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May 15, 2016

Adnan (C-L) and Hassan Badreddine (C-R), brothers of slain top Hezbollah commander Mustafa Badreddine who was killed in an attack in Syria, mourn next to his casket during the funeral in the Ghobeiry neighborhood of southern Beirut on May 13, 2016. (AFP/Anwar Amro)
10:00 GMT
Hezbollah has blamed its top commander's death on rocket fire by local Sunni opposition forces.
Egyptians protest a controversial deal to give two islands in the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia on Friday in Cairo. (AFP/Mohamed el-Shahed)
09:08 GMT
Hundreds of police officers were deployed in central Cairo on April 25 to quell protests against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's decision to hand over Tiran and Sanafir islands.
A refugee family receives presents as they arrived at the train station in Munich, southern Germany. (AFP/File)
08:43 GMT
The sum, announced by the Finance Ministry, was reported to include housing and integration costs as well as efforts to combat the refugee crisis by tackling its root causes.
A Palestinian protester, wearing a gas mask, waves a Palestinian flag in front of Israeli security forces on May 13, 2016 in the West Bank village of Bilin, near Ramallah, during a march against the building of Israel's controversial separation barrier and the construction of Israel settlements. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
08:09 GMT
The march aimed to highlight the rights of refugees and internally displaced Palestinians who have not been allowed to return to their homes.
Egyptians protest crackdown on journalistic freedom. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Both journalists are reported to face the charges of spreading false news, "inciting the public", and plotting to overthrow the regime.
Russian music concert in the ancient theater of Syria's ravaged city of Palmyra on May 6, 2016. (AFP/Louai Beshara)
05:00 GMT
Russia, which staged a major concert in Palmyra on May 6, sees the desert city as a symbol of its strength and influence in the new Middle East.

May 14, 2016

Turkey has carried out a series of air strikes, claiming they were targeting militants from the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in northern Iraq as well as Daesh militants. (AFP/Yiannis Kourtoglou)
12:44 GMT
The state-run Anadolu Agency cited the military as saying the warplanes destroyed 98 targets Friday of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party.
Anti-Taliban armed Afghan fighters eat watermelons on their outpost on a hilltop during a patrol against Taliban insurgents at Qara Ghoily in Almar district of northern Faryab province in this photo taken on Oct 16, 2015. (AFP/File)
12:33 GMT
Police chief Brig. Gen. Ghulam Jelani Abubakkar told Pajhwok Afghan News police received information about the presence of a suicide bomber in a house in Zaranj, the provincial capital, and besieged the house last night.
Armed settlers overlook a Palestinian village south of Nablus during confrontations following the setting on fire of Palestinian-owned fields on Jan. 1, 2010. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
11:53 GMT
Emad Abu Shamsiya, a coordinator for Human Rights Defenders, told Ma'an settlers attacked the house of Riyad Abu Hazza and beat his wife as settlers sprayed his daughter with pepper spray and caused her to faint.
Some drivers take advantage of women's desperation for transportation by demanding high salaries and then often failing to show up. (Twitter)
10:31 GMT
The ban on women's driving in Saudi has brought about various other problems such as safety concerns, threats to their job security and financial pressure.
Morroco police patrol in the streets of El Aaiun. (AFP/Samuel Aranda)
10:08 GMT
The Interior Ministry announced on Friday the arrest of a Chadian national affiliated with Daesh and unraveled a "dangerous" plot to attack Western diplomatic buildings and tourist sites.
A refugee mother with child somewhere in Europe. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT
Austria wants to limit the number of incoming migrants and refugees, but Rome has described border closures as a breach of European Union rules and a misguided "propaganda" attempt by the Vienna government to counter the rise of the far-right Freedom Party.
The coffin is carried through the Hezbollah controlled Dahiyeh district of Beirut. (AFP/File)
09:13 GMT
Mustafa Badreddine is said to have died in an explosion targeting one of the Shia group's bases. They have announced that extremists were behind the attack, adding it would strengthen their resolve to fight the rebels.
Belgium has decided to expand its airstrikes against Daesh, as the country is still reeling from the March 22 bombings which killed 32 people in Brussels. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Brussels has been the scene of an ongoing crackdown on militant cells, particularly since the March 22 attack that killed 32 people.
A migrant is logged as he disembarks from a Maltese coast guard patrol vessel after being rescued at sea, on April 15, 2016, at the Messina harbor in Sicily. (AFP/Giovanni Isolino)
05:00 GMT
As the refugee deal between the EU and Turkey starts to unravel, more migrants and refugees are reaching Italy from north Africa.

May 13, 2016

Iraqi walk past stalls at Oraiba market on May 12, 2016, a day after it was struck by a car bomb attack in the frequently targeted Sadr City area of northern Baghdad. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
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Three attackers opened fire on a crowded cafe, the latest in a series of deadly attacks to strike Iraq this week.