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August 27, 2015

The Syrian president said in a televised interview that relationships with Iran and Russia remain stable. (AFP/File)
00:04 GMT
The Syrian president said in a televised interview that relationships with Iran and Russia remain stable.
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.
A 26-year-old from the US, nicknamed Hewal Dilsad by Kurdish fighters in northwestern Syria, displays a photograph of his wife and son.  (AFP/Uygar Onder Simsek)
06:15 GMT
Meet the foreign fighters joining the ranks of Kurdish militias in Syria; why we still need to stop calling Daesh "Islamic"; and young Gazans tell their own stories a year after Operation Protective Edge.
Rami Malek's popular hacker TV series "Mr. Robot" has postponed the release of its Season 1 finale over a 'graphic scene' similar to the real-life events of the Virginia shooting. (Screenrant.com)
06:12 GMT
Rami Malek's popular hacker TV series "Mr. Robot" has postponed the release of its Season 1 finale over a 'graphic scene' similar to the real-life events of the Virginia shooting.
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 23, 2015

A bird is pictured flying in front of buildings in the polluted skyline of the Iranian capital Tehran. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
08:20 GMT
Scientists say that armed conflicts since the Arab Spring have contributed to the reduction of air pollution in the Middle East by almost half.
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.
Jackie Chan is set to film his new blockbuster in Dubai. (Cloudpix.co)
09:00 GMT
Jackie Chan is set to film his new blockbuster in Dubai.
Employers often make mistakes that may lead them to miss out on talent that would have been an asset to their company. (Shutterstock)
08:48 GMT
Sometimes finding talent isn't so cut and dry.
A Syrian woman holds her children upon landing in Kos. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Al Bawaba/File)
05:08 GMT
There are 16 newly or recently born children at the hospital in Bodrum, Turkey. They have been left behind, their mothers making a desperate choice. Who knows if the women made it across the five kilometres separating Turkey from Greece and the European Union.

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 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.
Young Palestinians take part in the Festival of Colors in the West Bank city of Ramallah, August 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:49 GMT
Young Palestinian artists in the West Bank arranged their own version of the Hindu celebration of Holi by organising the Festival of Colors in Ramallah.
The mother-of-five reportedly said she regretted joining the militant group in Syria. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
A woman who took five of her children to Syria and married a Daesh fighter has reportedly said she wants to return back to England.

August 20, 2015

The Freekasol cafe in the village of Kaso refuses to serve Indian customers. (Screenshot)
10:00 GMT
An Israeli cafe in India was accused of being racist for its "whites only" policy.
The individual accidentally shot himself in the arm while guarding a bigoted gun store. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
Whoopsie! Who said karma isn't real? This silly man accidentally shot himself while guarding a "Muslim-free" bigoted gun store in the US!

August 18, 2015

Indian widows dressed as the Hindu gods Radha and Krishna prepare their costumes on March 14, 2014. (AFP/Rebecca Conway)
11:00 GMT
The decision to build a Hindu temple comes after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the UAE for the first time in 34 years.
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.
The dam is scheduled for completion in 2017 and is slated to be Africa's largest hydroelectric plant. (Elmogaz)
10:57 GMT
The tripartite committee will be meeting to discuss latest developments regarding the undelivered report by foreign consultancy firms.
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 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.
A closed rental company has been taking 18 parking spaces for vehicles while residents risk fines parking illegally.
15:00 GMT
A closed rental company has been taking 18 parking spaces for vehicles while residents risk fines parking illegally.
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.
Reports said Apple may be another tech giant attempting to develop an autonomous car. (AFP/File)
11:16 GMT
Apple may be joining the tech giant in attempts to develop an autonomous car.
An image grab from a video released on March 29, 2014 by al-Malahem Media, the media arm of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
The Yemeni conflict isn't exactly black and white.
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 28, 2015

Beirut's trash crisis began in July when Lebanon's Environment Ministry closed its largest Naameh landfill site. (Al Bawaba/File)
12:56 GMT
A large crowd of demonstrators has once again taken to the streets of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, to express anger over the worsening garbage crisis in the Arab country.

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.
Both Easy Taxi and Uber are slightly more expensive than traditional taxis. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Easy Taxi and Uber are easing public transportation and cab-flagging woes in the Jordanian capital.

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 19, 2015

So many are upset that Matisyahu was boycotted. Discrimination anyone? (Facebook)
14:59 GMT
The Spanish government spoke up on Tuesday about their displeasure of American Jewish artist Matisyahu having been banned from performing at a Spanish reggae festival because of his political views that don't support a Palestinian State.
Some things haven't changed in the last four years. (AFP/File)
09:49 GMT
Some things haven't changed in the last four years.

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.
The Syrian regime may have just gotten a much deadlier weapon. (AFP/File)
14:26 GMT
The Syrian government has an amped up weapons supply.