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Al-Qaeda fighters and allied Syrian rebels captured a major military base as the regime continued conducting airstrikes, a monitor said Monday. (AFP/File)
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Al-Qaeda fighters and allied Syrian rebels captured a major military base as the regime continued conducting airstrikes, a monitor said Monday.
Smoke rises from the aid group building in Kunduz that was attacked by Taliban militants. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
17:09 GMT
Clashes between Afghan security forces and the Taliban in northern Kunduz have killed more than 30 fighters, officials said Monday.
A Palestinian man is lowered into a smuggling tunnel beneath the Gaza-Egypt border, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Sept. 11, 2013. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
14:37 GMT
A Palestinian worker died Monday when a tunnel collapsed in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, a health official said.
Indian resident Santosh is met by relatives after being evacuated following an earthquake in Nepal at the railway station in Amritsar on April 27, 2015. (AFP/Narinder Nanu)
13:30 GMT
The plane arrived in Istanbul from Nepal on Sunday, a day after a 7.8 magnitude Kathmandu earthquake killed 2,500.
IDF troops in the Golan heights near the Lebanese border. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
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Israeli units were seen moving near the Lebanese border and carried out a military exercise, security sources said Monday.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was reelected Monday with 94.5 percent of the votes, the National Electoral Commission said. (AFP/File)
11:59 GMT
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was reelected Monday with 94.5 percent of the votes, the National Electoral Commission said.
Tareq Kamleh from Perth urged other doctors to join Daesh in a propaganda video believed to be filmed in Raqqa. (YouTube)
11:56 GMT
An Australian doctor has appeared in a Daesh propaganda video asking other people from the medical profession to join the militant group.
Pakistani residents collect belongings at their home after it was damaged in heavy rain and winds in Peshawar on April 27, 2015. (AFP/A Majeed)
11:27 GMT
A "mini-cyclone" tore through Pakistan's Peshawar area Monday, killing dozens and damaging infrastructure.
Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal arrives for a meeting in Tunisia, September 12, 2014. (AFP/File)
11:21 GMT
Israel and Hamas will continue to hold indirect talks through European mediation, a senior Hamas official confirmed Sunday.
An army made up of Arab nations would put a further strain on the region. (AFP/File)
10:56 GMT
While some Arab countries move to establish a joint military force in the Middle East, such actions could put a further dent in the region's rocky Sunni-Shia relationship.
An overnight airstrike believed to have been carried out by Israel's air force struck Hezbollah targets in Syria. (AFP/File)
10:13 GMT
Doubts have been cast over an apparent Israeli airstrike targeting Hezbollah and military sites in Syria.
A Syrian street vendor selling fuel uses a battery powered lamp to light his stall at night in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the capital Damascus. (AFP/Abd Doumany)
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A Syrian street vendor selling fuel uses a battery powered lamp to light his stall at night in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the capital Damascus. (AFP/Abd Doumany)
Armed rebels walk past the bodies of army soldiers in the northern Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughur, April 25, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:42 GMT
A coalition of Islamist rebels said they seized a key military army base in the northwestern province of Idlib Monday.
Former US President and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Jimmy Carter visited the Gaza Strip in 2009. (Wikimedia Commons)
08:30 GMT
Former US President Jimmy Carter is heading to Gaza with hopes to broker a Saudi-backed reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah.
Iraqi forces prepare to fire on Daesh positions in the Garma district, west of the Iraqi capital Baghdad. (AFP/AHMAD AL-RUBAYE)
07:43 GMT
The Iraqi government troops reportedly make gains in Daesh-held territory of Anbar province, between Baghdad and Fallujah.
Bashar al-Assad's uncle was probed by French authorities for his $98 million family assets. (AFP/File)
07:30 GMT
The uncle of Bashar al-Assad has been investigated in France for his $98 million fortune and suspicious activities.
Militants holding AKM-S assault rifles vowed to kill Yemen's Houthi rebels during the nine-minute clip. (Image: Information Bureau of Wilayat Sanaa)
07:16 GMT
Daesh militants released a new video online, claiming their official presence in Yemen, according to Al Arabiya news.
Israeli F16s (Wikipedia)
07:10 GMT
For the second time in three days, Israel's airforce bombed weapons caches allegedly belonging to Hezbollah and pro-Assad forces north of Damascus; casualties unconfirmed.
Mourners carry the body of Mahmoud Abu Jheisha after he was shot dead for allegedly stabbing an Israeli soldier in Hebron, April 26, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Thousands of mourners attended the funeral of 20-year-old Palestinian Mahmoud Abu Jheisha who was shot dead for allegedly stabbing an Israeli soldier.
An Israeli soldier patrols the occupied Golan Heights near the Quneitra crossing, August 30, 2014. (AFP/File)
06:30 GMT
An Israeli air raid killed four people in the occupied Golan Heights Sunday near the Syrian border.
Syrian citizens abroad, even those with lost or unofficial documents, will have greater ease obtaining passports, according to new rules.  (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Syrian citizens abroad, even those with lost or unofficial documents, will have greater ease obtaining passports, according to new rules.
Syrian refugees cross the border from Syria into Jordan, near Mafraq, on Feb. 18, 2013. Jordanian army buses, ambulances and medics as well as water tankers wait at the border to receive Syrian refugees and take them to shelters. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
05:00 GMT
Jordanian Armed Forces on Sunday received new arrivals, who were provided with first aid and other humanitarian support.

April 26, 2015

Friends and family have heard no word from six UAE residents stranded in Nepal. (Courtesy/Gulf News)
22:00 GMT
Friends and family have heard no word from six UAE residents stranded in Nepal.
Turkish Cypriot independent candidate for the presidential elections, Mustafa Akinci, and his wife Meral arrive with their family at a polling station on April 26, 2015 in the northern part of Nicosia. (AFP/Birol Bebek)
20:37 GMT
Independent candidate Mustafa Akinci won over the voters in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, the election committee announced Sunday.
A Palestinian woman reacts at seeing destroyed homes in the northern district of Beit Hanun in the Gaza Strip during an humanitarian truce on July 26, 2014. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
19:55 GMT
The IDF's Military Prosecution filed an indictment with a military court last week against three soldiers suspected of looting from Palestinian homes during the summer campaign.
Supporters of Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh hold a huge Yemeni flag next to a poster of Saleh as they rally in his support in Sanaa Nov. 7, 2014. (AFP/File)
19:36 GMT
Yemen's foreign minister denounced the former president's call for peace talks Sunday, rejecting his involvement in the country's future.
A UAE fighter jet lifts off before taking part in Saudi-led coalition airstrikes in Yemen.  (AFP/File)
18:32 GMT
The crash occurred Sunday during a training exercise in Saudi Arabia, killing an instructor and a student.
The Egyptian authorities have hanged five people convicted of murder and theft, the interior ministry said Sunday. (AFP/File)
18:04 GMT
The Egyptian authorities have hanged five people convicted of murder and theft, the interior ministry said Sunday.
Aftermath of an August 2013 car bomb in Baghdad. Sunday's attacks killed over one dozen and injured over 50.  (AFP/File)
17:02 GMT
Car bombs across Baghdad killed over one dozen and injured over 50, police say.
Residents look for others after regime airstrikes in Idlib. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
16:48 GMT
Airstrikes conducted by the Syrian government on a marketplace killed at least 34 civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Sunday.
Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Loefven and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas hold a joint press conference in Stockholm on Feb. 10, 2015. (AFP/Jonathan Nackstrand)
15:13 GMT
The two missionaries have been reunited with their families in Sweden, the country's foreign ministry said Sunday.
Pakistani security officials examine the site of a bomb explosion in Quetta, Baluchistan province. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/Banaras Khan)
14:49 GMT
A bomb blast has rocked Pakistan's volatile southwestern province of Balochistan on Sunday, leaving four people dead.
A picture taken on December 4, 2012, shows electricity pylons in Riyadh. (AFP/Fayez Nureldine)
14:33 GMT
Two electricity pylons in Egypt were targeted with explosives Sunday.
Two Israeli men were wounded while another was seriously injured. (AFP/File)
12:14 GMT
A car bomb in Tel Aviv wounded two Israelis and seriously injured another. Police said the blast is believed to be of criminal nature.
The organization criticized the trial of Egyptian president Muhammed Morsi, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison. (AFP/File)
12:07 GMT
The organization criticized the trial of Egyptian president Muhammed Morsi, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Palestinian fishermen are routinely fired upon by Israel's navy, despite remaining well within the 20-nautical-mile zone allocated during the 1993 Oslo Accords. (AFP/File)
11:14 GMT
Israeli security forces opened fire on Palestinian fishermen near Gaza City's shores, causing damage to at least two boats.
Ali Za'tari has previously served in Libya, as well as Sudan, Syria, Iraq and Kuwait. (Image: YouTube screenshot)
10:29 GMT
Ali al-Zaatar will serve as the deputy head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), the UN announced Sunday.
Two Saudi police officers had been killed by Daesh militants at a checkpoint in April. (AFP/File)
10:26 GMT
Saudi Arabia's security forces stopped a potential terrorist attack in the kingdom by Daesh militants, according to an interior ministry spokesperson.
Iraqi government soldiers patrol through the Garma district, west of Baghdad, April 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:59 GMT
Iraqi security officials said car bombings in and around Baghdad killed at least six civilians and wounded dozens of others Sunday.
Armed Shia Houthi militants sit in a pick up truck in southern Sanaa, April 21, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:25 GMT
Saudi Arabia's military resumed a fresh round of airstrikes across the Yemeni capital of Sanaa Sunday following a one-week lull.
A Jordanian soldier sits in position the near the Al-Karameh border point with Iraq, June 25, 2014. (AFP/File)
08:36 GMT
Jordan's interior ministry said the kingdom's border with Iraq was open and safe following a deadly attack by Daesh, which killed one and injured nine others.
A Palestinian child throws a stone towards Israeli forces during clashes between Palestinian protestors and security forces. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
08:20 GMT
A Palestinian child throws a stone towards Israeli forces during clashes between Palestinian protestors and security forces. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
An Iraqi soldier stands beside a damaged vehicle in the Garma district near the west of Baghdad, April 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:12 GMT
Four Iraqi men who had fled violence in the western province of Anbar have been found shot in the head by unknown gunmen.
Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallstroem personally thanked Palestinian and Jordanian authorities for helping secure the release of both hostages in Syria. (AFP/File)
07:24 GMT
Two Swedish men were freed by Al Qaeda's Nusra Front in Syria with the help of negotiations through Palestinian and Jordanian authorities.
Palestinian youths in East Jerusalem throw stones at Israeli security forces following the shooting of a 16-year-old who allegedly attacked a soldier with a knife overnight, April 25, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:01 GMT
Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli police in East Jerusalem Saturday following the shooting of an Arab teen.
Yemeni children sit in a temporary shelter after fleeing Sirwah due to fighting between Houthi rebels and militiamen loyal to the country's fugitive President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, April 24, 2015. (AFP/File)
06:40 GMT
The Yemeni conflict has been catastrophic for most of the Middle East. Bringing Saudi and Iran into a standoff, which delves into the Shia-Sunni divide, could it move towards Europe?
Nusra Front militants allied with other groups raided the northwestern province of Idlib on Saturday. (AFP/File)
06:30 GMT
Nusra Front militants killed at least 60 Syrian army soldiers in the northwestern province of Idlib, according to a London-based monitoring group.
The airstrikes targeted a residential area in Jisr al-Shughur, a city in the Idlib province of Syria. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
At least 30 people were killed Saturday in regime airstrikes on Jisr al-Shughur city in the northern province of Idlib.
Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed currently leads the UN Ebola response mission. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The UN Security Council approved Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's nomination of Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed of Mauritania as his special envoy for Yemen, the UN spokesperson's office said Saturday.

April 25, 2015

Egypt initially declared the state of emergency in parts of North Sinai in October 2014. (AFP/File)
18:42 GMT
Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi extended the state of emergency and curfew in Sinai for another three months. The curfew was initially applied seven months ago in some part of restive North Sinai.
A statement released by Egypt's interior ministry said the four killed in the explosion were members of the Muslim Brotherhood. (AFP/File)
16:42 GMT
Four people were killed in an explosion on Saturday at a makeshift farm building in Beni Suef governorate in Egypt in what police said was a bomb-making operation gone wrong.
Israeli soldiers search a car at a checkpoint in Hebron. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Menahem Kahana/AFP/File)
14:55 GMT
A 17-year-old Palestinian was shot dead at the Al-Zayyim checkpoint in occupied East Jerusalem after allegedly attempting to stab checkpoint officers just before midnight on Friday.
Jordanian soldiers patrol the border with Iraq. (AFP/File)
12:36 GMT
Three car bombs detonated at sole crossing between Jordan and Iraq.
Smoke rises from the provincial capital of Idlib after being taken by Islamist rebels on March 28 (File-AFP)
10:48 GMT
Islamist fighters overrun one of the regime's last holdouts in the Idlib province.
John Kerry urged the Houthis and "those who have influence over them" to enter negotiations (File-AFP)
10:33 GMT
US Secretary of State encourages Houthis to come to the negotiating table.
The jets reportedly struck Lebanon's northern town of al-Qalamoun (File-AFP)
07:29 GMT
Report states that IDF targeted brigades armed with long-range missiles.
Al-Nusra fighters after taking the city of Idlib on March 29, 2015 (File-AFP)
07:07 GMT
Jabhat al Nusra and allies launch joint assault on strategic city in province of Idlib.
Saleh ruled Yemen for 33 years before he stepped down following protests in 2011. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh has urged all sides in Yemen's conflict to return to political dialogue to end to the ongoing violence in the country, Reuters has reported.
The Saudi authorities arrested a 23-year-old man with links to Daesh militants in Syria. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Saudi authorities have held the ISIL (Daesh) militant group responsible for the fatal shooting of two policemen in the capital, Riyadh, earlier this month.

April 24, 2015

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16:56 GMT
Iraqi forces have reportedly recaptured a key bridge from the ISIL (Daesh) group in the Iraqi western province of Anbar.
Pro-Daesh accounts say the pilot has been captured. (AFP/File)
16:51 GMT
Daesh militants have shot down an army aircraft near an important military airport in the south of Syria, according to AFP.
Events throughout this week have been held to mark the 100th anniversary of the massacre. (AFP)
13:42 GMT
Ceremonies are being held around the world to remember the Armenians killed by Ottoman Turks in 1915.
Iraqi security personnel backed by international coalition forces seized the southern part of al-Karma city from Daesh in Anbar province. (AFP/File)
12:29 GMT
Security forces killed at least 48 Daesh (ISIS) militants in Anbar and Ninawah provinces Friday, military officials said.
The UN’s Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura invited Syria’s government and opposition groups to talks in Geneva, set to start on May 4.  (AFP/Fabrice Coffrini)
12:05 GMT
The talks, set for May 4, are the latest to attempt a resolution to the civil war.
At least 115 children have been killed and 172 injured since start of Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen, says UNICEF.  140 children have been recruited as fighters.  (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
11:32 GMT
At least 115 children have been killed and 172 injured in the Yemeni conflict since the launch of the Saudi-led airstrikes in the country, says UNICEF.
In the wake of the recent deaths of hundreds off Libyan coast, EU officials pledge increased emergency funding for search-and-rescue operations.  (AFP/File)
10:43 GMT
In the wake hundreds of migrant deaths off Libyan coast, EU officials pledge increased emergency funding for search-and-rescue operations.
The three British hobbyists, arrested on espionage charges, were released Thursday. (AFP/Toussaint Kluiters)
09:59 GMT
The three British hobbyists, arrested on espionage charges, were released Thursday.
Israeli tanks near the border with the Gaza Strip during the summer 2014 war, which left over 2,000 Palestinians dead, mostly civilians.  (AFP/File)
09:07 GMT
Israeli tanks strike northern Gaza Strip following Thursday rocket fire, no casualties reported.
Jordan’s 20-year-old Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah Thursday called on the world to prevent youth recruitment to Islamic extremist groups. (Tumblr)
08:27 GMT
Jordan’s 20-year-old Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah Thursday called on the world to prevent youth recruitment to Islamic extremist groups.
A memorial in Yerevan, Armenia dedicated to victims of the Armenian genocide. 2015 marks 100 years since the Armenian and Assyrian genocides at the hands of the Ottoman Turks. (AFP/Karen Minasyan)
07:39 GMT
Presdident Joachim Gauck admits German responsibility in the 'genocide', using a term the Turkish government ardently disputes.
Guards man the Iran-Iraq border, 2008.  (AFP/Ali Yussef)
07:19 GMT
Officials from Iran and Iraq sign border security agreement, while Iraq officials pledge to beef up security along border with Syria.
Al-Jadeed news editor Karma Khayat arrived in Beirut on Thursday after a week of a trial for contempt at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. (Screenshot: Twitter)
06:00 GMT
Al-Jadeed news editor Karma Khayat arrived in Beirut on Thursday after a week of a trial for contempt at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.

April 23, 2015

Yemenis dig graves on April 4, 2015 to bury the victims of a reported airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition against Shiite Houthi rebel positions in the village of Bani Matar. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
17:31 GMT
The death toll from clashes in Yemen rose to 1,080, including 48 children, the UN health agency said Thursday.
The president saluted the sacrifices and efforts of the armed forces Thursday, ahead of the commemoration of Sinai Liberation Day. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT
The president saluted the sacrifices and efforts of the armed forces Thursday, ahead of the commemoration of Sinai Liberation Day.
Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon nominated Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, the current UN Ebola chief, as special envoy to Yemen. (AFP/File)
16:18 GMT
Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon nominated the current UN Ebola chief to the UN Security Council on Thursday.
A session at Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo ruled the parliamentary election law unconstitutional on Feb. 25, 2015, delaying the polls. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT
Transitional Justice Minister Ibrahim al-Heneidy said Thursday the parliamentary elections will not be held until after Ramadan for technical and security reasons.
The US returned dozens of Egyptian artifacts that were smuggled out of the Middle East. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
15:30 GMT
The US returned dozens of Egyptian artifacts that were smuggled out of the Middle East.
US President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks during a previously unannounced appearance in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on April 23, 2015 in Washington, DC. (AFP/Mandel Ngan)
15:02 GMT
A US raid against al-Qaeda in January killed two hostages being held by the extremist group, the White House said Thursday.
The army raided a northern town and arrested three suspected militants connected to a soldier who joined Nusra Front, a security source said Thursday. (Screenshot: YouTube)
15:00 GMT
The army raided a northern town and arrested three suspected militants connected to a soldier who joined Nusra Front, a security source said Thursday.
Asylum seekers living in Malta, arrive to attend an interfaith funeral ceremony of 24 migrants who died after a fishing boat carrying migrants capsized off the Libyan coast, on the helipad at Mater Dei Hospital in Malta on April 23, 2015. (AFP/Matthew Mirabelli)
14:30 GMT
Coffins for the only bodies recovered from the Mediterranean's migrant disaster were carried from Malta's morgue to a funeral Thursday.
A shell from an unknown source hit a house in North Sinai, leaving one dead and four injured Thursday, the state news agency said. (AFP/File)
13:34 GMT
A shell from an unknown source hit a house in North Sinai, leaving one dead and four injured Thursday, the state news agency said.
Iraqi forces also recaptured three villages north of Karmah. (AFP/File)
13:30 GMT
The Iraqi army, assisted by popular mobilization units, has succeeded in retaking some areas from ISIL (Daesh) terrorists in the western province of Anbar.
Most of those that have been killed are Daesh militants.(AFP/File)
12:42 GMT
At least 2,000 people, mostly Islamic State group (Daesh) terrorists, have been killed in Syria by a US-led air campaign in the past seven months, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Thursday, according to AFP.
Lebanon to consider Aqaba Port in Jordan as alternative export route. (Creative Commons/Gerard Janot)
12:40 GMT
The government will discuss opening an alternative maritime export route due to the closure of the Nasib crossing with Syria.
The mosque was frequented by Sufi Muslims. (AFP/File)
12:25 GMT
Militants blew up an ancient mosque in an ancient mosque in Libya's capital Tripoli, witnesses have said.
There has been no claim of responsibility for the bombing. (AFP/File)
11:13 GMT
A car bomb has gone off near the Iraqi city of Balad, killing at least eight people and injuring 16 others, authorities say.
There is increasing concern about the role of Iranian influence and Shiite militias in a post-ISIL Iraq. (AFP/File)
10:57 GMT
While ISIL (Daesh) may be making gains in Syria, the tides of battle are shifting against them in Iraq.
Five Shiite rebels were reportedly killed in the attack on Wednesday. (AFP/File)
10:30 GMT
A new division of Daesh (ISIS) that calls itself the 'Green Brigade' has claimed a bombing in Yemen, AFP has reported.
The television journalist was a director of a private production company. (AFP/File)
09:33 GMT
A Libyan television journalist has been killed in Benghazi, AFP has reported. He was killed by a gunshot to the head.
Afghan women wait to get amulets from religious healer Juma Khan at his home in the Surkh Rood district, of Nangarhar province. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
08:34 GMT
Afghan women wait to get amulets from religious healer Juma Khan at his home in the Surkh Rood district, of Nangarhar province. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
Saudi Arabia had announced two days ago that it was ending airstrikes. (AFP/File)
08:01 GMT
Saudi Arabia and its allies have launched a round of new airstrikes on Yemen, AFP reported on Thursday.
Chlorine can suffocate its victims to death and several cases have been reported by security forces and residents. (AFP/File)
07:29 GMT
Daesh militants have reportedly used chlorine gas during attacks in Iraq's Anbar province, officials have said.
Ban Ki-moon said that he hoped fighting would end as soon as possible. (AFP/File)
07:06 GMT
The UN Secretary-General has expressed concern over the renewal of Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen.
Turkey recalled its ambassador to Austria hours after the Austrian Parliament described the Armenian massacre as "genocide" Wednesday. (AFP/File)
06:41 GMT
Turkey recalled its ambassador to Austria hours after the Austrian Parliament described the Armenian massacre as "genocide" Wednesday.
A forensic report released Wednesday said Umarali Kuvatov was poisoned before he was shot dead in March. (Screenshot: Twitter)
04:19 GMT
A forensic report released Wednesday said Umarali Kuvatov was poisoned before he was shot dead in March.

April 22, 2015

Supporters of the Shiite Houthi movement take part in a demonstration in the capital Sanaa on April 22, 2015, against the Saudi-led military "Decisive Storm" air campaign targeting Houthi rebels and their allies in Yemen. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
19:10 GMT
Iran said Wednesday two of its warships had reached the Gulf of Aden a day after the Saudi-led coalition announced the end of its air campaign.
Rescued migrants walk along the quayside after disembarking from the Italian Navy vessel Bettica in the Sicilian harbour of Augusta on April 22, 2015. (AFP/Alberto Pizzoli)
18:38 GMT
Another 446 rescued migrants docked in southeast Sicily on Wednesday, increasing the total refugees who have arrived in Italy this year to 22,000.
Israeli soldiers fire a gun salute during a Memorial Day ceremony to commemorate the fallen soldiers at the Mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem on April 22, 2015. (AFP/Ammar Awad)
18:19 GMT
Violence marred a public memorial ceremony on Wednesday, showing tensions between the city's ultra-orthodox and Zionist communities.
Nile water is fit for human use, an official said after a barge carrying phosphate capsized in Upper Egypt on Tuesday. (AFP/File)
17:54 GMT
Nile water is fit for human use, an official said after a barge carrying phosphate capsized in Upper Egypt on Tuesday.
Taliban fighters pose during a patrol in Ghazni province of Afghanistan on Jan. 23, 2010. (AFP/File)
17:03 GMT
Afghan Taliban announced their spring offensive will be launched Friday, the first year without NATO forces in the country.