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June 30, 2015

Israeli army helicopters fly over the Mediterranean sea at sunset near the Israeli port city of Ashdod on June 29, 2015. Israel's navy halted a flotilla seeking to defy its blockade of Gaza without the deadly force that marred a similar attempt in 2010 and escorted one of the vessels to shore. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
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The Swedish Foreign Ministry responded the interception of the Gaza flotilla stating that Israel intervened in international waters.
Firefighters and security forces gather at the scene of the attack in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, June 28, 2015. (AFP/File)
14:56 GMT
France says investigators have uncovered links between the militant group Daesh and the recent attack on a gas plant.
US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and US Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman (2ndL) wait at the start of a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (2ndR) at the international discussion on nuclear policy in Vienna, Austria, on June 30, 2015. (AFP/Carlos Barria)
14:02 GMT
Diplomats at the international nuclear talks in Vienna said the deadline for the agreement with Iran has been pushed back to July 9.
Swedish boat the Marianne of Gothenburg (L), is escorted by an Israeli navy vessel as they enter the Israeli military port in the city of Ashdod on the Mediterranean shore on June 29, 2015. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
13:37 GMT
Tunisia’s ex-president among those deported; Knesset member Basel Ghattas to face possible parliamentary measures.
Indonesian rescue personnel work at the scene of an Indonesian military C-130 Hercules aircraft crash in Medan on June 30, 2015. An Indonesian military transport plane crashed on June 30 shortly after take-off in a city on Sumatra island, exploding in a ball of flames in a residential area. (AFP/ATAR)
13:35 GMT
An Indonesia air force cargo plane carrying 12 crew members and 101 passengers crashed into a residential area in North Sumatra's provincial capital.
Security forces gather outside the Shiite al-Imam al-Sadeq mosque after it was targeted by a suicide bombing during Friday prayers, in Kuwait City, on June 26, 2015. (AFP/File)
13:08 GMT
Local media reported 60 suspects were arrested for militant connections.
Iranian liquid-fueled Shahab-3 Scud missiles test-fired in 2008. (AFP/File)
12:47 GMT
The kingdom denied rebel claims that a Scud missile had struck a military base.
The Sadat station in Cairo was closed only two weeks after it was reopened. (AFP/File)
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The station was closed only two weeks after it was reopened.
Over 3,000 people including 74 children have been executed by the militant group in the last 12 months. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
Two women along with their husbands were reportedly beheaded in Syria's Deir al-Zor province for carrying acts of "sorcery", according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Malaysian Muslims arrive for prayers after breaking their fast at sunset during the holy Islamic month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur. (AFP/Manan Vatsyayana)
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Malaysian Muslims arrive for prayers after breaking their fast at sunset during the holy Islamic month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur. (AFP/Manan Vatsyayana)
Lebanese security forces have continued to battle militants near the border with Syria in recent months. (AFP/File)
10:42 GMT
Lebanese security forces arrested eight Syrian men on suspicion of being affiliated with terrorist groups in the border towns of Labweh and Arsal.
Israeli settlers were said to be driving through the north of the West Bank at the time of the shooting. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Three Israeli settlers were injured in a shooting near the south of Nablus late Monday, the Israeli army confirmed.
While al-Qaeda claims to be fighting for the establishment of an Islamic State, Daesh purports to be one. (AFP/File)
09:57 GMT
While al-Qaeda claims to be fighting for the establishment of an Islamic State, Daesh purports to be one.
Mohamed bin Abdallah and Rafikhe Tayari are believed to have assisted Tunisian gunman Seifeddine Rezgui in his beach rampage. (Mirror)
09:30 GMT
Tunisian security forces launched a manhunt for two "dangerous terrorists" believed to be connected to the recent beach massacre.
The Israeli prime minister said Monday that Israel is considering leaving the UN body after last week's UN Gaza report. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
The Israeli prime minister said Monday that Israel is considering leaving the UN body after last week's UN Gaza report.
Afghan police inspect a suicide car bombing of the police chief's office in Lashkar Gah in Helmand province. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
08:38 GMT
The bomb follows a string of attacks since the Taliban began its spring offensive.
Kidnappings have been a common occurrence in the Bekaa Valley, an area known for hosting a large number of gangs. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
Kidnappings have been a common occurrence in the Bekaa Valley, an area known for hosting a large number of gangs.
Two Houthi leaders were among 28 people killed in the Sanaa bombing. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
Daesh claimed responsibility for targeting two Houthi leaders in Yemen's capital of Sanaa, leading to 28 people being killed.
CCTV footage shows Al'a Al Hashemi walking through a shopping mall prior to the stabbing. (Screenshot)
07:00 GMT
A woman from the UAE was handed down a death sentence Monday for stabbing an American kindergarten teacher to death in a shopping mall.
Former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad tours centrifuges in a nuclear facility in the Islamic republic of Iran. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
World powers have "worked out a process that we believe will ensure that the IAEA has the access it needs" to all sites related to Iran's nuclear program.
Iraqi medics attend to a wounded man at a hospital in Fallujah, west of Baghdad, on May 17, 2013 following a bomb blast in a coffee shop (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
At least 71 civilians have been killed and 90 injured since the beginning of Ramadan due to the repeated shelling of Fallujah city in Iraq’s western Anbar province

June 29, 2015

The report conflicts with statements made by a Jordanian government spokesman who said King Abdullah had no intention of getting involved in the conflict in Syria. (AFP/File)
20:06 GMT
Jordan was said to be mulling the establishment of a humanitarian buffer zone in southern Syria to prevent the entrenchment of extremist militants along its border.
US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and US Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman meet with European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini (unseen) at a hotel in Vienna on June 28, 2015
18:07 GMT
One day before the self-imposed deadline, US Secretary of State John Kerry says it is still too soon to tell if a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran is within reach.
In recent years, Sinai has become a hotbed for militant activity. (AFP/File)
17:46 GMT
An explosion targeted a truck in North Sinai on Monday, killing the director general for the North Sinai General Authority for Roads and Bridges and two other engineers, police sources said.
The Syrian national flag waves in the wind over the a prison in Syria. (AFP/Zein al-Rifai)
16:30 GMT
The two Islamists returned home and were received by their families at a ceremony Sunday.
Yemeni fighters of the southern separatist movement and firefighters attempt to extinguish a flame at an oil refinery in the port city of Aden on June 27, 2015, following shelling by Shiite Houthi rebels. (AFP/Saleh Al-Obeidi)
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A second shelling by Houthi rebels in three days of a oil refinery in Yemen's Aden raised concerns over the large reserves of diesel and petrol stored there.
An Egyptian court will deliver its verdict of two Al Jazeera journalists charged with broadcasting false news next month. (AFP/File)
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An Egyptian court will deliver its verdict of two Al Jazeera journalists charged with broadcasting false news next month.
Egyptian security forces stand guard at the site of a bomb that targeted the convoy of the Egyptian state prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, in the capital Cairo on June 29, 2015. (AFP/Khaled Desouk)
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Egypt's Prosecutor General, Hisham Barakat, has died following a bomb attack on his vehicle early Monday.
British prime minister David Cameron speaks during a press conference, on the second and final day of an EU summit at the EU Headquarters in Brussels on June 26, 2015. (AFP/Alain Jocard)
14:44 GMT
David Cameron on Monday criticized the use of the term "Islamic State" by the BBC when referring to Daesh.
The interior ministry said Tunisian authorities have arrested suspects for the shooting in Sousse that killed 39 people Friday. (AFP/File)
14:02 GMT
The interior ministry said Tunisian authorities have arrested suspects for the shooting in Sousse that killed 39 people Friday.
A man walks past a Star of David decorating the door of a home in the Jewish quarter of the Egyptian capital, Cairo. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
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A man walks past a Star of David decorating the door of a home in the Jewish quarter of the Egyptian capital, Cairo. (AFP/ Khaled Desouki)
The Mujahideen Shura Council is currently in de facto control of Darnah. (AFP/EastNews)
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Clashes erupted in the eastern city of Darnah between the Tobruk-backed army and the Mujahideen Shura Council militiamen.
Egypt's General Prosecutor Hisham Barakat. (Image: YOUM7/Hossam Atef)
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Egypt's General Prosecutor Hisham Barakat was injured when a bomb exploded behind a military academy in Heliopolis.
The fence is seen along the Israel-Egypt border 12 miles north of the Red Sea resort of Eilat. (AFP/File)
12:07 GMT
The fence running from the Gaza Strip to Eliat will be extended by 18 miles to the Jordanian border.
Pakistani residents sleep outdoors in Karachi late June 28, 2015. Power cuts have contributed to the suffering, preventing fans and air-conditioners working and hampering water pumps. (AFP/Asif Hassan)
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As for who is to blame for the excessive fatalities during this relentless heatwave, government workers are pointing fingers at one another.
British Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during a press conference at the EU headquarters in Brussels, June 26, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:25 GMT
Prime Minister David Cameron said Daesh militants were planning terrorist attacks in the UK, following the Tunisian massacre where some 15 British nationals were killed.
A fighter from the Kurdish People Protection Unit (YPG) watches smoke billowing in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakah on June 28, 2015. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
11:09 GMT
Syrian state news released a newsflash stating th army had "cleansed" militants from the southern district of Nashwa in the city.
The Palestinian suspect was arrested and questioned, according to an Israeli spokesperson. (UCSD)
10:39 GMT
An Israeli soldier is said to be in "moderate" condition after being stabbed in the neck by a Palestinian woman Monday at a military checkpoint in Bethlehem.
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif prepared to head home Monday. (AFP/File)
10:19 GMT
A US official said the Iran nuclear talks would miss their June 30 target, while the Islamic Republic's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif headed home.
Mourners pray over the bodies of victims killed by Friday's deadly mosque attack in Kuwait City, June 27, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
An audio recording has emerged purporting to be the voice of the Daesh militant who carried out a deadly mosque bombing in Kuwait.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks as he chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem office on June 28, 2015. /(AFP/Atef Safadi)
09:30 GMT
In a statement, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu referred to flotilla as "nothing but a display of hypocrisy."
Palestinian protesters wave their national flag and banners during a demonstration in support of Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan on June 25, 2015. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
08:30 GMT
Khader Adnan ended his hunger strike after 55 days upon reaching a deal with Israel for his release. According to his lawyer, he will be a free man in two weeks.
Mourners carry the body of a victim from the Imam Al Sadeq mosque attack at funeral processions in Kuwait City, June 27, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:02 GMT
There's no point in watering down what caused the horrific massacre in the Imam Al Sadeq mosque on Friday. Sectarianism tensions in Kuwait have paved way for radicalism and a bigger gap between Shia and Sunni Muslims.
A civil war has ravaged parts of Libya since the uprising against Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. (AFP/File)
07:38 GMT
A group of envoys and ambassadors from the EU, Turkey, the US and UK urged warring Libyan factions to back a UN peace deal.
Palestinians in Gaza rally on boats in support of a freedom flotilla. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Israel's navy reportedly captured a peace flotilla en route from Sweden to Gaza, organizers said Monday.
Egyptians walk at the Khan el-Khalili market in Cairo during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan on June 22, 2015. (AFP/Mohamed El-Shahed)
05:00 GMT
The reported arrest of 25 individuals for eating in public during Ramadan fasting hours has rekindled the argument in Egypt about Ramadan fasting laws.

June 28, 2015

Estimates put the number of foreign fighters in Daesh as high as 20,000. (AFP/File)
18:41 GMT
A group of 12 medical students with Western passports are feared to have left their school in Sudan to join the ranks of Daesh fighting in Syria.
Israeli forces detain Palestinian children on a nearly-regular basis. (AFP/File)
17:54 GMT
Nine-year-old Ahmad Jasim al-Shweiki was detained by Israeli forces on Sunday. No immediate information on his detention has been given.
Authorities told demonstrators on Sunday they wouldn't be allowed to march. (AFP/File)
17:34 GMT
Authorities told demonstrators on Sunday they wouldn't be allowed to march.
Only a small percentage of the executions documented were recorded in the group's highly-stylized propaganda videos.
16:49 GMT
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it had documented 3,027 executions by Daesh in the year since establishing their 'caliphate.'
North Oil Company COO Saad al-Kabalaie was killed after attackers forced him to stop his vehicle. (AFP/File)
15:54 GMT
North Oil Company COO Saad al-Kabalaie was killed after attackers forced him to stop his vehicle.
EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini addresses the media in front of the Palais Coburg Hotel, the venue of the nuclear talks in Vienna, Austria on June 28, 2015. (AFP/Christian Bruna)
15:09 GMT
A nuclear deal with Iran is still possible by the deadline if both sides demonstrate “strong political will,” European Union's foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, says.
Canoes are seen stationed on dry, cracked earth in the Chibayish marshes near the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah. Marsh areas in southern Iraq have been affected since the Islamic State group started closing the gates of a dam on the Euphrates River in the central city of Ramadi. (AFP/Haidar Hamadani)
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Canoes are seen stationed on dry, cracked earth in the Chibayish marshes near the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah. Marsh areas in southern Iraq have been affected since the Islamic State group started closing the gates of a dam on the Euphrates River in the central city of Ramadi. (AFP/Haidar Hamadani)
Hezbollah has been strengthening their positions near the northeastern Lebanese town of Ras Baalbek with rockets and heavy artillery in preparation for an upcoming offensive against Daesh. (AFP/File)
13:33 GMT
The outskirts of the northeastern town of Ras Baalbek are expected to see a series of fierce clashes between Hezbollah and Daesh in the upcoming weeks.
Thirty-nine people -- most of them British tourists but also including Germans, Belgians and French -- were shot dead at the packed Tunisian Mediterranean resort of Port el Kantaoui after a man pulled out a gun hidden inside a beach umbrella. (AFP/Loic Venance)
12:30 GMT
A 23-year-old student killed 39 people on a touristic beach in western Tunisia on Friday; however, despite media claims, none of the victims were Tunisian citizens.
Australian authorities are still verifying if Khaled Sharrouf was killed by a US-led airstrike in Syria last week. (Twitter)
11:40 GMT
A Daesh militant from Australia could still be alive following reports last week of him being killed by a US-led drone strike in Syria.
A checkpoint in the volatile Sinai Peninsula. (AFP/File)
11:30 GMT
Security forces raided the towns of Rafah of Sheikh Zuweid on Saturday, killing eleven militants and seizing their military assets.
A woman lays flowers at the site of a shooting attack on the beach in front of the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Port el-Kantaoui, on the outskirts of Sousse south of the capital Tunis, on June 27, 2015. (AFP/Kenzo Tribouillard)
10:30 GMT
Protesters chanted anti-terrorism slogans and paid their respects to those killed in the attack on a beach in the touristic city of Sousse.
Security forces stand outside the Al-Imam al-Sadeq mosque in Kuwait City after it was targeted by a suicide bomber, June 26, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:18 GMT
The suicide bomber who attacked a Shia mosque in Kuwait City was a Saudi national, Kuwait's national news agency KUNA said.
Saudi guards monitor the border with Yemen from Ashiq Island, April 1, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT
A Saudi soldier was killed by rocket fire from Yemen, according to a statement from the kingdom's interior ministry.
Mourners gather around the coffins of relatives killed in the bombing on the Al-Imam Al-Sadeq mosque in Kuwait City, June 27, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
The driver of a vehicle which took a bomber affiliated with Daesh to a Shia mosque was arrested by Kuwaiti security forces Saturday.
Firefighters and security forces gather at the scene of the attack in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, June 28, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:06 GMT
Security forces in France quizzed a suspect involved in the decapitation of a man in Grenoble as reports emerged of the attacker allegedly taking a selfie with the head.
Witnesses said Seifeddine Rezgui, 23, reportedly laughed as he gunned down tourists in the holiday resort. (Twitter)
07:32 GMT
While holiday makers come to terms with the Sousse attack, mystery surrounds the gunman who carried out the deadly rampage, which left some 39 people dead. Previously unknown to authorities, who was Seifeddine Rezgui?
Protests are becoming increasingly frequent in the West Bank village of Kafr Qaddum after residents lost land to Israeli settlements, outposts, and a separation wall. (AFP/File)
07:14 GMT
A 14-year-old Palestinian boy was shot in the thigh by Israeli forces in the West Bank village of Kafr Qaddum.
A Tunisian security member stands next to a swimming pool at the resort town of Sousse. (AFP/Fethi Belaid)
06:00 GMT
Friday's Sousse attack was condemned by a number of Arab countries who expressed their solidarity with Tunisia.
Khader Adnan, who has been on a long hunger strike to protest conditions of his imprisonment, is near death, his lawyer said. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Khader Adnan, who has been on a long hunger strike to protest conditions of his imprisonment, is near death, his lawyer said.

June 27, 2015

Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Kirkuk province. (AFP/File)
19:06 GMT
At least 80 Daesh militants were killed in airstrikes conducted by Iraqi air forces Saturday.
The earthquake hit most of Egypt's north and could be felt in Cairo. (AFP/File)
17:30 GMT
An earthquake which hit most of Egypt's north on Saturday registered 5.1 on the Richter scale.
A fresh wave of explosions targeting public places in the Iraqi capital killed 12 and injured 34 on Saturday. (AFP/File)
16:18 GMT
A fresh wave of explosions targeting public places in the Iraqi capital killed 12 and injured 34 on Saturday.
An Egyptian riot policeman detains a female student of al-Azhar University during a protest by students who support the Muslim Brotherhood inside their campus in Cairo on December 30, 2013 (AFP/Mahmoud Khaled)
14:00 GMT
Egypt has lashed out at a U.S. report criticizing its human rights record, saying that the report included “misinformation and exaggerations.”
The two militants were killed by the army Thursday after they tried to infiltrate Arsal. (AFP/File)
12:31 GMT
The two militants were killed by the army Thursday after they tried to infiltrate Arsal.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said Saturday a nuclear deal was possible if Western powers "accepted the realities." (AFP/File)
12:24 GMT
The foreign minister said Saturday a nuclear deal was possible if Western powers "accepted the realities."
The YPG victory comes only two days after Daesh had re-entered the border town. (AFP/File)
12:12 GMT
The YPG victory comes only two days after Daesh had re-entered the border town.
The militants beheaded 12 men accused of fighting against them in Syria. (AFP/File)
09:44 GMT
The militants beheaded 12 men accused of fighting against them in Syria.
Tunisian medics carry a woman on a stretcher in the resort town of Sousse, south of the Tunisian capital. (AFP/File)
07:52 GMT
The closings are part of a countermeasure for extremist attacks following Friday's deadly shooting at a beach resort.
A US State Department report on global human rights said torture and abuse were widely practiced by Lebanese forces. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
A US State Department report on global human rights said torture and abuse were widely practiced by Lebanese forces.
Supporters of the former Egyptian president staged protests on Friday to call for his reinstatement. (AFP/File)
04:47 GMT
Supporters of the former Egyptian president staged protests on Friday to call for his reinstatement.

June 26, 2015

Iraqi Yazidi women who fled the violence in the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar. (AFP/Safin Hamed)
14:19 GMT
The women were sold for between $500 and $2,000 in Syria's eastern province of Deir Ezzor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Search teams found the body of Sadiq at the site of the crash. (Twitter)
14:06 GMT
Iraqi pilot Rasid Mohammad Sadiq was killed during a routine aerial refueling maneuver in the United States.
It's been two years since the Vatican recognized Palestine as a state. (AFP/File)
13:29 GMT
It's been two years since the Vatican recognized Palestine as a state.
Tunisian security forces inspect a beach after a failed suicide bomb attack near the four-star Riadh Palms hotel, in the resort town of Sousse, on Oct. 30, 2013. (AFP/File)
13:14 GMT
The attack on a popular beach resort killed at least 27 people in the North African country Friday, an interior ministry official said.
Daesh re-entered the Syrian border town on Thursday and has already killed more than 140 civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. (AFP/File)
12:47 GMT
Daesh re-entered the Syrian border town on Thursday and has already killed more than 140 civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
The explosion caused a number of casualties. (Twitter)
12:07 GMT
The explosion caused a number of casualties.
The new heat wave is forecast to hit Egypt on Saturday during Ramadan. (AFP/File)
11:50 GMT
The new heat wave is forecast to hit Egypt on Saturday during Ramadan.
Attackers were believed to be carrying a black Islamist flag in a gas products factory. (iTele)
11:12 GMT
A man was reportedly decapitated by Daesh supporters in a Grenoble factory Friday. Attackers waved a black Islamist flag following an explosion in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, according to local media.
An African Union soldier patrols the scene of an al-Shabaab attack in Mogadishu in 2014. (AFP/Mohamed Abdiwahab)
09:10 GMT
At least 30 people were killed after al-Shabaab militants attacked the base in Somalia.
Ten Turkish activists were killed in May 2010 after Israeli commandos raided a ship that was part of the Free Gaza flotilla. (AFP/File)
08:51 GMT
The flotilla that aims to break the naval blockade reportedly carrying 70 people, humanitarian supplies and solar panels.
A source said soldiers ambushed a group of militants who tried to attack military positions to try to infiltrate Arsal. (AFP/File)
07:54 GMT
A source said soldiers ambushed a group of militants who tried to attack military positions to try to infiltrate Arsal.
Israel International Ben Gurion Airport on the outskirts of Tel Aviv, July 25, 2007. (AFP/Jack Guez)
07:35 GMT
The group of journalists and activists were banned from entering Israel for ten years.
The offensive follows a Daesh attack on another provincial capital, Hasakah, that sent more suicide bombers into a Kurdish border town. (AFP/File)
07:21 GMT
The offensive follows a Daesh attack on another provincial capital, Hasakah, that sent more suicide bombers into a Kurdish border town.
Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne illness that causes sudden fever and joint pain. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
The president of the Supreme Medical Committee in Aden says the number of people has reached 8,036, much higher than the figure given by the WHO.
Jailed Egyptian journalists await sentencing by Egypt's military tribunal. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The Committee to Protect Journalists on Thursday said Egyptian authorities are exploiting national security concerns to put restrictions on press freedoms.

June 25, 2015

An image released on Twitter shows news coverage of the crash which started a small fire 120 miles southeast of Tucson, Arizona
17:38 GMT
An Iraqi pilot was flying an F-16 that crashed in Arizona on Thursday. The fate of the pilot is still unknown.
Palestinians wait to cross the border at the Rafah crossing between Egypt and Gaza. (AFP/File)
16:55 GMT
Over a thousand Palestinians entered Gaza from Egypt during the three days Rafah was opened.
Turkey rejected a statement from Syrian television that the car bombs entered Kobani from the Turkey side of the border. (AFP/File)
16:24 GMT
Turkish security forces said Daesh 'sleeper cells' lying in wait in Kobani were responsible for Thursday's early morning car bomb attack
Unexploded cluster bombs still litter much of the south of Lebanon after Israel dropped roughly four million of them in the July-August 2006 war. (AFP/File)
14:52 GMT
A nine-year-old boy was killed when a nearly decade-old Israeli cluster bomb exploded in South Lebanon Thursday.
The Palestinian delegation is expected to arrive at the office of the prosecutor of the ICC at 3 p.m today. (AFP/File)
14:08 GMT
Palestinian Authority foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki is scheduled to make the State of Palestine's first submission to the International Criminal Court in the Hague on Thursday in pursuit of war crime charges against Israel.
A statement from the SNHR said 30 regime soldiers and 20 from Daesh were killed in clashes in Hasakah on Thursday. (AFP/File)
13:39 GMT
Clashes in the northeastern city of al-Hasakah on Thursday have killed 50, including 20 Daesh members, the SNHR said.
Ramtha is located just a few kilometers from the southern Syrian city of Daraa. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
13:28 GMT
Three shells from Syria struck Ramtha, killing a 23-year-old man and injuring three others, including two young girls.
A Pakistani man rests next to a street during a heatwave in Karachi on June 24, 2015. (AFP/Rizwan Tabassum)
13:00 GMT
Authorities are encouraging those who are elderly and sick to skip fasting during the holy month of Ramadan after 1,011 people died in Sindh province due to a heat wave.