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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)
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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)
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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.
Egyptians walk carrying their belongings towards the Libyan side of the Ras Djir border crossing, on February 23, 2015 as they head to Tunisia for a flight evacuating them back to Cairo. (AFP/File)
07:25 GMT
Tunisian forces have enhanced their security presence along the entire border with Libya after Daesh released a video showing the beheading of 21 Egyptians.
Lebanese soldiers enter the border town of Arsal in an ongoing battle against militants, August 28, 2014. (AFP/File)
06:30 GMT
Lebanon's army continued to clash with Syrian militants in the border town of Arsal Sunday after troops raided properties where jihadists were believed to be hiding.
"This is our war," King Abdullah said in an exclusive interview on CNN Sunday. (Screenshot: CNN)
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"This is our war," King Abdullah said in an exclusive interview on CNN Sunday.
Iraqi forces have started a military operation against Daesh Takfiri militants Sunday to liberate the northern province. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Iraqi forces have started a military operation against Daesh Takfiri militants Sunday to liberate the northern province.

March 1, 2015

A state-run news agency said a bomb was planted in an electricity transformer outside of the station Sunday. (AFP/Mahmoud Khaled)
19:31 GMT
A state-run news agency said a bomb was planted in an electricity transformer outside of the station Sunday.
The monitor said hundreds of Christian hostages are still in the hands of Daesh. (AFP/Louai Beshara)
18:57 GMT
The monitor said hundreds of Christian hostages are still in the hands of Daesh.
A car bomb that exploded in Hatay, Turkey, left 43 people dead in 2013. (AFP/File)
18:30 GMT
An official said the police patrol squad spotted a suspicious package placed under a car early Sunday.
The drill lasted two full weeks using conscripts and reserve forces. (Al Bawaba/File)
18:03 GMT
The Israeli military conducted a surprise drill to test response times of its forces in case of a potential attack by Palestinians.
Egypt's army operations during February killed at least 173 militants and destroyed a large number of militant hideouts, armed forced said Sunday. (AFP/File)
17:36 GMT
Egypt's army operations during February killed at least 173 militants and destroyed a large number of militant hideouts, armed forced said Sunday.
The Hazm Movement said its decision was aimed at stopping further bloodshed. (Al Bawaba/File)
17:12 GMT
The Hazm movement, a Syrian rebel group, has announced it is dissolving itself and joining a larger Islamist alliance.
The UN proposal sought to put an end to fighting in Aleppo. (Al Bawaba/File)
16:03 GMT
Opposition figures and militants in Syria have turned down a UN proposal to suspend fighting in the city of Aleppo.
Zaatari refugee camp is located in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near Syrian border. (AFP/File)
15:08 GMT
The number of Syrians currently residing in Mafraq has reached 288,105, which is 88 percent higher the province's total population.
Bahraini protesters hold placards portraying Sheikh Ali Salman, head of the Shiite opposition movement Al-Wefaq, during a demonstration against his arrest. (AFP/File)
14:56 GMT
Seventeen people have been charged of forming a terror cell to carry out violent acts again security forces.
Plans for the boycott were announced last month. (AFP)
14:55 GMT
Eighty percent of shops in the West Bank have stopped carrying the products of six major Israeli food companies, according to a Palestinian activist.
Egypt's president is expected to meet with Saudi's new king. (Al Bawaba/File)
13:59 GMT
Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi will meet with Saudi Arabia's new king in Riyadh on a scheduled visit.
Volunteer Shiite fighters, who support the Iraqi government forces in the combat against Daesh, fire a Howitzer artillery canon in the village of Awaynat near the city of Tikrit. (AFP/File)
12:04 GMT
The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) announced that in the month of February at least 1,100 people have died in Iraq.
Yemeni protesters shout slogans during a demonstration against the Shiite Huthi movement, which overran the capital in September, on February 28, 2015 in Sanaa. (AFP/File)
11:16 GMT
Hadi's statements came during a speech he gave in the southern city of Aden, where he met tribal leaders and politicians from the southern provinces of Maarib, Al-Jawf and Al-Bayda.
Opposition fighters celebrate as they drive a pick-up carrying the bodies of fighters reportedly belonging to the government forces, through the eastern rebel-held area of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, after taking back government held areas in the surrounding countryside of the city on February 21, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:54 GMT
The Syrian army has made advances in the southern part of the country, while al-Nusra Front has pushed US-backed militias out of a strategic northern military base.
Vice-President of the Supreme Constitutional Court Egyptian judge Anwar al-Asi and a panel of judges attend a session at the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo on February 25, 2015 to determine if the House of Representatives parliamentary election law is constitutional. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
The ruling could postpone parliamentary polls set to start later in March.
The three schoolgirls were last spotted leaving London's Gatwick airport in February. (Image: London Metropolitan Police)
09:25 GMT
Footage has emerged of the three British teens who went missing from London, on CCTV from a Turkish bus station in Istanbul hours after they'd fled the UK.
Teachers described the young jihadist as a "lovely, lovely boy." (Photo: Youtube)
08:05 GMT
Jihadi John, who was recently revealed to be Mohammed Emwazi of the UK, is described by his former teacher as a "lovely" boy who struggled with anger management issues.
Lebanese security officials have clamped down on Daesh activities in recent months. (AFP/File)
07:50 GMT
Two Syrian nationals were detained in Lebanon for reportedly joining Daesh, security officials said.
Bahraini female protesters hold a poster portraying Sheikh Ali Salman, head of the Shiite opposition movement Al-Wefaq, during a demonstration against his arrest on February 25, 2015, in the village of Jidd Hafs, west of Manama. (AFP/File)
07:42 GMT
Anti-regime demonstrators in Bahrain have once again taken to the streets to denounce the recent death sentences handed down to three people on the charge of killing policemen.
An artefact coming from the shrine of Imam Musa al-Kadhim and dating back to 1227 AD is displayed during the official reopening of Iraq's national museum. (AFP/Sabah Arar)
07:29 GMT
An artefact coming from the shrine of Imam Musa al-Kadhim and dating back to 1227 AD is displayed during the official reopening of Iraq's national museum.
The operation was carried out near the city of Khan al-Baghdadi. (AFP)
06:15 GMT
Iraqi armed forces have killed dozens of Daesh members during an operation in al-Anbar province.
The head of the UN condemned the killing of a Spanish UNIFIL peacekeeper last month. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
The head of the UN, Ban Ki-Moon, has suggested that Israel target a UNIFIL on purpose last month.
Up to 220 Assyrians were abducted by Daesh militants earlier in February. (Image: Screenshot)
05:36 GMT
Daesh militants will reportedly release 29 out of 220 Assyrians abducted from northeastern Syria in February, according to a London-based monitoring group.

February 28, 2015

Iran's foreign minister described Netanyahu's efforts as "fruitless." (AFP)
20:40 GMT
Iran's foreign minister has dismissed efforts by Israel to get support against an emerging nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.
The Egyptian government has been cracking down on opposition since Morsi was ousted. (AFP)
14:00 GMT
A court in Egypt has sentenced four Muslim Brotherhood members to death and handed down prison sentences to 14 others.
Peshmerga forces from Iraqi Kurdistan played a pivotal role in liberating Kobani from Daesh in January, 2015 (File-AFP)
13:11 GMT
100 Iraqi Peshmerga fighters will reach strategic town by passing through Turkey
President al-Sisi has cracked down on Islamist groups. (MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty)
12:39 GMT
An court in Egypt has declared the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas a terrorist organization.
Iran has participated in a series of senior-level talks with the West over its nuclear program since last March (File-AFP)
11:33 GMT
Iran and US continue diplomacy as Netanyahu prepares to speak against talks
Migrants crossing the Mediterranean from Africa disembark with the help of the coastguard (File-AFP)
10:57 GMT
Coastguard gets approval to use police weapons following Daesh's threats against Italy
Footage Daesh's newest video shows men destroying ancient Assyrian statues in the Mosul Museum (File-AFP)
10:00 GMT
Security Council, UNESCO further condemn destruction of artifacts in Mosul museum
Daesh militants launching an earlier attack on Samarra, June 2014 (File-AFP)
09:25 GMT
Suicide bombings, sniper and mortar fire rock Samarra ahead of planned offensive
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has repeatedly denied that Iran seeks to develop nuclear weapons (File-AFP)
08:00 GMT
Dennis Ross claims the deal being discussed would allow US to perform "anytime, anywhere inspections."
Turkish soldiers patrol the Syrian border (File-AFP)
07:37 GMT
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper blames Turkey for influx of foreign fighters in Syria
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's meeting with French politicians drew heavy criticism from French President Francois Hollande. (AFP/File)
06:38 GMT
According to a French lawmaker who met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus, Assad no longer wants to "remain isolated in the face of the terrorist threat,"
Saudi and Qatari embassies moved to the southern port city of Aden earlier this week. (AFP/File)
04:54 GMT
The UAE has decided to reopen its embassy in Aden, rather than Sana'a. The relocation marks the UAE's support for former President Hadi.

February 27, 2015

A picture shows the destroyed "Teacher's Tower" in Jobar, just east Damascus, after it was purportedly blown up by Syrian government forces. (AFP/Mohammed Eyad)
21:56 GMT
A picture shows the destroyed "Teacher's Tower" in Jobar, just east Damascus, after it was purportedly blown up by Syrian government forces.
Kurdish fighters walk through the northeastern Syrian town of Tel Hamis, which has been controlled by Daesh for over a year. (AFP/File)
19:26 GMT
Kurdish fighters seized the eastern and southern outskirts Friday of a key Islamic State (ISIS) stronghold in Syria's northeastern Hasakeh province,
Libya's internationally recognized Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT
Libya's internationally recognized Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani said his government would stop dealing with Turkey as it was sending weapons to a rival group in Tripoli so "the Libyan people kill each other", ramping up his rhetoric against Ankara.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu at press conference, late 2014.  The Foreign Ministry confirmed Friday that Syrian opposition will train on Turkish soil beginning March 1. (AFP/File)
13:12 GMT
Turkish officials announce the program will begin March 1.
UN envoy to Yemen Jamal Benomar meets Thursday with Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi in southern port city Aden.  (AFP/File)
11:43 GMT
The two held talks Thursday to discuss resolution of Yemen conflict as Hadi called for Yemen's government to gather in Aden.
Elections for Israel's Knesset are set to begin in March.  (AFP/Thomas Coex)
10:59 GMT
Labor predicted to win 25 seats, Likud to follow with 23
Derna, a town in eastern Libya after attacks on Daesh positions.  (AFP/File)
10:25 GMT
Thousands of Egyptian workers flee Libya to escape bloodshed.
Syrian refugees cross the border into Turkey's Hatay Province.(AFP/File)
09:54 GMT
UN says 3.8 million Syrian refugees are registered in surrounding countries - 1.6 million of whom are in Turkey.
Lebanese soldiers in Arsal, a town near the Syrian border attacked by Daesh forces in August 2014.  (AFP/File)
09:23 GMT
After a Lebanese armed forces offensive along Syrian border, Hezbollah officials warn of potential jihadist attack in Lebanese territory.
Assyrian Christian funeral in Syria, late 2013.  (AFP/Anwar Amro)
08:43 GMT
US-led coalition strikes Daesh in Syria, where the jihadist militant organization abducted 220 Assyrian Christians.
Head of UNESCO Irina Bokova (AFP/Fethi Belaid)
07:50 GMT
Destruction of cultural heritage is a threat to security in Iraq, says UNESCO
Refugees at the Turkish-Syrian border, which US intelligence officials claim is too porous to Daesh fighters. (AFP/File)
07:04 GMT
US intelligence chief: combating Daesh is not Turkey's top priority.
The countries relocated their embassies to Aden, a port city on the southern coast of Yemen. (AFP/File)
05:55 GMT
Saudi and Qatari ambassadors resumed their work in the southern Yemeni city of Aden, reported a Hadi-aid on Thursday. The embassies in Sana'a were evacuated in mid-February due to security concerns.
The officers will be held for four days pending investigations into the death of Karim Hamdy. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The officers will be held for four days pending investigations into the death of Karim Hamdy.

February 26, 2015

Sweden is a country that offers blanket asylum to Syrian refugees. (AFP/File)
21:30 GMT
A Swedish court on Thursday sentenced a former Syrian rebel to five years in prison for war crimes.
Demonstrators took to the streets Thursday to protest the death sentences of three Bahrainis. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT
Demonstrators took to the streets Thursday to protest the death sentences of three Bahrainis.
It's "the most significant agreement since the peace treaty with Jordan," an Israeli energy official said Thursday. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
19:13 GMT
It's "the most significant agreement since the peace treaty with Jordan," an Israeli energy official said Thursday.
Separatist leaders in southern Yemen on Thursday rejected a proposal to move the capital to Aden. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
18:30 GMT
Separatist leaders in southern Yemen on Thursday rejected a proposal to move the capital to Aden.
Turkish authorities detained the former police chief for a prominent journalist's death Thursday. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
17:00 GMT
Turkish authorities detained the former police chief for a prominent journalist's death Thursday.
Thursday's donation is Japan's largest-ever single contribution to the UN relief agency. (AFP/File)
16:30 GMT
Thursday's donation is Japan's largest-ever single contribution to the UN relief agency.
Iraqi women held signs that read, "Help women who are abused by Daesh," warning the world of the group's forced marriages nearly a year ago. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT
A younger cohort of women are seeking to either join their fighter husbands or find partners in Daesh, an official said Thursday.
Three Bahrainis were sentenced to death and seven others to life in prison Thursday after being charged of killing three policemen. (AFP/Mohammed al-Shaikh)
15:30 GMT
Three Bahrainis were sentenced to death and seven others to life in prison Thursday after being charged of killing three policemen.
The Saudi government said Thursday it is committed to fighting drug smuggling, one of many crimes punishable by death in the country. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
The Saudi government said Thursday it is committed to fighting drug smuggling, one of many crimes punishable by death in the country.
Daesh struck back against a planned mass operation by detaining a mass number of Iraqi tribesmen, Reuters reported Thursday. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
14:55 GMT
Daesh struck back against a planned mass operation by detaining a mass number of Iraqi tribesmen, Reuters reported Thursday.
'The American': Abu Muhammad al Amriki is one of the many Daesh militants from the United States. (Photo: Youtube)
14:26 GMT
The director of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says the agency is investigating suspected supporters of Daesh in all 50 American states.
Three journalists have been released after they were arrested on suspicion of flying a drone over Paris, police said Thursday. (AFP/Jean Pierre Muller)
14:00 GMT
Three journalists have been released after they were arrested on suspicion of flying a drone over Paris, police said Thursday.
Relatives walk down from the site after searching for avalanche victims in the district of Bazarak in the province of Panjshir, north of Kabul on February 25, 2015. (AFP/File)
13:37 GMT
More than 200 people have been confirmed dead in a recent series of avalanches in Afghanistan, a dramatic rise in the death toll as officials continue search for missing people.
Officials identified four of the five victims of a fire in Saudi Arabia as Bangladeshi, a labor counselor said Thursday. (Screenshot: Twitter)
13:00 GMT
Officials identified four of the five victims of a fire in Saudi Arabia as Bangladeshi, a labor counselor said Thursday.
An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighter fires at Daesh militants during clashes on the top of Mount Zardak, on the outskirts of Mosul, on September 9, 2014. (AFP/File)
12:53 GMT
Human Rights Watch recently published a report suggesting that Kurdish forces are barring Sunni Arabs from returning to disputed lands recently liberated from Daesh control.
The 28-year-old from Tripoli is believed to be the second Christian in Lebanon to join Daesh. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
A second Lebanese Christian has reportedly joined the extremist group Daesh in Syria, according to security officials.
Anti-Christian graffiti reads, "Price tag, David the king, Jesus Junk for the Jews" on the Romanian Church in Jerusalem, May 9, 2014. (Image: Times of Israel)
11:30 GMT
A Greek Orthodox center was set on fire and vandalized with racist graffiti in the early hours of Thursday in Jerusalem.
Jihadi John executing US journalist  Steven Sotloff. (Image: Youtube)
11:25 GMT
The real identity of the Daesh militant famous for executing hostages in the terrorist group's propaganda videos has been revealed. Daesh's Jihadi John is really Mohammed Emwazi from west London.
Prominent Daesh commanders were killed, although the fate of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi remains unknown. (AFP/File)
10:30 GMT
A number of senior Daesh commanders were killed Thursday by US-led coalition airstrikes in the Iraqi town of al-Qaim, near the Syrian border.
Turkish Army vehicles and tanks move near the Syrian border in Suruc on February 23, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack but said the intended target was a US military convoy.
Assyrian Christians praying at a church. (AFP/File)
08:56 GMT
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Daesh has kidnapped 220 Assyrian Christians from villages in the northeastern province of Hasaka.
The Australian man was killed fighting alongside Kurds in Syria. (AFP/File)
08:55 GMT
An Australian national was killed fighting alongside Kurdish troops against Daesh militants in the Syrian province of Hasaka.
On 24 January an explosion targeted the Cairo Security Directorate building. (AFP/File)
08:42 GMT
Another bomb has exploded in the greater-Cairo area, this time at a police station in El-Waraq district in Giza governorate, making it the fourth attack in Egypt today.
Egyptians walk on al-Moez street in Cairo’s Khan al-Khalili district on February 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:34 GMT
One person as been killed as three bombs explode in Cairo's Muhandiseen and Imbaba neighborhoods.