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Supporters of the Houthi movement attend the funeral of senior Houthi leader Lutf al-Quhom (AFP/file)
June 26, 2016 - 17:00 GMT
Pro-government forces launched a surprise attack on a Houthi location in north-western Al-Bayda’ province in central Yemen, local commander Mustafa Hussein al-Baydani told Anadolu Agency.
Afghanistan has seen an increase in Daesh recruiting, particularly in eastern parts of the country. (File photo)
June 26, 2016 - 16:30 GMT
A US-supported operation aims to push back pro-Daesh militants in Nangarhar province.
A picture taken on January 14, 2014 through the window of an airplane shows the Red Sea's Tiran and the Sanafir islands in the Straits of Tiran between Egypt's Sinai Peninsula and Saudi Arabia. (AFP/File)
June 26, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
The government has appealed a lower court's decision to annul the transfer of the islands to Saudi Arabia.
Sadrist protesters outside of Baghdad's Green Zone react to canisters of tear gas. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
June 26, 2016 - 14:27 GMT
Moqtada al-Sadr has threatened more protests unless the government resigns.
In a recent visit to Yerevan, Pope Francis directly condemned the Armenian Genocide, leading to a diplomatic spat with Turkey. (AFP/File)
June 26, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
Pope Francis in a visit to Yerevan condemned the genocide as 'the first of the deplorable series of catastrophes of the past century.'
Egyptian women attend a lecture on female genital mutilation in Beni Suef. (Cris Bouroncle/AFP/Getty Images)
June 26, 2016 - 13:30 GMT
The prosecutor brought charges against the mother and two doctors after an operation on a girl that led to her death last month.
Ultra-Orthodox Jew Yishai Shlissel, who was convicted of killing a 16-year-old Israeli girl during the Jerusalem Gay Pride parade last year, is escorted into court by police on June 26, 2016 in Jerusalem. (AFP/Gail Tibbon)
June 26, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
During the contested march in 2015, Schlissel stabbed and killed 16-year-old Shira Banki and wounded six others
The Taliban and Daesh, prohibited in many countries including the United States and Russia, are in direct competition and conflicting with one another in Afghanistan, according to UN Secretary-General Special Representative Nicholas Haysom. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
June 26, 2016 - 12:13 GMT
At least 18 civilians and security personnel were wounded in the fighting, said the governor, flanked by senior officials. He denied the militants had kidnapped women in Kot.
Would-be immigrants stand atop a border fence separating Morocco from the Spanish enclave of Melilla on May 1, 2014, following a morning assault on the border in an attempt to cross into Spain. (AFP/File)
June 26, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
Only 30 people managed to make it over both fences and into Spanish territory.
Iraqis displaced from al-Buthiab area north of Ramadi sit on the side of a street after arriving at a makeshift camp on June 25, 2016. (AFP/Moadh al-Dulaimi)
June 26, 2016 - 11:30 GMT
Lieutenant Gen. Abdul Wahab al-Saidi declared the battle for Fallujah over, adding that some 1,800 Daesh militants were killed in the operation.
A man sprays water to cool down Palestinian children gathering in front of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound before Friday prayers during Ramadan on June 24, 2016. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
June 26, 2016 - 10:30 GMT
Clashes began after settlers were allowed into the complex during prayers.
The head of the Egyptian journalists union, Yahiya Kallash demonstrates with journalists outside the Journalist Syndicate headquarters in Cairo on May 4, 2016. (AFP/Mohamed el-Shahed)
June 26, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
The court convened on Saturday for the trial of Journalist Syndicate Chief Yehia Qallash, Syndicate Secretary General Gamal Abdel Rahim and the Khaled al-Balshy, chief of the syndicate's freedoms committee.
Syrians evacuate a toddler from a destroyed building following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of al-Kalasa in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on April 28, 2016. (AFP/File)
June 26, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Al-Quriya town fell to Daesh extremist group in 2014.
Iraqi government forces flash the sign of victory on their tank on June 22, 2016, some 40 kilometers (25 miles) west of Qayyarah, during their operation to take the city and make it a launch pad for an assault on Mosul. (AFP/File)
June 26, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
The commander of Iraq’s popular mobilization forces, Hadi al-Ameri, says the city of Fallujah is days away from being fully cleared from Daesh militants.
A file photo of Pope Francis. (AFP/Getty/Tiziana Fabi)
June 26, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
In silent prayer, the pope laid a wreath and a yellow rose at the memorial before planting a tree nearby, ahead of a meeting with a dozen people whose relatives escaped the killings and were given shelter by Pope Benedict XV during World War I.
Belgium still grapples with the aftermath of the attacks in Brussels' busy metro system, which killed 32 people. (AFP/File)
June 26, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
The Belgian police have arrested two people suspected of having links to extremist activities, as the country remains on high alert following the deadly attacks in the capital, Brussels, in March.