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March 25, 2015

Nearly 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram in April, shown in a YouTube video released by the militant group. (Screenshot: YouTube)
16:58 GMT
Boko Haram militants in northern Nigeria have kidnapped more than 400 young women and children from Damasak, a top official confirmed Wednesday.
A Lebanese Army M998 and an M113A2 of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment, Aug. 3, 2014. (AFP/File)
16:42 GMT
Hezbollah and the Syrian Army clashed with jihadi militants and seized two key vantage points along the Lebanese border Wednesday.
Turkish soldiers stand on a hill, facing Daesh fighters’ new position ten kilometers west of the city of Kobane near the Syrian border, Oct. 2, 2014. (AFP/File)
15:53 GMT
Turkish forces fired two howitzers at a Syrian army position early on Wednesday after a shell launched from Syria fell in southern Turkey.
After over four years behind bars, Mubarak-era interior minister Habib el-Adly was released, state news agency MENA reported. (AFP/File)
15:32 GMT
After over four years behind bars, Mubarak-era interior minister Habib el-Adly was released, state news agency MENA reported.
According to a monitoring group in Palestine, 6,000 were arrested in similar raids in February. (AFP/File)
14:52 GMT
Wednesday morning brought six arrests across the West Bank by Israeli forces over 'illegal activity.'
Lebanese authorities say they gained intel through recent confessions by the arrested Daesh suspects. (AFP/File)
14:23 GMT
After two terror suspects were arrested in Lebanon, authorities say they're edging closer to uncovering larger Daesh networks
Supporters of the Joint List of Arab parties react to exit poll figures at the party's headquarters in the city of Nazareth on March 17, 2015. (AFP/File)
13:08 GMT
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas hosted delegates of the Arab Joint List, Israel's Arab political alliance, congratulating them on their 14-seat victory at the Knesset elections earlier this month.
Armed Yemeni militiamen loyal to President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, also known as the Popular Resistance Committees, gather at the entrance Yemeni special forces command in the southern city of Aden. (AFP/File)
12:57 GMT
Witnesses also said smoke was seen rising from the area around the President's complex in Aden.
Tunisian police check people passing by in front of the national Bardo Museum in Tunis. (AFP/File)
12:50 GMT
Tunisian authorities have arrested the leader of a terrorist cell responsible for the Bardo Museum attacks on March 18th. The identity of the suspect has not yet been revealed due to security concerns.
The Houthi rebels are closing in on Hadi in Aden. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
The entire Egyptian diplomatic mission to Yemen has fled Aden, after having relocated the embassy from Sanaa to the temporary capital.
Iraqi forces are also working on dismantling some 6,000 improvised explosive devices planted around Tikrit by Daesh inside homes and surrounding areas, according to reports. (AFP/File)
11:39 GMT
In the northern city of Tikrit, Iraqi forces are making some final gains in a battle to take back the territory from Daesh militants.
Armed Yemeni Shiite Houthi anti-government rebels sit in the back of a pick-up truck as they drive near the state television compound in the capital of Sana’a, September 21, 2014. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
11:08 GMT
The Houthis offered $93,000 for the arrest of President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, who has allegedly fled the city of Aden.
US lawmakers, world powers and Iranian leadership are meant to create a framework deal for nuclear activities in Iran by March 31, with a final agreement deadline set at July 1. (AFP/File)
11:02 GMT
Negotiations to reach a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers will resume Thursday in Switzerland amid increased pressure from US lawmakers to push Obama to reach an agreement.
Daesh released a video last month showing men destroying ancient Assyrian statues in the Mosul Museum. (AFP/File)
10:50 GMT
The Iraqi deputy minister told press that Daesh is selling ancient artifacts stolen from Iraqi museums to buyers in Europe.
Members of a coalition of fighters drive a tank at the Al-Anad airbase, in Yemen's southern Lahj governorate, days before it was taken by Houthi rebels. (AFP/File)
10:20 GMT
Five officials told media Yemen's President Hadi has fled the temporary capital of Aden as Houthi militiamen and anti-government forces close in.
Hadi's request comes on the heels of a comment front UN Special Adviser to Yemen Jamal Benomar, who said Sunday the country was on the brink of civil war. (AFP/File)
10:06 GMT
Yemen's President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi has appealed to the UN Security Council for military intervention in the restive country.
The Bosra Roman Amphitheater was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
09:42 GMT
Syrian rebels have allegedly taken control of the historical town of Bosra Al-Sham near to the Jordanian border.
A file photo of Yemeni army tanks leave the key Al-Anad military base in the southern Lahj governorate on April 5, 2008. (AFP/File)
09:14 GMT
Anti-government forces backed by Houthi militiamen took Al-Anad airbase, located President Hadi's temporary capital city, Aden.
Damascus Museum employees wrap archaeological artefacts into boxes to protect them from being damaged. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
08:16 GMT
Damascus Museum employees wrap archaeological artefacts into boxes to protect them from being damaged. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
Palestinian Islamic Jihad militants parade down a street in downtown Gaza City on August 29, 2014. (AFP/File)
08:15 GMT
The leader of Islamic Jihad, Khaled al-Batsh, believes Netanyahu's recent victory is the best outcome of the election, as it shows the true "true face" of Israel.
Volunteers wear gas masks during a class on how to respond to a chemical attack, in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on September 15, 2013. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
According to a coalition of Syrian opposition groups, Bashar al-Assad's regime dropped a chlorine bomb near the opposition-held city of Idlib, sending dozens of people to the hospital.
Three teenage boys tried to fly unaccompanied to the Middle East in just one week. (Image: Australia Federal Police)
07:53 GMT
A staggering 230 Australian nationals have been stopped by airport police from flying to the Middle East to join Daesh in the past month.
A Palestinian protester runs away from Israeli border guards during clashes following a protest against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
07:34 GMT
Since the start of the year, there have been 30 incidences in which IDF have shot and injured children in West Bank and East Jerusalem.
ScanEagle surveillance drone flies into a retrieval wire at Camp Taji, Iraq. (AFP/File)
05:30 GMT
US-led coalition surveillance flights over the Daesh-held city of Tikrit have begun, a senior official said Tuesday.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif shakes hands with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Geneva, Jan. 14, 2015. (AFP/Rick Wilking)
05:00 GMT
Israel has been spying on nuclear talks between world powers and Iran, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

March 24, 2015

The US president said Tuesday it's not about creating a Palestinian state "overnight" but about offering hope for a solution in the next few years. (AFP/File)
20:39 GMT
The US president said Tuesday it's not about creating a Palestinian state "overnight" but about offering hope for a solution in the next few years.
Libyan firefighters work outside a foreign ministry building following a powerful blast on September 11, 2013 in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi. (AFP/Abdullah Doma)
18:42 GMT
Five people were killed and 11 others injured Tuesday when a suicide bomber detonated a car in front of an army camp in Benghazi.
A Nepalese maid has been charged with assault Tuesday after causing burns to an eight-month-old girl. (Pixabay)
18:30 GMT
A Nepalese maid has been charged with assault Tuesday after causing burns to an eight-month-old girl.
A Lebanese soldier stands next to M198 155mm howitzers upon the arrival of a shipment of US weapons at the Beirut port on February 8, 2015. (AFP/Anwar Amro)
18:16 GMT
The interior minister discussed Lebanon's security problems with the FBI director Monday in a bid to secure US support.
A graduation ceremony for a Hamas-run youth training camp on January 29, 2015 in Gaza City. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
17:59 GMT
An Israeli court Tuesday sentenced a Palestinian man to 15 and a half years in prison for fighting for Hamas in the 50-day Gaza war last summer.
The EU will be reimposing sanctions on 40 more Iranian shipping companies, a blow to the country's transport sector that was seeking fewer restrictions. (AFP/File)
17:37 GMT
The EU will be reimposing sanctions on 40 more Iranian shipping companies, a blow to the country's transport sector that was seeking fewer restrictions.
Libyan stakeholders gathered at UN Headquarters in Geneva for talks aimed at resolving the country's political crisis. (UN/Jean-Marc Ferr)
15:07 GMT
The UN has proposed a unified government for Libya on Tuesday, using independent faction representatives in a presidential council.
Tuesday's planned reopening of the Bardo museum in Tunis has been pushed back at the last minute for security reasons. (AFP/File)
14:26 GMT
Tuesday's planned reopening of the Bardo museum in Tunis has been pushed back at the last minute for security reasons.
Palestinian students crossed through sewage channels to reach a high school after a settlement road cut off their access, residents said Tuesday. (AFP/File)
14:07 GMT
Palestinian students crossed through sewage channels to reach a high school after a settlement road cut off their access, residents said Tuesday.
A spokesman for the forensic authority has been sacked Tuesday after his comments on a slain activist's death. (AFP/File)
13:52 GMT
A spokesman for the forensic authority has been sacked Tuesday after his comments on a slain activist's death.
Demonstrators confront security forces during a protest against the rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Yemen's southwestern city of Taiz in 2011. (AFP/File)
12:31 GMT
Five people were killed and 80 others injured after Houthi militants opened fire on a protest in the central city Tuesday.
Prime Minister David Cameron called his Israeli counterpart to congratulate him on his recent election victory. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
British Prime Minister David Cameron urged Netanyahu to seek a two state solution, as he sees it to be the only viable means of achieving peace.
Egyptian security forces in the Sinai peninsula. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
A roadside bomb exploded in North Sinai, killing two soldiers and injuring six others.
Yemeni fighters of the Shiite Houthi movement shout slogans during a demonstration to mark the fourth anniversary of the "Friday of Dignity" attack on March 18, 2015 in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. (AFP/File)
11:11 GMT
Clashes erupted across Yemen late Monday and early Tuesday between tribesmen and Houthi militants, leaving at least 30 people dead.
Daesh uses young boys, like the one photographed (L), to perform brutal executions on camera. (Image: Youtube)
10:32 GMT
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Daesh has recruited hundreds of children since January to fight for the terrorist organization as child soldiers.
PEGIDA supporters march against perceived Islamization in Dresden, German. (AFP/Robert Michael)
10:03 GMT
PEGIDA supporters have once again taking to the street to protest the supposed "Islamization" of Germany.
Yemen's President Hadi is calling for support from the UN and GCC after the country's third largest city, Taez, fell to the Houthi rebels. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT
Yemen's President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi has asked the UN and GCC to impose a no-fly zone over parts of Yemen following the fall of Taez city to the Houthi rebels.
Palestinians look through the rubble of a 12-story apartment building in Gaza City on August 24, 2014 that collapsed after it was hit by an Israeli air strike the day before. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
09:00 GMT
The Israeli representative was missing at the UN Human Rights Council session on violations in Palestine during the 2014 Gaza war.
Jamal Benomar, UN envoy to Yemen, made the decision to host the talks in Doha. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
08:22 GMT
UN dialogues on Yemen will take place in the Qatari capital city of Doha.
Iraqi Shiite fighters from the Popular Mobilization units, part of the Zahraa Brigade, take part in a training exercise in the central Iraqi city of Kufa. (AFP/File)
07:53 GMT
Iran tightens its grip on Iraq through its military support in the battle against Daesh. Is Iran merely supporting a fight against a common enemy, or is it slowly but surely conquering Iraq?
The passengers were bound for the country's capital city of Kabul. (AFP/File)
07:40 GMT
Unknown gunmen attacked buses bound for Kabul early Tuesday morning, killing thirteen passenger and injuring two others.
Kurdish men sit near bonfire near a destroyed building, in the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane. (AFP/Yasin Akgul)
07:24 GMT
Kurdish men sit near bonfire near a destroyed building, in the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane.
The health minister launched Monday an investigation into the case of an infant who died in a daycare. (Shutterstock)
06:00 GMT
The health minister launched Monday an investigation into the case of an infant who died in a daycare.
The president said Turkey is not faced with a "Kurdish problem" but that the country's Kurdish population may have problems. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The president said Turkey is not faced with a "Kurdish problem" but that the country's Kurdish population may have problems.

March 23, 2015

Residents of the Algerian city of Ghardaia stand on flat roofs as Algerian security forces take part in an operation to secure the city on March 18, 2014 following sectarian violence. (AFP/File)
20:30 GMT
Algeria temporarily evacuated nearly 100 Turkish road workers east of Algiers after a militant threat.
Fighters of the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) hold a position during fighting. (AFP/File)
20:13 GMT
Jordan will be helping to train Syrian rebels as part of a US program to fight Daesh.
Mourners carry the coffin of Shaimaa el-Sabagh, an Egyptian protester who was killed in clashes with the police, during her funeral on January 25, 2015 in Egypt's second city Alexandria. (AFP/Tarek Abdel Hamid)
19:30 GMT
The justice ministry is investigating the accuracy of comments by a forensic authority spokesman who said the activist died because she was "too slim."
Daesh has claimed responsibility for an attack in southern Yemen on Friday that left 29 dead. (AFP/File)
19:01 GMT
Daesh has claimed responsibility for an attack in southern Yemen on Friday that left 29 dead.
In a meeting with representatives of minority communities Monday, the prime minister apologized for remarks that "hurt" Arab Israelis. (AFP/File)
18:34 GMT
In a meeting with representatives of minority communities Monday, the prime minister apologized for remarks that "hurt" Arab Israelis.
Syrian opposition fighters take part in battles against Syrian government forces in the Karm al-Tarab neighborhood of Aleppo, August 17, 2012. (AFP/File)
18:16 GMT
An Israeli court sentenced an Arab citizen on Monday to 11 months in prison for traveling to fight alongside Syrian rebels.
Incumbent Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won the support of 67 recently elected Knesset lawmakers Monday. (AFP/File)
17:45 GMT
Incumbent Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won the support of 67 recently elected Knesset lawmakers Monday.
Sultan Qaboos bin Said has returned to Oman after eight months of being away from medical treatment in Germany, the Royal Court said Monday. (AFP/Marwan Naamani)
17:35 GMT
Sultan Qaboos bin Said has returned to Oman after eight months of being away from medical treatment in Germany, the Royal Court said Monday.
Syrian army soldiers stand in the damaged military airport in Dabaa, north of Qusayr, in central Homs province on June 7, 2013. (AFP/File)
17:14 GMT
Daesh militants attacked an airport in the Homs province on Monday, moving west in Syria as they targeted government strongholds.
The US refrained from speaking at a UN discussion of violations of human rights in the Palestinian territories Monday. (AFP/File)
16:19 GMT
The US refrained from speaking at a UN discussion of violations of human rights in the Palestinian territories Monday.
Gabbar left Syria in 1996 for the UK, he said he was shocked by the vigor of the early days of the Syrian uprising in 2011, spearheaded by the nation's new generation. Now he says he's meeting those same young Syrians as paralyzed patients of his. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
Four years on, an ever-deepening Syrian conflict's bringing famed UK spinal surgeon Omar Gabbar back home to Aleppo to answer a cry for help that most international aid agencies haven't dared.
An Orthodox Jew talks on his mobile phone as he walks past the Ahavas Torah synagogue in the Stamford Hill area of north London. (AFP/File)
14:13 GMT
On Sunday 20 drunken men and women stormed a synagogue in London screaming "kill the Jews," injuring one person. Since then, authorities have arrested six suspects.
A young boy walks past a makeshift barricade made from bus wreckage in the rebel-held side of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. (AFP/File)
13:11 GMT
According to Syrian state news, rebel rocket attacks on Aleppo killed at least twelve civilians and injured 30 others.
A classroom at a school in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City on September 14, 2014. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
12:30 GMT
UNRWA has begun building the first new school in Gaza since the summer Israeli offensive destroyed numerous schools this past summer.
Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid speaks during a press conference after the Bardo International Museum terrorist attack on March 18, 2015 in Tunis. (AFP/File)
11:51 GMT
A number of police officials have been sacked by Prime Minister Habib Essid following the deadly Bardo Museum attack.
Lebanese soldiers enter the town of Arsal, near the Syrian border. (AFP/File)
10:37 GMT
The father of a youth kidnapped by militants in Arsal has been ordered to pay $200,000 in ransom for the release of his son.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel sits next to President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority, left, at the White House in Sept., 2010. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
The US delegation will abstain from speaking at an upcoming human rights forum sponsored by the United Nations addressing violations in the Palestinian Territories.
Tunisian soldiers use a sniffer dog as they look for landmines in the Mount Chaambi region where the Tunisian army has been tracking militants. (AFP/Abderrazek Khlifi)
09:30 GMT
One Tunisian soldier was killed and two others injured when a landmine "planted by terrorist elements" exploded near the Algerian border.
A Libyan man walks past graffiti depicting Libya's slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi being tortured and text reading in Arabic: "Where is the punishment for the people's poverty" in the capital, Tripoli. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
09:23 GMT
A Libyan man walks past graffiti depicting Libya's slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi being tortured and text reading in Arabic: "Where is the punishment for the people's poverty" in the capital, Tripoli.
Armed Yemeni militiamen loyal to President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi gather at the entrance Yemeni special forces command in the southern city of Aden on March 19, 2015, following clashes with Yemeni special forces opposed to the country's president. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi has demanded the United Nations Security Council intervene with military force in Yemen under Chapter 7 of the UN charter to stop the Houthi "aggression."
Medics give assistance to a wounded Palestinian girl upon her arrival at the hospital in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip on August 2, 2014 after an Israeli attack. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
The Palestinian Authority confirmed they will build a new, $24 million-dollar hospital in Rafah. There are currently only two hospitals providing medical care to citizens of Rafah.
A file picture taken on November 1, 2013 shows Japanese tourists visiting the Bardo Museum in the capital Tunis. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
Authorities have assured the public that Tunisia's Bardo Museum will not disappear following the bloody massacre which left 23 people dead on March 18th.
Last year, authorities estimated over 1,200 Moroccans joined the ranks of various militant organizations in Syria and Iraq.  (Image: File photo)
07:23 GMT
Moroccan authorities have arrested cell members across the country who are known to have pledged support for Daesh chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
After an emergency landing in Syria's Idlib province Sunday,  a Syrian copter and its crew were captured by rebels, who said the vehicle was the same one allegedly involved in deadly chemical attack in the Idlib village of Sarmeen last week. (AFP/File)
07:23 GMT
Airstrikes rained down on Syria's northwestern province of Idlib Sunday after a Syrian copter and its crew were captured there after an emergency landing.
Italian navy rescuers assist illegal migrants in the Mediterranean Sea.  (AFP/File)
06:30 GMT
The men attempted to cross illegally to Italy by boat, and are feared to be trapped in Libya.
A scientist from East Jerusalem became the highest ranking Palestinian without Israeli citizenship in an official government post Sunday. (Screenshot: Twitter)
05:00 GMT
A scientist from East Jerusalem became the highest ranking Palestinian without Israeli citizenship in an official government post Sunday.

March 22, 2015

The US embassy in Saudi Arabia had been closed since March 15 due to "heightened security concerns." (AFP/File)
18:57 GMT
The embassy had been shut down since March 15 due to "heightened security concerns," according to AFP.
A Tripoli resident who operated several social media accounts promoting the activities of the militants was arrested by the Lebanese Army. (Screenshot: Twitter)
17:32 GMT
A Tripoli resident who operated several social media accounts promoting the activities of the militants was arrested by the Lebanese Army.
A helicopter owned by the Syrian regime crashed in rebel-held Idlib on Sunday, leading to one death and four captives. (AFP/File)
16:50 GMT
A helicopter owned by the Syrian regime crashed in rebel-held Idlib on Sunday, leading to one death and four captives.
Muslim Brotherhood supporters clash with supporters of the Egyptian government. (AFP/File)
16:30 GMT
An Egyptian court on Sunday sentenced 23 alleged members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood to life in prison.
The students, ages 19-25, crossed into Syria via Turkey according to a Turkish MP.  (Screenshot: Twitter)
15:34 GMT
The students, ages 19-25, crossed into Syria via Turkey according to a Turkish MP.
Tunisian security forces gather outside the National Bardo Museum in Tunis on March 19, 2015, in the aftermath of an attack on foreign tourists. (AFP/File)
14:58 GMT
Although two suspects were killed at the scene of the crime, a third suspect linked to Tunisia's Bardo Museum massacre is still at large.
A Syrian Kurdish woman sits with a wounded child at a hospital in the northeastern city of Qamishli on March 21, 2015, in the aftermath of a bomb attack in the nearby city of Hasakah during the Newroz spring festival celebrations. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
Daesh claimed responsibility for the deadly Nowruz attack in northeast Syria that killed 45 people, including 12 children, via its radio station al-Bayan.
Copies of ballots papers and campaign posters for Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party lie on the ground in the aftermath of the country's parliamentary elections. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin criticized Netanyahu's election day comments, in which he accused of the left-wing of busing in Arab Israeli citizens to the polls to defeat the Likud party.
Lebanese soldiers stand next to M198 155mm howitzers upon the arrival of a shipment of US weapons at the Beirut port on February 8, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
The US has confirmed that a weapons shipment promised to the Lebanese army will arrive in Beirut by the end of the month.
Moshe Kahlon and Yitzhak Herzog. (AFP/File)
10:22 GMT
As Israel begins the process of forming a new government today, Labor-Hatnua leader Yitzhak Herzog approaches Kulanu party chairman Moshe Kahlon with a coalition proposal.
The fund is modeled on a similar one in Northern Ireland which has raised $1.5 billion since 1986. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
A bipartisan bill to seed $50 million a year to promote civil society engagement between Israelis and Palestinians was introduced to US Congress.
The Egyptian Ministry of Interior reports one arrested in the botched attempt. (Image: The Wire)
09:53 GMT
Bomb detonates as it is being planted in Al-Ibrahimiya municipal garage. Two dead, one arrested.
Yemeni fighters of the Shiite Houthi movement take part in a demonstration to mark the fourth anniversary of the "Friday of Dignity" attack on March 18, 2015 in the Yemeni capital Sanaa. (AFP/File)
08:46 GMT
Houthi rebels have seized Taez, a strategic city on the road linking the cities Aden and Sana'a.
US President Barack Obama speaks during the second-annual White House Student Film Festival in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, March 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:36 GMT
Afif Emile Safieh, a prominent Palestinian activist, wrote an open letter to US President Barack Obama, urging him to promote peace in the Middle East through foreign policy, especially in light of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recent reelection.
Tunisian security forces stand guard outside the National Bardo Museum in Tunis on March 19, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:17 GMT
Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi admitted security lapses contributed to the deadly Bardo Museum attack, in which 22 people, including 20 tourists, were killed.
Iraqi fighters from the Saraya al-Salam (Peace Brigades), a group formed by Iraqi Shiite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, wave their weapons as they leave the holy city of Najaf . (AFP/Haidar Hamadani)
08:15 GMT
Iraqi fighters from the Saraya al-Salam (Peace Brigades), a group formed by Iraqi Shiite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, wave their weapons as they leave the holy city of Najaf
An anti-racism rally in Belfast. (Image: Islamophobiawatch)
08:04 GMT
Against a backdrop of rising hatred, racism and Islamophobia in the US and Europe, rallies are held in capital cities on the 21st of March, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Anti-war demonstrators in the US used the event to protest US military involvement in the Middle East.
On Saturday, US troops were evacuated from a military base in Yemen. (AFP/File)
07:40 GMT
The US State Department announced it will be evacuating all personnel from Yemen following security threats.
President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi delivering a speech in the southern city of Aden. (AFP/File)
07:29 GMT
Yemen's President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi stated that moving the country's capital to the southern city of Aden was only a temporary solution, not a step towards secession
Students reacted by saying, "we live in America. Speak English." (Shutterstock)
06:00 GMT
A New York school read the morning Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic, sparking hatred from the surrounding community.
Yemeni soldiers and armed militiamen loyal to Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi deploy around the area of the international airport in the southern city of Aden. (AFP/File)
05:30 GMT
Roughly 100 military forces have been evacuated from Al-Anad airbase amid the country's deteriorating security situation.
US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) expresses his condolences over the death the of the mother of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (unseen) before a negotiation session with Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (R) over Iran's nuclear program in Lausanne March 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stated his optimism of reaching an agreement in the P5+1 nuclear talks following progress during the most recent round of discussions.

March 21, 2015

Syrian Kurds light torches as they celebrate the Noruz spring festival in the capital Damascus. (AFP/File)
20:21 GMT
Syrian Kurds light torches as they celebrate the Noruz spring festival in the capital Damascus
Fighters from the Fajr Libya (Libya Dawn), an alliance of Islamist-backed militias, take cover as during clashes with an opposing militia in Bir al-Ghanam, around 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the capital. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT
The United Nations special envoy to Libya has voiced his concerns regarding the limited progress in Libya's ongoing peace talks in Morocco.
Israeli settlers carry rocks as they try to build an illegal outpost near Maale Adumim settlement. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT
Palestinians reported an attack by masked Israeli settlers who threw rocks, eventually injuring a 6-year-old girl.