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February 18, 2015

President Bashar al-Assad's forces killed dozens and held women in support of the opposition captive Wednesday. (AFP/File)
18:07 GMT
President Bashar al-Assad's forces killed dozens and held women in support of the opposition captive Wednesday.
About 250,000 Egyptians 'insisted' on traveling to Libya despite the risks, an official said Wednesday. (AFP/File)
17:59 GMT
About 250,000 Egyptians 'insisted' on traveling to Libya despite the risks, an official said Wednesday.
An accurate tally of the mass execution Wednesday showed 20 Egyptians and one Central African victim. (Screenshot: Al Jazeera)
16:39 GMT
An accurate tally of the mass execution Wednesday showed 20 Egyptians and one victim from Central Africa.
A suicide bomber in Islamabad killed two outside of a Shia mosque Wednesday. (AFP/File)
16:21 GMT
A suicide bomber in Islamabad killed two outside of a Shia mosque Wednesday.
Saudi Arabia's terrorism tribunal confirmed Sunday the latest verdict against the human rights lawyer. (Screenshot: Twitter)
16:09 GMT
Saudi Arabia's terrorism tribunal confirmed Sunday the latest verdict against the human rights lawyer.
A Nigerian woman, with an injured leg sustained during her exodus from Maiduguri to the city of Kano, fleeing Boko Haram Islamists, sits in a room she shares with 78 others displaced in a run down house. (AFP/File)
14:36 GMT
Nigeria’s army claims its forces have killed over 300 Boko Haram militants during the recapture of the northeastern garrison town of Monguno.
A checkpoint in Samarra, Iraq. (AFP/Getty Images/Mahmud Saleh)
13:57 GMT
A car bomb exploded at a checkpoint in Samarra, north of Baghdad, killing six and injuring 16 others.
Members of Kurdish Peshmerga forces stand atop a hill during clashes with Daesh. (AFP/Rick Findler)
13:30 GMT
A peshmerga commander described an attack by Daesh on two towns southwest of Erbil. Daesh did not make any advances as the peshmerga were able to push them back.
Bilal Dikmak was arrested in Beirut's Rafik Hariri International Airport. (Photo: Wikipedia)
12:34 GMT
Salafist Sheikh Bilal Dikmak, the head of the "Iqraa" Islamist society, was arrested at Beirut's Rafik Hariri Airport for charges of terrorist activity after having been deported from Turkey.
Daesh militants have stepped up their presence in Libya, which is a mere 300 miles away from southern Italy. (AFP/File)
10:45 GMT
Daesh will aim to enter Europe though Libya by flooding the Arab state with militants from Syria and Iraq, according to a report from the British Telegraph.
An Iraqi soldier shakes hands with a man returning to the village of Al-Mansuriya, 65 kilometres north-east of Diyala province, north of Baghdad, from which he and many others were displaced due to fighting between government forces and militants from Daesh. (AFP/File)
10:10 GMT
More than 1,500 displaced Iraqi families have returned to their homes in a district of Diyala Province after the Iraqi army cleared Daesh from the area.
Before authorities sought his help in negotiations, al-Maqdisi was being held in Jordan for calling the US-coalition  against Daesh a "crusader war." (AFP/File)
10:03 GMT
A new audio recording purporting to be negotiations between Salafist-Jihadist figure Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi and Daesh for the release of slain Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasasbeh was disseminated across social media this week.
The raids are part of a security plan to stabilize eastern Lebanon. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT
The Lebanese army raided bedouin and Syrian refugee camps in the Bekaa Valley in order to restore some semblance of stability in the eastern part of the country.
The attack took place in Boulaaba, which is home to the al-Qaeda linked Phalange Okba Ibn Nafaa group. (AFP/File)
09:16 GMT
Tunisia's security forces remained on high alert after four policemen in Boulaaba were killed in what the government labelled a "terrorist attack."
A Syrian man looks at the rubble of a five-story apartment building destroyed in a barrel bomb attack in Aleppo on Aug. 27. (AFP/Getty Images/Amczien Al-Riffa)
09:00 GMT
The Syrian government has committed to suspend airstrikes and shelling on Aleppo for six weeks to test the proposed UN plan to "freeze" hostilities between government forces and rebels, says the UN envoy to Syria.
Yemeni soldiers loyal to the Houthi movement stand guard at the entrance of the presidential palace on February 16, 2015 in the capital Sanaa. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
With the global community rejecting Houthi rule in Yemen, Iran faces an uphill battle in pushing its agenda in the Gulf.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon speaks to the media during a press conference on February 8, 2015 in Riyadh. (AFP/File)
07:59 GMT
Meeting comes as Egypt seeks a UN-backed international intervention in Libya after militants beheaded 21 Egyptian Christians.
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian poses for a picture as he visits the Giza Pyramids plateau , south of Cairo. (AFP/Martin Bureau)
07:48 GMT
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian poses for a picture as he visits the Giza Pyramids plateau
Palestinian security forces direct traffic in Rafah after a spate of bomb attacks against the homes of Fatah leaders, November 7, 2014. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Security forces in Gaza made several arrests following recent attacks on Fatah and Hamas officials in the Strip.
Lebanese tanks enter the border town of Arsal close to the Syrian border, August 28, 2014. (AFP/File)
06:07 GMT
Lebanon's army expanded its security operation across the Bekaa valley, close to the border with Syria in an attempt to flush out militancy from the region.
Iraq's UN Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim. (Photo: Iraq Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
06:00 GMT
Iraq's UN Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim accused Daesh of genocide.
Thousands of people have been killed and displaced across Iraq due to Daesh violence. (AFP/File)
05:55 GMT
Evidence was found of possible organ trafficking by Daesh militants in Iraq, according to the country's ambassador to the UN.
The identities of the victims have not yet been released, but it is likely they were security forces. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
At least 45 people have been burned to death in Iraq's western Anbar province.

February 17, 2015

Protesters in Istanbul with placards saying: 'We want to live like women' and 'Justice for Özgecan'.  (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT
Turkish opposition leaders have criticized the government for not doing enough to protect women in the aftermath of murder of a female university student.
A Daesh militant stays standing as a fireball engulfs the hilltop following the airstrike. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
19:30 GMT
Of the 14 airstrikes, six were conducted in Syria and eight in Iraq,
Al Qaeda's frequent attacks cause major instability in Yemen. (AFP/File)
18:30 GMT
Two gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on Colonel Murad al-Amudi, killing both him and his bodyguard, in the southeastern Yemeni province of Hadhramaut.
A woman holds a portrait of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi as thousands of Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters of Morsi rally at Raba Al Adaawyia mosque. (AFP/File)
17:30 GMT
Ousted President Mohamed Morsi and 198 others were referred to a military court by Egypt's general prosecution over violence in the Suez governorate in 2013.
Bahraini protesters hold a banner reading in Arabic: "Bahrain, a revolution of the people that refuse to be silent", as they chant slogans during a demonstration to mark the fourth anniversary of the Arab Spring-inspired uprising on February 14, 2015, in the village of Daih on the outskirts of the capital Manama. (AFP/File)
15:29 GMT
Bahrain's government has opened a criminal investigation against al-Wefaq, the country's main opposition group, for the "incitement to hatred against the ruling system and circulating false news to undermine civil peace and national security."
The fishermen were abducted in the Libyan city of Misrata. (AFP/File)
14:22 GMT
Twenty-one Egyptian fisherman were released on Tuesday after having been abducted by militants from the Libya Dawn group.
The most recent, highly-produced execution video saw 21 Egyptian Christians beheaded on a beach, pulling Egypt's Sisi into the thick of the US-led coalition. (AFP/File)
14:04 GMT
The West has been worried about Arab support for the US-led coalition against Daesh. But on the heels of the group's most recent publicity stunt in Libya, in which 21 Coptic Egyptians were beheaded in a slickly produced video, it's looking more and more like Arab countries aren't needing much of a push to go to war.
A Palestinian minor is arrested by Israeli forces following clashes in the West Bank city of Hebron. (AFP/File)
12:11 GMT
Two Palestinian minors aged ten and 12 have been called in for questioning by Israeli authorities in East Jerusalem.
Houthi supporters commemorate the fourth anniversary of the start of the uprising that forced out president Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, February 11, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:52 GMT
Houthi militants in Yemen rejected UN calls to cede power after the group seized the country's capital, Sanaa.
Palestinian security forces train female officers in the West Bank. (AFP/File)
10:11 GMT
Palestinian official Adnan Dameiri denied accusations from Israel of alleged Daesh militants operating from the West Bank.
Egypt carried out several airstrikes against Libyan militants Monday in response to the Daesh-wing's grisly execution video of coptic Egyptians earlier this week. (AFP/File)
09:45 GMT
On the heels of Monday's airstrikes in restive Libya, the country's armed forces said there was no need for foreign ground operations to stave off Daesh-related militants, who rose to international attention after beheading 21 coptic Egyptians earlier this week.
Conflicting reports continue to emerge about ongoing clashes in Syria's south, where pockets of what is largely considered as the last ample force of the Western-backed FSA are battling Syrian regime forces reinforced by Iranian and Hezbollah fighters. (AFP/File)
07:29 GMT
Amid intense fighting between opposition forces and Syrian, Hezbollah and Iranian troops in Syria's south, rebels in the north vow revenge for barrel bombings, civilian casualties.
Women in the Upper Egyptian village demanded revenge for their sons, husbands and relatives Monday. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Women in the Upper Egyptian village demanded revenge for their sons, husbands and relatives Monday.
A UAE F16 jet takes off from an airbase in Jordan, February 16, 2015. (AFP/WAM)
05:49 GMT
UAE warplanes struck oil refineries captured by Daesh militants in unknown locations, according to state media reports.
Iran has denied on Monday reports that Khamenei raised an array of grievances to the US president. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Iran has denied on Monday reports that Khamenei raised an array of grievances to the US president.

February 16, 2015

The murder of a 20-year-old female student awakened debates of the abolished death penalty Monday. (AFP/File)
21:00 GMT
The murder of a 20-year-old female student awakened debates of the abolished death penalty Monday.
Regime aistrikes have killed 183 Douma residents, 55 of them women and children, in the first 10 days of the month, a human rights group said. (AFP/Abd Doumany)
19:38 GMT
Regime airstrikes have killed 183 Douma residents, 55 of them women and children, in the first ten days of the month, a human rights group said.
El-Sisi convened a meeting for an evacuation plan hours after Egypt conducted airstrikes on Daesh Monday. (AFP/File)
17:49 GMT
El-Sisi convened a meeting for an evacuation plan hours after Egypt conducted airstrikes on Daesh Monday.
Japan temporarily shuttered its embassy doors Monday in response to growing conflict in Yemen. (AFP/File)
15:42 GMT
Japan temporarily shuttered its embassy doors Monday in response to growing conflict in Yemen.
Clashes raged on Monday in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden. (AFP/File)
15:40 GMT
After five hours of clashes on Monday, forces loyal to Yemen's former President Hadi seized government buildings in Aden, a city on the southern coast of Yemen
Egyptian airstrikes in retaliation against the mass beheadings of Egyptians killed dozens of militants in Libya's coastal cities Monday. (AFP/File)
15:17 GMT
Egyptian airstrikes in retaliation against the mass beheadings of Egyptians killed dozens of militants in Libya's coastal cities Monday.
The two reporters were arrested after they interviewed members of the Moroccan Association of Human Rights Sunday. (AFP/Abdelhak Senna)
14:43 GMT
The two reporters were arrested after they interviewed members of the Moroccan Association of Human Rights Sunday.
Syrians walk through the rubble in search for survivors following a reported air strike by Syrian government forces in the Maysar neighborhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on February 7, 2015. The Syrian government frequently targets the rebel-held areas of Aleppo. (AFP/File)
14:40 GMT
According to Syria's state news agency, an attack by Syrian rebels have left nine dead, including three children, in Aleppo.
'It is neither Islamic, not is it a state.' There is no consistency and plenty of uncertainty. (AFP/Rami Al-Sayed)
14:07 GMT
'It is neither Islamic, not is it a state.' There is no consistency and plenty of uncertainty.
A total of 3,538 people were rescued by Italian vessels in the sea between Libya and Italy in January. (AFP/File)
13:30 GMT
Italian coastguards rescued more than 2,000 illegal immigrants fleeing the violence in Libya from the Mediterranean Sea.
Armed forces found the tunnel Monday during a crackdown on terrorist infiltrations and weapon smuggling. (AFP/Thomas Coex)
13:06 GMT
Armed forces found the tunnel Monday during a crackdown on terrorist infiltrations and weapon smuggling.
The airstrikes were to "let those far and near know that Egyptians have a shield that protects them," according to a statement from the Egyptian military. (AFP/File)
12:58 GMT
A top commander reported at least 50 members of Daesh have been killed after the Egyptian military conducted airstrikes in the Libyan cities of Sirte and Ben Jawad earlier today.
The two Saudis had been found guilty of stabbing relatives, a crime punishable by death in the country. (AFP/File)
12:54 GMT
The two Saudis had been found guilty of stabbing relatives, a crime punishable by death in the country.
Israel disallowed prison visits for Palestinians in Gaza in 2014, while 450 Palestinians are still being held in prison. (AFP/File)
12:15 GMT
Israel disallowed prison visits for Palestinians in Gaza in 2014, while 450 Palestinians are still being held in prison.
Daesh militants released a video of 21 Coptic Christians being beheaded on Sunday. (Image: Buzzfeed)
11:23 GMT
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas condemned the beheadings of 21 Coptic Christians by Daesh militants in Libya.
Speak to the enemy? Would more hostages be alive had we negotiated with Daesh? (Image: Screenshot)
11:16 GMT
Could we have saved many lives had we negotiated and engaged with Daesh prior to all those executions? If the British government, for example, has done with the likes of the IRA and PLO in the past, then why not Daesh?
A similar attack occurred in November 2014. Fayez Abu Eitta, a Fatah leader in Gaza, speaks on the phone as he inspects the damage to his car in the parking lot of his home in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip.(AFP/Mohammed Abed)
10:17 GMT
Unidentified perpetrators set a Fatah official's car on fire in the Gaza Strip late Sunday night.
Jordan's King Abdullah II (R) meets his Bahraini counterpart King Hamad bin Issa al-Khalifa at the Royal Palace in Amman on February 9, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:56 GMT
The Royal Bahraini Air Force donated a group of jet fighters to Jordan to help the US-led coalition against Daesh.
A mourner crouches over flowers outside the cultural center in Copenhagen where a gun attack took place, February 15, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:42 GMT
The US on Sunday condemned Copenhagen's deadly attacks, which left two people dead including a 37-year-old Jewish guard.
According to the Police Captain, the damages were beyond normal vandalism. (AFP/Getty Images/Brendan Smialowski)
08:07 GMT
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has demanded US authorities launch a probe into a hate crime against a Muslim school in the state of Rhode Island.
This is notably the first time Egypt has publicly taken military action against Libya, according to Associated Press. (AFP/File)
07:48 GMT
Egypt has begun airstrikes against Daesh in Libya after the terrorist organization abducted and executed 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians.
A man wearing military fatigues lays flowers on a war memorial devoted to Kyrgyzstan born Soviet soldiers killed in Afghanistan while fighting against the Afghan rebels in the 1980s war. (AFP/ Yacheslav Oseiedko)
07:27 GMT
A man wearing military fatigues lays flowers on a war memorial devoted to Kyrgyzstan born Soviet soldiers
A Kurdish fighter communicates via radio from the formerly besieged border town of Kobani. (AFP/File)
06:17 GMT
At least 35 Daesh militants were killed in battles with Kurdish forces near the border town of Kobani Sunday.
The United Nations demand that the rebel group return control of the government into rightful hands Sunday. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
The United Nations demand that the rebel group return control of the government into rightful hands Sunday.
Lawmakers approved the outlines of a nearly $300 billion budget bill Sunday. (AFP/Behrouz Mehri)
05:00 GMT
Lawmakers approved the outlines of a nearly $300 billion budget bill Sunday.

February 15, 2015

A series of preemptive strikes against terrorist hideouts have forced Islamist militants to consolidate, an official said. (AFP/File)
22:01 GMT
A series of preemptive strikes against terrorist hideouts have forced Islamist militants to consolidate, an official said.
Daesh claimed to have kidnapped the 21 Coptic Egyptians in January. (AFP/File)
19:52 GMT
Daesh claimed to have kidnapped the 21 Coptic Christians in January.
The Lebanese Army arrested dozens in raids in northeast Lebanon villages Sunday. (AFP/File)
19:01 GMT
The Lebanese Army arrested dozens in raids in northeast Lebanon villages Sunday.
The US house speaker said Sunday President Barack Obama would attempt to obstruct the speech. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT
The US house speaker said Sunday President Barack Obama would attempt to obstruct the speech.
Houthi militants in Sanaa after seizure of the capital city in September 2014 (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
17:43 GMT
Arab League to hold meeting on Wednesday to tackle the coup in Yemen.
Officials said Sunday Hezbollah is fighting alongside Syrian and Iranian forces to take the Golan Heights from Syrian rebels. (AFP/File)
17:20 GMT
Officials said Sunday Hezbollah is fighting alongside Syrian and Iranian forces to take the Golan Heights from Syrian rebels.
The court ruled the man innocent Sunday, stating the evidence was "uncorroborated." (AFP/File)
16:32 GMT
The court ruled the man innocent Sunday, stating the evidence was "uncorroborated."
A 22-year-old Egyptian woman became the 12th fatality from the virus this year on Sunday. (AFP/Sonny Tumbelaka)
15:55 GMT
A 22-year-old Egyptian woman became the 12th fatality from the virus this year on Sunday.
Iraqi armed forces hold off Daesh militants Sunday morning. (AFP/Ali Al-Saadi)
15:22 GMT
Iraqi armed forces hold off Daesh militants Sunday morning.
The Cairo Court for Urgent Matters on Sunday postponed the first trial session of a lawsuit that would ban the paper. (AFP/File)
15:09 GMT
The Cairo Court for Urgent Matters on Sunday postponed the first trial session of a lawsuit that would ban the paper.
A man and a child are pictured behind flowers outside the main Synagogue in Copenhagen on February 15, 2015 following two fatal attacks in the Danish capital. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
The Danish Ambassador to Israeli, Jesper Vahr, responded to Benjamin Netanyahu's earlier plea for Danish Jews to emigrate to Israel.
Yemenis shout slogans during a rally against the occupation of the capital by Shiite Houthi rebels on February 14, 2015 in the capital Sanaa. (AFP/File)
14:30 GMT
Those against the new Houthi leadership in Yemen have demanded a new capital be established until Sanaa is freed from the rebels' control.
An Egyptian policeman stands guard from an armored vehicle.  (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
13:47 GMT
A unidentified gunmen opened fire on a traffic police vehicle, killing one police officer and injuring three others.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem office.(AFP/File)
11:30 GMT
Following the recent shooting in Denmark, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu encouraged European Jews to migrate to Israel.
Since July, dozens of Turkish police officers have been jailed pending trial over illegal wiretaps. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
11:00 GMT
Turkish courts decided to keep 17 policemen accused of illegal wiretapping in custody.
Lebanon's army patrols the Bekaa Valley town of Arsal, March 19, 2014. (AFP/File)
10:54 GMT
Lebanese security forces arrested 33 people overnight Sunday as part of an ongoing crackdown on militants in the Bekaa Valley.
Japanese journalist Kenji Goto was beheaded by Daesh militants two weeks ago. (AFP/File)
10:41 GMT
Japan will offer $15 million to help fight terrorism in the Middle East following the beheading of two Japanese nationals.
Syrian government forces walk in Deir al-Adas in the Daraa province. (AFP/File)
10:36 GMT
A behind the scenes look at the Syrian Army's battlefield from Damascus to Daraa.
According to the report, the drone was not intercepted by Israeli forces. (AFP/Bertrand Langlois)
10:30 GMT
An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has crossed from Lebanon into the Israeli airspace, the second instance of its kind in the past few weeks.
Jordanian supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
10:00 GMT
The Jordanian courts sentenced Muslim Brotherhood deputy leader Zaki Bani Rsheid to one and a half years in prison.
The leader of the fisherman's syndicate urged authorities to quickly intervene to bring the fishermen back home.(AFP/File)
09:30 GMT
Twenty-one Egyptian fisherman were kidnapped in the Libyan city of Misrata by an armed militia.
Yemeni president of the revolutionary council, Mohammad Ali al-Houthi takes part in a gathering of the Shiite Huthi movement in a northern Sanaa stadium to watch on a giant screen a televised address by their chief Abdel Malek al-Huthi. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
The United Nations Security Council will announce a new resolution which will urge the Houthi rebels to step down from their recently acquired seat of power.
Released on Daesh affiliated social media accounts, the video shows 17 Kurdish soldiers wearing orange jumpsuits, while being paraded around in cages. (Image: Screenshot)
08:57 GMT
A video released by Daesh showed 17 Kurdish soldiers being paraded in cages though a town believed to be Kirkuk, while onlookers screamed in support.
The al-Mabrouk and al-Bahi oil fields had been taken over by Daesh. (AFP/Getty Images/Essam Al-Sudani)
08:30 GMT
Libyan army troops have liberated two oil fields in central Libya from the control of militants affiliated with Daesh.
Eight civilians were killed and 23 others also injured during the clashes. (AFP/File)
07:52 GMT
Dozens of Daesh militants were killed in Baghdad and Anbar provinces during weekend clashes, according to the Iraqi army.
Palestinian 14-year-old schoolgirl Malak al-Khatib is greeted by relatives after her release from an Israeli jail. (AFP/File)
07:34 GMT
Fourteen year old Malak al-Khatib spoke publicly about her imprisonment by Israeli forces, insisting on her innocence.
Al-Baghdadi is a strategic town in the province of Anbar in Iraq. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Daesh fighters have now taken control of large parts of the strategic Anbar town of Al-Baghdadi—55 miles west of the provincial capital Ramadi—amid fears that the jihadist group is seeking to overrun the nearby Ain Al-Assad airbase where US troops are training local forces.
Police secure the building where a debate on freedom of speech was taking place prior to a gun attack, which left one person dead, February 14, 2015. (AFP/File)
05:51 GMT
Security forces in Copenhagen said they shot and killed a man following gun attacks across the capital including the city's central synagogue.
Israel continues to illegally build Jewish settlements on occupied Palestinian land across East Jerusalem and the West Bank. (AFP/File)
05:42 GMT
Israeli authorities have shortlisted over 20,000 Palestinian houses to be demolished in East Jerusalem for being allegedly built without permits.
Danish security forces stand outside the cafe in Copenhagen where an unidentified man had stormed, killing once person, February 14, 2015. (AFP/File)
05:27 GMT
Two people were killed in the Danish capital of Copenhagen during separate gun attacks. Police believe one attack on a freedom of speech debate could have been an assassination attempt of Swedish cartoonist, Lars Viiks.
One person was killed and at least seven were injured in the attack. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Officials and security sources say unidentified gunmen have fatally shot a tribal leader and at least seven other people in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad.

February 14, 2015

The event had been organized by controversial cartoonist Lars Vilks. (AFP)
18:36 GMT
Danish police have said that several shots have been fired at a cafe in Denmark's capital, Copenhagen where a meeting about freedom of speech was being held, according to reports.
Egypt is fighting Islamist insurgents in the region. (AFP/File)
14:30 GMT
Six people, including two policemen, were wounded on Saturday when two car bombs detonated near a police station in the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, security sources and the state news agency said.
Iraqi women look at the merchandise at a shop displaying red teddy bears and pillows for Valentine's day in Baghdad's Karrada district on February 14, 2015. (AFP/Sabah Arar)
13:15 GMT
Iraqi women look at the merchandise at a shop displaying red teddy bears
US-led forces have carried out almost daily air strikes on Daesh targets around the area since late last year.(AFP/File)
12:29 GMT
Kurdish Peshmerga forces, assisted by US-led airstrikes, have regained control of villages around the town of Kobani in Syria after pushing back Daesh militants, Reuters has reported.
There have been deep concerns over the country's fighting and violence between al-Qaeda and Houthis. (AFP/File)
11:25 GMT
At least 26 people have been killed in clashes between Yemen's Shia Houthi fighters and al-Qaeda-linked militants in the southern province of al-Bayda.
Hackers called on the website to stop using the term 'Daesh' which the group does not like.(AFP/File)
10:06 GMT
The website of the Al Ittihad newspaper was purportedly hacked by a group claiming affiliation with Daesh.