The WMO Hurricane Committee deemed the name inappropriate because of the eponymous militant group.(Image: Flickr)
April 19, 2015 - 15:00 GMT
UN's World Meteorological Organization has removed Isis from the official list of future Pacific hurricane names.
A Yemeni girl arrives at a UNHCR reception facilty in Djibouti. Yemenis continue to flee as Saudi-led strikes pound Houthi positions across Yemen. (Image: AFP/Tony Karumba)
April 19, 2015 - 14:00 GMT
Yemeni girl escapes the Houthis disguised in men's clothing with her hair cropped short.
For three months the five friends shaped and welded scrap metal to form a rigid frame before fitting it out with nearly 1,000 green plastic bottles. (Image: AFP/Mohamed Abed)
April 19, 2015 - 07:30 GMT
Five Palestinians have built a four meter boat from nearly 1000 green plastic bottles, to cruise around the six nautical mile sailing restriction in the Mediterranean Sea.
April 19, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
Thousands of beachgoers at Dubai’s Kite Beach got a little more than they (bucket) bargained for on Friday as KFC surprised them with an unexpected afternoon treat.
Egypt's Culture Minister issued a public apology after insulting museum curator Azza Abd El-Moneim during a tour.  (Image: Facebook)
April 18, 2015 - 14:02 GMT
Egypt's Culture Minister issued a public apology after insulting overweight museum curator during tour.
The markets sell mini Daesh uniforms for children. (
April 18, 2015 - 05:25 GMT
Daesh has released a new set of disturbing propaganda photos, showing off their growing number of military markets in Iraq and Syria.
There is also concern about the dangers of passive smoking in Jordan. (AFP/File)
April 17, 2015 - 10:36 GMT
Jordanians annually spend JD508 million on tobacco, which is enough to build eight hospitals, Jordan National Anti-Smoking Society President Mohammad Shreim told the Jordan News Agency, Petra, on Thursday.
The video only recently emerged on social media. (Screengrab)
April 17, 2015 - 06:00 GMT
A young Kurdish girl fires a machine gun at ISIS (Daesh), before boasting she has killed 400 of the Islamic militants - as she is egged on with cries of 'kill, kill'.
'Almisbar', 'Union', and 'Peace Probe' were among some of the other suggested names. (Shutterstock)
April 16, 2015 - 14:00 GMT
His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum asked the general public for their suggestions in naming the Mars probe.
Don't worry, this one is just taking a cat-nap. (Shutterstock)
April 16, 2015 - 12:00 GMT
Someone at the American University Beirut campus has been allegedly smashing kittens to death.
The video urges German Daesh supporters to give their
April 16, 2015 - 07:50 GMT
The propaganda video promises a Charlie Hebdo-like attack in Germany.