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July 03, 2015 - 16:32 GMT
The UN’s Human Rights Council on Friday stressed the urgency of ending the occupation of Palestinian territory and denounced Israel’s refusal to cooperate with an independent commission on last year’s Gaza conflict.
Saudi police officers stand guard. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Al Bawaba/File)
July 03, 2015 - 15:27 GMT
At least three police officers have been killed and several others injured in an attack by unidentified armed men against a police station in Saudi Arabia’s western and most populous province of Mecca.
Deadly clashes between Egyptian forces and militants have continued in the aftermath of the attack. (AFP/File)
July 03, 2015 - 13:51 GMT
No less than 70 militants were killed in North Sinai by Egyptian security forces over the past 48 hours following a deadly attack by the Islamic State-affiliated Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis on the city of Sheikh Zuwied.
Tripoli residents display a flag at a rally in support of the Libya Dawn militia.  (AFP/File)
July 03, 2015 - 12:59 GMT
UN mediators and Libyan parties have presented a tentative peace deal to the rival GNC government in Tripoli, hopes for approval in upcoming days.
Syrian-Kurdish refugee children in a camp near Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan.  (AFP/Safin Hamed)
July 03, 2015 - 11:28 GMT
A UN report released Thursday urged the international community to address the growing problem of Syrian refugee child laborers, many of whom are exploited to support their families.
Opposition fighters from the al-Ezz bin Abdul Salam Brigade undergo training near the al-Turkman mountains in Syria's northern Latakia province.  (AFP/File)
July 03, 2015 - 10:24 GMT
Amidst recruitment issues, US military is to send first round of "moderate" trainees into Syria in upcoming weeks.
Syrian government airstrikes bombarded Aleppo late Thursday and into Friday as Islamist rebel groups launched a major offensive to seize full control of the city.  (AFP/File)
July 03, 2015 - 09:46 GMT
Syrian government airstrikes bombarded Aleppo late Thursday and into Friday as Islamist rebel groups launched a major offensive to seize full control of the city.
Palestinian youths throw stones as they clash with IDF soldiers at Qalandiya checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem.  (AFP/Abbas Momani)
July 03, 2015 - 08:26 GMT
A senior IDF official shot and killed 17-year-old Muhammad al-Kasbeh near Qalandiya checkpoint Friday morning after the teen threw stones at his vehicle.
Iraqi fighters undergo training.Though the majority-Shiite popular mobilization forces have so far been instrumental in Iraq's fight against Daesh, U.S. officials say they've recruited around 6,000 Sunni tribesmen from Anbar province for training.  (AFP/Mohammed Sawf)
July 03, 2015 - 07:54 GMT
Though the majority-Shiite popular mobilization forces have so far been instrumental in Iraq's fight against Daesh, U.S. officials say they've recruited 6,000 Sunni tribesmen from Anbar province for training at a base outside Ramadi.
The IDF ordered the closure of Israel's Highway 12 starting Friday morning. (AFP/File)
July 03, 2015 - 07:46 GMT
The IDF ordered the closure of Israel's Highway 12 starting Friday morning.
Pentagon officials said the militant, Tarik bin Tahar al-Awni al-Harzi, had been transporting and supplying weapons for Daesh, as well has helping fighters enter Syria from Turkey.  He was killed June 16 near Syria's border with Iraq.  (AFP/File)
July 03, 2015 - 06:46 GMT
Pentagon officials said the militant, Tarik bin Tahar al-Awni al-Harzi, had been transporting and supplying weapons for Daesh, as well has helping fighters enter Syria from Turkey.