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October 8, 2015

A file picture taken on September 11, 2015, shows smoke rising in the distance behind a Daesh flag and banner. (AFP/Marwan Ibrahim)
13:00 GMT
The abductees were taken as punishment for allegedly collaborating with Iraqi security forces.
US State Department spokesman John Kirby made the comments during a press briefing on Wednesday. (AFP/File)
12:31 GMT
State Department spokesman John Kirby told reporters Russia's actions in Syria were "largely reactive" and that Russian airplanes were mostly striking Syrian opposition targets not affiliated with the Daesh group.
Neighboring schools were searched for explosives before students could commence classes for the day. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Two bombs exploded last night at a police station in the Ramses district of Cairo. The Governor of Cairo inspected crime scene today.
Israeli soldiers detain a wounded Palestinian stone thrower after infiltrated members of the Israeli security forces shot at fellow protesters during clashes in Beit El, on the outskirts of the West Bank city of Ramallah, on October 7, 2015. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
11:30 GMT
Israeli rights group B'Tselem's recent report discusses how 0.22 caliber bullets are described by Israeli forces as non-lethal but have caused four deaths in 2015 alone.
Over half a million refugees entered Europe in the past eight months. (AFP/File)
10:50 GMT
French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel made a historic speech on the need for Europe to unite over the Syrian refugee crisis.
Several military vehicles entered the Gaza Strip early Thursday. (AFP/File)
10:30 GMT
Israeli bulldozers and military vehicles crossed into the Gaza Strip Thursday, local witnesses reported.
Russia's stealth fighters T-50 perform during the MAKS-2013, the International Aviation and Space Show, in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)
10:03 GMT
Russian jets have a long history of airspace violations, including a recent incident in Turkish territory as well as a near collision with two US jets.
Residents stand around a crater reportedly caused by air strikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition in the capital Sanaa, October 1, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:44 GMT
Thirteen people were killed after an alleged Saudi airstrike targeted a wedding party in the Yemeni town of Sanban Thursday.
Palestinian stone throwers clash with Israeli security forces (unseen) in Beit El, on the outskirts of the West Bank city of Ramallah, on October 7, 2015. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
09:24 GMT
With lawlessness and violence running rampant in Jerusalem, it may be safe to say the the Israeli-Palestinian peace process has been flushed down the toilet.
An Israeli photographer is assaulted by an IDF soldier in Jerusalem's Old City, October 4, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
Benjamin Netanyahu barred all politicians from entering the Al-Aqsa compound, according to a report.
Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog is a long term critic of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (AFP/Gali Tibbon)
08:38 GMT
Herzog accused the Israeli PM of being "a weak prime minister who performs well as a theater actor but poorly as a leader."
A youth stands with his weapon beside Al-Nour mosque in Sanaa after it was bombed by militants, October 7, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
Yemen's Houthi rebels agreed to a UN peace resolution aimed at ending the country's conflict.
A picture taken on October 6, 2015 shows smoke billowing from the Al-Qasr hotel in Aden's western suburbs after it was hit by a rocket attack. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)
08:19 GMT
Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi's government will continue to us the southern port city of Aden as a headquarters despite Daesh's attack on the Al-Qasr Hotel yesterday.
The US will not cooperate with Russia "so long as they continue to pursue their mistaken strategy and hit these non-ISIL [Daesh] targets,"  said a Pentagon spokesman. (AFP/File)
07:43 GMT
Two US military aircrafts were forced to reroute over Syria to avoid a Russian fighter jet in the same area. American pilots have been instructed to change their flight paths if they encounter Russian aircraft within 20 nautical miles.
A wounded staff member of MSF receives treatment at an Italian aid organization in Kabul on October 6, 2015 after a US airstrike on a MSF Hospital in Kunduz killed 22 people. (AFP/Wakil Kohsar)
07:28 GMT
US President Barack Obama phoned Doctors Without Borders International (MSF) President Joanne Liu to apologize for a deadly airstrike which destroyed a MSF hospital in Kunduz and killed 22 people including twelve hospital staff.
Israeli soldiers walk through Jerusalem's Old City after a Palestinian woman was seriously injured for allegedly stabbing a settler, October 7, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:17 GMT
A Palestinian woman who Israeli forces claimed tried to stab a settler in Jerusalem's Old City was reportedly sexually harassed by the man before being shot and stripped naked.
Israeli soldiers stand over an injured Palestinian man during clashes near Ramallah in the West Bank, October 7, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Israeli forces Wednesday raided the home of a Palestinian teenager suspected of stabbing a man in Jerusalem's Old City.
A screenshot from a video released by Russia's Ministry of Defence shows Russian Navy warships en route to their firing positions in the Caspian Sea. (YouTube)
06:00 GMT
Four Russian Navy warships launched cruise missiles on Daesh targets in Syria form the Caspian Sea Wednesday.
Video footage shows undercover Israeli forces beating a Palestinian youth. (AFP)
06:00 GMT
The Israeli officers were dressed as Palestinian protesters during clashes near the settlement checkpoint.

October 7, 2015

Russian Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets land at Hmeimim airbase in the Syrian regime stronghold of Latakia on October 3, 2015. (AFP/File)
16:43 GMT
The regime offensive in Hama is the first of its kind to receive Russian air support.
Rafah crossing has been mostly closed since October 2014. (AFP/File)
16:18 GMT
The border crossing will remain open in one direction until October 10.
An Israeli border guard (R) fires a rubber bullet towards Palestinian stone throwers during clashes near an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank town of Hebron on October 6, 2015. (AFP/Hazem Bader)
14:30 GMT
A Palestinian was shot and killed by Israeli forces after allegedly stabbing an Israeli soldier and stealing his gun in Kiryat Gat.
Beirut's Sursock Museum. Closed for eight years for major renovation work, the impressive mansion-turned-museum is to open to the public from October 8, free of charge, with exhibits honouring the history of art in Beirut. (AFP/ Joseph Eid)
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Beirut's Sursock Museum. Closed for eight years for major renovation work, the impressive mansion-turned-museum is to open to the public from October 8, free of charge, with exhibits honouring the history of art in Beirut. (AFP/ Joseph Eid)
The niqab is viewed by ultra-conservative Muslims as a sign of modesty. (AFP/File)
14:21 GMT
Seventy-seven niqab-wearing faculty members from Cairo University are filing suit over a recent decision by the school's president to ban all niqab-wearing faculty from teaching.
A member of the Kurdish Peshmerga walks by the Khubbaz oil field, some 25 kilometers west of the northern city of Kirkuk in Iraq, as smoke billows in the background on February 2, 2015. (AFP/File)
13:30 GMT
Daesh militants stormed the Khabbaz oil field near Kirkuk and set it ablaze on Wednesday,
Bernardino Leon, the UN’s special envoy for Libya, speaks at a press conference regarding negotiations between Libya's rival factions. (AFP/File)
13:21 GMT
After months of tense negotiations, Libya's rival factions may have finally agreed on the formation of a unity government.
(From L) Doctors Without Borders, also known by its French name Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), Lead Counsel Francoise Saulnier speaks, flanked by MSF International President Joanne Liu and General Director of MSF Switzerland Bruno Jochum, during a press conference in Geneva on October 7, 2015, on the bombing by US forces of a hospital of the medical charity in Kunduz, Afghanistan. (AFP/Fabrice Coffrini)
13:00 GMT
Dr. Joanne Liu, president of Doctors without Borders (MSF) International, condemned the US airstrike on a Kunduz hospital and demanded ICC probe into the incident.
A screenshot taken from one of Daesh's countless propaganda videos shows a militant carrying the extremist group's flag. (
12:36 GMT
A survey of the group's online activity over one month this summer revealed Daesh published 1,146 pieces of propaganda, or 38 pieces a day.
Numerous smuggling plots were foiled over the course of five years. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
Local authorities in Europe working with the FBI foiled numerous attempts by smugglers to provide Daesh with nuclear materials, according to an AP report.
A Syrian refugee child eats food which her mother collected from rubbish in the Eminonu district of Istanbul.(AFP/Bulent Kilic)
12:00 GMT
Oxfam criticized the intentional community's efforts to address Syrian's food needs both inside Syria and abroad.
Palestinian protesters (L) hurl stones towards Israeli settlers during clashes in the West Bank village of Burin on October 3, 2015. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
11:30 GMT
Two Palestinians were injured when a group of Israeli settlers stormed Dar Salah village and opened fire.
US airforce F-16 warplanes lining to take off from the Incirlik Airbase. (AFP/Tarik Tinazay)
11:00 GMT
The offer to help coordinate aerial strikes in Syria was made following increased tensions after Russia recently violated Turkey's air space.
Palestinians are blocked by Israeli security forces after they closed an alley of the Muslim quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem on October 7, 2015. An Arab woman stabbed a Jewish man in a new knife attack in Jerusalem's Old City before being shot and seriously wounded by her victim, Israeli police said. (AFP/Thomas Coex)
10:54 GMT
Medical sources told media that the woman was alive and sustained serious injuries.
US Secretary of State John Kerry stands with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in the White House, March 14, 2014. (AFP/File)
10:30 GMT
US and Russian officials are due to hold further talks over Syria amid controversy surrounding airstrikes in the country.
Israeli security forces stand guard in an alley of the Muslim Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem on October 7, 2015. An Arab woman stabbed a Jewish man in a new knife attack in Jerusalem's Old City before being shot and seriously wounded by her victim, Israeli police said. (AFP/Thomas Coex)
10:00 GMT
The attack allegedly happened on Wednesday at Jerusalem's Lion Gate.
The US-led coalition has been bombing Daesh targets in Iraq since August 2014. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT
Italian officials said the country would discuss with its allies whether it would participate in US-led coalition airstrikes against Daesh in Iraq.
A video grab made on Oct. 6, 2015, shows an image taken from footage made available on the Russian Defense Ministry's official website on Oct. 5, purporting to show a Russia's Su-24M bomber dropping bombs during an airstrike in Syria. (Russian Defence Ministry/AFP/Getty Images)
08:58 GMT
Airstrikes targeted the territories of Hama and Idlib on Wednesday.
Russia launched an air campaign against Daesh targets last week. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
Health workers from a hospital in the Syrian town of Anadan accused Russia of killing two children during an airstrike.
Palestinians wave their national flags as they watch a live-screening of president Mahmud Abbas' speech followed by the raising of the Palestinian flag at the United Nations headquarters in New York, on September 30, 2015 in the city of Ramallah. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
07:56 GMT
Linda S. Heard emphasizes that the Israel-Palestine peace process has been a failure and a new strategy must be adopted in order to bring stability to the region.
A Palestinian protester throws a tear gas canister back at Israeli soldiers during clashes near the entrance to Bethlehem, October 6, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:55 GMT
Clashes in the coastal city of Jaffa erupted late Tuesday with three Israeli police officers injured. Hundreds of Palestinians took to the streets in support of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
A girl looks through a train window heading to Serbia from the Macedonian-Greek border near Gevgelija on October 6, 2015. (AFP/Robert Atanasovski)
07:38 GMT
The EU's process of identifying whether a person is a refugee or economic migrant during registration is giving way to what appears to be detention centers in disguise, warned a senior UN official.
Daesh militants have stepped up targeting mosques and religious centers in Yemen. (AFP/File)
07:35 GMT
A bomb blast carried out by Daesh militants targeting a mosque in Sanaa killed at least seven people.
UN chief Ban ki-Moon called for calm as violence continues between Israelis and Palestinians. (AFP/File)
07:27 GMT
UN chief Ban ki-Moon said he was 'alarmed' by ongoing clashes between Israelis and Palestinians in Jerusalem and the West Bank.
Twenty-two people were killed when NATO forces struck the MSF hospital in Kunduz. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
US General John Campbell admitted the MSF hospital in Afghanistan was "mistakenly struck' in an airstrike after 22 people were killed in the attack.
Egyptian security forces arrest Muslim Brotherhood supporters during a rally in Cairo December 30, 2015. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
The Turkey-based ‘Egyptian Revolutionary Council’ made the comments in a statement commemorating the 42nd anniversary of the 6th of October War.
While some 100,000 refugees are living in camps in Jordan, it is the vast majority of urban refugees who are feeling the strains of recent budget cuts the most. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Unable to work, refugees in Jordan rely heavily on aid from organizations like the World Food Program, which has been forced to make drastic budget cuts in recent months.

October 6, 2015

Yemeni security forces patrol after Sheikh bin Farid palace (background), used as a base by the Saudi-led coalition forces, was hit by a rocket attack on October 6, 2015. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)
18:02 GMT
The Daesh militant group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for a string of attack in Yemen, including a rocket attack on a temporary Yemeni government headquarters in Aden.
A masked Palestinian throws a stone toward Israeli soldiers near the Jewish West Bank settlement Beit El, north of Ramallah on October 5, 2015. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
16:50 GMT
Clashes involving tear gas, live fire and Molotov cocktails have left 39 Palestinians and one Israeli soldier injured as violence continues to rage between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces.
European Council President Donald Tusk speaks during a debate on measures to deal with the refugee crisis at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, on October 6, 2015. (AFP/Frederick Florin)
16:24 GMT
The figure provided by European council president Donal Tusk is based on Turkish estimates.
Piles of garbage burn on the side of a highway in the Lebanese capital Beirut on September 28, 2015. (AFP/ Joseph Eid)
13:49 GMT
Protests outside Lebanon's Central Bank resulted in the arrest of activist Asaad Zebian.
A Russian Sukhoi Su-34 sits on tarmac of Bassel al-Assad International Airport in Latakia. (Wikimedia/
13:29 GMT
Turkish authorities are growing increasingly concerned after the second violation of airspace by Russian aircraft in two days.
Syrian barber and artist Mohamed Jokhadar, 29, who fled Syria's war-torn Homs province with his daughters and wife, sketches a picture at his makeshift barbershop on the main commercial alley of the Zaatari refugee camp. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
13:18 GMT
Syrian barber and artist Mohamed Jokhadar, 29, who fled Syria's war-torn Homs province with his daughters and wife, sketches a picture at his makeshift barbershop on the main commercial alley of the Zaatari refugee camp. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
A Palestinian man is carried into an ambulance after he was injured during clashes with Israeli security forces on October 6, 2015 in the West Bank city of Nablus. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
12:54 GMT
According to Palestinian Red Crescent, at least 500 West Bank Palestinians have been injured by Israeli gunfire in the past three days.
A picture taken on October 6, 2015 shows smoke billowing from the Al-Qasr hotel in Aden's western suburbs after it was hit by a rocket attack. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)
12:34 GMT
The evacuation follows conflicting reports of an attack on a hotel housing complex that killed at least 15 pro-government soldiers.
Russian warplanes have been conducting airstrikes in Syria since the end of September. (AFP/Sergey Venyavsky)
12:00 GMT
Yesterday Russia claimed that it violated Turkish airspace because of poor weather conditions, but NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg disagrees.
Settler violence increased in the West Bank after an Israeli couple were shot dead near Nablus last week. (AFP/File)
11:26 GMT
A ten-year-old Palestinian boy was injured and taken to hospital after his house was attacked by Israeli settlers in southern Hebron.
A man carries a child as refugees and migrants arrive on a dinghy to the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey on September 30, 2015. (AFP/Aris Messinis)
11:02 GMT
According to a report, the Libyan Red Cross found 95 bodies in two separate locations off the Libyan coast since Saturday.
Palestinian protesters run from Israeli forces during clashes in Nablus, October 6, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:59 GMT
Clashes erupted Tuesday between Palestinian protesters and the IDF in the West Bank city of Nablus.
Turkey has intensified its military operation against PKK targets in recent months. (AFP/File)
10:47 GMT
Twelve PKK fighters were killed by Turkish security forces in the southeastern city of Yuksekova in Hakkari province.
An injured Palestinian man is loaded into an ambulance during clashes with Israeli troops in the West Bank city of Nablus, October 6, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:26 GMT
US Secretary of State John Kerry called on both Israel and Palestine to avoid further escalation as ongoing violence continues in Jerusalem and the West Bank.
View of the Israeli security barrier that runs along the southern border with Egypt near the Red Sea resort of Eilat. (AFP/Jack Guez)
10:07 GMT
The fence cost nearly $8 million, which included a number of what the defense ministry describes as "high-tech security devices."
At least 7,000 PEGIDA protesters took part in the demonstration against refugees. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Thousands of members from the far-right group PEGIDA gathered in the German city of Dresden to protest against the influx of refugees.
Nangarhar province has seen a rise in Daesh activities in recent months. (Screenshot)
09:30 GMT
Daesh militants planned to launch attacks in several Afghan towns in the Nangarhar province, according to officials.
Palestinians are pictured during clashes with Israeli security forces near the Jewish West Bank settlement Beit El, north of Ramallah on October 5, 2015 as violence spiked in east Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
09:00 GMT
Clashes continued overnight in areas just north of Ramallah. Six Palestinians were injured when Israeli forces fired live rounds, rubber coated steal bullets, and tear gas canisters into the crowd.
Israeli troops fire rounds at Palestinian protesters in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, October 5, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
Israeli forces destroyed the homes of two Palestinian men who had carried out attacks in Jerusalem last year.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for the Assad government to be removed from power. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan said a "transition" of a new government in Syria was needed to solve the country's humanitarian crisis.
President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference in the White House, October 2, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:59 GMT
Russia's military involvement in Syria has deepened the crisis and further complicated things in the region. It's time for the US and indeed its government to take action.
King Abdullah II of Jordan attends the Leaders’ Summit on Countering ISIL and Countering Violent Extremism on the sideline of the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN in New York on September 29, 2015. (AFP/Jewel Samad)
07:56 GMT
The Jordanian King and Chairwoman of the Russian Federation Council emphasized deep ties between the two respective countries.
A Yemeni man walks past a member of the Saudi military in the southern city of Aden on September 27, 2015. President Hadi, who returned recently to his country after a nearly six-month exile, urged Shiite rebels to lay down their arms and resume dialogue to end Yemen's conflict, as he left for the UN General Assembly. (AFP/Ahmed Farwan)
07:40 GMT
A rocket propelled grenade struck the Qasr Hotel in Aden, where a number of Yemeni officials were said to be staying. It is unclear if any officials are among the casualties.
The tribesmen were abducted by Daesh from the western Iraqi province of Anbar on Sunday. (AFP/File)
07:18 GMT
Daesh militants executed 70 Sunni tribesmen after they were abducted from the western Iraqi province of Anbar.
Israeli soldiers wrestle a Palestinian protester during clashes in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat, October 5, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
A press freedoms watchdog accused Israel's army of deliberately targeting and attacking Palestinian journalists in Jerusalem and the West Bank during ongoing clashes.
Muslim Brotherhood supporters flash the Rabaa sign in solidarity with the movement. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
According to the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information, the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood was responsible for the vast majority of protest activity.

October 5, 2015

Burnt cars are seen at the site of a car bomb explosion near a liquor store in central Baghdad's Battaween area early on September 29, 2015. (AFP/Sabah Arar)
19:59 GMT
Out of the three bombings, the most devastating killed 35 people in the town of Khalis in the eastern province of Diyala on Monday.
An Su-27 fighter jet operated by Russia's air force, similar to those flying sorties over Syria. (Wikimedia/Vitaly V. Kuzmin)
18:23 GMT
Russia's ambassador to Turkey said his the separate incidents in which Moscow-operated jets violated Turkish airspace were a "mistake" that would not happen again.
Gen. John Campbell made the statement at a hastily arranged Pentagon news conference. (AFP/File)
16:58 GMT
The preliminary investigation by NATO revealed Afgahn forces had requested air support from US forces that resulted in the bombing of a Medecines Sans Frontieres and the deaths of at least 22 people.
People survey damage caused by clashes between Turkish security forces and PKK militants in the city of Cizre September 12, 2015. (AFP/File)
14:40 GMT
A statement from the office of Turkey Interior Minister, Selami Altinok, said more than 2,000 militants had been killed in 4,328 security operations.
The video of the assault, and images of the waiter's injuries, spread quickly over social media. (Twitter)
14:14 GMT
Egyptian citizen Khaled Othman was assaulted Friday night by a Jordanian parliament member, along with others at his workplace in a restaurant in the city Aqaba in Jordan.
Syrian girls write in a classroom at a primary school in the northern city of Aleppo as the new school year starts. (AFP/Baraa Al-Halabi)
14:13 GMT
Syrian girls write in a classroom at a primary school in the northern city of Aleppo as the new school year starts. (AFP/Baraa Al-Halabi)
Palestinian youth run from tear gas fired by Israeli security forces during clashes over the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, on September 29, 2015, at the main entrance of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. (AFP/Musa al-Shaer)
14:00 GMT
Twelve-year-old Abed al-Rahman Shadi Obeidallah was shot in the chest by Israeli forces during clashes in Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem.
A security check outside the Green Zone in Baghdad, March 2013. (AFP/Ali al-Saadi).
13:23 GMT
A statement released by the office of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said opening the four square miles of fortified area is part of a reform package promised to the Iraqi people.
Yemeni women take part in a demonstration on October 4, 2015 in front of the United Nations (UN) office in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, against ongoing military operations carried out by the Saudi-led coalition. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
13:00 GMT
Yemeni women gathered outside the United Nations office in the capital city of Sanaa to protest the Saudi-led relentless offensive.
Lebanese security forces conduct operations in the country's Bekaa Valley. (AFP/File)
12:33 GMT
A second bomb was discovered after security forces cordoned off the area. No injuries were reported int the attack.
Israeli police stand in front of Damascus Gate in Jerusalem, October 5, 2015. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
UN chief Ban ki-Moon appealed for calm in Jerusalem and the West Bank following days of ongoing violence.
Israeli soldiers walk towards Palestinian protesters during clashes near the illegal Jewish settlement of Bet El in the West Bank, October 4, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:51 GMT
Hundreds of Palestinians were injured during clashes with settlers and Israeli troops in the past 24 hours, according to the Palestine Red Crescent Society.
Pope Francis leads a mass for the opening of the synod on the family on October 4, 2015 at St Peter's basilica in Vatican. (AFP/Tiziana Fabi)
11:30 GMT
In a letter to unidentified Maronite officials, Pope Francis urged Lebanon's Christian leaders to unite to fill the country's presidential vacuum.
Russian Air Force Su-24 bombers fly Feb. 11 during a military exercise in southern Russia. (AFP/Sergey Venyavsky)
10:30 GMT
A Russian plane reportedly violated Turkish air space in the Yayladagi/Hatay region when it was intercepted by two F-16s from the Turkish Air Force, which were patrolling the region.
The Taliban claimed the execution was a revenge attack against the Pakistani government. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Taliban militants released a video purporting the hanging of a Pakistani military officer in a revenge attack against the country's government.
Palestinian youth burn tires during clashes with Israeli soldiers close to the Jewish settlement of Bet El, in the West Bank city of Ramallah on October 4, 2015 after Israel barred Palestinians from Jerusalem's Old City as tensions mounted following attacks that killed two Israelis and wounded a child. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
09:30 GMT
Eighteen-year-old Huthayfa Othman Suleiman was shot in the chest during clashes and died in the operating room.
David Cameron said Russia was targeting anti-Assad rebels over Daesh militants. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
British Prime Minister David Cameron said Russian military action in Syria would make the region more unstable during an interview with the BBC.
Bashar al-Assad accused the West of "plotting against Syria". (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad blamed the US-led coalition for the expansion of Daesh in the country.
Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi (R) meets with his Tunisian counterpart Beji Caid Essebsi at the presidential palace in Cairo on October 4, 2015. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
08:00 GMT
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Tunisian president Beji Caid Essebsi agreed at a joint press conference in Cairo to unite in the fight against terrorism, of which both countries have fallen victim to.
A file picture taken on June 19, 2010 shows the Arch of Triumph among the Roman ruins of Palmyra, 220 kms northeast of the Syrian capital Damascus. (AFP/File)
07:27 GMT
Daesh allegedly obliterated the two-thousand-year-old Arch of Triumph with explosives.
Hamas positions were targeted by the IDF in the Gaza Strip. (AFP/File)
07:19 GMT
IDF fighter jets raided Hamas positions in the Gaza strip in the early hours of Monday following alleged rocket attacks into southern Israel.
An Israeli soldier hurls a smoke grenade during clashes with Palestinian youth close to the Jewish settlement of Bet El, in the West Bank city of Ramallah on October 4, 2015 after Israel barred Palestinians from Jerusalem's Old City as tensions mounted following attacks that killed two Israelis and wounded a child. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
07:19 GMT
The Palestinian Authority issued a statement condemning the recent Israeli escalation in the West Bank and Jerusalem, as clashes between Palestinian youth and Israeli forces continue.
Six people were arrested in Casablanca while Spanish police detained four others. (AFP/File)
07:10 GMT
Security forces in Spain and Morocco arrested ten people for reportedly recruiting for Daesh in the Middle East.
An Israeli soldier hurls a smoke grenade during clashes with Palestinians near Ramallah, October 4, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
While tensions continue to escalate in Jerusalem over the Al-Aqsa Mosque, rumors are growing of a third intifada. Could the Palestine-Israel conflict further spiral out of control?
Israeli soldiers aim towards Palestinian youths during clashes in the West Bank town of Hebron, October 4, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Dozens of Palestinians were injured by rubber-coated bullets during clashes with Israeli soldiers amid ongoing tension over the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
A member of Medecins Sans Frontieres carries a young migrant aboard during a rescue operation by the NGO with the Dignity 1 search and rescue vessel in the Mediterranean sea off the coast of Libya on September 28, 2015. (AFP/Ricardo Garcia Vilanova)
06:00 GMT
Libyan Red Crescent officials said the victims were refugees form African countries, setting off to Europe from Libya.
The Lebanese border town of Arsal is host to thousands of Syrian refugees fleeing conflict in Syria. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Unknown gunmen in a black SUV gunned down Syrian national Abdullah Abou Hassan in the northern Lebanese border town of Arsal on Sunday.

October 4, 2015

In this photograph taken on May 21, 2015, an Afghan child receives treatment at the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), or Doctors Without Borders, hospital in the northern city of Kunduz. (AFP/Shah Marai)
18:06 GMT
According to an MSF statement, no staff reported any fighting inside the hospital compound at the time of the strike.