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Egyptian police killed two men suspected of involvement in violence, state news agency MENA said late Monday. (AFP/File)
09:47 GMT
Egyptian police killed two men suspected of involvement in violence, state news agency MENA said late Monday.
Relatives of Palestinian teen Mohammad Abu Latifa mourn during his funeral in Qalandia refugee camp beside Ramallah, July 27, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:26 GMT
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas condemned Israel Monday for killing an unarmed 18-year-old Palestinian teen.
The increase brings yearly aid from Saudi to the PA to $60 million. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
Saudi's government announced increasing financial aid to the Palestinian Authority budget to $20 million.
Bahraini police stand near the site of a bomb blast in a village south of Manama, on Dec. 9, 2014. (AFP/Mohammed al-Shaikh)
08:49 GMT
A bomb in the Shiite village of Sitra killed two Bahraini police officers and injured six, the interior ministry said Tuesday.
Turkish authorities said they believed the PKK was behind the attack. (AFP/File)
08:01 GMT
An explosion hit a natural gas pipeline in Turkey's eastern province of Agri, some 15 kilometres away from Iran.
PKK fighters stand at a checkpoint during a military operation against Daesh in the Iraqi town of Makhmur, August 21, 2014. (AFP/File)
07:43 GMT
The Kurdish population has been constantly overlooked throughout history. When Turkey announced targeting the PKK as well as Daesh this week with new airstrikes, it's not anything new.
Hundreds of Israeli police Tuesday morning stormed illegally constructed buildings in the West Bank settlement of Beit El. (AFP/File)
07:21 GMT
Hundreds of Israeli police special forces early Tuesday morning stormed illegally constructed buildings in a West Bank settlement.
Ban Ki-moon said he was concerned a deadly conflict would occur between Turkey and the PKK. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
UK chief Ban Ki-moon said he was "concerned" amid heightened tensions between Turkey and the PKK.
A Kurdish man leans on his motorbike while smoke rises from the Syrian border town of Kobani in the background. (AFP/File)
06:18 GMT
American and Turkish authorities said they were working on establishing a safe zone between Turkey and Syria in order to secure stability in the area.
Daesh militants seized the city from the Syrian army in May. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Syrian troops and volunteer forces have liberated some key positions around the central Syrian city of Palmyra, killing scores of Daesh militants in the area.
Beirut officials have been attempting to secure temporary landfills across Lebanon to dispose of the capital's trash. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Industry Minister Hussein Hajj Hasan said he will propose a permanent solution to Lebanon’s waste management crisis at a meeting Monday night with the premier and other ministers.

July 27, 2015

Security forces transport with a blanket the remains of some of the eleven victims of a double blast in the northern Cameroonian city of Maroua on July 22, 2015. (AFP/File)
19:29 GMT
Boko Haram fighters from Nigeria beheaded three villagers during a weekend raid in Cameroon.
Yemeni vendors search for salvageable items after a Saudi-led airstrike in Sanaa on July 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT
Saudi-led coalition warplanes Monday accidentally targeted pro-government positions in southern Yemen, killing 12 people on the first day of a humanitarian truce.
GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is under fire for comparing the Iran nuclear agreement with the Holocaust. (AFP/File)
15:35 GMT
US President Barack Obama on Monday condemned rhetoric about the Iran deal from leading members of the Republican party, including GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee, who has drawn criticism for comparing the accord to the Holocaust.
Security forces have rounded up 30 members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, bringing the total number of group members to 119. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
Security forces have rounded up 30 members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, bringing the total number of group members to 119.
Success in Zabadani would be a capstone to territorial gains made by Hezbollah in the Qalamoun region. (Twitter)
14:11 GMT
Hezbollah and the Syrian army tightened the screws on militants holed up in the center of the embattled border town of Zabadani over the weekend.
Kurdish forces position themselves inside a classroom on July 16, 2015. (AFP/File)
13:08 GMT
Syrian government troops and Kurdish forces advanced Sunday against Daesh fighters in the northeastern city of Hasakah.
Twenty Palestinians were killed when a UN school was shelled during last year's war in Gaza. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
Two IDF officers are under investigation for their roles in shelling a UN school in Gaza where some 20 Palestinians were killed during the war last year.
YPG fighters are currently fighting Daesh militants in Syria. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Fighters from the Kurdish People's Protection Unit (YPG) accused Turkish forces of targeting their positions instead of Daesh in Syria.
Supporters of the Houthi movement rally in the capital, Sanaa, and perform the traditional Baraa dance on July 24, 2015. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
11:53 GMT
Residents and Saudi media said Yemen's Houthi rebels have continued clashes in the north and south despite the ceasefire agreement.
Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani urged both the Turkish government and the PKK to find a peaceful solution. (AFP/File)
11:11 GMT
Masoud Barzani called for peace between the Turkish government and the PKK, urging both sides to go back to the negotiating table.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the YPG took over Daesh-held Sarrin, a strategic town near Kobani. (YouTube)
10:55 GMT
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the YPG took over Daesh-held Sarrin, a strategic town near Kobani.
Two groups attending the wedding broke into a gun battle, according to AP. (AFP/File)
10:39 GMT
A gunfight during a wedding ceremony in Afghanistan's Baghlan province left 21 people dead and ten others wounded.
Prosecutors ordered the detention of the 20-year-old captain on Monday after the man turned himself in. (AFP/File)
10:37 GMT
Prosecutors ordered the detention of the 20-year-old captain on Monday after the man turned himself in.
 A Jordanian soldier stands guard in his tank at the Jordan-Syrian border near Mafraq. (AFP/File)
09:59 GMT
Jordanian Border Guards arrested three infiltrators who were attempting to cross into Syrian territories from the kingdom.
Eleven of the suspects arrested in Ankara were foreigners, a local police source said. (AFP/File)
09:26 GMT
Turkish police Monday arrested 15 people believed to be affiliated with Daesh in the country's capital, Ankara.
Israeli police guard a group of right-wing settlers leaving the Al-Aqsa compound, July 26, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
Jordanian authorities condemned Israeli forces for raiding the Al-Asqa Mosque after Jewish right-wing settlers were allowed to enter the compound.
Women in the Middle East face a long list of gender stereotypes. (AFP/File)
08:02 GMT
Women face a long list of gender stereotypes.
A Turkish soldier watches smoke rise from the border Syrian town of Kobani, June 27, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
NATO ambassadors are due to meet Tuesday in Turkey to discuss Ankara's military operation against Daesh and PKK targets.
The 18-year-old teen was shot and killed while struggling to escape from Israeli soldiers. (AFP/File)
07:26 GMT
Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian teen after raiding the Qalandia refugee camp Monday near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.
A Kurdish man close to the Turkish-Syrian border sees smoke rise from the Syrian town of Kobani in October 2014. (AFP/Arris Messinis)
07:13 GMT
The US released a statement over the weekend condemning the Kurdish group and supporting its NATO ally.
PKK targets were hit in the northern Iraqi area of Hakuk on Sunday. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Turkish fighter jets hit Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) positions Sunday in northern Iraq, security sources confirmed.
Workers unload bags of food from a UN's World Food Programme ship docked in Yemen's port city of Aden on July 21, 2015 after four months of fierce fighting between rebels and loyalist fighters. (AFP/File)
06:43 GMT
Another five-day humanitarian truce went into effect early on Monday.
A Palestinian woman is arrested after Israeli forces allowed right-wing settlers to storm the Al-Aqsa compound, limiting access for Muslim worshipers, July 26, 2015. (AFP/File)
06:24 GMT
Israeli soldiers injured 19 Palestinian mosque guards during clashes in the Al-Aqsa Mosque after right-wing settlers stormed the compound.
The talks comes as reports circulate of Abbas' planned resignation in two months' time. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Interior Minister Silvan Shalom held talks with senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat in Amman in recent days.
Iraqi counter-terrorism forces participate in a training exercise in Baghdad . (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Iran offered Iraq an 'open check' to help them battle Daesh, the Iraqi Ambassador has been reported as saying.

July 26, 2015

Left-wing militants try to protect themselves as Turkish anti-riot police fires water cannon to disperse a demonstration in Istanbul's Gazi district, on July 26, 2015. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
19:12 GMT
Protesters in Turkey have held fresh rallies in the two major cities of Istanbul and Ankara, venting their anger at the government for its bombing campaign against Daesh positions in Syria and those of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Iraq.
Palestinian refugee schoolchildren ride on playground equipment in Gaza. (AFP/File)
18:46 GMT
Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Jordan on Sunday staged protests against the decision of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) to cut its services to the Palestinian population.
An eyewitness said the shell struck the house after clashes between security forces and militants. (AFP/File)
17:49 GMT
A woman was killed and two children were injured when their house in North Sinai was hit by a shell from an unknown source on Sunday.
Yemeni supporters of the Shiite Houthi movement ride in the back of a truck during a rally in the capital Sanaa on July 24, 2015. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
16:13 GMT
Forces loyal to exiled president Abed Rabbou Mansour Hadi advanced on retreating rebels in the northern outskirts of Aden Sunday ahead of a humanitarian truce declared by the Saudi-led coalition.
“Every inch of Syria is precious,” Assad told local dignitaries in Damascus, at the same time acknowledging losses within the country. (AFP/File)
15:06 GMT
In his first public address in a year, embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday reiterated his commitment to winning the country’s bloody civil war.
A cargo ship collided with a party boat in the Nile on Wednesday, killing 36 people. (AFP/File)
14:53 GMT
A cargo ship collided with a party boat in the Nile on Wednesday, killing 36 people.
Aleppo has been the scene of heavy clashes between government and opposition forces. (AFP/FIle)
13:57 GMT
A rocket fired from opposition positions in Syria targeted a government-held area in Aleppo killed five children, including four brothers.
The curfew was applied in October 2014 and has been renewed several times. (AFP/File)
11:28 GMT
The curfew was applied in October 2014 and has been renewed several times.
A large group of Yemeni men look through rubble following a Saudi coalition airstrike in the capital, Sanaa, July 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:26 GMT
Saudi warplanes carried out airstrikes against Houthi targets in Sanaa, killing at least 120 people despite declaring a five-day ceasefire.
Pakistani security officials stand guard outside the US diplomatic mission in Karachi, Pakistan on May 3, 2011. (AFP/File)
11:11 GMT
An employee of the US Embassy was shot dead in his home Sunday morning.
A Yemeni supporter of the separatist Southern movement stands on a tank firing during clashes with Houthis in Aden. (AFP/File)
10:34 GMT
Yemeni forces allied with Saudi Arabia claimed it captured the senior commander on its Twitter account Saturday.
David Cameron warned against the growing militant threat in Libya. (AFP/File)
10:23 GMT
British Prime Minister David Cameron warned of the growing Daesh threat in Libya and said the UK could consider military intervention in the country.
A picture taken with an underwater camera shows Egypt's divers Maha Abdelsalam Gouda and Mohab Elkordy competing in the 10m platform synchronised mixed final diving event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan. (AFP/Francois Xavier Marit)
10:17 GMT
A picture taken with an underwater camera shows Egypt's divers Maha Abdelsalam Gouda and Mohab Elkordy competing in the 10m platform synchronised mixed final diving event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan. (AFP/Francois Xavier Marit)
A total of 371 suspects have been detained across Turkey in a nationwide crackdown against the PKK. (AFP/Adem Altan)
10:16 GMT
A total of 371 suspects have been detained across Turkey in a nationwide crackdown against the PKK.
If convicted, Adam Brookman could face up to ten years in jail for allegedly joining Daesh. (AFP/File)
10:05 GMT
An Australian citizen was charged with terrorism offenses for reportedly joining Daesh while volunteering as a nurse in Syria.
Egypt's government declared a state of emergency in the North Sinai last year following a militant attack, which killed 31 soldiers. (AFP/File)
09:47 GMT
A roadside bomb in Egypt's volatile North Sinai injured 18 soldiers Sunday, security officials said.
Orthodox Jewish women and men pray during the annual Tisha B'Av (Ninth of Av) fasting and a memorial day, commemorating the destruction of ancient Jerusalem temples some 2,000 years ago, at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on July 26, 2015. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
09:24 GMT
Israeli police on Sunday entered al-Aqsa Mosque to detain Palestinian suspects after a riot.
One Caliph to bind them all? The comparison between The Lord of the Rings and Daesh is uncanny. (AFP/File)
09:10 GMT
It might seem far off, but a perfect analogy of Daesh could be the famous Lord of the Rings series and what's more, these books could hold the answer in how to stop the militant group.
The 26-year-old Brit appeared in many Daesh propaganda videos last year. (AFP/File)
08:47 GMT
Self-styled executioner Mohammed Emwazi also known as "Jihadi John" reportedly fled Daesh territory in Syria, according to a British tabloid newspaper.
At least 13 people were killed and dozens others injured after two militants targeted a crowded pool in the Iraqi town of Tuz Khurmatu. (AFP/File)
07:42 GMT
Thirteen people were killed after two militants detonated explosives at a crowded swimming pool in Iraq's Salahuddin province.
Turkish police officers in Ankara clash with demonstrators during a protest condemning a suicide bombing that killed 32 activists on July 20 in the Turkish border town of Suruc, on July 25, 2015. (AFP/Adem Altan)
07:16 GMT
Two Turkish soldiers were killed and four injured after a car bomb targeted their convoy in a Kurdish area.
The children are believed to have been transferred to camps for "ideological" training, according to a Kurdish official. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Daesh militants abducted some 180 children in the group's stronghold of Mosul in Iraq, a Kurdish official said.
Far-right protesters from German party NPD shout racist slogans at refugees arriving in buses to Dresden, July 24, 2015. (AFP/File)
06:24 GMT
Neo-Nazis in the German city of Dresden staged a violent protest against hundreds of asylum seekers arriving to a tent area in buses.
Turkey's letter noted that 258 Turkish nationals have died in attacks coming from Syria since the conflict started in 2011. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Al Bawaba/File)
04:49 GMT
Turkey told the United Nations on Friday that it had started conducting air strikes on Daesh militant group in exercise of its rights of self-defense as defined by the Article 51 of the U.N. Charter, which allows countries to engage in self-defense against an armed attack.

July 25, 2015

Thirty-eight people were killed in an attack by Daesh-affiliated militants on Tunisian beach last month. (Al Bawaba/File)
16:19 GMT
Tunisia’s parliament has approved a new anti-terrorism law in a bid to counter a growing wave of terrorism in the African country, which saw two fatal terror attacks claimed by Daesh earlier this year.
A Saudi-led coalition began an air campaign against the Houthis in Yemen in March. (Al Bawaba/File)
15:08 GMT
A Saturday statement said that the humanitarian ceasefire will take effect from Sunday evening at 11:59 pm Yemen’s local time and will last for five days.
Women and children were among the 45 killed in the attacks. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Al Bawaba/File)
14:36 GMT
At least 45 civilians, including a number of women and children, were killed on Friday when the Syrian regime attacked opposition-held positions across the war-torn country, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights.
Talal al-Urduni was known to have had tense relations with Islamists in the camp, especially with Fatah al-Islam. (AFP/File)
13:07 GMT
A Fatah official in the southern Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh in Lebanon was assassinated Saturday by unidentified gunmen.
A protestor in Istanbul readies a Molotov cocktail during clashes at a demonstration against Kurdish militants on July 25, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:58 GMT
Turkish authorities on Saturday banned a Kurdish-organized “peace march” against Daesh scheduled to take place in Istanbul this weekend, citing security risks and traffic congestion as the reasons.
Relatives and onlookers gather on the bank of the Nile on July 23, 2015, north of the Egyptian capital Cairo, as the wreckage of a boat is pulled out of the water. (AFP/File)
10:57 GMT
The driver of the Nile boat is the only one to blame for the collision that caused the death of 33 people, an Egyptian official said on Friday.
An estimated 7,000 Palestinian refugees remain in Yarmouk refugee camp, out of direct reach of UN humanitarian aid organizations. (AFP/File)
09:34 GMT
The United Nations removed the Palestinian Yarmouk refugee camp from a list of besieged areas in Syria despite not having direct access to the camp for five months.
Kerry made the remarks to an NBC reporter on Friday. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu against attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities following the conclusion of nuclear negotiations.
Turkish F-16 fighter jets hit three Daesh targets in Syria on Friday morning. (Twitter)
07:29 GMT
Turkish fighter jets have conducted airstrikes on terrorist groups Daesh in Syria and the PKK in Iraq.
The opposition groups criticized the Assad regime's "horrific targeting of unarmed civilians" (Al Bawaba/File)
06:00 GMT
Two main Syrian opposition groups have agreed on a political roadmap to end the ongoing civil war in Syria.
US Air Force tankers at the Incirlik Air Base strategically located near Syria. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
An agreement reached between Turkey and the United States on what they call cooperation against Daesh includes establishing a no-fly zone over the Arab country, a Turkish newspaper says.

July 24, 2015

Three Turkish F-16 fighter jets struck Daesh targets in Syria. (Al Bawaba/File)
18:35 GMT
Turkish authorities have announced that nine Islamic State fighters were killed in the early morning raids.
The Croatian citizen was kidnapped while commuting to work in Egypt on Wednesday. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
15:25 GMT
The Croatian foreign ministry announced Friday that a 31-year-old Croatian citizen was kidnapped by a group of armed men on Wednesday in Egypt, Reuters reported.
Iraqi soldiers stand guard in the Anbar Province. (Al Bawaba/File)
13:47 GMT
The Iraqi army, backed by volunteer forces, has managed to liberate the village of Jarah from ISIL (also known as Daesh) in the western province of Anbar, as it continues its battle against the ISIL militants.
Libyan government forces have been battling militants in Benghazi for one year. (AFP/File)
12:15 GMT
Two Libyan soldiers were killed and ten others injured Thursday during clashes with Islamists in the country's second largest city of Benghazi.
A woman faces riot police during a protest against the Suruc suicide bombing where 32 people were killed, July 23, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:36 GMT
A woman was killed by Turkish security forces during a series of raids against suspected members of Daesh and the PKK.
Australian national Adam Brookman said he was forced to join Daesh after he was injured in an airstrike. (AFP/File)
10:55 GMT
A nurse who said he was forced to join and aid Daesh in Syria is expected to be arrested upon his return to Australia Friday.
Turkish F-16s struck three Daesh targets in Syria Friday. (AFP/File)
10:43 GMT
Turkish fighter jets struck Daesh targets in Syria Friday along with allowing the US to use an airbase near the Syrian border.
Many Palestinian children detained by Israel endure prolonged periods of solitary confinement and are denied legal counsel. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
An eight-year-old boy was arrested by Israeli troops in an East Jerusalem neighborhood for allegedly throwing stones.
Support for a two-state solution has dropped among Israelis and Palestinians, according to a recent poll. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
UN representative Nickolay Mladenov said support for the two-state solution between Israel and Palestine was "fading away", during a briefing with the UN Security Council.
The Syrian army in Zabadani. (Al Bawaba/File)
06:00 GMT
Syrian troops and fighters of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah have made new gains in their battle to retake the strategic border town of Zabadani as more militants choose to surrender.
United Nations special envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura will present his peace initiatives to the UN Security Council on July 28. (Al Bawaba/File)
05:00 GMT
The United Nations special envoy to Syria has met with the Syrian foreign minister as part of diplomatic efforts to find a political solution to the four-year conflict gripping the Arab country.

July 23, 2015

Daesh militants captured Ramadi from US-backed Iraqi troops two months ago. (AFP/File)
17:44 GMT
For the first time in the conflict, Iraq has deployed 3,000 troops trained by US-coalition forces in a campaign to seize the city of Ramadi form Daesh.
Turkish Dogan news agency said the gunfire came from an area controlled by the Daesh group in neighboring Syria. (AFP/File)
15:55 GMT
One Turkish soldier has been killed and at least one more wounded in the Kilis border region by gunfire which came from the Syrian side of the border.
Egyptian troops patrol a street in the divided border town of Rafah on November 14, 2014. (AFP/FIle)
15:27 GMT
A military officer and three soldiers were killed Thursday morning in an explosion which targeted a military vehicle.
The Syrian Network for Human Rights reported 33 civilian deaths at the hands of regime forces across Syria on Wednesday. (AFP/File)
14:34 GMT
At least 33 civilians, including eight children and two women, were killed on Wednesday, after Syrian regime forces shelled a number of towns and villages under the control of the opposition.
A Turkish police officer was shot dead and a second wounded Thursday, security sources said. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
14:26 GMT
A Turkish police officer was shot dead and a second wounded Thursday, security sources said.
Fighters loyal to exiled Yemeni President Hadi said Thursday they had full control of Aden, despite Houthi claims to the contrary.
14:00 GMT
Despite Houthi claims earlier in the day to the contrary, forces loyal to exiled president Hadi said they have full claim over Aden.
Displaced Yazidis from Iraq cross the Iraqi-Syrian border in summer 2014, when Daesh seized swathes of territory across the country.  (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
13:00 GMT
"We are very worried by reports that communities and families are being forced to look to [Daesh] for life-saving assistance," warned the UN's mission to Iraq.
Workers unload bags of food from a UN's World Food Programme ship docked in Yemen's devastated port city of Aden as it brings in desperately needed relief supplies after four months of fierce fighting between rebels and loyalist fighters. (AFP/STR)
12:43 GMT
Workers unload bags of food from a UN's World Food Programme ship docked in Yemen's devastated port city of Aden as it brings in desperately needed relief supplies after four months of fierce fighting between rebels and loyalist fighters. (AFP/STR)
Turkish police guard the town of Ceylanpinar, where Kurdish PKK fighters shot and killed two police officers to avenge a suspected Daesh suicide bombing that killed 32 Kurdish youth.
12:30 GMT
Turkish police arrested three people Thursday over a shooting attack claimed by the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) that left two officers dead.
Locals stand amidst the rubble following an alleged barrel bomb attack in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, May 20, 2015.  The Syrian regime's use of barrel bombs, imprecise explosives often filled with shrapnel, has faced sharp criticism for taking civilian lives.  (AFP/Karam al-Masri)
12:00 GMT
The UN's Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura denounced Syria's use of imprecise, shrapnel-filled barrel bombs in the strategic Lebanese border town Zabadani, saying the bomb attacks took civilian lives.
Following last week's landmark nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, the EU's top diplomat Federica Mogherini plans to visit regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia.  (AFP/John Thys)
11:30 GMT
Following last week's landmark nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, the EU's Federica Mogherini plans to visit regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Relatives and onlookers gather on the bank of the Nile on July 23, 2015, north of the Egyptian capital Cairo, as the wreckage of a boat is pulled out of the water. (AFP/File)
10:47 GMT
A security source said the death toll from a boat collision on the Nile rose to 21.
Guards transport a prisoner in the highly controversial Guantanamo Bay prison.  (AFP/John Moore)
10:31 GMT
A White House spokesperson said Wednesday the US is in the "final stages" of planning to close the controversial military site at Guantanamo Bay, which houses 116 prisoners.
US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter landed in the Iraqi capital Thursday for talks with government and military officials on the fight against Daesh.  (AFP/File)
10:02 GMT
US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter landed in the Iraqi capital Thursday for talks with government and military officials on the fight against Daesh.
Forces loyal to exiled Yemeni president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi seized Aden's airport last week, allowing a handful of government ministers to return to the southern port city.  (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi).
09:13 GMT
A leading member of the Houthi's movement on Thursday claimed parts of Yemen's port city Aden remained in the hands of Houthi fighters.
Somali troops have seized the southern city of Bardera from the militant group after four days of fighting. (AFP/File)
09:01 GMT
Somali troops have seized the southern city of Bardera from the militant group after four days of fighting.
US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter met with Saudi King Salman Wednesday in Jeddah to discuss regional ties following last week's Iran nuclear deal.  (AFP/Carolyn Kaster)
09:00 GMT
US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Saudi King Salman met Wednesday, reaffirming regional ties following last week's historical nuclear deal with Iran.
Tensions with the ethnic minority continue to rise. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
08:50 GMT
Tensions with the ethnic minority continue to rise as the war with Daesh rages on.