Lebanese security forces have made a number of arrests of people suspected of planning to carry out attacks in the country. (AFP/File)
October 20, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
Lebanon's General Security said the cell was made up of eight Syrian nationals planning to carry out attacks in cafes and restaurants throughout the country.
People walk in the main street of the ''Jungle'' migrant camp where all makeshift shops have closed as French Interior Minister said on the eve the demolition of the camp would take place
October 20, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
A group of unaccompanied children between the age of 14 and 17 were sent to England from the Calais refugee camp, causing a furor among British lawmakers who thought some of the migrants might be over the age of 18.
Turkish tanks are seen during a military operation in Jarabulus in northern Syria. (AFP/File)
October 20, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
Turkey launched an unprecedented military operation in northern Syria on August 24, sending tanks and striking extremist targets along with Kurdish groups seen by the West as an effective force in combatting Daesh.
Iraqi soldiers look on as smoke rises from the Qayyarah area, some 35 miles south of Mosul, on October 19, 2016, as Iraqi forces take part in an operation against Daesh to retake the main city. (AFP/Yasin Akgul)
October 20, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
A Kurdish security source said coalition forces aim to strike Daesh from three sides in the mission to recapture Mosul.
Yemeni fighters from the separatist Southern Movement, loyal to the government forces, arrive for a rally marking the anniversary of the south's revolt against British colonial rule on October 13, 2016, in the southern city of Aden. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)
October 20, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
Yemeni army sources said Houthi rebels were shelling residential areas to the east and west of Taiz.
The Lebanese army is seen on patrol in the border town of Arsal. (AFP/File)
October 20, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
The shipment was in support of Lebanon's continued fight against Daesh and other militant groups operating in the country and on its border with Syria.
Mass protests hit Egypt earlier this year following a controversial deal transferring two Red Sea islands from Egypt to Saudi Arabia. (AFP/File)
October 20, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
The arrests came amid growing calls on social media for mass demonstrations to protest economic conditions and price hikes.
Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar was shot dead in front of a courthouse in Amman last month after sharing a cartoon online that was deemed
October 20, 2016 - 08:59 GMT
The main suspect, Riad Abdullah, was charged with four crimes, including premeditated murder and possessing an unlicensed weapon.
Syrian rebel fighters and their families arrive on the outskirts of Idlib, bordering the Hama province, following their evacuation from Qudssaya and al-Hamah, rebel-held neighbourhoods of the Syrian capital, on October 14, 2016. (AFP/Omar Haj Kadour)
October 20, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Few civilians appear to be leaving Aleppo, too, whether because they are unable to find a safe way out or because they prefer to stay in their homes.
A Syrian Arab Red Crescent lorries are seen in the rebel-held town of Douma, east of the Syrian capital Damascus, on October 19, 2016. (AFP/Abd Doumany)
October 20, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Both Russia and Syria said they had halted airstrikes around Aleppo ahead of Thursday's eight-hour truce.
An Afghan health worker administers the polio vaccine to a child during a campaign on the outskirts of Jalalabad on October 17, 2016. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
October 20, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
In a new report, the UN noted a marked increase in child casualties this year, even as overall numbers of civilian casualties fell.
Jewish worshippers perform the annual Cohanim prayer during Sukkot holiday, or the feast of the Tabernacles, at the Western Wall in the old city of Jerusalem on October 19, 2016. (AFP/Gil Cohen-Magen)
October 20, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
The resolution heavily criticizes Israeli restriction of access to the holy site for Muslim worshippers.
The civilian deaths have drawn particular attention since a strike earlier this month that left more than 140 dead at a funeral ceremony. (AFP/File)
October 19, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
Sounds of powerful explosions were heard following two airstrikes by alliance jets against the facility, in the eastern part of rebel-controlled Sana'a.
Egyptian security forces stand by their armored personnel carriers in North Sinai. (AFP/File)
October 19, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
Egyptian air forces and artillery brigade pounded seven militant hideouts on Tuesday, and damaged 16 havens and arms caches used by the insurgents, the military said in a statement late in the day.
The visit began three months after Morocco announced its bid to rejoin to the African Union. (AFP/File)
October 19, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
This is the first tour by the Moroccan Monarch to East Africa, where Morocco's presence and projection are weak in comparison to West Africa.
Palestinian children wait as they wait to cross with their families into Egypt through the Rafah border crossing on October 16, 2016 in the southern Gaza Strip. (AFP/Said Khatib)
October 19, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
Last year the Rafah crossing was closed for 344 days, sealing off the main lifeline for Gazans to the outside world.