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October 1, 2015

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.
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.

September 30, 2015

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 6, 2015

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.
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.

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.
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

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.

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

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.
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.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said there are only a few dozen civilians residing in Palmyra. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Heavy government airstrikes in the Daesh-held city of Palmyra have reportedly killed more than 100 people and have the militant group in retreat.

September 25, 2015

A Russian Air Force Su-27 fighter jet similar to the ones recently arrived in Syria. (Creative Commons/SA-3.0)
12:38 GMT
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights added the newly arrived Russian jets were being flown by Syrian pilots.
At least 717 Muslim pilgrims were killed in Mina following a deadly stampede, September 24, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
Iranian authorities confirmed that at least 131 nationals were killed in Thursday's Hajj stampede.

September 24, 2015

Israel's security cabinet voted unanimously in favor of mandatory minimum sentences and easing restrictions of police live fire on stone throwers. (AFP/File)
20:52 GMT
Israel's security cabinet voted unanimously in favor of mandatory minimum sentences and easing restrictions of police live fire on stone throwers.