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Daesh militants on a road at the Syrian-Iraqi border. (AFP/File)
June 29, 2016 - 16:30 GMT
Syrian rebels and US forces seized the Hamdan airport near the Syrian-Iraqi border.
Egyptian police examine cars at a checkpoint in North Sinai. (AFP/File)
June 29, 2016 - 15:30 GMT
An IED planted by the side of the road killed one officer and wounded two conscripts in Rafah City, North Sinai.
Bahraini Shia demonstrators protest the arrest and persecution of top Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim.  (AFP/Mohammed Al-Shaikh)
June 29, 2016 - 15:20 GMT
Bahrain stripped eight Shia nationals of their citizenship and imprisoned them for anti-government activity.
US airstrikes injure top Al-Qaeda leader in Yemen. (AFP/File)
June 29, 2016 - 12:58 GMT
Sources claimed that the leader of the Al-Qaeda branch in Yemen was rushed to the al-Maraqsha hospital in Abeen for treatment, adding that his condition was serious.
Forensic police work the explosion site at Ataturk airport on June 28, 2016 in Istanbul. (AFP/File)
June 29, 2016 - 12:37 GMT
According to governor's office, 10 foreign nationals and 3 others with dual Turkish citizenship among dead.
Palestinians residing in the Gaza Strip wait for travel permits to cross into Egypt through the Rafah border crossing in the southern Palestinian coastal enclave after it was open for five days by Egyptian authorities, on June 29, 2016. (AFP/Said Khatib)
June 29, 2016 - 12:30 GMT
The Rafah crossing, Gaza's main lifeline, has been slowly shut down amid allegations that Hamas is supporting militants carrying out attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.
The Federal Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi convicted an Emirati woman of spying for Hezbollah. (AFP/File)
June 29, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
A court found her guilty of exploiting sensitive information she obtained through her husband's job.
Lebanese political scene in disarray amid security threats and seemingly interminable presidential vacuum. (AFP/File)
June 29, 2016 - 11:30 GMT
Lebanon has been in a state of alert since eight suicide bombings claimed the lives of five people and wounded more than 30 others, believed to be carried out by Daesh.
Rifaat al-Assad, uncle of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has lived in exile since 1984. (File photo)
June 29, 2016 - 10:30 GMT
French authorities first began looking into corruption allegations against Rifaat al-Assad in 2014.
Men, believed to be Daesh militants, speak as people carry belongings back to Tal Abyad. (AFP/File)
June 29, 2016 - 10:11 GMT
Tel Abyad lies north of Raqqa and had been a key supply line for the city, which Daesh has proclaimed its headquarters in Syria.
Illustrative photo of an Egyptian member of the armed forces in northern Sinai. (AFP/File)
June 29, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
Five airstrikes allegedly targeted bunkers of “hardliners” affiliated to Sinai Province -- a group formerly Ansar Beit al-Maqdis -- near the villages of Beit Amira, al-Shalaq and al-Lufitat south of the town of Sheikh Zuweid.
Lebanese army troops deploy in Wadi Khaled on Lebanon's northern border with Syria in May 2011. (AFP/File)
June 29, 2016 - 09:36 GMT
The Lebanese daily said that military sources revealed that the army’s intelligence was able to thwart a double attack targeting an important tourist site in one of the capital’s eastern areas set to take place late last week.
Iraqi soldiers stationed on the outskirts of Mosul. (AFP/File)
June 29, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Iraqi security forces have made new gains on the ground against the Daesh group as they are trying to recapture the country’s second-largest city of Mosul from the militants.
A mosque in Perth, Australia was attacked with a firebomb and anti-Islam graffiti while worshippers were inside praying. (Twitter)
June 29, 2016 - 08:30 GMT
One vehicle was destroyed, but no one was injured in the attack.
Forensic police work the site at Ataturk airport on June 28, 2016 in Istanbul after a suicide attack left at least 36 people dead (AFP/Ozan Kose)
June 29, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak condemned the suicide bombers, describing the attack as a “heinous act,” and called on Muslim countries to unite in combating terror.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Turkey was ready to restore relations with Egypt, but said it did not accept Mohamed Morsi's ouster from power. (AFP/File)
June 29, 2016 - 07:30 GMT
Turkey said it was ready to restore relations with Egypt, but that it did not accept the ouster or jail sentence of Morsi.