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November 30, 2015

Afghan police stand guard in a market destroyed by a truck bomb in Kabul on August 7, 2015. (AFP/File)
18:30 GMT
The US embassy warned the attack could take place in the next 48 hours.
Egypt has yet to recognize a systemic problem of torture by police officers, and instead refers to incidents as "individual mistakes." (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT
Reports of police brutality and torture have stirred public outrage among the Egyptian public.
Family member of captive Lebanese servicemen hold up portraits of their loved ones during a protest. (AFP/File)
17:30 GMT
Nusra Front released a statement on Twitter saying negotiations were still underway for a proposed prisoner swap with the Lebanese government.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talks with Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas during the family photo during the COP21 outside Paris, on November 30, 2015
17:00 GMT
The two leaders were made to stand next to each other during a joint photo-op.
Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, during a NATO meeting in Turkey in May. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
16:30 GMT
The Afghan Foreign Minister and NATO civilian representative will video conference with the main NATO meeting to discuss the country's latest wave of violence.
A Palestinian bedouin woman stands next to her destroyed tent in the village of Atouf in the Jordan Valley. (AFP/Saif Dahlah)
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The tents had been donated by the Red Cross after the families' homes were demolished by Israeli authorities.
A voter in Egypt's parliamentary elections holds up an ink-stained finger. (AFP/File)
15:30 GMT
After 34 candidates made various appeals about election violations, Mansoura city will render the current results null and have another runoff election.
An Egyptian national living in Oman casts her ballot during the first phase of parliamentary elections October 17, 2015. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
Some ambassadors expect turnout to increase later on in the day.
A United Nations weapons expert collects samples during an investigation into a 2013 suspected chemical weapons strike near Damascus. (AFP/Ammar al-Arbini)
14:30 GMT
The EU and OPCW found multiple discrepancies in the Syrian government's declaration of chemical weapons.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu speaks during a press conference at the NATO headquarters on November 30, 2015 in Brussels. (AFP/Emmanuel Dunand)
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Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu called on Russia to lift sanctions established in response to Turkey's downing of a Russian jet along the Syrian border.
A total of 714 Iraqis were killed and another 1,269 wounded in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in October alone. (AFP/File)
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Bombs exploded in and around Baghdad in markets, restaurants, and residential neighborhoods, killing at least seven people and injuring dozens more.
Anonymous has declared war on Daesh. (youtube)
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The online activist group Anonymous hacked a Daesh website and covered it in Viagra and Prozac advertisements.
Syrian children in class at the UN-run Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
12:30 GMT
UNICEF and the Jordan Ministry of Education need millions of dollars of additional funding to continue providing for the educational needs of Syrian children in Jordan.
Yemeni men clear the debris following an air-strike by the Saudi-led coalition, in the capital Sanaa on November 29, 2015. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
12:00 GMT
Warplanes targeted residential neighborhoods in Sa'ada and Taiz.
The PLO Negotiations Affairs Department have accused Israel of orchestrating "systematic ethnic cleansing of Palestinians" by restructuring the fundamental character of East Jerusalem. (AFP/Thomas Coex)
11:30 GMT
Allegations that two Silwan apartments were constructed without the necessary permits prompted an Israeli court to issue their demolition. The East Jerusalem neighborhood has witnessed an influx of Jewish settlements amid the forfeiture and demolition of Palestinian occupied apartments.
Egyptian journalists have faced unprecedented barriers and harassment this year. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
Ismail Alexandrani, an investigative journalist and Sinai expert, remains in custody at the Hurghada airport after over 18 hours of questioning.
Syrian civil defense workers evacuate a wounded man from the scene of a reported airtrike in the rebel-held city of Douma in Eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of the capital Damascus on November 29, 2015. (AFP/Abd Doumany)
10:30 GMT
Airtstrikes on a market in Ariha, located in Idlib province, has killed at least 40 people and injured dozens others. Initial claims point to Russia.
The mass graves were discovered after Iraqi forces liberated the town. (AFP/File)
10:17 GMT
Officials in Iraq uncovered three new mass graves in the town of Sinjar after recapturing the area from Daesh militants.
Mourners at the funeral for Mohammad Abu Khdeir in 2014. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Two Jewish minors were convicted for kidnapping and burning 16 year old Mohammad Abu Khdeir in 2014.
Thousands of protesters hold up banners during an anti-war demonstration in London. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT
A retired British army chief said airstrikes against Daesh in Syria would be the only way to defeat the militant group.
US Republican Senator John McCain (L) and Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (R). (AFP/Gianluigi Guercia)
09:00 GMT
Republican senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham urged Obama to send 10,000 troops to both Iraq and Syria to fight Daesh.
A sign painted on a wall in Bethlehem calling for a boycott of Israeli goods. (AFP/Thomas Coex)
08:30 GMT
The EU recently set guidelines requiring the labeling of goods produced in settlements in the occupied West Bank, as opposed to in Israel itself. Israel has declared to decision "discriminatory".
Relatives of Lebanese soldiers and policemen kidnapped by jihadist groups in early August 2014 in the eastern border town of Arsal, watch news reports about the anticipated release of their loved ones in a tent erected outside the government's offices in downtown Beirut on November 29, 2015. (AFP/Anwar Amro)
08:00 GMT
Despite previous reports that the exchange would be imminent, new developments are preventing the swap from happening.
A Syrian girl eats bread in the Al-Shallal suburb of the northeastern town of Al-Hol in Syria's Hasakeh province, bordering with Iraq, on November 19, 2015. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
07:30 GMT
The bakery was built by a Turkish agency in Idlib, where it produced about 65,000 loafs of bread per day serving about 40,000 people.
Experts claim Israeli excavators found Islamic relics and removed them from Tel Rumeida. (AFP/File)
07:24 GMT
Some say the Tel Rumeida archaeological site in in Hebron is being used as a tool for Israeli settler expansion.
It remains unclear if the impact will have long term effects on the group. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
A high rate of death in Iraq as well as increasingly frequent defections indicate Daesh is losing man power.
Broken egg shells are seen on the emblem of the Turkish embassy in Moscow following a protest, November 25, 2015. (AFP/File)
06:57 GMT
The remains of a Russian pilot who was killed after his Sukhoi Su-24 was shot down by Turkish forces is to be returned.
Women and children react as they sit on shore after arriving with other migrants and refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos by crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey on November 26, 2015. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
06:30 GMT
The refugees were of Syrian, Palestinian, Tibetan and Indian nationalities.
A Sukhoi Su-24 warplane operated by the Russia Air Force. (Wikimedia/Alexander Mishin)
06:00 GMT
Last week and Israeli military official said his country wouldn't attack Russian planes that crossed into Israeli airspace.
An Israeli soldier holds a Palestinian flag seized from protesters during clashes following a demonstration by Palestinians against Israeli occupation, in the Palestinian town of al-Bireh on the outskirts of Ramallah in the West Bank, on November 29, 2015. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
05:20 GMT
17-year-old Ayman Samih al-Abbasi died after he was shot in his chest in the Ras al-Amoud area of Silwan. Police say they were unable to find his body.
Egyptian security forces patrol the street in military combat gear. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The suspects were detained in security raids following a drive-by shooting that killed four policemen.

November 29, 2015

Hundreds of mourners follow a vehicle transports the coffin of killed Kurdish Lawyer Tahir Elci during his funeral the day after his assassination in Diyarbakir, on November 29, 2015. (AFP/Ilyas Akengin)
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Tahir Elci, 49, the president of Diyarbakir Bar Association, was killed in Diyarbakir’s Sur district just after he spoke at a news meeting.
Family members of Lebanese servicemen being held by militants hold up portraits of their loved ones during protests. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT
Prime Minister Tammam Salam was set to attend international talks on climate change in Paris.
Palestinians rush to help a demonstrator, wounded in the eye, during clashes with Israeli security forces following a demonstration against Israeli occupation, in the Palestinian town of al-Bireh on the outskirts of Ramallah in the West Bank, on November 29, 2015. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
18:30 GMT
Israeli forces fired live ammunition as a means of crowd dispersal, injuring at least 12 Palestinians.
Egyptian women march in Cairo on International Women's Day. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT
The move is part of an effort to appoint female judges in a male-dominated field.
EU leaders are offering extensive aid packages and renewed accession talks in exchange for greater cooperation from Turkey on the current migrant crisis. (AFP/File)
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EU heads of government view Turkey as the first line in slowing the flow of refugees and migrants into the continent.
Cumhuriyet published a story on the search, stating that Turkey was sending weapons to Syria. The Editor in Chief is also being accused of espionage and of aiding an armed group. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT
The three suspects are linked to an investigation involving the search of trucks belonging to the Turkish intelligence in January.
Earlier this year, Daesh published online the executions of two activists from the Syrian city of Raqqa. (YouTube)
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According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 53 people in Syria were executed by the militant group last month alone.
Iran is shutting down inactive centrifuges and revamping its nuclear plan. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT
Iran is shutting down thousands of unused centrifuges, as part of their nuclear deal for other countries to lift sanctions.
Carson ignited controversy last week when he compared Syrian refugees to "rabid dogs. (AFP/File)
15:30 GMT
In an interview with the Telegraph, Ben Carson said he believed ousting Hosni Mubarak in 2011 was a mistake.
Afghan children line up for their polio vaccinations. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
Seventy-five children are showing symptoms of polio in the Helmand province, where over 10,000 could not access polio vaccines this year.
Four-year-old Syrian girl, Baydaa, scribbles on a leaflet of religious rules left behind by the Islamic State (IS) group as they fled, in the Al-Shallal suburb of the northeastern town of Al-Hol in Syria's Hasakeh province. (AFP/DELIL SOULEIMAN)
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Four-year-old Syrian girl, Baydaa, scribbles on a leaflet of religious rules left behind by the Islamic State (IS) group as they fled, in the Al-Shallal suburb of the northeastern town of Al-Hol in Syria's Hasakeh province
A tourist walks past beach chairs at the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. (AFP/File)
14:30 GMT
While French authorities have not placed a travel ban to the Sharm, citizens have been advised against all but necessary travel there.
Israeli policemen search for a Palestinian man, who is suspected of stabbing and wounding a woman in north Jerusalem earlier in the day, in a neighborhood in the centre of Jerusalem, on November 29, 2015. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
14:00 GMT
Israeli forces conducted overnight raids in the West Bank, arresting 15 Palestinians, most of whom were from Hebron.
Pope Tawadros II. (AFP/File)
13:30 GMT
While Pope Tawadros II is in Jerusalem for a funeral, he refused to travel to Ramallah in solidarity with the Coptic travel ban.
German Bundeswehr troops depart for NATO mission in the Middle East. (AFP/Kay Nietfeld)
13:13 GMT
The soldiers will provide reconnaissance to the French military mission.
Turkish border guard patrol the southern border with Syria. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
Turkish police have been capturing and deporting multiple Daesh suspects and others trying to illegally enter the country.
Al-Nusra Front is Al-Qaeda's Syria affiliate. (AFP Photo/Fadi al-Halabi)
12:30 GMT
16 Lebanese soldiers will be exchanged for 16 Nusra militants in the eastern Bekaa province.
An Israeli borderguard carries a tyre confiscated from Palestinian protester during clashes on November 27, 2015, near the Israeli Ofer Military prison, near the West Bank town of Betunia, following a demonstration against Palestinian land confiscation and settlement expansion. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
12:00 GMT
Following an alleged stabbing attack in East Jerusalem, all Nablus entrances and exists have been closed by Israeli forces.
Taez, Yemen has faced heavy bombing and fighting this week. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Basha)
11:30 GMT
Airstrikes and skirmishes in Yemen on Sunday have killed civilians in multiple provinces.
A woman cries as she holds a picture of downed Russian pilot during a protest supporting Russia in front of the Turkish embassy in Sofia on November 26, 2015. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)
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Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced that the body of the pilot flying a Russian SU-24 that was shot down last week has been returned to Turkey. The body will be delivered to Russia.
Commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, General John F. Campbell stands beside a map of the northern Afghan city of Kunduz as he addresses a press conference at Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul on November 25, 2015. (AFP/Massoud Hossaini)
10:10 GMT
The United States mistakenly bombed a hospital run by the humanitarian relief organization Doctors Without Border. Are they ready to face the consequences?
Dream Radio journalists check their ransacked office after Israeli forces raided the station. (AFP/Hazem Bader)
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Dream Radio in Hebron was raided and closed by Israeli forces - the third Palestinian radio station closed in November.
The motive for the killing of the Egyptian guard at a Madaba farm is unknown. (Shutterstock)
09:34 GMT
An Egyptian guard at a farm in Jordan was killed by a group of men on Saturday.
Israeli mounted police at Damascus Gate outside the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City on October 16, 2015. (AFP/Gali Tibbon)
09:13 GMT
A border police officer in Jerusalem was stabbed in the neck, and the attacker was immediately shot and killed.
The Najran border crossing, in 2003. (AFP/Khaled Fazaa)
09:01 GMT
A skirmish on the Yemeni-Saudi border Saturday night caused artillery to strike inside Saudi, killing one.
Lebanese army soldiers on patrol in Tripoli in 2013. (AFP/Ibrahim Chalhoub).
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The Lebanese Army arrested people smuggling Syrians and Palestinians to Turkey.
A gathering of Sinai Province members. (AFP/File)
07:34 GMT
Sinai Province claims the shooting of four policemen in Giza.
Tensions have been high between the two countries for years. Here, Iranian riot policemen stand guard outside the Bahraini embassy in Tehran in 2011. (AFP/File)
07:01 GMT
Bahrain gave Iran a formal reprimand for recent comments and attempted involvement in Bahraini government.
The grave, which held 123 bodies, was discovered after rainwater exposed some of the remains. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Al Bawaba/File)
06:00 GMT
Iraqi officials say a bomb-rigged mass grave, thought to be containing the remains of more than 100 people killed by Daesh militants, has been discovered in the country’s north.
Protesters stand outside Downing Street in central London, carrying signs that say, "Don't Bomb Syria." (AFP/Leon Neal)
04:45 GMT
Thousands gathered across the UK on Saturday in rallies organized by the Stop The War coalition to stand against British Prime Minister David Cameron's proposal for airstrikes in Syria.

November 28, 2015

The graffiti was found near the fuel tanks and on a toilet door. (AFP/Johannes Eisele)
20:28 GMT
EasyJet staff are on high alert after Arabic graffiti was found daubed next to fuel tanks on four jets parked at French airports.
The Revolutionaries Army is cooperating with the YPG Kurdish forces. (Al Bawaba/File)
15:00 GMT
Twenty civilians, including women and children, were killed Friday when the Revolutionaries Army (Jaysh al-Thowwar) attacked a village in Aleppo province,
Senior Kurdish Lawyer Tahir Elci had been detained in October for 'terrorist propaganda.' Image used for illustrative purposes. (Al Bawaba/File)
11:47 GMT
A senior Kurdish lawyer and a police officer have died after gunfire erupted in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakir on Saturday.
A UN peacekeeper stands guard in northern Mali. (Al Bawaba/File)
10:01 GMT
At least three people have died in a gun and rocket attack on a camp for UN peacekeepers in northern Mali. UN and local sources confirmed the figure.
The unknown gunmen opened fire at the Sakkara Road checkpoint. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Al Bawaba/File)
09:35 GMT
Unknown gunmen shot dead four members of the Egyptian security forces on a road near the Giza pyramids Saturday.
According to a report, about 80 Syrian asylum seekers were forced to leave Turkey and return to Syria. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Al Bawaba/File)
09:20 GMT
Amnesty International has slammed Turkey for expelling dozens of Syrian refugees to their war-stricken country, saying the move is in violation of international law.
Most of the casualties in the latest wave of bombing on Raqqa occurred from strikes targeting the Daesh-controlled Heten School. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
08:39 GMT
A new wave of airstrikes targeting the Syrian city of Raqqa killed at least eight people, including five children.
Israeli security forces inspect the scene of a stabbing attack carried out by two teenage Palestinian girls near Jerusalem's outdoor Mahane Yehuda market, November 23, 2015. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
A 37-year-old Israeli policeman was injured after a stabbing attack in the northern town Nahariya.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn faces a revolt from his party over airstrikes against Daesh in Syria. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Opposition MPs from the UK Labour party remained divided over a proposed vote on airstrikes in Syria.

November 27, 2015

A Palestinian protester is carried away by medics after being injured during clashes with Israeli security forces near the West Bank town of Betunia, November 27, 2015. (AFP/File)
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Dozens of Palestinian protesters Friday were shot and injured by Israeli soldiers during clashes across the West Bank and Gaza.
A student takes part in a performance in front of the UN office during a protest demanding the right to return to school and calling for an end to the military operations carried out by the Saudi-led coalition on Yemen, in the capital Sanaa, November 23, 2015. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT
Human Rights watch criticized Saudi Arabia for indiscriminately targeting civilians during airstrikes in Yemen.
Lebanon's army launched a security operation in the border town of Arsal after militants launched attacks against security forces in the area. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT
Lebanese security forces in the border town of Arsal arrested an alleged Nusra Front affiliate for killing a kidnapped soldier.
Ali al-Nimr was 17 when handed a death sentence for protesting against the Saudi government. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
Amnesty International said the kingdom intends to execute some 55 people for alleged "terrorist crimes".
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu reads the government's program during a session of the Turkish Parliament in Ankara, November 25, 2015. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said discussions were necessary with Russia in a bid to ease tensions after a Russian Sukhoi Su-24M was shot down on the border with Syria.
A French Rafale fighter aircraft takes off with bombs from the French aircraft carrier Charles-de-Gaulle, in the eastern Mediterranean sea, November 23, 2015. (AFP/File)
12:02 GMT
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius suggested his government was open-minded to working with Syrian troops to combat Daesh.
Israeli security forces stand at the site where a Palestinian man allegedly rammed his car into Israelis soldiers standing by a bus station on a highway next the Jewish settlement of Kfar Adumim, November 27, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:46 GMT
A 25-year-old Palestinian man was shot and killed Friday after allegedly running over two Israeli soldiers east of Jerusalem.
Rights groups have continuously condemned Saudi Arabia for its poor record for human rights. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
Austria's Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz condemned the kingdom's track record on human rights during a meeting with his Saudi counterpart Adel al-Jubeir in Riyadh.
Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a press conference with French President at the Kremlin in Moscow, November 26, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev called for economic sanctions on Turkey amid escalating tension between both countries.
Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomes French President Francois Hollande on November 26, 2015. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
French President met with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin Thursday to discuss a cohesive strategy in battling Daesh in Iraq and Syria.
An Egyptian official inspects boxes containing ballot cards before the first stage of Egypt's parliamentary elections. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Candidates from individual system constituencies make up the majority of people participating in Egypts runoffs next week.

November 26, 2015

Egyptians protest the government's targeting of journalists in its crackdown on dissent. (AFP/File)
20:30 GMT
Egypt's draconian protest law has essentially made any form of protest illegal.
United States special forces conduct training exercises. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT
Around 50 US special forces reportedly arrived at the Syrian border town of Kobane.
A worker sweeps at the closed Ras Jdir crossing between Libya and Tunisia, 180 kilometers west of Tripoli on December 3, 2011. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
19:30 GMT
Tunisian authorities moved to close the border following an attack that killed 14 presidential guardsmen in Tunis.
Soldiers patrol along Niger's border with Nigeria, near the south-eastern city of Bosso, on May 25, 2015. (AFP/Issouf Sanogo)
18:30 GMT
Boko Haram militants raided hundreds of homes in a village in the Diffa region. 19 people have been killed but the death toll is likely to rise given the number of those seriously injured.
A Palestinian protester climbs Israel’s controversial separation barrier during clashes with Israeli security forces following a demonstration against Israeli settlements and its separation wall, in the West Bank village of Nilin near the Jewish settlement. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT
Israel's minister for military affairs Moshe Ya'alon announced plans to build a barrier near the occupied West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron).
A file photo shows an Israeli F-16 moments after take-off. (AFP/File)
17:30 GMT
A senior Israeli official said his country will not take military action against Russian jets that cross into Israeli airspace.
Palestinian relatives and friends carry the body of 21-year-old Yahya Taha, who was killed during clashes with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank village of Qatanna, during his funeral on November 26, 2015. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
17:13 GMT
This is the third Palestinian shot and killed today during clashes with Israeli forces in al-Arrub refugee camp, located in northern Hebron.
Russia announced its intention to deploy its most hi-tech missile defense system in Latakia. (
17:00 GMT
A US official said the US military is concerned about the deployment of Russia S-400 missile defense system in the Syrian province of Latakia.
Muslim women protest about France’s decision to ban the veil. (AFP/File)
16:30 GMT
A Muslim social worker filed a lawsuit after she was fired from her job for wearing hijab. However, the court ruled in favor of the employer.
A Panavia Tornado combat aircraft operated by the German air force, similar to those being sent to Syria. (Wikimedia)
16:00 GMT
The aircraft will conduct the missions over Syria at the request of the French government.
Thousands of Syrian Turkmen have been displaced by sudden pro-regime violence in their towns. (AFP/Miguel Medina)
15:30 GMT
Pro-Assad forces launched a massive attack on a Turkmen town in Northwest Syria.
Egyptians hold pictures of Islamist Sayed Bilal, who died in detention, during a demonstration demanding justice on January 6, 2012, in Cairo, on the first anniversary of his death. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
15:00 GMT
Four Luxor officers are being questioned over the death of Talaat Shabib, who died two hours after being arrested on suspicion of drug possession. Relatives believe he was killed and torture by police.
Pope Tawadros II, the leader of Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Christian Church, during his enthronement ceremony at Saint Mark’s Coptic Cathedral in Cairo. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
The Egyptian Coptic Pope is going to a funeral in Jerusalem, but maintains a ban on pilgrimages to the Holy Land under Israeli rule.
A picture taken on November 17, 2015 shows a girl standing in a window in the old city of the Yemeni capital Sanaa. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
13:00 GMT
Airstrikes were carried out in the northern Saada province, targeting the city of Baqam.
Forensics experts are currently investigating if the man killed in police custody was subjected to torture prior to his death. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
Police violently dispersed and arrested the relatives of a 47-year-old man who died in custody as they gathered outside a Luxor police station to protest his death.
The Saudi Interior Ministry in Riyadh. (AFP/Bilal Qabalan)
12:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia added a dozen Hezbollah leaders to their "terrorism list" and will freeze their assets.
A screenshot from a youtube video promoting the Kuwaiti spring camps for families. (Youtube)
11:30 GMT
Kuwait is monitoring its spring camps for possible Daesh activity.
Ballots sit on a table as polling station officials count the votes at the end of the second round of voting for Egypt's parliamentary election in the capital Cairo on November 23, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
The highest participation rate was in South Sinai, where 41.6 percent of eligible voters took part.
An aid convoy in Syria in 2014. (AFP/Jalaa Marey)
10:30 GMT
A Russian airstrike hit a humanitarian aid convoy in Aleppo on Wednesday.