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September 3, 2015

A Lebanese activist holds his national flag during a mass rally on Aug. 29, 2015 at the iconic Martyrs Square in Beirut. (AFP/File)
19:46 GMT
Two activists were arrested Thursday for spray-painting parking meters during protests outside of the Interior Ministry.
Local residents threw rocks and a Molotov cocktail at a car with five passengers, leaving two injured. (AFP/File)
19:27 GMT
Local residents threw rocks and a Molotov cocktail at a car with five passengers, leaving two injured.
Four of the fishermen were saved and detained in a prison in the city of Khoms. (AFP/File)
18:27 GMT
Four of the fishermen were saved and detained in a prison in the city of Khoms.
French prosecutors said poisoning the leader by polonium had "not been demonstrated." (AFP/File)
17:48 GMT
French prosecutors said poisoning the leader by polonium had "not been demonstrated."
Fighters loyal to Yemen's exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi gather at a military site near the country's third-largest city Taiz on Aug. 25, 2015. (AFP/Ahmad al-Basha)
17:38 GMT
The air raids continued as the death toll of mosque bombings in the capital rises.
Sixteen Lebanese servicemen are still being held by Nusra Front. (AFP/File)
16:53 GMT
Sixteen Lebanese servicemen are still being held by al-Nusra Front.
A photo of one of the journalists detained in Turkey, Jake Hanrahan. (Twitter)
16:33 GMT
Their Iraqi translator remains under arrest, judicial sources said.
Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban gives a press conference prior to his meeting with European Commission President and European Parliament President on the response to the asylum crisis at the European Union council building in Brussels, on September 3 2015. (AFP/Thierry Charlier)
15:25 GMT
Hungary's nationalist prime minister Viktor Orban fired back at criticism of his country's policy concerning refugees, saying the crisis was a 'German problem.'
US Secretary of State John Kerry made the comments while speaking with CNN's Christian Amanpour on Wednesday. (AFP/File)
14:57 GMT
Washington's top diplomat acknowledged for the first time a need for acting forces on the ground in Syria to combat Daesh, but reiterated Obama's stance that American troops would not be deployed in the war-torn country.
As many as 2,000 people have drowned in the Mediterranean this year trying to escape conflict zones in the Middle East and Africa. (AFP/File)
13:37 GMT
Turkish authorities have detained four Syrian nationals in connection with the smuggling of a Syrian family that ended in the drowning 12 people, including a toddler whose body washed up on the shores of Turkey Wednesday morning.
Daesh supporters raise their flag over an overrun Egyptian security checkpoint in Sinai. (YouTube)
12:55 GMT
In a 37-minute video, Sinai's Daesh-affiliate, Wilayat Sinai, showed the group using advanced anti-aircraft missiles, raising concerns for Egypt's heavy-reliance on air power to combat the militant group.
A camel and its calf are seen during sunset at a camel farm in Abu Dhabi. (AFP/Marwan Naamani)
12:46 GMT
A camel and its calf are seen during sunset at a camel farm in Abu Dhabi
Egypt's top prosecutor made a similar move last month by releasing 125 detainees - some on medical grounds, others, students (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Egypt's top Prosecutor-General Ali Omran ordered the release of 77 pro-Morsi prisoners on medical grounds.
A Turkish policeman carries the body of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi after the toddler's body washed ashore, September 2, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:44 GMT
Three-year-old toddler Aylan Kurdi was denied asylum in Canada before the young boy and his family drowned off the Turkish coast.
Johannes Hahn attended the West Balkans  summit in Vienna late August.  (AFP/file)
11:02 GMT
As the number of asylum seekers crossing Europe increases, what issues do transit countries face? Euronews interviewed Johannes Hahn, EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations on the matter of asylum seekers desperately seeking a new life.
Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin speaks during a UN Security Council meeting, July 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
Russia delayed the launch of an investigation into the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government, according to a Reuters report.
An average of 37 Palestinians are injured every week by the IDF, according to the UN. (AFP/File)
10:30 GMT
A 15-year-old Palestinian teen was shot and arrested by Israeli forces overnight Wednesday near Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem.
Turkey has witnessed an upsurge of attacks against security forces by PKK militants in recent weeks. (AFP/File)
09:54 GMT
A bomb attack in Turkey's Mardin province killed at least four police officers Thursday by suspected Kurdish fighters.
Thousands of refugees have crossed perilous waters into Europe in recent weeks, prompting politicians to take more action. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT
British Prime Minister David Cameron faced mounting pressure to accept more Syrian refugees, a day after harrowing images emerged of a dead Syrian child washed up on the shores of a Turkish beach.
The IDF said no injuries were reported after gunfire hit two homes in the north. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
Israel's air force raided a Hamas facility in the Gaza Strip Thursday after gunfire hit two Israeli houses north of the Strip.
Mahmoud Abbas resigned as head of the PLO last month. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
A recent poll revealed that a mere 16 percent of the Palestinian public supported PA leader Mahmoud Abbas.
The US aid package will include advanced weaponry and F-16 fighter jets. (AFP/File)
07:39 GMT
Jordan will receive over one billion dollars in military aid from the US over the next three years.
A Yemeni boy comforts another child in a hospital following twin bomb attacks by Daesh in a Sanaa mosque, September 2, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:30 GMT
A twin bomb blast in a Shia mosque killed at least 32 people in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa. Scores of people were injured while Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack.
Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabhi Berri postponed the next vote till September 30. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
The Lebanese parliament failed to elect a new president for the 28th time while anti-trash protests have brought the country to deadlock.
More than 800 suspected PKK fighters have been killed since late July. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Following an attacked against government soldiers in the southeastern province of Hakkari, the Turkish air force conducted airstrikes against the PKK.
African Union soldiers are attempting to push the militants out of Somalia. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
At least 50 AMISOM (the African Union Mission in Somalia) troops were killed in an attack by the al-Qaeda-linked group, al-Shabaab

September 2, 2015

A Palestinian holds a national flag after a march against Palestinian land confiscation to expand the nearby Jewish Hallamish settlement (in the background) on August 28, 2015 in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh near Ramallah. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
20:00 GMT
Palestinian youths have torn down a fence erected by Israeli authorities around a recently confiscated Islamic cemetery in East Jerusalem.
With one soldier missing, Turkish authorities are realizing there may be a hostage situation. (AFP/File)
19:30 GMT
One of the soldiers was killed in the crossfire, another injured, while a third as been reported missing.
Masked Palestinian protesters throw stones towards Israeli police during clashes in the Shuafat neighborhood in East Jerusalem, July 3, 2014. (AFP/Thomas Coex)
18:30 GMT
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu will boost police presence and perhaps grant security forces permission to use live fire against Palestinian stone throwers.
The two victims were both Yemeni nationals. (AFP/File)
17:30 GMT
Two aid workers were brutally killed by gunmen as they traveled from Sa'ada to Sana'a in a clearly marked Red Cross vehicle.
Anti-war activists urge Senate members to support the deal to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon on August 26, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (AFP/Larry French)
16:05 GMT
The 34th member of the US Senate voted in favor of the Iran nuclear agreement, securing its legacy.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (C) addresses the Turkish Parliament during a debate as the parliament. (AFP/File)
15:30 GMT
Turkey's parliament will discuss a motion to extend military operations in Iraq and Syria.
Members of the Libyan Red Crescent collect the body of a migrant that had washed ashore on a beach on August 28, 2015 in the port town of Zuwara, about 160 kms West of Tripoli, after two boats carrying hundreds of migrants and refugees sank off the coast of the town. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
14:32 GMT
Two boats filled with Syrian asylum seekers overturned in Turkish waters on way to Greece, killing at least twelve people.
An Iraqi Yazidi woman prays in the Lalish temple, an important place of pilgrimage for Yazidi worshipers situated in a valley near Dohuk, 430 km (260 miles) northwest of Baghdad. (AFP/ Safin Hamed)
14:19 GMT
An Iraqi Yazidi woman prays in the Lalish temple, an important place of pilgrimage for Yazidi worshipers situated in a valley near Dohuk, 430 km (260 miles) northwest of Baghdad. (AFP/ Safin Hamed)
Israeli authorities erected a barbed wire fence around the cemetery. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
13:30 GMT
A piece of land belonging to Bab al-Rahma cemetery in east Jerusalem has been confiscated by Israeli authorities
Syrian army tanks pursue opposition fighters in Latakia province, on August 8, 2013. (AFP/SANA/File)
12:21 GMT
A car bomb has killed at least seven people and injured 40 others in Syria's northwestern city of Latakia.
The coast guard said the crew of the ship had been taken to the port of Iraklio while further searches continue. (AFP/File)
11:32 GMT
The Greek coast guard stopped a shipment of weapons reportedly destined for Libya off the southern island of Crete.
An Israeli spokesperson said the Palestinian man had crossed the border by sea. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
A Palestinian man was shot and injured Wednesday by the IDF for allegedly crossing into Israel by sea.
The men were reportedly working at a construction site in Baghdad when they were kidnapped. (AFP/File)
10:30 GMT
Over 18 Turkish workers were kidnapped Wednesday by masked men in military uniforms during a raid in Baghdad.
Pro-government fighters and Iraqi troops continue to clash with Daesh in Anbar province. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Over 12 Iraqi soldiers were killed after being hit by mortar shells during clashes with Daesh militants in Anbar province.
Some 100 Palestinians were left homeless after Israeli authorities destroyed 25 Bedouin structures. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT
Israeli human rights group B'Tselem accused its government of destroying 25 Bedouin structures near Jerusalem, rendering some 100 Palestinians homeless.
The men were charged with plotting attacks against the Gulf state. (AFP/File)
08:14 GMT
Police in Kuwait arrested 24 people Tuesday for allegedly having links to Iran and Hezbollah, a statement said.
The undercover campaign is believed to be separate from the US's overall military operation against Daesh. (AFP/File)
08:03 GMT
America's security forces including the CIA reportedly launched a secret drone operation to kill senior Daesh militants in Syria.
Islamophobic attacks have risen across Europe in recent months due to the increase of far-right groups. (AFP/File)
07:48 GMT
Over 50 Muslim graves were badly damaged in an Islamophobic attack in the Danish city of Odense, months after a similar incident occurred in the country.
The majority of fatalities occurred in and around Baghdad and in Diyala province. (AFP/File)
07:30 GMT
Violence in Iraq killed 1,325 people during the month August, according to the UN.
A UK petition calling for the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gained over 92,000 signatures. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
While an online petition calling for the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu upon his arrival to the UK has reached over 92,000 signatures, the leader might as well not bother with his trip.
Volunteers in Aleppo put on gas masks during a class on how to respond to a chemical attacks. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Daesh used mustard gas in an attack in the northern Syrian town of Mare'e on Tuesday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem on August 31, 2015. (AFP/Ronen Zvulun)
05:00 GMT
Nearly 100,000 people have signed an online petition demanding the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for war crimes.

September 1, 2015

Egyptian policemen stand guard outside at a polling station. (AFP/Virginie Nguyen Hoang)
19:30 GMT
The five publishing houses are now under the management of the ministry of culture.
A Yemeni man sits amidst debris following an air-strike by the Saudi-led coalition on the capital Sanaa on August 31, 2015. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
18:30 GMT
According to a UN human rights official, 2,112 Yemeni civilians were killed between March 26 and Aug. 27 of this year.
More than 7,000 Palestinians are reportedly imprisoned in 17 Israeli jails and detention centers. (AFP/Jack Guez)
17:30 GMT
Six Palestinian detainees on a hunger strike have been transferred from solitary confinement in the Negev desert prison to an undisclosed location.
Mohammed Tamimi rests his head on his mother's lap at their home in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh near Ramallah, on August 29, 2015. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
16:30 GMT
The parents of Mohammed al-Tamimi, a young Palestinian boy beaten recently by an IDF soldier during a demonstration, have been detained by Israeli forces.
An Egyptian soldier near the Rafah border with Gaza. (AFP/File)
15:30 GMT
Egyptian security forces claim to have thwarted a potential suicide bomber, killing the suspected assailant in an exchange of gunfire.
The journalists were originally accused of filming a military base in Diyarbakir without permission. (AFP/File)
14:30 GMT
Three journalists, two British and one Turkish, are accused of allegedly supporting Daesh and the PKK, as well as for filming a military base in Diyarbakir without permission.
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas chairs a meeting of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in the West Bank city of Ramallah on August 22, 2015. (AFP/Madi Mohammed)
13:28 GMT
Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas has announced he has no intention to run in the upcoming elections following his resignation from the PLO Executive Committee.
Palestinian girls wearing costumes pose for a picture as they play in the besieged Yarmuk refugee camp in the Syrian capital Damascus. (AFP/Rami Al-Sayed)
13:19 GMT
Palestinian girls wearing costumes pose for a picture as they play in the besieged Yarmuk refugee camp in the Syrian capital Damascus. (AFP/Rami Al-Sayed)
Motorbikes were used by the gunmen in Monday's attacks in Aden, bringing to mind a similar attack carried out last month. (AFP/file)
13:08 GMT
Two Yemeni militia leaders loyal to exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi were gunned down in an attack by armed gunmen Monday in Aden.
Iraqi policemen are seen on patrol inside a military base in Baghdad, on June 11, 2014, after the declaration of a state of emergency by the government. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
12:34 GMT
The new strategy will address the recent bombings across Iraq’s violence-wracked capital.
A protester makes obscene signs towards riot policemen as his comrades try to cross the barbed wire separating them from the governmental palace at the end of a mass rally against a political class seen as corrupt and incapable of providing basic services on August 29, 2015 at the iconic Martyrs Square in Beirut. (AFP/STR)
12:10 GMT
You Stink protesters demanded the immediate resignation of the environment minister over the country's worsening trash crisis.
A Yemeni man walks past a vehicle damaged by a Saudi airstrike in Sanaa, August 31, 2015. (AFP/File)
12:07 GMT
At least 18 civilians were reportedly killed by Saudi-led airstrikes across Yemen Tuesday. A number of areas were hit by Saudi jets in Yemen’s central province of al-Bayda and Taiz.
Several members of Islamic Jihad were arrested while dozens others are said to be injured. (AFP/File)
10:27 GMT
An Israeli troop was moderately injured in a gun battle with Palestinians in Jenin. The IDF initially raided the city to arrest an Islamic Jihad member, demolishing his home in the process.
Houthi rebels raise their weapons during a rally in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, August 24, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:46 GMT
Houthi rebels raided the homes of political opponents and NGO workers in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, accusing them of belonging to Daesh and Al-Qaeda.
Egyptian authorities intend to fill the tunnels with water to prevent smuggling into Gaza. (AFP/File)
09:26 GMT
Egypt's military continued to crackdown on underground smuggling tunnels between the Sinai and Gaza Monday by filling them with water.
Over 250,000 refugees have entered Europe by sea this year. (AFP/File)
08:53 GMT
Libyan authorities recovered 40 bodies of refugees late Sunday after their boat sank in the Mediterranean near the city of Al-Khums, while 140 others remain missing.
The UN confirmed the extent of damage to the Temple of Bel with satellite images. (AFP/File)
08:16 GMT
Satellite images confirmed the damage caused to the Temple of Bel by Daesh extremists in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra.
This is the closest Daesh has ever been to the center of the Syrian capital. (AFP/Ammar al-Arbini)
07:30 GMT
Daesh has moved closer to the center of Damascus than ever before, as militants clash with Syrian rebels in the Al-Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood.
Tony Blair reportedly arranged the infamous "deal in the desert" with Gaddafi back in 2004 to help extract Libya's oil reserves. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Tony Blair reportedly tried to save Colonel Gaddafi prior to the bombing of Libya in 2011 according to new memoirs. If true, what is next?
Five Palestinians were allegedly killed during the clashes with Israeli soldiers. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Violent clashes erupted in the West Bank city of Jenin late Monday after Israeli forces entered the city to arrest a senior Islamic Jihad member, reportedly killing five Palestinians.
Longterm Taliban leader Mullah Omar was killed two years ago. (AFP/File)
06:20 GMT
The Taliban admitted covering up the death of longterm leader Mullah Omar who was killed two years ago.
France will receive 5 million euros for construction of a 1,500 capacity refugee camp in Calais. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
During a visit to the pinch-point refugee location of Calais, European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans announced plans to construct a 1,500-capacity refugee camp where asylum seekers have set up a makeshift camp.
The majority of people detained in Egypt were accused of involvement with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
In addition to the 1,250 cases of forced disappearances, The Egyptian Coordination for Rights and Freedoms recorded more than 200 cases in which the individual reported missing was never located.

August 31, 2015

Turkish special forces clash with Kurdish militants in central Diyarbakir province in southeast Turkey on June 9,2015. (AFP/File)
19:48 GMT
The 19 civilians killed in terror attacks in Turkey since July 9 included three children and an Iranian national.
Afghan schoolgirls walk to school in Old Kabul on August 25, 2010. (AFP/File)
18:08 GMT
Forty schoolgirls were hospitalized in an incident initially reported as a poisoning attempt by Taliban members.
A member of the Syria Civil Defense "White Helmets" holds up a sign to raise awareness of civilian deaths in the Syrian border town. (Twitter)
16:47 GMT
Renewed clashes in the Syrian border town of Zabadani have left six militants dead as Hezbollah and the Syrian army continue their advance two days after the collapse of a ceasefire.
A picture taken on March 14, 2014 shows a view of the external courtyard of the sanctuary of Bel in Palmyra. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
15:37 GMT
Syrian officials said the ancient structure may have survived Daesh's attempted destruction.
A Fatah official in Ain al-Hilweh said the group controls four of the 11 districts in the camp. (AFP/Mahmoud Zayat)
15:17 GMT
A Fatah official in Ain al-Hilweh said the group controls four of the 11 districts in the camp.
Saudi Arabia has been especially hit hard by MERS and has documented another 29 cases of the syndrome to the World Health Organization on Aug. 29. (AFP/File)
14:34 GMT
A total of 17 cases of the respiratory syndrome have been recorded in Jordan since 2012.
Iraqi Raeed Jamal, 23, washes a car that he has finished painting at his workshop. In Mansur district, Baghdad. (AFP/ Haidar Mohammad Ali)
14:12 GMT
Iraqi Raeed Jamal, 23, washes a car that he has finished painting at his workshop. In Mansur district, Baghdad. (AFP/ Haidar Mohammad Ali)
About 2,500 asylum seekers have died crossing the Mediterranean and trying to reach Europe this year. (AFP/File)
13:48 GMT
Luxembourg urged an emergency meeting to discuss a crisis that "has recently taken unprecedented proportions," it said in a statement.
Lebanese security forces and emergency personnel gather outside a cafe targeted by a suicide bombing on Jan. 10, 2015 in the Jabal Mohsen Alawite neighborhood of Tripoli. (AFP/Ibrahim Chalhoub)
13:09 GMT
Lebanese security said the militant confessed to recruiting for Daesh and fighting for the extremist group.
An Egyptian woman casts her ballot during the 2014 presidential elections. (AFP/File)
12:48 GMT
Egyptian voters will begin casting their votes for members of the House of Representatives in mid-October, the Supreme Elections Commission said.
Israeli destruction of Palestinian homes has left over 4,000 people homeless since 2011. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
Israeli bulldozers destroyed 15 Palestinian houses Monday in the West Bank village of Jab'a near Ramallah.
It is still unclear when the executions took place. (AFP/File)
11:44 GMT
Four Iraqi Shia fighters believed to be from the Popular Mobilization forces were chained up and burned alive in a new video released by Daesh extremists.
Libya's army has been involved in battling militants in the country's second largest city since last year. (AFP/File)
11:25 GMT
Four Libyan troops were killed and six others injured during clashes with Islamists in the Libyan city of Benghazi.
An injured Yemeni boy awaits treatment after being caught in clashes between fighters from the Popular Resistance Committees and Houthi militants in Taez, August 23, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:27 GMT
Humanitarian organization Save the Children warned against the closure of a major hospital in Sanaa due to a shortage of supplies.
The Turkish delegation visited Israel for the first time in five years following the Mavi Marmara incident. (AFP/File)
10:01 GMT
A Turkish delegation visited Israel Monday for the first time since the 2010 Mavi Marmara incident where nine activists were killed by the IDF.
The bombing device was believed to have been placed beside the road to target a military vehicle. (AFP/File)
09:32 GMT
A 13-year-old boy was killed by a roadside bomb blast in southeastern Turkey, according to local sources.
Latin ex-Patriarch of Jerusalem Michel Sabah speaks to the media during a protest against the separation wall in Beit Jala, August 30, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:14 GMT
Palestinian protesters in the West Bank town of Beit Jala clashed with the IDF following Israel's decision to renew work on a controversial separation wall.
Fighters loyal to exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi sit at the back of an armed pickup truck in Daleh, some 280 kilometres south of Yemen's capital Sanaa, August 30, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
Both sides in Yemen's conflict braced for a large-scale battle in the central province of Marib, which is a key supply town for Houthi rebels.
An unknown number of civilians were also injured in the attack. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
At least ten civilians were killed and many others injured by government shelling and airstrikes in the Damascus suburb of Saqba.
Hundreds of people were injured when the housing compound belonging to Aramco caught fire. (Screenshot/MSNBC)
07:54 GMT
Eleven people were killed and hundreds others injured after a fire broke out in a housing complex belonging to Saudi oil company Aramco.
Parts of the historic temple of Bel are believed to have been destroyed. (AFP/File)
07:45 GMT
Daesh militants reportedly destroyed another temple in the besieged Syrian city of Palmyra, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Pope Francis offered special prayers for 71 Syrian refugees who were found dead in the back of a truck in Austria. (AFP/File)
07:30 GMT
Pope Francis called on people to help prevent crimes against refugees, days after the bodies of 71 Syrians were found at the back of a truck in Austria.
Turkey joined the US in launching airstrikes against Daesh in Syria last week. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
The US-led coalition against Daesh hasn't made much of an impact on the militant group, and with Turkey announcing joint airstrikes in Syria with America last week, it made matters worse.
King Abdullah has previously condemned Israel for constantly restricting Palestinians from entering the Al-Aqsa compound. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas met Jordan's King Abdullah Sunday to discuss recent tensions between protesters and Israeli forces in the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Long-strewed violence between the PKK and Turkey was sparked last month, when Turkish war planes targeted the Kurdish militant group's positions in northern Iraq. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
A PKK attack in Turkey's southeastern Kayapinar district left two Turkey policemen dead in fresh violence between the Kurdish military group and Turkish security forces.
Despite the landmark move, only 16 Saudi Arabian women have so far registered to vote in the country's municiple elections this December. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
As the country gears up for a municiple election this December, only 16 women in the country have registered to vote so far.

August 30, 2015

The verdict is still out regarding the fate of Iranian-American reporter Jason Rezaian, a Washington Post journalist who's been held in Iran for over a year over alleged espionage. (AFP/File)
17:01 GMT
A Iranian Revolutionary Court handed ten year sentences to a pair of Iranians accused of spying for Israel and the US, in the most recent of a long list of similar cases.
Yemeni security officials believe al-Sanidi was gunned down by al-Qaeda militants, as the group's been responsible for crimes committed in similar ways in the past.  (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
Authorities speaking under anonymity told the Associated Press that Aden's head of security was shot dead while driving Sunday.
Overcrowding on small boats and insufficient safety gear contribute to migrant deaths at sea. (AFP/file)
13:32 GMT
The death toll of two capsized boats off the Libyan coast Friday climbed higher as authorities discovered the 39 more African and Middle Eastern asylum seekers.