Daesh controls one-fifth of Iraq's 10,000 world-renowned historical sites. (AFP/File)
July 02, 2015 - 17:55 GMT
UNESCO head Irina Bokova met with experts in London to discuss the extent of looting of ancient sites by the Daesh group.
A man walks past a the scene of a bombing after at least 20 people were killed when a young female suicide bomber detonated her explosives at a bus station in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, on June 22, 2015 (AFP/File)
July 02, 2015 - 17:41 GMT
Witnesses told AFP said Boko Haram killed at least 97 in an attack in a northeastern Nigerian village on Wednesday.
Hisham Barakat was dies after a car bomb attack on his convoy in Cairo on Monday. (AFP/File)
July 02, 2015 - 16:05 GMT
Acting Prosecutor-General Ali Omran has issued a media gag order that will apply to audio, video, and print media, as well as internet sites.
Japanese journalist Kenji Goto was one of 71 journalists killed in the first six months of 2015. (AFP/File)
July 02, 2015 - 14:41 GMT
War in the Middle East is being blamed for a seven percent rise in the number of journalists killed in the first six months of this year.
Egyptian troops patrol a street in the divided border town of Rafah, along the border with the Gaza Strip, on November 4, 2014. (AFP/File Mohamed el-Sherbeny)
July 02, 2015 - 14:00 GMT
Egyptian security forces continued to pound militant targets in the north Sinai region following Wednesday's coordinated attack of checkpoints by Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis.
The Syrian army took control of Palmyra's only hospital in May, while other hospitals in the country were forced to close. (AFP/Leon Neal)
July 02, 2015 - 13:05 GMT
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said airstrikes in Daraa on Wednesday killed at least 18 people.
Tunisian police forces stand guard in Tunis. (AFP/File)
July 02, 2015 - 13:00 GMT
The search continues to find those responsible for the Sousse beach attacks which left 38 tourists dead.
Members of the Egyptian security forces stand guard as people gather at the site of a bomb that targeted the convoy of the Egyptian state prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, in the capital Cairo on June 29, 2015. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
July 02, 2015 - 12:00 GMT
Muslim Brotherhood spokesman Mohamed Montaser claimed the nine Muslim Brotherhood members killed by Egyptian police on Wednesday were unarmed.
Egypt's cabinet approved the draft laws Wednesday following one of the deadliest attacks on North Sinai. (AFP/File)
July 02, 2015 - 11:25 GMT
Egypt's cabinet approved the draft laws Wednesday following one of the deadliest attacks on North Sinai.
Libyan protesters hold a portrait of United Nations envoy Bernardino Leon during a demonstration outside the General National Congress (GNC) in Tripoli on July 1, 2015, against the UN-led negotiations to resolve the country's ongoing crisis. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
July 02, 2015 - 11:00 GMT
Both of the warring sides slammed the United Nation's draft proposal.
Lebanese army soldiers drive out of the town of Arsal in the Bekaa valley near the border with Syria, on August 3, 2014. (AFP/STR)
July 02, 2015 - 10:15 GMT
The Lebanese army intercepted the militants trying to set up a rocket launcher in Arsal.