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July 26, 2015

The 26-year-old Brit appeared in many Daesh propaganda videos last year. (AFP/File)
08:47 GMT
Self-styled executioner Mohammed Emwazi also known as "Jihadi John" reportedly fled Daesh territory in Syria, according to a British tabloid newspaper.
Far-right protesters from German party NPD shout racist slogans at refugees arriving in buses to Dresden, July 24, 2015. (AFP/File)
06:24 GMT
Neo-Nazis in the German city of Dresden staged a violent protest against hundreds of asylum seekers arriving to a tent area in buses.

August 4, 2015

An abandoned outpost, belonging to al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front, is seen on the Lebanese side of the Qalamuon Mountains on the border with Syria on May 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
Hezbollah and the Syrian army close in on the border city of Qalamoun, making their most aggressive offensive in the month-long battle.

August 3, 2015

Women clap their hands and shout slogans during an anti-war demonstration on Istiklal avenue in Istanbul on August 1, 2015. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
07:00 GMT
The US was at first triumphant about securing the use of an Turkish airbase to fight Daesh in Iraq and Syria. But as violence erupts between Turkey and the Kurds, is it possible Obama made a diplomatic disaster?
Trainees prepare for an exercise during a US-led training program fro Syrian rebels. (AFP/File)
19:11 GMT
A member of the newly-trained Syrian rebel forces backed by the US military is believed to have been killed in clashes last week, marking the force’s first battlefield casualty.
The military court Monday sentenced a man to three years of hard labor after being convicted of connections with Daesh and al-Nusra Front. (Wikimedia Commons)
19:00 GMT
The military court Monday sentenced a man to three years of hard labor after being convicted of connections with Daesh and al-Nusra Front.
Footage from the crash shows the tail of the MiG-29 that crashed in a crowded marketplace. (Twitter)
13:02 GMT
The plane crashed into a rebel held town south of Idlib, near the Turkish border.

July 22, 2015

The PKK claimed the attack was a punitive measure in response to the suicide bombing of Kurdish activists in Suruc. (AFP/File)
14:23 GMT
Turkey’s Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has claimed responsibility for the killing of two Turkish police officers, saying they were cooperating with Daesh, who recently killed over 30 people in a bomb attack in a Turkish border town.
A young Syrian boy cries as he sits on the rubble after a missile fired by Syrian government forces hit a residential area in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on July 21, 2015. (AFP/Karam al-Masri)
16:46 GMT
At least 12 civilians, including four children and a pregnant woman, were killed and dozens wounded Wednesday.

August 2, 2015

Yishai Schlissel is seen on a stabbing spree in Jerusalem during a gay pride parade. (AFP/File)
09:19 GMT
Police were looking into the relationship between Yishai Schlissel, who fatally stabbed six during this year's gay pride parade, and the Jerusalem couple.
Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor called for the Taliban to continue its military campaign after replacing Mullah Mohammad Omar as supreme leader. (AFP/File)
06:51 GMT
Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor called for the Taliban to continue its military campaign after replacing Mullah Mohammad Omar as supreme leader.

August 1, 2015

The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) flag. (Al Bawaba/File)
11:43 GMT
Turkey’s state news agency has alleged that the country’s week-long aerial warfare against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has killed around 260 members of the outlawed group.
Palestinians attend the funeral of 18-month-old Palestinian toddler Ali Saad Dawabsha, who died after his house was set on fire by Jewish settlers, on July 31, 2015, in the West Bank village of Duma. (AFP/Thomas Coex)
06:00 GMT
President Mahmoud Abbas said he would demand a probe by the International Criminal Courts into a series of attacks against Palestinians by Israeli settlers, including the incident which killed an infant earlier Friday.

July 31, 2015

Tensions are high between Israel and Lebanon since the 2006 war with Hezbollah. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
Israeli authorities installed the Iron Dome Defense System near the border with Lebanon in wake of the Iran nuclear deal, an IDF commander said.
An IDF soldier stands outside the Dawabsha family home, which was burnt down by settlers, July 31, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:14 GMT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Friday strongly condemned an arson attack carried out by settlers on a Palestinian family where a toddler was killed.
Rival party Hamas called the announcement by the Palestinian Authority a "coup". (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
The Palestinian Authority announced reshuffling the cabinet in a move denounced by Hamas as a "coup".

July 30, 2015

Palestinians return to what is left of their homes and businesses following the Israeli military offensive in Rafah on 1-4 August 2014. (AFP/File)
06:30 GMT
Israeli forces have been accused of carrying out war crimes during a day of “carnage” in the Gaza Strip that has been called Black Friday.

July 27, 2015

Security forces have rounded up 30 members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, bringing the total number of group members to 119. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
Security forces have rounded up 30 members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, bringing the total number of group members to 119.

July 25, 2015

Turkish F-16 fighter jets hit three Daesh targets in Syria on Friday morning. (Twitter)
07:29 GMT
Turkish fighter jets have conducted airstrikes on terrorist groups Daesh in Syria and the PKK in Iraq.
The opposition groups criticized the Assad regime's "horrific targeting of unarmed civilians" (Al Bawaba/File)
06:00 GMT
Two main Syrian opposition groups have agreed on a political roadmap to end the ongoing civil war in Syria.

July 23, 2015

The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported 33 civilian deaths at the hands of regime forces across Syria on Wednesday. (AFP/File)
14:34 GMT
At least 33 civilians, including eight children and two women, were killed on Wednesday, after Syrian regime forces shelled a number of towns and villages under the control of the opposition.
Fighters loyal to exiled Yemeni President Hadi said Thursday they had full control of Aden, despite Houthi claims to the contrary.
14:00 GMT
Despite Houthi claims earlier in the day to the contrary, forces loyal to exiled president Hadi said they have full claim over Aden.
Locals stand amidst the rubble following an alleged barrel bomb attack in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, May 20, 2015.  The Syrian regime's use of barrel bombs, imprecise explosives often filled with shrapnel, has faced sharp criticism for taking civilian lives.  (AFP/Karam al-Masri)
12:00 GMT
The UN's Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura denounced Syria's use of imprecise, shrapnel-filled barrel bombs in the strategic Lebanese border town Zabadani, saying the bomb attacks took civilian lives.