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Gunmen have stormed Kabul's American University of Afghanistan, with many reportedly trapped inside. (File photo)
August 24, 2016 - 17:06 GMT
Professors and students are said to be trapped inside, but reports of casualties have not been confirmed.
Smoke billows after an air strike on Jarablus, Syria, 24 August. (AFP/File)
August 24, 2016 - 17:00 GMT
A number of Syrian rebel groups posted a message on Twitter saying the "storming operation, aimed at the first stage of liberating Jarablus," had begun.
Palestinian Bedouin Abu Nawar stands next to the remains of makeshift homes that were demolished by Israeli forces east of al-Quds (Jerusalem) in the occupied West Bank, on January 6, 2016. (AFP/File)
August 24, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
Last week Israeli authorities displaced 64 Palestinians, including 24 children, after demolishing 29 structures in eight locations.
Afghan police search a car at a checkpoint in the Helmand province. (AFP/File)
August 24, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
A bomb in Lashkargah City killed a US soldier and wounded seven others.
Palestinian protesters hold posters against the administrative detention of Palestinian prisoner Bilal Kayed outside the International Committee of the Red Cross’s offices in East Jerusalem on August 12, 2016. (AFP/File)
August 24, 2016 - 14:30 GMT
Protesters blame the ICRC for its perceived inaction in the case of hunger striker Bilal Kayed.
Yemen's central Taiz province has been under Houthi control for months. (AFP/File)
August 24, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
24 Houthis and allied forces of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh were reportedly killed in battles in the center of Taiz city.
Syrian-Kurds return to the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakeh on August 23, 2016, after regime forces and Kurdish fighters agreed to a truce following a week of clashes. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
August 24, 2016 - 13:30 GMT
FSA forces are expected to advance toward Jarabulus, where Turkish troops have launched an anti-Daesh operation.
The Saudi flag. (AFP/File)
August 24, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia sentenced an Egyptian national to six years in prison on charges of espionage for sending documents about the country to Iranian contacts in Lebanon.
Fethullah Gulen, the US-based Muslim preacher, is blamed for orchestrating the attempted Turkish coup. (AFP/File)
August 24, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
Ankara submitted a request for extradition on July 19, only days after the coup attempt.
A Turkish soldier patrols the volatile border with Syria. (AFP/File)
August 24, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
Turkish forces reportedly used intense artillery fire against Daesh forces in the town of Jarablus.
Palestinian security forces stand guard as riots take place in Nablus. (AFP/File)
August 24, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
alestinian security officers arrested a Palestinian man and beat him to death in prison Tuesday morning, with the UN denouncing the killing as an “apparent extrajudicial execution.”
A Turkish army tank drives towards Syria in the Turkish border city of Karkamis on August 24, 2016. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
August 24, 2016 - 09:46 GMT
Turkish tanks are crossing the border into Jarablus in northern Syria.
There have been ten women fined so far this summer as part of the enforcement of the new French law. (Courtesy photo)
August 24, 2016 - 09:33 GMT
Four burly cops stood over the middle-aged woman, who had been quietly sunbathing on the Promenade des Anglais beach in Nice - yards from the scene of the Bastille Day lorry attack - and watched her take off a Muslim-style garment which protected her modesty.
A handout image released by the Syrian opposition's Shaam News Network shows a Syrian couple mourning in front of bodies wrapped in shrouds ahead of funerals following what Syrian rebels claim to be a toxic gas attack by pro-government forces in eastern Ghouta. (AFP/File)
August 24, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Syrian opposition groups and their western allies claim the nerve gas attacks were launched by the Syrian government.
Turkish tanks fire from their army position close to the town of Kilis, south central Turkey, towards the Syria border, on February 17, 2016. (AFP/File)
August 24, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
The evacuation is underway in parts of Karkamis which was hit by several mortar shells on Tuesday.
A police officers sets a security perimeter near Maalbeek metro station, on March 22, 2016. (AFP/File)
August 24, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Several other top Boko Haram leaders were killed or injured during the raid, which took place during Islamic Friday prayers.