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Daesh controls one-fifth of Iraq's 10,000 world-renowned historical sites. (AFP/File)
17:55 GMT
UNESCO head Irina Bokova met with experts in London to discuss the extent of looting of ancient sites by the Daesh group.
A man walks past a the scene of a bombing after at least 20 people were killed when a young female suicide bomber detonated her explosives at a bus station in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, on June 22, 2015 (AFP/File)
17:41 GMT
Witnesses told AFP said Boko Haram killed at least 97 in an attack in a northeastern Nigerian village on Wednesday.
Hisham Barakat was dies after a car bomb attack on his convoy in Cairo on Monday. (AFP/File)
16:05 GMT
Acting Prosecutor-General Ali Omran has issued a media gag order that will apply to audio, video, and print media, as well as internet sites.
Japanese journalist Kenji Goto was one of 71 journalists killed in the first six months of 2015. (AFP/File)
14:41 GMT
War in the Middle East is being blamed for a seven percent rise in the number of journalists killed in the first six months of this year.
Egyptian troops patrol a street in the divided border town of Rafah, along the border with the Gaza Strip, on November 4, 2014. (AFP/File Mohamed el-Sherbeny)
14:00 GMT
Egyptian security forces continued to pound militant targets in the north Sinai region following Wednesday's coordinated attack of checkpoints by Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis.
A Syrian refugee girl stands in a building in Syrian Kurdish city of Amuda, after running away from clashes between regime forces and the Islamic State group. (AFP/Uygar Onder Simsek)
13:15 GMT
A Syrian refugee girl stands in a building on June 27, 2015 in Syrian Kurdish city of Amuda, after running away from clashes between regime forces and the Islamic State group. (AFP/Uygar Onder Simsek)
The Syrian army took control of Palmyra's only hospital in May, while other hospitals in the country were forced to close. (AFP/Leon Neal)
13:05 GMT
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said airstrikes in Daraa on Wednesday killed at least 18 people.
Tunisian police forces stand guard in Tunis. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
The search continues to find those responsible for the Sousse beach attacks which left 38 tourists dead.
Members of the Egyptian security forces stand guard as people gather at the site of a bomb that targeted the convoy of the Egyptian state prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, in the capital Cairo on June 29, 2015. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
12:00 GMT
Muslim Brotherhood spokesman Mohamed Montaser claimed the nine Muslim Brotherhood members killed by Egyptian police on Wednesday were unarmed.
Egypt's cabinet approved the draft laws Wednesday following one of the deadliest attacks on North Sinai. (AFP/File)
11:25 GMT
Egypt's cabinet approved the draft laws Wednesday following one of the deadliest attacks on North Sinai.
Libyan protesters hold a portrait of United Nations envoy Bernardino Leon during a demonstration outside the General National Congress (GNC) in Tripoli on July 1, 2015, against the UN-led negotiations to resolve the country's ongoing crisis. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
11:00 GMT
Both of the warring sides slammed the United Nation's draft proposal.
Lebanese army soldiers drive out of the town of Arsal in the Bekaa valley near the border with Syria, on August 3, 2014. (AFP/STR)
10:15 GMT
The Lebanese army intercepted the militants trying to set up a rocket launcher in Arsal.
Palestinian protester being detained by IDF soldiers. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
10:00 GMT
Israeli officials released a statement saying they uncovered a so-called "Hamas terror network" operating in and around Nablus.
Members of Ezzedine al-Qassam brigades, the armed wing of Hamas movement, hold weapons as they stand on a vehicle during a march in Gaza City on June 29, 2015. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
09:00 GMT
Following Daesh's brutal assault against Egyptian forces in the Sinai, which killed more than 70 people, Hamas forces have been deployed to reinforce the Egyptian border.
Rebel fighters from the al-Ezz bin Abdul Salam Brigade attend a training session at an undisclosed location near the al-Turkman mountains, in Syria's northern Latakia province. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
Dozens of trainees quit the program to be with their families during the holy month of Ramadan.
A senior Hamas official will be meeting with Hezbollah's secretary-general in Beirut in the coming days. (AFP/File)
07:30 GMT
A senior Hamas official will be meeting with Hezbollah's secretary-general in Beirut in the coming days.
A masked Tunisian soldier stands guard on the beach at the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Port el Kantaoui, on the outskirts of Sousse south of the capital Tunis, on June 29, 2015 where a deadly attack took place the previous week. (AFP/Kenzo Tribouillard)
07:29 GMT
Social media and internet forums have revealed Tunisia's radical jihadis' summer to-do list of terrorist attacks. Targets included alcohol stores, bars, the country’s main airport, the tourist resort island of Djerba and the security forces.
A file picture shows a view of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna. (AFP/Joe Klamar)
06:22 GMT
IAEA Chief Yukiya Amano traveled to Tehran Wednesday to discuss a probe of alleged nuclear weapons research, a key part of Iran's deal with six world powers.
Last month, Hezbollah advanced into Arsal’s outskirts from the south and east, tightening its grip around Nusra Front militants. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Hezbollah fighters moved into the outskirts of the Syrian border town of Zabadani Wednesday.
The families will protest the absence of any breakthroughs in negotiations. (AFP/File)
05:18 GMT
The families will protest the absence of any breakthroughs in negotiations.
The Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights reported 4,722 people have been killed since June 2014. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights reported 4,722 people have been killed since June 2014.

July 1, 2015

The Sinai-based militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis claimed responsibility for the coordinated attacks on several Egyptian checkpoints in North Sinai on Wednesday. (AFP/File)
19:34 GMT
No fewer than 100 militants were killed by security forces in North Sinai on Wednesday, while 17 from the army were killed.
Egyptian security forces conducted a raid on a headquarters militants were using to hide. (AFP/File)
19:07 GMT
Thirteen "terrorists" were killed by Egyptian security forces after a gunfire exchange in Cairo's October 6 suburb on Wednesday.
Salafist Daesh-supporters wave the flag representing the extremist group in Gaza. (AFP/File)
17:32 GMT
A video released late Tuesday by Daesh-affiliated websites “threatened to overthrow Hamas” in the Gaza Strip.
Supporters of the Shiite Houthi militia demonstrate in Taiz on April 1, 2015, against the Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen. (AFP/Abdel Rahman Abdallah)
17:17 GMT
Some of the prisoners who escaped from a jail in Taiz were al-Qaeda suspects.
US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and US Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (not pictured) at a hotel in Vienna, Austria on July 1, 2015 (AFP/Carlos Barria)
17:12 GMT
Secretary of State John Kerry expressed optimism during a break in the first day of the talks since the deadline was extended.
An Egyptian man walks at the site of a bomb attack that targeted the convoy of Egyptian state prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, who died hours after the powerful explosion hit his convoy, in the capital Cairo on June 29, 2015. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
17:00 GMT
Militants attacked numerous military checkpoints in the Sinai in the latest wave of violence.
Egyptian F-16s have been deployed to counter the attack by Daesh-affiliated militants in North Sinai. (AFP/File)
16:38 GMT
After some 60 soldiers killed in coordinated assault, Egyptian air force pounds Daesh positions in restive Sinai Peninsula.
Syrians walk amidst the rubble of buildings in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the Syrian capital Damascus, following reported air strikes by regime forces, on June 30, 2015. (AFP/Abd Doumany)
15:59 GMT
Fifteen people were killed and at least 25 injured on Wednesday by barrel-bomb attacks carried out by the Syrian regime.
The army said five checkpoints were attacked by about 70 militants and that soldiers had destroyed three land-cruisers fitted with anti-aircraft guns. (AFP/File)
15:39 GMT
Israel closed the Niztana and Kerem Shalom border crossings Wednesday following militant attacks in Egypt's North Sinai
The Israeli sentenced is one of three who joined Daesh. (AFP/File)
15:05 GMT
The Nazareth District Court sentenced an Israeli Arab to three years in prison on Wednesday, for joining Daesh in Syria.
Fierce clashes are ongoing between the Egyptian military and Daesh militants in Egypt's Sheikh Zuweid. (AFP/File)
14:31 GMT
Colonel Mohamed Soliman spoke over the phone with Daily News Egypt from inside Sheikh Zuweid police station.
Members of the Kurdish People's Protection Units monitor the positions of Islamic State group in the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain, close to the Turkish border. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
Turkey has tightened security along the border amid ongoing threats.
A Yemeni points at a pool of blood at the site of rocket fire by Houthi Shiite rebels and their allies in Aden's loyalist-held al-Mansura district in Aden on July 1, 2015. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)
12:22 GMT
At least 18 civilians were killed and 70 injured Wednesday after Houthis shelled a neighborhood, witnesses said.
Syrian rebel group Jaysh al-Islam has released a video that mocked Daesh productions. (YouTube)
12:02 GMT
Syrian rebel group Jaysh al-Islam has released a video that mocked Daesh productions.
Israeli soldiers stand at the Qalandiya checkpoint between Jerusalem and and West Bank city of Ramallah. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
12:00 GMT
Gaza residents between certain ages must obtain a permit to enter Jerusalem to attend Friday prayers at Al-Aqsa mosque.
Egyptian security sources told Arabic news Wednesday more than 60 soldiers were killed. (AFP/File)
11:29 GMT
Egyptian security sources told Arabic news Wednesday at least 70 soldiers were killed.
A photo shows a bullet hole on a window in the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Port el Kantaoui, on the outskirts of Sousse south of the capital Tunis, on June 29, 2015, where a deadly attack took place the previous week. (AFP/Kenzo Tribouillard)
11:10 GMT
A troubling week of attacks across the Middle East and France show terrorism is spreading like wild fire.
A picture taken in Suruc in Turkey's Sanliurfa province near the border with Syria, shows Syrian Kurds returning to Kobane also known as Ain al-Arab, after clashes in the city, on June 27, 2015. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
09:59 GMT
The United States will not support a buffer zone on the northern Syrian border due to the cost required to support it.
The training exercise comes less than a week after dozens of British tourists were killed by a gunman in Tunisia. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
UK police carried out the country's biggest terror training exercise following the killing of British tourists by a gunman in Tunisia.
Israeli soldiers inspect the site of a gun attack which four settlers injured, one of them dying from wounds sustained in the West Bank, June 30, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
One of the four Israelis shot in the West Bank has died from sustained injuries Tuesday after being attacked by a gunman.
Tourists take part in a gathering in solidarity with Tunisia's tourism industry, on June 29, 2015 on the island of Djerba, following a deadly gun attack at a holiday resort near Sousse. Tunisia said it had made its first arrests after a beach massacre on June 26 that killed 38 people. (AFP/Fethi Nasri)
06:00 GMT
Secretary of state for security Rafik Chelli told media that gunman Seifeddine Rezgui was in Libya at the same time as the two men who orchestrated the March 2014 attacks on Tunisia's National Bardo Museum.
Mr. Harding is the second Australian national to die while fighting Daesh. (Image: Lions of Rojava Facebook)
05:00 GMT
Reece Harding died while fighting with the Lions of Rojava in Syria when he stepped on a landmine.

June 30, 2015

President Obama addressed reporters from the East Room of the White House on Tuesday. (AFP/File)
19:25 GMT
As sides work to reach comprehensive deal, US president says that Iranian comments suggest Tehran may be straying from framework, and if so, he will walk away from negotiations.
An earlier explosion from a car bomb on Monday killed Egypt's general prosecutor. (AFP/File)
18:37 GMT
Two explosive devices were detonated near a police station in Cairo's 6 October city.
Palestinian youth hurl stones towards Israeli soldiers at the Kalandia checkpoint, in the Israeli occupied West Bank, on November 19, 2012. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT
The man attempted to run through Jerusalem's Kalandia checkpoint when he was shot by Israeli forces.
Iraqi army soldiers stand before a conference on fighting Daesh attended by Iraq's tribal leaders, militiamen and members of the government, at the Al-Asad air base, in Iraq's mainly Sunni Anbar province. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT
Iraqi soldiers have retaken full control of Jebbeh near the city of Hit in Anbar province.
Refugees who fled the fighting in Tal Abyad two weeks ago have been gradually returning to the border town. (AFP/File)
16:11 GMT
The Syrian Observatory for Human rights said a group of Daesh fighters had re-entered Tal Abyad and seized a district from Kurdish fighters.
Egyptians attend the funeral of Egyptian state prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, who died hours after a powerful explosion hit his convoy yesterday, at the Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi Mosque in the capital Cairo on June 30, 2015. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
16:00 GMT
Egypt's top prosecutor Hisham Barakat died after succumbing to injuries sustained when his motorcade was bombed.
A crowd gathers around the rubble of buildings destroyed during a barrel bomb attack in the city of Aleppo in May 2015. (AFP/File)
15:52 GMT
Syrian army airstrikes kill at least 20, injure 80 others, according to humanitarian and local sources.
Israeli army helicopters fly over the Mediterranean sea at sunset near the Israeli port city of Ashdod on June 29, 2015. Israel's navy halted a flotilla seeking to defy its blockade of Gaza without the deadly force that marred a similar attempt in 2010 and escorted one of the vessels to shore. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
15:00 GMT
The Swedish Foreign Ministry responded the interception of the Gaza flotilla stating that Israel intervened in international waters.
Firefighters and security forces gather at the scene of the attack in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, June 28, 2015. (AFP/File)
14:56 GMT
France says investigators have uncovered links between the militant group Daesh and the recent attack on a gas plant.
US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and US Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman (2ndL) wait at the start of a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (2ndR) at the international discussion on nuclear policy in Vienna, Austria, on June 30, 2015. (AFP/Carlos Barria)
14:02 GMT
Diplomats at the international nuclear talks in Vienna said the deadline for the agreement with Iran has been pushed back to July 9.
Swedish boat the Marianne of Gothenburg (L), is escorted by an Israeli navy vessel as they enter the Israeli military port in the city of Ashdod on the Mediterranean shore on June 29, 2015. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
13:37 GMT
Tunisia’s ex-president among those deported; Knesset member Basel Ghattas to face possible parliamentary measures.
Indonesian rescue personnel work at the scene of an Indonesian military C-130 Hercules aircraft crash in Medan on June 30, 2015. An Indonesian military transport plane crashed on June 30 shortly after take-off in a city on Sumatra island, exploding in a ball of flames in a residential area. (AFP/ATAR)
13:35 GMT
An Indonesia air force cargo plane carrying 12 crew members and 101 passengers crashed into a residential area in North Sumatra's provincial capital.
Security forces gather outside the Shiite al-Imam al-Sadeq mosque after it was targeted by a suicide bombing during Friday prayers, in Kuwait City, on June 26, 2015. (AFP/File)
13:08 GMT
Local media reported 60 suspects were arrested for militant connections.
Iranian liquid-fueled Shahab-3 Scud missiles test-fired in 2008. (AFP/File)
12:47 GMT
The kingdom denied rebel claims that a Scud missile had struck a military base.
The Sadat station in Cairo was closed only two weeks after it was reopened. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
The station was closed only two weeks after it was reopened.
Over 3,000 people including 74 children have been executed by the militant group in the last 12 months. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
Two women along with their husbands were reportedly beheaded in Syria's Deir al-Zor province for carrying acts of "sorcery", according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Malaysian Muslims arrive for prayers after breaking their fast at sunset during the holy Islamic month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur. (AFP/Manan Vatsyayana)
10:58 GMT
Malaysian Muslims arrive for prayers after breaking their fast at sunset during the holy Islamic month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur. (AFP/Manan Vatsyayana)
Lebanese security forces have continued to battle militants near the border with Syria in recent months. (AFP/File)
10:42 GMT
Lebanese security forces arrested eight Syrian men on suspicion of being affiliated with terrorist groups in the border towns of Labweh and Arsal.
Israeli settlers were said to be driving through the north of the West Bank at the time of the shooting. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Three Israeli settlers were injured in a shooting near the south of Nablus late Monday, the Israeli army confirmed.
While al-Qaeda claims to be fighting for the establishment of an Islamic State, Daesh purports to be one. (AFP/File)
09:57 GMT
While al-Qaeda claims to be fighting for the establishment of an Islamic State, Daesh purports to be one.
Mohamed bin Abdallah and Rafikhe Tayari are believed to have assisted Tunisian gunman Seifeddine Rezgui in his beach rampage. (Mirror)
09:30 GMT
Tunisian security forces launched a manhunt for two "dangerous terrorists" believed to be connected to the recent beach massacre.
The Israeli prime minister said Monday that Israel is considering leaving the UN body after last week's UN Gaza report. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
The Israeli prime minister said Monday that Israel is considering leaving the UN body after last week's UN Gaza report.
Afghan police inspect a suicide car bombing of the police chief's office in Lashkar Gah in Helmand province. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
08:38 GMT
The bomb follows a string of attacks since the Taliban began its spring offensive.
Kidnappings have been a common occurrence in the Bekaa Valley, an area known for hosting a large number of gangs. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
Kidnappings have been a common occurrence in the Bekaa Valley, an area known for hosting a large number of gangs.
Two Houthi leaders were among 28 people killed in the Sanaa bombing. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
Daesh claimed responsibility for targeting two Houthi leaders in Yemen's capital of Sanaa, leading to 28 people being killed.
CCTV footage shows Al'a Al Hashemi walking through a shopping mall prior to the stabbing. (Screenshot)
07:00 GMT
A woman from the UAE was handed down a death sentence Monday for stabbing an American kindergarten teacher to death in a shopping mall.
Former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad tours centrifuges in a nuclear facility in the Islamic republic of Iran. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
World powers have "worked out a process that we believe will ensure that the IAEA has the access it needs" to all sites related to Iran's nuclear program.
Iraqi medics attend to a wounded man at a hospital in Fallujah, west of Baghdad, on May 17, 2013 following a bomb blast in a coffee shop (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
At least 71 civilians have been killed and 90 injured since the beginning of Ramadan due to the repeated shelling of Fallujah city in Iraq’s western Anbar province

June 29, 2015

The report conflicts with statements made by a Jordanian government spokesman who said King Abdullah had no intention of getting involved in the conflict in Syria. (AFP/File)
20:06 GMT
Jordan was said to be mulling the establishment of a humanitarian buffer zone in southern Syria to prevent the entrenchment of extremist militants along its border.
US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and US Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman meet with European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini (unseen) at a hotel in Vienna on June 28, 2015
18:07 GMT
One day before the self-imposed deadline, US Secretary of State John Kerry says it is still too soon to tell if a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran is within reach.
In recent years, Sinai has become a hotbed for militant activity. (AFP/File)
17:46 GMT
An explosion targeted a truck in North Sinai on Monday, killing the director general for the North Sinai General Authority for Roads and Bridges and two other engineers, police sources said.
The Syrian national flag waves in the wind over the a prison in Syria. (AFP/Zein al-Rifai)
16:30 GMT
The two Islamists returned home and were received by their families at a ceremony Sunday.
Yemeni fighters of the southern separatist movement and firefighters attempt to extinguish a flame at an oil refinery in the port city of Aden on June 27, 2015, following shelling by Shiite Houthi rebels. (AFP/Saleh Al-Obeidi)
15:57 GMT
A second shelling by Houthi rebels in three days of a oil refinery in Yemen's Aden raised concerns over the large reserves of diesel and petrol stored there.
An Egyptian court will deliver its verdict of two Al Jazeera journalists charged with broadcasting false news next month. (AFP/File)
15:30 GMT
An Egyptian court will deliver its verdict of two Al Jazeera journalists charged with broadcasting false news next month.
Egyptian security forces stand guard at the site of a bomb that targeted the convoy of the Egyptian state prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, in the capital Cairo on June 29, 2015. (AFP/Khaled Desouk)
14:50 GMT
Egypt's Prosecutor General, Hisham Barakat, has died following a bomb attack on his vehicle early Monday.
British prime minister David Cameron speaks during a press conference, on the second and final day of an EU summit at the EU Headquarters in Brussels on June 26, 2015. (AFP/Alain Jocard)
14:44 GMT
David Cameron on Monday criticized the use of the term "Islamic State" by the BBC when referring to Daesh.
The interior ministry said Tunisian authorities have arrested suspects for the shooting in Sousse that killed 39 people Friday. (AFP/File)
14:02 GMT
The interior ministry said Tunisian authorities have arrested suspects for the shooting in Sousse that killed 39 people Friday.
A man walks past a Star of David decorating the door of a home in the Jewish quarter of the Egyptian capital, Cairo. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
13:31 GMT
A man walks past a Star of David decorating the door of a home in the Jewish quarter of the Egyptian capital, Cairo. (AFP/ Khaled Desouki)
The Mujahideen Shura Council is currently in de facto control of Darnah. (AFP/EastNews)
13:30 GMT
Clashes erupted in the eastern city of Darnah between the Tobruk-backed army and the Mujahideen Shura Council militiamen.
Egypt's General Prosecutor Hisham Barakat. (Image: YOUM7/Hossam Atef)
12:40 GMT
Egypt's General Prosecutor Hisham Barakat was injured when a bomb exploded behind a military academy in Heliopolis.
The fence is seen along the Israel-Egypt border 12 miles north of the Red Sea resort of Eilat. (AFP/File)
12:07 GMT
The fence running from the Gaza Strip to Eliat will be extended by 18 miles to the Jordanian border.
Pakistani residents sleep outdoors in Karachi late June 28, 2015. Power cuts have contributed to the suffering, preventing fans and air-conditioners working and hampering water pumps. (AFP/Asif Hassan)
12:00 GMT
As for who is to blame for the excessive fatalities during this relentless heatwave, government workers are pointing fingers at one another.
British Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during a press conference at the EU headquarters in Brussels, June 26, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:25 GMT
Prime Minister David Cameron said Daesh militants were planning terrorist attacks in the UK, following the Tunisian massacre where some 15 British nationals were killed.
A fighter from the Kurdish People Protection Unit (YPG) watches smoke billowing in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakah on June 28, 2015. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
11:09 GMT
Syrian state news released a newsflash stating th army had "cleansed" militants from the southern district of Nashwa in the city.
The Palestinian suspect was arrested and questioned, according to an Israeli spokesperson. (UCSD)
10:39 GMT
An Israeli soldier is said to be in "moderate" condition after being stabbed in the neck by a Palestinian woman Monday at a military checkpoint in Bethlehem.
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif prepared to head home Monday. (AFP/File)
10:19 GMT
A US official said the Iran nuclear talks would miss their June 30 target, while the Islamic Republic's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif headed home.
Mourners pray over the bodies of victims killed by Friday's deadly mosque attack in Kuwait City, June 27, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
An audio recording has emerged purporting to be the voice of the Daesh militant who carried out a deadly mosque bombing in Kuwait.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks as he chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem office on June 28, 2015. /(AFP/Atef Safadi)
09:30 GMT
In a statement, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu referred to flotilla as "nothing but a display of hypocrisy."
Palestinian protesters wave their national flag and banners during a demonstration in support of Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan on June 25, 2015. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
08:30 GMT
Khader Adnan ended his hunger strike after 55 days upon reaching a deal with Israel for his release. According to his lawyer, he will be a free man in two weeks.
Mourners carry the body of a victim from the Imam Al Sadeq mosque attack at funeral processions in Kuwait City, June 27, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:02 GMT
There's no point in watering down what caused the horrific massacre in the Imam Al Sadeq mosque on Friday. Sectarianism tensions in Kuwait have paved way for radicalism and a bigger gap between Shia and Sunni Muslims.
A civil war has ravaged parts of Libya since the uprising against Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. (AFP/File)
07:38 GMT
A group of envoys and ambassadors from the EU, Turkey, the US and UK urged warring Libyan factions to back a UN peace deal.
Palestinians in Gaza rally on boats in support of a freedom flotilla. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Israel's navy reportedly captured a peace flotilla en route from Sweden to Gaza, organizers said Monday.
Egyptians walk at the Khan el-Khalili market in Cairo during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan on June 22, 2015. (AFP/Mohamed El-Shahed)
05:00 GMT
The reported arrest of 25 individuals for eating in public during Ramadan fasting hours has rekindled the argument in Egypt about Ramadan fasting laws.

June 28, 2015

Estimates put the number of foreign fighters in Daesh as high as 20,000. (AFP/File)
18:41 GMT
A group of 12 medical students with Western passports are feared to have left their school in Sudan to join the ranks of Daesh fighting in Syria.
Israeli forces detain Palestinian children on a nearly-regular basis. (AFP/File)
17:54 GMT
Nine-year-old Ahmad Jasim al-Shweiki was detained by Israeli forces on Sunday. No immediate information on his detention has been given.
Authorities told demonstrators on Sunday they wouldn't be allowed to march. (AFP/File)
17:34 GMT
Authorities told demonstrators on Sunday they wouldn't be allowed to march.
Only a small percentage of the executions documented were recorded in the group's highly-stylized propaganda videos.
16:49 GMT
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it had documented 3,027 executions by Daesh in the year since establishing their 'caliphate.'