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An Egyptian boy walks past burning debris during a protest in Suez. (AFP/File)
August 27, 2015 - 18:11 GMT
Egypt's military court in Suez sentenced 40 defendants to up to 15 years in prison Thursday for charges of vandalism dating back to February.
Kurdish people clash with Turkish police during a previous period of unrest in December 2014, in Turkey's Sirnak province (AFP/Ilyas Akengin)
August 27, 2015 - 17:46 GMT
Turkish security forces said two civilians were killed and several injured during an attack in the southeastern province of Sirnak by the Kurdistan Worker's Party in which a grenade launcher and long barreled weapons were used.
Notorious Salafist Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir was detained by Lebanese authorities as he was trying to board a plane to Nigeria. (AFP/File)
August 27, 2015 - 17:25 GMT
Salafist Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir on Thursday admitted to funding a militant group involved in armed clashes against the Lebanese military.
Since June 2012, Saudi Arabia has recorded 1,165 diagnosed cases of MERS, with 498 deaths. (AFP/File)
August 27, 2015 - 16:39 GMT
At least 11 deaths related to MERS have been recorded in Saudi Arabia since Sunday, leading to growing fears over a rapid spread of the virus during the upcoming Hajj season.
An Egypt security officer stand guard at the scene of a car bomb in 2013. (AFP/File)
August 27, 2015 - 15:19 GMT
Rates of violence in Egypt soared in the week from August 14-20 despite the issuance of the country's controversial anti-terrorism law.
The US-backed train-and-equip program has come under recent scrutiny due to its low number of recruits. (AFP/File)
August 27, 2015 - 14:54 GMT
Turkey said it will continue working with the United States to contribute to equipping and training Syrian rebels to fight against Daesh.
Forensic officers work at a truck inside which a large number of dead migrants were found on a motorway near Neusiedl am See, Austria, on August 27, 2015. (AFP/Dieter Nagl)
August 27, 2015 - 14:32 GMT
More than 20 and as many as 50 dead bodies of asylum seekers were discovered in a truck on an Austrian motorway Thursday.
Groups of Israeli settlers were seen touring the compound under heavily armed guard. (AFP/File)
August 27, 2015 - 12:30 GMT
Israeli forces continued to restrict access to the Al-Aqsa compound for the forth consecutive day in order to allow settlers to visit the site.
Libyans wanting to travel to Turkey will now have to obtain a visa first. (AFP/File)
August 27, 2015 - 12:09 GMT
Due to security concerns and political instability, Turkey canceled a deal that allowed Libyans to travel to turkey without a visa.
Egyptians wait in line to travel back to Cairo from Libya, which was one of the restricted countries last year. (AFP/File)
August 27, 2015 - 11:46 GMT
Egyptians traveling to nine countries will need prior approval from the country's security agencies.
Human rights group Amnesty International called for a moratorium on the death penalty and condemned the kingdom for executing 175 people in one year alone. (Twitter)
August 27, 2015 - 11:13 GMT
Human rights group Amnesty International called for a moratorium on the death penalty and condemned the kingdom for executing 175 people in one year alone.