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Smoke rises following an airstrike on Sana'a. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Al Bawaba/File)
September 05, 2015 - 10:58 GMT
An airstrike launched by the Saudi-led alliance in Yemen appears to have struck an orphanage Saturday morning in Sana'a's al-Nahda neighbourhood, killing and injuring an unknown number of people, according to local medical sources.
Thousands of refugees from Syria and other war-torn countries left the Budapest train station to head to the Austrian border by foot. The Hungarian government has since agreed to bus the refugees to the borders. (AFP/Ferenc Isza)
September 05, 2015 - 08:06 GMT
The leaders of Germany and Austria on Friday agreed to permit the entry of thousands of migrants from Hungary -- as the refugee crisis in Europe escalates.
According to an anonymous security source, Daesh kidnapped the youths because they had cooperated with Iraqi intelligence. (Al Bawaba/File)
September 05, 2015 - 06:51 GMT
Members of Daesh militant group have abducted 20 young men in the troubled northern Iraqi province of Salahuddin because they had cooperated with Iraqi intelligence forces. Daesh militants took them to an unknown location.
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud meets with US President Barack Obama in the White House. (AFP/Yuri Gripas)
September 05, 2015 - 04:52 GMT
President Barack Obama welcomed King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud to the White House on Friday and indicated that the two leaders plan to discuss a range of issues including, Yemen, Syria, the Iran deal, and climate change.
Pro-Hadi government loyalists in Yemen watch as smoke rises from an explosion in Sanaa. (AFP/File)
September 04, 2015 - 20:44 GMT
23 more soldiers have succumbed to wounds suffered after an arms depot was hit by a surface-to-surface missile from Houthi rebels in Yemen, raising Friday's toll to 45.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. (Al Bawaba/File)
September 04, 2015 - 17:36 GMT
Russian President Bladimir Putin is now raising the possibility of President al-Assad sharing power and holding an early election with the 'healthy opposition.'
Hundreds of outraged refugees depart the Budapest train station by foot. (AFP/Peter Kohalmi)
September 04, 2015 - 17:05 GMT
Hundreds of furious migrants who have been stuck in Budapest for days have started marching out of the city, vowing to make it to Austria on foot.
The four American soldiers were responding to an initial blast when the attackers injured them with a second explosive device. Militant attacks have become common in Egypt's Sinai region. (Al Bawaba/File)
September 04, 2015 - 14:39 GMT
Six peacekeepers, including four Americans, were injured by improvised explosive devices in Egypt's northeast Sinai, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.
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September 04, 2015 - 13:02 GMT
Three of the tower tombs that stood outside the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra for almost 2,000 years have been destroyed by Islamic State militants.
The UAE soldiers died while fighting for the Saudi-led military campaign against the Houthi group. (AFP/File)
September 04, 2015 - 12:02 GMT
Twenty-two UAE soldiers were killed while taking part in fighting in Yemen, according to the official news agency WAM on Friday.
Over 300,000 refugees have crossed the Mediterranean Sea so far in 2015. (AFP/File)
September 04, 2015 - 10:45 GMT
The UN has criticized the European Union (EU) for failing to find a response to the spiraling refugee influx, urging the bloc to accept and distribute up to 200,000 asylum-seekers across the continent as part of a binding program for relocation of refugees.