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A Doctors Without Borders hospital in Idlib, Syria was among their medical facilities attacked in the last year. (AFP/File)
May 05, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
Seventy-five hospitals managed or supported by MSF have been bombed over the last year.
Egypt's government is facing international criticism over clampdowns on freedom of speech and human rights. (AFP/File)
May 05, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
Egypt is facing criticism domestically and abroad for its deteriorating human rights and press freedoms.
Hassan Ali al-Sanad was kidnapped on April 26 as he left his factory. (Twitter/Al Arabiya)
May 05, 2016 - 10:30 GMT
Hassan Ali al-Sanad was abducted by a masked gang as he was on his way to the airport.
Two rockets were fired from the Syrian side of the border, damaging a high school and other buildings in Kilis. (Twitter/Hurriyet Daily News)
May 05, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
Since January, 20 people have been killed and 70 wounded by rockets falling inside Turkey from the Syrian border.
A Syrian man walks past destroyed buildings on May 2, 2016, in Aleppo's Bab al-Hadid neighbourhood which was targeted recently by regime air strikes. (AFP/Karam al-Masri)
May 05, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Residents reported sporadic fighting, but none of the intense airstrikes of the past ten days.
An aerial view of the strategic Strait of Hormuz. (File photo)
May 05, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
The reaction comes after a US congressman called for measures against Iran's military drills in the gulf.
Turkish Prime Minister and leader of Turkey's ruling party, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) Ahmet Davutoglu greets members of parliament on May 03, 2016. (AFP/Adem Altan)
May 05, 2016 - 07:30 GMT
Davutoglu announced he will not run for re-election as Prime Minister after weeks of increasingly public tensions with Erdogan.
A nun talks to a woman at a makeshift camp for migrants and refugees near the village of Idomeni not far from the Greek-Macedonian border on May 4, 2016. (AFP/Tobias Schwarz)
May 05, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
The new plan would allocate refugees to other countries in the EU once a certain threshold is reached in a country seeing mass arrivals.
Syrian refugees waiting to cross over the Turkish border. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
May 05, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
A Turkish representative at the United Nations Population Fund said Turkey was working with international organizations to cope with the huge social-services caseload, involving people that do not speak Turkish and thus need a "different kind of care".
Masked Palestinian militants in Beit Lahia, northern Gaza Strip, June 12, 2014. (AFP/File)
May 05, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
Israeli forces have fired artillery shells at military towers belonging to the Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, in the blockaded Gaza Strip.
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.