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March 5, 2015

An explosion near the border of Turkey hit member of the al-Qaeda affiliated group Thursday. (AFP/File)
19:35 GMT
An explosion near the border of Turkey hit member of the al-Qaeda affiliated group Thursday.
The Cairo Criminal Court began trying 213 alleged members of a Daesh-affiliated group Thursday. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT
The Cairo Criminal Court began trying 213 alleged members of a Daesh-affiliated group Thursday.
An "open gate" in the MidEast, more than half of Jordan's population are refugees coming from unstable neighboring countries. (AFP/File)
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A "safe haven" in the MidEast, more than half of Jordan's population are refugees coming from unstable neighboring countries.
Iranian diplomat Noor Ahmad Nikbakht hugs his daughter after two years of abduction in Yemen. (Screenshot: Twitter)
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Iranian diplomat Nour Ahmad Nikbakht returned home Thursday after being taken hostage for years in Yemen.
Conflicting reports emerged Thursday about a Daesh or al-Nusra Front member who was treated, then arrested at a hospital in Bekaa Valley. (AFP/File)
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Conflicting reports emerged Thursday about a Daesh or al-Nusra Front member who was treated, then arrested at a hospital in Bekaa Valley.
Media reports said Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, 76, is still in critical condition after undergoing surgery Thursday. (AFP/File)
16:57 GMT
Media reports said Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei is still in critical condition after undergoing surgery Thursday.
Israeli settlers set fire to two cars belonging to Palestinians Thursday, spraying racist graffiti nearby. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
16:00 GMT
Israeli settlers set fire to two cars belonging to Palestinians Thursday, spraying racist graffiti nearby.
Islamist rebels wore gas masks before heading for battle with Syrian regime forces in 2013. (AFP/File)
14:35 GMT
Almost a year after Obama said chemical weapon use was a "red line," the US is calling for action against the Syrian regime.
President Hadi is trying to have international aid transferred to Aden, which has become a stronghold for the leader and a center of support. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
President Hadi is trying to have international aid transferred to the Central Bank of Aden, a source said Thursday.
Mohamed Ibrahim has been replaced as interior minister in a cabinet reshuffle Thursday. (AFP/File)
13:46 GMT
Mohamed Ibrahim has been replaced as interior minister in a cabinet reshuffle Thursday.
Volunteer Shiite fighters work with Iraqi forces to fight Daesh near the city of Tikrit. (AFP/File)
13:43 GMT
28,000 individuals flee ongoing violence in the city of Tikrit, as Iraqi forces and allies launch a massive attack against Daesh to reclaim Salahuddin province.
The Syrian regime attacked the city with a barrel bomb and killed at least 18 civilians, a monitor said Thursday. (AFP/File)
12:59 GMT
The Syrian regime attacked the city with a barrel bomb and killed at least 18 civilians, a monitor said Thursday.
The extremist militants set fire to Iraqi oil wells to try to hinder aerial attacks Thursday.
12:44 GMT
The extremist militants set fire to Iraqi oil wells to try to hinder aerial attacks Thursday.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. (AFP/File)
12:15 GMT
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced that Turkey will not provide ground troops to Iraqi and Kurdish forces in the effort to reclaim the city of Mosul from Daesh in April.
The kidnappers are presumed to be members of al-Qaeda. (AFP/File)
11:57 GMT
After being kidnapped by al-Qaeda members in July 2013, Iranian diplomat Nour-Ahmed Nikbakht has since been released from captivity.
Iraqi government forces and allied militias take position on the side of a road in the northern part of Diyala province, bordering Salahuddin province, as they take part in an assault to retake the city of Tikrit from Daesh. (AFP/File)
11:43 GMT
Iraqi government forces, backed by Shia volunteer fighters, battle Daesh in the northern province of Salahuddin, killing ten militants in the process.
The individuals were charged for various crimes, including  “terrorist acts, shootings, drug trafficking, arms smuggling, the possession of weapons." (AFP/File)
10:47 GMT
Almost 1,000 individuals were arrested in the month of February for various charges, including terrorism, indicating a rapid decline the country's security situation.
This is the second Turkish military plane to crash in two weeks. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
A Turkish F-4E aircraft has crashed in central Turkey just one hour after taking off, killing both pilots on board.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas addresses a two-day conference in the West Bank city of Ramallah, March 4, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:23 GMT
PA President Mahmoud Abbas criticized the Israeli government Wednesday for withholding over $100 million worth of tax revenues.
Iraqi soldiers backed by armed militias take position in Diyala province against Daesh targets, March 2, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:59 GMT
If the Iraqi army takes Tikrit back from Daesh militants, it will be a victory against the extremist group. In the long run, however, will it change anything?
The alleged "gay" man was thrown from a building and then stoned to death after surviving the fall. (Image: Daily Mirror)
08:14 GMT
Daesh militants in Raqqa were captured on film throwing a "gay" man from a building, then stoning the victim to death after he survived the fall.
Government troops backed by the US-led coalition killed 38 Daesh militants Wednesday. (AFP/File)
07:50 GMT
Security forces backed by the US-led coalition killed 38 Daesh militants in Anbar province, the country's army confirmed.
Relief items from Dubai were shipped to Damascus for displaced refugees Wednesday. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Relief items from Dubai were shipped to Damascus for displaced refugees Wednesday.
More than 350 soldiers who took part in last summer's military onslaught have since received counseling for post-traumatic stress, a report said Wednesday. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
05:00 GMT
More than 350 soldiers who took part in last summer's military onslaught have since received counseling for post-traumatic stress, a report said Wednesday.

March 4, 2015

Hamas increased its security measures on the border Wednesday as tensions between Gaza and Egypt escalate. (AFP/File)
20:51 GMT
Hamas increased its security measures on the border Wednesday as tensions between Gaza and Egypt escalate.
The fire at a convention center lasted four hours and injured 40 people Wednesday. (AFP/File)
18:14 GMT
The fire lasted four hours and injured 40 people Wednesday.
Rebels attacked a government security building Wednesday, causing tens of casualties on both sides. (AFP/File)
17:47 GMT
Rebels attacked a government security building Wednesday, causing tens of casualties on both sides.
The PLO said Wednesday it can't pay the $655 million in damages fined by a New York court. (AFP/File)
17:23 GMT
The PLO said Wednesday it can't pay the $655 million in damages fined by a New York court.
The Jordanian king called on his citizens Tuesday to be proud of the country's resilience against "enemies of Islam." (Courtesy/Royal Court)
16:47 GMT
The Jordanian king called on his citizens Tuesday to be proud of the country's resilience against "enemies of Islam."
The unidentified warplanes struck an airport in a Libyan town allied with the legitimized government Wednesday. (AFP/Abdullah Doma)
15:44 GMT
The unidentified warplanes struck an airport in a Libyan town allied with the legitimized government Wednesday.
The UN agency is looking to hold discussions with the country about its nuclear program on March 9. (AFP/File)
14:51 GMT
The UN agency is looking to hold discussions with the country about its nuclear program on March 9.
Gaza is reportedly suffering severe water shortages, leading Israeli officials to agree to double its water output to the Strip. (AFP/File)
14:49 GMT
Following news of severe shortages in the embattled Gaza Strip, Israeli officials have agreed to increase water output by some 5 million cubic meters.
The Afghan commander is said to have been close with Iranian Revolutionary Guard leaders, who also have a strong presence on the southern Syrian battlefield. (AFP/File)
14:24 GMT
An Afghan Shia commander was killed during a battle with southern Syrian rebels for control of key positions between the capital Damascus and the southern city of Daraa, according to activists and Iranian media.
Hundreds were rescued but ten died when migrants left North Africa on Tuesday. (AFP/File)
14:20 GMT
Hundreds were rescued but ten died when migrants left North Africa on Tuesday.
A court held two police officers responsible for the death of activist Khaled Saeed during Egypt's revolution. (AFP/File)
14:08 GMT
A court reaffirmed a ruling that sentences two policemen to ten years in prison Wednesday, holding the officers responsible for a demonstrator's death.
Syrians enjoy the sun in a park in the city of Damascus. (AFP/ Louai Beshara)
13:59 GMT
Syrians enjoy the sun in a park in the city of Damascus. (AFP/ Louai Beshara)
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry last month expressed concern about the Houthi uprising in Yemen. (AFP/File)
13:30 GMT
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied Monday it held meetings with the Houthi rebel group.
Islamist militants seized control of two oil fields in Libya on Tuesday weeks after the sites were shut down from the violence. (AFP/File)
13:25 GMT
Islamist militants seized control of two oil fields in Libya on Tuesday weeks after the sites were shut down from the violence.
A still from the clip shows the sleeve of one of the gunmen donning an Iraqi flag, suggesting claims that assailants are Iraqi military men may be true. (AFP/File)
13:13 GMT
A video emerged Wednesday purporting to show Iraqi military men shooting dead an 11-year-old boy in the northern Iraqi city of Samarra.
In Cairo a fire erupted at a conference Wednesday, injuring 16 people.
12:46 GMT
A fire in Cairo's conference injured 16 people Wednesday.
A Palestinian father carries his baby through Gaza City's al-Shejaiya neighborhood, which was destroyed during Israel's 50-day war in the Strip, February 26, 2015. (AFP/File)
12:41 GMT
A UN envoy called on Israel to investigate the killings of over 2,200 Palestinians during its 50-day offensive in the Gaza Strip last summer.
Benjamin Netanyahu speaks about Iran during his speech to the UN Congress, March 3, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:18 GMT
Let's be frank. We knew what Benjamin Netanyahu was going to say during his speech. Iran has nuclear weapons, no deal can happen with America and Palestinians are pretty much terrorists. Should we be surprised?
Nepalese authorities inspect the Airbus 330 which skidded off the runway at Kathmandu's international airport following poor visibility conditions. Passengers reported safe. (AFP/PRAKASH MATHEMA)
10:30 GMT
An Airbus 330 missed the runway in dense fog at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu early Wednesday morning. Passengers reported safe.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews protest against Benjamin Netanyahu's speech in Washington DC, March 3, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:33 GMT
Ultra-Orthodox Jews protested in both New York and Washington DC against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to the US Congress Tuesday.
Benjamin Netanyahu waves following his speech at the US Congress in Washington, March 3, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:50 GMT
On Tuesday, the world was focussed on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech at the US Congress. Among the many things he said, Iran was the focus. Will he be the deal breaker between Obama and issue of nuclear weapons?
In this photograph Afghan resident Pari Gul 35, who lost her hands in a mortar attack on her home during the war with the Soviet Union, shows a handbag she has woven to a shopkeeper in a market in Herat. (AFP/Aref Karim)
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In this photograph Afghan resident Pari Gul 35, who lost her hands in a mortar attack on her home during the war with the Soviet Union, shows a handbag she has woven to a shopkeeper in a market in Herat. (AFP/Aref Karim)
Armed tribal members gather against a potential Houthi attack in the southern Yemeni province of Shabwa, February 23, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Eight people were killed in Yemen's al-Bayda province after bomb targeted members of the country's Houthi movement.
Israeli authorities did not specify why the ten officials were denied entry. (AFP/File)
06:30 GMT
Ten Palestinian Liberation Organization officials were denied entry to Gaza by Israel through the Erez crossing, according to officials.
Scientists conduct testing in Tehran's research center. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Iran's ambassador said Tuesday the agreement is a "positive step for deepening nuclear cooperation."
The US president said Tuesday the Israeli leader's speech to Congress contained "nothing new" and offered no alternatives. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The US president said Tuesday the Israeli leader's speech to Congress contained "nothing new" and offered no alternatives.

March 3, 2015

Three British men living in the UAE were arrested for "national security" concerns Tuesday. (AFP/File)
20:28 GMT
Three British men living in the UAE were arrested for "national security" concerns Tuesday.
Romain Caillet has been living in Lebanon for the last five years, but was deported after attempting to return to the country after a trip to Morocco. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT
Lebanon deported Tuesday French national Romain Caillet, an expert on Islamist groups who was doing research in the country, according to a General Security source.
As Iraqi forces closed in on Daesh's stronghold of Tikrit on Tuesday, their progress was slowed by jihadist snipers and booby traps. (AFP/File)
18:34 GMT
As Iraqi forces closed in on Daesh's stronghold of Tikrit on Tuesday, their progress was slowed by jihadist snipers and booby traps.
The Israeli prime minister addressed a full house in Congress on Tuesday. (Screenshot: PBS NewsHour)
17:20 GMT
The prime minister said Tuesday the greatest threat to peace is nuclear power in the hands of "militant Islamists."
The aid to Iraq will be used in the country's fight against Daesh, Turkey's envoy said Tuesday. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT
The aid to Iraq will be used in the country's fight against Daesh, Turkey's envoy said Tuesday.
Israeli troops shot and injured a young Palestinian man during clashes in the West Bank on Tuesday. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
15:32 GMT
Israeli troops shot and injured a young Palestinian man during clashes in the West Bank on Tuesday.
Afghan security forces have been battling the militants alone since NATO-led troops finished their mission in December. (AFP/File)
15:17 GMT
Afghan security forces have been battling the militants alone since NATO-led troops finished their mission in December.
Amid heightened Daesh violence in Syria's northeast, Assyrian Christians are being forced to flee across the Lebanese border. (AFP/File)
15:01 GMT
As Daesh militants launched a fierce offensive in northeastern Syria, over a dozen Assyrian Christians have fled into Lebanon since Monday.
Hadi's focus shifted to Saudi Arabia after another venue inside the country for UN-brokered talks was rejected. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
14:43 GMT
Hadi's focus shifted to Saudi Arabia after another venue inside the country for UN-brokered talks was rejected.
A Palestinian was killed and 15 others injured when a gas barrel exploded inside a restaurant in Gaza Strip, a state-run news agency said. (AFP/File)
14:17 GMT
A Palestinian was killed and 15 others injured when a gas barrel exploded inside a restaurant in Gaza Strip, a state-run news agency said.
Lebanese soldiers entering Arsal. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
14:00 GMT
The Lebanese army has expanded its assault against Daesh along the Syrian border.
Palestinians whose homes were destroyed from clashes in August between Israeli and Hamas militants return to recover belongings. (AFP/File)
13:45 GMT
Israel on Tuesday ordered families to destroy their homes for settlement expansions, a day after Palestinians announced a war crime case against the country.
Displaced Iraqis fleeing al-Baghdadi receive aid from the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in the western Mansour Sunni neighbourhood of the capital, Baghdad. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
At least 400 families have fled their homes after Daesh began shelling the residential area of al-Baghdadi.
Iraqi troops allied with local militias take position during an operation to retake Tikrit from Daesh, March 2, 2015. (AFP/File)
12:14 GMT
Daesh said a US suicide bomber blew himself up during clashes with the Iraqi army in Tikrit. The country's security forces have yet to respond.
This is seen as Netanyahu's final chance to stop the US from proceeding with a nuclear deal with Iran. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address the US Congress later today, continuing his face off with US President Barak Obama on the Iran nuclear deal.
Lebanese soldiers stand guard in the northern city of Tripoli, March 14, 2014. (AFP/File)
11:02 GMT
A militant and Lebanese solder were killed in a gun battle during a raid near the northern city of Tripoli, the army said.
Iraqi government forces and allied militias fire weaponry from a position in the northern part of Diyala province, bordering Salaheddin province, as they take part in an assault to retake the city of Tikrit from Daesh. (AFP/File)
10:30 GMT
Iraqi forces and volunteer fighters have recaptured the town of Hamrin in Salahuddin province from Daesh.
Craig Hicks, 46, stands accused of three counts of murder. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Durham County District Attorney Roger Echols will seek the death penalty for the man accused of killing three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, NC.
The US Capitol at dusk. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT
More US congress members have decided not to attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to congress.
United Nations special envoy to Libya Bernardino Leon (R) walks following a meeting with members of the Libyan General National Congress, the parallel parliament backed by the Fajr Libya militia. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
Libya's internationally-recognized Tobruk-based parliament voted to re-enter UN peace negotiations between rival political groups.
An additional 300 Australian soldiers will be deployed to Iraq as part of the US-led coalition. (AFP/File)
08:45 GMT
In response to a request from the US, Australia pledged 300 troops to bolster an international training coalition, the country's Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced Tuesday.
Israeli soldiers stand in an abandoned military outpost overlooking the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
A report stated Israel will respond to any attack by Hezbollah in the disputed territory of Syria's Golan Heights, including Shebaa Farms.
Iraqi employees clear debris a day after a bomb blast in Jisr Diyala neighbourhood, on the southeastern edge of the capital Baghdad. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
Numerous attacks across the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad killed at least seven people and injured 33 others on Monday.
US National Security Adviser Susan Rice addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington, DC, on March 2, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:51 GMT
US security adviser Susan Rice addressed AIPAC, ensuring the audience of Obama's dedication and commitment to Israel.
A Palestinian girl stands next to mural painted by British street artist Banksy, in a Beit Hanoun neighborhood destroyed by the 50-day Israeli war, February 26, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:23 GMT
UN envoy Robert Serry on Sunday urged Israel to lift the Gaza blockade, calling the actions of the Jewish state "unacceptable".
Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif. (AFP/File)
05:55 GMT
Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif asserted that reaching a comprehensive agreement on Iran's nuclear program will require the swift end of all sanctions against the country.
Some members denied a "rift" between Muslim Brotherhood branches, Asharq al-Awsat reported Monday. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
05:01 GMT
Some members denied a "rift" between Muslim Brotherhood branches, Asharq al-Awsat reported Monday.

March 2, 2015

Kurds in Turkey watch airstrikes conducted against Daesh. (AFP/File)
20:09 GMT
The ten detainees are believed to be Turkish citizens, AP reported Monday.
An explosive device in front of the High Court in Cairo injured 11 on Monday, state TV reported. (Screenshot: Twitter)
18:32 GMT
An explosive device in front of the High Court in Cairo injured 11 on Monday, state TV reported.
Palestine will join the International Criminal Court on April 1. (AFP/File)
18:20 GMT
Palestine plans to lodge its first case against Israel with the International Criminal Court on April 1.
A spokesman for the Revolutionary Forces in Aleppo said Monday the envoy has been "implementing the regime agenda." (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT
A spokesman for the Revolutionary Forces in Aleppo said Monday the envoy has been "implementing the regime agenda."
Reports of the 'demise' of the relation between Israel and US are false, the prime minister told Americans Monday. (Screenshot: Twitter)
16:50 GMT
Reports of the 'demise' of the relation between Israel and US are false, the prime minister told Americans Monday.
General Khalifa Haftar had been loyal to Gaddafi, but defected in 2011 to oppose the Libyan leader. (AFP/File)
16:29 GMT
Former Libyan general Khalifa Haftar was appointed as army commander for the country's internationally-recognized government.
Gazans protest the branding of Hamas as a "terrorist organization." Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
16:11 GMT
Thousands of Palestinians rallied in Khan Yunis and Gaza City on Sunday to protest Egypt's decision to list Hamas as a "terrorist organization.”
A Cairo court acquitted 12 minors arrested on charges of illegal protests on Jan. 25, marking the revolution's fourth anniversary. (AFP/File)
15:13 GMT
A Cairo court acquitted 12 minors arrested on charges of illegal protests on Jan. 25, marking the revolution's fourth anniversary.
The Cairo High Court. (AFP/Gianluigi Geurcia)
14:53 GMT
A bomb exploded in downtown Cairo at the building of the High Court.
Iraqi security forces head to Tikrit to launch an assault against Daesh. (AFP/File)
14:44 GMT
Daesh has allegedly executed four Sunni tribesmen as punishment for collaborating with the Iraqi government.
Policy negotiations with Europe are underway as Turkey pushes to be a part of the EU. (AFP/File)
14:15 GMT
Policy negotiations with Europe are underway as Turkey pushes to be a part of the EU.
Displaced Assyrians, who had fled their hometowns due to Islamic State Group (IS) attacks against their communities, take part in a prayer at the Ibrahim-al Khalil Melkite Greek Catholic church. (AFP/Louai Beshara)
13:41 GMT
Displaced Assyrians, who had fled their hometowns due to Islamic State Group (IS) attacks against their communities, take part in a prayer at the Ibrahim-al Khalil Melkite Greek Catholic church
Egyptians carry their luggage as they walk to the Tunisian border from Libya in order to be evacuated to Egypt. (AFP/File)
13:33 GMT
Egyptian expats have been fleeing Libya by the thousands after Daesh released a video purportedly showing the mass execution of 21 Egyptian nationals.
Saudi consul to Aden, Abdullah al-Khalidi (Photo: Screenshot)
12:42 GMT
A Saudi diplomat was released after spending three years as an al-Qaeda hostage in Yemen.
Zaatari refugee camp sits near the Syrian border in northern Jordan. (AFP/File)
11:32 GMT
Four Syrian refugees died in a fire on Monday in Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp.
Benjamin Netanyahu prays at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, February 28, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:57 GMT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will inform US lawmakers of details on the nuclear deal between Iran and America, a senior official said.
Anti-Israel demonstrators wearing masks bearing the likeness of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu  hold up "bloody" hands outside the Washington Convention Center, where the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) annual policy conference will take place. (AFP/File)
10:28 GMT
Five people were arrested during a protest against the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a well-known American pro-Israeli lobby.
Backdropped by Jerusalem's Old City Ottoman walls, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a joint press conference. (AFP/File)
10:04 GMT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has landed in Washington, DC.
A file photo of Hamas fighters. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT
On Monday Israeli forces arrested three nationals for selling raw weapon-making materials to Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
Pro-Palestine demonstrators stand outside an American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference in Washington, March 1, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:26 GMT
If sheeple happen to believe any words that comes out of Benjamin Netanyahu's mouth, whether that be at Congress, or during the elections, it's the same problems, just a different day.
The US is the only country using drones in Yemen. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
A US drone strike in the Markha district of Shabwa in southern Yemen killed three suspected members of al-Qaeda.
Members of the Iraqi security forces heading from the city of Samarra north of Baghdad drive towards al-Dawr area south of Tikrit. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
The Iraqi army along with Shia militias have pushed Daesh out two areas within the city of Tikrit.
Daesh militants also killed at least five civilians in the same region of Iraq Saturday. (AFP/File)
07:50 GMT
Daesh militants killed at least three Iraqi minors in Anbar Province Sunday, while three women were injured. Meanwhile, the country's military said it is preparing for a wide-scale operation in Tikrit.