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Protesters and riot police clash during 2013 protests in Alexandria. (AFP/File)
April 24, 2017 - 15:02 GMT
They were among a group of 156 people accused of killing two policemen near Cairo in 2013.
US Defence Secretary James Mattis (R) and senior advisor Sally Donnelly arrive by helicopter at Resolute Support headquarters in the Afghan capital Kabul on April 24, 2017. (AFP/Jonathan Ernst)
April 24, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Mattis' visit, his first to Afghanistan, comes days after a deadly army base attack that left 140 Afghan soldiers dead.
A young Jordanian woman holds a placard that reads,
April 24, 2017 - 08:30 GMT
The revised penal code will force rapists to serve out their sentences and calls for tougher punishment on other crimes.
A picture taken from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on September 10, 2016 shows smoke rising from the Syrian village of Jubata al-Khashab after Israeli airstrikes against Syrian army positions. (AFP)
April 23, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Three Syrian forces have been killed in a fresh Israeli attack on a military camp near the southwestern city of Quneitra, a military official says.
Islamic Republic's President Hassan Rouhani (AFP)
April 22, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Campaigning for Iran's presidential elections scheduled for 19 May began on Friday, as "moderate" President Hassan Rouhani looks to defend his post from more conservative challengers.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (AFP/file photo)
April 21, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would meet US counterpart Donald Trump in May, a month after he won a contested referendum that will tighten his grip on power.
Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. (Emmanuel Dunand / AFP)
April 21, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose diatribes against the United States and Israel made him a polarizing figure, was barred Thursday from running again.
Daesh has a small but growing presence in Algeria. (Shutterstock)
April 21, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Daesh-affilitated outlets have become active in Algeria's eastern mountainous region.
Gabriele Del Grande pictured at the 71st Venice Film Festival in September 2014. (AFP/File)
April 20, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Gabriele Del Grande, who writes for a blog and has made documentaries on human rights issues, says he has not been charged but has had his phone confiscated and been denied access to a lawyer.
Jordanian security forces on patrol in the southern city of Karak. (AFP/File)
April 20, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
The suspect is accused 'promoting the ideologies of Daesh' by posting photos, videos and news about them on Facebook.
Anti-referendum protests in Turkey. (Yasin Akgul/AFP)
April 20, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Around 1,500 people protested the outcome of Turkey's referendum in central Istanbul late Wednesday, the fourth night since the vote on expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers.
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis (L) and US Central Command Commander Joseph Votel take part in a briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, DC on April 11, 2017. (AFP/Mandel Ngan)
April 19, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Following the US attack on a Syrian government airbase earlier this month, many allies of the US will want to know how the Trump team intends to approach Syria.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Moscow, Russia, April 12, 2017.
April 19, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that although Iran is complying with the nuclear agreement, the Islamic republic is still a "leading state sponsor of terror."
Supporters of the
April 19, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Opponents to the referendum have continued to protest, saying that blatant vote-rigging took place to swing the result.
A picture taken on April 16, 2017 shows a general view of the Monastery of St. Catherine in Egypt's south Sinai, where a policeman was killed and three others wounded on April 18, 2017. (AFP/Pedro Costa Gomes)
April 19, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
St. Catherine's is part of the Eastern Orthodox Church and a UNESCO World Heritage site visited by thousands of tourists and pilgrims each year.
Supporters of Turkish President Erdogan wave Turkish national flags and flags reading
April 17, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The opposition has vowed to challenge some 37 percent of ballots for lacking official seals.