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June 24, 2015

A Pakistani man rests in a mosque during the deadly heatwave in the country's port city of Karachi, June 22, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT
Hundreds of people have died in the Pakistani city of Karachi from a heatwave that saw temperatures soar to 44 degrees.
The Daesh flag flies above an ancient Roman theatre in Palmyra, May 28, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
Daesh militants blew up two mausoleums in the UNESCO world heritage city of Palmyra days after laying mines around ancient sites.
A former Syrian detainee displays marks left by torture. (AFP/File)
08:15 GMT
According to the author, torture is a violation of human dignity and it has no place in a civilized country.
Destruction in Gaza after Operation Protective Edge. (AFP/File)
07:43 GMT
State Department spokesman John Kirby told media that the US will not issue a rebuttal to the report due to its alleged "bias."
Hamas and Islamic Jihad are yet to comment on the air strikes. (AFP/File)
06:38 GMT
Israeli fighter jets pounded the northern Gaza Strip following reports of a rocket attack.
A Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) fighter holds their movement's flag near the Akcakale crossing gate between Turkey and Syria at Akcakale in Sanliurfa province on June 15, 2015. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
06:00 GMT
Kurdish forces have liberated the town of Ain Issa from Daesh, cutting off a key supply route to the Deash 'capital' of Raqqa.
Houthi supporters brandishing their AK-47 machine guns, the weapon of choice for many gun buyers in Yemen. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The rapidly declining security situation in Yemen has caused a recent spike in gun purchases.

June 23, 2015

A handout picture released by the official website of Iran's presidency office shows Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visits Natanz uranium enrichment facilities some 300 kms, south of the capital Tehran on April 8, 2008. (AFP/File)
18:40 GMT
A Saudi memo released in the WikiLeaks documents claims that Iran sent nuclear equipment to the country of Sudan.
The latest video is one of the most brutal yet to be released by Daesh (Screenshot)
16:36 GMT
A new video released by Daesh shows the brutal murders of 16 prisoners in what is thought to be one of the group's cruelest videos to date.
Hezbollah and the Syrian army have been making steady progress against Nusra and Daesh in Qalamoun since launching an offensive in the region in May. (Twitter)
15:34 GMT
Hezbollah and the Syrian army captured three new hills in Syria's northern Qalamoun region on Tuesday.
The incident took place last April during an uprising in the prison. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
The five suspects charged for alleged involvement with the torture of inmates at Roumieh prison were referred to Lebanon's Military Tribunal.
Lack of water and sanitation services are exacerbating the risk of contracting the mosquito-born illness. (AFP/File)
13:34 GMT
The World Health Organization on Tuesday said Saudi-led airstrikes have contributed to the above-average spike in dengue cases in Yemen since March.
Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) fighters hold their movement's flag while a Turkish soldier looks at them near the Akcakale crossing gate between Turkey and Syria at Akcakale in Sanliurfa province on June 15, 2015. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
13:00 GMT
Kurdish Popular Protection Units (YPG) have made advances towards Raqqa, Daesh's self-proclaimed capital in Syria.
A displaced Iraqi child, who fled her home due to attacks by the Islamic State (IS) group, drinks water at the Harsham refugee camp. (AFP/Safin Hamed)
12:32 GMT
A displaced Iraqi child, who fled her home due to attacks by the Islamic State (IS) group, drinks water at the Harsham refugee camp. (AFP/Safin Hamed)
Moderate Syrian rebels are being trained by the US-led coalition to fight Daesh. (AFP/Abd Doumany)
12:00 GMT
According to the Pentagon, coalition trained rebels will be paid paid $250 - $400 per month.
An Israeli settler being evacuated from an illegal settlement. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
11:00 GMT
The arrest was made in Yithar, a notoriously extreme settlement in the West Bank.
The US consulate in Libya's Benghazi was attacked by militants in 2012. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
A US airstrike in northern Iraq reportedly killed a Daesh militant believed to have had a role in the 2012 Benghazi attack.
The Information Branch chief condemned the media framing the ISF in a negative light following the release of the footage. (AFP/Ramzi Haidar)
09:24 GMT
The announcement follows the release of a video showing Roumieh guards torturing inmates inside the notorious prison last April.
Between June 2013 and December 2014 at least 2,500 people were killed in Sisi's war on terror. (AFP/File)
08:37 GMT
What has Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's war on terrorism accomplished, and how do Sinai residents feel about the seemingly endless assault?
A picture taken from the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights shows Druze men residing in Israel holding binoculars watching smoke rising in the horizon of the Syrian Druze village of Hadar, on June 20, 2015, following Syrian army airstrikes against opposition rebel fighters. (AFP/Jalaa Marey)
08:30 GMT
On Monday Israeli Druze attacked an IDF ambulance carrying to Syrians in Goan Heights.
Around half a million Iraqis were killed as a result of the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. (AFP/File)
07:48 GMT
A close aide to former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said the Iraq invasion of 2003 was a mistake. Lord Falconer regretted the war despite fully supporting it at the time.
A military checkpoint in North Sinai. (AFP/File)
07:38 GMT
Sixteen suspected militants were shot an killed outside a mosque in Sheikh Zuweid while the rest were killed while driving.
Australian national Khaled Sharrouf was reportedly killed in Mosul last week. (AFP/File)
06:40 GMT
Two Australian nationals who joined Daesh were reportedly killed in the Iraqi city of Mosul. The Australian government has yet to confirm the deaths.
A Palestinian woman cries after her olive trees were destroyed by Israeli settlers near Nablus, January 7, 2010. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Israeli settlers on Monday chopped down more than 70 olive trees in the West Bank districts of Salfit and Nablus.
The inspection of nuclear sites has been a constant area of contention between Iran and the P5+1 powers. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The Iranian parliament on Sunday passed a bill that bans access to it's military sites for international inspection.

June 22, 2015

Mansour was detained on Saturday in Berlin ahead of boarding a flight to Doha. (AFP/File)
14:58 GMT
Al Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour was been released from German custody, the Qatari network reported.
Families protest for the release of the nine Lebanese captives being held by Daesh. (AFP/File)
14:15 GMT
Families of the nine Lebanese soldiers being held captive by Daesh received messages via WhatsApp threatening to torture the prisoners in response to the videos leaked from Roumieh prison.
Chairperson of Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza, Mary McGowan Davis (R) speaks next to Commission member Doudou Diene during a press conference on their report on June 22, 2015 at the United Nations Office in Geneva. (AFP/Fabrice Coffrini)
14:00 GMT
According to the report, both Palestinian and Israeli armed groups committed war crimes during the 2014 Gaza war.
Estimates have put the number of Daesh supporters on Twitter as high as 90,000. (Image: Twitter)
13:46 GMT
Europe's police agency announced the formation of a new team to track and remove accounts of Daesh members on Twitter.
Two Iraqi officers were killed and another injured Monday when gunmen opened fire on a vehicle transporting the officials. (AFP/File)
13:34 GMT
Two Iraqi officers were killed and another injured Monday when gunmen opened fire on a vehicle transporting the officials.
A total of 141 suspected militants have been killed in North Sinai in the month of May. (AFP/File)
13:30 GMT
The homes of two policemen were bombed by militants, injuring three officers and five civilians. It is suspected a dozen people were killed in the blast.
A Hezbollah soldier surveys the landscape near Lebanon's northern Qalamoun region. (AFP/File)
13:27 GMT
An attempted Daesh attack on Hezbollah posts in northern Qalamoun on Monday was thwarted by Hezbollah forces and the Syrian army.
Smoke and flames rise from burning vehicles at the site of an attack in front of the Afghan Parliament building in Kabul on June 22, 2015. (AFP/Shah Marai)
12:30 GMT
All seven Taliban attackers were killed after detonating a bomb and storming the parliament compound.
Israeli security forces throw stun grenades towards Palestinians during clashes, in East Jerusalem, July 4, 2014. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Four Palestinians were injured in Jerusalem's Old City late Sunday after clashes with Israeli forces as worshipers left Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Lebanese "musaharati" Mohammed Fanas stands outside the Saint Nicholas cathedral as he wakes up observant Muslims for their overnight "suhur" meal before the day's fast in the old city of the southern port of Sido. (AFP/Mahmoud Zayyat)
11:59 GMT
Lebanese "musaharati" Mohammed Fanas stands outside the Saint Nicholas cathedral as he wakes up observant Muslims for their overnight "suhur" meal before the day's fast in the old city of the southern port of Sido. (AFP/Mahmoud Zayyat)
A Syrian man carries the body of a child following a reported military strike by government forces in the rebel-controlled Bustan al-Qasr district of the northern city of Aleppo on June 20, 2015. (AFP/Karam al-Masri)
11:30 GMT
According to a medical NGO operating in Syria, fuel shortages are inhibiting humanitarian aid from reaching civilians.
Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, wearing a red uniform, stands behind the bars during his trial in Cairo on June 21, 2015. (AFP/STR)
11:02 GMT
Former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi and ten Muslim Brotherhood officials are accused of spying and leaking classified documents to Qatar.
Erdogan accused the parties and politicians of acting like "wet blankets." (AFP/Adem Altan)
10:30 GMT
More than two weeks after elections, in which no single-party won the majority., Turkey has yet to form a government.
Earlier this week a family of twelve from the UK ran off to join Daesh in Syria. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT
The family of five, includig a couple and their three children, first traveled to Turkey before crossing into Syria.
Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi, commonly known as Colonel Gadhafi, was a Libyan revolutionary and politician who governed Libya as its primary leader from 1969 to 2011. (AFP/File)
08:57 GMT
A number of Gadhafi-era figures are on trial in Tripoli whilst peace talks are at a standstill. Is accountability may be the first step to reconciliation in war-torn Libya?
The Parliament building in Kabul pictured on February 10, 2015 (AFP/Shah Marai)
08:33 GMT
Several explosions were heard outside the parliament Monday morning, and all law makers have been evacuated.
Guards from the Internal Security Forces were arrested after a video sufficed online of inmates being beaten and tortured. (AFP/File)
08:13 GMT
Five guards from Lebanon's notorious Roumieh prison were arrested after a video sufficed online showing inmates being tortured.
Aleppo has been gripped by violence since the civil war began in March 2011. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Some 14 people were killed by Syrian government forces in Aleppo, local activists said.
Hazem Ahdi Khairat (Screenshot)
06:00 GMT
Egypt on Sunday appointed its first ambassador to Israel since 2012, signalling an improvement in relations between the two countries.
A Yemeni man receives treatment at a hospital in the southern city of Aden on April 2, 2015, after he was wounded during an offensive by Shiite Houthi rebels and allied army units in the central neighborhood of Crater. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The World Health Organization released a report on Sunday saying more than 15 million Yemenis do no have access to healthcare.

June 21, 2015

An Egyptian army soldier walks by a street cleaner behind a barbed wire checkpoint on a street that leads to Cairo's Mustafa Mahmoud mosque. (AFP/Gianluigi Guercia)
19:18 GMT
An Egyptian judge on Sunday agreed to send 152 worker to a disciplinary committee
Insulting the government in Kuwait is illegal and punishable by up to five years in prison. (AFP/File)
16:52 GMT
A female opposition rights activist was sentenced in absentia on Sunday to three years in prison for insulting Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al Sabah.
Egyptian authorities opened Rafah crossing on June 13. It remained open for a week. (AFP/File)
16:12 GMT
Egyptian authorities plan to open its Rafah crossing to Gaza on Tuesday for three days.
The Foreign Ministry released the animated short alongside a 227-page report on the events in Gaza. (Screenshot)
15:26 GMT
A controversial cartoon mocking foreign press coverage of the events in Gaza in 2014 has been removed by the Israeli Foreign Ministry.
Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, wearing a red uniform, stands behind the bars during his trial in Cairo on June 21, 2015. (AFP/File)
14:54 GMT
Morsi made an appearance in Egyptian court on Sunday to stand charges of spying for Qatar, his first since being sentenced to death last Tuesday.
WikiLeaks is due to release some 500,000 Saudi documents in the coming weeks. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
WikiLeaks is due to release over 500,000 classified documents from Saudi Arabia containing secret government information.
A Syrian refugee from Homs, looks on as he holds his child inside his house in a slum area in the Jordanian capital, Amman. (AFP/Nader Daoud)
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A Syrian refugee from Homs, looks on as he holds his child inside his house in a slum area in the Jordanian capital, Amman. (AFP/Nader Daoud)
The ancient oasis city of Palmyra is home to some of the world's best preserved Roman ruins. (AFP/File)
13:32 GMT
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Sunday said Daesh militants have planted explosives in the ancient part of the central Syrian city.
Syrian rescue workers look up to the sky in search of warplanes, on June 14, 2015, in the Jallum neighbourhood in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, following a reported barrel bomb attack by Syrian government forces. (AFP/Karam al-Masri)
13:00 GMT
The bomb blast likely targeted the region's Syrian Kurds.
A man stands between posters with the portrait of Al-Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour during a demonstration for his release in front of the local court of Berlin's Tiergarten district, where Mansour is being held in custody, awaiting a judge's decision on his further detention, on June 21, 2015.(AFP/John Macdougall)
12:42 GMT
Ahmed Mansour, a senior Al-Jazeera Arabic TV journalist, was arrested at Tegel airport as he was heading to Qatar.
The Libyan city of Derna has had a significant Daesh presence since it was overrun by the extremist group in December 2014. (AFP/File)
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Dozens of Daesh militants were killed in the Libyan city of Derna in a battle with fighters from the Mujahedeen Council of Derna.
Children were take from northern Iraqi towns to be trained as militants. (AFP/Daniel Leal-Olivas)
11:00 GMT
According to the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Daesh is abducting children from various districts near Mosul to groom them into fighters.
Israeli youth hold their national flag as they take part in the "flag march" through Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City during celebrations for Jerusalem Day on May 17, 2015. (AFP/Jack Guez)
10:33 GMT
An Israeli paramilitary officer was stabbed by a Palestinian. The assailant was then shot and injured by police forces.
Illegal settlement construction has been on the rise in the occupied West Bank. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius called Israeli settlements a threat to peace between the Jewish state and Palestinians.
Dutch right-wing Party for Freedom (PVV) leader Geert Wilders takes part in a debate during the 'Folkemoedet - The People's Political Festival' on the island of Bornholm, Denmark on June 13, 2015. (AFP/Scanpix Denmark/Denmark Out)
09:00 GMT
Anti-Islamic Dutch MP Geert Wilders published cartoons mocking Prophet Mohammed on YouTube.
Around 2,000 anti-PEGIDA demonstrators rallied against the fascist group in Frankfurt. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
Up to 2,000 people held a counter demonstration against anti-Muslim group PEGIDA in Frankfurt after 200 members of the far-right group chanted slogans against Muslims in the city.
Muslims praying outside a London court in 2005, in support of a man arrested under anti-terror laws. (AFP/File)
07:39 GMT
UK Prime Minister David Cameron delivered a speech stating that some British Muslims are “quietly condoning” the ideology of Daesh. Is this really a constructive argument in the fight against radicalization?
The 15-year-old teen was injured in the thigh during clashes in Bireh. (AFP/File)
06:30 GMT
A 15-year-old Palestinian boy was shot twice and wounded by Israeli forces in the West Bank village of Bireh Saturday.
Former intifada-era IDF chief and Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz (left) and current Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right).  (AFP/Oded Balility)
06:00 GMT
Former IDF chief of staff and defense minister Shaul Mofaz could be arrested upon arrival to London under a UK law that approves arrest warrants for Israeli officials accused of war crimes.
Detained Al Jazeera journalists on trial at an Egyptian court in January 2015.  The journalists, Australian Peter Greste, Egyptian-Canadian Mohammad Fahmy, and Egyptian Baher Mohammad, were held on charges including spreading false news and aiding a terrorist organization.  (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
05:00 GMT
Following an international arrest warrant issued by Egyptian authorities, German police arrest Al Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour at Berlin airport.

June 20, 2015

A man amidst the rubble in Aleppo, February 2013.  Saturday's regime attacks on Aleppo, which killed ten and injured 15 in residential areas of the city, used bombs made of oxygen tanks called "elephant missiles" by locals (AFP/Pablo Tosco).
18:35 GMT
Hospital officials and activist sources say ten people were killed and 15 injured Saturday as Syrian regime forces dropped so-called "elephant missiles" over residential areas of Syria's second-largest city.
Syrians crossed into Turkey by the thousands as clashes raged last week between Kurdish YPG and Daesh forces in the strategic border town Tal Abyad.  (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
18:01 GMT
Three Italians and a French citizen were arrested by Turkish authorities as they entered the country from Kobane, which lies just across the Syrian border.
Demonstrators hold up images of Khader Adnan, a Palestinian prisoner in Israeli jail who has maintained a 50-day hunger strike to protest his detainment without trial.  (AFP/File)
17:16 GMT
As jailed Palestinian hunger striker Khader Adnan's condition worsens, Palestine's Minister of Prisoner's Affairs on Saturday urged UN chief Ban Ki-moon to take action against human rights violations in Israeli jails.
Members of Israel's Druze community attend the funeral of a Druze police officer who died responding to a November 2014 attack on a Jerusalem synagogue.  (AFP/Jack Guez)
15:45 GMT
Amidst attacks on Syria's Druze community, Israel's top ethnically Druze government official said at a briefing Saturday he fears members of his ethnic-religious sect are under grave risk of persecution in Syria's embattled Aleppo.
A Syrian family from Aleppo takes shelter from the rain in Turkey's Istanbul, March 2014.  According to the UN, Turkey hosted the world's highest number of refugees by the end of 2014, at 1.59 million people. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
15:09 GMT
As June 20 marks UN World Refugee Day, the international body reports record numbers of displaced people who fled armed conflicts in 2014.
Syrian opposition fighters pose in front of a mosaic at the now heavily damaged museum in the rebel-held town of Maaret al-Numan.  (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
13:46 GMT
Archaeological experts say a barrel bomb attack on Syria’s northern rebel-held town of Maaret al-Numan inflicted serious damage on a famed mosaic museum.
Demonstrators outside the Bahraini capital Manama hold up posters of jailed secular opposition leader Ibrahim Sharif who was released Friday after four years in prison.  (AFP/File)
13:03 GMT
Bahraini secular opposition leader Ibrahim Sharif was unexpectedly freed on Friday after over four years imprisonment for his role in protests demanding reform in the tiny Gulf kingdom.
Yemenis inspect the wreckage of a vehicle outside the Kobbat al-Mehdi Shiite mosque in the capital Sanaa on June 20, 2015. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
12:06 GMT
Witnesses on Saturday said a car bomb exploded near a Shiite mosque known to be used by the Houthi militia in Yemen's capital.
Palestinian police arrested 33 people during the dispute. (AFP/File)
11:11 GMT
Palestinian police arrested 33 people after a family dispute erupted in the al-Jalama town in northern Jenin early Saturday, leaving nine injured.
Military sources said that 141 suspected militants were killed in North Sinai in May. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Heavy shelling by Egyptian security forces in North Sinai's Sheikh Zuweid on Friday killed 15 suspected militants and injured another 20.
Sheikh Mohammed Faris sits under a portrait of Syrian President Assad at a conference of Syria's leading pro-government tribes, Damascus, June 19, 2015. (AFP/Louai Beshara)
09:39 GMT
Pro government Syrian tribal leaders on Friday rejected support from Jordan's King Abdullah II against Daesh militants.
“Resistance will continue despite the war waged against it, and will choose the appropriate time and place to strike," the military wing said. (AFP/File)
08:53 GMT
Hamas' military wing has claimed responsibility for the attack on two Israeli settlers in the West Bank on Friday, leaving one dead and another lightly injured, reports say.
Young Egyptian protesters hold up the Rabaa sign associated with the Muslim Brotherhood (AFP/File)
08:11 GMT
A 23-year-old student died after being shot by unknown assailants during clashes between Egyptian security forces and Muslim Brotherhood supporters on Friday.
Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed is responsible for the UN peace efforts in Yemen. (Al Bawaba/File)
06:00 GMT
Yemeni political factions involved in indirect negotiations in the Swiss city of Geneva have ended their deliberations without reaching an agreement.
At least 163 Daesh militants were killed in separate incidents across Iraq. (Al Bawaba/File)
05:00 GMT
At least 163 Daesh militants, along with eight civilians, were killed across Iraq on Thursday and Friday in clashes that remain ongoing.

June 19, 2015

Senior Al Qaeda figure Mokhtar Belmokhtar was behind two attacks in Niger. (Al Bawaba/File)
19:12 GMT
According to a statement issued by the North Africa branch of the organisation, Algerian militant Belmokhtar is alive and unharmed by US operations, despite reports of his death.
The seven Tunisian diplomats were freed late Thursday night. (AFP/File)
16:10 GMT
Tunisian Foreign Minister Taieb Baccouche announced that the Tunisian consulate in Triploli, Libya, will be shut down.
Saudi Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin on June 18, 2015. (Al Bawaba/File)
14:05 GMT
In an unprecedented move, Russia and Saudi Arabia have signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of nuclear energy.
According to a UN report, at least 557 Palestinian and four Israeli children were killed and thousands more were injured during the war in Gaza last year. (Albawaba/File)
10:33 GMT
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon slammed Israel Thursday over the deaths of hundreds of Palestinian children during the conflict in the Gaza Strip last year, calling on the country to protect children and civilians.
“It certainly draws a grim picture of what Israel is doing and why we think that there are reasonable grounds," said Palestinian Foreign Ministry official Ammar Hijazi of the file Palestine plans to submit to the ICC. (Al Bawaba/File)
09:10 GMT
Palestinian officials are planning to submit their first file to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to open criminal proceedings against the Israeli regime.
Syrian civilians carry an injured man away from the site of a barrel bombing. (Al Bawaba/File)
08:08 GMT
70 countries across the planet united on Thursday to express outrage over the Syrian regime's systematic use of barrel bombs and to demand an end to the deadly, indiscriminate attacks.
Chinese Muslims read the Quran at a mosque in Tancheng, Shandong province, on June 30, 2014, the start of Ramadan. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
The country has cracked down on the Uighur community at the start of Ramadan.
At least 40 people were killed and several others injured Wednesday night. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
At least 40 people were killed and several others injured Wednesday night.

June 18, 2015

A Saudi officer guards the border of Yemen. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/Fayez Nureldine)
19:27 GMT
A Saudi army Lieut-Colonel was killed as a landmine went off in the mountainous area of Jebel Towaileq in Jazan province near the southern borders with Yemen.
Syrians wait near the border crossing to return home from Turkey. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
17:46 GMT
Refugees seeking to return to the Syrian town of Tal Abyad after fleeing fighting there last week were stuck on the Turkish side of the border Thursday amid conflicting accounts over who closed the frontier.
The parties will have to form a coalition government once parliament opens later this month. (Al Bawaba/File)
16:53 GMT
Turkey's Supreme Elections Committee has announced the official results of June 7 parliamentary elections on Thursday. The Justice and Development (AK) Party leads the way with 258 MPs elected to the Turkish parliament.
Morsi has stood in five trials since he was ousted in July 2013. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
Former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi was sentenced 20 years of maximum security prison last April for charges of show of force and detention associated with physical torture during deadly protests in 2012.
Israeli soldiers shoot tear gas at Palestinians on January 11, 2013, in the village of Kafr Qaddum, near Nablus. (AFP/File)
12:43 GMT
Clashes broke out outside a Nablus tomb where Israeli forces were escorting Jewish worshipers.
The Geneva peace talks were supposed to end on Thursday, but have been extended by a day at least, delegates say. (AFP/File)
12:17 GMT
With little progress made on the fourth day of the peace talks in Geneva, Ban Ki-moon will shift the discussion away from an overall truce to discuss the possibility of local ceasefires, sources told AFP.
A priest walks past a graffiti reading in Hebrew "idols will be cast out" as he inspects the damage at the Church of the Multiplication at Tabgha, on the shores on the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel, on June 18, 2015, in the aftermath of a suspected arson attack. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
11:28 GMT
The suspects could potentially be involved in the arson case of a Galilee church, which was set ablaze and defaced.
Dozens of Daesh militants were killed by Iraqi security forces across the war-torn country. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
At least 75 Daesh militants were killed by Iraq's air force in three separate missions, according to a statement from the country's Defence Ministry.
A general view shows decorations for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in front of the Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque in downtown Beirut. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
10:32 GMT
A general view shows decorations for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in front of the Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque in downtown Beirut. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
Jordan's King Abdullah believes Bedouin tribes would aggressively defend their areas from invasion by groups like Daesh and al-Nusra. (AFP/File)
10:25 GMT
King Abdullah II said on a tour of border areas this week that he would arm Bedouin tribes in the even of an invasion by Daesh, local media reported Thursday.
Displaced Syrian refugees wait at the Akcakale border crossing to get into Turkey. (AFP/File)
09:03 GMT
A report by the Institute for Economics and Peace said global conflicts cost the world $14.3 trillion, or 13.4 percent of global GDP, in 2014
Syrian refugees stay in their makeshift shelter near the Turkish border post of Akcakale, province of Sanliurfa, on June 17, 2015. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
08:56 GMT
After freeing Tal Abyad from Daesh, Syrian-Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) fighters are allegedly displacing Syrian opposition fighters from their land.