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

August 31, 2015

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

August 30, 2015

The verdict is still out regarding the fate of Iranian-American reporter Jason Rezaian, a Washington Post journalist who's been held in Iran for over a year over alleged espionage. (AFP/File)
17:01 GMT
A Iranian Revolutionary Court handed ten year sentences to a pair of Iranians accused of spying for Israel and the US, in the most recent of a long list of similar cases.
Yemeni security officials believe al-Sanidi was gunned down by al-Qaeda militants, as the group's been responsible for crimes committed in similar ways in the past.  (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
Authorities speaking under anonymity told the Associated Press that Aden's head of security was shot dead while driving Sunday.
Overcrowding on small boats and insufficient safety gear contribute to migrant deaths at sea. (AFP/file)
13:32 GMT
The death toll of two capsized boats off the Libyan coast Friday climbed higher as authorities discovered the 39 more African and Middle Eastern asylum seekers.
A drone, called "The Guardian". Carrying a life preserver and flying above people at a public beach as it is tested to save swimmers in peril in Lebanon's southern port city of Sidon. (AFP/Mahmoud Zayyat)
13:32 GMT
A drone, called "The Guardian". Carrying a life preserver and flying above people at a public beach as it is tested to save swimmers in peril in Lebanon's southern port city of Sidon. (AFP/Mahmoud Zayyat)
Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy talks to human rights lawyer Amal Clooney during the trial, August 29, 2015. (AFP/File)
12:36 GMT
The Egyptian foreign ministry summoned British ambassador John Casson over comments he made on press freedom in wake of the Al Jazeera verdict.
A fire broke out in the basement of a housing compound belonging to oil and gas firm Aramco. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
Two people were killed and dozens others injured Sunday following a fire in the residential section of a Saudi oil company.
Daesh militants executed at least 39 members of the group for various crimes. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Daesh reportedly beheaded at least 39 fighters from its own ranks, according to to the UK-based Syrian Observatory.
Thousands of people have been killed in the Yemeni conflict since March, according to the WHO. (AFP/File)
10:57 GMT
Saudi warplanes hit the Yemeni province of Hajjah Sunday killing over 30 people. The victims were reportedly working in a mineral water factory, according to local media.
Iraqi men hold up national flags and protest against corruption, August 28, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:41 GMT
Since Tunisian street vender Tarek al-Tayeb Mohamed Bouazizi set himself alight in 2011 sparking the Arab revolts, it was against corruption. Over the years, demonstrations have continued across the Middle East by why is corruption still never-ending?
Saturday's protest was considered the largest independent demonstration ever mobilized in the capital Beirut. (AFP/file)
10:21 GMT
A protest calling for massive parliamentary restructuring took a violent turn in Beirut Saturday, with demonstrators promising further escalation if the Lebanese government failed to respond.
Men loyal to Yemen's exiled President Hadi participate in military training in the port city of Aden, August 29, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Exiled Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi enlisted thousands of fighters to form new brigade in the country's south.
Al-Jazeera's Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed (R), Al-Jazeera's Egyptian-Canadian reporter Mohamed Fahmy (C) and Australian journalist Peter Greste. (AFP/Ben Stansall, Khaled Desouki)
09:43 GMT
Canada, the UK, the US and human rights group Amnesty International have criticized the three year prison sentences at the journalists' retrial.
The civilians were reportedly kidnapped by Daesh for protesting against the militant group. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT
Hundreds of people were abducted in Iraq's western province of Anbar by Daesh militants, according to local media outlets.
The soldier was lightly injured while the assailant fled the scene. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
An Israeli soldier was injured near Hebron in the West Bank after being hit in a car-ramming incident.
Taliban militants continue to hide in Pakistan's northern regions. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
Fourteen militants were killed in an airstrike by Pakistan's air force Saturday in the country's North Waziristan tribal region.
Turkish security officials did not confirm the origins of those arrested. (AFP/File)
08:08 GMT
Over a dozen people believed to be foreign nationals were arrested in Turkey near the Syrian border for reportedly supporting Daesh.
The suspected Syrians likely died from suffocation, according to the BBC. (File photo)
07:53 GMT
Three Bulgarians and an Afghan are being detained in Hungary following the discovery of the bodies of 59 men, 8 women and four children in the back of a lorry.
Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners are currently being held by Israel under administrative detention. (AFP/File)
07:45 GMT
Five Palestinians continued a hunger strike in Israel's Negev jail to protest against being detained without trial or charge.
Zahera Tariq (pictured), is believed to have taken her four children to Syria. (Screenshot/MPS)
07:30 GMT
UK security services continued to search for a British mother and her four children, believed to be travelling to Syria.
Bahrain has experienced ongoing unrest since protests by the Shia majority erupted in 2011. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
One policeman in Bahrain was killed and several others injured in what the state's authorities called a "terrorist blast".
As garbage continues to pile up in Beirut, thousands of Lebanese protest the government's failure to clear trash from the city streets. (Al Bawaba/File)
06:00 GMT
Thousands of Lebanese people gathered in Beirut on Saturday to protest against the worsening garbage crisis in the country.
The Israeli woman, in her forties, caught a flight to Turkey on Thursday. (AFP/File)
05:46 GMT
Israeli-Arab woman's family alerted police of her departure to Turkey, but were unaware of her motivations.
Army officers take position in Iraq. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Al Bawaba/File)
05:00 GMT
Five Iraqi army officers were killed on Saturday by a roadside bomb planted on the border between Iraq and Jordan, according to an Iraqi military source.

August 29, 2015

“Fighting the terror organization is a primary national security issue for Turkey. This fight will continue in resolution,” said a statement released by the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (Al Bawaba/File)
16:38 GMT
Turkey has conducted its first airstrikes as part of the U.S.-led coalition against Daesh, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Saturday.
Asylum seekers are rescued from boats that capsized in the Mediterranean Sea. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Al Bawaba/File)
15:00 GMT
Libya arrested three people suspected of involvement with two boats that capsized and killed up to 200 asylum seekers off the coast of Libya.
UN envoy to Libya Bernardino Leon stressed the importance of concluding the talks within two weeks.  (Al Bawaba/File)
13:20 GMT
The United Nations says it will host a fresh round of peace talks among different Libyan factions in Geneva next week.
Hezbollah destroys a rebel tunnel in Zabadani. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Al Bawaba/File)
11:04 GMT
Fighting has resumed in Zabadani and two nearby villages, breaking a two-day ceasefire, and ending hopes of extension.
Al Jazeera journalists Canadian Mohamed Fahmy (left), and Egyptian Baher Mohamed stand outside Cairo's Torah prison, July 30, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:25 GMT
Three Al Jazeera journalists were sentenced to three years in prison in Egypt, following a retrial Saturday.
Kurdish fighters take position. (Al Bawaba/File)
09:38 GMT
Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have managed to retake seven villages in the northern part of Iraq from Daesh militants as they continue to push the terrorists back from the area.
Junaid Hussein recruited Daesh supporters in the West "to carry out lone-wolf style attacks," according to US Col. Pat Ryde. (Courtesy: The News Nigeria)
08:45 GMT
The US on Friday confirmed the death of a top Daesh recruiter and cyber expert, killed in an airstrike in Syria.
A 37-year-old Palestinian was sentenced to death by firing squad by Hamas in Gaza earlier this week. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
A 37-year-old Palestinian was sentenced to death by firing squad by Hamas in Gaza earlier this week.
Egypt's Criminal Court referred 12 defendants to the Grand Mufti on charges of forming a Daesh-affiliated "terrorist cell." (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Egypt's Criminal Court referred the defendants to the Grand Mufti on charges of forming a Daesh-affiliated "terrorist cell."

August 28, 2015

Members of the Libyan Red Crescent, wearing protective white clothing and masks, collect the body of a migrant that had washed ashore on a beach on Aug. 28, 2015 in the port town of Zuwara west of Tripoli. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
20:23 GMT
Hundreds of bodies were found in the Mediterranean Sea on Friday after two boats capsized near the coastal Libyan town of Zuwara.
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced his interim cabinet Friday. (AFP/File)
20:08 GMT
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced the choice for his cabinet positions Friday.
Libyans cross the border into Egypt from Libya's Matrouh governorate. (AFP/File)
19:54 GMT
An Egyptian governor from Matrouh met with Libya's interior minister to discuss reopening the border.
Asylum seekers disembark from Swedish Coast Guards ship "Poseidon" in the port of Palermo on Aug. 27, 2015 following a rescue operation in the Mediterranean Sea. (AFP/Marcello Paternostro)
18:55 GMT
The asylum seekers were killed when they were forced to stay in the hold of a boat on the way to Europe.
The body of a police officer was found with gunshot wounds to the abdomen on a road outside of a Sohag village. (AFP/File)
18:08 GMT
The body was found with gunshot wounds to the abdomen on a road outside of a Sohag village.
Saudi airstrikes near Sanaa continue as Yemeni government forces take steps toward recapturing the capital. (AFP/File)
17:31 GMT
Air raids on military targets in the central city of Ibb killed ten total, officials said Friday.
Iraqi police and internal security forces stop cars at a checkpoint in central Baghdad on July 24, 2012. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
16:31 GMT
A bomb detonated in eastern Baghdad on Friday in a suspicious car that had been taken to a police station.
Al-Qaeda has taken advantage of conflict in Yemen to gain territory in the Hadramawt province. (AFP/File)
15:52 GMT
The extremist group gave the men 80 to 100 lashes in the Hadramawt province.
An injured Yemeni man after Houthi shelling in Aden on July 5, 2015. (AFP/File)
14:47 GMT
Yemenis injured from the conflict seek treatment in Jordan and face difficulties when they don't carry the proper documents.
A cell in Lebanon's Roumieh prison. (AFP/File)
14:18 GMT
Inmates at the controversial prison said Thursday they will fast until they were provided with cold drinking water and fans for the hot summer heat.
Beirut's trash crisis began in July when Lebanon's Environment Ministry closed its largest Naameh landfill site. (Al Bawaba/File)
12:56 GMT
A large crowd of demonstrators has once again taken to the streets of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, to express anger over the worsening garbage crisis in the Arab country.
The seventy-one people found in the back of a refrigerated truck likely suffocated to death. (AFP/Dieter Nagl)
12:32 GMT
Seventy-one people found dead in the back of a truck left on the side of an Austrian highway are believed to be Syrian asylum seekers and likely suffocated.
Turkish police detain two PKK demonstrators in Ankara on July 25, 2015. (AFP/Adem Altan)
10:07 GMT
The supporters of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Turkey have launched a rally in the city of Istanbul to protest against Ankara’s growing crackdown on Kurdish militants.
Doctors Without Borders estimated that approximately 110 people survived, while 200 died. Image used for illustrative purposes (Al Bawaba/File)
08:21 GMT
At least 40 people died and hundreds more were feared dead Thursday after a boat carrying migrants capsized off the coast of Libya.
Turkish warplanes have conducted several solo missions against Daesh in Syria, but have so far not participated in the US-led coalition. (AFP/File)
07:10 GMT
A Pentagon official Thursday said Turkish jets will begin common-targeted airstrikes against Daesh militants in Syria "very soon," but declined to specify a set date.
The IAEA has been monitoring activity around Iran's Parchin nuclear facility via satellite. (Google)
05:00 GMT
The UN's nuclear watchdog said in a report Iran has constructed an addition to its nuclear facility in Parchin, raising speculation about explosive testing.

August 27, 2015

An Egyptian boy walks past burning debris during a protest in Suez. (AFP/File)
18:11 GMT
Egypt's military court in Suez sentenced 40 defendants to up to 15 years in prison Thursday for charges of vandalism dating back to February.
Kurdish people clash with Turkish police during a previous period of unrest in December 2014, in Turkey's Sirnak province (AFP/Ilyas Akengin)
17:46 GMT
Turkish security forces said two civilians were killed and several injured during an attack in the southeastern province of Sirnak by the Kurdistan Worker's Party in which a grenade launcher and long barreled weapons were used.
Notorious Salafist Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir was detained by Lebanese authorities as he was trying to board a plane to Nigeria. (AFP/File)
17:25 GMT
Salafist Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir on Thursday admitted to funding a militant group involved in armed clashes against the Lebanese military.
Since June 2012, Saudi Arabia has recorded 1,165 diagnosed cases of MERS, with 498 deaths. (AFP/File)
16:39 GMT
At least 11 deaths related to MERS have been recorded in Saudi Arabia since Sunday, leading to growing fears over a rapid spread of the virus during the upcoming Hajj season.
An Egypt security officer stand guard at the scene of a car bomb in 2013. (AFP/File)
15:19 GMT
Rates of violence in Egypt soared in the week from August 14-20 despite the issuance of the country's controversial anti-terrorism law.
The US-backed train-and-equip program has come under recent scrutiny due to its low number of recruits. (AFP/File)
14:54 GMT
Turkey said it will continue working with the United States to contribute to equipping and training Syrian rebels to fight against Daesh.