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May 5, 2015

Netanyahu addressing Congress in 2011. (AFP/File)
19:30 GMT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with US Congress on Tuesday for a delegation led by the chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security.
Palestinian Hamas militants rally in the streets of the Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza Strip on Dec. 25, 2009. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
18:30 GMT
A statement issued by the "Salafist Trend" warned Hamas of consequences if the group's supporters were not set free.
UN peace envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura attends a news conference on May 5, 2015 in Geneva kicking off four to six weeks of separate consultations with rival sides in Syria and regional and international stakeholders, in a bid to kickstart stalled negotiations to end the four-year. (AFP/Fabrice Coffrini)
17:30 GMT
Over 40 opposition groups were invited to attend the talks, according to UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura.
Hezbollah fighters also destroyed six Nusra vehicles. (AFP/File)
16:30 GMT
Hezbollah fighters clashed with militants from Nusra Front near the Syria-Lebanon border.
An Iranian woman and her daughter walk past an abandoned boat in the village of Sikh in the Hamoun wetland, where once-flourishing plants and animals have been killed by drought, on Feb. 2, 2015. (AFP/File)
16:28 GMT
More than 500 Iranian cities are struggling with drinking water shortage, a deputy interior minister said Tuesday.
At least four civilians were killed in a bomb explosion in Baghdad, security officials said Tuesday. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
15:48 GMT
At least four civilians were killed in a bomb explosion in Baghdad, security officials said Tuesday.
UN special envoy to Libya Bernardino Leon (L) attends a meeting with members of the Libyan General National Congress, the parallel parliament backed by the Fajr Libya militants, on March 2, 2015 in Tripoli. (AFP/File)
15:30 GMT
The Tobruk-based parliament has preliminary approved the UN draft and a copy has been delivered to the Libyan factions participating in the peace talks.
A wounded Yemeni man receives treatment at a hospital in the strategic city of Taez, on May 2, 2015. (AFP/Abdel Rahman Abdallah)
15:17 GMT
The conflict in Yemen has killed more than 600 civilians since the Saudi-led coalition began its air raids, the UN said Tuesday.
Saudi Arabia has suspended all schools in the southern region of Najran, state TV reported Tuesday. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)
14:53 GMT
Saudi Arabia has suspended all schools in the southern region of Najran, state TV reported Tuesday.
Armed Yemeni tribal gunmen of the Popular Resistance Committees loyal to fugitive President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi. (AFP/Saleh Al-Obeidi)
14:30 GMT
A report says armed Yemeni tribesmen have taken control of four military posts in southwestern Saudi Arabia.
Jordanian soldiers stand guard near their military vehicles at the Al-Karameh border. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
Some 10,000 participants from 18 different countries will attend the two-week long training.
Migrants wait to disembark from military ship "Bettica" following a rescue operation at sea on May 5, 2015 in the port of Salerno, southern Italy. (AFP/Mario Laporta)
13:17 GMT
Survivors said Tuesday 40 migrants drowned off the coast of Italy when a boat trying to reach Europe deflated or burst.
The announcement was made as French President Francois Hollande visited Emir Shiekh Tamin bin Hamad al-Thani in Doha. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
The announcement was made as French President Francois Hollande visited Emir Shiekh Tamin bin Hamad al-Thani in Doha.
The toxic materials were taken to Munster, in northwestern Germany, to be destroyed in special facilities. (AFP/File)
12:27 GMT
Now 98 percent of Syria's chemical weapons have been destroyed, but the remaining two percent is a matter of international concern.
A member of the FBI Evidence Response Team gathers evidence outside the crime scene where two gunmen were shot dead, May 4, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:46 GMT
A Muslim group in the US condemned the attack on a right-wing art competition in Texas, which left both perpetrators dead.
Rebel fighters from the "First Battalion" under the Free Syrian Army take part in a military training, in the rebel-held countryside of the northern city of Aleppo. (AFP/Baraa Al-Halabi)
11:28 GMT
Rebel fighters from the "First Battalion" under the Free Syrian Army take part in a military training, in the rebel-held countryside of the northern city of Aleppo. (AFP/Baraa Al-Halabi)
Yemeni children clean the streets due to the fuel shortages preventing garbage trucks from working in Sanaa, May 4, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:24 GMT
Saudi's government said it was considering a possible truce in Yemen to allow humanitarian aid through, despite pounding several positions across Sanaa on Monday.
Israeli soldiers carry out a dawn raid in the West Bank village of Awarta, June 26, 2014. (AFP/File)
10:52 GMT
Israeli security forces put the the West Bank town of Nablus on lockdown after a fire bomb was thrown at a bus full of settlers.
Police officers gather in Garland after two gunmen were shot dead outside a Prophet Muhammed cartoon contest, May 4, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:40 GMT
In its first claim of an attack on US soil, Daesh said on its offcial radio station Tuesday it was responsible for a shooting over the weekend at an anti-Islam event in Texas holding a cartoon drawing competition of the Prophet Mohammed.
Hillary Clinton was secretary of state when the US embassy in Libya was attacked, leaving four people dead. (AFP/File)
10:03 GMT
Hillary Clinton announced she would testify before the committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks in Libya, which left four people dead.
The eastern city of Derna remains a Daesh stronghold. (AFP/File)
09:19 GMT
The Libyan Air Force launched airstrikes against Daesh targets in the eastern city of Derna where militant numbers have grown in recent months.
Hamas security headquarters in Gaza City were targeted in a bomb attack Monday. (AFP/File)
08:14 GMT
A Salifist group affiliated with Daesh bombed the security headquarters of Hamas in Gaza after demanding the release of its captured members.
Lebanese soldiers patrol the volatile Bekaa Valley town of Arsal near the Syrian border, August 7, 2014. (AFP/File)
08:04 GMT
Militants from Nusra Front warned Lebanon's government against shelling their positions in the outskirts of Arsal Tuesday.
Supporters of President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi walk through the streets of Taez during clashes with Houthi militants, May 2, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:30 GMT
Fugitive Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi has scheduled "national dialogue" talks to take place on May 17 while instability continues to ravage the country.
Located along the Lebanese border, the Qalamoun region is a strategic area for both Syrian government forces and their allies and rebel factions trying to expand their control of supply routes in Syria's southern region. (AFP/FIle)
07:24 GMT
In the strategic border region of Syria's Qalamoun, rebel factions battle the Syrian army and its allied Hezbollah fighters, who said a counter offensive on positions there is ruled out for now.
Iraqi soldiers have been battling Daesh militants in the Salahuddin province since the militant group took control of large parts of the country. (AFP/File)
06:18 GMT
Dozens of Daesh militants were killed in Iraq's northern Salahuddin province by a military airstrike, according to an Interior Ministry statement.
Southern Separatist Movement supporters in Yemen move tanks through Aden, May 3, 2015. (AFP/File)
06:04 GMT
When you look at the implications of what is going on in the Middle East, it looks extremely ridiculous. The Sunni-Shia divide along with a few Western nations stirring it up means everyone is bombing each other in the region.
Levels of underground water in the country are dropping by five meters every year. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Levels of underground water in the country are dropping by five meters every year.
The country's recent amendments of three laws have left opposition parties divided. (AFP/File)
04:00 GMT
The country's recent amendments of three laws have left opposition parties divided.

May 4, 2015

Azzam Nawaja'a and his family at their home. Some of Azzam's sons and daughters have already left the village to live in the city. (Qantara.de)
20:30 GMT
The high Israeli court Monday approved a request to demolish the tents and homes of Khirbet Susiya village near Hebron.
A left-wing group accused the IDF of indiscriminate fire at Palestinians last summer. (AFP/File)
19:28 GMT
A left-wing group accused the IDF of indiscriminate fire at Palestinians last summer.
A man about to be executed in Saudi Arabia. (AFP/File)
18:03 GMT
Five foreigners have been executed in Saudi Arabia as the rate of capital punishment surges in the kingdom.
An Egyptian legal authority Monday ruled in favor of allowing the former president to retain his "privileges." (AFP/File)
17:51 GMT
An Egyptian legal authority Monday ruled in favor of allowing the former president to retain his "privileges."
North Lebanon governor ordered the temporary closure of all amusement parks in Tripoli two days after an accident left one girl dead. (Shutterstock)
17:42 GMT
North Lebanon governor ordered the temporary closure of all amusement parks in Tripoli two days after an accident left one girl dead.
One civilian and 15 others were injured when a Taliban bomber attacked a government bus in Kabul, officials said Monday. (AFP/File)
17:22 GMT
One civilian and 15 others were injured when a Taliban bomber attacked a government bus in Kabul, officials said Monday.
Four people were killed and seven others injured Monday when a bus collided with a tailer in Upper Egypt. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
16:17 GMT
Four people were killed and seven others injured Monday when a bus collided with a tailer in Upper Egypt.
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman looks on before a meeting at the Foreign Affairs Ministry. (AFP/Gali Tibbon)
15:30 GMT
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that the coalition government currently being set up by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was "the embodiment of opportunism."
Regime forces near Nabuk, in the Qalamoun mountains. (AFP/Sam Skaine)
15:00 GMT
Nusra-affiliated militants launched a surprise attack in the western Qalamoun mountains on Monday against Hezbollah and Syrian army positions.
Founded by Israeli veterans, Breaking the Silence focuses on releasing testimony from other IDF soldiers to educate the Israeli public on the realities of war. (AFP/File)
14:20 GMT
Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence said on Monday it was concerned after collecting testimony from IDF soldiers that suggested troops were ordered to 'kill on sight' during last summer's Gaza offensive.
Lebanese prisoners walk between the cells at Roumieh prison, northeast of Beirut. (AFP/Ramzi Haidar)
14:00 GMT
Nineteen guards were injured in a mutiny attempt by inmates last month in Lebanon's notorious Roumieh Prison.
A still from a video released by Boko Haram in April claiming to show the missing Nigerian schoolgirls. (Photo: AFP/Boko Haram)
13:30 GMT
Nigerian troops recently freed over 600 women and girls from a Boko Haram stronghold after a series of rescue missions.
Egyptian riot policemen stand guard outside the constitutional court in Cairo. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
Five people were sentenced to death for killing eleven police officers in the town of Kerdasa located on Cairo's outskirts.
Egyptians gather their belongings as they prepare to leave Libya. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
12:30 GMT
Eighty-three Egyptians, primarily migrant laborers, were caught trying to illegally enter Libya when they were apprehended in a military zone west of Saloum.
Israeli emergency services personnel clean the sidewalk at the scene of an attack after a Palestinian man stabbed several people on a Tel Aviv bus on January 21, 2015. (AFP/Jack Guez)
12:00 GMT
A Palestinian man was shot in the legs by Israeli police after attempting to stab people at the Givat Hamivtar station in Jerusalem.
Saudi Arabia launched an air campaign in Yemen in March, which was also bolstered by light ground troops this week. (AFP/File)
11:47 GMT
Saudi warplanes hit areas across western Yemen Monday, according to Yemeni media, who said the strikes caused several civilian casualties while targeting Shiite Houthi rebel positions.
Lebanese soldiers stand guard in the border town of Arsal, August 9, 2014. (AFP/File)
11:34 GMT
Security forces arrested a top Daesh recruiter early Sunday, as he tried to cross from Lebanon into Turkey.
A file picture from the Palestinian village of Hizma shows the new housing units in the Jewish settlement of Neve Yaakov in the northern area of east Jerusalem. (AFP/Thomas Coex)
11:30 GMT
A plan to construct 1,531 settlement units in occupied East Jerusalem was previously frozen years ago amid criticism from the United States. Now the Israeli government is moving forward with planning.
Earlier Monday, three IDF soldiers were lightly injured when their vehicle was overturned by mortar fire. (AFP/File)
11:12 GMT
An IDF spokesperson said two UN peacekeepers were lightly injured in Israel-held Golan Monday when mortar fire from Syrian territory hit their base.
Smoke billows following air strikes by regime forces in the restive Jobar area, in eastern Damascus on April 29, 2015. (AFP/Lens of a Young Dimashqi)
09:58 GMT
A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device in a busy area of downtown Damascus. No casualties have been reported as of yet.
Israeli police uses water cannon during heavy clashes, to disperse Ethiopian Israelis demonstrating in central Tel Aviv against alleged police brutality and institutionalized discrimination on May 3, 2015. (AFP/Jack Guez)
09:21 GMT
Anti-racism protests led by Ethiopian Israelis began anew in Jerusalem after ending violently in Tel Aviv.
An earlier report from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the US-led coalition strike in Aleppo this weekend killed some 52 civilians and not a single Daesh militant. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
US officials have denied a report that surfaced over the weekend from the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights which purported the recent coalition strike in Aleppo killed 52 civilians and failed to hit any Daesh targets or other militants.
A pre-Baath Syrian flag, now used by the Syrian opposition, hangs in a heavily damaged classroom after a barrel bomb hit a school in Syria's northern city of Aleppo. (AFP/ Baraa Al-Halabi)
08:56 GMT
A pre-Baath Syrian flag, now used by the Syrian opposition, hangs in a heavily damaged classroom after a barrel bomb hit a school in Syria's northern city of Aleppo. (AFP/ Baraa Al-Halabi)
Reports of Daesh losing territory may be more wishful thinking than fact. (AFP/File)
08:35 GMT
The Pentagon claims Daesh is losing territory fast as Shiite militia and government troops attempt to push them out of Iraq; but what of the large swathes of land being taken by the militants in Syria?
Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon, Ali Awad Asiri (center). (AFP/Joseph Eid)
08:16 GMT
Two men were arrested in connection with an assassination plot against Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Lebanon, Ali Awad Asiri.
Palestinian children from the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh wave their national flag and flash the sign for victory as they sit on a house after it was demolished by Israeli bulldozers under the pretext that there was no building permit for the construction in the village, near the Jewish Hallamish settlement during a demonstration on April 28, 2015. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
08:00 GMT
Palestinian Ambassador to the UN Riyad Mansour composed an open letter to the UN Security Council condemning Israel's child abuse record and demanding justice.
The event was organized by the far-right US group Defense Initiative, who is also responsible for a series of anti-Islam advertisements placed on buses across the country earlier this year. (AFP/File)
07:47 GMT
US authorities shot two suspects dead Sunday after they opened fire outside a Texas-based contest to draw cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.
The Air Arabia incident follows a string of similar cases on Turkish Airline flights last month which were asked to return to Istanbul after bomb threats were made in air. (AFP/File)
07:25 GMT
A UAE flight was rerouted to land on the military base of Al-Minhad, just outside Dubai, when a bomb threat was reportedly made on board.
People take part in a protest called by members of the Ethiopian community against alleged police brutality and institutionalized discrimination, on May 03, 2015 the coastal city of Tel Aviv. (AFP/Jack Guez)
07:15 GMT
A protest against racism initiated by Ethiopian Israelis left 63 people injured and 43 arrested.
Fighting between regime forces and rebel groups has raged in the Ghouta suburbs for years as regime forces attempt to regain control of a key supply route there. (AFP/File)
07:06 GMT
Syrian government forces clashed with rebel fighters Sunday in the Ghouta suburbs, just outside the capital Damascus as schools across rebel-held Aleppo announced closures in light of the most recent barrel bomb attacks.
Displaced Afghan women with their children from Imam Sahib district sit in a room in Kunduz City, April 28, 2015. (AFP)
06:00 GMT
Over 3,000 families in Aghanistan's northern province of Kunduz have fled fighting between the Taliban and government troops.
Two prisoners were tortured to death in 2006 while in custody. (Al Bawaba/File)
05:00 GMT
Egypt's top court has sentenced 14 policemen and a doctor to jail terms for torturing two prisoners to death in 2006, a judicial official said.

May 3, 2015

The Palestinian refugee camp continues to see violence inflicted by Daesh and the Syrian regime. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT
The Palestinian refugee camp continues to see violence inflicted by Daesh and the Syrian regime.
Demonstrators protest outside the Egyptian embassy in London Wednesday to demand the immediate release of detained journalists in Egypt. (AFP/Carl Court)
18:16 GMT
An Egyptian journalist was arrested early Saturday and faces charges of joining the banned Muslim Brotherhood.
Sister Diana Momeka was denied a visa to enter the US to testify before Congress on Daesh atrocities against Christians in Iraq. (Twitter)
18:00 GMT
The US State Department has been criticized for denying a visa to an Iraqi Christian planning to testify in Congress.
Pakistanis gather around a charred passenger vehicle after it caught fire northeast of Karachi, Feb. 23, 2015. (AFP/File)
17:57 GMT
At least 11 people were burned to death and more than a dozen injured when a bus caught fire in southern Pakistan officials said Sunday.
A rebel fighter monitors the surrounding area during clashes with government forces in the Syrian northeastern city of Deir Ezzor, on Oct. 28, 2013. (AFP/Ahmad Aboud)
17:26 GMT
The Syrian army has "cut off the last main road" for rebels leading out of eastern Damascus, a monitor said Sunday.
The discussions are scheduled to go on for two days.(AFP/File)
16:48 GMT
Taliban and Afghan officials are meeting in Qatar for discussions, although have said these are not peace talks.
The prime minister will meet with an Ethiopian IDF soldier who was beaten by policemen following community protests, officials said Sunday. (Twitter)
16:48 GMT
The prime minister will meet with an Ethiopian IDF soldier who was beaten by policemen following community protests, officials said Sunday.
The ground troops seen fighting Houthis in Aden are Yemeni, not Arab forces deployed by Saudi Arabia, a spokesman said Sunday. (Twitter)
16:19 GMT
The ground troops seen fighting Houthis in Aden are Yemeni, not Arab forces deployed by Saudi Arabia, a spokesman said Sunday.
Prosecutors referred 40 people to criminal court on Sunday after an investigation revealed that they communicated with Daesh fighters, judicial sources said. (AFP/File)
15:33 GMT
Prosecutors referred 40 people to criminal court on Sunday after an investigation revealed that they communicated with Daesh fighters, judicial sources said.
Pakistan Punjab Police personnel board buses as they prepare to reinforce security during an anti-government protest in Islamabad on August 17, 2014. (AFP/Farooq Naeem)
15:11 GMT
At least 30 armed bandits attacked the provincial border between Punjab and Sindh, sources said Sunday.
Or Assraf, 22, was found dead in a mountainous region and will be flown to Israel for burial. (Twitter)
14:50 GMT
Or Assraf's body was discovered in a mountainous region and will be flown to Israel for burial.
It had been reported earlier that Saudi Arabia had launched a ground offensive in the city of Aden. (AFP/File)
14:46 GMT
A Saudi-led coalition has denied that a ground offensive has been launched in Yemen's port city of Aden, Reuters has reported.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. (AFP/File)
14:20 GMT
The controversial US Congress bill aimed to divide Iraq into three separate states.
Armed fighters loyal to Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, Al-Nusra Front, sit under a gate at the entrance of the northern town of Jisr al-Shughur on April 26, 2015. (AFP/Hass News/Ali Nasser)
13:00 GMT
Nusra Front militants allegedly received anti-tank weapons training in Syria’s Qalamounin region as they prepare to battle Hezbollah.
A woman holds a placard reading "a worthy home for refugees" as people participate in silence in a march in tribute to migrants lost at sea on April 28, 2015 in Nice, France. (AFP/Valery Hache)
12:37 GMT
Many of the migrants arrived in southern Italy, while others will arrive as late as Monday.
The 16-year-old was charged with blowing up a police car and manufacturing bombs. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
A 16-year-old Egyptian teen was sentenced to 15 years in prison by a Cairo court Saturday for blowing up a police vehicle and making bombs.
Armed tribal supporters of exiled Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi man a vehicle with an automatic rifle attached to it near the International airport in the port city of Aden, as battles against Shiite Huthi rebels continue, on May 2, 2015. (AFP/Saleh Al-Obeidi)
12:07 GMT
For the first time the Saudi-led coalition has deployed ground troops in Yemen, as its airforce continues to conduct airstrikes in Sanaa.
Ethiopian-Israeli protesters march through Jerusalem demanding an investigation into police brutality, April 30, 2015. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Ethiopian-Israelis are set to protest in Tel Aviv Sunday following violent clashes after a soldier was beaten by police, highlighting the country's institutional racism.
At least 41 other Taliban militants are believed to have been injured in the military operations. (AFP/File)
11:30 GMT
Afghan forces killed 45 militants and wounded 41 others in separate security operations over the past 24 hours.
Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas is greeted by the National Guard as he arrives at the campus of Independence University in Jericho, May 1, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
The Palestinian Authority will reshuffle five or six positions in the national consensus government, a senior Fatah official said.
An Iraqi man inspects the wreckage of a burnt car on May 1, 2015 a day after a car bomb attack in the Baghdad neighbourhood of Talbiya. (AFP/Ali Al-Saadi)
10:30 GMT
Twin car bombs killed 19 people in a busy district of Baghdad late Saturday night.
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas shakes hands with former US president Jimmy Carter in Ramallah, May 2, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Former US president Jimmy Carter accused Benjamin Netanyahu of obstructing the peace process with Palestinian leaders during a visit to Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.
Jabhat al-Nusra fighters in Syria. (AFP/File)
09:25 GMT
A Syrian activist and member of the Farouq Brigade describes his torture by Jabhat al-Nusra.
A Tunisian policeman stands guard in front of the Bardo National Museum on March 23, 2015 in Tunis after a terrorist attack killed 23 people. (AFP/File)
08:52 GMT
Israel's Counter-Terrorism Bureau warned its citizens and Jews around the world to avoid visiting Tunisia due to heightened security threats; however, Tunisia has since denied any such claims.
Yemenis stand at the site of a Saudi air strike against Houthi rebels near Sanaa Airport. (AFP/File)
08:33 GMT
The activist organization Human Rights Watch claims to have satellite evidence of Saudi Arabia using cluster munitions, also known as barrel bombs, in Yemen.
Syrian refugee looking through a fence at Azraq refugee camp in Jordan. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
08:23 GMT
Syrian refugee looking through a fence at Azraq refugee camp in Jordan. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
Iraqi security forces take position during fighting against Daesh in the Al-Karma district, west of the Iraqi capital Baghdad in the Anbar province's eastern edge, on April 26, 201. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
07:58 GMT
Iraqi security forces clashed with Daesh militants in the city of al-Karma is Anbar province.
Iraqi security forces inspect the site of a mass Yazidi grave near Sinjar, February 3, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:53 GMT
Daesh militants reportedly executed up to 600 Yazidis in northern Iraq, according to several media reports.
Warmer weather may mean more migrants trying to brave the Mediterranean to arrive in Europe. (Photo: Italian Government/AFP)
07:37 GMT
Three boats carrying over 200 migrants were rescued by a French patrol boat while crossing the Mediterranean.
Daesh militants stormed Yarmouk in April, causing further clashes in the camp. (AFP/File)
07:22 GMT
The UN has called for the protection of Palestinian civilians in Syria's besieged Yarmouk camp following a series of bombings by the Syrian army.
The incident follows another tunnel collapse in Rafah where a Palestinian worker was killed last week. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
A member of Hamas' military wing al-Qassam Brigades was killed during a tunnel collapse Saturday in the north of Gaza.
Yemenis gather in the capital Sanaa following a Saudi airstrike against Houthi militants, May 2, 2015. (AFP/File)
06:30 GMT
Yemen's Shia Houthi movement has appealed to the UN to seek and end to Saudi Arabia's airstrikes across the country.
Al-Afri is supposedly a former physics professor in Iraq. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
A new Daesh leader has been appointed after Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was seriously wounded in US air strikes in northwest Iraq.
The site of Al-Aqsa is significant to both Muslims and Jews. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Hamas is urging for an Arab-Palestinian plan to protect Al-Aqsa Mosque complex, which is at the heart of many problems between Arabs and Israelis.

May 2, 2015

Those killed include eight members of the same family. (AFP/File)
16:47 GMT
More than a dozen civilians have been killed after militants fired shells at government-held positions in Aleppo, Syria.
Egypt has been cracking down on terrorism in the Sinai region for over a year. (AFP/File)
15:07 GMT
The Egyptian army has said that 29 'terrorists' have been killed by its troops in the past 11 days in northern Sinai.
Canada's PM Stephen Harper made an unexpected visit to Iraq, where he met with his Iraqi counterpart Haider al-Abadi Saturday.  (AFP/David Rowland)
14:02 GMT
Canada's PM Stephen Harper made an unexpected visit to Iraq, where he met with his Iraqi counterpart Haider al-Abadi Saturday.
Egypt announced in April that it would take part in major military operations with Saudi Arabia. (AFP/FIle)
13:20 GMT
Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has arrived in Saudi Arabia Saturday for talks with top Saudi officials, according to a presidential spokesman.
The attacker drove a bomb-laden car into military headquarters in Garma, located in Al Anbar province, killing six troops.  (AFP/File)
12:10 GMT
The attacker drove a bomb-laden car into military headquarters in Garma, killing six.