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The body of Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas' official Mazen Faqaha is carried by members of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, during his funeral in Gaza city on March 25, 2017. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
March 26, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Mazen Faqaha was shot dead by unknown gunmen Friday.
People walk past Turkey's upcoming referendum campaign posters reading
March 26, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Turkey recently reinstated the death penalty, likely to put an end to the country's bid to join the EU.
Besides their strongholds in parts of eastern Afghanistan bordering Pakistan, the Daesh rebels are now making their presence felt in the north as well. (AFP)
March 26, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Pro-Daesh rebels in northern Jawzjan province have killed three civilians, throwing their bodies into a water well.
Iraqi forces stand next to a barricade at the frontline of the Old City of Mosul on March 25, 2017, during the government forces' ongoing offensive to retake the city from Daesh fighters. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
March 26, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Officials are trying to figure out whether the devastating loss of life was caused by the coalition airstrike or by booby traps placed by Daesh.
Over the past few years hundreds of thousands have attempted the perilous sea journey in hopes of reaching Europe. (AFP/File)
March 26, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Meanwhile, Spanish aid workers say they fear hundreds of migrants may have died off the coast of Libya.
The UN has warned that about 600,000 people remain in the areas of west Mosul held by Daesh, including 400,000 who are
March 26, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
The air raid struck three homes in the west Mosul suburb of al-Jadida killing scores of civilians.
Tunisia's Foreign Ministry called in the British ambassador to express concerns about the ban, one of a number of governments saying the move was done without consultations. (File/Photo)
March 25, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
The ban prevents passengers from bringing electronic items larger than a smart phone on board.
The monitoring group said that the dead included both prisoners and prison guards, adding that it had received information that a number of prisoners were shot dead while attempting to flee after airstrikes struck the prison.(AFP)
March 25, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
A prison in rebel-held city of Idlib was struck, killing at least 16 people.
Head of the Nationalist Movement Party Devlet Bahceli described Erdogan’s proposal on naturalizing refugees as “irresponsible” and a threat to “social peace.” (AFP)
March 25, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Last year Erdogan proposed that nationality be granted to Syrians who posses assets that will benefit Turkey.
March 25, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura met delegates from the Syrian regime in Geneva.
UN humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien earlier this month described the situation in Yemen as
March 25, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
60 percent of Yemen's population is going hungry.
Girls at the refugees camp of Nahr al-Bared in Lebanon on May 30, 2011. Many young girls in Lebonon are being forced into marriage in their early teens. (AFP)
March 25, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
A draft law to establish the legal age of marriage in Lebanon at 18 will be presented to Cabinet next week, following a workshop on the prevention of child marriage held Thursday at Parliament.
Hosni Mubarak 2016. (AFP)
March 25, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Egypt's ousted president Hosni Mubarak left a Cairo military hospitalon Friday where he had spent much of his six-year detention, his lawyer said.
In war-torn west Mosul, seized this week by Iraqi forces, hundreds of residents finally received food aid. (AFP/ Aris Messinis)
March 24, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
About 600,000 people remain in the areas of west Mosul held by Daesh the "Islamic State" group, including 400,000 who are "trapped" in the Old City under siege-like conditions, the UN said Thursday.
An Israeli soldier fires tear gas towards Palestinian protesters during clashes in the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem on March 22, 2017. (AFP)
March 24, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Clashes erupted late Thursday night between locals of al-Jalazun refugee camp and Israeli forces shortly after Israeli forces shot and killed one Palestinian teenager, and critically injured three others in the same area.
A Bahraini boy is arrested during clashes with riot police in the village of Daih, west of Manama on 19 June, 2014. (AFP)
March 24, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Three people were sentenced to death by Bahraini courts on Thursday, over bombings that targeted police patrols in a majority-Shia village, the state-run news agency reported.