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The blast occurred in the predominantly Alawite al-Zahra neighbourhood, located east of the city of Homs. (AFP)
May 23, 2017 - 20:00 GMT
Daesh claims two blasts in Homs and Damascus, Syria,
Members of the Iraqi forces patrol streets in the western neighborhood of Tamuz in Mosul on May 23, 2017, after the area was retaken during the ongoing offensive against Islamic State (IS) group fighters. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
May 23, 2017 - 19:00 GMT
The Hashd al-Shaabi militia wrested control of the al-Qayrawan district from Daesh earlier in the day.
Police officers relocate floral tributes in St Ann's Square in Manchester, northwest England on May 23, 2017, laid as a mark of respect to those in killed and injured following a deadly terror attack at the concert at the Manchester Arena the night before. (AFP/Ben Stansall)
May 23, 2017 - 18:34 GMT
Daesh has claimed the attack, but police are still trying to work out whether he acted alone or as part of a larger network in the UK.
May 23, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
Trump sends deepest condolences to Manchester victims, and refers to those responsible as 'evil losers in life'.
British Prime Minister said the
May 23, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
The police said they believed a lone male attacker died in the attack after he detonated a home-made device in the foyer of the Manchester Arena.
Qassim is considered the spiritual leader of Bahrain's majority Shiite community. (AFP)
May 23, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Bahraini police open fire on a protest by supporters of Qassim, who is considered as the spiritual leader of Bahrain's Shia majority.
Afghan children walk past security force personnel as they leave a village during an operation against Islamic State (IS) militants in the Chaparhar district of Nangarhar province on May 21, 2017. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
May 23, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The US has said it may send an additional 3,000 to 5,000 troops as the Taliban have stepped up their attacks in recent weeks.
US President Donald Trump (L) and Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas shake hands during a joint press conference at the presidential palace in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on May 23, 2017. (AFP/Thomas Coex)
May 23, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
When asked about a possible peace deal with the Palestinians, the ex-businessman said: 'I’ve heard it’s one of the toughest deals of all.'
Security forces ride on the back of a patrol truck escorting UN special envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed upon his arrival at Sanaa airport on May 22, 2017. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
May 23, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
The United States has increased attacks against AQAP - which has taken advantage of the chaos in the impoverished country - since President Donald Trump took office in January.
Terrorism is fought on the frontlines in Syria and Iraq, Rouhani said at a press conference.
May 23, 2017 - 08:59 GMT
Speaking after Trump's two-day visit to Riyadh, Rouhani said that 'the summit was a show and had no political value.'
Deaths, injuries after reports of explosion at Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena: Police
May 23, 2017 - 08:33 GMT
An Ariana Grande concert ended in tragedy when a suspected terrorist attack killed almost two dozen people and injured almost 60.
Police arrested a Syrian man accused of war crimes in April. (AFP/File)
May 23, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
The accused allegedly led a group that tortured and killed supporters of Assad, suspected spies, and Kurds.
US President Donald Trump (L) and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu deliver press statements before an official dinner in Jerusalem on May 22, 2017. (AFP/Mandel Ngan)
May 23, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Netanyahu, whose staunch opposition to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal led to an acrimonious fallout with president Barack Obama, praised Trump's reversal on US policy on Iran.
This killing makes for the fourth Islamic official linked to the government this month. (AFP)
May 22, 2017 - 20:55 GMT
A pro-government religious official was shot dead on his way to a mosque in eastern Afghanistan.
A general view taken on May 21, 2017, shows the Dome of Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, a UNESCO heritage site, in the Old City of Jerusalem. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
May 22, 2017 - 20:30 GMT
The US historically has not recognized Israel's claims over Jerusalem.
Members of the Libyan National Army (LNA), also known as the forces loyal to Marshal Khalifa Haftar. (Abdullah Doma/AFP)
May 22, 2017 - 20:00 GMT
Last Thursday, members of the Third Force militia loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) attacked the base used by Haftar's self-proclaimed Libyan National Army (LNA).