One of the hostage of Somali pirates reacts as he arrives at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi on October 23, 2016 after being freed with other hostages. (AFP/Stringer)
October 25, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
Though piracy has plummeted in recent years, pirates made millions in ransom from hijacking ships and caused the cost of living in Somalia to skyrocket.
Shells of buildings in Aleppo, Syria. (AFP/File)
October 24, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
George Sabra, vice president of Syrian opposition negotiating delegation in Geneva and member of SHNC, told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper that Europe announced an initiative two days ago to ceasefire and send humanitarian aids.
Emergency workers are seen at the site of the wreckage of a small twin engined plane which crashed shortly after takeoff from Malta International Airport, on October 24, 2016. (AFP/Matthew Mirabelli)
October 24, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
All five passengers and crew of the small aircraft were killed after the plane took off and then plummeted into the ground.
Iraqis flee from fighting in the Mosul area. (AFP/File)
October 24, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
The United Nations has said several thousand people have fled areas around Mosul since the military operation began.
Smoke rises following an Israeli air strike in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip. (AFP/File)
October 24, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
Palestinian security sources and eyewitnesses told Ma'an that at least one Israeli artillery shell hit a military post belonging to what they called the "Palestinian resistance," east of Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza, next to the border with Israel.
The file photo shows Abu Wahib (L), a top commander of the Daesh. (AFP/File)
October 24, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
The attack on Rutbah, near a strategic junction where the highway west from Baghdad forks towards the Syrian and Jordanian borders, is typical of the group's tactic of launching a major assault elsewhere when it comes under military pressure.
Former Qatari Emir Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, pictured in 1988, died last night, aged 84. (AFP/File)
October 24, 2016 - 10:50 GMT
Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, Qatar’s former ruler and the grandfather of current emir Sheikh Tamim, has died at the age of 84.
Members and supporters of Hezbollah carry the coffins of Hezbollah's commander Hatem Hamadeh (R) and militant Jalal al-Effeh (L), who were killed in combat alongside Syrian government forces in Syria, on October 18, 2016. (AFP/Anwar Amro)
October 24, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
General Michel Aoun is known to have close ties with the Shia political and militant movement.
Migrants queue for transportation by bus to reception centres across France, from the
October 24, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
The fate of some 1,300 unaccompanied minors is still to be decided.
A picture taken on October 18, 2016 from the east Jerusalem Arab neighbourhood of Issawiya shows a Palestinian youth looking on as the Palestinian Shuafat refugee camp (R) is seen behind the controversial Israeli separation wall. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
October 24, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
But the Israeli government often legalizes such outposts retroactively, declaring them official settlements once connected to the utility grid.
Iraqis hold crossed-out portraits of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a December 2015 demonstration to demand the withdrawal of Turkish forces from Iraq. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
October 24, 2016 - 07:48 GMT
Yildrim also criticized Iraq's leadership, saying it was "being provocative" with recent comments and said Ankara will continue to have a presence in Iraq.
A Yemeni boy sits at a market in the old city of the capital Sanaa on October 21, 2016. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
October 24, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
The lack of clean drinking water available in Yemen has seriously worsened the hygiene situation in the country.
Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters hold a position on the top of Mount Zardak, about 25 kilometres east of Mosul.  (AFP/File)
October 24, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Daesh leader Abu Osama was reportedly killed when a warplane struck his hideout in Talasqaf town, south of Mosul.
A young boy pushes his sibling through the mud at a makeshift camp close to Calais.0 (AFP/File)
October 24, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
Saturday’s first wave of vulnerable children was welcomed by members of human rights organizations carrying balloons and placards reading “refugees welcome”.
The raids, among the most extensive carried out by the Egyptian military in its ongoing campaign against militants in the restive peninsula, followed the gunning down of Brigadier General Adel Ragaei. (AFP/File)
October 23, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
Pre-dawn strikes on Islamic State-aligned group injured a further 70, destroyed vehicles.
TIOM also estimates that 3,654 migrants died or went missing in this year's Mediterranean crossings. (AFP/File)
October 23, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
Some 463 migrants and the body of a pregnant woman in her mid-20s arrived in the port of Naples early on Sunday.