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Syrian civil defence volunteers, known as the White Helmets, dig out a young boy trapped under the rubble of destroyed buildings following reported air strikes on the rebel-held neighbourhood of Al-Mashhad in the northern city of Aleppo, on July 25, 2016. (AFP/Karam al-Masri)
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300,000 residents in Aleppo are facing an all-out siege and daily bombings.
Sergeant Elor Azaria in court on April 18th, 2016. (AFP/File)
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While both the prosecution and the defense have accepted al-Sharif could not have reached for a knife, nor was he boobytrapped with explosives, Azarya's lawyers have tried to argue that the inexperienced 19-year-old Israeli soldier believed he was preventing an attack.
Policemen stand at a crime scene in Tiefenthal-Leutershausen near Ansbach, southern Germany. (AFP/File)
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A summary of the facts we know so far about the suicide attack carried out in Ansbach, Germany.
Sheikh Isa Qassim. (AFP/File)
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Bahrain will try the Shia Cleric Isa Qassim, who has already been stripped of his citizenship, on Wednesday.
Kemal Kilicdaroglu, Leader of Republican People's Party (CHP) speaks at Istanbul's Taksim Square on July 24, 2016. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
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The Turkish president held a closed-door meeting with the leaders from the two main opposition groups, the Republican People's Party (CHP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP).

July 25, 2016

Police investigators work at the site of a suicide bombing in Ansbach, southern Germany, on July 25, 2016. (AFP/Daniel Karmann)
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An investigation has begun after a 27-year-old Syrian refugee detonated an explosive device, killing himself and injuring others.
Afhan army soldiers driving through Kabul. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
Kabul residents cite long wait times and inefficiency as main complaints against the multiple checkpoints throughout Kabul.
A Bahraini man holds a placard bearing the portrait of Sheikh Ali Salman, head of the Shia opposition movement Al-Wefaq, during a protest against his arrest outside Manama. (AFP/Mohammed al-Shaikh)
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The clerics were arrested for participating in a sit-in to protest Bahrain's recent decision to strip Sheikh Issa Qassim of his citizenship.
The body of a Palestinian assailant who was allegedly shot in the head by an Israeli soldier as he lay wounded on the ground Hebron on March 24, 2016. (AFP/Hazem Bader)
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The Israeli army prosecution insists that Azaria shot Abd al-Fatah al-Sharif out of revenge, not in self defense.
Syrians stand next to debris and bloodstains following bombardment by government forces on the Salhin district of the northern city of Aleppo on July 21, 2016. (AFP/Thaer Mohammed)
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Airstrikes in Aleppo have recently increased, coinciding with clashes on the ground between the government and opposition forces.
People wave Turkish flags during a rally organized by the main opposition group, the secular and centre-left Republican People's Party (CHP), on July 24, 2016 in Istanbul's Taksim square. (AFP/Gurcan Ozturk)
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Over 13,000 people have been detained in Turkey in the ongoing crackdown.
Libya's Government of National Unity (GNA) fired rockets at Daesh positions in Sirte. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
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Libyan forces seized a lab used for building bombs in Sirte, Libya.
Iraqi workers clean the pavement as security forces stand guard at the site of a suicide bombing on July 24, 2016 near a checkpoint in the Kadhimiyah area, home to a major Shia shrine, in northern Baghdad. (AFP/Sabah Arar)
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The blast occurred Monday morning in Diyala province, near the border with Iran.
Lebanese soldiers in Arsal. (AFP/File)
07:48 GMT
Amid fears of militant spillover, Lebanon has enacted strict restrictions on the movement of Syrian refugees in Arsal.
Officers are seen at police cordon near the site of a suicide attack in the southern German city of Ansbach on 25 June, 2016. (AFP/DPA)
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The third attack to strike Bavaria in a week, it's unclear whether the man only wanted to commit suicide or if his goal was to kill others.
A sign welcomes travelers to Sirte, Libya. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
07:18 GMT
Libyan militias are taking the fight against Daesh into their own hands - and are proving remarkably successful.
People mourn at a memorial on July 24, 2016 in front of the Olympia Einkaufszentrum shopping center in Munich, Germany, where an 18-year-old German-Iranian student shot and killed nine people. (AFP/Christof Stache)
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The teen had traveled to the scene of a previous massacre and taken photos there.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has said he wants to focus on people from countries "compromised by terrorism" rather than outright banning Muslims. (File photo)
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Trump says his idea of a ban is meant for people entering the US from countries 'compromised by terrorism.'
Turkish police arrest soldiers after the failed rebellion July 15. (photo: AFP)
03:50 GMT
The public may never know for certain exactly what happened on July 15.

July 24, 2016

Police are seen arresting the man who began attacking people with a machete in the small town of Reutlingen in southwest Germany. (Twitter)
18:23 GMT
German police confirmed the man, armed with a machete, was a 21-year-old from Syria, but did not release his name.
A Turkish special forces police officer stands guard in front of the Istanbul Justice Palace on July 20, 2016, following the failed military coup attempt of July 15. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
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The report from the rights group said accounts of 300 soldiers showed signs of having been beaten or raped while in custody.
A woman waves flags during a pro-Erdogan rally in Taksim square in Istanbul on July 22, 2016, following the failed military coup attempt of July 15. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
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Turkey's main opposition party, the CHP, called for the rally condemning the coup attempt.
Israel had previously approved plans for 1,200 housing units to be built in the area. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
Israel also recently announced plans to increase financial support to illegal settlements by $12.8 million.
Syrians dance during a party at the Wadi Qandeel beach (Jellyfish Valley) in the coastal city of Latakia. (AFP/File)
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Syrians dance during a party at the Wadi Qandeel beach (Jellyfish Valley) in the coastal city of Latakia
Syrians look for victims under the rubble of a collapsed building following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighborhood of Sakhur in the northern city of Aleppo on July 19, 2016. (AFP/Thaer Mohammed)
14:00 GMT
Earlier this week the UN Special Envoy for Syria said he hoped a new round of peace talks would begin in August in Geneva.
Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp in Lebanon is home to different extremist factions, and is sometimes used as a base for militants to plan attacks. (AFP/File)
13:30 GMT
The men had been hiding in the Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp and were affiliated with the Jund al-Sham group.
Relatives and friends inspect shoes and other belongings of those who were killed in the twin suicide attack, gathered on the ground at a mosque in Kabul on July 24, 2016. (AFP/Shah Marai)
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Funeral processions were held for those killed at the Deh Mazang Square during a peaceful demonstration by Shia Hazaras.
Supporters stands in front of a screen displaying a portrait of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a rally in Ankara on July 20, 2016. (AFP/File)
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More than 2000 institutions affiliated with US-based preacher Fetullah Gulen are closed amid anti-coup probe
 Aleppo has been subject to fierce violence in and around the city. (AFP/George Ourfalian)
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According to the Independent Doctors Association, four hospitals and the central blood bank were struck and are now out of service.
Airstrikes against civilians in Aleppo. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
Aleppo has seen an uptick in airstrikes in recent days
An Israeli soldier fires tear gas canisters towards Palestinian protesters outside the compound of the Israeli-run Ofer prison, in the occupied West Bank. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
They are fighting Israel’s controversial policy of administrative detention -- internment without charge, almost exclusively used against Palestinian detainees.
An Afghan protester near the scene of the suicide attack that targeted minority Shiite Hazaras. (AFP/Wakil Kohsar)
09:00 GMT
Putin made the announcement in a message of condolence sent to his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani on Saturday.
An Iraqi firefighter works at the site of a Baghdad bombing claimed by the Islamic State group on July 3. (AFP/Sabah Arar)
08:39 GMT
A bomb attack that struck Kadhimiya, a Shia district of the Iraqi capital, Baghad.
andles and flowers lie in front of the Olympia-Einkaufszentrum shopping centre on July 23, 2016 in Munich, southern Germany, one day after a teenage German-Iranian gunman killed nine people and wounded 16. (AFP/Sven Hoppe)
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Munich police said the gunman acted alone when he opened fire in a McDonald's restaurant and a nearby shopping centre on Friday.
Fighters from Syria's Manbij military council sit in a truck on the outskirts of the northern town of Manbij before another battle with Daesh militants. (AFP/File)
06:30 GMT
Daesh rejected the US-coalition offer to leave Manbij before heavy fighting began, though the militants will let wounded civilians travel outside of the city.
IS fighters are making inroads into Afghanistan, winning over sympathisers, recruiting followers and challenging the Taliban on their own turf, primarily in the country's east. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
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Afghanistan foces carried out initial raids against the militants in the Kot district of Nangarhar early Friday.
Smoke billows from buildings after the air force from the pro-government forces loyal to Libya's Government of National Unity fired rockets targeting Daesh in Sitre. (AFP/File)
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As Daesh gain a foothold, Libyan authorities have started plans for the destruction of precursor chemicals.

July 23, 2016

The aftermath of an explosion in Kabul, which claimed the lives of at least 29 people. (Twitter)
13:26 GMT
The blast was carried out at the Deh Mazang Square, where thousands of were Shia Hazara demonstrators.
Iraqi security forces stand guard during a demonstration at Baghdad's Tahrir Square in May. (AFP/Jean Marc Mojon)
13:00 GMT
Hundreds of people converged on Tahrir Square in central Baghdad, demanding the formation of a technocrat government.
At least 10 are reported dead following an explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AFP/File)
12:27 GMT
A video on Facebook shows scores of casualties in the square where the demonstrators were gathered.
Bangladeshi army soldiers stand guard during a rescue operation to free the hostages. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Four militants were arrested when the forces raided their hideout in an apartment building in the town of Tongi.
Police escort soldiers in a roundup after a military coup in Turkey (AFP/Ozan Kose)
12:00 GMT
The decree also extends the legal time a person can be detained to 30 days, as Turkey's widespread purge continues.
Yemenis transport a severely injured man on a gurney as he arrives at a hospital in Sanaa after being injured when two suicide bombers hit a Shiite mosque in quick succession, September 2, 2015. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
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Gumen attacked Sheikh Abdulrahman al-Zuhri as he left al-Rahman Mosque this morning.
Five-year-old Ahmed Dawabsha, a Palestinian boy who survived a firebombing by Jewish extremists, in the northern West Bank city of Nablus on March 15, 2016. (AFP/File)
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The six year old lost his mother, father and younger brother in the attack on his family home.
Demonstrators attend a rally in support of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sarachane park in Istanbul on July 19, 2016. (AFP/Aris Messinis)
09:00 GMT
Thousands have been arrested in Turkeys sweeping, post-coup purge.
The third attack on civilians in Europe in barely a week saw panicked shoppers fleeing the Olympia (OEZ) mall in Munich as police launched a massive operation. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
There are children among the victims and three of the 16 people injured in the shooting remain in critical condition.
Afghan security forces in the eastern Nangarhar province in June, 2016. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Afghan security forces continued a push to force Daesh militants out of the eastern Nangarhar province.
A Houthi man carries a Yemeni flag in the capital, Sanaa, in April 2016. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
A car bomb at a mosque in Sanaa killed four people outside a mosque after Friday prayers.

July 22, 2016

Al-Rukban, a Syrian refugee camp near the Jordanian border. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
MSF urged Jordan to open its northern border to allow Syrian refugees access to medical treatment.
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
The US State Department issued a warning for American citizens in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The Libyan coast guard has intercepted multiple boats of African refugees trying to make the trip to Europe this spring. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
The Libyan coast guard intercepted a sinking boat and rescued all 138 refugees aboard.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Turkey's state of emergency may be extended if widespread national changes still need to continue after three months.
Kurdish and Arab forces hold rocket launchers as they prepare to confront Daesh on the outskirts of Manbij. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
Syrian rebel groups called on the UN to condemn the US and French-backed airstrikes in Syria that have killed 140 civilians this week.
French police and security forces examine the remains of the delivery truck that Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel drove into a crowd of people on Bastille Day. (AFP/File)
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France arrested five people with connections to Nice attacker Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel as France continues to investigate the deadly car ramming attack.
Syrian refugees in al-Ruqban camp. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Conditions at the refugee camp on the Jordanian border have gotten so bad, some refugees are traveling back to Raqqa.

July 21, 2016

US-backed Kurdish and Arab fighters advance into the Islamic State group bastion of Manbij, in northern Syria, in June 2016. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT
Civilians were urged to leave the city or distance themselves from areas where clashes are taking place.
File photo shows Taliban militants in an undisclosed location in Afghanistan. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
Taliban reportedly takeover key district in Kunduz province, where the group has launched several attacks.
Israeli soldier keeps watch as Palestinians sit after the army entered Yatta earlier this week. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
Israeli forces also fired tear gas in the area, causing residents to suffer from tear gas inhalation.
A gamer uses the Pokemon Go application on his mobile in the main fish market in Kuwait City. (AFP/File)
13:36 GMT
A gamer uses the Pokemon Go application on his mobile in the main fish market in Kuwait City. (AFP/File)
A demonstration in Ankara in support to the Turkish government following a failed coup attempt. (AFP / ILYAS AKENGIN)
13:00 GMT
Austria want to know if pro-Erdogan protests held in recent days have been encouraged by Turkish officials.
Supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan chant slogans at a rally at in Istanbul on July 18, 2016 (AFP/Ozan Kose)
11:00 GMT
Istanbul's Criminal Court of Peace has remanded 32 out of 86 arrested judges and prosecutors
More than 280,000 people have been killed and millions displaced since Syria's civil war erupted with the brutal repression of anti-government protests in 2011. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
The boy was decapitated by members of the Nureddin Zinki rebel group.
A file photo of a Hezbollah rocket launch. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
Hezbollah launched a rocket to destroy a Nusra Front bulldozer protecting the militants' hideout in Wadi al-Khail.
Pro-Erdogan supporters rally at Kizilay Square in Ankara on July 20, 2016. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
It comes five days after a failed coup attempt and amid a major crackdown against thousands of members of the security forces, judiciary, civil service and academia.
Libyan protesters hold banners and placards during a demonstration in the capital, Tripoli, to protest the French military intervention in the North African country, July 20, 2016. (AFP/File)
06:29 GMT
The unity government in Libya has condemned the presence of French military forces in the country following the revelation that such forces are operating on the ground in Libya.
Pro-Erdogan supporters gather at Taksim square in Istanbul to support the government on July 16. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Erdogan arranged a National Security Council meeting to evaluate new security measures.
The file photo of an Israeli army bulldozer demolishing a Palestinian home in the West Bank. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
One of the owners of the structures, Kamal Abu Sneina, told Ma'an that Israeli forces and municipality inspectors deployed into the area and started to tear down his structures while the owners were not present.

July 20, 2016

 German police shot dead a 17-year-old Afghan refugee Monday after he attacked train passengers with an axe and a knife. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT
German media reported Wednesday that the perpetrator, registered in Bavaria as an Afghan asylum seeker, was in fact from Pakistan and may have faked his identity in order to improve his chances of gaining a residence permit.
A man pictured in the rubble of a collapsed building following reported air strikes in Aleppo, northern Syria, on July 17, 2016 (AFP/Thaer Mohammed)
16:00 GMT
French warplanes targeted the village of Tukhan al-Kubra, killing 120 civilians.
What will Wikileaks reveal for Erdogan and the failed coup? (File photo)
15:00 GMT
As of press time, there has been no statement from Turkey's Telecommunications Board, the government institution responsible for website access regulations.
Daesh claimed responsibility for the terror attack in Nice, southern France. (AFP/Valery Hache)
14:00 GMT
"IS has endorsed the attacks, but the perpetrators' affiliation with the group has not been clear," said Europol.
Libya has been scene of increasing violence since 2011. (AFP/ ABDULLAH DOMA)
13:00 GMT
This is the first time Paris confirmed that it had special forces in Libya.
M16 assault rifles similar to the ones confiscated in Palestine. (Shutterstock)
12:30 GMT
The IDF confiscated pistols and M16s from Palestinians near the Jordanian border.
A member of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) walks past graves at a cemetary on July 29, 2015 deep in the Qandil mountain, the PKK headquarters in northern Iraq (AFP/Safin Hamed)
12:00 GMT
The operation started late Tuesday as PKK fighters were spotted by drones.
General view of the Knesset or Israeli Parliament in Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
The Association for Civil Rights in Israel described the bill as “one of the most serious legislative proposals in recent years."
A member of the emergency services at the scene of an axe attack by a 17-year-old Afghan refugee in Wuerzburg, southern Germany, on July 18, 2016. (AFP/Karl-Josef Hildenbrand)
10:00 GMT
In the video, the assailant waved a knife and claimed in Pashto to be a "holy warrior" of the group.
An Iraqi woman rides a boat in the Ahwar area in the southern Maysan province -- also known as the Iraqi Marshlands -- one of the world's largest inland delta systems. (AFP/File)
09:27 GMT
An Iraqi woman rides a boat in the Ahwar area in the southern Maysan province -- also known as the Iraqi Marshlands -- one of the world's largest inland delta systems.
A Syrian man evacuates an area following a reported airstrike on April 22, 2016 in a rebel-held neighbourhood of Aleppo. (AFP/Ameer Alhalbi)
09:00 GMT
Eleven children were among the victims of Tuesday's coalition air raids.
A Pro-Erdogan supporter holds a Turkish national flag during a rally at Taksim Square in Istanbul on July 18, 2016 (AFP/Aris Messinis)
08:00 GMT
Nearly 29,000 government employees have been suspended in recent days.
Al-Ram is separated from Jerusalem by Israel's 'separation barrier' (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
12-year-old Muhye al-Tabbakhi was shot in the heart.
Turkish women attend a pro-Erdogan rally after the failed coup attempt. (AFP/Aris Messinis)
06:00 GMT
The failed coup in Turkey will have long-reaching effects on refugee policy, cooperation with the PKK, and other major policy areas for the country.
Turkey demands resignation of every university dean in country after dismissing 15,000 education staff. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The announcement is the latest in a sweeping government crackdown following Friday's failed coup attempt.

July 19, 2016

Yemeni soldiers examine the aftermath of a car bomb in Mukalla on July 18, 2016. (AFP/Abduljabbar Bajubair)
19:02 GMT
Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the suicide bombings at two checkpoints in Mukalla.
Iranians gather at the site of an explosion in Ahwaz, a town populated mainly by Arabs in south-west Iran, in October 2005. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT
Ahwazi Arab separatists carried out an armed attack targeting oil pipelines in Iran.
French police arrested the attacker. (AFP/File)
15:48 GMT
A Moroccan-born man stabbed a woman and her three daughters who were staying next to his family at an Alpine resort.
Yemenis stand at the site of a Saudi airstrike against Houthi rebels near Sanaa Airport last year, which killed at least 13 people. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
15:00 GMT
Saudi jets bombarded several districts across Yemen, leaving dozens dead and several injured.
Many hospitals in Syria, such as this one in the Idlib province, have been destroyed or taken over by militants. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
Syrian opposition forces recaptured a hospital from Daesh and are planning to restore it to being a functional civilian hospital.
A rescuer at the scene of an axe and knife attack by a 17-year-old Afghan refugee on a regional train in Wuerzburg, southern Germany, on July 18, 2016. (AFP/Karl-Josef Hildenbrand)
11:33 GMT
According to Daesh, the attack was "carried out the operation in answer to the calls to target the countries of the coalition fighting the Islamic State."
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (AFP/Sabah Arar)
11:00 GMT
This is “the latest in a series of restrictions of the rights to peaceful assembly...” said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
Turkish solders stay with weapons at Taksim square as people protest against the military coup in Istanbul on July 16, 2016. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
11:00 GMT
Turkey says the patrols by combat jets are being used for security purposes.
Israeli border police detain a Palestinian demonstrator following clashes at the entrance of the Jalama checkpoint. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
According to an Israeli army spokesperson, after the two soldiers were injured, Israeli forces "responded to the threat" by shooting and detaining the attacker.
A rescuer at the scene of an axe and knife attack by a 17-year-old Afghan refugee on a regional train in Wuerzburg. (AFP/Karl-Josef Hildenbrand)
09:49 GMT
German police are investigating the motives behind the attack after discovering a hand painted Daesh flag in his room.
King Salman called on united front against terrorism in wake of Nice attack in France. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
The King emphasised the importance a unified global effort to stamp out terror.
Turkish President Erdogan's wide spread purge has concerned Western allies. (AFP/file)
08:00 GMT
Following the coup, Turkey has seen thousands of arrests and detentions.
Emergency services arrive at scene of train attack in Germany. (Twitter)
07:00 GMT
Three victims were left severely injured following the attack.
It was first attack of its kind in years, although bus bombings were recurrent during the Second Intifada, which lasted from 2000 to 2005. (File photo)
06:00 GMT
The suspect, said to be in his 20s, was apprehended and later identified by Israeli media as a Palestinian resident of the village of Beit Ula in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron.
The Turkish policeman restrains a man during an operation in front of a courthouse in Ankara. (Twitter)
05:00 GMT
Akin Ozturk was shown under arrest and battered as one of more than 100 generals and admirals who are accused of being part of the violent putsch effort.

July 18, 2016

Turkey's prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu being briefed by General Akin Ozturk. (AFP/File)
17:40 GMT
More than 200 people were killed after a faction in the military launched the coup attempt on Friday night.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reacts after attending the funeral of a victim of the coup attempt in Istanbul on July 17, 2016. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
17:00 GMT
'God returned the authority to those who deserve it,' read a statement by Ahrar al-Sham, one of the largest militant groups in Syria.