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May 25, 2015

The officer received the maximum sentence Sunday and may appeal within a period of 60 days. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT
The officer received the maximum sentence Sunday and may appeal within a period of 60 days.
Parades and displays of patriotism took place across the kingdom. (AFP/File)
18:45 GMT
Parades and displays of patriotism took place across the kingdom.
A handout picture released by the Hezbollah press office on May 16, 2015, shows a Hezbollah fighter firing toward areas controlled by militants on the Syrian side of the Qalamoun hills close to the Lebanese border. (AFP/File)
17:56 GMT
Hezbollah run-TV said the fighters captured two hilltops from al-Qaeda's Syrian wing and killed dozens of militants Monday.
The site was previously home to about 300 Syrian families who had fled the war. (Twitter)
17:40 GMT
The site was previously home to about 300 Syrian families who had fled the war.
Egypt's top prosecutor Monday referred the chairman of a newspaper to criminal court for "publishing false news" and illegally practicing journalism. (AFP/File)
17:21 GMT
Egypt's top prosecutor Monday referred the chairman of a newspaper to criminal court for "publishing false news" and illegally practicing journalism.
Heavy fighting broke out between the Taliban and Daesh in western Afghanistan, killing nearly 30 militants, the country's military said Monday. (AFP/File)
17:09 GMT
Heavy fighting broke out between the Taliban and Daesh in western Afghanistan, killing nearly 30 militants, the country's military said Monday.
An explosion on Monday killed four residents of Latakia, the coastal Syrian government stronghold.  The source of explosion was unclear.  (AFP/File)
16:06 GMT
An explosion Monday killed four residents of Latakia, the coastal Syrian government stronghold - source of explosion unclear.
A man enters a smuggling tunnel along the Sinai-Gaza border, September 2013.  (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
15:32 GMT
The Egyptian army has destroyed 521 tunnel openings along the Gaza border in the last six months, said an army spokesman.
Arsal, a Lebanese town near the border with Syria, saw clashes Monday between Daesh and al-Nusra Front extremist groups.  (AFP/Mahmoud Kheir)
14:51 GMT
Fighting erupted Monday on the outskirts of Arsal between Daesh and al-Nusra extremist groups.
People attend the funeral of eight Shiite worshippers gunned down during an attack on an Ashura commemoration event in Saudi Arabia, November 2014.  (AFP/File)
14:09 GMT
Shiites in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province set up a mass funeral for the victims of the Daesh-claimed mosque attack - thousands are expected to attend.
Defendants stand trial in Egypt for allegedly supporting the Muslim Brotherhood.  (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
12:49 GMT
Leading Brotherhood member Mohamed al-Falahgi died in prison Monday just one day before a scheduled retrial.
The air support would help combat Daesh militants, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Ankara and the US had agreed to provide air support to Syrian opposition forces Monday.
Palestinians wave the national flag inside the Al Aqsa compound during a protest to commemorate the 67th anniversary of the Nakba, May 15, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:44 GMT
Six teenagers and two elderly Palestinians were among dozens arrested by Israeli forces outside the Al Aqsa compound in Jerusalem for protesting against right-wing settlers who toured the area.
Israeli forces frequently fire on Palestinian fishermen, violating international law. (AFP/File)
10:21 GMT
A Gaza fisherman was shot and injured by Israeli forces off the coast of Beit Lahiya Monday, a Palestinian union said.
Tunisian soldiers stand guard outside a Tunis military court.  (AFP/Salah Habibi)
10:08 GMT
The soldier reportedly killed seven soldiers before he was shot dead Monday.
Syrian rebels move through the town of Jisr al-Shughur, April 25, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:52 GMT
On Friday, dramatic clashes took place between Syrian troops and rebels in the town of Jisr al-Shughur's National Hospital. Rumors began to circulate of victories and fails, but what really happened?
According to Britian-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the Syrian air force on Monday conducted airstrikes against a number of targets in Daesh-held UNESCO World Heritage site Palmyra.  (AFP/Joseph Eid)
09:45 GMT
Monitor says Syrian air force conducted at least 15 airstrikes targeting Daesh positions in and around Palmyra Monday.
A Shia fighter from Asaib Ahl al-Haq stands outside the group's headquarters in Basra while other militias gather to retake Ramadi from Daesh, May 18, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:23 GMT
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi vowed to retake control of Ramadi from Daesh militants after the city was overrun by the terrorist group.
Civilians survey the damage from a Saudi-led coalition airstrike near Sanaa airport in Yemen. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
Senior Yemeni politicians say UN-brokered peace talks set for the end of the month in Geneva have been postponed, no new date set.
An armed gunman loyal to fugitive President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi takes position against Houthis in the Yemeni city of Taez, May 24, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:35 GMT
Residents were evacuated after Saudi forces clashed with Houthi militias overnight Sunday on the Haradh border crossing.
Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert was also fined $100,000. (AFP/File)
08:22 GMT
Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert was handed down an eight month prison sentence Monday after being convicted of fraud.
A displaced Yemeni child takes refuge in a school after her family fled fighting between tribesmen and Houthi militias, May 18, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:10 GMT
At least 135 children have been killed by Saudi airstrikes in Yemen since the kingdom launched action against Houthis in March, according to a UNICEF statement.
A group of volunteers help reconstruct a mosque in Qatif, which was bombed by Daesh, May 24, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
King Salman said all culprits behind the deadly Shia mosque bombing would be "severely punished" and brought to justice.
Israeli soldiers arrest a Palestinian minor in the West Bank city of Hebron. (AFP/File)
06:30 GMT
Israeli forces arrested four Palestinian boys Sunday in the West Bank town of Tulkarem. The boys had reportedly been passing a gate controlled by Israeli troops prior to being detained.
Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, fell to Daesh a week ago.(AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
US Pentagon chief, Ashton Carter, has said that the Iraqi military lacked the will to defend themselves in the battle for the Iraqi city of Ramadi.
Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri told state news agency MENA that the meeting hopes to address "combating terrorism" and illegal immigration. (YouTube)
05:00 GMT
Egypt, Algeria and Libya will hold talks on the situation in the region in a meeting in Cairo next month.

May 24, 2015

The bomb explosion happened in the Adawi neighborhood of Damascus. (AFP/File)
18:53 GMT
A blast in downtown Damascus killed a Syrian general on Sunday, AFP has reported.
Iraqi traders sell their goods at an open air market in the center of the city of Fallujah, west of the capital Baghdad on Jan. 8, 2014, following days of fighting between Iraqi security forces and militants. (AFP/Saddam al-Mahmedy)
18:09 GMT
Daesh executed the merchants who were transporting food from Daesh-seized Baiji to government-controlled Haditha on Sunday.
An Egyptian criminal court sentenced a Muslim Brotherhood member to death on Sunday on charges of joining an outlawed group. (AFP/File)
17:30 GMT
An Egyptian criminal court sentenced a Muslim Brotherhood member to death on Sunday on charges of joining an outlawed group.
Daesh currently controls parts of Syria and Iraq. (AFP/File)
17:24 GMT
The Syrian army has killed over 300 militants in a military operation in Idlib province.
An Iraqi official said Saturday that the US was planning to partially withdraw from Iraq should Daesh take control of an air base in Ramadi. (AFP/File)
16:20 GMT
An Iraqi official said Saturday that the US was planning to partially withdraw from Iraq should Daesh take control of an air base in Ramadi.
A member of the Libyan army stands on a tank as heavy black smoke rises from the city's port during clashes against Islamist gunmen in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Dec. 23, 2014. (AFP/Abdullah Doma)
16:03 GMT
Warplanes sent from Libya's official government attacked a ship near the port of Sirte on Sunday, officials said.
People will be able to travel from Egypt into Gaza but not the other way around. (AFP/File)
15:45 GMT
Egypt will open the Rafah border crossing with Gaza on Tueday and Wednesday to allow passengers to cross from Egypt into Gaza.
Iranian Army's special forces march past during the Army Day parade in Tehran on April 18, 2013. (AFP/File)
15:23 GMT
Iran said its army will need more funding to address the growing threat of Daesh on its borders.
The shipment included medical and food supplies. (AFP/File)
15:13 GMT
A boat containing 460 tons of relief aid from the UAE arrived in Yemen's southern city of Aden, AFP has reported.
Syrian refugees living in a camp. (AFP/Getty Images/Nikolay Doychinov)
14:45 GMT
The UN agency urged the international community to support those countries hosting refugees.
State media said the helicopter had suffered technical problems. (AFP/File)
12:50 GMT
Daesh claims to have shot down a Syrian military aircraft in Aleppo province, although state media said the crash was a result of technical problems, AFP has reported.
A Syrian army soldier fires artillery shells towards Daesh targets in northeastern Palmyra on May 17, 2015. (AFP/File)
12:37 GMT
Residents told Syrian state news that the bodies of the dead, including women and children, were left out on the streets,
Iraqi families, who fled the city of Ramadi after it was seized by Islamic State (IS) group militants, wait to cross Bzeibez bridge, on the southwestern frontier of Baghdad. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
12:04 GMT
Iraqi families, who fled the city of Ramadi after it was seized by Islamic State (IS) group militants, wait to cross Bzeibez bridge, on the southwestern frontier of Baghdad. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
At least 319 Baghdad residents have been killed due to "acts of terrorism" since April. (AFP/File)
11:38 GMT
Separate bombing attacks targeted two residential areas in Iraq's capital city of Baghdad.
Egyptians inspect the damage after twin bombs struck police posts near Cairo University. (AFP/File)
10:12 GMT
A 67-year-old man was killed when a bomb exploded in a road tunnel.
A Palestinian protester gestures towards member of the Israeli security forces during clashes outside the compound of the Israeli Ofer Military Prison, near the West Bank town of Betunia, following a protest against the construction of settlements and the confiscation of Palestinian land on May 22, 2015. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
09:11 GMT
The stabbing took place late Sturday night
Daesh militants waving the trademark Jihadits flag as vehicles drive on a newly cut road through the Syrian-Iraqi border between the Iraqi Nineveh province and the Syrian town of Al-Hasakah. (AFP/File)
09:02 GMT
After taking the Syrian side three days prior, Daesh is now in full control of both sides of the border crossing.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) shakes the hand of European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini following their meeting in Jerusalem, on May 20, 2015. (AFP/Dan Balilty)
08:39 GMT
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini paid a two-day visit to Israel and the West Bank to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in an attempt to relaunch the peace process.
Palestinian protesters take part in a demonstration organised by the Islamic Movement against the death sentence to Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi, in the town of Kfar Kana, in northern Israel, on May 23, 2015. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
08:00 GMT
Thousands of Palestinians marched in northern Israel to protest the death sentence of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi.
A Saudi man reacts following a blast inside a mosque, in the mainly Shiite Saudi Gulf coastal town of Qatif, 400 kms east of Riyadh, on May 22, 2015.  (AFP/Husein Radwan)
07:09 GMT
Saudi Arabia's official press agency claims the suspect, Saleh al-Qashaami, was already wanted by Saudi security agencies.
Iraqi soldiers were backed by Shia and Sunni fighters in the offensive. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Iraqi government forces have managed to take back the town of Husaybeh from Daesh in Anbar province,Iraq.
The US commander said Daesh's sophisticated social media presence was tempting Taliban militants to join the group. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The commander of international forces in Afghanistan has said that Daesh (ISIS) is actively recruiting in the country, although is not yet operational there.

May 23, 2015

The Nigerian army also killed several Boko Haram militants during the rescue operation. (AFP/File)
17:28 GMT
The Nigerian army has rescued another 20 women and children who were being held captive by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria.
Morsi was removed from power in 2013. (AFP/File)
16:40 GMT
Egypt's ousted president, Mohamad, Morsi is standing trial for insulting the judiciary in the country. He is on trial along with 25 other people.
Bernadino Leon said Daesh militants could become "a very serious threat" to Libya. (AFP/File)
15:44 GMT
The United Nations envoy on Libya has warned that Daesh's presence in Libya could became of very serious threat to the country.
A government helicopter reportedly targeted the area of al-Hamidia in Deir Ez-Zor on Saturday. (AFP/Al-Rifai)
14:22 GMT
At least 14 people have been killed after a barrel bomb attack on Deir Ez-Zor in eastern Syria, an opposition group has claimed.
The report stated that the offer was turned down for unspecified reasons. (AFP/Getty Images)
13:54 GMT
Saudi Arabia rejected an offer by Israel to supply it with Iron Dome rocket defense technology, according to a London-based Arab newspaper.
Daesh took full control of Ramadi last week. (AFP/File)
12:20 GMT
Iraqi armed forces have retaken a police station in a western town in the country’s Anbar Province from ISIL militants after they started a military operation to liberate the provincial capital, Ramadi.
Daesh hostage John Cantlie is regularly used in the group's propaganda videos and articles. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Al Bawaba/File)
11:12 GMT
Daesh's propaganda magazine Dabiq featured an article suggesting the group is expanding so rapidly it could buy its first nuclear weapon within a year.
Residents bike in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra, most of which is now controlled by Daesh. (Al Bawaba/File)
08:11 GMT
The UN Security Council has expressed grave concern for thousands of people trapped inside Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra after it was captured by Daesh militants.
A Sudanese protester carries an poster of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. (AFP/Ashraf Shazly)
07:43 GMT
Hundreds of Sudanese have rallied outside the office of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in the capital, Khartoum, to denounce a death sentence handed down to Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi.
US President Obama on Friday signed into law a bill that gives US Congress 30 days to review any final nuclear deal between Iran and international negotiators. It also requires the president verify Iran's compliance with any deal.  (AFP/Brendan Smialowski)
06:00 GMT
The bill gives US Congress 30 days to review any final nuclear deal between Iran and international negotiators.
A Palestinian student arrives in Caracas for a study abroad program, November 2014.  (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The announcement comes after a visit by Palestinian foreign affairs minister Riyad al-Maliki to Venezuela this past week.

May 22, 2015

Sunni volunteers in the mainly Shiite Popular Mobilization forces take part in training exercises on May 8, 2015.  (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
20:02 GMT
A spokesman for Popular Mobilization, a Shiite militia, announced Iraqi forces plan to launch Ramadi offensive in upcoming days to retake the city from Daesh.
A market in Gaziantep, Turkey displays embroidered images of US-based Turkish preacher Fethullah Gulen (left) and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (right).  (AFP/Ozan Kose)
18:59 GMT
Turkish authorities on Friday arrested 43 suspected supporters of US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen ahead of June 7 legislative elections.
Locals examine the damage to Imam Ali mosque in Qatif, Saudi Arabia following a Friday suicide bomb attack that left at least 15 dead.  (AFP/File)
17:32 GMT
In an online statement, Daesh militants claimed Friday's deadly suicide bombing attack on a Shiite mosque in Qatif. At least 15 were killed, sources say.
Women pray in a church in Syria. A Syriac Catholic priest was kidnapped along with a companion near Qaryatayn, in Homs governorate, says an NGO. (AFP/Louai Beshara)
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A Syriac Catholic priest was kidnapped along with a companion near Qaryatayn, in Homs governorate, says an NGO.
People place candles outside Tunis' National Bardo Museum after an attacked that claimed 22 lives.  (AFP/Fadel Senna)
16:01 GMT
Moroccan migrant Abdelmajid Touil, arrested for alleged involvement in Bardo museum attack, maintained his innocence Friday during his first hearing in Milan.
People inspect damage following a string of Daesh-claimed attacks in March on Shiite mosques in Yemen's capital Sanaa. Friday's attack injured 13, say security sources.  (AFP/File)
14:49 GMT
Security sources say the bombs were planted before Friday prayers, two of the 13 people are in critical condition.
A Yemeni man observes the damage following a Saudi-led coalition airstrike near Sanaa's airport.  (AFP/File)
13:51 GMT
Friday morning airstrikes targeted Houthi positions around Yemen's capital, residents say.
At least 30 people were injured during the attack in Qatif province. (AFP/File)
12:15 GMT
At least 15 people are believed to have been killed by a suicide bomber after explosives were detonated at a Shia mosque during Friday prayers in Saudi Arabia.
US fighter jets have been carrying out airstrikes against Daesh positions in Syria for over eight months. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Pentagon officials admitted killing civilians during the US-led coalition's air campaign against Daesh militants in Syria.
The 16-year-old was stopped from leaving the UK by counter-terror officers after an undercover investigation by the Daily Mail. (AFP/File)
11:54 GMT
British police prevented a 16-year-old from leaving London to join Daesh militants in Syria following an undercover investigation by the Daily Mail.
The 27-year-old is believed to have been killed while fighting in Palmyra. (AFP/File)
10:38 GMT
A Daesh militant from Palestine was killed fighting in the Syrian city of Palmyra. The 27-year-old is believed to have joined the terrorist group five months ago.
Doctors and medical staff treat wounded Yemenis at Al-Sadaqa hospital in the port city of Aden, May 21, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Houthi rebels in Yemen demanded an end to Saudi airstrikes as a condition to participate in UN-brokered peace talks.
Medical staff treat a wounded Palestinian boy who was hit by an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
A ten-year-old Palestinian minor was shot and critically injured after Israeli soldiers opened fire on the child in northeast Jerusalem.
An American soldier stands guard at the Taji base complex, which hosts Iraqi and US troops. (AFP/Ali al-Saadi)
06:00 GMT
A British national was convicted on Thursday of killing a US soldier in a roadside bombing in September 2007.
There has been criticism of some agencies not responding to the scale of the crisis. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has said that the Boko Haram conflict has caused a grave crisis, with more funding for victims needed.
An image made available by the extremist Twitter account al-Baraka news, showing Daesh militants on a newly cut road through the Syrian-Iraqi border between the Iraqi Nineveh province and the Syrian town of al-Hasakah. (AFP/File)
00:25 GMT
Several officials confirmed Daesh has taken control of the border crossing in the Homs province.

May 21, 2015

Daesh has stepped up its campaign in Ramadi since last Sunday. (AFP)
19:41 GMT
Reports indicate that over 40,000 people have escaped Daesh in Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province in Iraq.
At least four of the people were beheaded. (AFP/File)
19:03 GMT
At least 17 people have been executed in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, AFP has reported. Four of them are thought to have been beheaded.
Daesh is urging attacks on judges in retaliation for the recent execution of six militants who were active in Sinai. (AFP/File)
17:47 GMT
Daesh is urging its followers in Egypt to attack judges and court officials for cracking down on militants in the Sinai Peninsula.
One of the men had been previously arrested for smuggling rockets. (AFP/File)
16:42 GMT
Three people have been arrested in Lebanon, accused of financing armed groups in Syria, according to the Lebanese Army.
Three people were also injured in the attacks. (AFP)
15:50 GMT
Two mortar attacks close to Russian's embassy in the Syrian capital of Damascus have left at least one person dead.
Daesh is present in 10 of Syria's 14 provinces. (AFP/File)
15:18 GMT
Daesh is now in control of half of Syria, according to the monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
A Yemeni man stands on a trailer pulled by a camel as he transports food items in the southern conflict ridden city of Aden where Shiite Huthi rebels are battling forces loyal to Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh on May 20, 2015. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)
14:30 GMT
The funds will go to EU’s the International Committee of the Red Cross, which will help provide food, water, medical supplies and other essential aid to Yemen.
The attack took place at a checkpoint close to the Libyan port city of Misrata. (AFP/File)
13:28 GMT
Two people have been killed after a suicide bomber blew himself up in a car at a checkpoint close to the Libyan port city of Misrata, Reuters has reported.
A Yemeni man walks amidst the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi-led air strike on a residential area last month, in the capital Sanaa, on May 18, 2015. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
13:15 GMT
According to local officials, Saudi mortal shells hit a humanitarian aid office, killing five Ethiopian refugees.
A plane from Egypt and one from India arrived in Sanaa on Thursday. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
12:36 GMT
Some of the thousands of Yemenis stranded abroad have returned to their home country as peace talks are announced for the end of May.
A Rohingya girl from Myanmar holds her younger sibling at a newly set up confinement area at Bayeun, Aceh province on May 21, 2015 after more than 400 Rohingya migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh were rescued by Indonesian fishermen off the waters of the province on May 20. (AFP/Romeo Gacad)
12:10 GMT
While Burma's Rohingya Muslims are lost at sea, pushed out of Burma in an apparent genocide, Aung San Suu Kyi remains silent on the issue.
Bahraini protesters take part in a demonstration against the arrest of Sheikh Ali Salman (portrait), head of the Shiite opposition movement al-Wefaq, on May 19, 2015 in Salman's home village of Bilad al-Qadeem, on the outskirts of the capital Manama, on the eve of a new hearing in the trial of the opposition leader charged with trying to overthrow the regime. (AFP/Mohammed al-Shaikh)
11:56 GMT
Bahrainis relaunched a campaign for the release of Sheikh Ali Salman by taking to the streets to demand justice for the imprisoned opposition leader.
A Hezbollah fighter looks over a hill in the Qalamoun region, May 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:29 GMT
Lebanese security forces shelled militant positions on the border with Syria Thursday in a bid to thwart terrorist attacks.
Egyptians wait sitting at the main administration centre for the body that combats illegal migration in Tripoli before being transported in buses to the Tunisian border. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
11:07 GMT
Egyptians wait sitting at the main administration centre for the body that combats illegal migration in Tripoli before being transported in buses to the Tunisian border. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
Israeli police surround the body of Abu Dheim who was shot dead after an alleged car attack, May 21, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:07 GMT
The family of a Palestinian man who was shot dead by Israeli police officers for allegedly ramming his car at a checkpoint denied he tried to run over the border guards.
Kazakh Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrisov. (AFP/File)
10:41 GMT
Kazakh Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrisov announced that Syrian opposition groups will be meeting in the capital city of Astana.
The Sinai-based Ansar is Egypt's most notorious militant group; it claimed responsibility for the majority of militant attacks carried out in the Sinai Peninsula since July 2013. (AFP/File)
09:52 GMT
Clashes broke out in the city of al-Arish, located in the northern Sinai.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (R) confers with Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki (L) at the presidential palace Mariflores in Caracas on May 20, 2015.(AFP/PRESIDENCIA)
09:23 GMT
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro met with Palestinian Authority (PA) Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki in Caracas to sign a bilateral trade cooperation agreement.
Robert Doggart, 63, faces five-years in prison if convicted, outraging Muslim communities across the US. (Twitter)
08:58 GMT
The FBI arrested a Christian terrorist who planned to bomb a 100-strong Muslim community in America.
A general view taken on May 18, 2015 shows the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, a day after Daesh militants fired rockets into the city, killing several people. (AFP/File)
08:51 GMT
After taking control of most of Palmyra, Daesh now controls more than a half of Syria, reports activists.
A screenshot shows a Daesh militant holding up a black flag in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, May 18, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:35 GMT
French authorities confirmed Wednesday they would hold a meeting with the international community on how to stop Daesh militants in Iraq and Syria.
Supporters of Yemen's Houthi movement attend a rally in Sanaa, May 18, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:12 GMT
Shia Houthis in Yemen said they would back UN-hosted peace talks while Saudi-led forces continue to strike the country.
An image grab taken from a video allegedly shows Daesh fighters in a street of Ramadi, the Iraqi capital of Anbar province. (AFP/AAMAQ NEWS AGENCY)
08:08 GMT
Major General Hadi al-Rzayej will replace Kadhim al-Fahdawi after his security forces failed to rid Ramadi of Daesh.
A bomb placed by Bashar al-Assad's army detonates in the Syrian city of Aleppo, May 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:33 GMT
Over a dozen suspected Nusra Front militants were killed by a coalition airstrike in the Syrian city of Aleppo Wednesday.
Palestinians claimed Israeli settlers threw the Molotov cocktails. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
07:14 GMT
Israeli forces closed the entrance to a Nablus village following a protest which led to a Molotov cocktail being thrown.