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April 16, 2015

UN special envoy to Yemen, Jamal Benomar. (AFP/File)
07:17 GMT
The UN special envoy to Yemen, Jamal Benomar, resigned from his position amid political chaos and instability.

April 15, 2015

Fresh recruits are reportedly told to rip up and burn their passports upon arriving in Daesh-held territory in Syria to ensure they don't try to defect from the group's ranks. (AFP/File)
09:48 GMT
Some 40 foreign fighters in Daesh-held Syria are being arrested by the group's leaders for trying to escape or being suspected of wanting to as some say larger defection numbers reflect weakening Daesh capacity.

April 13, 2015

Ramin Rahmani Nejad Asil, the Iranian photographer behind these images, told Al Bawaba, “Many locals believe that this is the most exquisite mosque in the world, and I have never seen anything like it." Located in the southern city of Shiraz, the Nasir al-Mulk Mosque is a hidden treasure in the Islamic Republic.
20:35 GMT
Stained glass and sunlight create a daily magic show inside a 19th century Iranian mosque.

April 12, 2015

Ten of those taken, including six women, are Ismailis, a minority sect that is an offshoot of Shi'ite Islam. The remaining 40 are Sunni Muslims, including at least 15 women. (Images: AFP/File)
07:30 GMT
Daesh seizes civilians in central Syrian village, with almost half of the victims women feared as having been taken as slaves.

April 8, 2015

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has agreed to represent former President Mohamed Nasheed. (Image: Twitter)
08:03 GMT
Taking time off from looking stylish, high-profile lawyer Amal Clooney will be representing jailed former president of Maldives Mohamed Nasheed.