Journalists and photojournalists demonstrate in Cairo against repeated attacks on members of the press in Egypt (AFP)
April 30, 2017 - 17:45 GMT
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has faced a backlash from judges after ratifying hugely contested legal amendments that give him sweeping powers over the country's courts.
A Lebanese army vehicle patrol the northern city of Tripoli on April 2, 2014. (AFP/Ibrahim Chalhoub)
April 30, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
A Lebanese national was fatally shot on Sunday as shootings disrupted the north Lebanon Beddawi refugee camp for the second day in a row, a source told The Daily Star.
Merkel's one-day visit to the Saudi port city of Jeddah is to be followed by talks on Monday in United Arab Emirates with Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan. (File/Photo)
April 30, 2017 - 09:33 GMT
Merkel embarks on Saudi Arabia visit to address important issues including Daesh, Yemen and the role of women in society.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures as he gives a speech on April 28, 2017 during the Atlantic Council summit in Istanbul. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
April 30, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Meanwhile, in a separate decree, Turkey also banned television dating programs.
A screengrab shows a Daesh leader trying to extinguish the flames by rolling on the ground. (YouTube)
April 30, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
The Daesh leader had previously burned and killed three local residents and a police officer.
A mosque in Dresden was also attacked last year. (AFP/Sebastian Kahnert)
April 29, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The attempted arson was the third such attack targeting Turkish-Muslim mosques in the last two weeks.
Members of the Algerian National Liberation Front (FLN) gather at a party conference in the capital Algiers on April 28, 2017. (AFP/Ryad Kramdi)
April 29, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
The government wants voter turnout to exceed 51 percent to avoid any doubt in the legitimacy of the Algerian Parliament.
Pope Francis (C) stands near to Coptic Pope Tawadros II (R) as he prepares to light a candle during a visit at the Saint Peter and Saint Paul church in Cairo, which was target by a suicide bomb attack that killed 29 people last December, on April 28, 2017. (AFP/Andreas Solaro)
April 29, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
The 'Pope of Peace' reiterated his message of interfaith dialogue in a visit to Egypt.
Egyptian former interior minister Habib al-Adly (c) walks outside the court room after his retrial at Cairo's police academy on February 24, 2015 (AFP)
April 29, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Egyptian authorities have announced that former leader Hosni Mubarak’s minister of interior, Habib Al Adly, is a fugitive of the law.
The Afghan Taliban launched their “spring offensive” on Friday, heralding fresh fighting in the drawn-out conflict (AFP)
April 28, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
The Afghan Taliban launched their annual “spring offensive” Friday, heralding fresh fighting in the drawn-out conflict.
In this photograph taken on April 11, 2017, an Afghan security force personnel fires during an ongoing an operation against Daesh militants in the Achin district of Nangarhar province. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
April 28, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
The US recently called for increasing the number of troops in Afghanistan.
Egyptians walk past a welcome banner bearing a portrait of Pope Francis a day ahead of his visit to the capital Cairo, on April 27, 2017. (AFP/Mohamed El-Shahed)
April 28, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Despite security concerns, Pope Francis is going ahead for a visit to Egypt to strengthen ties between Christians and Muslims.
A Russian warship passes through the Bosporous Strait in Istanbul. (AFP/File)
April 27, 2017 - 16:12 GMT
The vessel collided with a freighter carrying livestock..
An unmanned boat filled with explosives targeted a petroleum production terminal run by Aramco. (Shutterstock)
April 27, 2017 - 15:24 GMT
An unmanned, explosives-laden boat was stopped in Saudi waters near the southern Jizan province.
The incident happened Monday as the vessel attempted to draw closer to the USS Mahan (AFP)
April 26, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
A US Navy guided-missile destroyer fired a warning flare towards an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel coming near it in the Persian Gulf.
Under Saudi law all women must have a male guardian who gives them permission to study, travel abroad or marry (AFP)
April 26, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia, a country where women are not allowed to drive cars, has been elected to the United Nations women's rights commission, sparking anger.