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October 1, 2015

A rebel commander in Syria's Idlib province says training sites for the US train and equip program just got hit by Russian missiles. (AFP/File)
14:37 GMT
More bad news for US-vetted rebels in Syria.
An armed Kurdish militant of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) wearing a mask and a scarf covering his head flashes the "V for Victory" sign from behind a barricade of concrete blocks, draped with tarps during clashes with Turkish forces on September 28, 2015, at Bismil, in Diyarbakir. (AFP/Ilyas Akengin)
10:38 GMT
Two Turkish soldiers were allegedly killed by PKK fighters in a drive by shooting in the country’s southeastern Diyarbakir province.
Palmyra museum director Walid al-Assad, whose father was beheaded by Daesh in late August, was also featured in the video. (AFP/File)
05:30 GMT
Iraqi historian and archaeologist Ali al-Nashmi, alongside the director of Palmyra's museum, warned of a centuries-old Jewish conspiracy to steal precious artifacts from Arab heritage sites.
Bahraini protesters hold signs of Sheikh Salman, the leader of the Shia opposition group in Bahrain. (Al Bawaba/File)
20:35 GMT
Bahrain recalled its ambassador to Iran and declared the Iranian acting charge d’affaires in Manama persona non-grata and gave him 72 hours to leave the country.
Iran plans to launch a major ground offensive that will be supported by Russian airstrikes. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
17:46 GMT
Lebanese sources revealed on Thursday that hundreds of Iranian troops have entered Syria in the last ten days, and are planning a major ground offensive together with Syrian regime forces and Hezbollah militants.
The bus crash killed 11 and injured eight on Thursday. (Twitter)
13:12 GMT
Some social media users claimed the bus crashed due to brake failure.
Investors are appealing for help from the Minister of Labor to introduce legislation to keep female employees from walking out. (WNYC)
11:57 GMT
Saudi investors are shutting down lingerie and womens fashion shops, citing difficulties in retaining female staff.
Over 2,000 people liked the "Sorry Syria" Facebook page. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
A group of Iranians set up a Facebook page to apologize to Syrians for the Islamic Republic's military role in Syria.

October 5, 2015

David Cameron said Russia was targeting anti-Assad rebels over Daesh militants. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
British Prime Minister David Cameron said Russian military action in Syria would make the region more unstable during an interview with the BBC.
Videos emerged Monday afternoon purporting to show the downing of a Syrian (or Russian) aircraft in eastern Ghouta, now social media's debating what happened. (Twitter)
14:47 GMT
Was it Russian, Syrian? Technical failure or shoot-down? Here come the social media wars.
Egypt's President Sisi and Ethiopian PM Desalegn had previously confirmed the date of the meeting at the UN General Assembly. (File photo)
09:10 GMT
Ethiopia's latest meeting with Sudan and Egypt to resolve building of Africa's largest hydroelectric power plant has been postponed again.
Hanna Mahameed suffered from severe burns to her face. (Image: Facebook)
08:03 GMT
Al Mayadeen journalist Hanna Mahameed was covering clashes outside Fadi Alloun's home in the West Bank when she was hit in the face with bomb fragments, resulting in extensive burns.
The 24-year-old man of Pakistani origin was accused of stealing a toothbrush. (Shutterstock/File)
08:00 GMT
A porter working in Dubai's airport was accused of stealing a toothbrush and charger from a passenger's luggage.
Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi (R) meets with his Tunisian counterpart Beji Caid Essebsi at the presidential palace in Cairo on October 4, 2015. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
08:00 GMT
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Tunisian president Beji Caid Essebsi agreed at a joint press conference in Cairo to unite in the fight against terrorism, of which both countries have fallen victim to.
Six people were arrested in Casablanca while Spanish police detained four others. (AFP/File)
07:10 GMT
Security forces in Spain and Morocco arrested ten people for reportedly recruiting for Daesh in the Middle East.
An Israeli soldier hurls a smoke grenade during clashes with Palestinians near Ramallah, October 4, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
While tensions continue to escalate in Jerusalem over the Al-Aqsa Mosque, rumors are growing of a third intifada. Could the Palestine-Israel conflict further spiral out of control?

October 4, 2015

Leaders of Syria's Southern Front rebels released a statement Friday claiming Russia and Iran as legitimate targets and occupying forces in Syria. (AFP/File)
15:08 GMT
Another voice enters the Russia debate in Syria.
The Etisalat ad showed a father slapping his son. (Screenshot)
20:28 GMT
Egypt's Consumer Protection Authority (CPA) banned an Etisalat ad for featuring domestic violence.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan answered reporters' questions on Russia, the status of a US-backed train-and-equip program, and recent events in Turkey. (AFP/File)
15:32 GMT
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters Russia's recent actions in Syria will only serve to isolate it form other countries in the region.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (R) inspect guards of honour during their visit to the Black Sea Fleet’s guards missile cruiser Moskva in the sea port of Sochi. (AFP/Alexei Druzhinin)
10:00 GMT
The Egyptian Foreign Minister voiced Egypt's support for Russia's airstrikes in Syria as a means to combat terrorism.
Palestinians wave their national flags as they greet their president Mahmud Abbas (C) upon his arrival from New York on October 2, 2015 where he attended a ceremony to mark the raising of the Palestinian flag at the United Nations headquarters, in the city of Ramallah. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
08:46 GMT
Palestine Authority and Palestine Liberation Organization President Mahmoud Abbas is all gimmicks according to writer Rami G. Khouri, and the Palestinian people deserve better.
According to Badriya Khalid, many housewives in Saudi do not think of their maids as women with feelings. (Al Bawaba/Fiile)
05:25 GMT
Some men in Saudi Arabia choose to marry their maids. Their first wives struggle to understand why.

September 28, 2015

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the crime. (Shutterstock)
09:31 GMT
The man beat the woman with a large rock until she tragically died on Chelnov street in south Tel Aviv near the corner of Matalon Street.
With the iPad, Apple breaks the barrier and competes with Microsoft's Surface Pro3.
22:09 GMT
With the iPad, Apple breaks the barrier and competes with Microsoft's Surface Pro3.

October 6, 2015

A Washington Post report out last week indicated the US plans a direct weapons transfer to Kurdish forces. (AFP/File)
22:31 GMT
Is the US focusing on the Kurds after Russia arrived in Syria?
European Council President Donald Tusk speaks during a debate on measures to deal with the refugee crisis at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, on October 6, 2015. (AFP/Frederick Florin)
16:24 GMT
The figure provided by European council president Donal Tusk is based on Turkish estimates.
View of the Israeli security barrier that runs along the southern border with Egypt near the Red Sea resort of Eilat. (AFP/Jack Guez)
10:07 GMT
The fence cost nearly $8 million, which included a number of what the defense ministry describes as "high-tech security devices."
Ahrar al-Sham is an ally of al-Nusra Front, Syria's al-Qaeda affiliate. (AFP/File)
09:44 GMT
Information from Germany's Federal Intelligence Service said Turkey regularly supplies weapons to these armed groups.
There were mixed reactions to the YouTube clip across the kingdom. (Shutterstock/File)
09:00 GMT
A Saudi woman who caught her husband cheating after secretly filming him flirting with a maid put the clip on YouTube.
Israeli troops fire rounds at Palestinian protesters in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, October 5, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
Israeli forces destroyed the homes of two Palestinian men who had carried out attacks in Jerusalem last year.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for the Assad government to be removed from power. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan said a "transition" of a new government in Syria was needed to solve the country's humanitarian crisis.

September 30, 2015

A statement on Saudi's ministry of health site Tuesday said 4,000 people were killed in the Hajj stampede. (AFP/File)
16:23 GMT
What's going on with Saudi Arabia's ministry of health website?
Smoke billowing from the Gaza Strip following an Israeli air strike on July 29, 2014. (AFP/Jack Guez)
15:08 GMT
Israeli forces said they retaliated on "terror sites" after a rocket was fired from a coastal enclave overnight.
Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas addresses the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN in New York on September 30, 2015. (AFP/Kena Betancur)
19:54 GMT
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas made the announcement during his annual speech to the UN General Assembly.

October 7, 2015

Russian Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets land at Hmeimim airbase in the Syrian regime stronghold of Latakia on October 3, 2015. (AFP/File)
16:43 GMT
The regime offensive in Hama is the first of its kind to receive Russian air support.
Russian strikes targeted areas across the Idlib province last week, including Kafranbel. (Twitter)
14:02 GMT
This is a tiny farming town you've probably seen many times before.
US airforce F-16 warplanes lining to take off from the Incirlik Airbase. (AFP/Tarik Tinazay)
11:00 GMT
The offer to help coordinate aerial strikes in Syria was made following increased tensions after Russia recently violated Turkey's air space.
Palestinians wave their national flags as they watch a live-screening of president Mahmud Abbas' speech followed by the raising of the Palestinian flag at the United Nations headquarters in New York, on September 30, 2015 in the city of Ramallah. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
07:56 GMT
Linda S. Heard emphasizes that the Israel-Palestine peace process has been a failure and a new strategy must be adopted in order to bring stability to the region.

October 2, 2015

Turkish security forces clash with Kurdish groups in central Diyarbakir in southeast Turkey June 9, 2015. (AFP/File)
12:47 GMT
Turkish security sources said they had killed 17 suspected PKK militants in the southeastern Turkish province of Diyarbakir.
An image from the Homs Media Centre shows smoke billowing from buildings in Homs, September 30, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:08 GMT
Russian fighter jets hit targets in Syria for a second day with opposition groups saying that raids targeted rebels who fought both government forces and Daesh.

September 29, 2015

As the Western world warms to Assad, the Syrian opposition shows no intention of following suit. (AFP/File)
12:56 GMT
As the Western world warms to the embattled president, the Syrian opposition shows no intention of following suit.
Muslims must restore the positive image of Islam after it has been so damaged by the actions of Daesh. (Shutterstock)
08:06 GMT
Writer Abdulrahman Al-Rashed urges Muslims to combat extremism by adopting moderate teachings and practices of Islam.

September 27, 2015

A boy reacts on a boat as refugees and migrants arrive on Eftalou beach, west of the port of Mytilene, on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey on September 21, 2015. (AFP/Iakovos Hatzistavrou)
11:00 GMT
An 8-meter boat carrying 37 refugees sank off the Turkish island of Cavusadasi, killing at least 17 passengers.
The most recent mini-series on King Tutankhamun was a US cable series starring Ben Kingsley. (Image Stack)
08:21 GMT
British tv production is the latest take on Ancient Egypt's boy-king Tutankhamun.
Although the Obama administration has repeatedly stated that “there is no place for Assad in a future Syria," Syria's head of state remains the face of the Syrian crisis. (AFP/Jewel Samad)
07:51 GMT
The US is both training Syrian rebels while showing utter complacency towards Russia's increased military presence in the war torn country. Eyad Abu Shakra asks what does “settlement in Syria” really mean to Washington?

September 26, 2015

Saudi grand mufti Sheikh Abdul Azia al-Sheikh told Saudi authorities that they were not at fault for the stampede that killed 700 Hajj pilgrims. (Al Bawaba/File)
16:29 GMT
The grand mufti reportedly said the tragedy in which more than 700 people died was beyond human control, and that fate and destiny were inevitable. He said the Saudi authorities were not responsible for the stampede.
Israeli soldiers fire at Palestinian protesters in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, September 21, 2015. (AFP/File)
12:36 GMT
Bureau chief of AFP Thomas Cox and two of his colleagues were attacked by Israeli soldiers while covering a protest near Nablus.