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Strawberries. (Shutterstock)
18:00 GMT
After US media linked a hepatitis A outbreak to strawberries imported from Egypt, the country is doing an in-depth agricultural investigation.
Gunmen have stormed Kabul's American University of Afghanistan, with many reportedly trapped inside. (File photo)
17:06 GMT
Professors and students are said to be trapped inside, but reports of casualties have not been confirmed.
Smoke billows after an air strike on Jarablus, Syria, 24 August. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT
A number of Syrian rebel groups posted a message on Twitter saying the "storming operation, aimed at the first stage of liberating Jarablus," had begun.
Palestinian Bedouin Abu Nawar stands next to the remains of makeshift homes that were demolished by Israeli forces east of al-Quds (Jerusalem) in the occupied West Bank, on January 6, 2016. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT
Last week Israeli authorities displaced 64 Palestinians, including 24 children, after demolishing 29 structures in eight locations.
Afghan police search a car at a checkpoint in the Helmand province. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
A bomb in Lashkargah City killed a US soldier and wounded seven others.
Palestinian protesters hold posters against the administrative detention of Palestinian prisoner Bilal Kayed outside the International Committee of the Red Cross’s offices in East Jerusalem on August 12, 2016. (AFP/File)
14:30 GMT
Protesters blame the ICRC for its perceived inaction in the case of hunger striker Bilal Kayed.
Yemen's central Taiz province has been under Houthi control for months. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
24 Houthis and allied forces of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh were reportedly killed in battles in the center of Taiz city.
Syrian-Kurds return to the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakeh on August 23, 2016, after regime forces and Kurdish fighters agreed to a truce following a week of clashes. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
13:30 GMT
FSA forces are expected to advance toward Jarabulus, where Turkish troops have launched an anti-Daesh operation.
The Saudi flag. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia sentenced an Egyptian national to six years in prison on charges of espionage for sending documents about the country to Iranian contacts in Lebanon.
A Syrian Refugee child is pictured at the refugee camp in Osmaniye on December 15, 2015. Turkey is home to at least 2.2 million Syrian refugees. (AFP/File)
12:35 GMT
Humanitarian solutions to the education crisis facing Syrian children are largely ignoring those most in need, argues Middle East writer and researcher James Denselow. Children inside Syria are being overlooked.
Fethullah Gulen, the US-based Muslim preacher, is blamed for orchestrating the attempted Turkish coup. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Ankara submitted a request for extradition on July 19, only days after the coup attempt.
A Turkish soldier patrols the volatile border with Syria. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
Turkish forces reportedly used intense artillery fire against Daesh forces in the town of Jarablus.
Palestinian security forces stand guard as riots take place in Nablus. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
alestinian security officers arrested a Palestinian man and beat him to death in prison Tuesday morning, with the UN denouncing the killing as an “apparent extrajudicial execution.”
A Turkish army tank drives towards Syria in the Turkish border city of Karkamis on August 24, 2016. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
09:46 GMT
Turkish tanks are crossing the border into Jarablus in northern Syria.
There have been ten women fined so far this summer as part of the enforcement of the new French law. (Courtesy photo)
09:33 GMT
Four burly cops stood over the middle-aged woman, who had been quietly sunbathing on the Promenade des Anglais beach in Nice - yards from the scene of the Bastille Day lorry attack - and watched her take off a Muslim-style garment which protected her modesty.
A handout image released by the Syrian opposition's Shaam News Network shows a Syrian couple mourning in front of bodies wrapped in shrouds ahead of funerals following what Syrian rebels claim to be a toxic gas attack by pro-government forces in eastern Ghouta. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
Syrian opposition groups and their western allies claim the nerve gas attacks were launched by the Syrian government.
Turkish tanks fire from their army position close to the town of Kilis, south central Turkey, towards the Syria border, on February 17, 2016. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
The evacuation is underway in parts of Karkamis which was hit by several mortar shells on Tuesday.
A police officers sets a security perimeter near Maalbeek metro station, on March 22, 2016. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Several other top Boko Haram leaders were killed or injured during the raid, which took place during Islamic Friday prayers.
This file photo taken on November 9, 2015 shows workers constructing a layered cemetery in the rebel-held town of Douma, east of the Syrian capital Damascus to make space for the burial of the increasing number of casualties due to airstrikes by the Syrian regime. (AFP/Amer Almohibany)
06:00 GMT
The Eastern Ghouta area near Damascus has experienced relentless shelling and dire humanitarian conditions for more than three years.
A sniper from the Yemeni security forces watches over during a gathering in support of the Huthi-led parliament, in the capital Sanaa on August 20, 2016. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
05:00 GMT
Backed by heavy aerial bombardment from Saudi warplanes, Yemeni forces launched a military operation last week aimed at pushing out al-Qaeda.

August 23, 2016

Boko Haram fighters are seen in Nigeria. (AFP/File)
18:26 GMT
Other militants were injured or killed in the raid, but this isn't the first time Nigeria has reportedly 'killed' Abubakar Shekau.
A Palestinian man loads stones on a cart next to a crater on August 22, 2016 in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip, following an Israeli airstrike the day before. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
17:30 GMT
Israeli warplanes on Sunday struck several targets in the Gaza Strip after a rocket was fired into southern Israel.
Members of the Kurdish police patrol in the neighborhood of Al-Masaken in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasaka during ongoing fighting with regime forces on August 22, 2016. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
16:00 GMT
The Kurdish YPG is said to have taken near full control of the city since last week.
Palestinian mourners carry the body of Mahmud Shalaldeh, 18, who was shot by Israeli troops during clashes the previous day in Hebron, during his funeral on November 13, 2015. (AFP/Hazem Bader)
15:00 GMT
UNRWA said it was “gravely concerned” about the killing of Muhammad Abu Hashhash -- who was reportedly unarmed when he was shot in the chest.
The case regarding judicial sequestration on Egypt's press syndicate was referred to the Administrative Court. (AFP/File)
14:30 GMT
The case has been referred to Egypt's Administrative Court.
A Kurdish man harvests sunflowers in a field in the district of Raniya, 70km (43 miles) east of Arbil, the capital of Iraq's northern autonomous region of Kurdistan. (AFP/File)
14:13 GMT
A Kurdish man harvests sunflowers in a field in the district of Raniya, 70km (43 miles) east of Arbil, the capital of Iraq's northern autonomous region of Kurdistan.
The Turkish military retaliated both attacks with counterattacks on Kurdish positions. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
Two mortar shells were fired from Syria towards the Turkish border town of Karkamis, followed by three rocket shells striking Kilis.
A Jordanian woman casts her ballot during previous elections. (AFP/File)
13:30 GMT
High numbers of female candidates participating in the election can be found throughout the Kingdom.
Egyptian army special forces man a temporary checkpoint outside Sharm el-Sheikh airport. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
The sources told Ma'an that the officer was shot in the head by a sniper while he was in a military vehicle patrolling a street in al-Arish.
Enas Oun. (Twitter)
12:00 GMT
Enas Oun was stopped at the Bahrain International Airport and prevented from traveling due to ongoing investigations about her work.
Fighters take to the streets of Aleppo. (AFP/File)
11:19 GMT
Nearly all of the major power players involved in the Syrian conflict have a part to play in the ongoing battle for Aleppo. Expert Youssef Sadaki explains how Syria's largest city could determine the balance of power in the Syrian war.
A member of the forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) runs on a street on August 21, 2016 in the coastal city of Sirte, east of the capital Tripoli. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
11:00 GMT
The country's House of Representatives issued a no-confidence vote in the unity government.
Lebanese forces in Arsal. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Arsal's mayor says the city is on high alert, and Lebanese forces are arriving to help bolster security after a spate of recent attacks.
Afghan security forces on patrol after a spate of recent attacks by Taliban militants. (AFP/Bashir Khan Safi)
09:30 GMT
A suicide bomber detonated near a NATO convoy late Monday evening.
Smoke rises from a Syrian regime airstrike on rebel positions inside Aleppo. (AFP/George Orfalian)
08:30 GMT
No humanitarian aid has moved within Aleppo since the increased bombardments began in August.
Jewish settlers stand on the roof of a building after entering two homes in the center of Hebron on January 21, 2016. (AFP/Hazem Bader)
08:00 GMT
According to a statement released by the group Peace Now, renovations were already underway at the Israeli military compound of Plugat Hamitkanim to pave the way for new housing for Jewish settlers.
French President François Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
The trio planned to discuss several topics such as the migrant crisis as well as securing Europe's internal and external borders following a string of militant attacks.
Ambulances arrive at the site of an explosion on August 20, 2016 in Gaziantep. (AFP/File)
05:45 GMT
Of the dead, 22 were children under the age of 14 and seven more were minors under the age of 18.
Houthi fighters. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Houthis launched multiple rockets across the border in retaliation for the ongoing Saudi airstrikes.

August 22, 2016

Cocaine. (Shutterstock)
17:03 GMT
A massive amount of cocaine was discovered abandoned in the Beirut airport.
Two Russian Sukhoi Su-24 bombers at the Russian Hmeimim military base in Latakia province. (AFP/File)
14:56 GMT
The operations were strategically necessary, but Iran and Russia had agreed not to make them public, Dehghan said in comments carried by Iranian state news agency ISNA.
Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh. (AFP/File)
13:57 GMT
Ali Abdullah Saleh offered to give Russia access to Yemeni military bases in exchange for help fighting militant groups.
The construction of a mosque in Athens will end an almost two-century ban on building a Muslim worship place by the government. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
No new mosque has been built in Athens since the Ottoman Empire’s rule ended over Greece in 1829.
Palestinians and Israelis outside Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City, May 17, 2015. (AFP/File)
12:55 GMT
The results of the poll indicated that 51 percent of Palestinians and 59 percent of Israelis still support a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
A LGBT protester stands in front of a banner and "We want to live" written on her body on August 21, 2016 in Istanbul during a demonstration against the murder of transgender activist Hande Kader.. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
11:30 GMT
The body of transgender activist Hande Kader was found burned in a forest earlier this month after going missing.
Detained Turkish soldiers who allegedly took part in a military coup arrive with their hands bound behind their backs at the Istanbul Justice Palace on July 20, 2016, following the failed military coup attempt of July 15. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
11:00 GMT
Envoys found to have had connections with Gulen will be dismissed from their posts, according to diplomatic sources.
In this photograph taken on August 19, 2016, a woman cycles past an elderly Afghan villager carrying a bundle of grass over his shoulders in Kandahar. (AFP/Jaweed Tanveer)
10:30 GMT
In a push by Pakistan to repatriate Afghan refugees, the unregistered families returning to Afghanistan are receiving very little support.
Protesters try to protect themselves as Turkish anti-riot police fire water cannon to disperse crowd. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Hundreds of Turks took to the streets of Istanbul saying not enough was being done to stop extremist attacks.
Yemenis stand at the site of a Saudi air strike against Huthi rebels near Sanaa Airport on March 26, 2015 (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
09:00 GMT
The Saudi forces have been targeting schools, hospitals, residential buildings, roads, markets and refugee camps.
Migrants attempting to reach Italy are rescued by the Libyan coast guard during a previous operation after their boat capsized. (File photo)
09:00 GMT
Italian and Libyan operations over the weekend picked up 576 people in the Mediterranean Sea.
It is the female warrior in particular who offers a powerful counter-image to that of the raped and dishonoured victim who is considered a source of shame to her family and community. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
Feminists have typically opposed war, but taking up arms is one way for women to defend their communities and to define their place in them.
Members of the "Golden Division", the special forces of the Iraqi counter-terrorism forces (ICTF), take part in a training under the command of international military instructors in Baghdad on March 20, 2016. (AFP/Sabah Arar)
07:00 GMT
Footage showed security forces defusing explosives strapped to a young boy.
Relatives grieve at hospital in Gaziantep, southeast Turkey on August 20, 2016 following a late night militant attack on a wedding party. (AFP/Ahmed Deeb)
05:00 GMT
The bombing that hit the outdoor celebration late Saturday in the south-eastern Turkish city left 51 people dead

August 21, 2016

A man holds up a young boy as a boat carrying refugees arrives at the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey. (AFP/File)
19:05 GMT
Turkish Coast Guards found a Syrian woman's body and rescued 12 other refugees.
Palestinian mourners shout slogans as they carry the body of six-year-old Israa Abu Khussa during her funeral on March 12, 2016 in Beit Lahiya in the north of the Gaza Strip. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
16:09 GMT
The Israeli missiles were a response to a rocket fired from Gaza.
A Lebanon fan makes a bungee jump from a 45-meter-tall platform at Boulevard Olimpico, in Rio de Janeiro. (AFP/File)
14:13 GMT
A Lebanon fan makes a bungee jump from a 45-meter-tall platform at Boulevard Olimpico, in Rio de Janeiro
Iraqi soldiers stand next to a mass grave in Tikrmt. (AFP/File)
13:09 GMT
They had been found guilty of involvement in the "Speicher" massacre, named after a base near Tikrit where up to 1,700 recruits were kidnapped before being executed in a massacre claimed by the Daesh group.
US Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. (AFP/File)
12:12 GMT
Between Trump and Hillary, I exist in exile, wondering if somewhere on a distant lonely star, there are people stuck in the middle like me.
People gather at the site of car bomb attacks in the town of Galkayo, in the semi-autonomous Puntland region of Somalia, August 21, 2016. (File photo)
11:35 GMT
The al-Shabab militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack, saying two car bombs were detonated in the area.
Relatives grieve at hospital August 20, 2016 in Gaziantep following a late night militant attack on a wedding party in southeastern Turkey. (AFP/Ahmed Deeb)
11:00 GMT
At least fifty people have died after a bombing attack at a Kurdish wedding in Gaziantep.
Iraqi army forces on patrol. (AFP/File)
10:30 GMT
Five suicide bombers struck a group of military vehicles in northern Iraq on Sunday.
Lebanese Civil Defense. (Facebook)
09:57 GMT
The Syrian Civil Defense is gaining lawmakers' support as they protest for full-time employment and benefits.
Moroccan King Mohammed VI gives a speech at Tunisia's Constituent Assembly on May 31, 2014. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
HM King Mohammed VI on Saturday called on Moroccans living abroad to remain firmly committed to their religious values and to their time-honored traditions as they face up to the extremist phenomenon which has nothing to do with their culture or background.
Smoke from rocket fire rises in Sirte, Libya. (AFP/File)
08:10 GMT
GNA forces have carried out a series of airstrikes on Daesh in Sirte, as they attempt to sweep the city of the militant presence.
Afghan security forces head into combat with Taliban militants in the Charkhab area of northeastern Kunduz province on August 20, 2016. (AFP/Bashir Khan Safi)
07:00 GMT
Taliban forces have launched a major assault in the Kunduz province, taking five major districts under their control.
Israeli forces have detained 560 children from occupied East Jerusalem alone since the beginning of 2016, and that 110 minors were still being held in Israeli prisons, including four girls and 10 boys in juvenile detention centers. (File photo)
06:00 GMT
Defense for Children International - Palestine (DCIP) released a report last month describing the well documented abuse of Palestinians children by Israeli forces and the harsh interrogation practices used to force their confessions, which has long been the target of criticism by the international community.
A Kurdish female fighter of the People's Protection Units (YPG) looks on at a training camp near the Syrian-Turkish border on February 13, 2015. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Forces loyal to al-Assad have been battling with the Kurds in recent days around the northern Syrian city of al-Hassakeh and the government has launched airstrikes against them for the first time, earning it a strong rebuke from the US.
Ambulances and first-responders arrive to the site of an explosion at a wedding in Gaziantep, Turkey, on August 20, 2016. (AFP/File)
03:28 GMT
A bomb blast at a wedding in Gaziantep killed at least 30 people and wounded almost 100 on Saturday.

August 20, 2016

Syrian refugees land on the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos in an inflatable dingy across the Aegean Sea from Turkey, September 3, 2015. (AFP/Angelos Tzortzinis)
20:20 GMT
More than three quarters of the 4,027 migrant and refugee deaths worldwide in 2016 so far happened in the Mediterranean, according to the International Organisation of Migration (IOM).
Turkish Prime Minister and leader of Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) Ahmet Davutoglu arrives for an AKP group meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara, May 3, 2016. (AFP Photo/Adem Altan)
16:00 GMT
Ties were ruptured in 2010 when Israeli naval commandos raided a pro-Palestinian aid flotilla as it headed to breach the Israeli naval blockade of the Gaza Strip.
Fighters from the pro-government forces loyal to Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA) look at some of their vehicles burning after a Daesh bomber detonated his explosives close to a group of soldiers in an area of central Sirte on August 16, 2016. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
The United Nations has voiced concern about the alarming conditions of well over two million Libyans, who need humanitarian aid due to the militancy in the north African country.
Bahraini human rights activist Ghana Jamshir. (File photo)
10:00 GMT
Dozens of Shia Muslims have staged a demonstration in Bahrain to condemn a regime-imposed ban on holding Friday prayers in the country and to denounce the Al Khalifah regime’s crackdown on the majority Shia community.
Palestinian children look through a window at Israeli soldiers conducting searches in the Palestinian al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of the West Bank city of Hebron. (AFP/File)
08:17 GMT
Israeli human rights group B'Tselem released a report last month revealing that Israeli authorities have steadily increased their use of administrative detention on Palestinian minors since October.
Passenger reads a billboard that reads, 'Travel warning - Do you know that Sweden has the highest rape rate worldwide? (AFP/Fulya Ozerkan)
08:00 GMT
The row between the two countries was sparked by Turkey's Constitutional Court ordering changes in the laws on sexual assault of minors to make them more proportional.
Greek police vehicles next to a Turkish military helicopter at Alexandroupolis airport, after it landed there carrying eight officers seeking asylum after a coup bid in Turkey, on July 16, 2016 (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
The soldiers are seeking asylum on the grounds that their safety will be in jeopardy if they return to Turkey.
Smoke billows following air strikes by regime forces on rebel positions during intense fighting in Aleppo on August 18, 2016. (AFP/George Ourfalian)
05:00 GMT
Government and opposition forces exchanged attacks in Aleppo, even as Russia signed on to a UN-backed temporary ceasefire for the city.

August 19, 2016

Daesh said through its Amaq news agency that the attack was retaliation for Russia's involvement in the Syrian conflict. (File photo)
14:00 GMT
On Wednesday two armed men attacked a police station, wounding two officers.
The entrance to the Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp is seen in southern Lebanon. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
No casualties were reported in the overnight explosion.
A resident of the Tariq al-Bab neighborhood of Aleppo, inspects the damage caused by reported air raids that targeted rebel-held areas in the northern city on August 16, 2016. (AFP/Thaer Mohammed)
11:00 GMT
The UN welcomed the chance for aid to reach Aleppo's residents, but stressed that all sides had to respect the truce.
Iraqi security forces gather at the site of a suicide bombing in the Shaab area in northern Baghdad on May 17, 2016. (AFP/Getty/File)
10:00 GMT
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks.
Around 1.8 million overseas workers from the Philippines are estimated to be based in Saudi Arabia. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
Some companies are said to have stopped providing basic services to the camps where the workers were stranded.
A picture taken on August 16, 2016 shows a view of a hospital operated by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Abs, in the rebel-held northern province of Hajja, a day after the hospital was hit by an air strike. (AFP/Stringer)
08:00 GMT
Doctors Without Borders said in a statement that it had lost confidence in the Saudi-led coalition due to the 'indiscriminate bombings and unreliable reassurances.'
Riek Machar has not been seen in public since fleeing Juba last month. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Machar’s evacuation from South Sudan casts further doubt on the resumption of peace process
A Syrian man walks past destroyed buildings on May 2, 2016, in Aleppo's Bab al-Hadid neighbourhood. (AFP/Karam al-Masri)
05:00 GMT
UN Special Envoy for Syria said it made “no sense” to plan aid deliveries when they would not be let into the besieged areas.

August 18, 2016

Abu Duaa al-Ansari: Leader of Isis' Sinai province was killed in air strikes, according to the Egyptian military. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT
The North Sinai-based extremist group said that it had named a new leader and warned of worse attacks to come.
At least three police officers have been killed by a car bomb in Turkey. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT
Two car bombings have ripped through police stations in the volatile eastern Turkey, killing at least six people and wounding as many as 160 others.
Afghan president Hamid Karzai inspects a guard of honor during Independence Day celebrations at the Defense Ministry compound in Kabul on August 19, 2013. (AFP/Shah Marai)
16:00 GMT
The people had gathered in the market to celebrate Afghanistan's Independence Day.
Survivors freed from Syrian regime prisons said they witnessed other prisoners dying while in custody. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
But the report notes that torture was used in Syrian prisons long before protests erupted five years ago.
This file photo taken on April 30, 2016 shows Jowan Ibrahim (C), the commander of the Kurdish police (aka Asayish) arriving at a checkpoint where a suicide bomber killed five Kurdish policemen in Syria's divided northeastern city of Qamishli. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
14:00 GMT
Opposition groups had previously taken control of the town back in April.
Palestinian children look through a window at Israeli soldiers conducting searches in the Palestinian al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of the West Bank city of Hebron. (AFP/File)
13:51 GMT
Palestinian children look through a window at Israeli soldiers conducting searches in the Palestinian al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of the West Bank city of Hebron.
Jordanian Islamic Action Front supporters shouts anti-Government slogans, in Amman, on 18 November 2011, as hundreds of Jordanian protesters mached following Friday noon prayer.
13:00 GMT
Some members of the Circassian and Chechen community will also stand as nominees for the Islamist party.
Egyptian police raided El-Edwa village on Tuesday, and arrested multiple people. (AFP/File)
12:13 GMT
Mohammed Morsi's hometown was raided by Egyptian police, and several people were arrested for suspected ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
A file photo of a Yemeni boy walking through the rubble of a Saudi-led airstrike on Sanaa. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
11:00 GMT
UNICEF's latest reports claims that Houthi militias are training child soldiers and blocking humanitarian access to critical cases.
Peshmerga fighters wash the feet of a displaced Iraqi child from the northern village of Hawija as families rest under the protection of Peshmerga forces after fleeing from Daesh on August 17, 2016. (AFP/Marwan Ibrahim)
10:30 GMT
The PMF are accused of attacking, killing and capturing residents, as well as destroying houses and mosques.
The national anthem was also played on the occasion, however, there was no military parade and the president did not address the media. (Twitter)
10:00 GMT
Afghanistan, which has never been part of the British Empire, celebrates the day to commemorate the 1919 Treaty of Rawalpindi, which granted it independence.
A Palestinian teacher leads a class of Palestinian Bedouin children from the Abu Anwar community. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
The Khan al-Ahmar school, which accommodates 160 students from five different Bedouin communities, is located in the sensitive E1 area northeast of Jerusalem and west of the illegal Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim in the occupied West Bank.
Turkish soldiers guard a check point in the troubled southeast of the country. (AFP/Ilyas Akengin)
08:41 GMT
Separatist Kurdish groups were suspected of being behind the blast.
Turkey will grant early release to some 38,000 prisoners who committed crimes before July 1, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said on August 17, 2016, amid reports of prison overcrowding after the failed coup. (AFP/Adem Altan)
08:30 GMT
The inmates to be released will not include those convicted of 'terrorism,' murder, and other violent or sexual crimes.
Lebanese soldiers stand next to M198 155mm howitzers upon the arrival of a shipment of US weapons at the Beirut port on February 8, 2015. (AFP/Anwar Amro)
08:00 GMT
The nine-day exercise took place at the Jounieh Naval Base in Lebanon.
A similar car bomb explosion on August 15, 2016 in Diyardakir, is also suspected to be the PKK's work. (AFP/Ilyas Akengin)
07:30 GMT
A car bomb outside a police station in Turkey's eastern Van province killed and wounded dozens - included many civilians.