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April 29, 2015

An armed Israeli settler walks through the illegal outpost of Migron, in the occupied West Bank. (AFP/File)
05:19 GMT
A five-year-old Palestinian boy was left in serious condition after an Israel settler ran him over with a car in the occupied West Bank.
Tunisian custom officers check the luggage of a man fleeing from Libya at the Ras Ajdir border post between Libya and Tunisia, southern Tunisia, Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AFP/Ali Manssour)
05:00 GMT
More than 28,000 families have been displaced from Benghazi since fighting erupted in the city between rival factions in October, an NGO said Tuesday.

April 28, 2015

Members of Egypt's constitutional court hold a session to rule on the law organizing the upcoming parliamentary elections on March 1, 2015 in Cairo. (AFP/Mohamed al-Shahed)
19:00 GMT
The Egyptian cabinet's drafting committee on Monday finished amending laws regulating parliamentary elections.
Yemenis gather in the yard of the residence of the military commander of the Shiite-Houthi militant group, Abdullah Yahya al-Hakim, after an airstrike destroyed his property in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, on April 28, 2015. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
18:40 GMT
At least 15 people were killed after Houthis and tribesmen clashed in the central province of Marib, sources said Tuesday.
The airstrike destroyed a runway and a plane at Sana'a International Airport. (AFP/File)
18:36 GMT
Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed the runway of Sanaa's main airport to prevent an Iranian plane from landing there, the Al-Arabiya television channel reported on Tuesday.
A columnist for a Turkish newspaper appeared in an Istanbul court Tuesday charged with insulting the country's president. (Twitter)
17:30 GMT
A columnist for a Turkish newspaper appeared in an Istanbul court Tuesday charged with insulting the country's president.
The Bahraini police arrested individuals who were allegedly planning terrorist attacks in Bahrain. (AFP Photo/Mohammed Al-Shaikh)
17:22 GMT
Bahraini Ministry of Interior announced the arrest of 28 individuals, including those convicted in absentia with terrorism-related charges and sentenced to life imprisonment.
A United Nations car drives past the Mechouar square on May 14, 2013 in Laayoune, the capital of Moroccan-controlled Western Sahara. (AFP/Fadel Senna)
17:10 GMT
Morocco has arrested four suspects for allegedly issuing a fatwa ordering someone to be burned alive and planning extremist attacks against the country, the interior ministry said Tuesday.
A flight scheduled to transport 146 Yemenis to their country Monday morning was canceled because the aircraft didn't have an official permit from the Saudi-led coalition. (AFP/File)
16:32 GMT
A flight scheduled to transport 146 Yemenis to their country Monday morning was canceled because the aircraft didn't have an official permit from the Saudi-led coalition.
The cargo ship was directed to the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas on the southern coast of Iran. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
16:14 GMT
The US and Iran are eyeballing each other again after Iranian forces boarded a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship in the Gulf and the American Navy dispatched a destroyer to monitor the situation.
Egypt's former president attended a session in his trial for espionage Tuesday, wearing the uniform assigned to convicts. (AFP/File)
16:09 GMT
Egypt's former president attended a session in his trial for espionage Tuesday, wearing the uniform assigned to convicts.
Saudi security forces have detained 93 people suspected of belonging to Daesh and stopped an attack on the US embassy, the interior ministry said Tuesday. (AFP/File)
15:42 GMT
Saudi security forces have detained 93 people suspected of belonging to Daesh and stopped an attack on the US embassy, the interior ministry said Tuesday.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights urged the UN Security Council to act on the group's atrocities Tuesday. (AFP/File)
14:09 GMT
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights urged the UN Security Council to act on the group's atrocities Tuesday.
The High Aswan Dam in Egypt. (AFP/File)
13:40 GMT
Of the 761 possible water poisoning cases in Egypt, eight patients were still being treated, a healthy ministry official said Tuesday.
An Afghan villager walks on top of a mud field at the scene in Argo district of Badakhshan province. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
13:29 GMT
A landslide killed at least 52 people Tuesday in a remote province only accessible by air.
Israeli soldiers treat injured comrades after a Hezbollah strike on the border with Lebanon. (AFP/Jalaa Marey)
12:58 GMT
Shots have been fired from both sides of the Israel vs. Iran-Hezbollah-Syria struggle. The question is, will someone intensify cold tensions from here?
Damaged houses are seen from an Indian Army helicopter at Lapu in the Nepalese area of Gorkha on April 28, 2015. (AFP/Sajjad Hussain)
12:13 GMT
Among the passengers Tuesday were 15 surrogate-born children caught up in the quake.
International media reports said Israeli Air Force also sent several air strikes across the border into strategic missile bases of the Syrian military. (AFP/File)
11:57 GMT
Mortar fire from Syria hit the Israeli side of the Golan Heights territory Tuesday, an Israeli military source
Three separate attacks were carried out against Israeli troops over the weekend, with two Palestinians wielding knives were shot dead. (AFP/File)
10:30 GMT
A 21-year-old Palestinian died Tuesday from injuries sustained during clashes with Israeli troops in the West Bank.
Another rumor says the Daesh leader has been unable to return to his leadership position and named a successor. (AFP/File)
10:25 GMT
After March reports by British daily the Guardian that Daesh leader al-Baghdadi had been critically wounded in a US airstrike in Iraq, more rumors emerged this week that he had been declared clinically dead by Israeli doctors in the Golan heights.
A testimony during his trial revealed 45-year-old Wissam Allouche failed to tell immigration authorities he was an Amal Movement member in the 1980s. (AFP/FIle)
10:00 GMT
A Texas man from Lebanon was sentenced to five years in prison for 'knowingly lying' to authorities about former links to the Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah and the Amal Movement during his application for US citizenship.
Nepalese army search through the rubble in Durbar Square, Kathmandu. (AFP/PRAKASH MATHEMA)
09:49 GMT
Six missing Dubai trekkers are found safe following Nepal's deadly earthquake, but rescuers are battling time, material shortages, and inaccessible roads.
Nusra's suicide attack and consequential army base seizure makes the Syrian regime's third heavy loss this month in NW Syria. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
The Syrian government suffered its third heavy loss this month on Monday, when Nusra Front militants launched a suicide bomb-laden offensive against an army compound in NW Syria.
According to a statement released by civil defense officers working on the rescue operation, some 50 workers were present at the time of the collapse. (AFP/File)
07:40 GMT
Several construction workers were killed are more are still trapped after the roof of a building they were working on at a Saudi Arabian university collapsed Monday.
A child rides a bicycle next to an Israeli military vehicle near the border with Syria in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. (AFP/Jalaa Marey)
07:24 GMT
A child rides a bicycle next to an Israeli military vehicle near the border with Syria in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. (AFP/Jalaa Marey)
Kerry's remarks were some of the first between he and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif since Iran and world powers reached a framework nuclear agreement on April 2. (AFP/FIle)
07:03 GMT
In one of the first meetings between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif since the initial framework deal was reached earlier this month, Kerry said a comprehensive nuclear agreement was looking more attainable than ever.
Yemeni children wait to fill their jerrycans with water from a public tap amid an acute shortage of water supply to houses in the capital Sanaa, on April 26, 2015 due to the ongoing Saudi-led air strikes against Shiite Houthi rebels. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
05:46 GMT
Yemen's exiled government raised alarm Monday for three cities in the country that lack basic needs like medical supplies, food and water.
At least 44 Palestinians were killed and 220 injured by Israel's attacks on seven UN facilities during the Gaza war, the UN said Monday. (AFP/File)
05:24 GMT
At least 44 Palestinians were killed and 220 injured by Israel's attacks on seven UN facilities during the Gaza war, the UN said Monday.

April 27, 2015

Al-Qaeda fighters and allied Syrian rebels captured a major military base as the regime continued conducting airstrikes, a monitor said Monday. (AFP/File)
17:42 GMT
Al-Qaeda fighters and allied Syrian rebels captured a major military base as the regime continued conducting airstrikes, a monitor said Monday.
Smoke rises from the aid group building in Kunduz that was attacked by Taliban militants. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
17:09 GMT
Clashes between Afghan security forces and the Taliban in northern Kunduz have killed more than 30 fighters, officials said Monday.
A Palestinian man is lowered into a smuggling tunnel beneath the Gaza-Egypt border, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Sept. 11, 2013. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
14:37 GMT
A Palestinian worker died Monday when a tunnel collapsed in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, a health official said.
Indian resident Santosh is met by relatives after being evacuated following an earthquake in Nepal at the railway station in Amritsar on April 27, 2015. (AFP/Narinder Nanu)
13:30 GMT
The plane arrived in Istanbul from Nepal on Sunday, a day after a 7.8 magnitude Kathmandu earthquake killed 2,500.
IDF troops in the Golan heights near the Lebanese border. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
Israeli units were seen moving near the Lebanese border and carried out a military exercise, security sources said Monday.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was reelected Monday with 94.5 percent of the votes, the National Electoral Commission said. (AFP/File)
11:59 GMT
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was reelected Monday with 94.5 percent of the votes, the National Electoral Commission said.
Tareq Kamleh from Perth urged other doctors to join Daesh in a propaganda video believed to be filmed in Raqqa. (YouTube)
11:56 GMT
An Australian doctor has appeared in a Daesh propaganda video asking other people from the medical profession to join the militant group.
Pakistani residents collect belongings at their home after it was damaged in heavy rain and winds in Peshawar on April 27, 2015. (AFP/A Majeed)
11:27 GMT
A "mini-cyclone" tore through Pakistan's Peshawar area Monday, killing dozens and damaging infrastructure.
Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal arrives for a meeting in Tunisia, September 12, 2014. (AFP/File)
11:21 GMT
Israel and Hamas will continue to hold indirect talks through European mediation, a senior Hamas official confirmed Sunday.
An army made up of Arab nations would put a further strain on the region. (AFP/File)
10:56 GMT
While some Arab countries move to establish a joint military force in the Middle East, such actions could put a further dent in the region's rocky Sunni-Shia relationship.
An overnight airstrike believed to have been carried out by Israel's air force struck Hezbollah targets in Syria. (AFP/File)
10:13 GMT
Doubts have been cast over an apparent Israeli airstrike targeting Hezbollah and military sites in Syria.
A Syrian street vendor selling fuel uses a battery powered lamp to light his stall at night in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the capital Damascus. (AFP/Abd Doumany)
09:53 GMT
A Syrian street vendor selling fuel uses a battery powered lamp to light his stall at night in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the capital Damascus. (AFP/Abd Doumany)
Armed rebels walk past the bodies of army soldiers in the northern Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughur, April 25, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:42 GMT
A coalition of Islamist rebels said they seized a key military army base in the northwestern province of Idlib Monday.
Former US President and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Jimmy Carter visited the Gaza Strip in 2009. (Wikimedia Commons)
08:30 GMT
Former US President Jimmy Carter is heading to Gaza with hopes to broker a Saudi-backed reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah.
Iraqi forces prepare to fire on Daesh positions in the Garma district, west of the Iraqi capital Baghdad. (AFP/AHMAD AL-RUBAYE)
07:43 GMT
The Iraqi government troops reportedly make gains in Daesh-held territory of Anbar province, between Baghdad and Fallujah.
Bashar al-Assad's uncle was probed by French authorities for his $98 million family assets. (AFP/File)
07:30 GMT
The uncle of Bashar al-Assad has been investigated in France for his $98 million fortune and suspicious activities.
Militants holding AKM-S assault rifles vowed to kill Yemen's Houthi rebels during the nine-minute clip. (Image: Information Bureau of Wilayat Sanaa)
07:16 GMT
Daesh militants released a new video online, claiming their official presence in Yemen, according to Al Arabiya news.
Israeli F16s (Wikipedia)
07:10 GMT
For the second time in three days, Israel's airforce bombed weapons caches allegedly belonging to Hezbollah and pro-Assad forces north of Damascus; casualties unconfirmed.
Mourners carry the body of Mahmoud Abu Jheisha after he was shot dead for allegedly stabbing an Israeli soldier in Hebron, April 26, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Thousands of mourners attended the funeral of 20-year-old Palestinian Mahmoud Abu Jheisha who was shot dead for allegedly stabbing an Israeli soldier.
An Israeli soldier patrols the occupied Golan Heights near the Quneitra crossing, August 30, 2014. (AFP/File)
06:30 GMT
An Israeli air raid killed four people in the occupied Golan Heights Sunday near the Syrian border.
Syrian citizens abroad, even those with lost or unofficial documents, will have greater ease obtaining passports, according to new rules.  (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Syrian citizens abroad, even those with lost or unofficial documents, will have greater ease obtaining passports, according to new rules.
Syrian refugees cross the border from Syria into Jordan, near Mafraq, on Feb. 18, 2013. Jordanian army buses, ambulances and medics as well as water tankers wait at the border to receive Syrian refugees and take them to shelters. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
05:00 GMT
Jordanian Armed Forces on Sunday received new arrivals, who were provided with first aid and other humanitarian support.

April 26, 2015

Friends and family have heard no word from six UAE residents stranded in Nepal. (Courtesy/Gulf News)
22:00 GMT
Friends and family have heard no word from six UAE residents stranded in Nepal.
Turkish Cypriot independent candidate for the presidential elections, Mustafa Akinci, and his wife Meral arrive with their family at a polling station on April 26, 2015 in the northern part of Nicosia. (AFP/Birol Bebek)
20:37 GMT
Independent candidate Mustafa Akinci won over the voters in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, the election committee announced Sunday.
A Palestinian woman reacts at seeing destroyed homes in the northern district of Beit Hanun in the Gaza Strip during an humanitarian truce on July 26, 2014. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
19:55 GMT
The IDF's Military Prosecution filed an indictment with a military court last week against three soldiers suspected of looting from Palestinian homes during the summer campaign.
Supporters of Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh hold a huge Yemeni flag next to a poster of Saleh as they rally in his support in Sanaa Nov. 7, 2014. (AFP/File)
19:36 GMT
Yemen's foreign minister denounced the former president's call for peace talks Sunday, rejecting his involvement in the country's future.
A UAE fighter jet lifts off before taking part in Saudi-led coalition airstrikes in Yemen.  (AFP/File)
18:32 GMT
The crash occurred Sunday during a training exercise in Saudi Arabia, killing an instructor and a student.
The Egyptian authorities have hanged five people convicted of murder and theft, the interior ministry said Sunday. (AFP/File)
18:04 GMT
The Egyptian authorities have hanged five people convicted of murder and theft, the interior ministry said Sunday.
Aftermath of an August 2013 car bomb in Baghdad. Sunday's attacks killed over one dozen and injured over 50.  (AFP/File)
17:02 GMT
Car bombs across Baghdad killed over one dozen and injured over 50, police say.
Residents look for others after regime airstrikes in Idlib. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
16:48 GMT
Airstrikes conducted by the Syrian government on a marketplace killed at least 34 civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Sunday.
Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Loefven and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas hold a joint press conference in Stockholm on Feb. 10, 2015. (AFP/Jonathan Nackstrand)
15:13 GMT
The two missionaries have been reunited with their families in Sweden, the country's foreign ministry said Sunday.
Pakistani security officials examine the site of a bomb explosion in Quetta, Baluchistan province. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/Banaras Khan)
14:49 GMT
A bomb blast has rocked Pakistan's volatile southwestern province of Balochistan on Sunday, leaving four people dead.
A picture taken on December 4, 2012, shows electricity pylons in Riyadh. (AFP/Fayez Nureldine)
14:33 GMT
Two electricity pylons in Egypt were targeted with explosives Sunday.
Two Israeli men were wounded while another was seriously injured. (AFP/File)
12:14 GMT
A car bomb in Tel Aviv wounded two Israelis and seriously injured another. Police said the blast is believed to be of criminal nature.
The organization criticized the trial of Egyptian president Muhammed Morsi, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison. (AFP/File)
12:07 GMT
The organization criticized the trial of Egyptian president Muhammed Morsi, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Palestinian fishermen are routinely fired upon by Israel's navy, despite remaining well within the 20-nautical-mile zone allocated during the 1993 Oslo Accords. (AFP/File)
11:14 GMT
Israeli security forces opened fire on Palestinian fishermen near Gaza City's shores, causing damage to at least two boats.
Ali Za'tari has previously served in Libya, as well as Sudan, Syria, Iraq and Kuwait. (Image: YouTube screenshot)
10:29 GMT
Ali al-Zaatar will serve as the deputy head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), the UN announced Sunday.
Two Saudi police officers had been killed by Daesh militants at a checkpoint in April. (AFP/File)
10:26 GMT
Saudi Arabia's security forces stopped a potential terrorist attack in the kingdom by Daesh militants, according to an interior ministry spokesperson.
Iraqi government soldiers patrol through the Garma district, west of Baghdad, April 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:59 GMT
Iraqi security officials said car bombings in and around Baghdad killed at least six civilians and wounded dozens of others Sunday.
Armed Shia Houthi militants sit in a pick up truck in southern Sanaa, April 21, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:25 GMT
Saudi Arabia's military resumed a fresh round of airstrikes across the Yemeni capital of Sanaa Sunday following a one-week lull.
A Jordanian soldier sits in position the near the Al-Karameh border point with Iraq, June 25, 2014. (AFP/File)
08:36 GMT
Jordan's interior ministry said the kingdom's border with Iraq was open and safe following a deadly attack by Daesh, which killed one and injured nine others.
A Palestinian child throws a stone towards Israeli forces during clashes between Palestinian protestors and security forces. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
08:20 GMT
A Palestinian child throws a stone towards Israeli forces during clashes between Palestinian protestors and security forces. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
An Iraqi soldier stands beside a damaged vehicle in the Garma district near the west of Baghdad, April 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:12 GMT
Four Iraqi men who had fled violence in the western province of Anbar have been found shot in the head by unknown gunmen.
Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallstroem personally thanked Palestinian and Jordanian authorities for helping secure the release of both hostages in Syria. (AFP/File)
07:24 GMT
Two Swedish men were freed by Al Qaeda's Nusra Front in Syria with the help of negotiations through Palestinian and Jordanian authorities.
Palestinian youths in East Jerusalem throw stones at Israeli security forces following the shooting of a 16-year-old who allegedly attacked a soldier with a knife overnight, April 25, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:01 GMT
Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli police in East Jerusalem Saturday following the shooting of an Arab teen.
Yemeni children sit in a temporary shelter after fleeing Sirwah due to fighting between Houthi rebels and militiamen loyal to the country's fugitive President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, April 24, 2015. (AFP/File)
06:40 GMT
The Yemeni conflict has been catastrophic for most of the Middle East. Bringing Saudi and Iran into a standoff, which delves into the Shia-Sunni divide, could it move towards Europe?
Nusra Front militants allied with other groups raided the northwestern province of Idlib on Saturday. (AFP/File)
06:30 GMT
Nusra Front militants killed at least 60 Syrian army soldiers in the northwestern province of Idlib, according to a London-based monitoring group.
The airstrikes targeted a residential area in Jisr al-Shughur, a city in the Idlib province of Syria. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
At least 30 people were killed Saturday in regime airstrikes on Jisr al-Shughur city in the northern province of Idlib.
Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed currently leads the UN Ebola response mission. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The UN Security Council approved Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's nomination of Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed of Mauritania as his special envoy for Yemen, the UN spokesperson's office said Saturday.

April 25, 2015

Egypt initially declared the state of emergency in parts of North Sinai in October 2014. (AFP/File)
18:42 GMT
Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi extended the state of emergency and curfew in Sinai for another three months. The curfew was initially applied seven months ago in some part of restive North Sinai.
A statement released by Egypt's interior ministry said the four killed in the explosion were members of the Muslim Brotherhood. (AFP/File)
16:42 GMT
Four people were killed in an explosion on Saturday at a makeshift farm building in Beni Suef governorate in Egypt in what police said was a bomb-making operation gone wrong.
Israeli soldiers search a car at a checkpoint in Hebron. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Menahem Kahana/AFP/File)
14:55 GMT
A 17-year-old Palestinian was shot dead at the Al-Zayyim checkpoint in occupied East Jerusalem after allegedly attempting to stab checkpoint officers just before midnight on Friday.
Jordanian soldiers patrol the border with Iraq. (AFP/File)
12:36 GMT
Three car bombs detonated at sole crossing between Jordan and Iraq.
Smoke rises from the provincial capital of Idlib after being taken by Islamist rebels on March 28 (File-AFP)
10:48 GMT
Islamist fighters overrun one of the regime's last holdouts in the Idlib province.
John Kerry urged the Houthis and "those who have influence over them" to enter negotiations (File-AFP)
10:33 GMT
US Secretary of State encourages Houthis to come to the negotiating table.
The jets reportedly struck Lebanon's northern town of al-Qalamoun (File-AFP)
07:29 GMT
Report states that IDF targeted brigades armed with long-range missiles.
Al-Nusra fighters after taking the city of Idlib on March 29, 2015 (File-AFP)
07:07 GMT
Jabhat al Nusra and allies launch joint assault on strategic city in province of Idlib.
Saleh ruled Yemen for 33 years before he stepped down following protests in 2011. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh has urged all sides in Yemen's conflict to return to political dialogue to end to the ongoing violence in the country, Reuters has reported.
The Saudi authorities arrested a 23-year-old man with links to Daesh militants in Syria. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Saudi authorities have held the ISIL (Daesh) militant group responsible for the fatal shooting of two policemen in the capital, Riyadh, earlier this month.

April 24, 2015

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16:56 GMT
Iraqi forces have reportedly recaptured a key bridge from the ISIL (Daesh) group in the Iraqi western province of Anbar.
Pro-Daesh accounts say the pilot has been captured. (AFP/File)
16:51 GMT
Daesh militants have shot down an army aircraft near an important military airport in the south of Syria, according to AFP.
Events throughout this week have been held to mark the 100th anniversary of the massacre. (AFP)
13:42 GMT
Ceremonies are being held around the world to remember the Armenians killed by Ottoman Turks in 1915.
Iraqi security personnel backed by international coalition forces seized the southern part of al-Karma city from Daesh in Anbar province. (AFP/File)
12:29 GMT
Security forces killed at least 48 Daesh (ISIS) militants in Anbar and Ninawah provinces Friday, military officials said.
The UN’s Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura invited Syria’s government and opposition groups to talks in Geneva, set to start on May 4.  (AFP/Fabrice Coffrini)
12:05 GMT
The talks, set for May 4, are the latest to attempt a resolution to the civil war.
At least 115 children have been killed and 172 injured since start of Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen, says UNICEF.  140 children have been recruited as fighters.  (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
11:32 GMT
At least 115 children have been killed and 172 injured in the Yemeni conflict since the launch of the Saudi-led airstrikes in the country, says UNICEF.
In the wake of the recent deaths of hundreds off Libyan coast, EU officials pledge increased emergency funding for search-and-rescue operations.  (AFP/File)
10:43 GMT
In the wake hundreds of migrant deaths off Libyan coast, EU officials pledge increased emergency funding for search-and-rescue operations.
The three British hobbyists, arrested on espionage charges, were released Thursday. (AFP/Toussaint Kluiters)
09:59 GMT
The three British hobbyists, arrested on espionage charges, were released Thursday.
Israeli tanks near the border with the Gaza Strip during the summer 2014 war, which left over 2,000 Palestinians dead, mostly civilians.  (AFP/File)
09:07 GMT
Israeli tanks strike northern Gaza Strip following Thursday rocket fire, no casualties reported.
Jordan’s 20-year-old Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah Thursday called on the world to prevent youth recruitment to Islamic extremist groups. (Tumblr)
08:27 GMT
Jordan’s 20-year-old Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah Thursday called on the world to prevent youth recruitment to Islamic extremist groups.
A memorial in Yerevan, Armenia dedicated to victims of the Armenian genocide. 2015 marks 100 years since the Armenian and Assyrian genocides at the hands of the Ottoman Turks. (AFP/Karen Minasyan)
07:39 GMT
Presdident Joachim Gauck admits German responsibility in the 'genocide', using a term the Turkish government ardently disputes.
Guards man the Iran-Iraq border, 2008.  (AFP/Ali Yussef)
07:19 GMT
Officials from Iran and Iraq sign border security agreement, while Iraq officials pledge to beef up security along border with Syria.
Al-Jadeed news editor Karma Khayat arrived in Beirut on Thursday after a week of a trial for contempt at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. (Screenshot: Twitter)
06:00 GMT
Al-Jadeed news editor Karma Khayat arrived in Beirut on Thursday after a week of a trial for contempt at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.