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Trainees prepare for an exercise during a US-led training program fro Syrian rebels. (AFP/File)
August 03, 2015 - 19:11 GMT
A member of the newly-trained Syrian rebel forces backed by the US military is believed to have been killed in clashes last week, marking the force’s first battlefield casualty.
The military court Monday sentenced a man to three years of hard labor after being convicted of connections with Daesh and al-Nusra Front. (Wikimedia Commons)
August 03, 2015 - 19:00 GMT
The military court Monday sentenced a man to three years of hard labor after being convicted of connections with Daesh and al-Nusra Front.
The Palestinian Authority foreign minister reported Friday's deadly Duma firebombing attack to the International Criminal Court on Monday. (AFP/File)
August 03, 2015 - 17:50 GMT
The Palestinian Authority foreign minister reported Friday's deadly Duma firebombing attack to the International Criminal Court on Monday.
Smoke billows on the horizon as supporters of exiled Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi block a road in al-Mansura, east of Aden, on April 29, 2015. (AFP/Saleh Al-Obeidi)
August 03, 2015 - 17:37 GMT
Forces loyal to Yemen's government began an offensive to retake the largest military base near Aden.
Tens of thousands of Egyptians have returned to Egypt in an effort to escape the deteriorating security situation in Libya. (AFP/File)
August 03, 2015 - 17:34 GMT
Two-hundred and ten Egyptians fleeing Libya arrived in Egypt after being permitted to pass through Salloum border crossing in Marsa Matrouh governorate on Sunday.
Kurdistan's President Massud Barzani made the statement at a ceremony marking the one-year anniversary of the Yazidi massacre at the hands of Daesh militants. (AFP/File)
August 03, 2015 - 15:15 GMT
The president of Iraq's autonomous region of Kurdistan, Massud Barzani, promised Monday to avenge the Yazidi minority brutally massacred by Daesh in attacks that started in earnest a year ago.
Hundreds of Saudi-led troops have entered Aden after the port city was reclaimed by government forces. (AFP/File)
August 03, 2015 - 15:11 GMT
Hundreds of Saudi-led troops have entered Aden after the port city was reclaimed by government forces.
Fighters loyal to exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi walk in the Dar Saad suburb in the north of the southern embattled Yemeni city of Aden on July 29, 2015. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)
August 03, 2015 - 13:30 GMT
A car bomb exploded in the town of Damat on Monday, as Saudi warplanes continue to conduct airstrikes across the country.
Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made the comments on the country's Arabic-language news channel, al-Alam (AFP/File)
August 03, 2015 - 13:28 GMT
A senior Iranian diplomat has ruled out any joint cooperation with the United States to fight against Daesh.
A Syrian air force fighter jet. (AFP/File)
August 03, 2015 - 13:02 GMT
The plane crashed into a rebel held town south of Idlib, near the Turkish border.
A fighter loyal to Yemen's fugitive President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi walks through the city of Aden, July 30, 2015. (AFP/File)
August 03, 2015 - 13:00 GMT
Yemen's Port of Aden reopened days after the country's government announced recapturing the city from Houthi militants.