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Forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed unity government patrol the city of Sirte during an operation to recapture the city from Daesh militants, June 12, 2016. (AFP/File)
July 02, 2016 - 10:24 GMT
Forces loyal to the Libyan unity government have wrested control of a district south of the city of Sirte following heavy clashes with Daesh militants, officials say.
Palestinians from Gaza sit amidst the aftermath and rubble of Israeli airstrikes. (AFP/Roberto Schmidt)
July 02, 2016 - 08:56 GMT
Local sources said Israeli warplanes launched rockets at two sites reportedly used by al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, in the southern part of Gaza City, and targeted missiles at five other locations allegedly used by al-Qassam Brigades and al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of Islamic Jihad.
Bangladeshi security personnel stand guard after gunmen stormed a restaurant in Dhaka's high-security diplomatic district early on July 2, 2016. (AFP/File)
July 02, 2016 - 07:43 GMT
Exact casualty figures and other details would be revealed in an official briefing in the afternoon, officials said.
Bahraini police on patrol. (AFP/File)
July 02, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Bahrain claims the Shia dissidents are a threat to national security and that the crackdown is keeping the country safe.
A picture taken on July 1, 2016 shows the Panama flagged ship Lady Leyla headed to Gaza. (AFP/Huseyin Kar)
July 02, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
After restoring ties with Israel, Turkey is sending an aid ship to besieged Gaza.
Israeli forces check cars outside of the Otniel settlement after a similar attack. (AFP/File)
July 01, 2016 - 13:55 GMT
A shooting at an Israeli vehicle caused the car to flip, killing one passenger and wounding at least three others.
Egyptian army soldiers in formation. (AFP/File)
July 01, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
Unknown assailants attacked Egyptian military guards at the Egypt-Libya border.
Men carry a wounded friend after airstrikes in eastern Ghouta, Damascus. (AFP/File)
July 01, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
Syrian regime jets dropped bombs on eastern Ghouta, Damascus, late Thursday night, killing 18 civilians.
Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, UN special envoy to Yemen, at the beginning of the peace talks in Kuwait. (AFP/File)
July 01, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Both Houthi rebels and Loyalist forces have released a combined total of over 700 prisoners since peace talks began in April.
Hungarian soldiers erected a similar fence along the Croatian border in 2015. (AFP/File)
July 01, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
As 700 refugees approach from Serbia, Croatia begins building a fence at the border.
A Daesh militant carries his flag. (AFP/File)
July 01, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Desh recaptured the Hamdan airport on the Syria-Iraq border from the New Syrian Army and US forces.
Bahraini police officers escort a child away from the scene of demonstrations in 2015. (AFP/File)
July 01, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
A bombing by unknown assailants killed a woman and wounded her children when shrapnel pierced her car.
Anti-Morsi demonstrators gathered at Cairo's Tahrir Square on June 30, 2013. (AFP/File)
July 01, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
Egyptian authorities shut down the Tahrir Square metro station on the third anniversary of the demonstrations that ousted President Mohamed Morsi.
Gaza residents wait at the Rafah border crossing to enter into Egypt on June 30, 2016. (AFP/Said Khatib)
June 30, 2016 - 16:30 GMT
While expected to remain open through Monday, Egyptian authorities confirmed that the Rafah border crossing will be closed on Friday.
Egyptian Coptic Christians at a Christmas mass in Cairo. (AFP/File)
June 30, 2016 - 15:31 GMT
The priest of St. George Church in Al-Arish was shot and killed while fixing his car Thursday morning.
A Houthi rebel fighter in Ibb, Yemen. (AFP/File)
June 30, 2016 - 14:45 GMT
A grenade explosion in a crowded civilian marketplace killed two and wounded 18 in the Ibb governate of Yemen.