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An Indian policeman prepares to fire a pellet gun towards Kashmiri protestors during clashes in Srinagar on July 29, 2016. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
Two Indian soldiers and two suspected pro-independence militants have been killed in a gun battle in Indian-administered Kashmir near the territory’s disputed border with Pakistan.
An image grab taken from a video broadcast Thursday by Dubai-based Orient News satellite television shows the head of Nusra Front in Syria, Abu Mohamad al-Jolani, giving a speech from an undisclosed location, in the first-ever video showing his face to be released. Jolani said his group was breaking ties with al-Qaida and changing its Arabic name to Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (Conquest of Syria). (Courtesy photo)
11:42 GMT
The announcement coming from leader Mohamad al-Golani, in the first known video statement to show his face.
A group of activists, including prominent American journalist Marc Lamont Hill, from the movement released a video in January 2015, which was filmed in Nazareth in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle against Israeli "apartheid." (Photo: Black Lives Matter Facebook page)
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Bilin has long been one of the most active villages in peaceful organized opposition against Israeli policies, as residents have protested every Friday for 11 consecutive years, and are often met with tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets, and stun grenades from Israeli forces.
Gunmen march through Sidon's Ain al-Helweh camp. (AFP/Mahmoud Zayat)
09:21 GMT
By long-standing convention, the army does not enter the twelve Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, leaving the Palestinian factions themselves to handle security.
Picture released by the Italian Navy (Marina Militare) shows a rescue operation of refugees. (Courtesy photo/Marina Militare)
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Three Marina Militare vessels have so far intercepted six dinghies, and search and rescue operations are still ongoing, the statement said.
Yemenis woke up Thursday with a sense of foreboding over a peace deal between the government and Houthi rebels. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
The United Nations says the deal threatens peace talks and Yemen's government has reportedly reacted by declaring the peace process over.
UN says it wants control of Aleppo humanitarian corridors. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The Syrian government said Thursday it had opened three humanitarian corridors in Aleppo to help civilians leave the rebel-held neighbourhoods in the city's east.

July 29, 2016

Turkish parliament votes to close 'Gulen schools'. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT
Responding to Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Çavusoglu, the Kyrgyz government said it had carefully studied the Turkish request, and that Kyrgyzstan is an independent country which can take its own sovereign decisions.
Israel PM welcomes Sisi call for peace to be expanded to other Arab states. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
Egypt was the first of a handful of Arab countries to recognise Israel, in 1979, but the downfall of Hosni Mubarak in 2011 brought to power the government of Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood, straining relations with Israel.
Members of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) at an outpost near Manbij in the north of Syria. (AFP/File)
12:14 GMT
Daesh extremists have executed at least 24 civilians after seizing a village in northern Syria from a US-backed alliance, a monitor says.
Palestinian prisoners walk 06 November 2005 at the yard of Megiddo prison. (AFP/File)
11:17 GMT
According to Qaraqe, the Palestinian prisoners said they were dependent on the Ma'an TV channel for their main source of news on Palestine and deeply resented the IPS officials' decision.
People walk amid the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported air strike on the rebel-held area of Aleppo. (AFP/File)
09:33 GMT
An estimated 250,000 to 300,000 civilians are thought to remain in Aleppo's opposition-held sector where government forces have imposed a tight siege after blocking all supply routes.
Utilizing Twitter to attack with short comments, as is his wont, Trump opened by criticizing Clinton for not mentioning the term "Radical Islam" in her speech. (AFP/File)
09:04 GMT
Clinton spoke Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention, and attacked what she portrayed as Trump's divisiveness, saying that the Republican nominee "wants us to fear each other."
Turkish solders stay at Taksim square as people protest against the military coup in Istanbul. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
On the agenda at the Supreme Military Council meeting: the failed military coup, the latest dismissals and the promotion of officers to fill the gaps in the top ranks.

July 28, 2016

German Chancellor Angela Merkel waves upon her arrival at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. (AFP/File)
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Merkel said that only by "sticking to its principles" could Germany overcome the major test it is facing after four violent attacks since July 18, three of which were committed by registered asylum seekers.
The dismissals were the latest in a series of purges related to the July 15 coup attempt in Turkey. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said 88 employees of the ministry were sacked on suspicion of having links to Fethullah Gulen.
Deir Ezzor, Syria. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
Daesh executed four men accused of smuggling civilians out of the militant-controlled Deir Ezzor.
The Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan broke ties with the parent organization in Egypt last year. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
A breakaway group from the Muslim Brotherhood has announced it will run in the upcoming elections and that coalitions have been formed.
A Syrian mother and her children walk through their refugee camp in Arsal, Lebanon. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
With almost a third of the country's population being refugees, Lebanon appeals for more international, long-term financial support.
Government permission was necessary for Anwar Eshki and other Saudis to make the visit to Israel on July 22, 2016. (Twitter)
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Government permission was necessary for Anwar Eshki and other Saudis to make the visit.
A Syrian man reacts as rescuers look for victims under the rubble of a collapsed building following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighborhood of Sakhur in Aleppo on July 19, 2016. (AFP/Thaer Mohammed)
11:30 GMT
Over 160 civilians were killed in a coalition airstrike near Manbij in northern Syria.
German special forces search a building in Hildesheim. (AFP/Chris Gossmann)
11:00 GMT
German police searched a mosque and attendants' homes after reports of radical Salafist preaching.
The recent attempted coup in Turkey has sent shockwaves through the country, with 15,000 people detained and tens of thousands more left jobless (AFP Photo/Ozan Kose)
10:30 GMT
The majority of the 8,113 in custody facing trial are military personnel.
A Palestinian woman sits next to the remains of her home after it was demolished by Israeli bulldozers in the West Bank town of Hebron. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
168 homes were destroyed during the first half of 2016, leaving 740 Palestinians homeless.
Angela Merkel has repeatedly insisted that German borders remain open to refugees. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT
Merkel was forced to cut short her summer vacation, and is also holding her annual press event earlier than scheduled.
A Turkish national flag is seen on Eyup sultan mosque on July 26, 2016 in Eyup district in Istanbul, following the failed military coup attempt of July 15. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
09:00 GMT
Meanwhile, the Turkish Prime Minister has warned that the government crackdown is not over yet, and there could be more arrests.
French President Francois Hollande said France should “use all its means” within the law to fight Daesh. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
“In the face of this threat that has never been greater in France and Europe,” Hollande said on Tuesday.
The missiles did not wound anyone in Saudi Arabia. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
Houthi rockets damaged a Quran school and nearby buildings in Jazan, Saudi Arabia.
The mother (2nd L) of 16-year-old Iraqi Nabil Abdul Karim, who died in a massive bombing in Baghdad's Karada neighborhood as he went to celebrate his birthday, reacts as she visits the aftermath of the attack on July 4, 2016. (AFP/Sabah Arar)
08:00 GMT
The fraudulent bomb detectors, acquired for thousands of dollars, are still in use as 'scarecrows' in hopes of deterring potential bombers around the Middle East.
Bedouin women from al-Turi family sit next to their destroyed homes in their village. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
The demolition followed several weeks of Israeli bulldozers entering the community to level lands, which escalated to Israeli police conducting raids on the community and detaining several Bedouins after locals attempted to stop the bulldozers.
Daesh claimed responsibility for suicide bomb outside German music festival in Bavaria. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
The Daesh extremist group has claimed responsibility for the attack, which saw a 27-year-old mentally disturbed Syrian asylum seeker injure 15 people in the Bavarian town of Ansbach by detonating a rucksack filled with explosives and shrapnel.
A member of the Libyan army on patrol in Benghazi. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The Shoura Council of Revolutionaries in Benghazi called on Libyans to fight the French intervention, which they believe is dividing the country's focus.

July 27, 2016

A pliceman stands near a migrant reception center on July 27, 2016 in Zirndorf, southern Germany, following an explosion of a suitcase. (AFP/Daniel Karmann)
18:04 GMT
Authorities believe a man and woman planted the makeshift bomb outside the center for migrants and refugees.
Qamishli, which is predominantly inhabited by Kurds, has regularly been targeted by bombings, many of which were claimed by Daesh. (AFP/File)
15:56 GMT
The head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdel Rahman, originally estimated the number killed to be 48, with more than 140 wounded.
A general view taken on May 16, 2016 shows graffiti in Gaza City commemorating the "Nakba" or "catastrophe" in Arabic in reference to the establishment of Israel 68 years ago. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
15:00 GMT
The Israeli navy has opened fire on fishing boats at least 139 times in the last year.
Protesters at the scene of the government raid against Zaman Newspaper. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
The opposition newspaper was raided and taken over by the government earlier this year.
An unknown gunman opened fire on the office of Al Jadeed TV's chairman overnight on July 26, 2016. (Twitter/Al Jadeed)
13:00 GMT
It's not the first time the news broadcaster has faced threats and attacks.
Syrians gather around one of the bombed buildings in Qamishli on July 27, 2016. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
12:00 GMT
Two suicide bombings claimed by Daesh killed at least 44 people in Qamishli, near the Turkish border.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses people demonstrating against the military coup attempt in Turkey in Ankara, Turkey on July 24, 2016. (AFP/Yasin Bulbul)
11:30 GMT
When Prime Minister Binali Yildirim took office in May, he declared his government's first priorities would be to replace the current constitution with a presidential system.
Shia cleric Sheikh Issa Qassim has rejects the Barainin regime's accusations against him. (AFP/file)
11:00 GMT
The Bahraini regime has pressed charges of “illegal fund collections, money laundering and helping terrorism” against Sheikh Qassim.
An aircraft is seen at Incirlik Air Base in southern Turkey, which the US has used to launch airstrikes against Daesh in Syria since last year. (File photo)
10:30 GMT
Turkey had shut off electricity to the base and halted the US air campaign after some officers from Incirlik were said to be involved in the coup attempt.
Palestinian stone throwers clash with Israeli security forces following Friday prayers on Friday, in West Bank town of Hebron. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Israeli troops allegedly exchanged fire with Muhammad Faqih after surrounding the house.
Journalist Nazli Ilicak, a well-known government critic, has been detained after Turkey ordered the arrest of 42 journalists. (Twitter)
09:30 GMT
Eight journalists, including Nazli Ilicak, have been captured in the ongoing clampdown in Turkey.
The United Nations flag. (Shutterstock)
08:44 GMT
Does the UN's 2030 Agenda's Sustainable Development Goals allow the right consideration for refugees and IDPS - or will they be overlooked?
Since the Saudi onslaught, doctors have been struggling to procure medical provisions in Yemen. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
According to MSF, Saudi Arabia’s war against Yemen has brought the country’s dialysis treatment centers to a breaking point.
Iraqi security forces gather at the site of a suicide bombing in the Shaab area in northern Baghdad on May 17, 2016. (AFP/Getty/File)
07:00 GMT
Three bombs were detonated across Baghdad on Tuesday, killing eight and injuring 23.
A Palestinian girl photographs the rubble of a home demolished by the IDF on July 26, 2016. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
06:00 GMT
Palestinians protested the demolition of four homes in east Jerusalem, and the IDF responded with stun grenades and tear gas.
Afghan soldiers inspect a destroyed vehicle after an operation to capture Islamic State fighters in Kot District in eastern Nangarhar province on July 26, 2016. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
05:00 GMT
Afghan special ops captured a Daesh control center in the Nangarhar province.

July 26, 2016

French policemen search house-by-house in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray after attackers killed a priest at a church in the village. (AFP/Charly Triballeau)
17:10 GMT
Two attackers claiming allegiance to Daesh took hostages at a French church and killed a Catholic priest.
Taiz, Yemen during a brief ceasefire. (AFP/File)
16:25 GMT
Troops from the Popular Resistance Committees recaptured a strategic area that overlooks the Houthi-held city of Taiz.
Human trafficking is a growing problem in the Middle East. (Shutterstock)
15:36 GMT
Dubai police busted a sex trafficking ring of Vietnamese nationals after a girl called home for help.
Turkish army soldiers standing guard on March 22, 2016 as Kurdish people wait in a hope to enter Cizre, a town subject to a curfew in the controversial operation against Kurdish rebels. (AFP/Ilyas Akengin)
14:00 GMT
An RPG launched in Diyabakir province killed one soldier and wounded another.
A Palestinian man exists through the door of a house, that was demolished by Israeli army bulldozers, in the village of Qalandia, next to Israel's controversial separation barrier, between the Israeli occupied West Bank town of Ramallah. (AFP/File)
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A Palestinian man exists through the door of a house, that was demolished by Israeli army bulldozers, in the village of Qalandia, next to Israel's controversial separation barrier, between the Israeli occupied West Bank town of Ramallah
Migrants sit in a port in Tagiura, east of the Libyan capital Tripoli, after 137 people were rescued by coast guard boats off the coast of Libya on July 21, 2016. (AFP/Stringer)
13:00 GMT
Bodies began washing up on Libya's western shores on Friday, and more were found over the weekend.
There are several buildings used by the United Nations near the airport, as well as barracks used by African Union troops, who are in Somalia to help the government fight against al-Shabaab. (Twitter/Amichai Stein)
13:00 GMT
The explosions occurred around 0630 GMT. At least one of them was believed to be a car bomb. Witnesses also reported hearing gunfire.
Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
"We are on the verge of an uprising of hatred, racism, darkness and upcoming killings," warned Isaac Herzog.
Palestinians stand at a house that was demolished by Israeli authorities in the Qalandia refugee camp. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
Israeli authorities destroyed the homes, which had previously been issued demolition notices, claiming they were too close to Israel's separation wall and that they lacked the proper licenses.
File photo shows a Lebanese army soldier manning a checkpoint at the entrance to Arsal. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Arsal municipality Monday night began implementing a curfew imposed on Syrian refugees to contain the town's increasing crime rates, the most recent being the attempted murder of mukhtar Mohammad Alouli last week.
Syrian civil defence volunteers, known as the White Helmets, dig out a young boy trapped under the rubble of destroyed buildings following reported air strikes on the rebel-held neighbourhood of Al-Mashhad in the northern city of Aleppo, on July 25, 2016. (AFP/Karam al-Masri)
09:00 GMT
300,000 residents in Aleppo are facing an all-out siege and daily bombings.
Sergeant Elor Azaria in court on April 18th, 2016. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
While both the prosecution and the defense have accepted al-Sharif could not have reached for a knife, nor was he boobytrapped with explosives, Azarya's lawyers have tried to argue that the inexperienced 19-year-old Israeli soldier believed he was preventing an attack.
Policemen stand at a crime scene in Tiefenthal-Leutershausen near Ansbach, southern Germany. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
A summary of the facts we know so far about the suicide attack carried out in Ansbach, Germany.
Sheikh Isa Qassim. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Bahrain will try the Shia Cleric Isa Qassim, who has already been stripped of his citizenship, on Wednesday.
Kemal Kilicdaroglu, Leader of Republican People's Party (CHP) speaks at Istanbul's Taksim Square on July 24, 2016. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
05:00 GMT
The Turkish president held a closed-door meeting with the leaders from the two main opposition groups, the Republican People's Party (CHP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP).

July 25, 2016

Police investigators work at the site of a suicide bombing in Ansbach, southern Germany, on July 25, 2016. (AFP/Daniel Karmann)
15:00 GMT
An investigation has begun after a 27-year-old Syrian refugee detonated an explosive device, killing himself and injuring others.
Afhan army soldiers driving through Kabul. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
Kabul residents cite long wait times and inefficiency as main complaints against the multiple checkpoints throughout Kabul.
A Bahraini man holds a placard bearing the portrait of Sheikh Ali Salman, head of the Shia opposition movement Al-Wefaq, during a protest against his arrest outside Manama. (AFP/Mohammed al-Shaikh)
13:00 GMT
The clerics were arrested for participating in a sit-in to protest Bahrain's recent decision to strip Sheikh Issa Qassim of his citizenship.
The body of a Palestinian assailant who was allegedly shot in the head by an Israeli soldier as he lay wounded on the ground Hebron on March 24, 2016. (AFP/Hazem Bader)
12:00 GMT
The Israeli army prosecution insists that Azaria shot Abd al-Fatah al-Sharif out of revenge, not in self defense.
Syrians stand next to debris and bloodstains following bombardment by government forces on the Salhin district of the northern city of Aleppo on July 21, 2016. (AFP/Thaer Mohammed)
11:00 GMT
Airstrikes in Aleppo have recently increased, coinciding with clashes on the ground between the government and opposition forces.
People wave Turkish flags during a rally organized by the main opposition group, the secular and centre-left Republican People's Party (CHP), on July 24, 2016 in Istanbul's Taksim square. (AFP/Gurcan Ozturk)
10:02 GMT
Over 13,000 people have been detained in Turkey in the ongoing crackdown.
Libya's Government of National Unity (GNA) fired rockets at Daesh positions in Sirte. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
09:36 GMT
Libyan forces seized a lab used for building bombs in Sirte, Libya.
Iraqi workers clean the pavement as security forces stand guard at the site of a suicide bombing on July 24, 2016 near a checkpoint in the Kadhimiyah area, home to a major Shia shrine, in northern Baghdad. (AFP/Sabah Arar)
08:08 GMT
The blast occurred Monday morning in Diyala province, near the border with Iran.
Lebanese soldiers in Arsal. (AFP/File)
07:48 GMT
Amid fears of militant spillover, Lebanon has enacted strict restrictions on the movement of Syrian refugees in Arsal.
Officers are seen at police cordon near the site of a suicide attack in the southern German city of Ansbach on 25 June, 2016. (AFP/DPA)
07:30 GMT
The third attack to strike Bavaria in a week, it's unclear whether the man only wanted to commit suicide or if his goal was to kill others.
A sign welcomes travelers to Sirte, Libya. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
07:18 GMT
Libyan militias are taking the fight against Daesh into their own hands - and are proving remarkably successful.
People mourn at a memorial on July 24, 2016 in front of the Olympia Einkaufszentrum shopping center in Munich, Germany, where an 18-year-old German-Iranian student shot and killed nine people. (AFP/Christof Stache)
06:00 GMT
The teen had traveled to the scene of a previous massacre and taken photos there.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has said he wants to focus on people from countries "compromised by terrorism" rather than outright banning Muslims. (File photo)
05:00 GMT
Trump says his idea of a ban is meant for people entering the US from countries 'compromised by terrorism.'
Turkish police arrest soldiers after the failed rebellion July 15. (photo: AFP)
03:50 GMT
The public may never know for certain exactly what happened on July 15.

July 24, 2016

Police are seen arresting the man who began attacking people with a machete in the small town of Reutlingen in southwest Germany. (Twitter)
18:23 GMT
German police confirmed the man, armed with a machete, was a 21-year-old from Syria, but did not release his name.
A Turkish special forces police officer stands guard in front of the Istanbul Justice Palace on July 20, 2016, following the failed military coup attempt of July 15. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
17:51 GMT
The report from the rights group said accounts of 300 soldiers showed signs of having been beaten or raped while in custody.
A woman waves flags during a pro-Erdogan rally in Taksim square in Istanbul on July 22, 2016, following the failed military coup attempt of July 15. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
15:57 GMT
Turkey's main opposition party, the CHP, called for the rally condemning the coup attempt.
Israel had previously approved plans for 1,200 housing units to be built in the area. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
Israel also recently announced plans to increase financial support to illegal settlements by $12.8 million.
Syrians dance during a party at the Wadi Qandeel beach (Jellyfish Valley) in the coastal city of Latakia. (AFP/File)
14:42 GMT
Syrians dance during a party at the Wadi Qandeel beach (Jellyfish Valley) in the coastal city of Latakia
Syrians look for victims under the rubble of a collapsed building following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighborhood of Sakhur in the northern city of Aleppo on July 19, 2016. (AFP/Thaer Mohammed)
14:00 GMT
Earlier this week the UN Special Envoy for Syria said he hoped a new round of peace talks would begin in August in Geneva.
Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp in Lebanon is home to different extremist factions, and is sometimes used as a base for militants to plan attacks. (AFP/File)
13:30 GMT
The men had been hiding in the Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp and were affiliated with the Jund al-Sham group.
Relatives and friends inspect shoes and other belongings of those who were killed in the twin suicide attack, gathered on the ground at a mosque in Kabul on July 24, 2016. (AFP/Shah Marai)
13:00 GMT
Funeral processions were held for those killed at the Deh Mazang Square during a peaceful demonstration by Shia Hazaras.
Supporters stands in front of a screen displaying a portrait of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a rally in Ankara on July 20, 2016. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
More than 2000 institutions affiliated with US-based preacher Fetullah Gulen are closed amid anti-coup probe
 Aleppo has been subject to fierce violence in and around the city. (AFP/George Ourfalian)
12:00 GMT
According to the Independent Doctors Association, four hospitals and the central blood bank were struck and are now out of service.
Airstrikes against civilians in Aleppo. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
Aleppo has seen an uptick in airstrikes in recent days
An Israeli soldier fires tear gas canisters towards Palestinian protesters outside the compound of the Israeli-run Ofer prison, in the occupied West Bank. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
They are fighting Israel’s controversial policy of administrative detention -- internment without charge, almost exclusively used against Palestinian detainees.
An Afghan protester near the scene of the suicide attack that targeted minority Shiite Hazaras. (AFP/Wakil Kohsar)
09:00 GMT
Putin made the announcement in a message of condolence sent to his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani on Saturday.
An Iraqi firefighter works at the site of a Baghdad bombing claimed by the Islamic State group on July 3. (AFP/Sabah Arar)
08:39 GMT
A bomb attack that struck Kadhimiya, a Shia district of the Iraqi capital, Baghad.
andles and flowers lie in front of the Olympia-Einkaufszentrum shopping centre on July 23, 2016 in Munich, southern Germany, one day after a teenage German-Iranian gunman killed nine people and wounded 16. (AFP/Sven Hoppe)
08:00 GMT
Munich police said the gunman acted alone when he opened fire in a McDonald's restaurant and a nearby shopping centre on Friday.
Fighters from Syria's Manbij military council sit in a truck on the outskirts of the northern town of Manbij before another battle with Daesh militants. (AFP/File)
06:30 GMT
Daesh rejected the US-coalition offer to leave Manbij before heavy fighting began, though the militants will let wounded civilians travel outside of the city.
IS fighters are making inroads into Afghanistan, winning over sympathisers, recruiting followers and challenging the Taliban on their own turf, primarily in the country's east. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
06:00 GMT
Afghanistan foces carried out initial raids against the militants in the Kot district of Nangarhar early Friday.
Smoke billows from buildings after the air force from the pro-government forces loyal to Libya's Government of National Unity fired rockets targeting Daesh in Sitre. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
As Daesh gain a foothold, Libyan authorities have started plans for the destruction of precursor chemicals.

July 23, 2016

The aftermath of an explosion in Kabul, which claimed the lives of at least 29 people. (Twitter)
13:26 GMT
The blast was carried out at the Deh Mazang Square, where thousands of were Shia Hazara demonstrators.
Iraqi security forces stand guard during a demonstration at Baghdad's Tahrir Square in May. (AFP/Jean Marc Mojon)
13:00 GMT
Hundreds of people converged on Tahrir Square in central Baghdad, demanding the formation of a technocrat government.
At least 10 are reported dead following an explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AFP/File)
12:27 GMT
A video on Facebook shows scores of casualties in the square where the demonstrators were gathered.
Bangladeshi army soldiers stand guard during a rescue operation to free the hostages. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Four militants were arrested when the forces raided their hideout in an apartment building in the town of Tongi.
Police escort soldiers in a roundup after a military coup in Turkey (AFP/Ozan Kose)
12:00 GMT
The decree also extends the legal time a person can be detained to 30 days, as Turkey's widespread purge continues.