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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.
Forensic officers work at a truck inside which a large number of dead migrants were found on a motorway near Neusiedl am See, Austria, on August 27, 2015. (AFP/Dieter Nagl)
14:32 GMT
More than 20 and as many as 50 dead bodies of asylum seekers were discovered in a truck on an Austrian motorway Thursday.
Human Rights Watch said they have found unexploded remnants of cluster munitions at sites where they had reportedly been used. (AFP/File)
13:20 GMT
Human Rights Watch urged the Saudi-led coalition battling Houthi rebels in Yemen to end their use of cluster munitions inside the war-torn country.
Groups of Israeli settlers were seen touring the compound under heavily armed guard. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
Israeli forces continued to restrict access to the Al-Aqsa compound for the forth consecutive day in order to allow settlers to visit the site.
Libyans wanting to travel to Turkey will now have to obtain a visa first. (AFP/File)
12:09 GMT
Due to security concerns and political instability, Turkey canceled a deal that allowed Libyans to travel to turkey without a visa.
Egyptians wait in line to travel back to Cairo from Libya, which was one of the restricted countries last year. (AFP/File)
11:46 GMT
Egyptians traveling to nine countries will need prior approval from the country's security agencies.
Human rights group Amnesty International called for a moratorium on the death penalty and condemned the kingdom for executing 175 people in one year alone. (Twitter)
11:13 GMT
Human rights group Amnesty International called for a moratorium on the death penalty and condemned the kingdom for executing 175 people in one year alone.
A handout picture released by the official Jordanian news agency on Feb. 8, 2015 shows a squadron of UAE F-16 fighters stationed in one of Jordan's air bases to support it in strikes against Daesh. (AFP/Petra)
10:40 GMT
Spokesman Mohammad Momani said Jordan will also "start comprehensive operations against Daesh."
Hamdi Alqudsi could face at least seven years in jail if found guilty. (Daily Telegraph Australia)
10:07 GMT
Australian national Hamdi Alqudsi could face at least seven years in jail after being accused of recruiting militants for Daesh in Syria.
Zabadani has been at the forefront of clashes between rebels and Hezbollah. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Warring factions in the Syrian border region of Zabadani agreed on a two-day ceasefire following ongoing clashes.
Two Iraqi army generals were killed Thursday when a Daesh suicide bomber detonated his vehicle in the provincial capital of Ramadi. (AFP/File)
09:43 GMT
Two Iraqi army generals, among others, were killed Thursday when a Daesh suicide bomber detonated his vehicle in the provincial capital of Ramadi.
A senior Hamas figure, had already met with some of the Palestinian factions to discuss terms of a possible truce  with Israel (AFP/file)
09:24 GMT
According to a report by the London-based Arabic language newspaper Rai Al-youm, a senior Hamas figure has called upon Palestinian factions to meet and discuss the details of a possible truce with Israel.
The area was taken from Syrian rebels where the US and Turkey planned to launch an offensive against the militants. (AFP/File)
09:09 GMT
The area was taken from Syrian rebels where the US and Turkey planned to launch an offensive against the militants.
Batteries of the US-made Patriot anti-missile system in a Saudi Arabian desert during the Gulf War. (AFP/Bob Sullivan)
08:53 GMT
Saudi-owned news agency SPA said the kingdom shot down a missile fired by the Houthis on Wednesday.
Gunmen march through Sidon's Ain al-Hilweh camp. (AFP/Mahmoud Zayat)
08:30 GMT
Palestinian officials said the ceasefire between rival factions remained in place despite the breach Wednesday night.
Junaid Hussain, 21, was believed to be number three on a US military target list. (Twitter)
08:30 GMT
British national and Daesh computer hacker Junaid Hussain was reportedly killed by a US drone strike in Syria, military sources said.
Both leaders met in Moscow this week to discuss security and trade. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi called for a coalition to fight terrorism in the Middle East
Afghan soldiers clash with Taliban militants in Helmand province, May 13, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
Gunmen disguised in Afghan military uniforms killed two NATO soldiers Wednesday in the country's Helmand province.
The Israeli policeman was taken to hospital after being stabbed in the leg. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
An Israeli policeman was stabbed in the leg by a Palestinian near Damascus Gate Wednesday evening.
Lebanese activists march toward the American University hospital in downtown Beirut on Aug. 26, 2015, in support of the protesters injured in clashes with police. (AFP/Anwar Amro)
07:49 GMT
Protests in Lebanon continued Wednesday in solidarity for a severely injured protester.
Hundreds of Palestinians fled the refugee camp following weeks of violence. (AFP/File)
07:29 GMT
Palestinian factions in Lebanon's Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp agreed on a ceasefire after weeks of violence between armed units.
The Arab League's Joint Defense Council was scheduled to meet Thursday to draft a protocol for an Arab Joint Force. (AFP/File)
07:10 GMT
Saudi Arabia requested the meeting in Egypt be rescheduled.
Libya has been in turmoil since Moammar Gaddafi was toppled in 2011. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Special envoy to Libya Bernardino Leon said peace talks had come a long way but were in their "final stages".
Israel's military carried out an attack Wednesday night in response to a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip earlier. (AFP/File)
06:50 GMT
Israel's military carried out an attack Wednesday night in response to a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip earlier.
Rescue workers assist struggling asylum seekers on an overcrowded boat headed for Europe. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The bodies of 40 asylum seekers were found in the hold of a troubled boat off the coast of the Mediterranean on Wednesday.

August 26, 2015

Iraqi Kurdish fighters keep position in an area between the districts of Daquq and Tuz, some 55 kilometers south of the Kurdish-controlled city of Kirkuk, where battles have been raging against militants from the Daesh group on August 26, 2015. (AFP/Marwan Ibrahim)
18:31 GMT
Kurdish forces in northern Iraq launched an early morning offensive against Daesh militants in Kirkuk province on Wednesday, seizing ten villages and 250 square kilometers of territory.
Mughassil is the alleged mastermind behind the Khobar tower bombing in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 US airmen. (AFP/File)
17:34 GMT
Saudi security officials on Tuesday said they had apprehended the mastermind behind the 1996 bombing of the Khobar towers that left hundreds of US servicemen dead or wounded.
Footage of the moments after an explosion during a pro-Kurdish rally in the Turkish province of Suruc that killed over 30 people July 20,2015. (AFP/File)
15:55 GMT
Local officials in Turkey's southern province of Hatay said a 44-year-old FSA commander was killed after a bomb exploded in his car.
A child rides a bicycle through rubble buildings that were destroyed during the 52-day war between Israel and Hamas. (AFP/File)
15:13 GMT
At least 35 aid groups from around the world on Wednesday launched a call for Israel to put an end to its blockade of Gaza in order to accommodate reconstruction of the 19,000 houses that have been destroyed.
Members of Liwa Hamzah, a newly formed Islamist brigade from the Syrian eastern city of Deir Ezzor, hold flags of Jabhat Al-Nusra on Feb. 25, 2013. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
According to Turkey's Foreign Ministry, claims regarding Turkey's involvement in the abduction of Syrian fighters trained by the US are nothing more than "fiction."
Hungarian police officer directs the migrants in the refugee camp of the Hungarian-Serbian border Roszke village on August 26, 2015. (AFP/Csaba Segesvari)
14:44 GMT
Hungary will send 2,100 police officers to its border with Serbia after protests by asylum seekers resulted 300-400 being detained.
Palestinians watch an Israeli excavator destroying a Palestinian house in a village in the West Bank. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
Nine tin shacks, including two homes, were demolished by Israeli forces without prior warning in the town of al-Eizariya, east of Jerusalem.
Syrian Kurds cross the border from Syria into Turkey near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, September 20, 2014. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
13:00 GMT
Local sources say Daesh militants abducted 30 Kurdish civilians from a village near the border city of Kobani in northern Syria.
Smoke billows form an explosion that occurred during an attack on an Egyptian police station in Sinai earlier this year. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
Tow Egyptian police where killed on their way to work in the restive region of Sinai on Wednesdat
Syrian refugees are pictured minutes after arriving on the shores of Lesbos island in Greece, after having crossed the Aegean sea from Turkey on an inflatable boat. (AFP/ Achilleas Zavallis)
12:22 GMT
Syrian refugees are pictured minutes after arriving on the shores of Lesbos island in Greece, after having crossed the Aegean sea from Turkey on an inflatable boat. (AFP/ Achilleas Zavallis)
A protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask stands in the middle of clashes between demonstrators and police in central Beirut, August 25, 2015. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Violence continued in Beirut after Lebanon's cabinet failed to reach an agreement on how to resolve the country's rubbish crisis.
Around 40 percent of the male Palestinian population has been arrested at least once. (AFP/File)
11:39 GMT
Dozens of Palestinians across the West Bank were detained Wednesday by Israeli forces for committing "illegal activity".
A protester waves a Palestinian flag towards the Israeli border fence during a protest marking Land Day at the border between Israel and Gaza Strip on March 30, 2014. (AFP/File)
11:30 GMT
A proposal was allegedly drafted asking the United Nations to allow non-member observer states, namely Palestine and Vatican, to hoist their flags at the headquarters in New York.
A number of Daesh networks are being monitored by Lebanese intellgience. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
Three Lebanese men were arrested by security forces under suspicion of forming a Daesh recruitment cell.
No fatalities were reported in the North Sinai attack. (AFP/File)
10:30 GMT
A roadside bomb injured four civilians and one police officer in Egypt's volatile North Sinai Tuesday.
Saudi Arabia has denied past claims by Yemeni rebels that a Scud missile had struck the country. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Residents of Sanaa also reported hearing rocket fire on Wednesday morning, as Houthi media claims that Yemeni forces have launched a ballistic missile towards neighboring Saudi Arabia.
The PKK has accused Turkish police of collaborating with Islamist militants along the border with Syria. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
09:01 GMT
PKK militants attacked a police station in Bingol province, injuring two policemen.
Over 5,400 refugees live in Lebanon's largest Palestinian refugee camp near southern Sidon. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
UNRWA condemned recent violent clashes in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Helweh, which left thousands of people displaced.
Bashar al-Assad said the alliance against Daesh was unlikely to happen. (AFP/File)
08:37 GMT
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad said he was open to the idea of an alliance against Daesh during an interview with a Lebanese TV station.
The Iraqi city of Mosul was overrun by Daesh militants in June, 2014. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
Ten people were executed in front of their family members by Daesh in the Iraqi town of Mosul, a Kurdish spokesperson said.
US Army soldiers training Iraqi troops at the Taji base, north of Baghdad. (AFP/File)
08:03 GMT
According to a New York Times report, Pentagon probes claim officials have skewed reports on US military progress against Daesh.
The announcement comes after King Salman previously skipped a summit with Barack Obama over Iran. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
Saudi's King Salman will visit the US early next month to meet Barack Obama, according to kingdom officials.
Four people were executed by Daesh in the Libyan town of Sirte this week. (AFP/File)
07:24 GMT
Libyan Foreign Minister Mohammad al-Dayri called on the international community to take action against Daesh during a visit to Paris.
A Yemeni displaced child, who fled Saada province due to fighting plays at a school turned into a shelter in the capital Sanaa on August 19, 2015. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
07:10 GMT
The UN warned of Yemen's "lost generation," as children pay the price for the country's violent crisis.
Jewish settlers tore down a brick wall from a private alley belonging to a Palestinian family. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Palestinians in Jerusalem's Old City clashed with Israeli soldiers after settlers tore down a wall to construct a synagogue door.
The trial for WashingPost reporter Jason Rezaian concluded last week. His verdict is expected shortly. (freejasonandyegi.com)
05:00 GMT
An Iranian official on Thursday denied rumors that his country was making plans with the United States for a prisoner swap which would include Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian.

August 25, 2015

Iraqi soldiers carry the coffin of an Iraqi fighter, who belonged to Iraq's Popular Mobilization units and was killed in the town of Baiji during clashes against Daesh, on August 25, 2015. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)
20:00 GMT
A suspected Daesh militant struck an Iraqi military convoy with an explosives laden vehicle near Ramadi.
Lebanese men hold their national flag as they stand on a concrete blast wall, spread with graffiti depicting various political groups and bearing messages against police brutality, before its dismantlement on August 25, 2015. (AFP/File)
19:28 GMT
Two protesters were injured in Beirut when they crossed a barbed wire barrier and were beaten by Lebanese police wielding batons during renewed protests in the Lebanese capital.
A young Bahraini protester holds up a portrait of Bahraini head of the banned opposition movement Al-Wefaq, Sheikh Ali Salman, during a protest against his arrest late on December 31, 2014 in Bilad al-Qadeem, a suburb of Manama. (AFP/Mohammed al-Sheikh)
18:00 GMT
Human Rights Watch has condemned the trial of opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman and urged the Bahraini ruling family to release him immediately.
An Africanmigrant waits for transportation following his release from the Holot Detention Centre in Israel's Negev desert, on August 25, 2015. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
17:47 GMT
The mayor of the southern Israeli city of Arad on Tuesday ordered police to prevent any of the more than 1,000 African asylum seekers to be released from the Holot detention center from settling in the town.
Monitors said 117 people were killed in Douma after the regime launched airstrikes against the town on Aug. 16. (AFP/File)
17:14 GMT
The largest attack against Douma killed 117 people earlier this month.
US airforce tanker planes line up to take off from the Incirlik Airbase, in southern Turkey, January 11, 2005. (AFP/Tarik Tinazay)
16:53 GMT
The United States and Turkey will begin a collaborative offensive against Daesh in Syria in the near future.
A Turkish man casts his vote in Turkey's general election at a polling station in Istanbul on June 7, 2015. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
15:30 GMT
After having failed to form a coalition government following the June elections, Turkey's Supreme Election Board has announced a snap general election to be held on November 1st.
Saudi soldiers stand on a tank near the country's border with Yemen. (AFP/File)
14:46 GMT
Saudi troops have arrived in Yemen's southern port city of Aden to reinforce government loyalist troops as they continue their advance on Houthi positions in the country's south.
A UN soldier stands as trucks with the ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) logo cross the Quneitra crossing between an Israeli controlled area of the Golan Heights and Syria on February 15, 2011. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
14:30 GMT
Gunmen stormed the offices and stole cash, cars, and other valuables.
Assad gave an interview with Hezbollah-linked Al Manar TV on Monday. (AFP/File)
13:46 GMT
During an interview Monday, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad hinted that Damascus would not respond to recent Israeli airstrikes in the Golan Heights, citing a need to fight the greater 'terrorist' threat at home.
Turkey began a military offensive against the PKK in late July. (AFP/File)
13:28 GMT
Turkish security sources announced that 34 suspected PKK members have been killed in northern Iraq during an aerial asssault.
Two Lebanese sisters kidnapped by al-Nusra Front arrived in Beirut on Tuesday after a secret deal with Hezbollah. (AFP/File)
13:17 GMT
Two Lebanese sisters kidnapped by al-Nusra Front arrived in Beirut on Tuesday after a secret deal with Hezbollah.
Graffiti depicting various political groups and bearing messages against police brutality are seen on concrete blast wall in front of the seat of the Lebanese government in central Beirut on August 25, 2015.
12:55 GMT
Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam ordered the removal of a massive concrete barricade in downtown Beirut some 24 hours after it had been erected Lebanese security forces.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier will visit the Islamic Republic in a bid to boost political and economic ties. (AFP/File)
12:35 GMT
Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said he had made plans to visit Iran in October in an attempt to rebuild political and economic ties with the Islamic Republic.
Syrian refugees react upon arrival on Lesvos island in Greece, after having crossed the Aegean sea from Turkey in an inflatable boat, on August 23, 2015. (AFP/Achilleas Zavallis)
12:17 GMT
The US State Department has announced that between 5,000 and 8,000 Syrian refugees will be accepted into the country.
Alleged Muslim Brotherhood members are detained following the ousting of Mohammad Morsi. (AFP/File)
12:09 GMT
Alleged Muslim Brotherhood member Ahmed Hamed's family wasn't allowed to see his body after death.
African asylum seekers, who entered Israel illegally via Egypt, lean on the fence of the Holot detention center in Israel's southern Negev Desert, on Feb. 17, 2014. (AFP/Jack Guez)
11:39 GMT
Authorities said Israel will begin with freeing hundreds of migrants on Tuesday.
No further information has been released on the 14 suspects. (AFP/File)
11:11 GMT
Spanish and Moroccan authorities arrested 14 people suspected of recruiting for Daesh, in a joint security operation.
Afghanistan continues to face instability after 14 years of war in the country. (AFP/File)
10:57 GMT
Afghanistan's military killed 74 Taliban militants across the country in a wide-scale security operation.
Turkish people make their way through a flooded quay on June 2, 2014. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
10:54 GMT
Turkey's northeastern Artvin province was hit by heavy rainfall Monday.
The Palestine Liberation Organization on Monday condemned what it called Israel's "systematic ethnic cleansing" in East Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
10:15 GMT
The Palestine Liberation Organization on Monday condemned what it called Israel's "systematic ethnic cleansing" in East Jerusalem.
Clashes between rival Palestinian groups left two dead and at least three injured Monday evening in Ain el-Hilweh after a recent string of violence. (AFP/File)
09:34 GMT
Clashes between rival Palestinian groups left three dead and at least 35 injured Monday evening in Ain el-Hilweh after a recent string of violence.
A Yemeni boy is treated for injuries after being caught between clashes in the city of Taiz, August 24, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:54 GMT
Yemeni civilians were caught between clashes after Saudi-led airstrikes hit a hospital in al Hodeidah and fighting continued with Houthis in Taiz.
Amnesty said 175 people had been executed in less than a year. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
Human rights group Amnesty International condemned Saudi Arabia for its high rate of executions in less than a year.
The council held its first discussion solely dedicated to gay rights on Monday. (AFP/File)
08:23 GMT
The council held its first discussion solely dedicated to gay rights on Monday.
Turkey recently announced carrying out joint airstrikes with the US against Daesh. (AFP/File)
07:57 GMT
The war against the PKK, Daesh and internal government conflict have all threatened to shake things up in Turkey.
Daesh executed four people in the central Libyan city, residents said Monday. (AFP/File)
07:41 GMT
Daesh executed four people in the central Libyan city, residents said Monday.
Experts said Daesh may have used up to 200 tons of mustard gas against civilians north of Aleppo on Friday. (AFP/File)
07:24 GMT
Experts said Daesh may have used up to 200 tons of mustard gas against civilians north of Aleppo on Friday.
The British-born militant recently appeared in a new video threatening to behead more people. (AFP/SITE)
07:21 GMT
British Prime Minister David Cameron told the country's security services to capture or kill Daesh executioner Mohammed Emwazi, also known as Jihadi John.
Thousands of Iranians chanted, “Down with America,” at a major anti-US rally in 2014 marking the anniversary of the 1979 takeover of the US Embassy in Tehran. (AFP/File)
07:06 GMT
The Obama administration said it had "no intention" to reopen an embassy in Tehran that has been closed for decades.
The calls come amid widespread protests in Iraq over corruption, Daesh and sectarianism. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Lawmakers in Iraq called on Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi to sever ties with the Islamic Da’wa Party and declare a state of emergency in the country.
Turkish soldiers patrol the border town of Ceylanpinar at the Turkish-Syrian border. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
According to Turkish security sources, at least 814 suspected PKK militants have been killed in Turkey and Iraq since July 22.

August 24, 2015

File photo of Saudi police standing guard in the al-Munissiyah district, north-east of Riyadh. (AFP/File)
19:50 GMT
Unidentified gunmen shot at a security patrol in the coastal Saudi city of Jeddah, injuring at least one officer.
Daesh militants used car bombs in two separate attacks on the air base, killing 40 Syrian government officers (Twitter)
19:22 GMT
Daesh militants have killed 51 Syrian soldiers in two separate attacks on Kweiris air base in the northern province of Aleppo this month, 40 of whom were officers.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem on August 16, 2015. (AFP/Abir Sultan)
18:00 GMT
The petition calling for the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Nentanyahu is gaining momentum. The British government will have to debate the issue if the petition reaches 100,000 signatures.
Young Muslim Brotherhood supporters chant during a rally in support of ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi. (AFP/File)
16:43 GMT
A report by Democracy Index recorded 600 student expulsions and 1000 arrests that took place during more than 800 protests at universities across Egypt in the past academic year.
Image made available by Jihadist media outlet Welayat Homs on May 28, 2015 allegedly shows a Daesh flag flying on the Roman theatre in the ancient city of Palmyra. (AFP/File)
16:18 GMT
UNESCO has condemned Daesh's most recent attack on a Syrian World Heritage site, stating that the destruction of the Temple of Baal Shamin is considered a war crime in the eyes of international law.
Members of the Popular Mobilisation units gather around a vehicle on the front line during a military operation against Daesh militants in Iraq's Anbar province on August 19, 2015. (AFP/Haidar Mohammed Ali)
15:57 GMT
Three suicide car bombs were used in an attack on an Iraqi military outpost in Anbar province that killed eight soldiers on Monday.
Palestinian patients lie on hospital beds in the Al-Wafa rehabilitation hospital near Gaza City on July 16, 2014. (AFP/Thomas Coex)
15:30 GMT
According to the Ministry of Health, hospitals in the Gaza Strip are on the verge of collapse and could stop operating at any minute.
The defendants face 20 years in a maximum security prison. (AFP/File)
14:30 GMT
The eight Brotherhood Members, including a journalist and former member of parliament, were accused of complicity in violence that took place in 2013.