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Saudi police survey the aftermath of the Al-Asir mosque bombing in August 2015. (AFP/File)
May 02, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Saudi authorities arrested a man suspected of participating in the Asir bombing, shooting at mosque worshippers, and planning large-scale attacks.
Egyptian protesters chant slogans during a demonstration in central Cairo against a controversial deal to hand over two islands in the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia, April 15, 2016. (AFP/File)
May 02, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Egypt has put on trial 237 people detained during mass protests against a controversial government decision to hand over two islands to Saudi Arabia.
Ambulances on the site of the blast. (Twitter)
May 01, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
Nine police officers were among the injured in the attack in Gaziantep, the report cited the governor as saying.
People carry the coffin of a Turkish policeman during a funeral ceremony at the Kocatepe Mosque in the capital, Ankara, on April 8, 2016. (AFP/File)
May 01, 2016 - 09:36 GMT
The deaths took place in Mardin province's Nusaybin – a district on the Syrian border which has been the focus of counter-terrorism operations since March 14 – according to a security source speaking on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.
In this handout video capture released by the Italian Coast Guard on April 30, 2016, refugees arrive at Lampedusa harbor after a rescue operation at sea, off the coast of Libya. (AFP/File)
May 01, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Some 1,400 refugees were rescued over the last week after attempting to cross the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy.
United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed (C) arrives to give a press conference at the Information ministry in Kuwait City on April 26, 2016.  (AFP/Yasser al-Zayyat)
May 01, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
The Saudi-backed government have accused the Houthis and their allies of attempting 'to alter the military equation' in the war.
Saudi border guards are seen during training exercises. (AFP/File)
April 30, 2016 - 14:30 GMT
The interior ministry said the three were involved in the assassination of Col. Kitab al-Otaibi.
The Libyan coast guard watches over a group of African migrants after towing their boat to the Tripoli shore. (AFP/File)
April 30, 2016 - 13:08 GMT
The migrants were taken to the island of Lampedusa, but an unknown number of people may also be missing.
Two women walk along the beach with a child in Myrsini on April 20, 2016, a few metres away from a summer resort sheltering nearly 350 Syrian refugees. (AFP/Aris Messinis)
April 30, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Central European countries are looking to Italy to prevent another mass influx of refugees from the Mediterranean.
Accommodation blocks were previously destroyed in the detention center on Nauru, which has come under fire for inhumane conditions for asylum-seekers. (AFP/File)
April 29, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
The 23-year-old set himself on fire as UN representatives visited the detention center.
The constitutional amendments roll back the promise of reforms made in the wake of the 2011 uprisings in the Middle East. (AFP/File)
April 29, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
The changes grant the King power to hire and fire key appointments without any nomination or approval process from the government.
An Iraqi solider walks past a sign pointing toward Mosul. (AFP/File)
April 29, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
The US Army determined that launching a full-scale operation on Mosul would not happen within the next five weeks.
Kuwaiti security forces surround a Shia mosque that was attacked by Daesh. (AFP/File)
April 29, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Kuwait reaffirmed its commitment to fighting Daesh internationally.
Tunisian special forces on patrol after a Daesh attack. (AFP/File)
April 28, 2016 - 18:00 GMT
The Tunisia Interior Ministry received reports of militants plotting suicide bombings in the country.
The closed gates of the Kerem Shalom crossing. (AFP/Said Khatib)
April 28, 2016 - 17:00 GMT
Israeli authorities have shut down the Kerem Shalom crossing until Sunday.
Qatari Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meet in Ankara in December 2014. (AFP/File)
April 28, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
The measure was signed by Turkish Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz and his Qatari counterpart Khalid bin Mohammad al-Attiyah with the presence of Davutoglu and Qatari Interior Minister Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani.