, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said 88 employees of the ministry were sacked on suspicion of having links to Fethullah Gulen.
The Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan broke ties with the parent organization in Egypt last year. (AFP/File)
July 28, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
A breakaway group from the Muslim Brotherhood has announced it will run in the upcoming elections and that coalitions have been formed.
Deir Ezzor, Syria. (AFP/File)
July 28, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
Daesh executed four men accused of smuggling civilians out of the militant-controlled Deir Ezzor.
A Syrian mother and her children walk through their refugee camp in Arsal, Lebanon. (AFP/File)
July 28, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
With almost a third of the country's population being refugees, Lebanon appeals for more international, long-term financial support.
Government permission was necessary for Anwar Eshki and other Saudis to make the visit to Israel on July 22, 2016. (Twitter)
July 28, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
Government permission was necessary for Anwar Eshki and other Saudis to make the visit.
A Syrian man reacts as rescuers look for victims under the rubble of a collapsed building following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighborhood of Sakhur in Aleppo on July 19, 2016. (AFP/Thaer Mohammed)
July 28, 2016 - 11:30 GMT
Over 160 civilians were killed in a coalition airstrike near Manbij in northern Syria.
German special forces search a building in Hildesheim. (AFP/Chris Gossmann)
July 28, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
German police searched a mosque and attendants' homes after reports of radical Salafist preaching.
The recent attempted coup in Turkey has sent shockwaves through the country, with 15,000 people detained and tens of thousands more left jobless (AFP Photo/Ozan Kose)
July 28, 2016 - 10:30 GMT
The majority of the 8,113 in custody facing trial are military personnel.
A Palestinian woman sits next to the remains of her home after it was demolished by Israeli bulldozers in the West Bank town of Hebron. (AFP/File)
July 28, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
168 homes were destroyed during the first half of 2016, leaving 740 Palestinians homeless.
Angela Merkel has repeatedly insisted that German borders remain open to refugees. (AFP/File)
July 28, 2016 - 09:30 GMT
Merkel was forced to cut short her summer vacation, and is also holding her annual press event earlier than scheduled.
French President Francois Hollande said France should “use all its means” within the law to fight Daesh. (AFP/File)
July 28, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
“In the face of this threat that has never been greater in France and Europe,” Hollande said on Tuesday.
A Turkish national flag is seen on Eyup sultan mosque on July 26, 2016 in Eyup district in Istanbul, following the failed military coup attempt of July 15. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
July 28, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Meanwhile, the Turkish Prime Minister has warned that the government crackdown is not over yet, and there could be more arrests.
The missiles did not wound anyone in Saudi Arabia. (AFP/File)
July 28, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Houthi rockets damaged a Quran school and nearby buildings in Jazan, Saudi Arabia.
Bedouin women from al-Turi family sit next to their destroyed homes in their village. (AFP/File)
July 28, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
The demolition followed several weeks of Israeli bulldozers entering the community to level lands, which escalated to Israeli police conducting raids on the community and detaining several Bedouins after locals attempted to stop the bulldozers.
Daesh claimed responsibility for suicide bomb outside German music festival in Bavaria. (AFP/File)
July 28, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
The Daesh extremist group has claimed responsibility for the attack, which saw a 27-year-old mentally disturbed Syrian asylum seeker injure 15 people in the Bavarian town of Ansbach by detonating a rucksack filled with explosives and shrapnel.