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July 1, 2016

Israeli forces check cars outside of the Otniel settlement after a similar attack. (AFP/File)
13:55 GMT
A shooting at an Israeli vehicle caused the car to flip, killing one passenger and wounding at least three others.
Egyptian army soldiers in formation. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
Unknown assailants attacked Egyptian military guards at the Egypt-Libya border.
Men carry a wounded friend after airstrikes in eastern Ghouta, Damascus. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Syrian regime jets dropped bombs on eastern Ghouta, Damascus, late Thursday night, killing 18 civilians.
Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, UN special envoy to Yemen, at the beginning of the peace talks in Kuwait. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
Both Houthi rebels and Loyalist forces have released a combined total of over 700 prisoners since peace talks began in April.
Hungarian soldiers erected a similar fence along the Croatian border in 2015. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
As 700 refugees approach from Serbia, Croatia begins building a fence at the border.
A Daesh militant carries his flag. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Desh recaptured the Hamdan airport on the Syria-Iraq border from the New Syrian Army and US forces.
Bahraini police officers escort a child away from the scene of demonstrations in 2015. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
A bombing by unknown assailants killed a woman and wounded her children when shrapnel pierced her car.
Anti-Morsi demonstrators gathered at Cairo's Tahrir Square on June 30, 2013. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Egyptian authorities shut down the Tahrir Square metro station on the third anniversary of the demonstrations that ousted President Mohamed Morsi.

June 30, 2016

Gaza residents wait at the Rafah border crossing to enter into Egypt on June 30, 2016. (AFP/Said Khatib)
16:30 GMT
While expected to remain open through Monday, Egyptian authorities confirmed that the Rafah border crossing will be closed on Friday.
Egyptian Coptic Christians at a Christmas mass in Cairo. (AFP/File)
15:31 GMT
The priest of St. George Church in Al-Arish was shot and killed while fixing his car Thursday morning.
A Houthi rebel fighter in Ibb, Yemen. (AFP/File)
14:45 GMT
A grenade explosion in a crowded civilian marketplace killed two and wounded 18 in the Ibb governate of Yemen.
Lebanese soldiers on patrol in al-Qaa, after a series of deadly suicide bombings in the Christian town. (AFP/Stringer)
13:59 GMT
The Lebanese army arrested five militants plotting a large attack on a tourist area.
A Turkish police officer reacts at Ataturk airport`s main gate on June 28, 2016 in Istanbul after two explosions followed by gunfire hit Turkey's biggest airport. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
13:30 GMT
Another three suspects are still at large.
Lebanese security forces secure the site of multiple suicide bombings which took place early on June 27, 2016 in the predominantly Christian village of Al-Qaa, in eastern Lebanon near the border with Syria. (AFP/Stringer)
13:00 GMT
Syrians will be barred from the town streets from 7:30 pm until 6 am, except in cases of medical emergencies.
Tunisian singer Mohamed Jebali as "le Roi" (The King) and Palestinian singer Reem Talhami as "la mere du roi" (The King's Mother) perform in the opera "Kalila wa Dimna" during the International Festival of Lyric Art in the French southeastern city of Aix-en-Provence.  (AFP/File)
12:45 GMT
Tunisian singer Mohamed Jebali as "le Roi" (The King) and Palestinian singer Reem Talhami as "la mere du roi" (The King's Mother) perform in the opera "Kalila wa Dimna" during the International Festival of Lyric Art in the French southeastern city of Aix-en-Provence.
Afghan police and security personnel inspect the scene of a car bomb attack near a district police headquarters in the center of the Afghan capital, Kabul, March 25, 2015. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
The bombs exploded near vehicles carrying cadets returning from a graduation ceremony.
People carry the coffin of Mohammad Eymen Demirci on June 29, 2016 in Istanbul during his funeral a day after a suicide bombing and gun attack targeted Istanbul's Ataturk airport, killing 42 people. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
12:00 GMT
Istanbul Ataturk Airport was on a list of potential targets for attacks by Daesh.
A Somali soldier stands guard on June 26, 2016 on the scene of the attack on a hotel in Mogadishu that killed 15 people the day before and was claimed by al-Shabaab militants. (AFP/Mohamed Abdiwahab)
11:30 GMT
The blast comes a week after an al-Shabaab attack on a hotel in Mogadishu.
PKK fighters take position with their rife during a traning session. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
The fighter jets destroyed six PKK targets in Hakurk and Avasin and two in Semdinli, including shelters, hideouts, and ammunition dumps, according to the statement.
Turkish counter terrorism police carried out raids in three Istanbul neighbourhoods. (AFP/File)
10:53 GMT
Counter-terrorism police teams led by special forces officers carried out raids in three working-class neighborhoods of Istanbul - Pendik, Basaksehir and Sultanbeyli
Iraqi children displaced from the city of Fallujah sleep at a newly opened camp where hundreds of displaced Iraqis are taking shelter in Amriyat al-Fallujah on June 27, 2016, south of Fallujah. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
10:00 GMT
One third of all Iraqi children are in need of humanitarian aid.
Israeli forces are seen on patrol in Hebron. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT
Conflicting reports about the alleged attack said the Palestinian man had used a knife, a gun, or both.
A Turkish aid flotilla was attacked in 2010 as it attempted to sail to Gaza, leading to a six-year hiatus in relations between Turkey and Israel that was only reconciled this week. (File photo)
09:00 GMT
Knesset Member Hanin Zaobi called Israeli soldiers who participated in the Mavi Marmara attack 'murderers' as Israel and Turkey signed a deal to normalize relations.
Yemenis visit the grave of relatives reportedly killed by Saudi-led coalition forces. (AFP/file)
08:30 GMT
"Saudi Arabia has amassed an appalling record of violations in Yemen while a Human Rights Council member," said Philippe Bolopion, the deputy director for global advocacy at Human Rights Watch.
A Turkish police officer directs a passenger at Ataturk airport in Istanbul June 28, 2016 after two explosions followed by gunfire hit Turkey's biggest airport. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
08:30 GMT
More than 230 people were injured in Wednesday's attack, which Turkish officials and others said was likely carried out by the Islamic State terrorist group.
Benjamin Netanyahu and Recep Tayyip Erdogan on poster in Turkey after flottila incident.(AFP)
07:30 GMT
Relief supplies for the Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip started being loaded Wednesday onto the Lady Leyla, a Panama-flagged ship, in Turkey's southern port of Mersin.
Daesh militants are seen in Libya. (File photo)
07:00 GMT
Around 40 Palestinian citizens of Israel are believed to have joined Daesh in Syria.
Lebanese soldiers patrol the Christian village of al-Qaa, near the country's border with war-ravaged Syria, on June 28, 2016 after two waves of suicide bombings struck the village killing and wounding several people. (AFP/Stringer)
06:30 GMT
Lebanese security officials are investigating a video threatening to target planes from Iran.
Taliban militants in Afghanistan. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Afghan security forces are increasing their operations in central Afghanistan in the days leading up to Eid al-Fitr.
Passengers leave Ataturk airport in Istanbul on June 28, 2016 after three suicide bombers attacked. (AFP/Ozan Cose)
05:30 GMT
While no group has claimed the Ataturk International Airport attack, the CIA believes the attack shows clear indications of Daesh involvement.
An EgyptAir plane on the runway. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Data extracted from the black box from EgyptAir Flight MS804 indicates smoke in the toilet room, confirming earlier reports.
A demonstrator wrapped in a European flag leaves an anti-Brexit protest in Trafalgar Square, London. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Just like people were accused of treason in Arab countries (either by the government if they were for the revolutions, or by the revolutionaries if they were with the government), Britons who argued for Remain were called unpatriotic, despite their rationale that staying within the EU is actually better for Britain.

June 29, 2016

Daesh militants on a road at the Syrian-Iraqi border. (AFP/File)
16:30 GMT
Syrian rebels and US forces seized the Hamdan airport near the Syrian-Iraqi border.
Egyptian police examine cars at a checkpoint in North Sinai. (AFP/File)
15:30 GMT
An IED planted by the side of the road killed one officer and wounded two conscripts in Rafah City, North Sinai.
Bahraini Shia demonstrators protest the arrest and persecution of top Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim.  (AFP/Mohammed Al-Shaikh)
15:20 GMT
Bahrain stripped eight Shia nationals of their citizenship and imprisoned them for anti-government activity.
US airstrikes injure top Al-Qaeda leader in Yemen. (AFP/File)
12:58 GMT
Sources claimed that the leader of the Al-Qaeda branch in Yemen was rushed to the al-Maraqsha hospital in Abeen for treatment, adding that his condition was serious.
Forensic police work the explosion site at Ataturk airport on June 28, 2016 in Istanbul. (AFP/File)
12:37 GMT
According to governor's office, 10 foreign nationals and 3 others with dual Turkish citizenship among dead.
Palestinians residing in the Gaza Strip wait for travel permits to cross into Egypt through the Rafah border crossing in the southern Palestinian coastal enclave after it was open for five days by Egyptian authorities, on June 29, 2016. (AFP/Said Khatib)
12:30 GMT
The Rafah crossing, Gaza's main lifeline, has been slowly shut down amid allegations that Hamas is supporting militants carrying out attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.
The Federal Supreme Court in Abu Dhabi convicted an Emirati woman of spying for Hezbollah. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
A court found her guilty of exploiting sensitive information she obtained through her husband's job.
Lebanese political scene in disarray amid security threats and seemingly interminable presidential vacuum. (AFP/File)
11:30 GMT
Lebanon has been in a state of alert since eight suicide bombings claimed the lives of five people and wounded more than 30 others, believed to be carried out by Daesh.
Rifaat al-Assad, uncle of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has lived in exile since 1984. (File photo)
10:30 GMT
French authorities first began looking into corruption allegations against Rifaat al-Assad in 2014.
Men, believed to be Daesh militants, speak as people carry belongings back to Tal Abyad. (AFP/File)
10:11 GMT
Tel Abyad lies north of Raqqa and had been a key supply line for the city, which Daesh has proclaimed its headquarters in Syria.
Illustrative photo of an Egyptian member of the armed forces in northern Sinai. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Five airstrikes allegedly targeted bunkers of “hardliners” affiliated to Sinai Province -- a group formerly Ansar Beit al-Maqdis -- near the villages of Beit Amira, al-Shalaq and al-Lufitat south of the town of Sheikh Zuweid.
Lebanese army troops deploy in Wadi Khaled on Lebanon's northern border with Syria in May 2011. (AFP/File)
09:36 GMT
The Lebanese daily said that military sources revealed that the army’s intelligence was able to thwart a double attack targeting an important tourist site in one of the capital’s eastern areas set to take place late last week.
Iraqi soldiers stationed on the outskirts of Mosul. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
Iraqi security forces have made new gains on the ground against the Daesh group as they are trying to recapture the country’s second-largest city of Mosul from the militants.
A mosque in Perth, Australia was attacked with a firebomb and anti-Islam graffiti while worshippers were inside praying. (Twitter)
08:30 GMT
One vehicle was destroyed, but no one was injured in the attack.
Forensic police work the site at Ataturk airport on June 28, 2016 in Istanbul after a suicide attack left at least 36 people dead (AFP/Ozan Kose)
08:00 GMT
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak condemned the suicide bombers, describing the attack as a “heinous act,” and called on Muslim countries to unite in combating terror.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Turkey was ready to restore relations with Egypt, but said it did not accept Mohamed Morsi's ouster from power. (AFP/File)
07:30 GMT
Turkey said it was ready to restore relations with Egypt, but that it did not accept the ouster or jail sentence of Morsi.
Turkish Prime Minister and the leader of Turkey's ruling party, the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Binali Yildirim delivers a speech during a meeting of the AK Party at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey in Ankara, on June 28, 2016. (AFP/Adem Altan)
07:22 GMT
Crises on multiple fronts are forcing Ankara to adopt a more pragmatic stance - this week Turkey normalized relations with Israel and an 'apology' was accepted by Russia.
Passengers leave Ataturk airport in Istanbul on June 28, 2016 after two explosions followed by gunfire hit Turkey's biggest airport, killing at least 28 people and injuring 20. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
07:00 GMT
The Turkish President offered his condolences to the families of the 36 people killed in the attack.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Hezbollah is only working for Iranian interests and prolonging Lebanon's political crisis. (AFP/File)
06:30 GMT
Riyadh hits back after Hezbollah said Saudi interests were preventing Lebanon from electing a president.
The US consulate main entrance in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi. (AFP/Abdullah Doma)
06:00 GMT
The House report on the 2012 attack on the US mission in Libya "found no evidence of wrongdoing" by Hillary Clinton.
Lebanese soldiers stand guard in front of a church targeted by suicide bombers in al-Qaa. (AFP/Stringer)
05:00 GMT
Lebanon's Prime Minister hosted an emergency security meeting to discuss the eight suicide bombings in al-Qaa yesterday.
Turkish riot police patrol outside Ataturk International Airport after three suicide bombers killed at least 36 people on June 28, 2016. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
04:00 GMT
The Turkish Prime Minister confirmed at least 36 killed by three suicide bombers who attack Ataturk International airport late Tuesday evening.

June 28, 2016

It is believed that two suicide bombers detonated explosives at Istanbul's main airport. (Twitter)
20:50 GMT
Turkish authorities have not yet confirmed injuries or casualties.
An Afghan National Army soldier fires at Daesh militants in Kot, in the eastern Nangarhar province on June 26, 2016. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
18:00 GMT
Afghan security forces continue their push to sweep Daesh militants out of Kot in the eastern Nangarhar province.
Nusra Front fighters in Syria. (AFP/File)
17:30 GMT
According to the ISSG Ceasefire Task Force, Nusra Front militants have been receiving advanced weaponry despite the ongoing ceasefire.
Israel and Turkey have been working towards normalizing ties, however the issue of the Gaza siege remained a contentious stumbling block in negotiations until recently. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT
After undergoing a mandatory Israeli security check, the relief supplies should begin to be distributed in Gaza on Monday or Tuesday - just in time for the multi-day festival of Eid.
A checkpoint in Mukalla, Yemen. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT
Daesh conducted a suicide bombing at a military checkpoint, killing 48 loyalist troops in Mukalla.
Lebanese soldiers stand guard in front of a church where a suicide bomber blew himself up the previous day in the Christian village of al-Qaa, near the Lebanon's border with Syria, on June 28, 2016. (AFP/Stringer)
15:30 GMT
On Monday suicide bombers blew themselves up in a Christian border village.
French soldiers aboard an aircraft search for debris from the crashed EgyptAir flight MS804 over the Mediterranean Sea. Egypt enlisted a submarine on May 22 to search the Mediterranean seabed for the black boxes of EgyptAir MS804. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
Experts at the French air accident investigation office will attempt to repair the second so-called black box, which contains sound recordings from the cockpit, tomorrow, according to the committee.
An Israeli soldier fires tear gas canisters towards Palestinian protesters outside the compound of the Israeli-run Ofer prison. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
The decision was based on the grounds that there is no treaty or convention regarding extradition between the two states.
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, and Palestinian Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal. (AFP/File)
12:26 GMT
Sources close to senior figures in the Palestinian group ruling the Gaza Strip claimed that Ankara leaned on the Hamas leadership to curb its criticism until the deal with Israel was signed.
Footage showing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visiting troops on the frontline near Damascus was broadcast on pro-government TV. (Euronews)
12:00 GMT
Assad was seen touring several positions at a newly recaptured airbase in the Damascus suburbs.
Jordanian soldiers on patrol on the Jordan-Iraq border. (AFP/File)
11:26 GMT
The latest attack on Jordan's borders comes a day after the militant group claimed an attack at al-Rukban refugee camp that killed six officers.
The Dome of the Rock in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, Islam's holiest site, pictured on October 25, 2015. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
11:00 GMT
Jordan called on on Israel to immediately halt the unjustified violations, and to respect the status quo as an occupying power in the Palestinian territory
British-Lebanese journalist Liliane Daoud was arrested and deported from Egypt late Monday following accusations that she was close to the opposition to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. (Twitter)
10:30 GMT
Eight police officers arrested Daoud at her home after she ended her contract with ONTV.
Turkish special forces at the site of a bomb attack in Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey, on March 31, 2016. (AFP/Ilyas Akengin)
10:02 GMT
The explosion occurred near a state hospital in the district of Dicle, north of the region's largest city Diyarbakir.
A candlelight vigil was held for the victims of the EgyptAir crash in May. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
The prosecutor said the investigation would start as an accident inquiry, since there is not currently evidence linking the crash to an attack.
A Palestinian girl receives food from the tekiyya, Arabic name for the soup kitchen, during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan in Gaza City on June 13, 2016. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
09:30 GMT
Turkey's President Erdogan said more than 10,000 tons of aid supplies will be sailed to Gaza in the coming weeks.
Wreckage from EgyptAir Flight MS804. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
The crashed plane's black boxes were badly corroded by salt water, but are now ready for analysis.
Lebanese members of parliament count the votes after casting their ballots to elect the new Lebanese president in the parliament building in downtown Beirut on April 23, 2014. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
08:30 GMT
'The reason behind the presidential vacuum is that local political forces are awaiting foreign instructions, especially a Saudi decision,' Hezbollah’s Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem said on Monday.“
Israeli security forces stand guard at the entrance of the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, on June 27, 2016, following a second day of clashes between Israeli police and Muslims protesting Jewish visits to the holy site. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
08:00 GMT
Clashes broke out two days in a row during visits to the religious site by Israeli settlers under military protection.
Iraqis displaced from the city of Fallujah collect aid distributed by the Norwegian Refugee Council at a newly opened camp in Amriyat al-Fallujah on June 27, 2016, south of Fallujah. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
07:30 GMT
Fallujah residents had already been suffering from lack of food and medical care for months.
Palestinian fishermen on the beach in Gaza City. (AFP/Roberto Schmidt)
07:00 GMT
Israeli gunboats opened fire at Palestinian fishermen boats, preventing them from fishing within a range of five nautical miles, despite the designated fishing range extending to six miles.
Iranian Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, right, shakes hands with the head of the UN's atomic watchdog Yukiya Amano during a meeting in Tehran on July 02, 2015. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
06:44 GMT
The two officials exchanged viewpoints about developments in Syria and bilateral cooperation for a political solution to the foreign-sponsored crisis in the Arab country.
Lebanese security forces marked off the site of Monday morning's suicide bombings in al-Qaa, less than 24 hours before three more suicide bombings hit the town. (AFP/Stringer)
06:00 GMT
Hours after a series of four suicide bomb explosions, three more suicide bombers attacked Al-Qaa, near the Syrian border.
A man surveys the debris of the al-Fateh mosque, bombed by militants in Iraq earlier this year. (AFP/File)
05:30 GMT
A suicide bomber attacked a mosque in western Baghdad on Monday night, killing at least a dozen people.
Afghan security forces at their positions during clashes with Daesh militants in the Kot district of eastern Nangarhar province on June 26, 2016. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
05:00 GMT
Afghan air forces strikes in the eastern Nangarhar province killed at least ten Daesh militants and wounded over a dozen.

June 27, 2016

Wreckage from EgyptAir Flight MS804. (AFP/File)
17:17 GMT
Paris official received the EgyptAir Flight MS804 black boxes, and remaining wreckage is being examined at Cairo International Airport.
Civilians drive past damaged buildings in Maarat al-Numan, Syria. (AFP/File)
16:24 GMT
Maarat al-Numan residents' peaceful protests against al-Nusra Front in their city have lasted more than 100 days.
This picture tweeted by Bahrain's leading human rights activist Nabeel Rajab shows protesters spending the night outside Sheikh Isa Qassim's home in Diraz, Bahrain on June 20, 2016. (Twitter)
16:00 GMT
The hearing was originally scheduled for September 4.
A 'No To Brexit' sign is pictured on the outskirts of Newry in Northern Ireland on June 7, 2016. (AFP/Paul Faith)
15:38 GMT
Now that Israel’s BFF is out of the EU, how will this effect Israel’s standing in the international arena?
Jordanians wave Muslim Brotherhood flags in Amman in 2007 (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
A Muslim Brotherhood spokesperson in Jordan, Muadh al-Kuwalda, said that the perpetrators burned down the headqarters right after iftar, after members removed the side door of the building.
US-backed Kurdish and Arab fighters chat as they advance into the Islamic State (IS) jihadist's group bastion of Manbij, in northern Syria, on June 23, 2016. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
14:30 GMT
The majority of the civilians were killed when a mosque was struck with cluster bombs on Saturday.
Palestinian flag are seen placed on the rubble of a house belonging to a Palestinian man who carried out a knife attack in Tel Aviv. (AFP/File)
14:05 GMT
Palestinian flag are seen placed on the rubble of a house belonging to a Palestinian man who carried out a knife attack in Tel Aviv. (AFP/File)
Sanaa residents survey the damage from an attack earlier in 2016. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
A motorbike bombing in a souk wounded at least 20 people in northwest Yemen.
Afghan refugees rest next to their tent at the reception center for refugees in Schisto, near Athens, Greece, February 25, 2016. (AFP/File)
13:30 GMT
More than three million Afghan refugees have been living in Pakistan since the 1980s.
Turkish anti-riot police officers block the street on June 4, 2016 as protesters shout slogans against Germany and hold placards reading "We do not do genocide" in front of the German consulate in Istanbul after the German parliament recognised as genocide the massacres of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
13:00 GMT
With the EU-Turkey refugee deal already on the rocks, Turkey is threatening action against Germany for recognizing the Armenian Genocide, which the Turkish government vehemently denies.
His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday meets with the families of soldiers and security personnel who fell in the June 21 attack on the northern border. (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)
12:30 GMT
The King expressed his condolences and deep sympathies to the families that lost loved ones, stressing that Jordan's source of strength comes from the bravery of its soldiers.
The 22nd session of the U.N. Human Rights Council met in Geneva on Feb. 25, 2013. (AFP/File)
12:27 GMT
It made its statement during the infamous Agenda Item 7, which mandates that the UNHRC debate Israeli human rights abuses against the Palestinians during each session.
A Palestinian man clears the damage at the entrance of Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem's Old City after clashes erupted at the compound between Palestinians and Israeli police on June 26, 2016 during the holy month of Ramadan. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
11:30 GMT
On Sunday another raid resulted in the injury of 12 worshippers.
Israel's killing of 9 Gaza flotilla protesters 'not of sufficient gravity' for war crimes probe, according to the ICC. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
Israel and Turkey have reached an agreement on the normalization of their relations six years after an Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound Turkish aid flotilla killed 10 Turkish activists in high seas and sent their ties spiraling into a cycle of tensions.
Foreign-backed militants patrol in the Syrian city of Idlib. (AFP/file)
10:30 GMT
The US-Saudi weapons were stolen by Jordanian intelligence agents and sold to arms dealers on the black market.
A handout picture released by the Egyptian Presidency on April 11, 2016 shows Saudi King Salman shaking hands with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi before leaving Cairo’s international airport. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
The Egyptian government maintains the Red Sea islands belong to Saudi Arabia, despite a lower court ruling overturning the decision.
Jordanian soldiers carry the coffin of their comrade Belal Al-Zuhbi during his funeral in Nahleh village, near the city of Jerash north of Amman, on June 21, 2016, after he was killed alongside five other comrades in a suicide bomb attack on the border with Syria. (AFP/Stringer)
09:59 GMT
A suicide bomb attack near Rukban refugee camp on the Jordan-Syria border killed six soldiers.
Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas (L) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R). (AFP/file)
09:30 GMT
Erdogan told Abbas Ankara reached a deal with Tel Aviv on improving humanitarian conditions in Gaza, according to Turkish presidential sources who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to media.
Lebanon has been without a president for more than 18 months amid political deadlock. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
Lebanon has been without a president since the term of Michel Suleiman ended in May 2014 and Hezbullah, the FPM and some of their allies have been boycotting the parliament's electoral sessions, stripping them of the needed quorum.
A gay couple kisses during the Gay Pride parade on June 28, 2015 in the Istiklal street near the Taksim square in Istanbul (AFP/file)
08:30 GMT
Large numbers of police forces used teargas and rubber bullets to break up the Sunday rally which was held despite being officially canceled by the city’s governor last week.
Jordanian forces are seen securing a street in the town of Irbid, 80 kms north of Amman near the border with Syria, on March 2, 2016, following a security operation targeting a group of suspected militants. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
A court in Jordan has charged 21 people for their involvement in extremist acts, three months after they were arrested in a massive operation north of the country.