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May 6, 2015

The Turkish president turned down an invitation from Putin Wednesday after the Russian leader participated in Armenia's memorial event. (AFP/File)
19:30 GMT
The Turkish president turned down an invitation from Putin Wednesday after the Russian leader participated in Armenia's memorial event.
The prime minister managed to cobble a coalition with 61 members, the minimal number required for a Knesset majority. (AFP/File)
19:18 GMT
The prime minister managed to cobble a coalition with 61 members, the minimal number required for a Knesset majority.
A Saudi Arabian passenger plane landed at the Ben Gurion Airport with no passengers on board, a report said Wednesday.
18:30 GMT
A Saudi Arabian passenger plane landed at the Ben Gurion Airport with no passengers on board, a report said Wednesday.
The White House said Tuesday the FBI is investigating the case to find any ties between Daesh and the gunmen. (Twitter)
17:30 GMT
The White House said Tuesday the FBI is investigating the case to find any ties between Daesh and the gunmen.
Security officials said Wednesday three Palestinians were killed when they tried to enter Sinai through a smuggling tunnel. (AFP/File)
16:36 GMT
Security officials said Wednesday three Palestinians were killed when they tried to enter Sinai through a smuggling tunnel.
Ethiopians protested the beating of an Ethiopian-Israeli soldier in Tel Aviv earlier this week. (Twitter)
16:30 GMT
The men who participated in a demonstration in Tel Aviv on Sunday were indicted on charges of assaulting police officers, rioting and resisting arrest.
Egypt will host international discussions in May aiming to unify efforts to combat the destruction of antiquities by extremist groups. (AFP/Pedro Ugarte)
15:30 GMT
Egypt will host international discussions in May aiming to unify efforts to combat the destruction of antiquities by extremist groups.
The prime minister is only hours away from his Wednesday midnight deadline to form a coalition for his government. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
The prime minister is only hours away from his Wednesday midnight deadline to form a coalition for his government.
Armed Yemeni tribal gunmen loyal to fugitive President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi sit on a pickup truck mounted with a machine gun on May 4, 2015 during ongoing clashes with Shiite Houthi rebels in the southern city of Aden. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)
14:44 GMT
The casualties included 40 civilians who were killed by Houthi fighters as they tried to flee the southern port city Wednesday.
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)
14:30 GMT
The driver stopped at a check point set up by the settlers when they ambushed him.
US Secretary of State John Kerry gives a statement after meeting with Somalian President at the airport in Mogadishu on May 5, 2015. (AFP/Andrew Harnik)
14:00 GMT
Kerry said the US is 'deeply concerned' about the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.
A Palestinian teen is arrested by Israeli soldiers at the Hawara checkpoint in the West Bank, January 1, 2015. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
A Palestinian teen from East Jerusalem was arrested by Israeli forces Wednesday after police raided his home.
An Israeli soldier prepares a military drone for use over the West Bank town of Hebron. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
The Sudanese army claimed to have shot down an Israeli drone after reports of explosions on Wednesday morning.
A photo taken on April 5, 2015 shows an internally displaced Iraqi girl at a camp for internally displaced people (IDP) in the northern city of Sammara. (AFP/Mohammed Sawaf)
11:45 GMT
The total number of the IDPs in the Middle Eastern country to 7.6 million, or 40 percent of the population.
French, Swiss and Russian investigators collected samples from the body of the late Yasser Arafat in 2012. (AFP/File)
10:54 GMT
French judges investigating the death of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat officially ended the enquiry Tuesday.
Afghan women carry the coffin of Farkhunda, 27, who was lynched by an angry mob, in Kabul on March 22, 2015 (AFP/Wakil Kohsar)
10:50 GMT
The four men who burned and dragged a woman falsely accused of burning the Quran through the streets will be executed, as per the recent court ruling.
Many Canadian Muslims cited concern over the new anti-terror bill with fears of vilifying people of the Islamic faith. (AFP/File)
10:08 GMT
The Canadian government is set to pass a controversial anti-terror bill, which will give extensive powers to national security agencies.
Having so far filled 61 out of a required 120 parliamentary seats, Bibi stands to lose his grip on power if he fails to find the rest. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
It's been six weeks since Benjamin Netanyahu was ushered into a new term as Israel's prime minister. Now, with an unsteady but hawkish parliamentary coalition in the works, a peace process with Palestinians is looking less and less likely.
Syrian refugees who fled the war drink water inside Jordan's Azraq camp, April 28, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:46 GMT
Amnesty international called for the Syrian conflict to be referred to the International Criminal Court after releasing a damning report on war crimes committed by both sides.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. (AFP/File)
09:28 GMT
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said nuclear talks would not continue so long as there are military threats.
Rescue workers attempt to put out a fire caused by an airstrike in Aleppo, April 17, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:58 GMT
Two civilians were killed and dozens others injured in a series of mortar attacks by Syrian militants in the cities of Aleppo and Sweida.
An airport official looks at the wreckage of a Yemeni air force military transport aircraft on the tarmac of the rebel-controlled international airport of Sanaa on May 5, 2015, a day after it was destroyed by an air strike of the Saudi-led coalition. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
08:32 GMT
Saudi Arabian fighter jets have reportedly bombarded al-Anad airbase in Lahij province.
Thousands of Palestinians fled Yarmouk refugee camp since the Syrian army and Daesh stormed the area. (AFP/File)
08:23 GMT
A delegation of Palestinian Authority officials visited the besieged Yarmouk camp in Damascus where up to 18,000 refugees remain after the majority fled Daesh violence.
A file picture taken on March 30, 2011 during a refueling operation above the Mediterranean sea as part of military actions over Libya. (AFP/Gerard Julien)
07:58 GMT
The Tobruk-based government conducted airstrikes on Monday and Tuesday against Daesh positions in eastern Libya.
A woman from the Ghajar (gypsy) community sits at a sewing machine in the Diwaniya village, south of Iraq. The Ghajar people, who have their own language, used to be known as entertainers, making their living from singing and dancing. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)
07:54 GMT
A woman from the Ghajar (gypsy) community sits at a sewing machine in the Diwaniya village, south of Iraq. The Ghajar people, who have their own language, used to be known as entertainers, making their living from singing and dancing. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)
US President Barack Obama speaks on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (AFP/File)
07:22 GMT
The White House stated that a "unified" Iraq was in the country's best interest.
Supporters of Yemen's President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi sit during clashes with Shia Houthi fighters in the southern city of Taez, May 5, 2015. (AFP/File)
06:53 GMT
Houthi militants fired rockets and mortars into Saudi Arabia Tuesday, allegedly capturing five soldiers and killing two civilians.
An injured Yemeni child is treated in a Djibouti hospital after being shot in the head by a sniper, May 5, 2015. (AFP/File)
06:30 GMT
Over 21 civilians including women and children were killed by Saudi airstrikes in the Sa'ada province early Wednesday.
Egyptian demonstrators clash with Egyptian police in central Cairo during a protest to demand the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak and calling for reforms on Jan. 25, 2011. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
06:00 GMT
Years after the revolution, some said it saw the public as the victim of attacks from extremist groups settling what they called "infidel coup authorities."
Bodies of children lie on the ground after a barrel bomb hit a school in Syria's northern city of Aleppo Saif al-Dawla district, where control is split between the Syrian regime and opposition, on May 3, 2015. At least seven civilians, including a teacher and four children were killed, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. (AFP/Fadi al-Halabi)
05:00 GMT
The report blames Bashar al-Assad's regime for killing more than 499 civilians in the month of April alone.

May 5, 2015

Netanyahu addressing Congress in 2011. (AFP/File)
19:30 GMT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with US Congress on Tuesday for a delegation led by the chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security.
Palestinian Hamas militants rally in the streets of the Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza Strip on Dec. 25, 2009. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
18:30 GMT
A statement issued by the "Salafist Trend" warned Hamas of consequences if the group's supporters were not set free.
UN peace envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura attends 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)
17:30 GMT
Over 40 opposition groups were invited to attend the talks, according to UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura.
Hezbollah fighters also destroyed six Nusra vehicles. (AFP/File)
16:30 GMT
Hezbollah fighters clashed with militants from Nusra Front near the Syria-Lebanon border.
An Iranian woman and her daughter walk past an abandoned boat in the village of Sikh in the Hamoun wetland, where once-flourishing plants and animals have been killed by drought, on Feb. 2, 2015. (AFP/File)
16:28 GMT
More than 500 Iranian cities are struggling with drinking water shortage, a deputy interior minister said Tuesday.
At least four civilians were killed in a bomb explosion in Baghdad, security officials said Tuesday. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
15:48 GMT
At least four civilians were killed in a bomb explosion in Baghdad, security officials said Tuesday.
UN special envoy to Libya Bernardino Leon (L) attends a meeting with members of the Libyan General National Congress, the parallel parliament backed by the Fajr Libya militants, on March 2, 2015 in Tripoli. (AFP/File)
15:30 GMT
The Tobruk-based parliament has preliminary approved the UN draft and a copy has been delivered to the Libyan factions participating in the peace talks.
A wounded Yemeni man receives treatment at a hospital in the strategic city of Taez, on May 2, 2015. (AFP/Abdel Rahman Abdallah)
15:17 GMT
The conflict in Yemen has killed more than 600 civilians since the Saudi-led coalition began its air raids, the UN said Tuesday.
Saudi Arabia has suspended all schools in the southern region of Najran, state TV reported Tuesday. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)
14:53 GMT
Saudi Arabia has suspended all schools in the southern region of Najran, state TV reported Tuesday.
Armed Yemeni tribal gunmen of the Popular Resistance Committees loyal to fugitive President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi. (AFP/Saleh Al-Obeidi)
14:30 GMT
A report says armed Yemeni tribesmen have taken control of four military posts in southwestern Saudi Arabia.
Jordanian soldiers stand guard near their military vehicles at the Al-Karameh border. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
Some 10,000 participants from 18 different countries will attend the two-week long training.
Migrants wait to disembark from military ship "Bettica" following a rescue operation at sea on May 5, 2015 in the port of Salerno, southern Italy. (AFP/Mario Laporta)
13:17 GMT
Survivors said Tuesday 40 migrants drowned off the coast of Italy when a boat trying to reach Europe deflated or burst.
The announcement was made as French President Francois Hollande visited Emir Shiekh Tamin bin Hamad al-Thani in Doha. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
The announcement was made as French President Francois Hollande visited Emir Shiekh Tamin bin Hamad al-Thani in Doha.
The toxic materials were taken to Munster, in northwestern Germany, to be destroyed in special facilities. (AFP/File)
12:27 GMT
Now 98 percent of Syria's chemical weapons have been destroyed, but the remaining two percent is a matter of international concern.
A member of the FBI Evidence Response Team gathers evidence outside the crime scene where two gunmen were shot dead, May 4, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:46 GMT
A Muslim group in the US condemned the attack on a right-wing art competition in Texas, which left both perpetrators dead.
Rebel fighters from the "First Battalion" under the Free Syrian Army take part in a military training, in the rebel-held countryside of the northern city of Aleppo. (AFP/Baraa Al-Halabi)
11:28 GMT
Rebel fighters from the "First Battalion" under the Free Syrian Army take part in a military training, in the rebel-held countryside of the northern city of Aleppo. (AFP/Baraa Al-Halabi)
Yemeni children clean the streets due to the fuel shortages preventing garbage trucks from working in Sanaa, May 4, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:24 GMT
Saudi's government said it was considering a possible truce in Yemen to allow humanitarian aid through, despite pounding several positions across Sanaa on Monday.
Israeli soldiers carry out a dawn raid in the West Bank village of Awarta, June 26, 2014. (AFP/File)
10:52 GMT
Israeli security forces put the the West Bank town of Nablus on lockdown after a fire bomb was thrown at a bus full of settlers.
Police officers gather in Garland after two gunmen were shot dead outside a Prophet Muhammed cartoon contest, May 4, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:40 GMT
In its first claim of an attack on US soil, Daesh said on its offcial radio station Tuesday it was responsible for a shooting over the weekend at an anti-Islam event in Texas holding a cartoon drawing competition of the Prophet Mohammed.
Hillary Clinton was secretary of state when the US embassy in Libya was attacked, leaving four people dead. (AFP/File)
10:03 GMT
Hillary Clinton announced she would testify before the committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks in Libya, which left four people dead.
The eastern city of Derna remains a Daesh stronghold. (AFP/File)
09:19 GMT
The Libyan Air Force launched airstrikes against Daesh targets in the eastern city of Derna where militant numbers have grown in recent months.
Hamas security headquarters in Gaza City were targeted in a bomb attack Monday. (AFP/File)
08:14 GMT
A Salifist group affiliated with Daesh bombed the security headquarters of Hamas in Gaza after demanding the release of its captured members.
Lebanese soldiers patrol the volatile Bekaa Valley town of Arsal near the Syrian border, August 7, 2014. (AFP/File)
08:04 GMT
Militants from Nusra Front warned Lebanon's government against shelling their positions in the outskirts of Arsal Tuesday.
Supporters of President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi walk through the streets of Taez during clashes with Houthi militants, May 2, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:30 GMT
Fugitive Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi has scheduled "national dialogue" talks to take place on May 17 while instability continues to ravage the country.
Located along the Lebanese border, the Qalamoun region is a strategic area for both Syrian government forces and their allies and rebel factions trying to expand their control of supply routes in Syria's southern region. (AFP/FIle)
07:24 GMT
In the strategic border region of Syria's Qalamoun, rebel factions battle the Syrian army and its allied Hezbollah fighters, who said a counter offensive on positions there is ruled out for now.
Iraqi soldiers have been battling Daesh militants in the Salahuddin province since the militant group took control of large parts of the country. (AFP/File)
06:18 GMT
Dozens of Daesh militants were killed in Iraq's northern Salahuddin province by a military airstrike, according to an Interior Ministry statement.
Southern Separatist Movement supporters in Yemen move tanks through Aden, May 3, 2015. (AFP/File)
06:04 GMT
When you look at the implications of what is going on in the Middle East, it looks extremely ridiculous. The Sunni-Shia divide along with a few Western nations stirring it up means everyone is bombing each other in the region.
Levels of underground water in the country are dropping by five meters every year. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Levels of underground water in the country are dropping by five meters every year.
The country's recent amendments of three laws have left opposition parties divided. (AFP/File)
04:00 GMT
The country's recent amendments of three laws have left opposition parties divided.

May 4, 2015

Azzam Nawaja'a and his family at their home. Some of Azzam's sons and daughters have already left the village to live in the city. (Qantara.de)
20:30 GMT
The high Israeli court Monday approved a request to demolish the tents and homes of Khirbet Susiya village near Hebron.
A left-wing group accused the IDF of indiscriminate fire at Palestinians last summer. (AFP/File)
19:28 GMT
A left-wing group accused the IDF of indiscriminate fire at Palestinians last summer.
A man about to be executed in Saudi Arabia. (AFP/File)
18:03 GMT
Five foreigners have been executed in Saudi Arabia as the rate of capital punishment surges in the kingdom.
An Egyptian legal authority Monday ruled in favor of allowing the former president to retain his "privileges." (AFP/File)
17:51 GMT
An Egyptian legal authority Monday ruled in favor of allowing the former president to retain his "privileges."
North Lebanon governor ordered the temporary closure of all amusement parks in Tripoli two days after an accident left one girl dead. (Shutterstock)
17:42 GMT
North Lebanon governor ordered the temporary closure of all amusement parks in Tripoli two days after an accident left one girl dead.
One civilian and 15 others were injured when a Taliban bomber attacked a government bus in Kabul, officials said Monday. (AFP/File)
17:22 GMT
One civilian and 15 others were injured when a Taliban bomber attacked a government bus in Kabul, officials said Monday.
Four people were killed and seven others injured Monday when a bus collided with a tailer in Upper Egypt. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
16:17 GMT
Four people were killed and seven others injured Monday when a bus collided with a tailer in Upper Egypt.
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman looks on before a meeting at the Foreign Affairs Ministry. (AFP/Gali Tibbon)
15:30 GMT
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that the coalition government currently being set up by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was "the embodiment of opportunism."
Regime forces near Nabuk, in the Qalamoun mountains. (AFP/Sam Skaine)
15:00 GMT
Nusra-affiliated militants launched a surprise attack in the western Qalamoun mountains on Monday against Hezbollah and Syrian army positions.
Founded by Israeli veterans, Breaking the Silence focuses on releasing testimony from other IDF soldiers to educate the Israeli public on the realities of war. (AFP/File)
14:20 GMT
Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence said on Monday it was concerned after collecting testimony from IDF soldiers that suggested troops were ordered to 'kill on sight' during last summer's Gaza offensive.
Lebanese prisoners walk between the cells at Roumieh prison, northeast of Beirut. (AFP/Ramzi Haidar)
14:00 GMT
Nineteen guards were injured in a mutiny attempt by inmates last month in Lebanon's notorious Roumieh Prison.
A still from a video released by Boko Haram in April claiming to show the missing Nigerian schoolgirls. (Photo: AFP/Boko Haram)
13:30 GMT
Nigerian troops recently freed over 600 women and girls from a Boko Haram stronghold after a series of rescue missions.
Egyptian riot policemen stand guard outside the constitutional court in Cairo. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
Five people were sentenced to death for killing eleven police officers in the town of Kerdasa located on Cairo's outskirts.
Egyptians gather their belongings as they prepare to leave Libya. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
12:30 GMT
Eighty-three Egyptians, primarily migrant laborers, were caught trying to illegally enter Libya when they were apprehended in a military zone west of Saloum.
Israeli emergency services personnel clean the sidewalk at the scene of an attack after a Palestinian man stabbed several people on a Tel Aviv bus on January 21, 2015. (AFP/Jack Guez)
12:00 GMT
A Palestinian man was shot in the legs by Israeli police after attempting to stab people at the Givat Hamivtar station in Jerusalem.
Saudi Arabia launched an air campaign in Yemen in March, which was also bolstered by light ground troops this week. (AFP/File)
11:47 GMT
Saudi warplanes hit areas across western Yemen Monday, according to Yemeni media, who said the strikes caused several civilian casualties while targeting Shiite Houthi rebel positions.
Lebanese soldiers stand guard in the border town of Arsal, August 9, 2014. (AFP/File)
11:34 GMT
Security forces arrested a top Daesh recruiter early Sunday, as he tried to cross from Lebanon into Turkey.
A file picture from the Palestinian village of Hizma shows the new housing units in the Jewish settlement of Neve Yaakov in the northern area of east Jerusalem. (AFP/Thomas Coex)
11:30 GMT
A plan to construct 1,531 settlement units in occupied East Jerusalem was previously frozen years ago amid criticism from the United States. Now the Israeli government is moving forward with planning.
Earlier Monday, three IDF soldiers were lightly injured when their vehicle was overturned by mortar fire. (AFP/File)
11:12 GMT
An IDF spokesperson said two UN peacekeepers were lightly injured in Israel-held Golan Monday when mortar fire from Syrian territory hit their base.
Smoke billows following air strikes by regime forces in the restive Jobar area, in eastern Damascus on April 29, 2015. (AFP/Lens of a Young Dimashqi)
09:58 GMT
A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device in a busy area of downtown Damascus. No casualties have been reported as of yet.
Israeli police uses water cannon during heavy clashes, to disperse Ethiopian Israelis demonstrating in central Tel Aviv against alleged police brutality and institutionalized discrimination on May 3, 2015. (AFP/Jack Guez)
09:21 GMT
Anti-racism protests led by Ethiopian Israelis began anew in Jerusalem after ending violently in Tel Aviv.
An earlier report from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the US-led coalition strike in Aleppo this weekend killed some 52 civilians and not a single Daesh militant. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
US officials have denied a report that surfaced over the weekend from the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights which purported the recent coalition strike in Aleppo killed 52 civilians and failed to hit any Daesh targets or other militants.
A pre-Baath Syrian flag, now used by the Syrian opposition, hangs in a heavily damaged classroom after a barrel bomb hit a school in Syria's northern city of Aleppo. (AFP/ Baraa Al-Halabi)
08:56 GMT
A pre-Baath Syrian flag, now used by the Syrian opposition, hangs in a heavily damaged classroom after a barrel bomb hit a school in Syria's northern city of Aleppo. (AFP/ Baraa Al-Halabi)
Reports of Daesh losing territory may be more wishful thinking than fact. (AFP/File)
08:35 GMT
The Pentagon claims Daesh is losing territory fast as Shiite militia and government troops attempt to push them out of Iraq; but what of the large swathes of land being taken by the militants in Syria?
Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon, Ali Awad Asiri (center). (AFP/Joseph Eid)
08:16 GMT
Two men were arrested in connection with an assassination plot against Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Lebanon, Ali Awad Asiri.
Palestinian children from the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh wave their national flag and flash the sign for victory as they sit on a house after it was demolished by Israeli bulldozers under the pretext that there was no building permit for the construction in the village, near the Jewish Hallamish settlement during a demonstration on April 28, 2015. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
08:00 GMT
Palestinian Ambassador to the UN Riyad Mansour composed an open letter to the UN Security Council condemning Israel's child abuse record and demanding justice.
The event was organized by the far-right US group Defense Initiative, who is also responsible for a series of anti-Islam advertisements placed on buses across the country earlier this year. (AFP/File)
07:47 GMT
US authorities shot two suspects dead Sunday after they opened fire outside a Texas-based contest to draw cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.
The Air Arabia incident follows a string of similar cases on Turkish Airline flights last month which were asked to return to Istanbul after bomb threats were made in air. (AFP/File)
07:25 GMT
A UAE flight was rerouted to land on the military base of Al-Minhad, just outside Dubai, when a bomb threat was reportedly made on board.
People take part in a protest called by members of the Ethiopian community against alleged police brutality and institutionalized discrimination, on May 03, 2015 the coastal city of Tel Aviv. (AFP/Jack Guez)
07:15 GMT
A protest against racism initiated by Ethiopian Israelis left 63 people injured and 43 arrested.
Fighting between regime forces and rebel groups has raged in the Ghouta suburbs for years as regime forces attempt to regain control of a key supply route there. (AFP/File)
07:06 GMT
Syrian government forces clashed with rebel fighters Sunday in the Ghouta suburbs, just outside the capital Damascus as schools across rebel-held Aleppo announced closures in light of the most recent barrel bomb attacks.
Displaced Afghan women with their children from Imam Sahib district sit in a room in Kunduz City, April 28, 2015. (AFP)
06:00 GMT
Over 3,000 families in Aghanistan's northern province of Kunduz have fled fighting between the Taliban and government troops.
Two prisoners were tortured to death in 2006 while in custody. (Al Bawaba/File)
05:00 GMT
Egypt's top court has sentenced 14 policemen and a doctor to jail terms for torturing two prisoners to death in 2006, a judicial official said.

May 3, 2015

The Palestinian refugee camp continues to see violence inflicted by Daesh and the Syrian regime. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT
The Palestinian refugee camp continues to see violence inflicted by Daesh and the Syrian regime.
Demonstrators protest outside the Egyptian embassy in London Wednesday to demand the immediate release of detained journalists in Egypt. (AFP/Carl Court)
18:16 GMT
An Egyptian journalist was arrested early Saturday and faces charges of joining the banned Muslim Brotherhood.
Sister Diana Momeka was denied a visa to enter the US to testify before Congress on Daesh atrocities against Christians in Iraq. (Twitter)
18:00 GMT
The US State Department has been criticized for denying a visa to an Iraqi Christian planning to testify in Congress.
Pakistanis gather around a charred passenger vehicle after it caught fire northeast of Karachi, Feb. 23, 2015. (AFP/File)
17:57 GMT
At least 11 people were burned to death and more than a dozen injured when a bus caught fire in southern Pakistan officials said Sunday.
A rebel fighter monitors the surrounding area during clashes with government forces in the Syrian northeastern city of Deir Ezzor, on Oct. 28, 2013. (AFP/Ahmad Aboud)
17:26 GMT
The Syrian army has "cut off the last main road" for rebels leading out of eastern Damascus, a monitor said Sunday.
The discussions are scheduled to go on for two days.(AFP/File)
16:48 GMT
Taliban and Afghan officials are meeting in Qatar for discussions, although have said these are not peace talks.
The prime minister will meet with an Ethiopian IDF soldier who was beaten by policemen following community protests, officials said Sunday. (Twitter)
16:48 GMT
The prime minister will meet with an Ethiopian IDF soldier who was beaten by policemen following community protests, officials said Sunday.
The ground troops seen fighting Houthis in Aden are Yemeni, not Arab forces deployed by Saudi Arabia, a spokesman said Sunday. (Twitter)
16:19 GMT
The ground troops seen fighting Houthis in Aden are Yemeni, not Arab forces deployed by Saudi Arabia, a spokesman said Sunday.
Prosecutors referred 40 people to criminal court on Sunday after an investigation revealed that they communicated with Daesh fighters, judicial sources said. (AFP/File)
15:33 GMT
Prosecutors referred 40 people to criminal court on Sunday after an investigation revealed that they communicated with Daesh fighters, judicial sources said.