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Iraqi forces celebrate as they enter Fallujah. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
May 30, 2016 - 17:00 GMT
Government troops begin their attack from the south side of the city and had "notable progress," Lt. Gen. Abdul Wahab al-Saaidi said to Sumariyah News.
The medical center came under mortar attack last Friday, causing some material damage but no injuries were reported. (AFP/File)
May 30, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
The medical center came under mortar attack last Friday, causing some material damage but no injuries were reported.
Al-Sisi called on Egyptians, including media outlets, to not discuss the case again, arguing that the whole matter is now in the hands of parliament, which will in turn discuss the agreement and has the freedom to approve or refuse it. (Twitter)
May 30, 2016 - 14:46 GMT
Court postpones session to Tuesday for the third time, while demanding documentation from government’s lawyers.
Beheading is one of the most common forms of execution in Saudi Arabia. (AFP/File)
May 30, 2016 - 13:30 GMT
Fahd Houssawi, a Nigerian citizen, was executed for the murder of a Saudi police officer.
The hugely popular Rifi has unquestionably emerged as the new leader of Sunnis in Lebanon. (AFP/File)
May 30, 2016 - 13:19 GMT
While grass-roots organisations like Beirut Madinati and Baalbek Madinati failed to secure majority seats (although making impressive strides), the Tripoli results usher in a new leadership wave in Northern Lebanon.
Migrants from sub-Saharan Africa sit at a centre for illegal migrants in Misrata, Libya. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
May 30, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
Egyptian security sources told Ma'an that the migrants were spotted and arrested near al-Salloum commercial crossing between Libya and Egypt.
Journalists hold a banner reading in Arabic:
May 30, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
The three syndicate leaders, who were accused by prosecutors of harbouring fugitives and disseminating false news, refused to pay bail, their lawyer Sayed Abu Zeid added on Monday.
Avigdor Lieberman, who is set to become Israel's new defence minister, worked as a nightclub bouncer before embarking on a political career marked by anti-Palestinian tirades and strident populism. (AFP/File)
May 30, 2016 - 11:03 GMT
Lieberman, who was in the opposition since March 2015 elections but previously served as foreign minister under Netanyahu, has said he will follow sensible policies with an aim to bringing stability to Israel and the region.
People walk past a damaged barbershop in a government-controlled district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on May 21, 2016. (AFP/George Ourfalian)
May 30, 2016 - 10:54 GMT
The Turkish military says 58 Daesh positions around Aleppo were hit on Sunday.
Egyptian police officers were accused of beating a citizen to death after a video of the incident circulated widely on social media. (AFP/File)
May 30, 2016 - 09:30 GMT
The officers will only remain in prison for four more days.
Chief negotiator for the main Syrian opposition umbrella group the High Negotiations Committee (HNC), Jaysh al-Islam's Mohammed Alloush. (AFP/File)
May 30, 2016 - 08:30 GMT
Mohammed Alloush said the talks had failed to stop the bloodshed in Syria.
Six Saudi travelers were detained in the Istanbul airport for ten hours and denied entry to Turkey on accusations of having ties to Daesh. (Shutterstock)
May 30, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
The six men had to borrow another traveler's phone to call the embassy when Turkish authorities kept their wallets and phones for several hours.
Protesters wave national flags at a demonstration in Bahrain. (AFP/File)
May 30, 2016 - 07:30 GMT
The five men were given life sentences last November on charges of 'spying for Iran' and planning attacks in Bahrain.
Yemenis gather at the site of a twin bombing that targeted Yemeni forces in the southern city of Aden on May 23, 2016. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)
May 30, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
A military officer said clashes erupted when Houthi rebels attacked government positions.
People walk past posters of Lebanese candidates running in the country's municipal election. (AFP/File)
May 30, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
The Interior Ministry said that 5,976 candidates will be running for seats in 273 municipal councils and 1,553 candidates will be running for 740 mayoral seats.
A relative of a supporter of Egyptian ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi is supported as he faints outside the courthouse on March 24, 2014 in the central Egyptian city of Minya, after the court ordered the execution of 529 Morsi supporters after only two hearings. (AFP/File)
May 30, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
Twelve others sentenced to life in prison, six others to 15 years and two were acquitted.