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May 14, 2015

A 74-year-old Saudi man died of the virus Tuesday, rising the total number of fatalities to 431 in the kingdom since 2012. (AFP/File)
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A 74-year-old Saudi man died of the virus Tuesday, rising the total number of fatalities to 431 in the kingdom since 2012.

May 13, 2015

Antiquities theft is a persistent problem for Egypt, which is rich in ancient Egyptian and Greco-Roman artifacts.(AFP/File)
19:00 GMT
The conference is an attempt to raise awareness for the cultural heritage in the Middle East.
A military court sentenced former information minister Michel Samaha to four and a half years in prison on charges of terrorism Wednesday. (AFP/Louai Beshara)
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A military court sentenced former information minister Michel Samaha to four and a half years in prison on charges of terrorism Wednesday.
Pope Francis at the Western Wall in Jerusalem in May 2014. (AFP/File)
17:02 GMT
The Vatican announced Wednesday it will be recognizing Palestinian statehood in a new treaty, granting the PA a new level of legitimacy in the international community.
Syrian government forces gather on a street in the old city of Homs on 8 May 2014. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT
More than 100 people from both sides were also wounded in the fierce fighting.
A video posted on Iraq's defense ministry's website showed a US-led coalition airstrike that pounded the compound of where Afri was allegedly meeting other Daesh leaders. (YouTube)
15:31 GMT
Abu Alaa al-Afri was in charge of the extremist group after the leader was allegedly injured in March, leaving in question the state of Daesh's senior leadership.
Investigators and lawyers have built war crimes cases against the Syrian president and key institutions of his regime, a report said Wednesday, with documents smuggled out of the country. (AFP/File)
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Investigators and lawyers have built war crimes cases against the Syrian president and key institutions of his regime, a report said Wednesday, with documents smuggled out of the country.
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz (C) walks out to receive Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid al-Maktoum, ruler of Dubai (unseen) upon his arrival to attend the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Riyadh on May 5, 2015. (AFP/Fayez Nureldine)
15:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia has committed to giving Yemen $540 million in aid.
Syrian state news published a photo of Ali Mamlouk's attendance at a meeting with an Iranian official Wednesday. (File Photo)
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Syrian state news published a photo of Ali Mamlouk's attendance at a meeting with an Iranian official Wednesday.
Twenty-nine-year-old Zakiyya Nasr and her infant died 12 hours after she was admitted to give birth. (Shutterstock)
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Twenty-nine-year-old Zakiyya Nasr and her infant died 12 hours after she was admitted to give birth.
Some believe the corruption probe in Turkey is really a power struggle between PM Ergodan and religious leader Fethullah Gulen. (AFP/File)
13:13 GMT
According to Turkey's Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz more than 1,000 Turkish military personnel under investigation for 'parallel state' links.
Poverty, child labor and lack of help for disabilities contributes to the large number of kids out of school in the kingdom. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
Poverty, child labor and lack of help for disabilities contributes to the large number of kids out of school in the kingdom.
Egyptian police inspect cars at a checkpoint in North Sinai on Jan. 31, 2015. (AFP/File)
12:44 GMT
Four civilians inside a car were killed in a blast in North Sinai on Wednesday, a security source said Wednesday.
Iran's Revolutionary Guard participates in a military drill in the Strait of Hormuz near southern Iran, February 25, 2015. (AFP/File)
12:18 GMT
A White House spokesperson said the US was monitoring an Iranian cargo ship bound for Yemen. Iranian authorities said no inspection would be authorised of the ship, amid escalating tensions.
A Palestinian protester wearing a gas mask waves his national flags while standing amidst tear gas smoke fired by Israeli troop during clashes following a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kfar Qaddum, near Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, on May 8, 2015. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
12:09 GMT
Seven shots were fired near Balata refugee camp outside of Nablus late Tuesday.
Palestine joined the International Criminal Court on April 1. (AFP/File)
11:45 GMT
The International Criminal Court urged Israel to cooperate for an investigation into Gaza war crimes.
Security personnel gather around the remains of a motorcycle on May 12, 2015, after a double bomb blast in the Wadi Dahab neighborhood of the central Syrian city of Homs. (AFP/File)
11:30 GMT
Daesh launched an overnight attack against Syrian forces several hours after two bomb blasts killed four in Homs. Clashes are reportedly ongoing.
The UN is currently facilitating negotiations between Libya’s warring sides on forming a unity government in the country. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda announced that the UN Security Council resolution to investigate war crimes by Daesh in Libya was unanimously approved.
Displaced Iraqi children sit inside a UNHCR tent in northern Iraq, June 17, 2014. (AFP/File)
10:30 GMT
Over 2.8 million people have been displaced by violence in Iraq, according to a report by the International Organization for Migration.
Smoke billows following an air-strike by Saudi-led coalition on May 11, 2015, in the capital Sanaa.(AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
10:00 GMT
Eyewitnesses told media outlests that a tank run by Shiite Houthi militants had opened fire on positions held by army troops loyal to embattled President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi.
Syrian regime forces drive on May 9, 2015 near Assal al-Ward, a small regime-controlled village situated on the mountain of al-Kanissa in the Qalamoun region, after they seized control of several hilltops in the mountainous area that straddles the Syria-Lebanon border with the support of Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah movement. (AFP/File)
08:55 GMT
Hezbollah fighters took five hill top positions in Qalamoun after fierce clashes with militants.
A man walks past a portrait of slain Lebanese premier Rafiq Hariri on the ninth anniversary of his death on Feb. 14, 2014. (AFP/File)
08:29 GMT
Robert Fisk provides an in-depth analysis of those who could potentially be involved with Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri's death, pointing a finger specifically at Syria's Bashar al-Assad.
A Tunisian man, works at a 500-year-old pottery workshop in Guellala on the southern Mediterranean resort island of Djerba. (AFP/ Fethi Belaid)
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A Tunisian man, works at a 500-year-old pottery workshop in Guellala on the southern Mediterranean resort island of Djerba. (AFP/ Fethi Belaid)
Pakistani Muslims arrive to attend one of the world’s largest Islamic religious meeting, the Tablighi Ijtema, in Raiwind, near Lahore, Pakistan. (AFP/File)
07:37 GMT
Forty people were shot dead and another 20 injured when unidentified gunmen stormed their bus.
Egypt received international criticism conducting mass trials and sentences. (AFP/File)
07:28 GMT
The alleged Morsi supporters were charged for taking part in rallies against the incumbent military-backed government last year.
An American F-16 jet flies over Iraq during a military operation. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Two US pilots were rescued after their F/A-18F Super Hornet crashed into the Persian Gulf. The aircraft had been assigned out of Bahrain amid heavy fighting in Yemen.
"In order to eradicate terrorism we need to deal with the grassroots of terrorism," said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. (AFP/Adem Altan)
06:00 GMT
Turkey on Tuesday called for determined action from NATO member states against the "significant" threat posed by Islamic State (also known as Daesh) jihadists who have taken swathes of Iraq and Syria up to its borders.
Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades (R), Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akinci (L), and Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Cyprus, Norwegian Espen Barth Eide (C) pose for a photograph. (AFP/Iakovos Hatzistavrou)
05:00 GMT
The leaders of both parties are very optimistic that the process will be managed in "a strong and resolved way".

May 12, 2015

A Yemeni child lies in a hospital bed after being injured by a Saudi airstrike a day before in Sanaa, May 12, 2015. (AFP/File)
23:00 GMT
A humanitarian ceasefire between the Saudi-led coalition and Houthi rebels in Yemen took hold Tuesday at 20:00 GMT.
An Iraqi soldier stands guard near Fallujah in the Anbar province. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
22:33 GMT
At least 35 Daesh militants were killed in the Iraqi provinces of Mosul, Saladin and Anbar on Tuesday, a senior Iraqi commander said.
Syrian regime forces stand at a look out point on May 9, 2015 near Assal al-Ward, a small regime-controlled village situated on the mountain of al-Kanissa in the Qalamoun region. (AFP/File)
19:30 GMT
Lebanon's Future bloc called on Hezbollah to withdraw from Syria and to stop aiding Bashar al-Assad's regime.
Over three thousand civilians have been killed in Aleppo by regime barrel bomb attacks since January 2014, according to data from the Violations Documentation Center. (AFP/File)
18:32 GMT
A barrel bomb attack by a Syrian government helicopter killed at least 20 and wounded another 50 civilians in Aleppo on Tuesday, according to a human rights monitoring group.
Smoke billows following an air-strike by Saudi-led coalition on a Houthi-controlled army camp on May 12, 2015, in the capital Sanaa. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
18:00 GMT
Just hours before the proposed ceasefire, the Saudi-led coalition conducted airstrikes in the western Yemeni province of al-Hudaydah.
The Iranian Red Crescent delivered a shipment of aid to Yemen on March 31, 2015. (AFP/File)
17:59 GMT
A cargo ship that departed Iran for Yemen on Monday will be protected by Iranian warships, Reuters reported. According to Iran, the ship carries humanitarian aid and a team of doctors.
Hamas civil servants block the entrance to the Gaza City headquarters of the Palestinian unity government (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT
The civil servants accused Hamas of "recklessness" towards employee rights and failure to regularly pay salaries.
A Syrian soldier stands at a Syrian-Turkish border crossing near the town of Kasab in the Latakia province on June 16, 2014 (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT
Three checkpoints were set up around the Syrian town of Azaz and the Bab al-Salam border crossing.
Nusra Front and the Qalamoun branch of the Army of Conquest, a coalition of jihadi parties led by Nusra, announced that they had been fighting with ISIS in west Qalamoun via Twitter. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
In a statement Nusra stated its fighters were against inter-jihadi conflict and were focused on ridding the Qalamoun Mountains of Daesh.
Yemeni men carry an injured photographer following air strikes on the residence of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh on May 10, 2015, in the capital Sanaa. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
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The causalities make it one of the highest death tolls in a single day since the conflict started.
A Yemeni child lies in a bed at a hospital in the capital Sanaa on May 12, 2015, a day after he was wounded in an air strike by Saudi-led coalition hit an arms depot on the eastern outskirts of Sanaa. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
14:04 GMT
The Human Rights Watch called for an immediate stop to the use of child soldiers in Yemen's armed groups Tuesday.
Civilians leave a besieged district of Homs. (AFP/File)
13:30 GMT
Motorbikes rigged with explosives detonated in predominately Alawite neighborhoods in the central Syrian province.
A UN attempt to work out a ban on nuclear weapons in the Middle East was in jeopardy after Egypt complained about the lack of progress. (AFP/Andrew Burton)
13:00 GMT
A UN attempt to work out a ban on nuclear weapons in the Middle East was in jeopardy after Egypt complained about the lack of progress.
Members of Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah pray in front the coffins of Shiite militants Khodr Aladdine and Hassan Bajouk during their funeral in the capital Beirut on May 8, 2015, after they were killed in combat alongside Syrian government forces in the Qalamoun region. (AFP/File)
12:17 GMT
Another ten Hezbollah fighters were captured as they battled Jeyish al-Fatah, a united front of Syrian opposition groups.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem on Jan. 19, 2015, during the second day of his three-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian Territories. (AFP/Gil Cohen Magen)
11:48 GMT
The Japanese government has criticized a recent decision by Israeli authorities to approve construction of another 900 settler homes.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said his country would not give into "excessive demands" on Monday. (AFP/File)
11:26 GMT
Iran and the P5+1 countries were due to resume talks in Vienna Tuesday over the Islamic Republic's nuclear program.
Australia has pledged $7.9 million in aide to Lebanon to help soften the blow of the Syrian spillover Tuesday. (AFP/Hassan Jarah)
11:20 GMT
Australia has pledged $7.9 million in aide to Lebanon to help soften the blow of the Syrian spillover Tuesday.
A wounded Syrian boy awaits treatment by doctors at a makeshift hospital in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the capital Damascus, following reported air strikes on the city on May 11, 2015. (AFP/Abd Doumany)
11:09 GMT
Explosive weapons used in the conflict in Syria have placed the lives of five million people at risk, an organization said Tuesday.
Syrian refugees arrive at Turkey from Cilvegozu crossing gate at Reyhanli, in Antakya in August 2013. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
10:38 GMT
The international community must do more to fix the crisis in the region, Cemil Cicek said in a parliament meeting Monday.
Saudi King Salman meets with US President Barack Obama at the Erga Palace in Riyadh on Jan. 27, 2015. (AFP/Saul Loeb)
10:18 GMT
Manifestations of Saudi and Israeli unhappiness with US policy toward Iran have not brought about any major changes in its strategy.
The Tel Aviv District Court on Tuesday sentenced a celebrity rabbi to a year in prison for his part in a bribery scandal. (Twitter)
09:58 GMT
The Tel Aviv District Court on Tuesday sentenced a celebrity rabbi to a year in prison for his part in a bribery scandal.
Smoke rises from burning buildings following a Saudi airstrike in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, May 11, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:55 GMT
Saudi fighter jets continued to carry out airstrikes against Houthi targets across Yemen, hours before the ceasefire was due to take place.
Iraq's security forces fire rockets during a military operation to retake Baiji oil refinery from Daesh. (AFP/File)
09:26 GMT
The Baiji oil refinery was critically damaged following months of clashes between Iraqi security forces and Daesh militants, according to a US official.
A still image taken off an ISIS video released in February 2015. (AFP/File)
09:08 GMT
Iraq's top antiquities officials said Tuesday that the destruction of ancient artifacts by Daesh was a cover for the group's looting operations.
An Iraqi Sunni volunteer from the Anbar province, who joined Iraq's Popular Mobilisation force as part of government efforts to make the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group a cross-sectarian drive, takes part in his first training session at a training base in Amriyat al-Fallujah. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
09:04 GMT
An Iraqi Sunni volunteer from the Anbar province, who joined Iraq's Popular Mobilisation force as part of government efforts to make the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group a cross-sectarian drive, takes part in his first training session at a training base in Amriyat al-Fallujah. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
The White House called Hersh's claims "patently false". (AFP/File)
08:24 GMT
A White House spokesperson dismissed "inaccuracies" following claims from journalist Seymour Hersh that Barack Obama mislead the public on the events leading up to the killing of Osama bin Laden.
Mohamed Fahmy was jailed for over 400 days before being released on bail in February. (AFP/File)
07:55 GMT
Mohamed Fahmy who was jailed with two other colleagues by Egyptian authorities in 2013, said he plans to sue Al Jazeera for $100 million in damages.
Israeli reservists walk inside Lebanon, not far from the Israeli border, as more ground troops cross into the war zone 09 August 2006. (AFP/Denis Sinyakov)
07:23 GMT
Lebanon and Israel have showed willingness to maintain stability along the border, head of the UN peacekeeping force said Tuesday.
A White House spokesperson dismissed the accusations as baseless. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
A US journalist accused President Barack Obama of lying about the circumstances surrounding the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan four years ago.
Prisoners sit in a Hamas-run prison in Gaza City, October 2, 2012. (AFP/File)
06:30 GMT
A Palestinian man in Gaza was sentenced to 15 years in prison by a military court for allegedly collaborating with Israel.
Yemeni crowds gather following a US drone strike in the desert east of Sanaa, January 26, 2015. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Four al-Qaeda militants were killed by a US drone strike in the Yemeni port city of Mukalla Monday, AFP reports.
Syrian children who fled the violence in Aleppo play at a refugee camp in Jabaa, a village in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, on Dec. 20, 2014. (AFP/Anwar Amro)
05:30 GMT
Three Syrian children were killed when a fire broke out in their room in east Lebanon on Monday, state news said.
Marchers cross Westminster Bridge past the House of Parliament during an inter-religious march for peace in London. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Muslim representation in the UK parliament rose from eight to 13 lawmakers after last week's general election, the highest number ever to sit in the House of Commons.

May 11, 2015

Lebanese soldiers patrol an area in Wadi Khaled on the border with Syria, on Feb. 10, 2012. (AFP/File)
20:02 GMT
An army patrol inspecting a metal barrel containing landmines on Lebanon's border came under fire from Syrian territory Monday, state news said.
Powerful explosions shook Sanaa on Monday after airstrikes from the Saudi-led coalition struck a rebel arms depot. (Twitter)
18:54 GMT
Powerful explosions shook Sanaa on Monday after airstrikes from the Saudi-led coalition struck a rebel arms depot.
Egypt's foreign minister and Djibouti president discussed security developments in Yemen and the Horn of Africa, where part of the route connects to the Suez Canal. (AFP/File)
18:09 GMT
Egypt's foreign minister and Djibouti president discussed security developments in Yemen and the Horn of Africa, where part of the route connects to the Suez Canal.
Only two of the six Gulf nations invited to Camp David will be sending delegates for the US president's discussion on Iran negotiations. (AFP/File)
17:47 GMT
Only two of the six Gulf nations invited to Camp David will be sending delegates for the US president's discussion on Iran negotiations.
Daesh set oil field facilities on fire to provide cover from airstrikes during Iraqi military operations in March. (AFP/File)
17:23 GMT
Iraqi armed forces backed by Shiite fighters have regained control of two oil fields in the northeast of Tikrit.
Bayit Yehudi faction head Ayelet Shaked was given guards after online death threats. (Twitter)
17:00 GMT
Bayit Yehudi faction head Ayelet Shaked was given guards after online death threats.
According to one official, 55 percent of Lebanon’s residents were either Syrian or Palestinian refugees. (AFP/File)
16:30 GMT
The grant will help Lebanese municipalities cope with the influx of Syrian refugees.
Interior Minister Prince Mohammed bin Nayef was appointed as the successor to the new Saudi king Jan. 23, 2015. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia's King Salman has pulled out of a summit planned for later this week between US President Barack Obama and Gulf leaders.
Iraqis walk past a destroyed vehicle at the scene of a car bomb blast targeting Shiite pilgrims on an annual march to a Baghdad shrine on May 9, 2014. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
15:30 GMT
Various attacks occurred throughout the country Monday in residential areas, resulting in numerous civilian casualties.
Migrants from sub-Saharan Africa sit at a center for illegal migrants in the al-Karem district of the Libyan eastern port city of Misrata on May 9, 2015, as they wait to be transported to a different detention center. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
15:00 GMT
Britain on Monday opposed plans to set national quotas for refugees who seek asylum in the European Union, while France supported the proposal.
Carrying their luggage people walk close to the area of the Masnaa crossing between the eastern Lebanon and neighboring Syria on 19 July 2012. (AFP/File)
14:30 GMT
The Syrian refugees were arrested upon entering the border town of Suweiri, in the western Bekaa Valley.
A member of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition Dror Feiler (2nd L) speaks during a press conference on August 12, 2014, in Istanbul. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
The first ship in the "Freedom Flotilla III" departed from Sweden carrying limited cargo and five crew members.
Yemeni families walk on a beach in Aden's Tawahi neighborhood, while civilians try to escape fighting, May 6, 2015. (AFP/File)
13:30 GMT
Civilians in the Yemeni city of Aden awaited the anticipated ceasefire between Saudi Arabia and Houthis following a week of aerial bombardment and clashes.
Yemeni men stand on a street as smoke billows following reported air strikes on the residence of Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh on May 10, 2015, in the capital Sanaa. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
13:18 GMT
Saudi forces and Houthi rebels exchanged heavy artillery and rocket fire on the Yemen border a day before a ceasefire is expected to begin.
Syrian regime forces stand at a look out point on May 9, 2015 near Assal al-Ward, a small regime-controlled village situated on the mountain of al-Kanissa in the Qalamoun region. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
Two Nusra military leaders have allegedly been killed in clashes against the Syrian army and Hezbollah fighters on Monday.
Syrian National Coalition leader Ahmad Jarba gives a press conference on the "Geneva II" peace talks, on Jan. 23, 2014, at the Intercontinental hotel in Geneva. (AFP/Philippe Desmazes)
12:37 GMT
The Syrian National Coalition has announced that it will not participate in the UN-organized negotiation.
Syrians look down at a poster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (L) and his late father and predecessor Hafez al-Assad in Damascus, as they watch the tourist train pass following the re-opening ceremony of the rail route between two neighbourhoods in the Syrian capital, Raboeh and Dumar, on May 1, 2015. (AFP/Louai Beshara)
12:00 GMT
Reports have surfaced that Syrian President Bashar Assad put a high ranking intelligence official under house arrest for allegedly planning a coup alongside opposition forces.
Eight buildings in northern Jerusalem are due to be demolished. (AFP/File)
11:34 GMT
An Israeli court handed out evacuation orders for eight Palestinian buildings in Jerusalem to be demolished Sunday.
Turkey will be taking legal actions against those responsible for the attack. (AFP/Rodrigo Arangua)
11:29 GMT
The cargo ship was first hit by artillery and then targeted in two separate airstrikes, leaving one Turkish officer dead and injuring several other crew members.
The F-16 fighter jet was allegedly carrying out an air raid. (AFP/File)
10:36 GMT
The war plane went missing over Yemen after participating in a Saudi-led airstrike.
Geneva UN peace envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura arrives to a news conference on May 5, 2015 in Geneva kicking off four to six weeks of separate consultations with rival sides in Syria and regional and international stakeholders, in a bid to kickstart stalled negotiations to end the four-year. (AFP/Fabrice Coffrini)
10:11 GMT
UN Special Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura is conducting peace dialogues on the Syrian crisis in Geneva.
A Pakistani painter decorates a truck in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. (AFP/Farooq Naeem)
09:42 GMT
A Pakistani painter decorates a truck in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
A general view taken on May 9, 2015 shows tanks in Assal al-Ward, a small regime-controlled village situated on the mountain of al-Kanissa in the Qalamoun region. (AFP/File)
09:12 GMT
Militant fighters are likely to flee to Arsal, as the Syrian army and Hezbollah purge them from the Qalamoun Mountains.
Syrian regime forces drive on May 9, 2015 near Assal al-Ward, a small regime-controlled village situated on the mountain of al-Kanissa in the Qalamoun region. (AFP/File)
08:56 GMT
Seventy-two soldiers were killed as Syrian forces tried to free some 250 people from a complex in rebel occupied Jisr al-Shugur.
Warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition bombed Saleh's house in central Sanaa following a night of intensive strikes against Shiite rebel positions, witnesses said. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
07:55 GMT
The F-16 fighter jet, which was a part of the Saudi-led coalition conducting airstrikes on Yemen, went missing at 6pm on May 10th.
A masked Palestinian protesters hurls stones towards Israeli forces during clashes following a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kfar Qaddum, near Nablus, in the occupied West Bank. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
07:25 GMT
Arab Israelis use "Nakba Day", which marks the foundation of the Israeli state, to reflect upon their right to return to the lands of their ancestors.
Four children were attacked by Israeli settlers in the West Bank city of Hebron. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Israeli settlers in the West Bank city of Hebron attacked a Palestinian mother and her four young children in a series of assaults across the area.
A poultry farm in the Balikesir province is under quarantine after traces of bird flu virus were found, a local official said Sunday.
06:00 GMT
A poultry farm in the Balikesir province is under quarantine after traces of bird flu virus were found, a local official said Sunday.
Demonstrators hold up an image of Shaimaa el-Sabbagh, an activist killed while participating in a peaceful protest January 2015. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Activist Shaimaa el-Sabbagh was shot January at a peaceful protest commemorating 2011 revolution.

May 10, 2015

Armed Yemeni tribesmen loyal to Yemen's fugitive President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi stand behind piles of artillery shells as they continue to battle Houthi rebels in the area of Sirwah, near Sanaa, on May 10, 2015. (AFP/File)
19:38 GMT
Over 100,000 people in Saada fled to nearby Amran over the past three days, a Yemeni official said Sunday.
Militancy in Egypt has seen a significant rise since July 2013, with most attacks targeting sites in North Sinai. (AFP/File)
18:30 GMT
A woman was injured when unidentified assailants fired at her in central Sinai, while three suspected militants were killed in a security campaign Sunday.
In a meeting Sunday, the Sinai Tribal Federation pledged to volunteer alongside Egyptian security personnel against militant groups in Sinai. (AFP/File)
17:49 GMT
In a meeting Sunday, the Sinai Tribal Federation pledged to volunteer alongside Egyptian security personnel against militant groups in Sinai.
At least 13 Taliban militants have been killed in the latest drone strike carried out by the US in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar on Sunday. (AFP/File)
17:30 GMT
At least 13 Taliban militants have been killed in the latest drone strike carried out by the US in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar on Sunday.
Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood branches in Irbid will host a conference this month to address its divisions. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT
The Muslim Brotherhood branches in Irbid will host a conference this month to address its divisions.
A relative holds a portrait of a detained Lebanese soldier during a demonstration to ask for the release of soldiers and policemen being held hostage by militants on Dec.14, 2014 in Beirut. (AFP/File)
16:30 GMT
The body of army soldier Ali Qassem Ali was handed to Lebanese authorities by Daesh on May 1.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shakes hands with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin as he is formally given the task to form the next government, at the president’s residence in Jerusalem on March 25, 2015. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
15:59 GMT
The cabinet voted Sunday on a controversial bill that would enable the next Israeli government to have 20 ministers instead of the 18 currently permitted.
Etihad Airways flight carrying 128 passengers was diverted to Dubai airbase after a security alert two hours into the flight.  (AFP/File)
15:30 GMT
Etihad Airways flight carrying 128 passengers was diverted to Dubai airbase after a security alert two hours into the flight.
Suspected militants set off three small explosions outside the home of a judge who sentenced 12 alleged Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death. (AFP/File)
15:05 GMT
Suspected militants set off three small explosions outside the home of a judge who sentenced 12 alleged Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death.
Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu visited the historic Suleyman Shah tomb Sunday, located just across the Syrian border.  (AFP/File)
14:37 GMT
The historic tomb, located just across the Syrian border, is considered Turkish territory and was moved closer to Turkey in February.