Egypt's top Prosecutor-General Ali Omran ordered the release of 77 pro-Morsi prisoners on medical grounds.
Three-year-old toddler Aylan Kurdi was denied asylum in Canada before the young boy and his family drowned off the Turkish coast.
As the number of asylum seekers crossing Europe increases, what issues do transit countries face? Euronews interviewed Johannes Hahn, EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations on the matter of asylum seekers desperately seeking a new life.
Russia delayed the launch of an investigation into the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government, according to a Reuters report.
A 15-year-old Palestinian teen was shot and arrested by Israeli forces overnight Wednesday near Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem.
A bomb attack in Turkey's Mardin province killed at least four police officers Thursday by suspected Kurdish fighters.
British Prime Minister David Cameron faced mounting pressure to accept more Syrian refugees, a day after harrowing images emerged of a dead Syrian child washed up on the shores of a Turkish beach.
Israel's air force raided a Hamas facility in the Gaza Strip Thursday after gunfire hit two Israeli houses north of the Strip.
A recent poll revealed that a mere 16 percent of the Palestinian public supported PA leader Mahmoud Abbas.
Jordan will receive over one billion dollars in military aid from the US over the next three years.
A twin bomb blast in a Shia mosque killed at least 28 people in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa. Scores of people were injured while Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack.
The Lebanese parliament failed to elect a new president for the 28th time while anti-trash protests have brought the country to deadlock.
Following an attacked against government soldiers in the southeastern province of Hakkari, the Turkish air force conducted airstrikes against the PKK.
At least 50 AMISOM (the African Union Mission in Somalia) troops were killed in an attack by the al-Qaeda-linked group, al-Shabaab
September 2, 2015
Palestinian youths have torn down a fence erected by Israeli authorities around a recently confiscated Islamic cemetery in East Jerusalem.
One of the soldiers was killed in the crossfire, another injured, while a third as been reported missing.
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu will boost police presence and perhaps grant security forces permission to use live fire against Palestinian stone throwers.
Two aid workers were brutally killed by gunmen as they traveled from Sa'ada to Sana'a in a clearly marked Red Cross vehicle.
The 34th member of the US Senate voted in favor of the Iran nuclear agreement, securing its legacy.
Turkey's parliament will discuss a motion to extend military operations in Iraq and Syria.
Two boats filled with Syrian asylum seekers overturned in Turkish waters on way to Greece, killing at least twelve people.
An Iraqi Yazidi woman prays in the Lalish temple, an important place of pilgrimage for Yazidi worshipers situated in a valley near Dohuk, 430 km (260 miles) northwest of Baghdad
An Iraqi Yazidi woman prays in the Lalish temple, an important place of pilgrimage for Yazidi worshipers situated in a valley near Dohuk, 430 km (260 miles) northwest of Baghdad. (AFP/ Safin Hamed)
A piece of land belonging to Bab al-Rahma cemetery in east Jerusalem has been confiscated by Israeli authorities
A car bomb has killed at least seven people and injured 40 others in Syria's northwestern city of Latakia.
The Greek coast guard stopped a shipment of weapons reportedly destined for Libya off the southern island of Crete.
A Palestinian man was shot and injured Wednesday by the IDF for allegedly crossing into Israel by sea.
Over 18 Turkish workers were kidnapped Wednesday by masked men in military uniforms during a raid in Baghdad.
Over 12 Iraqi soldiers were killed after being hit by mortar shells during clashes with Daesh militants in Anbar province.
Israeli human rights group B'Tselem accused its government of destroying 25 Bedouin structures near Jerusalem, rendering some 100 Palestinians homeless.
Police in Kuwait arrested 24 people Tuesday for allegedly having links to Iran and Hezbollah, a statement said.
America's security forces including the CIA reportedly launched a secret drone operation to kill senior Daesh militants in Syria.
Over 50 Muslim graves were badly damaged in an Islamophobic attack in the Danish city of Odense, months after a similar incident occurred in the country.
Violence in Iraq killed 1,325 people during the month August, according to the UN.
While an online petition calling for the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu upon his arrival to the UK has reached over 92,000 signatures, the leader might as well not bother with his trip.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Daesh used mustard gas in an attack in the northern Syrian town of Mare'e on Tuesday.
Nearly 100,000 people have signed an online petition demanding the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for war crimes.
September 1, 2015
The five publishing houses are now under the management of the ministry of culture.
According to a UN human rights official, 2,112 Yemeni civilians were killed between March 26 and Aug. 27 of this year.
Six Palestinian detainees on a hunger strike have been transferred from solitary confinement in the Negev desert prison to an undisclosed location.
The parents of Mohammed al-Tamimi, a young Palestinian boy beaten recently by an IDF soldier during a demonstration, have been detained by Israeli forces.
Egyptian security forces claim to have thwarted a potential suicide bomber, killing the suspected assailant in an exchange of gunfire.
Three journalists, two British and one Turkish, are accused of allegedly supporting Daesh and the PKK, as well as for filming a military base in Diyarbakir without permission.
Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas has announced he has no intention to run in the upcoming elections following his resignation from the PLO Executive Committee.
Palestinian girls wearing costumes pose for a picture as they play in the besieged Yarmuk refugee camp in the Syrian capital Damascus
Palestinian girls wearing costumes pose for a picture as they play in the besieged Yarmuk refugee camp in the Syrian capital Damascus. (AFP/Rami Al-Sayed)
Two Yemeni militia leaders loyal to exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi were gunned down in an attack by armed gunmen Monday in Aden.
The new strategy will address the recent bombings across Iraq’s violence-wracked capital.
You Stink protesters demanded the immediate resignation of the environment minister over the country's worsening trash crisis.
At least 18 civilians were reportedly killed by Saudi-led airstrikes across Yemen Tuesday. A number of areas were hit by Saudi jets in Yemen’s central province of al-Bayda and Taiz.
An Israeli troop was moderately injured in a gun battle with Palestinians in Jenin. The IDF initially raided the city to arrest an Islamic Jihad member, demolishing his home in the process.
Houthi rebels raided the homes of political opponents and NGO workers in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, accusing them of belonging to Daesh and Al-Qaeda.
Egypt's military continued to crackdown on underground smuggling tunnels between the Sinai and Gaza Monday by filling them with water.
Libyan authorities recovered 40 bodies of refugees late Sunday after their boat sank in the Mediterranean near the city of Al-Khums, while 140 others remain missing.
Satellite images confirmed the damage caused to the Temple of Bel by Daesh extremists in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra.
Daesh has moved closer to the center of Damascus than ever before, as militants clash with Syrian rebels in the Al-Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood.
Tony Blair reportedly tried to save Colonel Gaddafi prior to the bombing of Libya in 2011 according to new memoirs. If true, what is next?
Violent clashes erupted in the West Bank city of Jenin late Monday after Israeli forces entered the city to arrest a senior Islamic Jihad member, reportedly killing five Palestinians.
The Taliban admitted covering up the death of longterm leader Mullah Omar who was killed two years ago.
During a visit to the pinch-point refugee location of Calais, European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans announced plans to construct a 1,500-capacity refugee camp where asylum seekers have set up a makeshift camp.
In addition to the 1,250 cases of forced disappearances, The Egyptian Coordination for Rights and Freedoms recorded more than 200 cases in which the individual reported missing was never located.
August 31, 2015
The 19 civilians killed in terror attacks in Turkey since July 9 included three children and an Iranian national.
Forty schoolgirls were hospitalized in an incident initially reported as a poisoning attempt by Taliban members.
Renewed clashes in the Syrian border town of Zabadani have left six militants dead as Hezbollah and the Syrian army continue their advance two days after the collapse of a ceasefire.
Syrian officials said the ancient structure may have survived Daesh's attempted destruction.
A Fatah official in Ain al-Hilweh said the group controls four of the 11 districts in the camp.
A total of 17 cases of the respiratory syndrome have been recorded in Jordan since 2012.
Iraqi Raeed Jamal, 23, washes a car that he has finished painting at his workshop. In Mansur district, Baghdad. (AFP/ Haidar Mohammad Ali)
Iraqi Raeed Jamal, 23, washes a car that he has finished painting at his workshop. In Mansur district, Baghdad. (AFP/ Haidar Mohammad Ali)
Luxembourg urged an emergency meeting to discuss a crisis that "has recently taken unprecedented proportions," it said in a statement.
Lebanese security said the militant confessed to recruiting for Daesh and fighting for the extremist group.
Egyptian voters will begin casting their votes for members of the House of Representatives in mid-October, the Supreme Elections Commission said.
Israeli bulldozers destroyed 15 Palestinian houses Monday in the West Bank village of Jab'a near Ramallah.
Four Iraqi Shia fighters believed to be from the Popular Mobilization forces were chained up and burned alive in a new video released by Daesh extremists.
Four Libyan troops were killed and six others injured during clashes with Islamists in the Libyan city of Benghazi.
Humanitarian organization Save the Children warned against the closure of a major hospital in Sanaa due to a shortage of supplies.
A Turkish delegation visited Israel Monday for the first time since the 2010 Mavi Marmara incident where nine activists were killed by the IDF.
A 13-year-old boy was killed by a roadside bomb blast in southeastern Turkey, according to local sources.
Palestinian protesters in the West Bank town of Beit Jala clashed with the IDF following Israel's decision to renew work on a controversial separation wall.
Both sides in Yemen's conflict braced for a large-scale battle in the central province of Marib, which is a key supply town for Houthi rebels.
At least ten civilians were killed and many others injured by government shelling and airstrikes in the Damascus suburb of Saqba.
Eleven people were killed and hundreds others injured after a fire broke out in a housing complex belonging to Saudi oil company Aramco.
Daesh militants reportedly destroyed another temple in the besieged Syrian city of Palmyra, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Pope Francis called on people to help prevent crimes against refugees, days after the bodies of 71 Syrians were found at the back of a truck in Austria.
The US-led coalition against Daesh hasn't made much of an impact on the militant group, and with Turkey announcing joint airstrikes in Syria with America last week, it made matters worse.
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas met Jordan's King Abdullah Sunday to discuss recent tensions between protesters and Israeli forces in the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
A PKK attack in Turkey's southeastern Kayapinar district left two Turkey policemen dead in fresh violence between the Kurdish military group and Turkish security forces.
As the country gears up for a municiple election this December, only 16 women in the country have registered to vote so far.
August 30, 2015
A Iranian Revolutionary Court handed ten year sentences to a pair of Iranians accused of spying for Israel and the US, in the most recent of a long list of similar cases.
Authorities speaking under anonymity told the Associated Press that Aden's head of security was shot dead while driving Sunday.
The death toll of two capsized boats off the Libyan coast Friday climbed higher as authorities discovered the 39 more African and Middle Eastern asylum seekers.
A drone, called "The Guardian", carrying a life preserver and flying above people at a public beach as it is tested to save swimmers in peril in Lebanon's southern port city of Sidon.
A drone, called "The Guardian". Carrying a life preserver and flying above people at a public beach as it is tested to save swimmers in peril in Lebanon's southern port city of Sidon. (AFP/Mahmoud Zayyat)
The Egyptian foreign ministry summoned British ambassador John Casson over comments he made on press freedom in wake of the Al Jazeera verdict.
Two people were killed and dozens others injured Sunday following a fire in the residential section of a Saudi oil company.
Daesh reportedly beheaded at least 39 fighters from its own ranks, according to to the UK-based Syrian Observatory.
Saudi warplanes hit the Yemeni province of Hajjah Sunday killing over 30 people. The victims were reportedly working in a mineral water factory, according to local media.
Since Tunisian street vender Tarek al-Tayeb Mohamed Bouazizi set himself alight in 2011 sparking the Arab revolts, it was against corruption. Over the years, demonstrations have continued across the Middle East by why is corruption still never-ending?
A protest calling for massive parliamentary restructuring took a violent turn in Beirut Saturday, with demonstrators promising further escalation if the Lebanese government failed to respond.
Exiled Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi enlisted thousands of fighters to form new brigade in the country's south.
Canada, the UK, the US and human rights group Amnesty International have criticized the three year prison sentences at the journalists' retrial.
Hundreds of people were abducted in Iraq's western province of Anbar by Daesh militants, according to local media outlets.
An Israeli soldier was injured near Hebron in the West Bank after being hit in a car-ramming incident.
Fourteen militants were killed in an airstrike by Pakistan's air force Saturday in the country's North Waziristan tribal region.