Mullah Omar was a de facto leader in Afghanistan prior to the US-led invasion in 2001. (YouTube)
July 29, 2015 - 12:00 GMT
Taliban leader Mullah Omar was reportedly killed in Afghanistan, the country's government officials confirmed to the BBC.
Six Turkish airstrikes hit PKK positions in northern Iraq overnight. (AFP/File)
July 29, 2015 - 11:30 GMT
Turkish warplanes hit PKK targets in northern Iraq overnight, a statement from the country's prime minister said.
Six people were executed by Daesh for attempting to flee the Iraqi province of Kirkuk. (AFP/File)
July 29, 2015 - 11:24 GMT
Daesh militants executed six people who attempted to flee the group in the northern Iraqi province of Kirkuk.
Israeli authorities neither confirmed nor denied carrying out the attack. (AFP/File)
July 29, 2015 - 11:11 GMT
The Israeli Air Force allegedly hit a target in Syria, killing at least two people, according to Arab media outlets.
The landmark visit by Laurent Fabius was the first by a French foreign minister in 12 years. (AFP/File)
July 29, 2015 - 11:00 GMT
Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius visited Iran for talks Wednesday to discuss trade deals with President Hassan Rouhani and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Some 1,650 suspects are believed to have links to Daesh. (AFP/File)
July 29, 2015 - 10:00 GMT
Saudi security forces arrested a further 44 terror suspects in the kingdom, bringing the total number to 4,350 from 42 nationalities.
A group of villagers travel through flooded areas by boat near Multan, July 27, 2015. (AFP/File)
July 29, 2015 - 09:18 GMT
At least 81 people were killed and thousands others displaced in Pakistan as heavy flooding continues across the country.
Syrian rebels launched a wide-scale military operation against Assad's army in Hama province. (AFP/File)
July 29, 2015 - 09:00 GMT
Syrian rebels pushed further into the Assad stronghold of Hama province bordering Latakia, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Israel announced plans to construct a further 1,065 settlement units in the occupied West Bank. (AFP/File)
July 29, 2015 - 07:42 GMT
Germany's foreign ministry criticized Israel for approving further construction of illegal settlement units in the occupied West Bank.
Saif-al Islam was sentenced to death for committing war crimes during the 2011 uprising. (AFP/File)
July 29, 2015 - 07:34 GMT
The UN and lawmakers from various human rights groups condemned a Libyan court for handing down a death sentence to Colonel Gaddafi's son Saif-al Islam.
John Kerry said the objective was to
July 29, 2015 - 07:00 GMT
US Secretary of State John Kerry defended the Iran nuclear deal amid criticism Tuesday at a House Foreign Affairs Committee meeting.