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The hostage and his three captors were killed Tuesday after a shootout in Istanbul. (Screenshot: Twitter)
March 31, 2015 - 21:16 GMT
The hostage and his three captors were killed Tuesday after a shootout in Istanbul.
The relative of an army officer cries outside the appeals court in Ankara after the court upheld the convictions of top retired military officers over a 2003 coup plot. (AFP/Adem Altan)
March 31, 2015 - 19:00 GMT
A high court in Turkey has canceled convictions against 236 defendants in the country's long-running "Sledgehammer" military coup plot case.
The drying shores of the Dead Sea, south of the Jordanian capital Amman, seen on Nov. 9, 2009. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
March 31, 2015 - 18:30 GMT
Jordan is now enforcing regulations banning Dead Sea visitors from swimming at night, following a 16-hour rescue operation that saved nine people in the waters.
Kuwait's donors conference for Syria has forked in over $3.8 billion in aid so far on the first day. (AFP/K. Mazraawi)
March 31, 2015 - 18:09 GMT
Kuwait's donors conference for Syria has forked in over $3.8 billion in aid so far on the first day.
Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah (C), United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (L) and Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khaled al-Sabah attend a donor conference for Syria in Kuwait City, on March 31, 2015. (AFP/File)
March 31, 2015 - 18:00 GMT
Kuwait's emir announced Tuesday a $500 million pledge to help alleviate war-torn Syria's humanitarian crisis, the worst in "modern history."
P5+1 European Union officials and Iranian officials wait for the start of a meeting on Iran's nuclear program at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland on March 30, 2015. (AFP/File)
March 31, 2015 - 17:49 GMT
A senior US official told AFP the talks on the nuclear deal between Iran and the world powers could go into Wednesday.
Nigeria had its first democratic transfer of power in history Tuesday in presidential elections that declared the opposition contender the victor. (Screenshot: Twitter)
March 31, 2015 - 17:07 GMT
Nigeria had its first democratic transfer of power in history Tuesday in presidential elections that declared the opposition contender the victor.
An Iraqi security force member stands looking at smoke billowing from the Ajeel oil field, located 35km (22 miles) northeast of Tikrit, on March 11, 2015. (AFP/William G. Dunlop)
March 31, 2015 - 16:33 GMT
The Iraqi prime minister said Tuesday Iraqi forces have reclaimed central Tikrit, liberating the area of Daesh with still more neighborhoods to go.
Turkey has imposed a temporary broadcast ban on coverage of an ongoing hostage crisis in Istanbul for
March 31, 2015 - 16:14 GMT
Turkey has imposed a temporary broadcast ban on coverage of an ongoing hostage crisis in Istanbul for "national security."
International Red Cross vehicles wait in convoy in 2011. (AFP/File)
March 31, 2015 - 15:14 GMT
The Red Cross in a statement called on the coalition to remove obstacles for medical supplies "needed to treat casualties from a week of deadly clashes and airstrikes."
Four days after Israel announced it would stop withholding hundreds of millions of dollars in unpaid tax funds, the payment remained held up over a dispute regarding the size of the PA's electric bill. (AFP/File)
March 31, 2015 - 14:03 GMT
Four days after Israel announced it would stop withholding hundreds of millions of dollars in unpaid tax funds, the payment remained held up over a dispute regarding the size of the PA's electric bill.