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The Palestinian refugee camp continues to see violence inflicted by Daesh and the Syrian regime. (AFP/File)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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The attacker drove a bomb-laden car into military headquarters in Garma, killing six.
A man sits in a destroyed building in southern Damascus' Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp, April 2015.  (AFP/File)
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Syrian regime shells struck Yarmouk late Friday, causing damage to the beleaguered southern Damascus camp. No casualties reported.
ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told reporters that the court will carry out an "unbiased" inquiry into the war crimes accusations.  (AFP/File)
09:32 GMT
The ICC rejected Israel's claims that the court may carry out biased investigations into last summer's Gaza Strip war crimes.
Officials in Baghdad are blaming a wave of displaced Sunnis for providing a cover for militants to conduct increased bombing attacks in the city.  (AFP/File)
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Officials in Baghdad are blaming a wave of displaced Sunnis for providing a cover for militants to conduct increased bombing attacks in the city.
Israeli forces shot and injured 3 teens in al-Jalazun refugee camp outside Ramallah Friday.  (AFP/Abbas Momani)
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Israeli forces shot, injured 3 teens in al-Jalazun refugee camp outside Ramallah.
Damage from a U.S.-led airstrike in a northwestern Syrian village, September 2014.  (AFP/Sami Ali)
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An airstrike Friday in Syria's Aleppo province killed 52 civilians, including 7 children, activists say.
Thousands of opposition supporters have been arrested in Bahrain since February 2011, when demonstrators took to the streets en masse calling for the step down of the Al Khalifa ruling family. (AFP/File)
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In Bahrain, hundreds gathered on international Labor Day to protest the prolonged detainment of political opposition members and demanded they be allowed to resume working.
In February, the US and Turkey signed an agreement to train and equip vetted Syrian rebels fighting Daesh and Syrian President Bashar al Assad, but the program has so far not begun. (AFP/File)
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Pentagon spokesperson Elissa Smith said Friday reports that Washington had send some 100 troops to Turkey to prepare to train Syrian rebels last week were "unfounded and erroneous."

May 1, 2015

Istanbul was the site of heavy police force last May Day, when protesters were hit with tear gas and water cannons by security forces. (AFP/File)
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In a scene reminiscent of last Labor Day in Istanbul, crowds of protesters were arrested and shot with water cannons as security forces attempted to disperse Taksim Square labor demonstrations.
The count includes deaths resulting from Daesh and other extremist parties operating in Syria, as well as Syrian regime bombings across the country. (AFP/File)
19:30 GMT
The Syrian Network for Human Rights reports some 2,231 people were killed in Syria during the month of April, 95 percent of them civilians.
More than a month into the Saudi-led airstrike campaign against Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen, humanitarian aid agencies warn of an increasingly dire situation for civilians trapped between warring factions on the ground. (AFP/File)
18:30 GMT
As aid agencies warn of a deepening fuel shortages in Yemen, the UN Security Council will hold an emergency session to address the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the restive country.
Saudi-led airstrikes began in Yemen over a month ago, when exiled Yemeni President Abd Rabu Mansour Hadi sought military intervention from Gulf allies against Shiite Houthi rebels launching an offensive against his government. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT
At least 20 civilians were killed in Yemen after fresh Saudi-led airstrikes targeted Houthi rebel positions across the capital Sanaa.
The newly announced decree appoints Muhammad bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and replaces the KSA's long standing foreign minister, Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, with a successor. (AFP/File)
16:43 GMT
Saudi Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud slammed the Kingdom's cabinet reshuffle announcement earlier this week, terming the decision "impulsive" and calling for more dialogue.
The five convicted men were arrested by Egyptian security forces during pro-Morsi demonstrations in the Egyptian city of Alexandria last August. (AFP/File)
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An Egyptian court issued 18-year prison sentences to five supporters of ousted Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi, Friday in a continued wave of arrests for Muslim Brotherhood affiliates in Egyp
Arsal has been the site of fierce clashes between Lebanese authorities and Daesh and Nusra militants, who kidnapped 25 Lebanese servicemen after a brutal offensive there last August. (AFP/File)
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The bodies of one Lebanese soldier and one civilian were handed over to Lebanese authorities on Friday by Daesh militants in the Lebanese border town of Arsal.
Lebanese troops travel through the town of Arsal, close to the Syrian border, August 28, 2014. (AFP/File)
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Fourteen Syrian refugees were arrested by Lebanese security forces Friday for "suspicious" activity, the country's state news agency reported.
Palestinian fishermen watch an Israeli gunboat in the distance, off the coast of Rafah, March 26, 2014. (AFP/File)
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Israeli gunboats fired at Palestinian fishermen off the coast of Gaza City Friday. No injuries were reported in the attack.
Troops fire artillery shells towards Yemen from their post in southwestern Saudi Arabia, April 13, 2015. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Dozens of Yemeni rebels were killed along with three Saudi soldiers during border clashes overnight, the kingdom’s Defense Ministry said.
Bystanders inspect the site of a car bomb attack in Baghdad, October 14, 2014. (AFP/File)
11:13 GMT
Separate car bombs killed at least 16 people in and around the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, security officials confirmed Thursday.
Syrian troops in a pro-government tank keep watch in the Latakia province. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
Bashar al-Assad's army clashed with Islamist rebels in Latakia province Thursday, according to Reuters.
A Houthi fighter stands in front of a house destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, April 28, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Iran has been arming Yemen's Shia Houthi fighters since 2009 according to a confidential UN report Friday.
Yemeni children walk past burning rubbish in the country's capital Sanaa, April 29, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:52 GMT
UN chief Ban Ki-moon warned of dire consequences for humanitarian relief operations in Yemen due to fuel shortages.
Hundreds of Palestinian children were detained by Israeli security forces in 2014. (AFP/File)
07:14 GMT
Four Palestinian minors were arrested and interrogated by undercover Israeli police in occupied East Jerusalem this week.
Iranian citizen Mansour Leghaei was deported from Australia and denied a permanent visa over undisclosed reasons. (Twitter)
06:00 GMT
The UN Human Rights Committee has accused Australia of violating the rights of an Iranian citizen by deporting him over undisclosed reasons.
The US has approved $474 million of funding for Israel to develop anti-tunneling technology against Hamas. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The US has approved $474 million of funding for Israel to develop anti-tunneling technology against Hamas.

April 30, 2015

Daesh has claimed executing Yemeni soldiers in a video posted online Thursday, a monitor said. (Twitter)
20:00 GMT
Daesh has claimed executing Yemeni soldiers in a video posted online Thursday, a monitor said.
More than 1,000 protesters arrived in the capital Thursday to demonstrate against the Israeli police. (Twitter)
19:26 GMT
More than 1,000 protesters arrived in the capital Thursday to demonstrate against the Israeli police.
Demonstrators shout anti-US slogans during a protest against drone attacks in Pakistan's tribal region, in Multan on Dec. 6, 2012. (AFP/File)
18:36 GMT
Pakistani police have filed a murder case against Jonathan Banks for his alleged role in deaths caused by drone strikes.
Opposition fighters from the Ahrar Al-Sham brigade walk in Aleppo during ongoing clashes with government forces on Jan. 27, 2014. (AFP/Baraa al-Halabi)
17:48 GMT
Ahrar al-Sham in Syria seized a border crossing in southwest Syria near Israel on Thursday, a monitor said.
The rooms have helped Turkish authorities deport more than 300 suspected foreign fighters, the counterterrorism department said Thursday. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT
The rooms have helped Turkish authorities deport more than 300 suspected foreign fighters, the counterterrorism department said Thursday.
Thousands of Saudi leaders flowed through a palace in the Saudi capital Thursday to pledge support for the new crown prince. (Twitter)
16:30 GMT
Thousands of Saudi leaders flowed through a palace in the Saudi capital Thursday to pledge support for the new crown prince.
The FBI assisted with a family's attempt to pay a ransom to extremists aimed at securing the release of an American held captive for nearly four years, a report said Wednesday. (AFP/File)
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The FBI assisted with a family's attempt to pay a ransom to extremists aimed at securing the release of an American held captive for nearly four years, a report said Wednesday.
Egypt has renewed calls on its citizens Thursday to avoid travel to Libya. (AFP/File)
15:39 GMT
Egypt has renewed calls on its citizens Thursday to avoid travel to Libya.
Syrian refugee children attend the Bunia Mustaqbal school in Lebanon's eastern town of Ersal, on the border with Syria, on October 25, 2014. (AFP/Maya Hautefueille)
15:30 GMT
The health ministry launched a new campaign Thursday to address water sanitation in Lebanese schools.
Amman East Power Plant, a combined cycle gas-fired power plant in Al Manakher, Jordan, was the first independent power plant in Jordan. (Courtesy/Beling.net)
14:27 GMT
Jordan's prime minister on Wednesday laid the foundation down for an electricity generation mega-project.
Many Iraqi divisions collapsed when a Daesh-led offensive swept through Iraq last summer. (AFP/File)
13:50 GMT
Iraq's prime minister has offered an amnesty for members of the security forces who fled Daesh, AFP has reported.
Armed rebel fighters walk past bodies, reportedly belonging to government forces, in the northern Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughur on April 25, 2015. (AFP/Ghaith Omran)
13:00 GMT
Syrian regime airstrikes targeting rebels in the northwest killed more than 20 civilians overnight, a monitor said Thursday.
Malala Yousafzai was attacked in October 2012.(AFP/File)
12:16 GMT
A Pakistani court has sentenced 10 Taliban militants accused of plotting the attack on Malala Yousafzai to life in prison.
In the last two months the Nigerian military has taken back control of large swathes of territory in the north of the country. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
Nigeria's armed forces have rescued another group of women and children who were being held hostage by Boko Haram, an army spokesman has said.
Lebanon has witnessed an increase of militant activity on the border with Syria in recent months. (AFP/File)
09:35 GMT
Nusra Front militants reportedly killed six Hezbollah members during an ambush near the Syrian border with Lebanon Wednesday.
Two Libyans and three Egyptians have reportedly admitted responsibility for the killings. (AFP/File)
09:26 GMT
Libya has said that five detainees have claimed responsibility for killing five local television staff who were kidnapped last August.
Around 200 Palestinian minors remain locked up in Israeli prisons, according to Military Court Watch. (AFP/File)
08:44 GMT
A six-year-old Palestinian boy along with his brother, 12, were arrested in East Jerusalem by Israeli police for allegedly throwing stones.
Twelve Bahrainis were handed down various verdicts including one death sentence. (AFP/File)
07:49 GMT
Twelve people in Bahrain were handed down various sentences including one death penalty over their involvement in a car attack where a policeman was killed.
Former US President Jimmy Carter was due to visit the Strip on Thursday. (AFP/File)
06:30 GMT
Former US President Jimmy Carter canceled a widely anticipated trip to Gaza, scheduled on Thursday, according to AP.
Under Secretary of State Sherman:  "We're still quite concerned about state-sponsored terrorism." (File-AFP)
06:00 GMT
Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman expresses concerns to Iran's potential Asian trading partners.
France has been strengthening its relationship with Lebanon in recent months, mainly through security. (AFP/File)
05:20 GMT
France and Lebanon have had a strong relationship but now, when it comes to weapon supplies, both nations are trying to tighten their grip on terrorism.
Iraqi Kurdistan is home to strategic oil fields (File-AFP)
05:00 GMT
Kurds will deliver up to 625,000 barrels per day beginning in June.

April 29, 2015

Signs of solidarity were visible all around the world following January's attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices (File/AFP)
19:19 GMT
Cartoonist Luz insists that "the terrorists did not win."
The rally in Gaza was held in support of Palestinian unity between Hamas and Fatah (File-AFP)
18:15 GMT
Hamas security forces break up demonstration calling for Hamas-Fatah cooperation
Peshmerga forces have been involved in heavy fighting against Daesh in northern Iraq (File/AFP)
17:26 GMT
UK Chief of Staff promises continued assistance in meeting with Kurdish President Barzani.
The US guided missile destroyer USS Farragut has been dispatched to monitor the situation in the Straits of Hormuz (File-AFP)
16:02 GMT
Naval presence comes following Iran seized a Maersk cargo ship on Tuesday.
Houthi rebels have been fighting for control of the Southern port of Aden since the end of March (File/AFP)
15:49 GMT
Rebels capture upscale neighborhood in Aden along coastal road.
In May, 2013 Turks took to the streets of Istanbul to protest against the Erdogan government (File/AFP)
15:31 GMT
Acquittals come two days ahead of expected Labor Day protests.
Oil and chemical spills are not uncommon along the Nile given the important role that the river plays in commercial transportation (File-AFP)
15:13 GMT
Authorities have removed the barge that spilled 500 tonnes of phosphate in the Nile last week.
UN forces are present along the Israeli-Lebanese border (File-AFP)
14:15 GMT
UN peace keeping force states that Israel must withdraw from occupied village in South Lebanon.
Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi fled to Saudi Arabia after Shia Houthi rebels took control of much of the country in March (File-AFP)
14:07 GMT
Hadi's government prepares to join GCC.
Hundreds of supporters of Islamist President Mohammad Morsi were killed in clashes with security forces following the president's ouster in 2013 (File-AFP)
14:00 GMT
Islamists convicted of burning church in 2013 following Morsi's ouster.
Muqtada al-Sadr is one of Iraq's most prominent Shia clerics (File-AFP)
13:53 GMT
Muqtada al-Sadr says Iraqis will not accept "division of their country."
The Golan Heights have been he site of recent fighting between Daesh and other militant groups (File-AFP)
13:36 GMT
Tuesday's mortar attack on Israeli-occupied territory the work of Daesh, report says.
The Lebanese army arrested men who were suspected to have fired on civilians and security personnel (File-AFP)
13:03 GMT
Lebanese Army makes several arrests of outlaws and militants in South Beirut.
Two mortar rounds fired from Syria struck open areas of the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan Heights (AFP/ File Photo).
12:30 GMT
Syria has accused Turkey of providing supporting fire and logistical help to enable “terrorist groups” to capture the Syrian city of Idlib and the strategic town of Jisr al-Shughur, state television said Tuesday.
Israeli sources report that Mohammed Deif is seeking more armaments for Hamas' Al Qassam Brigades (File-AFP)
12:29 GMT
Mohammed Deif, target of several Israeli assassination attempts, believed to be operating in Gaza Strip.