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August 15, 2015

Turkish security has been cracking down on Kurdish activists and those in connection with the PKK. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Turkish security has been cracking down on Kurdish activists and those in connection with the PKK. (
Hezbollah remains on the US terror list and was blacklisted by the EU in 2013. (AFP/File)
08:20 GMT
Kuwait authorities seized a large arms cache smuggled from Iraq and hidden beneath houses near the border.

August 26, 2015

A child rides a bicycle through rubble buildings that were destroyed during the 52-day war between Israel and Hamas. (AFP/File)
15:13 GMT
At least 35 aid groups from around the world on Wednesday launched a call for Israel to put an end to its blockade of Gaza in order to accommodate reconstruction of the 19,000 houses that have been destroyed.
A protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask stands in the middle of clashes between demonstrators and police in central Beirut, August 25, 2015. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Violence continued in Beirut after Lebanon's cabinet failed to reach an agreement on how to resolve the country's rubbish crisis.
The PKK has accused Turkish police of collaborating with Islamist militants along the border with Syria. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
09:01 GMT
PKK militants attacked a police station in Bingol province, injuring two policemen.

August 16, 2015

Palestinian worshipers walk outside the Dome of the Rock after Friday prayers at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam's third holiest site which is also sacred to the Jews and known to them as Temple Mount, in the Old City of Jerusalem on August 8, 2015. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
09:33 GMT
A piece of land along side the eastern wall of Al-Aqsa mosque has been confiscated by Israeli authorities.
Fighters from the Fajr Libya (Libya Dawn), an alliance of Islamist-backed militias, guard a checkpoint on the way into the city of Sirte, on February 18, 2015. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
14:10 GMT
Four members of a Salafist Muslim group fighting to purge Daesh militants from Sirte were executed and their bodies were displayed to the public.
Injured people receive treatment at a make-shift hospital in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the capital Damascus, following airstrikes by Syrian government forces on a marketplace on August 16, 2015. (AFP/Abd Doumany)
13:21 GMT
The Observatory said the death toll was likely to rise.
Many LGBT Syrians escape to find refuge in Turkey's capital, where at least an annual gay pride parade shows the community's presence. (AFP/File)
07:20 GMT
Turkey isn't the greatest place to go, but it's a start.

August 27, 2015

Human Rights Watch said they have found unexploded remnants of cluster munitions at sites where they had reportedly been used. (AFP/File)
13:20 GMT
Human Rights Watch urged the Saudi-led coalition battling Houthi rebels in Yemen to end their use of cluster munitions inside the war-torn country.
Rescue workers assist struggling asylum seekers on an overcrowded boat headed for Europe. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The bodies of 40 asylum seekers were found in the hold of a troubled boat off the coast of the Mediterranean on Wednesday.

August 25, 2015

The Palestine Liberation Organization on Monday condemned what it called Israel's "systematic ethnic cleansing" in East Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
10:15 GMT
The Palestine Liberation Organization on Monday condemned what it called Israel's "systematic ethnic cleansing" in East Jerusalem.

August 24, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem on August 16, 2015. (AFP/Abir Sultan)
18:00 GMT
The petition calling for the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Nentanyahu is gaining momentum. The British government will have to debate the issue if the petition reaches 100,000 signatures.
In this file photo, the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants are seen gathering to listen to the speech of the PKK leader on April 25, 2013 in the Qandil mountain, the PKK headquarters in northern Iraq. (AFP/File)
12:31 GMT
Turkish security sources claim that suspected members of PKK have kidnapped 316 children, 88 of whom were girls, over the past two years.

August 23, 2015

Members of Lebanon's Hezbollah movement stand next to the coffin of Mohamed al-Atrach, who was killed in combat alongside Syrian government forces near Zabadani, during his funeral procession in a southern suburb of Beirut on August 22, 2015. (AFP/File)
14:25 GMT
Four Hezbollah fighters were killed in the Syrian border town of Zabadani as the group continued their slow advance to reclaim the city from opposition fighters.

August 22, 2015

Officials inspect the train following the attack. (AFP/Philippe Huguen)
13:16 GMT
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Saturday that the gunman on a train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris is believed to be a "radical Islamist" from Morocco, though his identity is not yet confirmed, reported The Daily Star.

August 21, 2015

Images circulated on social media show the Daesh militants destroying the Saint Elian Monstery near al-Qaryatain in a Christian neighborhood in Homs. (AFP/File)
15:43 GMT
The structure was founded more than 1,500 years ago in a Syrian Christian neighborhood.
Refugees in Suhl bow over pages of a ripped Quran following riots in the German town, August 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
Four police officers and 11 asylum seekers were injured during riots in the German town of Suhl after an Afghan national tore pages out of the Quran in a refugee center.

August 18, 2015

Maya, a 4-year-old Syrian girl, lies in a hospital bed after she was injured the day before following air strikes by Syrian government forces on a marketplace in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the capital Damascus on August 17, 2015. (AFP/Sameer al-Doumy)
18:00 GMT
The Syrian regime's attack on a marketplace in the rebel-held Damascus suburb of Douma killed at least 111 civilians and injured 200 others.
Mourners carry the body of Mohammed Bassam Amsha al-Atrash, a Palestinian who was shot dead by Israeli troops the day before after he had stabbed a border police officer,  AFP/ Jaafar Ashtiyeh
15:50 GMT
Mourners carry the body of Mohammed Bassam Amsha al-Atrash, a Palestinian who was shot dead by Israeli troops the day before after he had stabbed a border police office
A Hezbollah fighter takes aim in the region of Qalamoun near the Syrian border town of Zabadani. (Twitter)
12:48 GMT
Al-Manar news reported that Hezbollah forces killed 20 militants in what is being described as the final push for control of the Syrian border town after the expiration of a temporary ceasefire on Sunday.
Relief workers carry a wounded man following a deadly airstrike by the Syrian government in Douma, August 16, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:38 GMT
The death toll in Douma hit over 100 people after Syrian government forces raided the area, northeast of Damascus.
A senior Pentagon official said the US will increase its use of drones internationally to as many as 90 a day by 2019. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
A senior Pentagon official said the US will increase its use of drones internationally to as many as 90 a day by 2019.

August 17, 2015

People stand near armored vehicles of Turkish military stationed in front of Gecimli military outpost where Kurdish rebels attacked and killed 6 soldiers and 2 village guard on 5 August in Hakkari. (AFP/File)
14:30 GMT
Six PKK fighters were killed in the operation, and one suspect was taken into custody.

August 14, 2015

A member of the Council of State shot himself in the chest Thursday, official sources said. (AFP/File)
14:30 GMT
A member of the Council of State shot himself in the chest Thursday, official sources said.