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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)
13:41 GMT
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.
Yemenis transport a severely injured man on a gurney as he arrives at a hospital in Sanaa after being injured when two suicide bombers hit a Shiite mosque in quick succession, September 2, 2015. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
11:00 GMT
Gumen attacked Sheikh Abdulrahman al-Zuhri as he left al-Rahman Mosque this morning.
Five-year-old Ahmed Dawabsha, a Palestinian boy who survived a firebombing by Jewish extremists, in the northern West Bank city of Nablus on March 15, 2016. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
The six year old lost his mother, father and younger brother in the attack on his family home.
Demonstrators attend a rally in support of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sarachane park in Istanbul on July 19, 2016. (AFP/Aris Messinis)
09:00 GMT
Thousands have been arrested in Turkeys sweeping, post-coup purge.
The third attack on civilians in Europe in barely a week saw panicked shoppers fleeing the Olympia (OEZ) mall in Munich as police launched a massive operation. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
There are children among the victims and three of the 16 people injured in the shooting remain in critical condition.
Afghan security forces in the eastern Nangarhar province in June, 2016. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Afghan security forces continued a push to force Daesh militants out of the eastern Nangarhar province.
A Houthi man carries a Yemeni flag in the capital, Sanaa, in April 2016. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
A car bomb at a mosque in Sanaa killed four people outside a mosque after Friday prayers.

July 22, 2016

Al-Rukban, a Syrian refugee camp near the Jordanian border. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
MSF urged Jordan to open its northern border to allow Syrian refugees access to medical treatment.
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
The US State Department issued a warning for American citizens in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The Libyan coast guard has intercepted multiple boats of African refugees trying to make the trip to Europe this spring. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
The Libyan coast guard intercepted a sinking boat and rescued all 138 refugees aboard.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Turkey's state of emergency may be extended if widespread national changes still need to continue after three months.
Kurdish and Arab forces hold rocket launchers as they prepare to confront Daesh on the outskirts of Manbij. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
Syrian rebel groups called on the UN to condemn the US and French-backed airstrikes in Syria that have killed 140 civilians this week.
French police and security forces examine the remains of the delivery truck that Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel drove into a crowd of people on Bastille Day. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
France arrested five people with connections to Nice attacker Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel as France continues to investigate the deadly car ramming attack.
Syrian refugees in al-Ruqban camp. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Conditions at the refugee camp on the Jordanian border have gotten so bad, some refugees are traveling back to Raqqa.

July 21, 2016

US-backed Kurdish and Arab fighters advance into the Islamic State group bastion of Manbij, in northern Syria, in June 2016. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT
Civilians were urged to leave the city or distance themselves from areas where clashes are taking place.
File photo shows Taliban militants in an undisclosed location in Afghanistan. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
Taliban reportedly takeover key district in Kunduz province, where the group has launched several attacks.
Israeli soldier keeps watch as Palestinians sit after the army entered Yatta earlier this week. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
Israeli forces also fired tear gas in the area, causing residents to suffer from tear gas inhalation.
A gamer uses the Pokemon Go application on his mobile in the main fish market in Kuwait City. (AFP/File)
13:36 GMT
A gamer uses the Pokemon Go application on his mobile in the main fish market in Kuwait City. (AFP/File)
A demonstration in Ankara in support to the Turkish government following a failed coup attempt. (AFP / ILYAS AKENGIN)
13:00 GMT
Austria want to know if pro-Erdogan protests held in recent days have been encouraged by Turkish officials.
Supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan chant slogans at a rally at in Istanbul on July 18, 2016 (AFP/Ozan Kose)
11:00 GMT
Istanbul's Criminal Court of Peace has remanded 32 out of 86 arrested judges and prosecutors
More than 280,000 people have been killed and millions displaced since Syria's civil war erupted with the brutal repression of anti-government protests in 2011. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
The boy was decapitated by members of the Nureddin Zinki rebel group.
A file photo of a Hezbollah rocket launch. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
Hezbollah launched a rocket to destroy a Nusra Front bulldozer protecting the militants' hideout in Wadi al-Khail.
Pro-Erdogan supporters rally at Kizilay Square in Ankara on July 20, 2016. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
It comes five days after a failed coup attempt and amid a major crackdown against thousands of members of the security forces, judiciary, civil service and academia.
Libyan protesters hold banners and placards during a demonstration in the capital, Tripoli, to protest the French military intervention in the North African country, July 20, 2016. (AFP/File)
06:29 GMT
The unity government in Libya has condemned the presence of French military forces in the country following the revelation that such forces are operating on the ground in Libya.
Pro-Erdogan supporters gather at Taksim square in Istanbul to support the government on July 16. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Erdogan arranged a National Security Council meeting to evaluate new security measures.
The file photo of an Israeli army bulldozer demolishing a Palestinian home in the West Bank. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
One of the owners of the structures, Kamal Abu Sneina, told Ma'an that Israeli forces and municipality inspectors deployed into the area and started to tear down his structures while the owners were not present.

July 20, 2016

 German police shot dead a 17-year-old Afghan refugee Monday after he attacked train passengers with an axe and a knife. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT
German media reported Wednesday that the perpetrator, registered in Bavaria as an Afghan asylum seeker, was in fact from Pakistan and may have faked his identity in order to improve his chances of gaining a residence permit.
A man pictured in the rubble of a collapsed building following reported air strikes in Aleppo, northern Syria, on July 17, 2016 (AFP/Thaer Mohammed)
16:00 GMT
French warplanes targeted the village of Tukhan al-Kubra, killing 120 civilians.
What will Wikileaks reveal for Erdogan and the failed coup? (File photo)
15:00 GMT
As of press time, there has been no statement from Turkey's Telecommunications Board, the government institution responsible for website access regulations.
Daesh claimed responsibility for the terror attack in Nice, southern France. (AFP/Valery Hache)
14:00 GMT
"IS has endorsed the attacks, but the perpetrators' affiliation with the group has not been clear," said Europol.
Libya has been scene of increasing violence since 2011. (AFP/ ABDULLAH DOMA)
13:00 GMT
This is the first time Paris confirmed that it had special forces in Libya.
M16 assault rifles similar to the ones confiscated in Palestine. (Shutterstock)
12:30 GMT
The IDF confiscated pistols and M16s from Palestinians near the Jordanian border.
A member of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) walks past graves at a cemetary on July 29, 2015 deep in the Qandil mountain, the PKK headquarters in northern Iraq (AFP/Safin Hamed)
12:00 GMT
The operation started late Tuesday as PKK fighters were spotted by drones.
General view of the Knesset or Israeli Parliament in Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
The Association for Civil Rights in Israel described the bill as “one of the most serious legislative proposals in recent years."
A member of the emergency services at the scene of an axe attack by a 17-year-old Afghan refugee in Wuerzburg, southern Germany, on July 18, 2016. (AFP/Karl-Josef Hildenbrand)
10:00 GMT
In the video, the assailant waved a knife and claimed in Pashto to be a "holy warrior" of the group.