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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.

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.

July 19, 2015

A 10-year-old Syrian girl died from a diabetic coma after her traffickers allegedly threw her medicine in the ocean. (AFP/File)
07:17 GMT
A 10-year-old Syrian girl died from a diabetic coma after her traffickers allegedly threw her medicine in the ocean.
A family buy colorful party hats for their daughters in preparation for Eid-al-Fitr celebrations in Cairo. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
15:00 GMT
A total of 6 deaths and 114 injuries occurred in 33 different incidents across Egypt during the Eid Al-Fitr holiday.


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.

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.

July 21, 2015

Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez spent several months in Jordan in 2014. (AFP/File)
19:51 GMT
An uncle of the man who killed four Marines and one sailor at two military sites in Tennessee has been in the custody of Jordanian authorities since a day after the attack. Reports say he is being barred from access to a lawyer.
Mourners react over a coffin in Gaziantep on July 21, 2015, during a funeral ceremony for victims following a suicide bomb attack the day before which killed at least 31 in the southern Turkish town of Suruc. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
12:40 GMT
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Tuesday said authorities had identified a suspect involved in the suicide bombing near the Syrian border that killed 32 activists.
Yemeni workers gather around an Emirate relief ship that docked in Aden on May 24. (AFP/File)
11:46 GMT
A UN ship carrying humanitarian aid arrived in the southern port city for the first time in four months.
Prime Minister David Cameron speaks with a local resident in the English city of Birmingham prior to delivering a speech on extremism, July 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:30 GMT
David Cameron unveiled a new five-year plan to eradicate home-grown extremism in the UK, blaming "failure of integration" for hundreds of British Muslims joining Daesh in Iraq and Syria.

July 20, 2015

Members of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) take position in a classroom in the village of Maarouf in the northeastern Syrian province of Hasakah on July 16, 2015. (AFP/Youssef Karwashan)
17:14 GMT
A Syrian Kurdish militia on Monday said it was nearly in full control of the northeastern city of Hasakah, gaining territory at the expense of troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad’s government.