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Turkish artillery fire from the border near Kilis town toward northern Syria, Kilis, Turkey, February 16, 2016. (AFP/Halit Onur Sandal)
May 29, 2016 - 12:12 GMT
Since mid-January, Daesh rockets have been targeting towns and cities in southern Turkey, close to the Syrian frontier. A total of 21 people, including Syrians sheltering in Turkey, have been killed and more than 70 others wounded.
A child sits among life jackets on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey with other refugees, October 25th 2015. (AFP/File)
May 29, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
The death toll refers to the three accidents that took place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and is based on survivors' accounts, agency spokeswoman Carlotta Sami said in Rome.
Israeli security forces respond to the burning remains of the bus bombed by a Hamas operative in April. (AFP/File)
May 29, 2016 - 11:34 GMT
Six people were arrested near Bethlehem under suspicion of being part of a Hamas cell that plotted the Jerusalem bus bombing.
A meeting of the Jordanian parliament. (AFP/File)
May 29, 2016 - 10:23 GMT
Jordan's King Abdullah II dissolved parliament and appointed Hani Al-Mulki to lead forming a new government.
A Loyalist soldier observes the crowd at a gas station in Aden, Yemen. (AFP/File)
May 29, 2016 - 09:40 GMT
A group of seven Daesh militants arrested in Aden was lead by a French national.
Afghan national army soldiers in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AFP/File)
May 29, 2016 - 08:51 GMT
Afghan intelligence neutralized a suicide bomber intending to attack Kabul.
Security forces guard the courthouse in Kuwait City, Kuwait. (AFP/File)
May 29, 2016 - 08:19 GMT
Kuwait transferred 47 Iranian prisoners to serve the remainder of their sentences in Tehran.
Lebanese guards watch over the line for a polling station on May 8, 2016. (AFP/File)
May 29, 2016 - 07:50 GMT
The final round of elections begin in North Lebanon today.
Syrian regime security forces overlook the Hama province. (AFP/File)
May 29, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Prisoners in the Assad-backed Hama prison have rioted, taking ten policemen hostage while demanding to be released.
Smoke rises over the Golan Heights. (AFP/File)
May 29, 2016 - 06:30 GMT
The IDF created a special unit to handle the needs of Syrian civilians at the northern border.
Relatives and friends chant slogans during the funeral of Abdul Fatah al-Sharif in Hebron. (AFP/File)
May 29, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
The body of al-Sharif was returned to the family on Friday after being held by Israeli authorities for over two months.
A file photo of Daesh fighters parading through Raqqa. (AFP/File)
May 29, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
The "entire area of A'zaz," near the Turkish border, was unsafe and civilians need a humanitarian corridor to be allowed to get to safety, Karl Schembri, spokesman for the Norwegian Refugee Council in the Middle East, told dpa.
Palestinians take part in a protest outside a UN distribution center in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, against the reduction of educational programs given by UNRWA, August 4, 2015. (AFP/File)
May 28, 2016 - 13:24 GMT
Spokesman for the committees, Husni Odeh, told Ma'an that the committees decided during a meeting Friday evening that they would close UNRWA social affairs offices and directors' offices in the West Bank, and block movement of UNRWA cars in all areas.
This file photo shows Syrian refugees, who had fled Tal Abyad, re-entering Syria with their belongings from Turkey, June 22, 2015. (AFP/File)
May 28, 2016 - 11:08 GMT
Hundreds of thousands of people in Syria have been trapped in the Daesh-held northeastern city of Raqqah as well as the outskirts of Aleppo as both cities face offensives by government and Kurdish forces.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (right) meets Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas in Cairo on May 9, 2016. (AFP/File)
May 28, 2016 - 09:46 GMT
The two presidents are scheduled to discuss the latest regional developments, including the French initiative for a Palestinian-Israeli peace conference and the upcoming international support group for peace negotiations in Paris on Friday 3 June.
Despite plans before the operation for safe corridors, few civilians have managed to flee the Fallujah battle in recent days. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
May 28, 2016 - 09:40 GMT
At least 50,000 civilians are thought to be still inside the city, which is around 65 kilometres west of Baghdad.