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April 14, 2015

Somali security forces have regained control of a government ministry in the capital from al-Shabaab, a security official said Tuesday.
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Somali security forces have regained control of a government ministry in the capital from al-Shabaab, a security official said Tuesday.
Russia signed an $800 million contract to sell Iran the missile system in 2007, but the operation was suspended three years later following heavy criticism from Israel and the US. (AFP/File)
12:14 GMT
After Russian President Vladimir Putin lifted a 5-year ban on the project Monday, the head of the Iranian security council said Tuesday his country expects the delivery of the S-300 missile system by the end of this year from Russia.
Some 330 Australian troops are headed to Iraq's Taji base to begin a 2-year training program for Iraqi soldiers. (AFP/File)
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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Prime announced approximately 330 troops will join a New Zealand contingent in training Iraqi military at base north of Baghdad.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed to drive Iran's wilted women's rights record into reform, but progress has been slow. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Iran will appoint Foreign Minister Marzieh Afkham to a foreign ambassador posting, making her the country's second ever woman to take up the position, and the first since the Iranian Revolution in 1979.
A Yemeni soldier stands guard near a gas plant in Balhaf, on November 7, 2009. (AFP/Marwan Naamani)
10:59 GMT
Armed tribesman seized the Balhaf oil plant from an army unit on Tuesday.
Algerian Minister for Africa and Maghreb Affairs, Abdelkader Messahel, (L) speaks with United Nations Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, Bernardino Leon, as they take part in talks between Libya's rival factions, hosted in the Algerian capital, Algiers on April 13, 2015. (AFP/Farouk Batiche)
10:33 GMT
In a second round of peace talks, the UN strongly encouraged Libya's rival parties to form a national unity government.
Pakistani labourers fill bags with rice outside a storage centre near Lahore. (AFP/Arif Ali)
10:20 GMT
Pakistani labourers fill bags with rice outside a storage centre near Lahore .
Coalition fighter jets pounded areas across Yemen Tuesday as the Saudi-led military campaign in the country entered its 20th day. (AFP/File)
09:59 GMT
Now over two weeks old, the Saudi-led coalition targeted areas across Yemen Tuesday as ground fighting intensified in the war-torn country.
Iraqi troops inspect the scene of a car bomb explosion in Baghdad. (AFP/File)
09:56 GMT
Two separate bombings in the areas around Baghdad killed a total of eleven civilians and injuring 23 others on Tuesday morning.
#BringBackOurGirls campaign held rallies around the world. One year later, 219 are still missing. (Image: Facebook)
09:22 GMT
A year ago today, Boko Haram jihadists stormed a girls boarding school, abducting 275 girls. Some 50 escaped on the night of the attack, but most of them have not been seen since.
An Iranian flag flutters at an undisclosed location in Iran next to a liquid fuel surface-to-surface Qiam-1 missile with advanced guidance systems. (AFP/Getty Images/File)
09:17 GMT
While Israel branded Iran as a “messianic and apocalyptic regime," Zakaria argues that it is in fact a rational, but perhaps not reasonable, state.
Iraqi forces will next take on Daesh in Anbar. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
The US Department of Defense announced Daesh lost up to 25 percent of the territory it had previously claimed in Iraq.
In response to the statement, Lebanese businessmen working in Gulf nations say they're planning to form a delegation to visit GCC countries to express solidarity with Saudi's military action in Yemen. (AFP/File)
08:37 GMT
After the militant group's statement agaist Saudi Arabia, Lebanese expats living in Gulf nations say they feel threatened.
Protesters gather outside Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
The US particularly criticized Egypt's frequent use of mass trials and sentencing, following the recent conviction 37 defendants to life terms, including Egyptian-American activist Mohamed Soltan.
A man walks in a street inside the Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital Damascus on April 6, 2015. Around 2,000 people have been evacuated from the camp after the Islamic State group seized large parts of it. (AFP/File)
07:44 GMT
According to the PLO, Daesh has resorted to using heavy machinery and artillery inside Yarmouk refugee camp, located in the outskirts of Damascus.
Yemeni supporters of the southern seperatist movement drive a tank in the city of Aden on April 13, 2015. Humanitarian groups have struggled to deliver aid and said the situation in Aden was deteriorating rapidly. (AFP/Saleh Al-Obeidi)
07:35 GMT
The United Nations Security Council will vote on a draft resolution which proposes imposing an arms arms embargo on Yemen’s Houthi leaders and urge the movement to withdraw from the territories under its control.
Interrogations conducted after the arrest reflect the militant's frequent visits to Egypt, Turkey and Algeria. (AFP/File)
07:25 GMT
A Daesh militant likely behind several recruits for the group was arrested in east Lebanon.
All nine Lebanese truck drivers kidnapped by al-Nusra Front on the border between Syria and Jordan returned home Monday. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
All nine Lebanese truck drivers kidnapped by al-Nusra Front on the border between Syria and Jordan returned home Monday.
Israeli settlers in occupied territories are exploiting Palestinian children for cheap labor and depriving them of the opportunity to attend school, the Human Rights Watch said Monday. (Screenshot: Twitter)
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Israeli settlers in occupied territories are exploiting Palestinian children for cheap labor and depriving them of the opportunity to attend school, the Human Rights Watch said Monday.

April 13, 2015

Nicholas Slatten, center, was sentenced to life for his role in the 2007 slaughter in Baghdad. (AFP/File)
22:30 GMT
Former Blackwater security guard Nicholas Slatten was sentenced to life in prison. The other three guards will serve 30 years.
Putin has signed a presidential decree paving the way for the delivery of the S-300 missile system Monday. (EPA)
19:55 GMT
Putin has signed a presidential decree paving the way for the delivery of the S-300 missile system Monday.
Daesh released a video of militants destroying the ancient city of Nimrud on Saturday. (Albawaba.com/File)
19:53 GMT
The UN's cultural agency issued a fresh condemnation Monday of jihadists' destruction of Iraq's Nimrud, once the jewel of Assyria and home to a treasure considered one of the 20th century's main archaeological finds.
Four Blackwater security guards are awaiting sentences after being convicted on charges from the deaths of at least 14 unarmed Iraqis. (AFP/Spencer Platt)
19:40 GMT
Four Blackwater security guards are awaiting sentences after being convicted on charges from the deaths of at least 14 unarmed Iraqis.
French urban climber Alain Robert, also known as "Spider-Man". Scales the Cayan Tower, the world's tallest twisted building in Dubai. (AFP/ / Marwan Naamani)
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French urban climber Alain Robert, also known as "Spider-Man". Scales the Cayan Tower, the world's tallest twisted building in Dubai. (AFP/ / Marwan Naamani)
A regime air strike killed five schoolchildren on Sunday. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
18:17 GMT
Schools in rebel-held areas of Syria's Aleppo city will be closed for at least a week after bloody air raids on civilian areas, a monitor and activists said Monday.
A suspected burial site for Speicher massacre victims. (AFP/File)
17:32 GMT
Iraq has so far exhumed the remains of 164 victims believed to have been killed by extremists in mass graves in Tikrit.
Nine Lebanese truck-drivers were stuck at the Syria-Jordan border when battle for control of the crossing broke out earlier this month. (Albawaba.com/File)
16:56 GMT
Most of the kidnapped truckers kidnapped by the Nusra Front on the Syria-Jordan border earlier this month returned home on Monday. One driver is still missing.
Taliban militants killed 18 Afghan soldiers, beheading eight, and possibly abducted others after they stormed an army outpost. (AFP/File)
16:49 GMT
Taliban militants killed 18 Afghan soldiers, beheading eight, and possibly abducted others after they stormed an army outpost.
Daesh hackers have posted a similar message on a French television network last week. (Image: Twitter)
13:51 GMT
The website for Hobart International Airport in Tasmania was offline Monday after Daesh hackers hit the web host used by the facility.
Demonstrations were also held outside the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) headquarters in Ramallah. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
13:30 GMT
Palestinians who fled Yarmouk refugee camp near Damascus after Daesh militants stormed it gathered in Sidon, Lebanon in solidarity for those remaining in the camp.
Khaled Bahah previously served as Yemen's Prime Minister before being appointed to Vice President. (AFP/File)
13:16 GMT
Former Prime Minsiter Khaled Bahah was sworn in as Vice President of Yemen on Monday in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh.
Maali, daughter of jailed Islamic Jihad spokesman Khader Adnan, stands next to a picture of her father outside a prison. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
12:30 GMT
According to a report by the Authority of Prisoners' Affairs, 850,000 Palestinians have been detained by Israeli forces since 1967.
A bronze statue of slain prime minister Rafiq Hariri overlooks the site where he was killed in a massive blast in downtown Beirut. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
11:12 GMT
Robert Fisk brings to light how one unsuspecting journalist has taken the heat for the Hariri case, which has drowned in the inefficiencies of the international criminal courts.
Difficulties tracking individuals entering and exiting war-torn Syria makes it a challenge to determine a more exact number. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova announced that the number of Europeans fighting alongside militants in Syria may exceed 6,000.
An armed Shiite Houthi rebel walks above debris on April 12, 2015 at the compound of Sanaa's al-Yarmuk football club which was reportedly hit by an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition the previous day in the Yemeni capital's northern al-Rawda district. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT
The UN Chief, Ban Ki-moon, urged rival parties in Yemen to resume peace talks as the death toll continues to grow.
Palestinian boys ride bicycle during heavy rains in Gaza City on April 12, 2015. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
08:30 GMT
Residence struggle as neighborhoods flooded in the low-lying areas of the Gaza Strip due to heavy weekend rains.
An Iraqi soldier marches in the city of Tikrit. On March 31, government forces, supported by Shia and Sunni volunteer fighters, had wrested control of Tikrit, located 140 kilometers from Baghdad. (Image: AFP/Ahmad al Rubaye)
06:44 GMT
Abu Maria, Daesh's self-declared governor of al-Hajaj and Albu-Tema areas, was killed near the area of Ajil oilfield in the northeastern part of Tikrit on Sunday.
Ahmet Davutoglu said Pope Francis' statement was "incorrect" and "inconsistent" Sunday. (AFP/File)
06:23 GMT
Ahmet Davutoglu said Pope Francis' statement was "incorrect" and "inconsistent" Sunday.
Bullet holes from Thursday's attack at the South Korean embassy. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
06:21 GMT
Within a day after the fatal attack on the South Korean embassy in Tripoli, a bomb exploded near the gate of the Moroccan embassy.

April 12, 2015

At least 24 people were killed in overnight clashes between Houthi militants and armed tribesmen in Yemen's central province, a security source said Saturday. (AFP/File)
17:40 GMT
At least 24 people were killed in overnight clashes between Houthi militants and armed tribesmen in Yemen's central province, a security source said Saturday.
An explosion outside a police station in North Sinai left two dead and 30 others injured, medical sources said Sunday. (AFP/File)
16:28 GMT
An explosion outside a police station in North Sinai left two dead and 30 others injured, medical sources said Sunday.
Syrians help an injured child after an alleged airstrike by government forces near a school in Aleppo. (AFP/File)
16:13 GMT
Five children and four other civilians were killed Sunday when a Syrian regime airstrike hit a school in Aleppo.
Christian Orthodox worshipers hold up candles lit from the "Holy Fire" as thousands gather in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem’s Old City, during the Orthodox Easter ceremony of the "Holy Fire". (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
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Christian Orthodox worshipers hold up candles lit from the "Holy Fire" as thousands gather in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem’s Old City,during the Orthodox Easter ceremony of the "Holy Fire". (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
Lebanon's interior minister called on Jordan to grant entry to the Lebanese truckers stuck at a Syrian-Jordanian border crossing. (AFP/Louai Beshara)
14:51 GMT
Lebanon's interior minister called on Jordan to grant entry to the Lebanese truckers stuck at a Syrian-Jordanian border crossing.
A picture of the South Korean embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli Sunday after gunmen opened fire and killed two guards. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
13:39 GMT
Gunmen killed two guards and injured another after they attacked the South Korean embassy in Libya's capital Sunday.
Some Yemenis who fled unrest in their country have increased demand for the JD, the Jordanian Exchange Association said Sunday. (Shutterstock)
13:00 GMT
Some Yemenis who fled unrest in their country have increased demand for the JD, the Jordanian Exchange Association said Sunday.
Attacks by militants in the Sinai are an almost daily occurrence. (AFP/File)
12:54 GMT
Five Egyptian soldiers were killed in a roadside bomb in North Sinai on Sunday.
A Yemeni Shiite man holds up a picture of the Abd al-Malik al-Houthi during a demonstration. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
12:30 GMT
Hacker's fraudulently announced the death of a top Houthi leader over Iranian state media. No individual or group has claimed the attack.
Hadi fled to Riyadh after Houthi rebels stormed his Aden palace. (AFP/File)
11:30 GMT
Sources say Hadi has already chosen someone to serve as Yemen's vice president.
The whereabouts of the victims remains unknown. (AFP/File)
10:02 GMT
Daesh stormed a number of schools in the southern and western districts of Mosul, kidnapping almost 120 children.
Armenian Christian Catholic Iraqis sing during a mass for Easter Sunday celebrations at Umm al-Nour Church on April 5, 2015 in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomous region in northern Iraq. (AFP/Safin Hamed)
09:07 GMT
Why is Easter a movable feast while Christmas is fixed? Sherry El Gergawi explains.
Smoke rises above the military academy in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on April 11, 2015, following an alleged air strike by the Saudi-led alliance on Shiite Houthi rebels camps. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
The Saudi Arabia-led coalition claimed to have launched upwards of 1,200 airstrikes against the Houthi rebels and supporters of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh since March 25th, 2015.
Ten of those taken, including six women, are Ismailis, a minority sect that is an offshoot of Shi'ite Islam. The remaining 40 are Sunni Muslims, including at least 15 women. (Images: AFP/File)
07:30 GMT
Daesh seizes civilians in central Syrian village, with almost half of the victims women feared as having been taken as slaves.
US soldiers in training. Fort Riley, home to the 1st Infantry Division, is located about 100 miles (160 km) west of Kansas City. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
07:00 GMT
John T. Booker, Jr., 20, of Topeka, Kansas was arrested on Friday by FBI agents during a sting operation near the Fort Riley Army installation located in north central Kansas.
Members of the Saudi border guard and army's (APC) armoured personnel carrier patrol the Saudi-Yemeni border. (Image: AFP/FAYEZ NURELDINE)
06:30 GMT
Three Saudi soldiers have been killed and two others injured during clashes near the Yemeni border, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
Ned Parker has left Iraq due to threats he received on Facebook. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
The chief of Reuters' Baghdad bureau has fleed Iraq after he was threatened on social media following a Reuters report on lynching and looting in the city of Tikrit, the news agency has reported.
The opposition party has said it will launch legal proceedings over the ban. (AFP)
00:05 GMT
Turkey's state broadcaster has declined to show the broadcasting campaign advertisement of the country's main opposition party.

April 11, 2015

Members of the International Committee of the Red Cross, unload Emergency medical aid from a plane at the international airport in Sanaa. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
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Members of the International Committee of the Red Cross, unload Emergency medical aid from a plane at the international airport in Sanaa. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
The annual event is held on the eve of Orthodox Easter. (AFP/File)
16:49 GMT
Thousands of Orthodox Christians gathered in Jerusalem for a yearly ritual to mark the eve of Orthodox Easter.
There has been international concern for the situation in Yarmouk camp since jihadists stormed it at the start of April. (AFP)
16:10 GMT
The head of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees is to start an "urgent mission" to Syria Saturday to discuss aid to civilians in a camp stormed by jihadists, his organisation said.
Hundreds of teenage Iranians gathered to protest a sexual abuse case of two Iranian teenagers by Saudi airport authorities outside the Saudi embassy in Tehran, where days earlier another protest broke out over Saudi's air campaign in Yemen.  (AFP/File)
14:34 GMT
Hundreds of Iranians rallied around the Saudi Arabian embassy in Tehran Saturday to protest a recent case of alleged sexual abuse by Saudi officers of Iranian pilgrims at the Jeddah airport.
The Saudi Press Agency did not give a reason for his sacking. (AFP/File)
14:28 GMT
Saudi Arabia's health minister has been sacked by King Salman, AFP has reported.
The victims were local staff working for Save the Children. (AFP/File)
13:23 GMT
The dead bodies of five Save the Children staff, who were abducted over a month ago, have been recovered in the province of Uruzgan in central Afghanistan.
A final sentencing for espionage charges faced by ousted Egyptian President and Brotherhood member, Mohamed Morsi, is scheduled for May 16. (AFP/File)
11:32 GMT
An Egyptian court announced the death sentencing of 14 Brotherhood members, including party leader, Mohammed Badie, in a televised session Saturday.
a security source said twenty Houthis and four tribesmen were killed in the clashes, with the Houthis neither confirming nor denying the count. (AFP/File)
10:46 GMT
At least 24 people were killed when fresh clashes raged through Friday night and into Saturday morning between armed tribesmen and Houthi rebels in Yemen's Ibb province.
While security sources say negotiations with Daesh and Nusra have made progress, uncertainty about whether key release deal details can be agreed upon means the fate of 25 Lebanese servicemen held since last August still hangs in the balance. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
Pressure, anticipation intensifies as Lebanon's Ibrahim heads to Turkey to meet with key mediators overseeing the hostage crisis and demands put forth by Nusra and Daesh militants.
Still shrouded in mystery, new details emerge about the case of 22-year-old Yosi Damari, found beaten to death inside the ruins of a Gothic church in Berlin early Sunday. (AFP/File)
08:35 GMT
New details emerge about the grisly Berlin murder of 22-year-old Israeli, Yosi Damari, including the arrest of one 28-year-old suspect in the Czech Republic.
Reports conflict, but a Lebanese security source said last week's Tripoli raid came down as militants were attempting to reconvene after being targeted in a similar police raid last October. (AFP/File)
07:34 GMT
After a deadly raid in the northern city Thursday, Tripoli saw a massive deployment of Lebanese army personnel and armored vehicles in a new campaign by authorities to squeeze out budding terror cells still lingering there.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (AFP/File)
05:55 GMT
The June deadline for the final agreement between Iran and world powers will be extended if it did not meet the expectations of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, a senior Iranian official warned Friday.
The aftermath of a car bomb attack in the city of Homs, Syria. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
04:54 GMT
At least one child has been killed and several people have been injured when a car bomb explosion ripped through a residential area in Syria’s central province of Homs.

April 10, 2015

The bus (pictured above) collided with a truck as it was returning from a school athletic competition. Fourteen children were among the bus passengers. (AFP/File)
17:12 GMT
At least 40 people have been killed and nine others injured when a bus carrying a delegation of young athletes rammed into a truck head-on in southern Morocco.
The funeral was held in the West Bank. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
16:04 GMT
A Palestinian was shot and killed by Israeli troops when protests erupted at a funeral on Friday.
The International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) and the United Nations Children's Fund delivered medical aid to Yemen. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Albawaba.com/File)
14:39 GMT
Two planes delivered the first planeloads medical aid to Yemen on Friday. The UN appealed for at least a few hours of 'humanitarian pause' each day, to allow for the regular delivery of additional aid.
Pakistan's parliament voted to remain neutral in the Yemen conflict, denying Saudi Arabia's request for military support. (AFP/File, Aamir Qureshi)
13:11 GMT
As the airstrikes enter a third week, Pakistan has voted to remain neutral in the conflict, following a call from Saudi Arabia to contribute military assistance.
A rally in support of Hamas in Ramallah (File-AFP)
12:19 GMT
Official says group is confident of a victory over Israel in a "legal conflict."
The Yarmouk refugee camp has been devastated by the civil war in Syria (File-AFP)
11:18 GMT
PLO will not collaborate with regime forces to retake Yarmouk camp.
The conflict in Syria has spilled over into neighboring Lebanon with Tripoli seeing several clashes in recent months (File-AFP)
09:54 GMT
Police confirm killing of Osama Mansour.
The two leaders will discuss the lack of progress in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks (File-AFP)
08:18 GMT
PA President plans to meet with Putin to discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
A farmer raises marijuana plants in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley.  (AFP/Ramzi Haidar)
05:00 GMT
A Lebanese customs unit arrested a group of drug smugglers Thursday, discovering a large shipment of hash headed for Egypt.

April 9, 2015

Iran's president Rouhani insisted Thursday that Iran would not sign a deal "unless all sanction are lifted on the same day." (AFP/File)
20:04 GMT
U.S. officials respond to Rouhani's insistence that Iran won't sign a deal unless all sanctions are lifted "on the same day."
The West Bank area of Abu Dis, near the Israeli separation wall.  (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
18:59 GMT
Palestinian police forces opened new stations in previously underserved "Area B" neighborhoods surrounding Jerusalem.
A Gaza family sits in their home, destroyed during the summer 2014 war.  (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
18:13 GMT
Thursday report says UNRWA only has funds to rebuild 200 of 9,061 Gaza homes destroyed in recent war.
Locals inspect the rubble after a Saudi-led airstrike on Sanaa, March 26.  (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
16:41 GMT
The freelance journalist, Raymond Lidal, was detained while filming Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemeni capital Sanaa.
Yarmouk, a Palestinian refugee camp in southern Damascus, has faced shelling as well as food and medicine shortages throughout the Syrian crisis.  (AFP/File)
15:41 GMT
The joint military action will drive Daesh from the southern Damascus camp, officials say.
77 children have died and 44 wounded in Yemen's conflict, which is expected to further raise the country's high malnutrition rate.  (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
14:28 GMT
77 children have died and 44 wounded in Yemen's conflict, which is expected to further raise the country's high malnutrition rate.
Smoke rises from the Faj Attan Hill area in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on April 7, 2015, following an alleged air strike by the Saudi-led alliance on Shiite Houthi rebels camps. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
13:57 GMT
Nearly 450 people have been killed since Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes in Yemen last month.
Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrives in Riyadh. (AFP/File)
13:51 GMT
One soldier was killed and three others wounded Wednesday in a live-fire military exercise.
Four ports in Egypt were closed down on Thursday due to a dust storm that hit the area. (AFP/File)
13:30 GMT
Four ports in Egypt were closed down on Thursday due to a dust storm that hit the area.
Afghanistan security forces walk on a road during an operation in Alisheng district of Laghman province. (AFP/File)
12:46 GMT
Taliban militants killed five and injured dozens more in an attack on an Afghan court complex Thursday.
Pakistani and foreign national evacuees from Yemen wave flags from the deck of a navy ship on their arrival at Karachi port on April 7, 2015. (AFP/File)
12:27 GMT
The US has approved a $1 billion arms deal with Pakistan, including sales of attack helicopters, missiles and logistical support to help fight terrorism.
AQAP posted an online message offering the bounty. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has announced that it is offering 20 kilograms of gold to anyone who kills or captures the leader of Yemen’s Houthi movement, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi.
Turkish Islamic scholar and preacher Fethullah Gulen founded the Gulen movement, a transnational religious and social movement. (AFP/File)
11:51 GMT
Seven Gulenists have been indicted for allegedly attempting to form a "parallel state" to take control of the government.
Yesterday two other car bomb attacks took place in Aleppo Province. (AFP/File)
11:13 GMT
At least five people have been killed and several others injured after a car bomb exploded in north-west Syria.
The Iranians on board were travelling to the Kingdom to perform Umrah. (AFP/File)
10:37 GMT
A Iranian airplane carrying 260 Iranian pilgrims was denied entry into Saudi airspace for allegedly failing to obtain the necessary permissions.
President Rouhani said the future of Yemen should be in the hands of its people, not anyone else. (AFP/File)
10:20 GMT
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is urging for Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen to cease, Reuters has reported.
In recent months, militants have increasingly attacked economic targets in urban areas across Egypt, such as electricity pylons and mobile-network stores. (AFP/File)
09:27 GMT
Eleven civilians were killed in a rocket propelled grenade attack in northern Sinai.
Television broadcasts were interrupted on 11 channels.
09:26 GMT
A French television network was hacked by individuals claiming allegiance to Daesh (ISIS), AP has reported the channel's director as saying.
Swedish military forces. (AFP/File)
09:14 GMT
Sweden's foreign and defense ministers announced Thursday that 35 troops will be sent to Iraq to help train Iraqi forces.
Brutal executions are a common occurence in the Islamic State. (AFP/File)
08:45 GMT
According to a local source, Daesh militants have killed ten doctors who refused to treat wounded militants.
Most of the victims caught in the crossfire were civilians, according to medical sources. (AFP/File)
08:28 GMT
Clashes erupted between Houthi militants and pro-Hadi armed tribesman in Aden, according to medical sources.