Volunteers from the Sant'Egidio charity community observe funeral rites next to some of the 13 coffins of migrants who died attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea, at Messina harbour on July 29, 2015. (AFP/Giovanni Isolino)
August 04, 2015 - 12:48 GMT
Over 2,000 people have died and 188,000 have had to be rescued while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea, making it the most dangerous migrant route in the world.
A file picture taken on August 13, 2014, shows displaced Iraqi families from the Yazidi community crossing the Iraqi-Syrian border at the Fishkhabur crossing, in northern Iraq. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
August 04, 2015 - 12:00 GMT
Hundreds of Yazidis flee Daesh's onslaught in Iraq on a daily basis, as more than 3,000 members of their community are still being held captive by the militants.
Israeli police regularly escort right-wing settlers through the Al Aqsa compound, violating the peace accord. (AFP/File)
August 04, 2015 - 11:36 GMT
Clashes broke out in the Al Aqsa compound Tuesday after a Jewish extremist raised the Israeli flag in the holy site.
Fighters from al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate al-Nusra Front drive in the Syrian city of Aleppo flying flags. (AFP/File)
August 04, 2015 - 11:34 GMT
Five US-trained Syrian rebels were kidnapped from the same division that was attacked last week.
An investigation is underway to find the perpetrators. (AFP/File)
August 04, 2015 - 11:30 GMT
Gunmen shot and killed a policeman outside a police station in the Sharqiya governorate of Egypt.
The Kashmiri parents of Shafqat Hussain hold up a photo of their son who was believed to be 14 years old when arrested, March 11, 2015. (AFP/File)
August 04, 2015 - 11:05 GMT
A Pakistani teen was hanged by authorities despite claims from human rights groups he had been underage and tortured into confessing to a murder.
A worker carries out a routine check at a natural gas control center of Turkey's Petroleum and Pipeline Corporation, west of Ankara, on January 7, 2009. (AFP/Adem Altan)
August 04, 2015 - 11:00 GMT
An investigation is underway after a blast hit the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars-Erzurum gas pipeline in eastern Turkey.
The death of Mullah Omar was announced earlier this week. (AFP/File)
August 04, 2015 - 10:30 GMT
The Taliban in Pakistan pledged allegiance to the group's new leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a video released Monday.
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announced the extension of UK airstrikes in Iraq during a visit to the country. (AFP/File)
August 04, 2015 - 10:08 GMT
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said UK airstrikes in Iraq would continue till March 2017 during a trip to the country.
The mother of late Turkish soldier Hamza Yildirim (2nd L) reacts at her son's funeral ceremony at Kocatepe Mosque in Ankara, Turkey, on July 31, 2015. (AFP/Adem Alten)
August 04, 2015 - 10:00 GMT
A homemade mine detonated in Sirnak province, killing to Turkish security forces.
European countries including the UK, France and Sweden have supported the establishment of a Palestinian state. (AFP/File)
August 04, 2015 - 09:30 GMT
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Monday said he would support the establishment of a Palestinian state during a meeting with Hamas officials in Qatar.