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June 23, 2016

A car bomb outside a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan killed six soldiers on June 21, 2016 in a remote desert area where hundreds have been held for screening for suspected links to Daesh.  (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
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Jordanian government spokesman Mohammed Momani said that with the border area sealed, aid agencies would have to find another way to send food and water to the stranded refugees.
Tunisian soldiers on patrol near the Libyan border. (AFP/File)
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The Tunisian National Guard apprehended ten smugglers with 44,000 liters of smuggled fuel.
Fighters from Syria's Manbij military council sit on June 15, 2016 in the back of a pickup truck on the outskirts of the northern Syrian town of Manbij. (AFP/Souleiman)
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The Syrian Democratic Forces fought Daesh militants in the western district of Manbij on Thursday.
An aerial view of Yemen's al-Qaeda-held port city, Mukalla. (AFP/File)
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Two Daesh car bombs killed 13 Loyalist forces in the al-Qaeda-held port city of Mukalla.
President of the Palestinian National Authority Mahmoud Abbas addresses the media at the European Union Commission headquarters in Brussels on June 22, 2016. (AFP/Thierry Charlier)
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Abbas reportedly held separate meeting with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, with whom he brought up the latest developments in the occupied Palestinian territory and the French peace initiative which began earlier this month.
A guard tower is seen at Guantanamo Bay military prison. (AFP/John Moore)
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Abdel Malik Abdel Wahab al-Rahabi, held for 14 years without being charged of any crime, will be resettled in Montenegro.
Iraqi government forces gather next to their vehicles during an operation to retake the area from Daesh on June 15, 2016 in Fallujah's southern Shuhada neighbourhood (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
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Troops pressed ahead in the town of Qayyarah where its strategic location and an airfield there make it ideal for a final push to liberate Mosul, which serves as Daesh's de facto capital in Iraq.
Pope Francis drew the ire of Turkey last year when he said the massacres against the Armenians were "widely considered the first genocide of the 20th century." (AFP/File)
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Last year Pope Francis referred to the mass killings that began in 1915 as 'the first genocide of the 20th century.'
Jordanian police seen on patrol in Amman. (File photo)
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At least five protesters and three officers were injured as police deployed tear gas to disperse the crowd.
Egyptian protesters run for cover from tear gas fired by riot police during a Cairo demonstration, April 25, 2016. (AFP/Mohamed el-Shahed)
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“The practice of referring civilians to military prosecution and courts has increased massively since the issuance of law No. 136/2014,” said a member of the activist group ‘No to Military Trials for Civilians’, Sara El-Sherif.
Residents of Rukban camp have no access to clean drinking water. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
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Video footage from the Rukban camp shows refugees chanting, "We want water," while multiple residents of the camp said that they have started to drink polluted water, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday.
The controversial agreement between Cairo and Riyadh sparked widespread anger in Egypt, leading to several protests. (Twitter)
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On Wednesday a Cairo court annulled the agreement that transferred sovereignty of the islands to Saudi Arabia.
Palestinian mourners carry the body of Aref Jaradat, a 22-year old Palestinian during his funeral in Sair village east of the West Bank city of Hebron on June 20, 2016. (AFP/Hazem Bader)
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Mahmoud Raafat Badran was shot dead while heading back from the swimming pool with his friends.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, European Union Council President Donald Tusk and European Union Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker,  after the European Union Summit held at the EU Council building in Brussels, Friday March 18, 2016. (AFP/file)
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Earlier Wednesday, a senior official in Brussels said the European Union will start negotiations on a new chapter in Turkey's membership bid on June 30, as required in a migration deal struck with Ankara.
Humanitarian aid transported on board an air force Transall C-160 aircraft of the German armed forces at the Incirlik Airbase near Adana in Turkey on 15 August, 2014 (AFP/file)
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"Turkish officials do not currently approve of the travel plans," said German Defense Ministry spokesman Jens Flosdorff on Wednesday, adding that Ankara did not provide an explanation for the refusal.
Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam. (AFP/File)
06:30 GMT
The Lebanese Prime Minister warned that the lack of government stability could cause widespread problems across the country.
An aerial view of the Zaatari refugee camp inside Jordan. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Kuwait's UNHCR office announced a partnership with Jordan to help register and monitor Syrian refugees within the country.
Taliban militants in Afghanistan. (AFP/File)
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Over 115 Taliban militants turned in their weapons and joined the peace process in Faryab province.
Bahraini demonstrators attend a protest against the revocation of the citizenship of top Bahraini Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim. (AFP/Mohammed Al-Shaikh)
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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon criticized Bahrain's treatment of Sheikh Isa Qassim and other Shia dissidents.

June 22, 2016

Displaced Iraqis, who fled the western city of Fallujah, carry bags of food donated by a non-government organization called Preemptive Love Coalition at a makeshift camp housing Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the city of al-Khalidiyah. (AFP/File)
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A senior Iraqi commander says nearly 2,500 Daesh fighters have been killed during a month-long offensive to recapture the strategic western city of Fallujah from the extremists.
A child walks through the rubble after an airstrike in Taiz, Yemen. (AFP/File)
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Mortar fire and clashes in central Yemen killed 13 people, including children, on Wednesday.
Refugees wait at all-Roqban makeshift camp, on the border with Syria, in 2015. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
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Jordan met with international delegations to reroute humanitarian aid through other channels after closing the border with Syria.
Syrian rebels lay claim to a patchwork of Sunni Arab neighborhoods dotted across the north, south and east of Aleppo. (AFP/file)
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According to a local media activist based in Aleppo, the villages of Kafr Hamra, Anadan and Hraytan had been struck by phosphorous bombs.
A protester sits in front of riot policemen during a demonstration on April 15, 2016 in central Cairo against a controversial deal to hand two islands in the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia. (AFP/Mohamed El-Shahed)
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Security forces arrested the protesters on April 15 at the Press Syndicate. They were charged with protesting without a license, disturbing public peace and inciting protest.
A PKK fighter at a training base in northern Iraq. (AFP/file)
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The gunfight broke out on a highway between Van and the Bitlis province when PKK fighters allegedly assaulted police with rocket launchers and long-barreled guns
Members of forces loyal to Libya's Islamist-backed parliament General National Congress prepare to launch attacks as they continue to fight Islamic State jihadists on the outskirts of Libya's western city of Sirte on March  (AFP Photo/Mahmud Turkia)
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Libyan forces were securing the “700” neighborhood, just south of central Sirte, and had also made ground to the west of the city center.
Jordan's King Abdullah II (C) listens to his Military Advisor and Chairman of the Joint Chief-of-Staff General Mishal Al Zaben (C-R) talking during an emergency meeting in the capital Amman after a car bomb on June 21, 2016. (Jordanian Royal Palace/AFP/Yousef Allan)
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The attack was the first of its kind on Jordan since the conflict in Syria began in 2011. However the country was once before united in grief after the murder of one of its military pilots after being captured by Daesh militants.
A Syrian man works at a bakery in the rebel-held town of Douma, east of the capital Damascus . (AFP/File)
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A Syrian man works at a bakery in the rebel-held town of Douma, east of the capital Damascus
Syrian President Bashar Assad. (AFP/file)
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Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has tasked the country's Electricity Minister Imad Khamis with forming a new government on Wednesday.
Saudi Arabia has so far refrained from commenting on the protests in Egypt surrounding the deal, as well as the court ruling that overturned it. (AFP/File)
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Saudi Arabia has also so far been silent on the public anger and protests in Egypt over the deal.
Afghanistan has seen an increase in Daesh activities, warns Iran.  (AFP/file)
11:30 GMT
Iran's UN mission called attention to a report by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, which had found that armed conflict in Afghanistan currently stood at its highest level since 2001
A file photo of Taliban militants in Afghanistan. (AFP/File)
10:33 GMT
Taliban hijacked a bus carrying 43 passengers and two trucks in the restive district on Tuesday morning.
People run as Turkish riot police uses rubber bullets and tear gas to a Gay Pride (AFP/Ozan Kose)
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The suspects were held in custody pending formal charges by an Istanbul court. There was no immediate comment from authorities.
In this photograph taken on November 3, 2015, Afghan Taliban fighters listen to Mullah Mohammad Rasool Akhund (unseen), the newly appointed leader of a breakaway faction of the Taliban, at Bakwah in the western province of Farah. (AFP/Javed Tanveer)
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A Taliban splinter faction has been fighting against the main Taliban group for the past year, following news in July that the Taliban's longterm leader, Mullah Omar, had died.
Forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed unity government fire from a tank in Sirte's centre towards Ouagadougou as they advance to recapture the city from Daesh on June 10, 2016. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
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Dozens others were injured when a rocket struck an armory in the Libyan capital.
Syrian rescuers search the rubble of a destroyed building following a reported Syrian government forces attack at the Tariq al-Bab neighborhood in the rebel-held area of Aleppo on June 20, 2016. (AFP/Thaer Mohammed)
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It comes days after Daesh attacked Russian and government forces, pushing them back from Raqqa.
Turkish fighter jets hit PKK targets Monday night. (AFP/file)
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The airstrikes in northern Iraq destroyed five PKK targets, including shelters, hideouts, and ammunition dumps.
Sheik Isa Qassim is accused of being in contact with enemies of Bahrain. (AFP/Mohammed al-Shaikh)
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General Sir Nicholas Houghton, Chief of Britain’s Defense Staff (CDS), arrived in Bahrain on Tuesday, only a day after the Bahraini regime stripped Sheikh Isa Qassim, the country’s top Shia cleric, of his citizenship, accusing him of sowing “sectarianism and violence.”
Yemeni children stand next to food rations that a local charity is distributing to families affected by the country's ongoing conflict during the fasting month of Ramadan on June 15, 2016 in an empoverished part of the capital Sanaa. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
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A quarter of Yemen's population is at risk of famine, of which three million children are currently at risk of malnutrition.
Protesters hold pictures of jailed RSF representative Erol Onderoglu, journalist Ahmet Nesin and rights activist and academic Sebnem Korur Fincanci as they shout slogans in front of the Pro Kurdish Ozgur Gundem newspaper's headquarters on June 21,2016 in Istanbul. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
06:56 GMT
A Reporters Without Borders representative, an author, and the president of Turkey's Human Rights Foundation were arrested on 'terrorism' charges.
Fighters from the Free Syrian Army carry food as they prepare to break the fast during the month of Ramadan on June 16, 2016 in the rebel-held neighborhood of Jobar, outside the capital Damascus. (AFP/Sameer al-Doumy)
06:32 GMT
UN envoy Stafan de Mistura also expressed his hopes for resuming peace talks.
A man wears a face mask while tending to his camels to avoid exposure to MERS. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
A woman with MERS was exposed to 49 people at a hospital in Riyadh, and 33 of the people exposed have contracted the disease.
National unity government forces during an operation in Sirte, Libya, on June 12, 2016. (AFP/Stringer)
05:30 GMT
An explosion at an arms depot controlled by a militant group killed over 30 civilians in Libya's western city Garabulli.
Jordanian soldiers carry the coffin of their comrade Belal Al-Zuhbi during his funeral near Jerash, on June 21, 2016, after he was killed alongside five other comrades in a suicide bomb attack on the border with Syria. (AFP/Stringer)
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In response to the car bomb that killed six Jordanian border guards, Jordan has sealed the border with Syria until further notice.

June 21, 2016

Shia militiamen in the Anbar province of Iraq. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT
A suicide bomber detonated outside a Shia militia office that had been previously accused of human rights abuses.
Egyptian police officers in North Sinai. (AFP/File)
17:30 GMT
A shooting and roadside bomb attack left two Egyptian police conscripts with serious wounds.
Loyalist forces in Marib, Yemen. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT
Houthis fired a missile at the Loyalist-held Marib, but the missile was intercepted by Saudi-coalition forces.
Israeli soldiers "mistakenly" shot and killed 15 year old Mahmoud Badran and injured four others. (Twitter)
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According to local Palestinian sources, five teenage Palestinians were returning from a late night Ramadan swim when Israeli forces “showered” the vehicle with live fire, killing one and injuring four.
Kurdish protesters clash with Turkish police in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir. (AFP/File)
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Turkish forces are beginning new operations against PKK militants in Diyarbakir province.
Israeli forces demolish the home of Ihab Maswada on March 31, 2016. (Israeli army/File)
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Israeli military vehicles stormed the village of Hajja in the northern occupied West Bank at dawn, after which Israeli soldiers broke into the apartment of a three-story building and demolished its internal walls.
Ten Turkish activists were killed in 2010 when Israeli forces raided the Mavi Marmara ship which was part of the Free Gaza flotilla (AFP/file)
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The two sides will make the announcement during final talks on the issue on June 26.
An Arab-Israeli Christian man carrying out the role of a "Musaharati", the traditional figure who awakens Muslims for the "Suhur",  walks in the street rousing Muslim residents in the northern Israeli port city of Acre. (AFP/File)
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An Arab-Israeli Christian man carrying out the role of a "Musaharati", the traditional figure who awakens Muslims for the "Suhur", walks in the street rousing Muslim residents in the northern Israeli port city of Acre. (AFP/File)
That's how the cookie crumbles: The attack scare today was laden with salt, biscuits and definitely was in poor taste. (AFP/File)
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The security alert follows a series of police raids at the weekend in relation to March 22 suicide attacks on the Brussels international airport and an underground station in the Belgian capital, in which more than 20 people were killed.
Demonstrators hold banners in support of refugees as they march through central London on March 19, 2016. (AFP/File)
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It’s been less than 11 weeks since the EU struck its controversial deal with Turkey to stem the flow of asylum seekers into Europe. The agreement was immediately under pressure on several fronts and now looks set to unravel completely, even before any mass returns come to pass.
The Taliban kidnapping of passengers on highways has become an increasing common occurrence
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According to one police official, “one of the vehicles hijacked is a bus full of passengers while two others are trucks.”
Houthi fighters drive through the Yemeni capital Sanaa (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
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On Tuesday, the fighters wrested control of the Jales Mountain near the al-And military base, which is under the control of Saudi mercenaries, and are moving toward the base.
A picture taken on January 14, 2014 through the window of an airplane shows the Red Sea's Tiran (foreground) and the Sanafir (background) islands in the Straits of Tiran between Egypt's Sinai Peninsula and Saudi Arabia. (AFP/Stringer)
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Today's ruling can be appealed at a higher court, and it must also be approved by parliament.
Reports emerged in May that the Daesh group was planning to carry out attacks in areas crowded with cafes and nightclubs in Beirut, which sent fears spiking high. (AFP/File)
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The Minister pointed out to several deterrent operations where a number of suspects were arrested after plotting to carry out attacks in Lebanon.
Palestinian fishermen fix nets on a boat as they start fishing off the coast of the Gaza Strip on April 3, 2016. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT
The fishing zone was expanded until June 26, due to an 'abundance of fish this season.'
The cordoned-off area at the scene of a bomb alert in the City2 shopping mall in the Rue Neuve in the city center of Brussels, on June 21, 2016. (AFP/Nicolas Maeterlinck)
09:03 GMT
The area around the mall is cordoned off and the Prime Minister is holding emergency meetings.
This picture tweeted by Bahrain's leading human rights activist Nabeel Rajab shows protesters spending the night outside Sheikh Isa Qassim's home in Diraz, Bahrain on June 20, 2016. (Twitter)
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Hundreds of protesters have spent the night outside the home of Bahrain’s most prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim who was stripped of his citizenship on Monday.
Israeli soldiers clash with Palestinian stone throwers at a checkpoint outside Jerusalem (AFP/Getty Images/ Ahmad Gharabli)
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Israeli forces shot and killed Mahmoud Badran, 20, alleging that he had thrown stones at moving vehicles between the villages of Beit Sira and Beit Ur in the West Bank.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has introduced changes to the foreign ministry, including appointing Jaberi ansari as the new deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs. (AFP/File)
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Jaberi Ansari replaces Abdul Lahyan as the deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs.
Syrian refugees are seen stranded at the Jordanian border. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
07:48 GMT
A car bomb went off on the Syrian side of the border early Tuesday, killing and injuring several guards.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights estimates more than 1,000 Hezbollah fighters have been killed in Syria since the conflict began. (AFP/File)
07:30 GMT
The Lebanese Shia group has been fighting alongside Assad's forces in Syria since 2011.
Lebanese army personal arrest a man in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
An army force intervened to restore calm and cracked down on the houses of several residents suspected of being involved in firing weapons in the town of al-Knaisseh and its surroundings.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) speaks with his Armenian counterpart Serzh Sargsyan in Saint Petersburg on June 20, 2016. (AFP/File)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has met with his Armenian and Azerbaijani counterparts in an attempt to shore up a fragile ceasefire over the disputed Caucasus region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
A Tunisian police officer in the capital city, Tunis. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
The Tunisian President extended the country's state of emergency for another month to continue the prohibition of public gatherings and protests.
The remains of a car from a suicide bombing in the Libyan city of Misrata. (AFP/File)
05:30 GMT
Egyptian and Libyan authorities are investigating the capture of seven Egyptian nationals by unknown militants.
A man picks poppies in the Helmand province, which contributes to the heroin epidemic and violence toward women. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
According to the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, violence against women is increasing in the Helmand province due to an increase in males using heroin.

June 20, 2016

Family members of EgyptAir flight MS804 passengers grieve in Egypt. (AFP/File)
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While insurance negotiations continue, EgyptAir is offering $25,000 as temporary compensation to the families of flight MS804 crash victims.
Sheikh Isa Ahmed Qassim. (Twitter)
18:00 GMT
Bahrain has revoked the citizenship of the country’s most senior Shia cleric, Sheikh Isa Qassim, a move which could further complicate the social unrest in the tiny Persian Gulf Arab state.
An American soldier walks through a fence at the Taji military base in northern Baghdad in 2014. (AFP/File)
17:30 GMT
A suicide bombing at the entrance of a military camp killed four and wounded a dozen in northern Baghdad.
Daraa, near the Jordan-Syria border, has faced an increase in shelling and mortar strikes in recent weeks. (AFP/File)
16:30 GMT
Ramtha residents report an increase in Syrian regime shelling across the Syrian border in Daraa.
Once the repair work is done, it will be determined if the data from the cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder can be easily downloaded. (Twitter)
16:00 GMT
The two data recorders were recovered last week. But investigators said Sunday that both had sustained heavy damage.
Yazidi Iraqi women queue in order to get food at the Bajid Kandala camp in Kurdistan's western Dohuk province (AFP/Ahmad Al Rubaye)
15:00 GMT
“Iraqi forces involved in Fallujah’s operation have managed to free 354 Izadi women, who were abducted by militants of Daesh organization after they took control of the Izadi-majority Shingal region," according to the director of Izadi Affairs.
An opposition protester hold a Libyan flag in the eastern city of Tobruk in 2011. (AFP/File)
14:30 GMT
The Tobruk-based government declared martial law to combat the UN-backed national unity government.
An Iraqi soldier bodychecks men in Baghdad as they arrive to volunteer to join the fight against a major offensive by jihadists in northern Iraq on June 13, 2014. Iraqi forces have clashed with militants advancing on the city of Baquba, just 60 kilometres north of Baghdad. (AFP/Ali Al Saadi)
14:00 GMT
The executions were reported to have been conducted in revenge for the killing of a senior police officer in clashes with Daesh militants near Amerli last week.
Egyptian security forces are seen in northern Sinai, where a battle against Daesh-affiliated insurgents is ongoing. (AFP/File)
13:30 GMT
Earlier on Sunday another policeman was killed and another injured in a roadside explosion.
A security officer tries to keep people back as fire takes over cars at the site of a car bomb attack in Beirut. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
Gharzawi allegedly admitted to planning suicide attacks during the month of Ramadan against targets in Beirut's south suburbs, foreign embassies and at military and General Security posts.
Palestinians hold posters with slogans and portraits of detainees during a demonstration on 10 June, 2014 outside the Red Cross building in Jerusalem in support of Palestinian prisoners who have been on hunger strike for six weeks. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
The decision to start the hunger strikes was in protest against Israeli decision to send PFLP- affiliated prisoner Bilal Kayid to administrative detention without trial or indictment for six months after he completed a 14-year sentence.
Refugees making their way through the Balkans to Germany (AFP/file)
11:00 GMT
“This is the first time that the threshold of 60 million has been crossed,” the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in a report on Monday, adding the number of people displaced globally rose by 5.8 million through 2015.
An illegal Israeli settlement is seen in East Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
The money will be added to the $87.9 million already earmarked for settlements.
A man hangs a Turkish flag in the border town of Kilis, after Daesh rockets struck the town. (AFP/Yasin Akgul)
10:00 GMT
Turkish military sources said Daesh targets were preparing to launch rockets into Turkey.
Fighters from Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra Front patrol the northern city of Aleppo in May 2015. (AFP/Fadi al-Halabi)
09:33 GMT
While rumors abound about al-Nusra Front’s desire to create an Islamic emirate in Syria, the al-Qaida affiliate isn’t likely to do so any time soon, argues Syrian analyst Haid Haid.
A busy street in Tehran (AFP/Atta Kenare)
09:30 GMT
Noting that the arrests were made over the last few days, an Iranian official added that the attacks were planned for the holy month of Ramadan.
Israeli forces and bulldozers in Susiya (Rabbis for Human Rights)
09:00 GMT
Four Palestinians were injured and 26 left homeless after Israeli forces demolished two homes, as well as agricultural structures, in the village of Susiya in the southern occupied West Bank.
"You look at Israel and you look at others, and they do it and they do it successfully," Trump said. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
Presumptive US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has called for racial profiling of Muslims inside the United States to combat extremism.
Afghan policemen look at the site of a suicide attack to have hit a minibus carrying foreign security guards in Kabul on June 20, 2016. (AFP/Shah Marai)
08:00 GMT
A suicide bomber targeted a bus carrying foreign security contractors.
Turkish border guards watch as smoke rises from an airstrike in Syria. (AFP/File)
07:30 GMT
Sixty civilians have been killed by Turkish border guards trying to enter Turkey this year.
Jordanian police standing guard at a border crossing near Syria. (AFP/File)
07:14 GMT
Khaled Rabiee reportedly hid 100 pounds of explosives in a forest, but was arrested before he could carry out an attack.
Iraqi forces check a building in the Officers neighborhood of Fallujah as they try to clear the city of Daesh fighters still holed up in the city on June 19, 2016. (AFP/Haidar Mohammed Ali)
07:00 GMT
Iraqi forces launched an offensive against Daesh near Mosul a day after declaring Fallujah 'liberated.'
This combination of pictures created on June 17, 2016 shows the flight recorder (L) from the EgyptAir plane, that crashed into the Mediterranean and one of the two black boxes, after it was recovered from the bottom of the Mediterranean. (Media Center of the Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation/AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
The memory units in the cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder, which were recovered from the sea last week, both suffered "severe damage," the sources said.
Mohammed Morsi, pictured 8 May 2014. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The Qatari Foreign Ministry expressed its dismay and outright rejection of Cairo Criminal Court's bringing Qatar into the verdict issued against ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

June 19, 2016

Egyptian army special forces man a temporary checkpoint outside Sharm el-Sheikh Airport. (AFP/File)
15:15 GMT
In a statement, the ministry said that the explosion took place as security personnel passed by Al-Hasna- Sadr Hitan road, in the district of Al-Hasna police station.
A woman writes a note on a cross at a memorial for each of the 49 victims of the Pulse Nightclub, next to the Orlando Regional Medical Center, June 17, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. (AFP/Drew Angerer)
14:00 GMT
The show of support from church leaders, including denominations that reject homosexuality and same-sex marriage, raised hopes that the shooting could mark a turning point for acceptance of the gay community in religious circles.
Syrian refugees on the Turkish border. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
12:30 GMT
Turkish guards open fire on Syrian refugees at border, killing nine members of one family and leaving eight others injured.
The most recent spate of negotiations led by the US collapsed in April 2014. (AFP/File)
11:48 GMT
The EU's Foreign Affairs Council is set to adopt a resolution that will back the French initiative, calling for an international peace conference including Israeli and Palestinian participation before the end of the year.
Egyptian Coptic Christian religious leaders celebrate Christmas in the monastery of Saint Samaan in Cairo on January 6, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
A Coptic pastor was attacked after a rumor spread that another Coptic man intended to turn his house into a new church.
A file photo shows a drone used to carry out strikes in Afghanistan. (AFP/File)
10:35 GMT
The strike was carried out overnight about 155 miles north of Kabul.