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Israel PM welcomes Sisi call for peace to be expanded to other Arab states. (AFP/File)
July 29, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
Egypt was the first of a handful of Arab countries to recognise Israel, in 1979, but the downfall of Hosni Mubarak in 2011 brought to power the government of Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood, straining relations with Israel.
Members of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) at an outpost near Manbij in the north of Syria. (AFP/File)
July 29, 2016 - 12:14 GMT
Daesh extremists have executed at least 24 civilians after seizing a village in northern Syria from a US-backed alliance, a monitor says.
Palestinian prisoners walk 06 November 2005 at the yard of Megiddo prison. (AFP/File)
July 29, 2016 - 11:17 GMT
According to Qaraqe, the Palestinian prisoners said they were dependent on the Ma'an TV channel for their main source of news on Palestine and deeply resented the IPS officials' decision.
People walk amid the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported air strike on the rebel-held area of Aleppo. (AFP/File)
July 29, 2016 - 09:33 GMT
An estimated 250,000 to 300,000 civilians are thought to remain in Aleppo's opposition-held sector where government forces have imposed a tight siege after blocking all supply routes.
Utilizing Twitter to attack with short comments, as is his wont, Trump opened by criticizing Clinton for not mentioning the term
July 29, 2016 - 09:04 GMT
Clinton spoke Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention, and attacked what she portrayed as Trump's divisiveness, saying that the Republican nominee "wants us to fear each other."
Turkish solders stay at Taksim square as people protest against the military coup in Istanbul. (AFP/File)
July 29, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
On the agenda at the Supreme Military Council meeting: the failed military coup, the latest dismissals and the promotion of officers to fill the gaps in the top ranks.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel waves upon her arrival at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. (AFP/File)
July 28, 2016 - 21:33 GMT
Merkel said that only by "sticking to its principles" could Germany overcome the major test it is facing after four violent attacks since July 18, three of which were committed by registered asylum seekers.
The dismissals were the latest in a series of purges related to the July 15 coup attempt in Turkey. (AFP/File)
July 28, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said 88 employees of the ministry were sacked on suspicion of having links to Fethullah Gulen.
The Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan broke ties with the parent organization in Egypt last year. (AFP/File)
July 28, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
A breakaway group from the Muslim Brotherhood has announced it will run in the upcoming elections and that coalitions have been formed.
Deir Ezzor, Syria. (AFP/File)
July 28, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
Daesh executed four men accused of smuggling civilians out of the militant-controlled Deir Ezzor.
A Syrian mother and her children walk through their refugee camp in Arsal, Lebanon. (AFP/File)
July 28, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
With almost a third of the country's population being refugees, Lebanon appeals for more international, long-term financial support.
Government permission was necessary for Anwar Eshki and other Saudis to make the visit to Israel on July 22, 2016. (Twitter)
July 28, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
Government permission was necessary for Anwar Eshki and other Saudis to make the visit.
A Syrian man reacts as rescuers look for victims under the rubble of a collapsed building following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighborhood of Sakhur in Aleppo on July 19, 2016. (AFP/Thaer Mohammed)
July 28, 2016 - 11:30 GMT
Over 160 civilians were killed in a coalition airstrike near Manbij in northern Syria.
German special forces search a building in Hildesheim. (AFP/Chris Gossmann)
July 28, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
German police searched a mosque and attendants' homes after reports of radical Salafist preaching.
The recent attempted coup in Turkey has sent shockwaves through the country, with 15,000 people detained and tens of thousands more left jobless (AFP Photo/Ozan Kose)
July 28, 2016 - 10:30 GMT
The majority of the 8,113 in custody facing trial are military personnel.
A Palestinian woman sits next to the remains of her home after it was demolished by Israeli bulldozers in the West Bank town of Hebron. (AFP/File)
July 28, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
168 homes were destroyed during the first half of 2016, leaving 740 Palestinians homeless.