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Iraqi soldiers have been battling Daesh militants in the Salahuddin province since the militant group took control of large parts of the country. (AFP/File)
06:18 GMT
Dozens of Daesh militants were killed in Iraq's northern Salahuddin province by a military airstrike, according to an Interior Ministry statement.
Southern Separatist Movement supporters in Yemen move tanks through Aden, May 3, 2015. (AFP/File)
06:04 GMT
When you look at the implications of what is going on in the Middle East, it looks extremely ridiculous. The Sunni-Shia divide along with a few Western nations stirring it up means everyone is bombing each other in the region.
Levels of underground water in the country are dropping by five meters every year. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Levels of underground water in the country are dropping by five meters every year.
The country's recent amendments of three laws have left opposition parties divided. (AFP/File)
04:00 GMT
The country's recent amendments of three laws have left opposition parties divided.

May 4, 2015

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

May 3, 2015

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

May 2, 2015

Those killed include eight members of the same family. (AFP/File)
16:47 GMT
More than a dozen civilians have been killed after militants fired shells at government-held positions in Aleppo, Syria.
Egypt has been cracking down on terrorism in the Sinai region for over a year. (AFP/File)
15:07 GMT
The Egyptian army has said that 29 'terrorists' have been killed by its troops in the past 11 days in northern Sinai.
Canada's PM Stephen Harper made an unexpected visit to Iraq, where he met with his Iraqi counterpart Haider al-Abadi Saturday.  (AFP/David Rowland)
14:02 GMT
Canada's PM Stephen Harper made an unexpected visit to Iraq, where he met with his Iraqi counterpart Haider al-Abadi Saturday.
Egypt announced in April that it would take part in major military operations with Saudi Arabia. (AFP/FIle)
13:20 GMT
Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has arrived in Saudi Arabia Saturday for talks with top Saudi officials, according to a presidential spokesman.
The attacker drove a bomb-laden car into military headquarters in Garma, located in Al Anbar province, killing six troops.  (AFP/File)
12:10 GMT
The attacker drove a bomb-laden car into military headquarters in Garma, killing six.
A man sits in a destroyed building in southern Damascus' Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp, April 2015.  (AFP/File)
10:48 GMT
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)
08:46 GMT
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)
08:05 GMT
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)
07:38 GMT
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)
06:00 GMT
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)
05:00 GMT
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)
20:00 GMT
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)
16:30 GMT
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)
16:19 GMT
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)
13:00 GMT
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)
12:30 GMT
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.