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Explosions in Gaza in 2014. (AFP/File)
06:30 GMT
Two explosive devices were detonated simultaneously in Gaza overnight, targeting the headquarters of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees and a police station. No injuries reported.
Egyptian nationals are exiting Yemen due to the deterioration of the security situation in the country.. (AFP/FIle)
06:00 GMT
A total of 1460 Egyptians have exited Yemen since 25 March, according to a spokesman for the Egyptian foreign ministry.
Egyptian authorities have been cracking down on militants in the Sinai Peninsula. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The Egyptian army has said that it destroyed 69 entry points to underground tunnels in the Sinai Peninsula on the border with Gaza in the last two and a half weeks.

April 18, 2015

The teenagers were reportedly planning to carry out a terrorist attack on ANZAC Day. (AFP/File)
15:52 GMT
Australian police forces have arrested five teenagers for planning to purportedly launch an ISIL-inspired terrorist attack.
The army has reportedly managed to secure areas around the refinery. (AFP/File)
14:13 GMT
A high-ranking Iraqi military commander says the country’s ground forces have entered the embattled oil refinery of Baiji in the northern Iraqi province of Salahuddin.
Yemen has been in a state of turmoil since 2012. (AFP/File)
13:01 GMT
Saudi-led coalition planes struck a camp belonging to the Shiite Houthi group in Yemen's eastern Maarib province early Saturday, eyewitnesses have said.
The attack, which took place outside a busy bank Saturday morning in Afghanistan's Jalalabad, killed over 30 and left over 100 injured.  (AFP/File)
12:57 GMT
The attack, which took place outside a busy bank Saturday morning in Afghanistan's Jalalabad, killed over 30 and left over 100 injured.
Leader of pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party Selahattin Demirtas at a presidential campaign rally, July 2014.  (AFP/Ozan Kose)
11:47 GMT
Drive-by shooters fired rounds at the People's Democratic Party headquarter's in Turkish capital Ankara early Saturday morning, according to officials.
The group of migrants, prior to departure from Libya, suffered burn injuries from a gas cylinder explosion then were forced aboard a smuggler's boat without medical treatment.  (AFP/File)
10:29 GMT
The group of migrants, prior to departure from Libya, suffered burn injuries from a gas cylinder explosion then were forced aboard a smuggler's boat without medical treatment.
Al-Qaeda militants drove out government forces from a weapons depot in Mukalla Friday, one day after seizing a major airport.  (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Al-Qaeda militants drove out government forces from a weapons depot in Mukalla Friday, one day after seizing a major airport.
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif called for end to airstrikes and formation of a unity government. (AFP/File)
08:51 GMT
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif called for end to airstrikes and formation of a unity government.
Tunisians gather in a rally against extremism outside Tunis' Bardo Museum, after a Daesh-claimed attack on the site in March left 23 people dead.  (AFP/Fethi Belaid)
08:30 GMT
Tunisia, the origin of 2,000 to 3,000 foreign militants in extremist groups, has launched a campaign against militant hopefuls.
A UNHCR camp for displaced people in western Yemen, 2009.  (AFP/Khaled Fazaa)
07:40 GMT
UN seeks funds for emergency relief in Yemen's humanitarian crisis, officials in Jordan say.
Bombs exploded in several neighborhoods throughout the city. (Albawaba.com/File)
05:00 GMT
At least forty people were killed and nearly 60 others wounded on Fridaywhen separate bomb attacks struck public places and pro-government Sunni fighters in and around the capital, Baghdad.
Daesh reportedly killed three people in the car bombing on Friday. (Albawaba.com/File)
05:00 GMT
Daesh claimed responsibility for a car bomb that exploded near the U.S. Consulate in the northern Iraq city of Erbil, the capital of Iraq's Kurdish autonomous region.

April 17, 2015

Several news agencies have reported one or more deaths in the incident. (Photo courtesy of http://www.ifpinfo.com/)
17:54 GMT
A car bomb exploded near the U.S. Consulate in the northern Iraq city of Erbil in northern Iraq, the capital of Iraq's Kurdish autonomy zone.
Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, called the "mastermind of Islamic State in Iraq," was the King of Clubs on America's list of most-wanted Iraqis during the war. (AFP/File)
16:19 GMT
Former top aid to Saddam Hussein Izzat al-Douri was reportedly killed in Iraq while fighting for Daesh.
Daesh's attack on Ramadi is widely considered a counteroffensive in response to their loss in Tikrit earlier this month. (Albawaba.com/File)
14:29 GMT
More than 2,000 families have fled the Iraqi city of Ramadi after Daesh forces intensified their offensive on the Iraqi city.
The two towns are located near to Iraq's largest oil refinery. (AFP/File)
14:17 GMT
Iraqi government forces have managed to take full control of two towns close to the country's largest oil refinery in the northern province of Salahuddin from ISIL (Daesh) militants.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad speaks with UN envoy Staffan de Mistura. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Albawaba.com/File)
12:52 GMT
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad accused neighboring Turkey of torpedoing a UN plan for a ceasefire with rebels in the second city of Aleppo. He told the Swedish newspaper Expressen that Ankara had used its influence with rebel factions to persuade them to reject the proposals put forward by UN envoy Staffan de Mistura for a ceasefire in the former commercial hub.
This is the latest in a series of incidents where Turkish Airlines planes have been forced to turn back. (AFP/File)
12:14 GMT
A Turkish Airlines flight headed for Basel was forced to return back to Istanbul Friday following a bomb scare, AFP has reported.
Security Council members were shown footage of children dying following a reported chemical weapon attack in March. (AFP/File)
11:50 GMT
Syrian doctors have presented their accounts to the UN of alleged chlorine attacks in Idlib province in Syria.
Three civilians are reported to be among the 36 fatalities. (AFP/File)
09:58 GMT
At least 36 people have been killed because of airstrikes and fighting in conflict-ridden Yemen, according to AFP.
The Iraqi prime minister said that everything "must be done through the government of Iraq." (AFP/File)
07:29 GMT
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has welcomed help from Iran in the fight against Daesh (ISIS), but has warned the country to respect Baghdad's sovereignty.
The UN boss says he is trying to find a new representative to deploy to Yemen. (AFP/File)
07:08 GMT
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has called for an immediate stop to fighting in Yemen and is urging a political solution as the best way to stop to violence.
It is the second time this week that an Indonesian domestic worker has been executed. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia has beheaded an Indonesian female domestic worker, just two days after executing another woman from the Southeast Asian country.
Medical supplies arrived last week from the International Committee of the Red Cross, but this is the first shipment from the WHO. (AFP)
05:00 GMT
The World Health Organization has sent medical supplies to Yemen which arrived in the country on Thursday.

April 16, 2015

Saud al-Faisal said the country's judiciary would invest the case. (AFP)
17:57 GMT
Saudi Arabia has said two Saudi officers responsible for the sexual abuse of two teenage Iranian girls at Jeddah airport would receive the maximum penalty.
Al-Qaeda has had a growing presence in Yemen. (AFP/File)
17:02 GMT
Residents and military officials say that al-Qaeda has seized control of one of Yemen's main airports in the south of the country following brief fighting with troops, according to AP.
Fierce clashes continue on the outskirts of the city. (AFP/File)
16:03 GMT
Iraqi forces have seized control of the western city of Ramadi from Daesh militans.
Airstrikes in Yemen have focused on Houthi targets in the county. (AFP/File)
14:28 GMT
Heavy fighting has erupted in and around the central city of Taiz, located in central Yemen, Reuters has reported local residents as saying.
British police officers stand outside the Annoor Cultural and Community Centre in west London, on April 16, 2015, as an investigation into the murder of Syrian-born preacher Abdul Hadi Arwani is ongoing. (AFP/Justin Tallis)
14:20 GMT
Abdul Hadi Arwani, a Syrian-born imam and staunch critic of Assad, was murdered in London last week.
Daesh recently made advances in Anbar province, seizing three villages on the outskirts of Ramadi, the provincial capital. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
Iraqi officials said Daesh militants beheaded roughly 300 people in Anbar province, many of whom belonged to nomadic tribes,
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech during a ceremony marking the Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 15, 2015 at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem. (AFP/Gil Cohen-Magen)
13:30 GMT
At a ceremony commemorating the mass killing of Jews during World War II, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu compared Iran to Nazi Germany.
Last month's talks overran but a framework was eventually reached. (AFP/File)
12:55 GMT
A new round of nuclear talks between major world powers and Iran will take place next week, the European Union has announced.
Roadside bomb explosions in the Sinai are a near daily occurrence. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
One policeman was killed an another injured when their armored vehicle was hit by an explosive device in northern Sinai.
Syrians carry a body removed from under the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported airstrike by government forces on the central al-Fardous rebel held neighbourhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on April 14, 2015. (AFP/Karam Al-Masri)
12:00 GMT
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published a report claiming the Syrian crisis has killed over 220,000 people.
Ceremonies in schools, colleges and universities were held across Israel. (AFP/File)
11:34 GMT
On Israel's annual Holocaust Memorial Day, sirens and a moment of silence filled the streets as Tel Aviv remembers 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust.
Ali Abdullah Saleh served as Yemen's President from 1990 to 2012. (AFP/File)
11:10 GMT
Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh has allegedly requested safe passage out of the country for him and his family.
The raid follows another in Tripoli earlier this week after the army announced heightened efforts to track down terror cells across the country. (AFP/File)
10:11 GMT
In continued raids agaist suspected terror cells across the country, Lebanese soldiers arrested five individuals, including two they believe have links to extremist groups.
Boys do homework at a UNHCR's camp for Syrian refugees in south Lebanon. (AFP/ Mahmoud Zayyat)
09:07 GMT
Boys do homework at a UNHCR's camp for Syrian refugees in south Lebanon.
According to the UN, about 16 million people lack access to safe water sources in Yemen, while nearly five million are now facing an emergency situation. (AFP/File)
08:26 GMT
As ground fighting intensifies and Saudi-led airstrikes rain down on areas across Yemen, the UN warns withering food supplies are leaving some 10 million civilians in need.
Security coordination between Israel and the PA seems to be more in tandem than ever before, suggesting heightened back-channel negotiations between the two parties. (AFP/File)
08:15 GMT
This week Israel announced the allowance of Palestinian vehicles to leave the West Bank for the first time in 15 years, a move that follows the release of frozen tax revenues for the Palestinian Authority just days before the election. Could there be more back-channel coordination than meets the eye?
UN special envoy to Yemen, Jamal Benomar. (AFP/File)
07:17 GMT
The UN special envoy to Yemen, Jamal Benomar, resigned from his position amid political chaos and instability.
In resource-scarce Yemen, the Saudi campaign's blockade on airspace and sea ports and strained significantly the flow of foodstuffs and medical supplies from entering the country, further escalating international concern for the humanitarian crisis unfolding amid the fighting. (AFP/File)
07:12 GMT
In escalating tension between the rival nations, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made a fresh call for Saudi to 'halt immediately' its air campaign against Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen.
The former prime minister visited Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi last month to discuss regional issues. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Lebanon's former prime minister, Saad Hariri is set to visit Washington in the latest of a series of trips seeking talks with foreign officials about boosted support and protection for Lebanon amid regional turmoil.
Iran launches a Hawk surface-to-air missile. (AFP Photo/Amin Khoroshahi)
05:00 GMT
The US said Wednesday it was considering a $57 million sale of missiles to Egypt, the second biggest arms deal this week.

April 15, 2015

Iraq's Baiji oil refinery in December 1999. (AFP/Karim Sahib)
21:18 GMT
Daesh militants have broken into Iraq's Baiji oil refinery, seizing some of its facilities, officials said Wednesday.
A series of bomb attacks around the Baghdad area have killed 11 people and wounded several others Wednesday. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
20:06 GMT
A series of bomb attacks around the Baghdad area have killed 11 people and wounded several others Wednesday.
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi receives congratulations from Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz after becoming president. (AFP/File)
17:50 GMT
Egypt is set to take part in a major strategic maneuver with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries, a presidential statement said Tuesday.
A UN peacekeeper of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) is seen on the Independance square on April 8, 2015 in Timbuktu, northern Mali. (AFP/Serge Daniel)
17:26 GMT
The wounded are still being evacuated, a spokesman said Wednesday.
Syrian refugee children beg for money in Beirut on August 29, 2014. (AFP/Anwar Amro)
16:02 GMT
Projects focusing on the health and education of refugees will begin by setting up nurseries specialized for children one to five years old.
After a search and rescue operation, the Italian coast guard said Wednesday it has found no survivors from a migrant boat that capsized off Libya's coast. (AFP/File)
15:23 GMT
After a search and rescue operation, the Italian coast guard said Wednesday it has found no survivors from a migrant boat that capsized off Libya's coast.
Ongoing, recurring conflict across the Middle East is hindering children's access to education. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
15:00 GMT
Ongoing crises throughout the region, extreme violence, and poverty are preventing millions of children from education.
Iraqi mourners react during the funeral of a man who died in Tikrit in fighting alongside government forces against Daesh in the southern city of Basra. (AFP/Haidar Mohammed Ali)
14:30 GMT
Hundreds of families are being held in villages around Ramadi, after Iraqi forces and armed Shiite militia withdrew from the areas following fierce clashes with Daesh.
Earlier this week a car bomb exploded outside a police station in North Sinai's provincial capital of El-Arish. (AFP/File)
13:30 GMT
Two military students died, and six other civilians were injured in the attack on Wednesday afternoon.
Home to some 160,000 residents in 2011, Damascus's Yarmouk camp has been hit hard with over four years of conflict, the latest of which wedged besieged civilians between deadly regime air attacks and brutal street fighting as Daesh struggled to gain control. (AFP/File)
12:48 GMT
After two weeks of heavy clashes clutched the Palestinian refugee camp, located on the outskirts of Damascus, residents report Daesh militants and their main adversary have largely exited the area, while al-Qaeda affiliate Nusra remains.
US Secretary of State John Kerry, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier sit on a round table during a meeting of G7 foreign ministers on April 15, 2015 in Luebeck, northern Germany. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
US Secretary of State John Kerry met with representatives from the G7 countries to discuss the Iran nuclear deal, which should be finalized in the near future, as well as the crisis in Yemen.
US President Barack Obama (R) speaks during a bilateral meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in the Oval Office of the White House on April 14, 2015 in Washington, DC. (AFP/Mandel Ngan)
11:35 GMT
Following a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, US President Barak Obama pledged $200 million in humanitarian aid.
Daesh recently lost control of Tikrit following a major offensive by Iraqi forces and Shiite fighters. (AFP/File)
10:38 GMT
In ongoing clashes, Daesh has seized three villages in Iraq's Anbar province near Ramadi.
Opposition groups said Wednesday schools would shut in the midst of what they said was an intensified campaign by regime forces in Aleppo on educational and residential areas. (AFP/File)
10:11 GMT
Syrian opposition coalition officials said Wednesday the Syrian army was responsible for the dropping of a vacuum bomb in the northern city of Aleppo which left at least 13 people dead, including three children.
United Nations special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura speaks during a press conference in Geneva on October 10, 2014. (AFP/Fabrice Coffrini)
09:53 GMT
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on the UN Syria envoy to resume peace talks.
The ambassador's remarks come on the heels of harsh criticism of Saudi's military campaign from the Hezbollah group, who is allied with Yemen's Shiite Houthi rebels targeted in the airstrikes. (AFP/File)
09:14 GMT
As the Saudi-led coalition enters its third week of airstrikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen, Saudi's ambassador to Lebanon warned Hezbollah to stay out of international dialogue on the escalating crisis following harsh criticism from the Lebanon-based Shiite group.
A man sits outside a demolished building in the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital Damascus on April 6, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:11 GMT
Author Ramzy Baroud identifies those responsible for the plight of Palestinians living in Syria's Yarmouk refugee camp. Resident of Yarmouk are caught between the Syrian regime and Daesh, making every day a living hell.
A boy stands in front of damaged buildings following a reported airstrike by government forces on the central al-Fardous rebel held neighborhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on April 14, 2015. (AFP/Karam Al-Masri)
07:50 GMT
The Human Rights Watch claims to have evidence indicating that Assad's forces used toxic chemicals in several barrel bomb attacks on Idlib between March 16 and 31.
Iraqi Yazidis light candles and paraffin torches outside Lalish temple situated in a valley near Dohuk. (AFP/Safin Hamed)
07:42 GMT
Iraqi Yazidis light candles and paraffin torches outside Lalish temple situated in a valley near Dohuk.
Israeli forces have arrested some 850,000 Palestinians between 1967 and April 2015. (AFP/File)
07:22 GMT
Israeli forces raided the homes of dozens of Hamas members in Nablus in response to increased activity in the area.
If confirmed, the shocking number of missing in Sunday's shipwreck would represent the worst migrant boat disaster off the Italian coast since 2013, when 366 migrants perished in a wreck just off the Italian island Lampedusa. (AFP/File)
07:21 GMT
400 people are still missing after a migrant boat with 550 aboard capsized Sunday, while nine bodies have been recovered and 144 survivors counted.
While the security sources suggested a deal was close with the Nusra Front, the fate of another nine hostages held by Daesh militants remains shrouded in mystery. (AFP/File)
07:05 GMT
Security sources in Lebanon say a deal may soon be forged between al-Qaeda's Syria affiliate, Nusra Front, and the Lebanese government for release of some 16 Lebanese servicemen whose hostage crisis at the extremist group's hands is now in it's ninth month. Meanwhile, the fate of another nine hostages held by Daesh remains unknown.
Iranian's council for human rights has called on the UN to investigate the recent sexual abuse of two teenage boys. (AFP/File)
06:36 GMT
Iranian's council for human rights has called on the UN to investigate the alleged sexual abuse of two teenage boys.
Indian Border Security Force (BSF) personnel patrol the border with Bangladesh near the Fulbari Border post, some 20km from Siliguri. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Lapses in border security have allowed transnational crime to grow rampant, speakers at the Interpol World Congress said Tuesday.

April 14, 2015

About 400 migrants are feared to have drowned after a boat capzied off the coast of Libya, BBC reported Tuesday. (AFP/File)
19:41 GMT
About 400 migrants are feared to have drowned after a boat capzied off the coast of Libya, BBC reported Tuesday.
The UN Security Council on Tuesday adopted a resolution imposing an arms embargo against Houthi rebels. (AFP/File)
18:02 GMT
The UN Security Council on Tuesday adopted a resolution imposing an arms embargo against Houthi rebels.
A prominent leader for al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula was killed in a drone strike allegedly conducted by the US.
17:39 GMT
A prominent leader for al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula was killed in a drone strike allegedly conducted by the US.
Daesh has lost ground to Palestinian fighters in Syria's Yarmouk camp, Palestinian officials and a resident said Tuesday.
16:58 GMT
Daesh has lost ground to Palestinian fighters in Syria's Yarmouk camp, Palestinian officials and a resident said Tuesday.
A court in Egypt turned down a request for retrial Tuesday by a politician who received a seven-year prison sentence.
15:00 GMT
A court in Egypt turned down a request for retrial Tuesday by a politician who received a seven-year prison sentence.
Waheed A., the son of Rochdale Labour councillor Shakil Ahmed. (Photo: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
14:30 GMT
The son of a British Labour councilor was caught in Turkey on April 1 along with eight other British citizens, while allegedly trying to illegally enter Syria to join militant groups.
A doctor with the Royal Medical Services and his assistant nurse have discovered a genetic disease undocumented in international medical records. (Shutterstock)
14:00 GMT
A doctor with the Royal Medical Services and his assistant nurse have discovered a genetic disease undocumented in international medical records.
The doctors will be able to enter Jerusalem in private vehicles holding Palestinian license plates. (Wikimedia Commons/Justin McIntosh)
13:30 GMT
The vehicles are carrying approximately 100 Palestinian doctors to Jerusalem.
Some 200 kilometers north of Baghdad, the Baiji refinery has not been in use since last year, when fierce fighting halted operations. (AFP/File)
13:03 GMT
The extremist group made advances into the country's Baiji refinery, some 200 kilometers north of Baghdad, seizing crude oil tanks and killing the complex's commander in charge.
Somali security forces have regained control of a government ministry in the capital from al-Shabaab, a security official said Tuesday.
12:44 GMT
Somali security forces have regained control of a government ministry in the capital from al-Shabaab, a security official said Tuesday.
Russia signed an $800 million contract to sell Iran the missile system in 2007, but the operation was suspended three years later following heavy criticism from Israel and the US. (AFP/File)
12:14 GMT
After Russian President Vladimir Putin lifted a 5-year ban on the project Monday, the head of the Iranian security council said Tuesday his country expects the delivery of the S-300 missile system by the end of this year from Russia.
Some 330 Australian troops are headed to Iraq's Taji base to begin a 2-year training program for Iraqi soldiers. (AFP/File)
12:12 GMT
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Prime announced approximately 330 troops will join a New Zealand contingent in training Iraqi military at base north of Baghdad.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed to drive Iran's wilted women's rights record into reform, but progress has been slow. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Iran will appoint Foreign Minister Marzieh Afkham to a foreign ambassador posting, making her the country's second ever woman to take up the position, and the first since the Iranian Revolution in 1979.
A Yemeni soldier stands guard near a gas plant in Balhaf, on November 7, 2009. (AFP/Marwan Naamani)
10:59 GMT
Armed tribesman seized the Balhaf oil plant from an army unit on Tuesday.
Algerian Minister for Africa and Maghreb Affairs, Abdelkader Messahel, (L) speaks with United Nations Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, Bernardino Leon, as they take part in talks between Libya's rival factions, hosted in the Algerian capital, Algiers on April 13, 2015. (AFP/Farouk Batiche)
10:33 GMT
In a second round of peace talks, the UN strongly encouraged Libya's rival parties to form a national unity government.
Pakistani labourers fill bags with rice outside a storage centre near Lahore. (AFP/Arif Ali)
10:20 GMT
Pakistani labourers fill bags with rice outside a storage centre near Lahore .
Coalition fighter jets pounded areas across Yemen Tuesday as the Saudi-led military campaign in the country entered its 20th day. (AFP/File)
09:59 GMT
Now over two weeks old, the Saudi-led coalition targeted areas across Yemen Tuesday as ground fighting intensified in the war-torn country.
Iraqi troops inspect the scene of a car bomb explosion in Baghdad. (AFP/File)
09:56 GMT
Two separate bombings in the areas around Baghdad killed a total of eleven civilians and injuring 23 others on Tuesday morning.
#BringBackOurGirls campaign held rallies around the world. One year later, 219 are still missing. (Image: Facebook)
09:22 GMT
A year ago today, Boko Haram jihadists stormed a girls boarding school, abducting 275 girls. Some 50 escaped on the night of the attack, but most of them have not been seen since.
An Iranian flag flutters at an undisclosed location in Iran next to a liquid fuel surface-to-surface Qiam-1 missile with advanced guidance systems. (AFP/Getty Images/File)
09:17 GMT
While Israel branded Iran as a “messianic and apocalyptic regime," Zakaria argues that it is in fact a rational, but perhaps not reasonable, state.
Iraqi forces will next take on Daesh in Anbar. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
The US Department of Defense announced Daesh lost up to 25 percent of the territory it had previously claimed in Iraq.
In response to the statement, Lebanese businessmen working in Gulf nations say they're planning to form a delegation to visit GCC countries to express solidarity with Saudi's military action in Yemen. (AFP/File)
08:37 GMT
After the militant group's statement agaist Saudi Arabia, Lebanese expats living in Gulf nations say they feel threatened.
Protesters gather outside Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
The US particularly criticized Egypt's frequent use of mass trials and sentencing, following the recent conviction 37 defendants to life terms, including Egyptian-American activist Mohamed Soltan.
A man walks in a street inside the Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital Damascus on April 6, 2015. Around 2,000 people have been evacuated from the camp after the Islamic State group seized large parts of it. (AFP/File)
07:44 GMT
According to the PLO, Daesh has resorted to using heavy machinery and artillery inside Yarmouk refugee camp, located in the outskirts of Damascus.
Yemeni supporters of the southern seperatist movement drive a tank in the city of Aden on April 13, 2015. Humanitarian groups have struggled to deliver aid and said the situation in Aden was deteriorating rapidly. (AFP/Saleh Al-Obeidi)
07:35 GMT
The United Nations Security Council will vote on a draft resolution which proposes imposing an arms arms embargo on Yemen’s Houthi leaders and urge the movement to withdraw from the territories under its control.
Interrogations conducted after the arrest reflect the militant's frequent visits to Egypt, Turkey and Algeria. (AFP/File)
07:25 GMT
A Daesh militant likely behind several recruits for the group was arrested in east Lebanon.
All nine Lebanese truck drivers kidnapped by al-Nusra Front on the border between Syria and Jordan returned home Monday. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
All nine Lebanese truck drivers kidnapped by al-Nusra Front on the border between Syria and Jordan returned home Monday.
Israeli settlers in occupied territories are exploiting Palestinian children for cheap labor and depriving them of the opportunity to attend school, the Human Rights Watch said Monday. (Screenshot: Twitter)
05:00 GMT
Israeli settlers in occupied territories are exploiting Palestinian children for cheap labor and depriving them of the opportunity to attend school, the Human Rights Watch said Monday.

April 13, 2015

Nicholas Slatten, center, was sentenced to life for his role in the 2007 slaughter in Baghdad. (AFP/File)
22:30 GMT
Former Blackwater security guard Nicholas Slatten was sentenced to life in prison. The other three guards will serve 30 years.