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Bahraini Shia demonstrators protest the arrest and persecution of top Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim.  (AFP/Mohammed Al-Shaikh)
June 29, 2016 - 15:20 GMT
Bahrain stripped eight Shia nationals of their citizenship and imprisoned them for anti-government activity.
US airstrikes injure top Al-Qaeda leader in Yemen. (AFP/File)
June 29, 2016 - 12:58 GMT
Sources claimed that the leader of the Al-Qaeda branch in Yemen was rushed to the al-Maraqsha hospital in Abeen for treatment, adding that his condition was serious.
The Federal Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi convicted an Emirati woman of spying for Hezbollah. (AFP/File)
June 29, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
A court found her guilty of exploiting sensitive information she obtained through her husband's job.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Hezbollah is only working for Iranian interests and prolonging Lebanon's political crisis. (AFP/File)
June 29, 2016 - 06:30 GMT
Riyadh hits back after Hezbollah said Saudi interests were preventing Lebanon from electing a president.
A checkpoint in Mukalla, Yemen. (AFP/File)
June 28, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
Daesh conducted a suicide bombing at a military checkpoint, killing 48 loyalist troops in Mukalla.
Lebanese members of parliament count the votes after casting their ballots to elect the new Lebanese president in the parliament building in downtown Beirut on April 23, 2014. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
June 28, 2016 - 08:30 GMT
'The reason behind the presidential vacuum is that local political forces are awaiting foreign instructions, especially a Saudi decision,' Hezbollah’s Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem said on Monday.“
This picture tweeted by Bahrain's leading human rights activist Nabeel Rajab shows protesters spending the night outside Sheikh Isa Qassim's home in Diraz, Bahrain on June 20, 2016. (Twitter)
June 27, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
The hearing was originally scheduled for September 4.
Sanaa residents survey the damage from an attack earlier in 2016. (AFP/File)
June 27, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
A motorbike bombing in a souk wounded at least 20 people in northwest Yemen.
Foreign-backed militants patrol in the Syrian city of Idlib. (AFP/file)
June 27, 2016 - 10:30 GMT
The US-Saudi weapons were stolen by Jordanian intelligence agents and sold to arms dealers on the black market.
Supporters of the Houthi movement attend the funeral of senior Houthi leader Lutf al-Quhom (AFP/file)
June 26, 2016 - 17:00 GMT
Pro-government forces launched a surprise attack on a Houthi location in north-western Al-Bayda’ province in central Yemen, local commander Mustafa Hussein al-Baydani told Anadolu Agency.
A picture taken on January 14, 2014 through the window of an airplane shows the Red Sea's Tiran and the Sanafir islands in the Straits of Tiran between Egypt's Sinai Peninsula and Saudi Arabia. (AFP/File)
June 26, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
The government has appealed a lower court's decision to annul the transfer of the islands to Saudi Arabia.
Members of al-Qaeda of the Arab Peninsula. (AFP/File)
June 24, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
Residents in southern Yemen report an increase in al-Qaeda activity, driving around with anti-aircraft weaponry.
Six fire stations responded to the fire outbreak in Kuwait's Central Prison. (AFP/File)
June 24, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
A prison fire in the drug-offenses section of the Central Prison wounded 47 inmates and guards, and killed at least one person.
Residents in Beledweyne, Somalia, walk through the flood waters. (Twitter)
June 23, 2016 - 17:00 GMT
The Turkish Red Crescent and Qatar Charity are teaming up on a $2.75 million USD project to aid Beledweyne, Somalia.
An aerial view of Yemen's al-Qaeda-held port city, Mukalla. (AFP/File)
June 23, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
Two Daesh car bombs killed 13 Loyalist forces in the al-Qaeda-held port city of Mukalla.
A guard tower is seen at Guantanamo Bay military prison. (AFP/John Moore)
June 23, 2016 - 12:30 GMT
Abdel Malik Abdel Wahab al-Rahabi, held for 14 years without being charged of any crime, will be resettled in Montenegro.