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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.
A Lebanese soldier monitors an area in the Abra district of the southern city of Sidon on June 28, 2013. (AFP/Mahmoud Zayyat)
May 04, 2016 - 12:30 GMT
The Abra battle of 2013 pitted loyalists of a radical preacher against the Lebanese army.
A truck parked in front of a bombed building in Sirte, Libya. (AFP/File)
May 04, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
Families continue to flee Sirte, and nearby towns face major infrastructure challenges to accommodate the new arrivals.
A file photo of a rocket fired from Gaza. (AFP/File)
May 04, 2016 - 11:30 GMT
Palestinians and IDF soldiers exchanged fire at the border fence.
A picture taken on May 3, 2016 shows a Yemeni security forces member patrolling a street with a banner hung by Al-Qaeda militants in the Yemeni port of Mukalla, 300 miles east of Aden. (AFP/Stringer)
May 04, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
The Yemeni government stalled the peace talks following Houthi attacks on a military base on Sunday.
A representational image of a pigeon. (Shutterstock)
May 04, 2016 - 10:15 GMT
Jordanian border guards seized a homing pigeon and spy drone sent from Daesh.
Abu Sayyaf militants raise their weapons. (AFP/File)
May 04, 2016 - 09:30 GMT
Abu Sayyaf threatened to behead the remaining Western hostages unless a ransom is paid immediately.
US Secretary of State John Kerry stressed that finding a political solution to the crisis in Syria was crucial to avoid more bloodshed. (AFP/File)
May 04, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
The US and Russia are also working toward a new ceasefire that would include Aleppo.
Journalists celebrate after being held hostage in Libya during the 2011 uprising. (AFP/File)
May 04, 2016 - 08:36 GMT
Libya ranks as one of the most dangerous countries for journalists, with 118 attacks on journalists last year.