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April 22, 2015

Jacqueline Toutounjian, a 73-year-old Syrian Armenian, who fled the violence in Aleppo, prays inside her home on April 17, 2015, in Lebanon's historic town of Anjar. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
15:14 GMT
A UN representative held a series of meetings with Lebanese officials Wednesday over issues facing women in conflict.
In addition to the Assad regime, several militant groups, including Islamists, are presently fighting Daesh (File-AFP)
14:55 GMT
Activist group says 12 Daesh figthers dead in battle with Islamist rebels.
Indian authorities have taken Al Jazeera off the air for five days citing broadcasts of "wrong" maps of the Kashmir region. (Screenshot: Al Jazeera Livestream)
14:30 GMT
Indian authorities have taken Al Jazeera off the air for five days citing broadcasts of "wrong" maps of the Kashmir region.
Obama has refused to use the term "genocide" to avoid angering his strategic ally, Turkey (File-AFP)
13:36 GMT
Armenian leaders are told that the President will not use the term "genocide."
Yemen's defense minister has been freed after a month of captivity, sources said Wednesday. (AFP/File)
13:34 GMT
Yemen's defense minister has been freed after a month of captivity, sources said Wednesday.
Amnesty said US officials responsible for the offenses should be brought to justice, not granted immunity from the Obama administration. (AFP/File)
13:08 GMT
The international human rights group has demanded the disclosure of the names, locations and dates of operations under the CIA program, and accused the Obama administration of granting 'de facto amnesty' to CIA personnel involved in the torture.
Iraqis stand at the site of an explosion at the parking across the street from the al-Yarmuk hospital in the west of Baghdad on April 14, 2015. (AFP/Ali al-Saadi)
12:03 GMT
Security officials say a car bomb exploded in Baghdad's eastern district of Talibiyah Wednesday afternoon, killing seven people and wounding at least 14.
A UN count said more than 1,000 people had been killed in a single month of violence in Iraq. (AFP/File)
11:34 GMT
A bombing at a funeral in Iraq's northern province of Kirkuk left at least five civilians dead and another 21 wounded Tuesday night, in another uptick in violence in Daesh-held areas of Iraq.
Crowds of Palestinians carried the body of Muhammed Abu Khdeir to mosque on July 4, 2014 (File-AFP)
10:48 GMT
Family of Palestinian teen murdered by Jewish extremists asks Israeli government to remove name from terror memorial
Fresh strikes came hours after the announced end of Saudi's air campaign against the Houthis Tuesday night and as the US warned Iran against sending weapons to the Houthis. (AFP/File)
10:44 GMT
Renewed strikes targeted new positions in Yemen's third largest city of Taez Wednesday, just hours after the announced end to their operation "Operation Decisive Storm."
French officials arrived at the suspect's home after he accidentally shot himself and had to call an ambulance. (AFP/File)
10:26 GMT
French authorities arrested a 24-year-old computer science student Wednesday after finding an arsenal of heavy weapons and notes on potential targets in his Paris apartment.
Following their announced ceasefire, the Saudi defense ministry said the operation had "succeeded" in quelling weapons supplies of the Shiite Houthi rebels after almost a month of airstrikes in the country. (AFP/File)
09:54 GMT
Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi thanked the Saudi-led coalition for their role in rebuffing the advancement of Shiite Houthi rebels attempting to oust his government in war-torn Yemen.
Trafficking 'godfathers' in Tripoli were heard laughing off the terrible plight of migrants attempting to reach Italy, saying: 'They probably died.' (AFP/File)
09:40 GMT
Wire taps from inside one of Libya's biggest people smuggling rings in Tripoli reveal human trafficking 'godfathers' boasting about overstuffed vessels and laughing off migrant deaths.
Tehran and world powers hope to reach a final nuclear agreement by June 30. (AFP/File)
09:18 GMT
Russia's foreign minister has voiced support for an immediate lifting of international sanctions against Iran following a successful nuclear agreement, which is the timeline Iran hopes for instead of another suggested by world powers to slowly lift sanctions after inspections are completed.
A group of international foreign fighters pose for a photo in the outskirts of the north-western Syrian town of Tal Tamr, as they fight alongside People Protection Unit. (AFP/file)
08:55 GMT
A group of international foreign fighters pose for a photo in the outskirts of the north-western Syrian town of Tal Tamr, as they fight alongside People Protection Unit. (AFP/file)
Saudi Arabia announced the end of "Operation Decisive Storm" Tuesday night, hailing the campaign as a victory despite continued clashes on the ground in Yemen. (AFP/File)
08:40 GMT
Following Saudi's announcement of the end of airstrikes in Yemen Tuesday, the US pushes for further progress toward peace talks and warns Iran against escalating the conflict with weapons supplies for the Houthis.
Areas across Syria under Daesh control have been blocked from receiving aid for months, according to the UN. (AFP/FIle)
07:03 GMT
More than 225,000 Syrians are besieged by Daesh forces in the eastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor, according to the most recent UN report, leaving civilians without access to foodstuffs and water supply.
The Pentagon has expressed doubt about the claims, saying there's no evidence to support that Baghdadi was wounded. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
The Pentagon has expressed doubt about the claims, saying there's no evidence to support that Baghdadi was wounded.
Syrian Army troops engaged militants in the mountainous Qalamoun region, thwarting opposition fighters infiltrating the country Tuesday. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Syrian Army troops engaged militants in the mountainous Qalamoun region, thwarting opposition fighters infiltrating the country Tuesday.

April 21, 2015

Smoke billows from the Fajj Attan Hill in Sanaa following a reported airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition on an army arms depot, now under Houthi rebel control, on April 20, 2015. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
19:30 GMT
The objectives of "Operation Decisive Storm" were achieved, a Saudi defense ministry statement said Tuesday.
Boats float on the river Nile in Cairo on April 30, 2013. (AFP/File)
17:38 GMT
Egypt's irrigation minister declared a state of emergency due to the spillage of 500 tons of phosphate Tuesday.
Yemenis check the damage following a raid by Saudi-led coalition warplanes on a missile depot in the rebel-held part of Sanaa on April 20, 2015. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
17:06 GMT
Saudi-led airstrikes conducted in Yemen's capital Monday killed 38 civilians and injured 532, medics said Tuesday.
Saudi National Guard Minister Prince Miteb Bin Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz and former US secretary of defense Chuck Hagel at the Pentagon on Nov. 21, 2014 in Arlington, Va. (AFP/Alex Wong)
16:46 GMT
King Salman has ordered the National Guard to be involved in Operation Decisive Storm, a minister announced Tuesday.
Canadian Mohamed Fahmy said he will finally be able to get married with his fiancee when he receives his passport. (Screenshot: Twitter)
16:09 GMT
The Canadian government said it will be granting a new passport to an Al Jazeera journalist currently waiting for his retrial in Egypt.
Israeli soldiers walk in front of the Dome of the Rock in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, in Jerusalem's old city on Oct. 19, 2014. (AFP/File)
15:27 GMT
UNECO adopted a resolution that reaffirms the definition of al-Aqsa Mosque as the entire sacred complex surrounding it.
A Syrian opposition fighter and his son in Aleppo. (AFP/Odd Andersen)
15:04 GMT
Daesh beheaded two opposition fighters accused of fighting against the group, a monitor said Tuesday.
Bystanders look at the wreckage of a car bomb attack in Mogadishu on April 21, 2015. (AFP/Mohamed Abdiwahab)
14:45 GMT
Three people were killed and six injured after a car bomb detonated outside a restaurant in the Somali capital, police said Tuesday.
The alleged leader of Daesh, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, known as Caliph Ibrahim, addresses Muslim worshippers at a mosque in the militant-held northern Iraqi city of Mosul, July 5, 2014 (AFP/File)
14:18 GMT
Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been recuperating for weeks from serious injuries, The Guardian reported Tuesday.
Three Eritrean asylum seekers who left Israel last summer were among a group of people killed by militants of Daesh in Libya, an NGO said Tuesday. (AFP/File)
13:34 GMT
Three Eritrean asylum seekers who left Israel last summer were among a group of people killed by militants of Daesh in Libya, an NGO said Tuesday.
"Women's rights are not only about gender equality but also about abolishing the innate hegemonic undercurrents of power and control."
13:12 GMT
"Women's rights are not only about gender equality but also about abolishing the innate hegemonic undercurrents of power and control."
An Egyptian man stands in an armored vehicle as residents gather outside a police station in North Sinai's provincial capital of el-Arish after it was targeted by a car bomb on April 12, 2015. (AFP/File)
12:46 GMT
Separate military raids in North Sinai on Tuesday left eight suspected militants dead, military sources said.
Pro-government fighters from the Popular Mobilization units rest as they patrol west of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, on April 20, 2015, where pro-government forces say they have recently made advances on areas held by extremists. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
12:35 GMT
Daesh released photos online Tuesday claiming to have executed 11 pro-government fighters in Iraq.
Rescued migrants off the Libyan coast arrive at the harbor in Catania, Italy on April 20, 2015. (AFP/Alberto Pizzoli)
11:56 GMT
The Tunisian captain was one of only 28 survivors after a boat capsized off the coast of Libya and left 800 dead.
The Lebanese Army arrested three people suspected of shooting at soldiers in 2011, the military said Tuesday.
11:28 GMT
The Lebanese Army arrested three people suspected of shooting at soldiers in 2011, the military said Tuesday.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad held a wide-ranging interview with France 2 television network on Monday. (Image: file photo)
10:58 GMT
In a television interview with France 2 television on Monday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad flatly denied reports that his forces have used chlorine gas and barrel bombs in combat.
Rescue workers help a migrant woman after a boat carrying migrants sank off the island of Rhodes, southeastern Greece. (Image: AFP/Eurokinissi/Argiris Mantikos)
10:37 GMT
The captain and a crewman of a migrant boat that capsized in the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday has been arrested by Italian authorities. More than 700 are presumed dead.
Morsi was ousted by the military in July of 2013 following protests against his presidency. (Image: file photo)
09:53 GMT
In a much anticipated verdict, an Egyptian court sentenced ousted President Mohamed Morsi to 20 years in prison on violence-related charges.
The site of the suicide attack outside a bank in Jalalabad. (Image: AFP/Noorulah Shirzada)
09:40 GMT
Six men have been arrested in connection to a suicide bombing in the Afghan city of Jalalabad. Militants linked to Daesh have claimed responsibility for the attack that left 35 people dead and 125 others wounded last Saturday.
Militiamen loyal to Yemen's President Hadi prepare to launch attacks towards Houthi rebels near the airport in the southern Yemeni city of Aden. (Image: AFP/ Saleh Al Obeida)
09:15 GMT
Houthis carry out suicide operations on the Saudi border as the Saudi-led coalition targets pro-rebel tribes.
A surface to air missile paraded on Army Day in Tehran. (Image: AFP/Behrouz Mehri)
08:40 GMT
Iran has rejected a call by US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz for unlimited access of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors to the Islamic Republic’s military sites.
Armed Yemeni tribal gunmen of the Popular Resistance Committees loyal to President Hadi, gather in Taez. (Image: AFP/File)
08:20 GMT
The leader of the 37th brigade has his support for the government of President Hadi, as aid operations are obstructed in Yemen.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) and his Australian counterpart Julie Bishop hold a press conference following a meeting in Tehran on April 18, 2015. (Image: Atta Kenare/AFP)
08:09 GMT
Iran and Australia have agreed to share intelligence on tracking foreign fighters working with Daesh, as part of Australia's first official visit to Iran in over a decade.
Fighting in Yarmouk has intensified since April 1 when Daesh seized part of the neighborhood, clashing with other armed groups as Syrian government forces besieged the area. (Image: AFP/File)
07:55 GMT
As fighting continues in Yarmouk, the UN Security Council the council "called for unhindered humanitarian access to the Yarmouk camp and for the protection of civilians inside the camp."
A general view shows a defaced Islamic State group flag in front of the main gate of palace of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein in Tikrit. (AFP/ Mohammed Sawaf)
07:30 GMT
A general view shows a defaced Islamic State group flag in front of the main gate of palace of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein in Tikrit. (AFP/ Mohammed Sawaf)
The building shows the damage caused by a bomb at the Moroccan embassy on April 13. (Image: AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
07:21 GMT
No casualties have been reported from an explosion outside the Spanish embassy, following a string of attacks against foreign nationals.
Lebanese Army chief Jean General Jean Kahwaji, Lebanese Defence Minister Samir Moqbel, Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Awad Asiri and French Defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian at the hand-over ceremony of a shipment of French weapons to the Lebanese Army in Beirut. (Image: AFP/Joseph Eid)
07:07 GMT
Lebanon rolls out the red carpet to receive the first shipment of French weapons, as part of a $3 billion deal financed by Saudi Arabia.
U.S.-led coalition struck several Daesh positions across Iraq, the majority in the country's western Anbar province.  (AFP/File)
06:30 GMT
U.S.-led coalition struck several Daesh positions across Iraq, the majority in the country's western Anbar province.
The guided missile destroyer USS Donald Cook. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
06:30 GMT
Two US warships follow the arrival of Sunday's aircraft carrier and guided-missile cruiser, as the US beefs up their presence in Yemen.

April 20, 2015

The family, last seen April 7, included a seven-year-old daughter and three sons aged four, two, and one.  (Screenshot: Twitter)
18:57 GMT
The family, which includes four young children, was last seen April 7.
Syrian army vehicles in Deraa province, February 2015.  (AFP/File)
18:12 GMT
After shelling and clashes Monday, government forces cut off route used for weapons and fighter transport.
Rezaian and his wife, Iranian photojournalist Yaganeh Salehi.  (AFP/File)
16:46 GMT
The journalist, detained since July 2014, faces charges of espionage and "collaboration with hostile governments," according to his attorney.
Saudi Arabia and its partners have carried out some 2,300 airstrikes on Houthi targets across Yemen since launching the air campaign more than three weeks ago. (AFP/File)
15:54 GMT
Sanaa residents say they say one of the largest explosions in three weeks of bombing after the Saudi-led coalition targeted a Scud missile base in the capital's Hadda district.
Italian authorities recover bodies of victims in Sunday's migrant boat capsize off the coast of Libya.  (AFP/File)
14:39 GMT
According to a survivor, as many as 950 passengers may have been aboard the boat, which capsized Sunday off the Libyan coast.
Somalia's northern, semi-autonomous Puntland region has been the site of increased violence in recent months as the militant group pushes into remote mountainous regions after the Somalia army made gains against them in the country's south. (AFP/File)
14:21 GMT
At least ten people were killed in a deadly blast at the UN office in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region in an attack claimed by the militant group, Al-Shabaab.
Yemeni Foreign Minister rejected Iranian offers for peace negotiations in the ongoing Yemen crisis, citing Iran's role in supporting rebel militants.  (AFP/File)
13:51 GMT
Yemen's FM rejected Iranian offers for peace negotiations in the ongoing Yemen crisis, citing Iran's role in supporting rebel militants.
Demonstrators rally in July 2013 prior to the Egyptian army's ouster of Islamist president Mohammad Morsi.  (AFP/Mahmud Khaled)
13:20 GMT
Defendants were charged with murder, attempted murder, and other charges from a 2013 attack on a police station.
Most of the 700 migrants aboard the boat that capsized in the Mediterranean Sea Sunday are presumed dead in one of the worst migrant boat disasters in the EU's history. (AFP/File)
11:58 GMT
After what is believed to be the deadliest migrant boat disaster in years, European Union spokespeople say wilted funds and resources mean there's no 'magic solution' for the growing number of refugees trying to enter Europe by sea.
Formerly known as Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, the Sinai-based group who claimed Monday's attack pledged allegiance to Daesh earlier this year. (AFP/File)
10:27 GMT
Daesh affiliates in the Sinai Peninsula claim the deadly bombing of an armored vehicle earlier Monday morning that killed three Egyptian soldiers and wounded another.
With fresh offensives pushing into western Iraq, Daesh still holds roughly one third of Iraq and Syria. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT
US CENTCOM said eleven villages were reclaimed by Kurdish Peshmerga troops and coalition air support in Iraq's northern province of Kirkuk.
Unconfirmed reports say the Hamas leader was arrested in the Gulf on charges of money laundering and fund smuggling across the Saudi Arabian border. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
Unconfirmed reports say the militant group's leader has been apprehended in Saudi Arabia on charges related to money laundering and funds smuggling.
Participants perform during the International Festival for Drums and Traditional Arts inside the Salaheddine Citadel in Cairo. (AFP/Mohammed El-Shahed)
08:04 GMT
Participants perform during the International Festival for Drums and Traditional Arts inside the Salaheddine Citadel in Cairo. (AFP/Mohammed El-Shahed)
The Iraqi army, Shiite militias and Kurdish Peshmerge have been making slow pushes against Daesh positions in northern Iraq since the extremist group's offensive last summer. (AFP/File)
08:01 GMT
After several failed attempts to retake swaths of northern Iraq from Daesh over the last several months, Iraqi Shiite militias and Kurdish Peshmerga are forming a wary alliance to retake Kirkuk.
No one has claimed the attack yet, but N. Sinai has seen an uptick in violence against Egyptian security and military personnel over the last year following harsh government crackdowns on dissidents and Muslim Brotherhood affiliates. (AFP/FIle)
07:12 GMT
An IED tore through an Egyptian armored personnel carrier Monday morning, leaving a police officer and two security personnel dead.
At what they said was the request of embattled Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, Riyadh launched an air campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen on March 25. (AFP/File)
06:53 GMT
The Saudi-led air campaign against Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen announced Sunday it has staged 2,300 airstrikes on targets across the country since the coalition formed almost a month ago, on March 25.
Rouhani said Sunday Tehran and Kabul agreed to share intelligence on extremism in the region and conduct joint operations if need be. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
06:00 GMT
Rouhani said Sunday Tehran and Kabul agreed to share intelligence on extremism in the region and conduct joint operations if need be.
Egyptian riot policemen deploy to disperse supporters of Muslim Brotherhood ousted President Mohamed Morsi outside the police academy in Cairo on Wednesday, when the second hearing in his murder trial was to take place. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Egypt's interior ministry said Sunday it would take action against what it called an "unprofessional" news report.

April 19, 2015

Iraqi forces have taken back parts of the country's largest oil refinery from Daesh, the coalition said Sunday.
20:21 GMT
Iraqi forces have taken back parts of the country's largest oil refinery from Daesh, the coalition said Sunday.
Security personnel observe the area after a second explosion following a suicide attack in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on April 18, 2015. (AFP/File)
20:09 GMT
A group aligned with Daesh has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed 34 people and injured another 115 on Saturday.
An Egyptian criminal court sentenced an Egyptian national and two Israelis to life in prison for charges of espionage, state news said Sunday. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT
The Egyptian defendant is accused of working for the Israeli Mossad and providing them with information about the deployment of armed forces in Sinai.
A boat transporting migrants arrives in the port of Messina after a rescue operation at see on April 18, 2015 in Sicily. (AFP/Giovanni Isolino)
19:46 GMT
In the past week alone, more than 13,000 migrants from war zones in Africa and the Middle East have been rescued attempting to reach Europe.
The Israeli Health Ministry linked higher cancer rates among Haifa residents to air pollution. (AFP/File)
19:01 GMT
The mayor of Israel’s third largest city, Haifa, has ordered the shutdown of five petrochemical plants after a warning by Israeli Health Ministry linking high cancer rates among residents to air pollution.
Armed officers from the British Transport Police patrol as part of Counter Terrorism Awareness Week at London Bridge station in London on Nov. 27, 2014. (AFP/File)
18:30 GMT
British counterterrorism detectives said Sunday they have arrested a fourth suspect in the slaying of a Syrian-born Muslim cleric.
Turkey's Republican People's Party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu presented the party's election manifesto called "A Livable Turkey" on Sunday. (AFP/File)
18:05 GMT
Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party, or CHP, leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu announced his party’s election manifesto and introduced candidates for the upcoming June 7 general elections Sunday.
A Yemeni vendor uses a lantern to read inside his shop at a market in the capital Sanaa on April 18, 2015 on the sixth day of a power outage across the country. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
17:46 GMT
Saudi Arabia has committed to the full $274 million needed cover emergency aid to Yemen after a UN appeal.
Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood supporters gather in Ramses square. (AFP/File)
17:06 GMT
The trial of 51 alleged Brotherhood supporters in Egypt relied on the word of a single police officer, the organization said Sunday.
A statement by the Houthi movement criticized the UN for its support of an "act of aggression" against Yemen, referring to the Saudi-led air strikes. (Albawaba.com/File)
16:56 GMT
The Iran-backed Shi’ite Houthi movement has rejected the recent UN resolution targeting the group, which is currently in de facto control of the country after launching a coup in February.
Iraqi women and children who have fled Fallujah wait at an army checkpoint. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
15:41 GMT
The UN says the ongoing clashes between Iraqi forces and the Daesh extremists have forced 90,000 people to leave the western province.
Daesh has released another video showing the murder of Ethiopian Christians in Libya on Sunday. (Screenshot)
15:13 GMT
Daesh has released another video showing the murder of Ethiopian Christians in Libya on Sunday.
Participants are seen during the 6th annual Warrior Competition at the King Abdullah Special Operation Training Center in Jordan, April 30, 2014. (Xinhua/Cheng Chunxiang)
12:50 GMT
Eighteen countries will be participating in the kingdom's Seventh Annual Warrior Competition.
A Lebanese father of six was killed in an "execution-style" shooting in the city of Melbourne, state media reported Sunday.
12:30 GMT
A Lebanese father of six was killed in an "execution-style" shooting in the city of Melbourne, state media reported Sunday.
Riot police at Port Said Stadium in Egypt. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
11:49 GMT
Death sentences handed to 11 convicted of participating in the massacre have been referred to the Grand Mufti.
Iranian leadership has challenged several parts of the framework deal, most notably a stipulation calling for complete access to its nuclear sites by UN nuclear agency investigators, and a hold on lifting sanctions until the International Atomic Energy Agency has verified Tehran's compliance. (AFP/File)
10:19 GMT
On the heels of a framework nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, a senior commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard says allowing foreign inspectors inside Iranian military sites would be "selling out."
The Italian coastguard has rescued more than 11,000 migrants from North Africa in the past six days, with hundreds more expected. (Image: AFP/Giovanni Isolino)
10:08 GMT
Over 700 are missing and feared dead, 28 rescued in the latest deadly sea accident involving migrants from North Africa.
Experts say Morsi could face the death penalty in his upcoming trial this Tuesday in the latest of a series of harsh sentences handed down to Brotherhood affiliates in Egypt. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
The ousted Egyptian leader faces a potential death penalty change in an upcoming trial this week, but experts warn either way, a harsh sentencing will likely mean the final end for the Brotherhood in Egypt.
This has been the longest closure of the Rafah crossing since 2009. (Image: AFP/File)
07:30 GMT
Palestinians call on Egyptian authorities to reopen the border point to alleviate the suffering of the residents of the Gaza Strip.
Models present creations by Pakistani designer Zonia Anwaar at the Pakistan Fashion Design Council (PFDC) Sunsilk Fashion Week in Lahore. (AFP/Arif Ali)
06:55 GMT
Models present creations by Pakistani designer Zonia Anwaar at the Pakistan Fashion Design Council (PFDC) Sunsilk Fashion Week in Lahore. (AFP/Arif Ali)
Explosions in Gaza in 2014. (AFP/File)
06:30 GMT
Two explosive devices were detonated simultaneously in Gaza overnight, targeting the headquarters of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees and a police station. No injuries reported.
Egyptian nationals are exiting Yemen due to the deterioration of the security situation in the country.. (AFP/FIle)
06:00 GMT
A total of 1460 Egyptians have exited Yemen since 25 March, according to a spokesman for the Egyptian foreign ministry.
Egyptian authorities have been cracking down on militants in the Sinai Peninsula. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The Egyptian army has said that it destroyed 69 entry points to underground tunnels in the Sinai Peninsula on the border with Gaza in the last two and a half weeks.

April 18, 2015

The teenagers were reportedly planning to carry out a terrorist attack on ANZAC Day. (AFP/File)
15:52 GMT
Australian police forces have arrested five teenagers for planning to purportedly launch an ISIL-inspired terrorist attack.
The army has reportedly managed to secure areas around the refinery. (AFP/File)
14:13 GMT
A high-ranking Iraqi military commander says the country’s ground forces have entered the embattled oil refinery of Baiji in the northern Iraqi province of Salahuddin.
Yemen has been in a state of turmoil since 2012. (AFP/File)
13:01 GMT
Saudi-led coalition planes struck a camp belonging to the Shiite Houthi group in Yemen's eastern Maarib province early Saturday, eyewitnesses have said.
The attack, which took place outside a busy bank Saturday morning in Afghanistan's Jalalabad, killed over 30 and left over 100 injured.  (AFP/File)
12:57 GMT
The attack, which took place outside a busy bank Saturday morning in Afghanistan's Jalalabad, killed over 30 and left over 100 injured.
Leader of pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party Selahattin Demirtas at a presidential campaign rally, July 2014.  (AFP/Ozan Kose)
11:47 GMT
Drive-by shooters fired rounds at the People's Democratic Party headquarter's in Turkish capital Ankara early Saturday morning, according to officials.
The group of migrants, prior to departure from Libya, suffered burn injuries from a gas cylinder explosion then were forced aboard a smuggler's boat without medical treatment.  (AFP/File)
10:29 GMT
The group of migrants, prior to departure from Libya, suffered burn injuries from a gas cylinder explosion then were forced aboard a smuggler's boat without medical treatment.
Al-Qaeda militants drove out government forces from a weapons depot in Mukalla Friday, one day after seizing a major airport.  (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Al-Qaeda militants drove out government forces from a weapons depot in Mukalla Friday, one day after seizing a major airport.
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif called for end to airstrikes and formation of a unity government. (AFP/File)
08:51 GMT
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif called for end to airstrikes and formation of a unity government.
Tunisians gather in a rally against extremism outside Tunis' Bardo Museum, after a Daesh-claimed attack on the site in March left 23 people dead.  (AFP/Fethi Belaid)
08:30 GMT
Tunisia, the origin of 2,000 to 3,000 foreign militants in extremist groups, has launched a campaign against militant hopefuls.
A UNHCR camp for displaced people in western Yemen, 2009.  (AFP/Khaled Fazaa)
07:40 GMT
UN seeks funds for emergency relief in Yemen's humanitarian crisis, officials in Jordan say.
Bombs exploded in several neighborhoods throughout the city. (Albawaba.com/File)
05:00 GMT
At least forty people were killed and nearly 60 others wounded on Fridaywhen separate bomb attacks struck public places and pro-government Sunni fighters in and around the capital, Baghdad.