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July 29, 2015

The incident marks the second airstrike inside Syria by Israel in 24 hours. (AFP/File)
18:44 GMT
An Israeli plane attacked a military base along the Syrian-Lebanese border on Wednesday belonging to a pro-Syrian Palestinian faction, wounding six people.
Iraqi pro-government fighters from the mainly-Shiite Popular Mobilization units inspect an office in a government building which was used as a base by the Daesh group in the town of Saqlawiya on the outskirts of Fallujah, 50kms west of Baghdad, on July 26, 2015. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
18:12 GMT
Back-to-back suicide bombings in the Daesh-held Iraqi city of Ramadi on Wednesday have killed at least 12 security troops.
Lebanese soldiers stop vehicles to perform routine checks at a military checkpoint. (AFP/File)
16:16 GMT
Ten Syrian army defectors were arrested Wednesday in the northern Bekaa town of al-Labweh, Lebanese state-run National News Agency reported.
Yemenis walk past stalls at a market in the capital Sanaa's old city on July 27, 2015. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
15:42 GMT
At least three people have been reportedly killed in a car bomb attack in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa.
Jordanian security forces made the arrests in May 2014. (AFP/File)
14:33 GMT
Jordanian authorities on Wednesday handed down jail sentences to seven Jordanians and one Syrian for planning attacks on US soldiers in the country and on the Israeli embassy.
It seems that, when David Cameron last week said that he wanted Britain to “do more” against Daesh, he actually meant more to make the situation messier, more volatile and more dangerous. (AFP/File)
13:57 GMT
If you thought Britain’s approach to the so-called Daesh was already confused and misguided – it just got a whole lot worse.
A Syrian man cries as he sits on the rubble of a house after a reported attack by Syrian government forces in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on July 27, 2015. (AFP/Zein al-Rifai)
13:30 GMT
At least 32 civilians were killed on Tuesday when Syrian regime forces attacked opposition-held towns and villages across the war-torn country.
A member of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) mans a mounted machine gun in the Al-Nashwa neighbourhood in the northeastern Syrian province of Hasakeh. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
12:27 GMT
A member of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) mans a mounted machine gun in the Al-Nashwa neighbourhood in the northeastern Syrian province of Hasakeh. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
Mullah Omar was a de facto leader in Afghanistan prior to the US-led invasion in 2001. (YouTube)
12:00 GMT
Taliban leader Mullah Omar was reportedly killed in Afghanistan, the country's government officials confirmed to the BBC.
Six Turkish airstrikes hit PKK positions in northern Iraq overnight. (AFP/File)
11:30 GMT
Turkish warplanes hit PKK targets in northern Iraq overnight, a statement from the country's prime minister said.
Six people were executed by Daesh for attempting to flee the Iraqi province of Kirkuk. (AFP/File)
11:24 GMT
Daesh militants executed six people who attempted to flee the group in the northern Iraqi province of Kirkuk.
Israeli authorities neither confirmed nor denied carrying out the attack. (AFP/File)
11:11 GMT
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an Israeli airstrike on the Syrian side of the ceasefire line in the Golan Heights killed five pro-regime forces on Wednesda
The landmark visit by Laurent Fabius was the first by a French foreign minister in 12 years. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius visited Iran for talks Wednesday to discuss trade deals with President Hassan Rouhani and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Some 1,650 suspects are believed to have links to Daesh. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Saudi security forces arrested a further 44 terror suspects in the kingdom, bringing the total number to 4,350 from 42 nationalities.
A group of villagers travel through flooded areas by boat near Multan, July 27, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:18 GMT
At least 81 people were killed and thousands others displaced in Pakistan as heavy flooding continues across the country.
Syrian rebels launched a wide-scale military operation against Assad's army in Hama province. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
Syrian rebels pushed further into the Assad stronghold of Hama province bordering Latakia, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Israel announced plans to construct a further 1,065 settlement units in the occupied West Bank. (AFP/File)
07:42 GMT
Germany's foreign ministry criticized Israel for approving further construction of illegal settlement units in the occupied West Bank.
Saif-al Islam was sentenced to death for committing war crimes during the 2011 uprising. (AFP/File)
07:34 GMT
The UN and lawmakers from various human rights groups condemned a Libyan court for handing down a death sentence to Colonel Gaddafi's son Saif-al Islam.
John Kerry said the objective was to "prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon." (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
US Secretary of State John Kerry defended the Iran nuclear deal amid criticism Tuesday at a House Foreign Affairs Committee meeting.
Davis said he has "been brainwashed" by online propaganda videos posted by extremist groups. (YouTube)
06:00 GMT
A US man who said he was “ready for jihad” before buying a one-way ticket overseas to join Daesh militants was sentenced to prison on Tuesday.
Mourners in Yemen bury the bodies of Houthi fighters killed in a car bomb attack at a funeral on July 22, 2015. (AFP/FIle)
05:00 GMT
The World Health Organization (WHO) says nearly 4,000 people have been killed in Yemen since Saudi Arabia launched its airstrikes inside the country in late March.

July 28, 2015

An image from al-Manar news shows the first moments of an explosion as Hezbollah destroys a tunnel used by opposition forces. (Twitter)
18:16 GMT
At least 20 militants were killed in clashes Tuesday with Hezbollah and the Syrian army.
Jordanian security forces (AFP/File)
17:57 GMT
Twelve Jordanians on Tuesday were sentenced to prison terms of up to 15 years for their involvement in recruiting members for the Hamas movement.
Kurds in Turkey hold up Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government's banners. (AFP/File)
16:13 GMT
Turkey says an army sergeant has been killed in an attack near the country’s border with Iraq.
Pro-government loyalists recaptured Aden airport from rebels last week. (AFP/File)
15:07 GMT
Saudi-led coalition warplanes resumed airstrikes on Yemen rebels on Tuesday, marking the complete failure of a unilaterally declared humanitarian truce.
Those killed and injured in the fire were transferred to five different hospitals in Greater Cairo. (AFP/File)
14:36 GMT
A fire at a furniture factory in Egypt left 25 dead on Wednesday, the health ministry spokesman said.
Interior Minister Mohamed Hassad said around 300 Moroccan nationals have been killed in the past two years. (AFP/File)
14:07 GMT
Interior Minister Mohamed Hassad said around 300 Moroccan nationals have been killed in the past two years.
More than 1,800 migrants have been rescued off the coast of Italy and 13 bodies recovered. (AFP/File)
13:13 GMT
More than 1,800 migrants have been rescued off the coast of Italy and 13 bodies recovered.
A member of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) mans a mounted machine gun in the al-Nashwa neighborhood in the northeastern Syrian province of Hasakah on July 26, 2015. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
13:01 GMT
Syrian government forces and Kurdish fighters have pushed Daesh militants from the northeastern city of Hasakah, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
An Iraqi fighter from the Shiite Muslim Al-Abbas popular mobilisation unit looks out through the window of a plane during an air combat training session in the holy city of Karbala. (AFP/Mohammed Sawaf)
11:57 GMT
An Iraqi fighter from the Shiite Muslim Al-Abbas popular mobilisation unit looks out through the window of a plane during an air combat training session in the holy city of Karbala. (AFP/Mohammed Sawaf)
Vendors salvage goods in the rubble after a Saudi-led coalition airstrike hits their shops in Sanaa. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
11:37 GMT
The monitor called for a UN investigation into all parties' actions in Yemen.
A Palestinian man is arrested by Israeli police following clashes at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, July 26, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:19 GMT
Senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said 15 Arab League envoys will hold a meeting in Cairo next month over Israeli aggression in the Al-Aqsa compound.
Saif al-Islam who is currently being held in the town of Zitan was sentenced to death in absentia by a Libyan court. (AFP/File)
10:27 GMT
Saif al-Islam, the son of Libya's slain former leader Colonel Gaddafi was sentenced to death in absentia for committing war crimes during the country's unrest.
Egyptian police killed two men suspected of involvement in violence, state news agency MENA said late Monday. (AFP/File)
09:47 GMT
Egyptian police killed two men suspected of involvement in violence, state news agency MENA said late Monday.
Relatives of Palestinian teen Mohammad Abu Latifa mourn during his funeral in Qalandia refugee camp beside Ramallah, July 27, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:26 GMT
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas condemned Israel Monday for killing an unarmed 18-year-old Palestinian teen.
The increase brings yearly aid from Saudi to the PA to $60 million. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
Saudi's government announced increasing financial aid to the Palestinian Authority budget to $20 million.
Bahraini police stand near the site of a bomb blast in a village south of Manama, on Dec. 9, 2014. (AFP/Mohammed al-Shaikh)
08:49 GMT
A bomb in the Shiite village of Sitra killed two Bahraini police officers and injured six, the interior ministry said Tuesday.
Turkish authorities said they believed the PKK was behind the attack. (AFP/File)
08:01 GMT
An explosion hit a natural gas pipeline in Turkey's eastern province of Agri, some 15 kilometres away from Iran.
PKK fighters stand at a checkpoint during a military operation against Daesh in the Iraqi town of Makhmur, August 21, 2014. (AFP/File)
07:43 GMT
The Kurdish population has been constantly overlooked throughout history. When Turkey announced targeting the PKK as well as Daesh this week with new airstrikes, it's not anything new.
Hundreds of Israeli police Tuesday morning stormed illegally constructed buildings in the West Bank settlement of Beit El. (AFP/File)
07:21 GMT
Hundreds of Israeli police special forces early Tuesday morning stormed illegally constructed buildings in a West Bank settlement.
Ban Ki-moon said he was concerned a deadly conflict would occur between Turkey and the PKK. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
UK chief Ban Ki-moon said he was "concerned" amid heightened tensions between Turkey and the PKK.
A Kurdish man leans on his motorbike while smoke rises from the Syrian border town of Kobani in the background. (AFP/File)
06:18 GMT
American and Turkish authorities said they were working on establishing a safe zone between Turkey and Syria in order to secure stability in the area.
Daesh militants seized the city from the Syrian army in May. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Syrian troops and volunteer forces have liberated some key positions around the central Syrian city of Palmyra, killing scores of Daesh militants in the area.
Beirut officials have been attempting to secure temporary landfills across Lebanon to dispose of the capital's trash. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Industry Minister Hussein Hajj Hasan said he will propose a permanent solution to Lebanon’s waste management crisis at a meeting Monday night with the premier and other ministers.

July 27, 2015

Security forces transport with a blanket the remains of some of the eleven victims of a double blast in the northern Cameroonian city of Maroua on July 22, 2015. (AFP/File)
19:29 GMT
Boko Haram fighters from Nigeria beheaded three villagers during a weekend raid in Cameroon.
Yemeni vendors search for salvageable items after a Saudi-led airstrike in Sanaa on July 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT
Saudi-led coalition warplanes Monday accidentally targeted pro-government positions in southern Yemen, killing 12 people on the first day of a humanitarian truce.
GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is under fire for comparing the Iran nuclear agreement with the Holocaust. (AFP/File)
15:35 GMT
US President Barack Obama on Monday condemned rhetoric about the Iran deal from leading members of the Republican party, including GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee, who has drawn criticism for comparing the accord to the Holocaust.
Security forces have rounded up 30 members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, bringing the total number of group members to 119. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
Security forces have rounded up 30 members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, bringing the total number of group members to 119.
Success in Zabadani would be a capstone to territorial gains made by Hezbollah in the Qalamoun region. (Twitter)
14:11 GMT
Hezbollah and the Syrian army tightened the screws on militants holed up in the center of the embattled border town of Zabadani over the weekend.
Kurdish forces position themselves inside a classroom on July 16, 2015. (AFP/File)
13:08 GMT
Syrian government troops and Kurdish forces advanced Sunday against Daesh fighters in the northeastern city of Hasakah.
Twenty Palestinians were killed when a UN school was shelled during last year's war in Gaza. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
Two IDF officers are under investigation for their roles in shelling a UN school in Gaza where some 20 Palestinians were killed during the war last year.
YPG fighters are currently fighting Daesh militants in Syria. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Fighters from the Kurdish People's Protection Unit (YPG) accused Turkish forces of targeting their positions instead of Daesh in Syria.
Supporters of the Houthi movement rally in the capital, Sanaa, and perform the traditional Baraa dance on July 24, 2015. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
11:53 GMT
Residents and Saudi media said Yemen's Houthi rebels have continued clashes in the north and south despite the ceasefire agreement.
Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani urged both the Turkish government and the PKK to find a peaceful solution. (AFP/File)
11:11 GMT
Masoud Barzani called for peace between the Turkish government and the PKK, urging both sides to go back to the negotiating table.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the YPG took over Daesh-held Sarrin, a strategic town near Kobani. (YouTube)
10:55 GMT
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the YPG took over Daesh-held Sarrin, a strategic town near Kobani.
Two groups attending the wedding broke into a gun battle, according to AP. (AFP/File)
10:39 GMT
A gunfight during a wedding ceremony in Afghanistan's Baghlan province left 21 people dead and ten others wounded.
Prosecutors ordered the detention of the 20-year-old captain on Monday after the man turned himself in. (AFP/File)
10:37 GMT
Prosecutors ordered the detention of the 20-year-old captain on Monday after the man turned himself in.
 A Jordanian soldier stands guard in his tank at the Jordan-Syrian border near Mafraq. (AFP/File)
09:59 GMT
Jordanian Border Guards arrested three infiltrators who were attempting to cross into Syrian territories from the kingdom.
Eleven of the suspects arrested in Ankara were foreigners, a local police source said. (AFP/File)
09:26 GMT
Turkish police Monday arrested 15 people believed to be affiliated with Daesh in the country's capital, Ankara.
Israeli police guard a group of right-wing settlers leaving the Al-Aqsa compound, July 26, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
Jordanian authorities condemned Israeli forces for raiding the Al-Asqa Mosque after Jewish right-wing settlers were allowed to enter the compound.
Women in the Middle East face a long list of gender stereotypes. (AFP/File)
08:02 GMT
Women face a long list of gender stereotypes.
A Turkish soldier watches smoke rise from the border Syrian town of Kobani, June 27, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
NATO ambassadors are due to meet Tuesday in Turkey to discuss Ankara's military operation against Daesh and PKK targets.
The 18-year-old teen was shot and killed while struggling to escape from Israeli soldiers. (AFP/File)
07:26 GMT
Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian teen after raiding the Qalandia refugee camp Monday near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.
A Kurdish man close to the Turkish-Syrian border sees smoke rise from the Syrian town of Kobani in October 2014. (AFP/Arris Messinis)
07:13 GMT
The US released a statement over the weekend condemning the Kurdish group and supporting its NATO ally.
PKK targets were hit in the northern Iraqi area of Hakuk on Sunday. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Turkish fighter jets hit Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) positions Sunday in northern Iraq, security sources confirmed.
Workers unload bags of food from a UN's World Food Programme ship docked in Yemen's port city of Aden on July 21, 2015 after four months of fierce fighting between rebels and loyalist fighters. (AFP/File)
06:43 GMT
Another five-day humanitarian truce went into effect early on Monday.
A Palestinian woman is arrested after Israeli forces allowed right-wing settlers to storm the Al-Aqsa compound, limiting access for Muslim worshipers, July 26, 2015. (AFP/File)
06:24 GMT
Israeli soldiers injured 19 Palestinian mosque guards during clashes in the Al-Aqsa Mosque after right-wing settlers stormed the compound.
The talks comes as reports circulate of Abbas' planned resignation in two months' time. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Interior Minister Silvan Shalom held talks with senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat in Amman in recent days.
Iraqi counter-terrorism forces participate in a training exercise in Baghdad . (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Iran offered Iraq an 'open check' to help them battle Daesh, the Iraqi Ambassador has been reported as saying.

July 26, 2015

Left-wing militants try to protect themselves as Turkish anti-riot police fires water cannon to disperse a demonstration in Istanbul's Gazi district, on July 26, 2015. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
19:12 GMT
Protesters in Turkey have held fresh rallies in the two major cities of Istanbul and Ankara, venting their anger at the government for its bombing campaign against Daesh positions in Syria and those of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Iraq.
Palestinian refugee schoolchildren ride on playground equipment in Gaza. (AFP/File)
18:46 GMT
Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Jordan on Sunday staged protests against the decision of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) to cut its services to the Palestinian population.
An eyewitness said the shell struck the house after clashes between security forces and militants. (AFP/File)
17:49 GMT
A woman was killed and two children were injured when their house in North Sinai was hit by a shell from an unknown source on Sunday.
Yemeni supporters of the Shiite Houthi movement ride in the back of a truck during a rally in the capital Sanaa on July 24, 2015. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
16:13 GMT
Forces loyal to exiled president Abed Rabbou Mansour Hadi advanced on retreating rebels in the northern outskirts of Aden Sunday ahead of a humanitarian truce declared by the Saudi-led coalition.
“Every inch of Syria is precious,” Assad told local dignitaries in Damascus, at the same time acknowledging losses within the country. (AFP/File)
15:06 GMT
In his first public address in a year, embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday reiterated his commitment to winning the country’s bloody civil war.
A cargo ship collided with a party boat in the Nile on Wednesday, killing 36 people. (AFP/File)
14:53 GMT
A cargo ship collided with a party boat in the Nile on Wednesday, killing 36 people.
Aleppo has been the scene of heavy clashes between government and opposition forces. (AFP/FIle)
13:57 GMT
A rocket fired from opposition positions in Syria targeted a government-held area in Aleppo killed five children, including four brothers.
The curfew was applied in October 2014 and has been renewed several times. (AFP/File)
11:28 GMT
The curfew was applied in October 2014 and has been renewed several times.
A large group of Yemeni men look through rubble following a Saudi coalition airstrike in the capital, Sanaa, July 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:26 GMT
Saudi warplanes carried out airstrikes against Houthi targets in Sanaa, killing at least 120 people despite declaring a five-day ceasefire.
Pakistani security officials stand guard outside the US diplomatic mission in Karachi, Pakistan on May 3, 2011. (AFP/File)
11:11 GMT
An employee of the US Embassy was shot dead in his home Sunday morning.
A Yemeni supporter of the separatist Southern movement stands on a tank firing during clashes with Houthis in Aden. (AFP/File)
10:34 GMT
Yemeni forces allied with Saudi Arabia claimed it captured the senior commander on its Twitter account Saturday.
David Cameron warned against the growing militant threat in Libya. (AFP/File)
10:23 GMT
British Prime Minister David Cameron warned of the growing Daesh threat in Libya and said the UK could consider military intervention in the country.
A picture taken with an underwater camera shows Egypt's divers Maha Abdelsalam Gouda and Mohab Elkordy competing in the 10m platform synchronised mixed final diving event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan. (AFP/Francois Xavier Marit)
10:17 GMT
A picture taken with an underwater camera shows Egypt's divers Maha Abdelsalam Gouda and Mohab Elkordy competing in the 10m platform synchronised mixed final diving event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan. (AFP/Francois Xavier Marit)
A total of 371 suspects have been detained across Turkey in a nationwide crackdown against the PKK. (AFP/Adem Altan)
10:16 GMT
A total of 371 suspects have been detained across Turkey in a nationwide crackdown against the PKK.
If convicted, Adam Brookman could face up to ten years in jail for allegedly joining Daesh. (AFP/File)
10:05 GMT
An Australian citizen was charged with terrorism offenses for reportedly joining Daesh while volunteering as a nurse in Syria.
Egypt's government declared a state of emergency in the North Sinai last year following a militant attack, which killed 31 soldiers. (AFP/File)
09:47 GMT
A roadside bomb in Egypt's volatile North Sinai injured 18 soldiers Sunday, security officials said.
Orthodox Jewish women and men pray during the annual Tisha B'Av (Ninth of Av) fasting and a memorial day, commemorating the destruction of ancient Jerusalem temples some 2,000 years ago, at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on July 26, 2015. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
09:24 GMT
Israeli police on Sunday entered al-Aqsa Mosque to detain Palestinian suspects after a riot.
One Caliph to bind them all? The comparison between The Lord of the Rings and Daesh is uncanny. (AFP/File)
09:10 GMT
It might seem far off, but a perfect analogy of Daesh could be the famous Lord of the Rings series and what's more, these books could hold the answer in how to stop the militant group.
The 26-year-old Brit appeared in many Daesh propaganda videos last year. (AFP/File)
08:47 GMT
Self-styled executioner Mohammed Emwazi also known as "Jihadi John" reportedly fled Daesh territory in Syria, according to a British tabloid newspaper.
At least 13 people were killed and dozens others injured after two militants targeted a crowded pool in the Iraqi town of Tuz Khurmatu. (AFP/File)
07:42 GMT
Thirteen people were killed after two militants detonated explosives at a crowded swimming pool in Iraq's Salahuddin province.
Turkish police officers in Ankara clash with demonstrators during a protest condemning a suicide bombing that killed 32 activists on July 20 in the Turkish border town of Suruc, on July 25, 2015. (AFP/Adem Altan)
07:16 GMT
Two Turkish soldiers were killed and four injured after a car bomb targeted their convoy in a Kurdish area.
The children are believed to have been transferred to camps for "ideological" training, according to a Kurdish official. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Daesh militants abducted some 180 children in the group's stronghold of Mosul in Iraq, a Kurdish official said.
Far-right protesters from German party NPD shout racist slogans at refugees arriving in buses to Dresden, July 24, 2015. (AFP/File)
06:24 GMT
Neo-Nazis in the German city of Dresden staged a violent protest against hundreds of asylum seekers arriving to a tent area in buses.
Turkey's letter noted that 258 Turkish nationals have died in attacks coming from Syria since the conflict started in 2011. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Al Bawaba/File)
04:49 GMT
Turkey told the United Nations on Friday that it had started conducting air strikes on Daesh militant group in exercise of its rights of self-defense as defined by the Article 51 of the U.N. Charter, which allows countries to engage in self-defense against an armed attack.

July 25, 2015

Thirty-eight people were killed in an attack by Daesh-affiliated militants on Tunisian beach last month. (Al Bawaba/File)
16:19 GMT
Tunisia’s parliament has approved a new anti-terrorism law in a bid to counter a growing wave of terrorism in the African country, which saw two fatal terror attacks claimed by Daesh earlier this year.
A Saudi-led coalition began an air campaign against the Houthis in Yemen in March. (Al Bawaba/File)
15:08 GMT
A Saturday statement said that the humanitarian ceasefire will take effect from Sunday evening at 11:59 pm Yemen’s local time and will last for five days.
Women and children were among the 45 killed in the attacks. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Al Bawaba/File)
14:36 GMT
At least 45 civilians, including a number of women and children, were killed on Friday when the Syrian regime attacked opposition-held positions across the war-torn country, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights.
Talal al-Urduni was known to have had tense relations with Islamists in the camp, especially with Fatah al-Islam. (AFP/File)
13:07 GMT
A Fatah official in the southern Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh in Lebanon was assassinated Saturday by unidentified gunmen.
A protestor in Istanbul readies a Molotov cocktail during clashes at a demonstration against Kurdish militants on July 25, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:58 GMT
Turkish authorities on Saturday banned a Kurdish-organized “peace march” against Daesh scheduled to take place in Istanbul this weekend, citing security risks and traffic congestion as the reasons.
Relatives and onlookers gather on the bank of the Nile on July 23, 2015, north of the Egyptian capital Cairo, as the wreckage of a boat is pulled out of the water. (AFP/File)
10:57 GMT
The driver of the Nile boat is the only one to blame for the collision that caused the death of 33 people, an Egyptian official said on Friday.
An estimated 7,000 Palestinian refugees remain in Yarmouk refugee camp, out of direct reach of UN humanitarian aid organizations. (AFP/File)
09:34 GMT
The United Nations removed the Palestinian Yarmouk refugee camp from a list of besieged areas in Syria despite not having direct access to the camp for five months.