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Iraqi forces load artillery outside Mosul (AFP)
May 25, 2017 - 19:00 GMT
Pro-government fighters on Thursday captured four villages and a strategic road west of the northern city of Mosul from Daesh extremists, according to an Iraqi army officer.
Iraqi soldier stands atop a tank during a training session with US troops on using US-made tanks at joint military base (AFP)
May 25, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
The US army failed to account for military equipment and vehicles worth more than $1 billion that were intended for the Iraqi government forces, according to a 2016 audit by the Pentagon's inspector general.
King Abdullah II (R) and Queen Rania (C) of Jordan sit near Crown Prince Hussein (2nd L) and King Abdullah's mother Princess Mona (L) during the ceremony. (AFP)
May 25, 2017 - 11:08 GMT
His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday said that independence is a continuous process of building and achieving, urging for instilling the spirit of initiative in the country’s youth to continue the path towards the envisioned future.
Turkish riot police detain a protester during a demonstration against the arrest by Turkish authorities of an academic and a teacher who have been on a hunger strike, in Ankara, on May 23, 2017. (AFP/Adem Altan)
May 25, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Two teachers had been on hunger strike for two months to highlight the plight of around 150,000 public employees who have been suspended or sacked since last July's coup.
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May 24, 2017 - 19:00 GMT
His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has ordered the release of 1,014 prisoners of different nationalities from Dubai’s correctional and punitive establishments, ahead of Ramadan.
Philippine policemen check evacuees from Marawi aboard a van at a checkpoint by the entrance of Iligan City, in southern island of Mindanao on May 24, 2017. (AFP/Ted Aljibe)
May 24, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
The militants burned a Catholic church, the city jail and two schools in Marawi, as well as occupying the main streets and two bridges leading to the municipality.
Fayez Sarraj addresses a press conference on May 16, 2016 in Vienna, Austria. (AFP/Leonhard Foeger)
May 24, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The US ambassador to Libya made a fleeting visit to Tripoli on Tuesday to endorse the UN-backed government based in the capital, and is the first such visit by Washington's envoy to the North African country in three years.
Messages and floral tributes are seen in Albert Square in Manchester, northwest England on May 23, 2017, in solidarity with those killed and injured in the May 22 terror attack at the Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena. (AFP/Ben Stansall)
May 24, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
School-aged children and teens were among the victims when a home-made device exploded at Manchester Arena.
Smoke belows during clashes between Tunisian protesters and security forces outside the El Kamour oil and gas pumping station, in the southern state of Tataouine, on May 22, 2017, as locals stage a sit-in to demand a share of local resources and priority for jobs in the sector. (AFP/Fathi Nasri)
May 24, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
A young man was 'accidentally' run over by a National Guard vehicle while he was participating in a labor demonstration in the southern state of Tatouine.
Police officers relocate floral tributes in St Ann's Square in Manchester, northwest England on May 23, 2017, laid as a mark of respect to those in killed and injured following a deadly terror attack at the concert at the Manchester Arena the night before. (AFP/Ben Stansall)
May 23, 2017 - 18:34 GMT
Daesh has claimed the attack, but police are still trying to work out whether he acted alone or as part of a larger network in the UK.
Afghan children walk past security force personnel as they leave a village during an operation against Islamic State (IS) militants in the Chaparhar district of Nangarhar province on May 21, 2017. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
May 23, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The US has said it may send an additional 3,000 to 5,000 troops as the Taliban have stepped up their attacks in recent weeks.
Security forces ride on the back of a patrol truck escorting UN special envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed upon his arrival at Sanaa airport on May 22, 2017. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
May 23, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
The United States has increased attacks against AQAP - which has taken advantage of the chaos in the impoverished country - since President Donald Trump took office in January.
US President Donald Trump speaks during the Arabic Islamic American Summit at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center in Riyadh on May 21, 2017. (AFP/Mandel Ngan)
May 22, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Donald Trump's speech in Saudi Arabia struck a somewhat softer tone than previous remarks in which he stated, 'I think Islam hates us.'
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan gives flowers to his supporters upon his arrival at the Extraordinary Congress of the ruling AKP (AFP)
May 22, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Delegates of Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) reappointed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as leader at a gathering at a sports arena in the capital Ankara.
Afghan volunteers move a body from the scene of a suicide attack that targeted the national television station in Jalalabad on May 17, 2017. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
May 21, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Other branches of the New Kabul Bank have previously been the target of attacks.
US President Donald Trump joins dancers with swords at a welcome ceremony ahead of a banquet at the Murabba Palace in Riyadh on May 20, 2017. (AFP/Mandel Ngan)
May 21, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The military deal will stretch over the coming ten years, while other agreements focused on economic cooperation.