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A picture shows smoke billowing following reported air strikes on rebel positions in the opposition-controlled district of Qaboun on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus in the Eastern Ghouta region on April 27, 2017. (AFP/Ammar Suleiman)
April 29, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
The clashes pitted the Saudi-backed rebel faction Jaish al-Islam (Army of Islam) against Fateh al-Sham, al-Qaeda's former branch in Syria, and Faylaq al-Rahman, which is backed by Qatar and Turkey, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
A mosque in Dresden was also attacked last year. (AFP/Sebastian Kahnert)
April 29, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The attempted arson was the third such attack targeting Turkish-Muslim mosques in the last two weeks.
Members of the Algerian National Liberation Front (FLN) gather at a party conference in the capital Algiers on April 28, 2017. (AFP/Ryad Kramdi)
April 29, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
The government wants voter turnout to exceed 51 percent to avoid any doubt in the legitimacy of the Algerian Parliament.
Pope Francis (C) stands near to Coptic Pope Tawadros II (R) as he prepares to light a candle during a visit at the Saint Peter and Saint Paul church in Cairo, which was target by a suicide bomb attack that killed 29 people last December, on April 28, 2017. (AFP/Andreas Solaro)
April 29, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
The 'Pope of Peace' reiterated his message of interfaith dialogue in a visit to Egypt.
Egyptian former interior minister Habib al-Adly (c) walks outside the court room after his retrial at Cairo's police academy on February 24, 2015 (AFP)
April 29, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Egyptian authorities have announced that former leader Hosni Mubarak’s minister of interior, Habib Al Adly, is a fugitive of the law.
The picture taken on April 14, 2016 shows a partial view of the Israeli settlement of Givat Zeev near the West Bank city of Ramallah. (AFP)
April 29, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The Housing Ministry is reportedly pushing forward with a massive plan that would add some 25,000 new homes to Jerusalem, including 15,000 units over the Green Line.
Israeli security officers run past burning tires during clashes with Palestinian protesters in the Issawiya district of Arab east Jerusalem on October 24, 2014. (AFP/ Ahmad Gharabli)
April 28, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
Clashes erupted in the occupied East Jerusalem-area village of al-Issawiya on Thursday evening after Israeli forces took down a sit-in tent set up in solidarity with hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners.
The Afghan Taliban launched their “spring offensive” on Friday, heralding fresh fighting in the drawn-out conflict (AFP)
April 28, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
The Afghan Taliban launched their annual “spring offensive” Friday, heralding fresh fighting in the drawn-out conflict.
A woman wearing a burka during a demonstration against the German Bundeswehr army's deployment in Afghanistan in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on February 20, 2010. (AFP/David Gannon)
April 28, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
Germany's national parliament, the Bundestag, approved legislation Thursday evening banning Islamic full-face veils for public officials and soldiers.
Armed men in uniform identified by Syrian Democratic Forces as US special operations personnel ride in a pickup truck in the village of Fatisah in the northern Syrian province of Raqa on May 25, 2016 (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
April 28, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Around 1,000 US soldiers are currently deployed in Syria, but their commander has flexible powers that allow him to ask for additional forces, a US official at the US Central Command (CENTCOM) told Asharq Al-Awsat on Thursday.
In this photograph taken on April 11, 2017, an Afghan security force personnel fires during an ongoing an operation against Daesh militants in the Achin district of Nangarhar province. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
April 28, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
The US recently called for increasing the number of troops in Afghanistan.
Egyptians walk past a welcome banner bearing a portrait of Pope Francis a day ahead of his visit to the capital Cairo, on April 27, 2017. (AFP/Mohamed El-Shahed)
April 28, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Despite security concerns, Pope Francis is going ahead for a visit to Egypt to strengthen ties between Christians and Muslims.
A Russian warship passes through the Bosporous Strait in Istanbul. (AFP/File)
April 27, 2017 - 16:12 GMT
The vessel collided with a freighter carrying livestock..
An unmanned boat filled with explosives targeted a petroleum production terminal run by Aramco. (Shutterstock)
April 27, 2017 - 15:24 GMT
An unmanned, explosives-laden boat was stopped in Saudi waters near the southern Jizan province.
Flames rise into the night sky from a Damascus airport believed to have been hit by an Israeli airstrike, April 27 2017. (AFP/Sameer Al-Doumy)
April 27, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Israel's intelligence minister appeared to confirm that an airstrike that hit a Damascus airport had been carried out by Israel.
Gazan security forces. (AFP/file)
April 27, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
The three had been detained for allegedly 'spreading rumors'.