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Sunni volunteers in the mainly Shiite Popular Mobilization forces take part in training exercises on May 8, 2015.  (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
20:02 GMT
A spokesman for Popular Mobilization, a Shiite militia, announced Iraqi forces plan to launch Ramadi offensive in upcoming days to retake the city from Daesh.
A market in Gaziantep, Turkey displays embroidered images of US-based Turkish preacher Fethullah Gulen (left) and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (right).  (AFP/Ozan Kose)
18:59 GMT
Turkish authorities on Friday arrested 43 suspected supporters of US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen ahead of June 7 legislative elections.
Locals examine the damage to Imam Ali mosque in Qatif, Saudi Arabia following a Friday suicide bomb attack that left at least 15 dead.  (AFP/File)
17:32 GMT
In an online statement, Daesh militants claimed Friday's deadly suicide bombing attack on a Shiite mosque in Qatif. At least 15 were killed, sources say.
Women pray in a church in Syria. A Syriac Catholic priest was kidnapped along with a companion near Qaryatayn, in Homs governorate, says an NGO. (AFP/Louai Beshara)
17:09 GMT
A Syriac Catholic priest was kidnapped along with a companion near Qaryatayn, in Homs governorate, says an NGO.
People place candles outside Tunis' National Bardo Museum after an attacked that claimed 22 lives.  (AFP/Fadel Senna)
16:01 GMT
Moroccan migrant Abdelmajid Touil, arrested for alleged involvement in Bardo museum attack, maintained his innocence Friday during his first hearing in Milan.
People inspect damage following a string of Daesh-claimed attacks in March on Shiite mosques in Yemen's capital Sanaa. Friday's attack injured 13, say security sources.  (AFP/File)
14:49 GMT
Security sources say the bombs were planted before Friday prayers, two of the 13 people are in critical condition.
A Yemeni man observes the damage following a Saudi-led coalition airstrike near Sanaa's airport.  (AFP/File)
13:51 GMT
Friday morning airstrikes targeted Houthi positions around Yemen's capital, residents say.
At least 30 people were injured during the attack in Qatif province. (AFP/File)
12:15 GMT
At least 15 people are believed to have been killed by a suicide bomber after explosives were detonated at a Shia mosque during Friday prayers in Saudi Arabia.
US fighter jets have been carrying out airstrikes against Daesh positions in Syria for over eight months. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Pentagon officials admitted killing civilians during the US-led coalition's air campaign against Daesh militants in Syria.
The 16-year-old was stopped from leaving the UK by counter-terror officers after an undercover investigation by the Daily Mail. (AFP/File)
11:54 GMT
British police prevented a 16-year-old from leaving London to join Daesh militants in Syria following an undercover investigation by the Daily Mail.
The 27-year-old is believed to have been killed while fighting in Palmyra. (AFP/File)
10:38 GMT
A Daesh militant from Palestine was killed fighting in the Syrian city of Palmyra. The 27-year-old is believed to have joined the terrorist group five months ago.
Doctors and medical staff treat wounded Yemenis at Al-Sadaqa hospital in the port city of Aden, May 21, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Houthi rebels in Yemen demanded an end to Saudi airstrikes as a condition to participate in UN-brokered peace talks.
Medical staff treat a wounded Palestinian boy who was hit by an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
A ten-year-old Palestinian minor was shot and critically injured after Israeli soldiers opened fire on the child in northeast Jerusalem.
An American soldier stands guard at the Taji base complex, which hosts Iraqi and US troops. (AFP/Ali al-Saadi)
06:00 GMT
A British national was convicted on Thursday of killing a US soldier in a roadside bombing in September 2007.
There has been criticism of some agencies not responding to the scale of the crisis. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has said that the Boko Haram conflict has caused a grave crisis, with more funding for victims needed.
An image made available by the extremist Twitter account al-Baraka news, showing Daesh militants on a newly cut road through the Syrian-Iraqi border between the Iraqi Nineveh province and the Syrian town of al-Hasakah. (AFP/File)
00:25 GMT
Several officials confirmed Daesh has taken control of the border crossing in the Homs province.

May 21, 2015

Daesh has stepped up its campaign in Ramadi since last Sunday. (AFP)
19:41 GMT
Reports indicate that over 40,000 people have escaped Daesh in Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province in Iraq.
At least four of the people were beheaded. (AFP/File)
19:03 GMT
At least 17 people have been executed in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, AFP has reported. Four of them are thought to have been beheaded.
Daesh is urging attacks on judges in retaliation for the recent execution of six militants who were active in Sinai. (AFP/File)
17:47 GMT
Daesh is urging its followers in Egypt to attack judges and court officials for cracking down on militants in the Sinai Peninsula.
One of the men had been previously arrested for smuggling rockets. (AFP/File)
16:42 GMT
Three people have been arrested in Lebanon, accused of financing armed groups in Syria, according to the Lebanese Army.
Three people were also injured in the attacks. (AFP)
15:50 GMT
Two mortar attacks close to Russian's embassy in the Syrian capital of Damascus have left at least one person dead.
Daesh is present in 10 of Syria's 14 provinces. (AFP/File)
15:18 GMT
Daesh is now in control of half of Syria, according to the monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
A Yemeni man stands on a trailer pulled by a camel as he transports food items in the southern conflict ridden city of Aden where Shiite Huthi rebels are battling forces loyal to Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh on May 20, 2015. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)
14:30 GMT
The funds will go to EU’s the International Committee of the Red Cross, which will help provide food, water, medical supplies and other essential aid to Yemen.
The attack took place at a checkpoint close to the Libyan port city of Misrata. (AFP/File)
13:28 GMT
Two people have been killed after a suicide bomber blew himself up in a car at a checkpoint close to the Libyan port city of Misrata, Reuters has reported.
A Yemeni man walks amidst the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi-led air strike on a residential area last month, in the capital Sanaa, on May 18, 2015. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
13:15 GMT
According to local officials, Saudi mortal shells hit a humanitarian aid office, killing five Ethiopian refugees.
A plane from Egypt and one from India arrived in Sanaa on Thursday. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
12:36 GMT
Some of the thousands of Yemenis stranded abroad have returned to their home country as peace talks are announced for the end of May.
A Rohingya girl from Myanmar holds her younger sibling at a newly set up confinement area at Bayeun, Aceh province on May 21, 2015 after more than 400 Rohingya migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh were rescued by Indonesian fishermen off the waters of the province on May 20. (AFP/Romeo Gacad)
12:10 GMT
While Burma's Rohingya Muslims are lost at sea, pushed out of Burma in an apparent genocide, Aung San Suu Kyi remains silent on the issue.
Bahraini protesters take part in a demonstration against the arrest of Sheikh Ali Salman (portrait), head of the Shiite opposition movement al-Wefaq, on May 19, 2015 in Salman's home village of Bilad al-Qadeem, on the outskirts of the capital Manama, on the eve of a new hearing in the trial of the opposition leader charged with trying to overthrow the regime. (AFP/Mohammed al-Shaikh)
11:56 GMT
Bahrainis relaunched a campaign for the release of Sheikh Ali Salman by taking to the streets to demand justice for the imprisoned opposition leader.
A Hezbollah fighter looks over a hill in the Qalamoun region, May 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:29 GMT
Lebanese security forces shelled militant positions on the border with Syria Thursday in a bid to thwart terrorist attacks.
Egyptians wait sitting at the main administration centre for the body that combats illegal migration in Tripoli before being transported in buses to the Tunisian border. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
11:07 GMT
Egyptians wait sitting at the main administration centre for the body that combats illegal migration in Tripoli before being transported in buses to the Tunisian border. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
Israeli police surround the body of Abu Dheim who was shot dead after an alleged car attack, May 21, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:07 GMT
The family of a Palestinian man who was shot dead by Israeli police officers for allegedly ramming his car at a checkpoint denied he tried to run over the border guards.
Kazakh Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrisov. (AFP/File)
10:41 GMT
Kazakh Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrisov announced that Syrian opposition groups will be meeting in the capital city of Astana.
The Sinai-based Ansar is Egypt's most notorious militant group; it claimed responsibility for the majority of militant attacks carried out in the Sinai Peninsula since July 2013. (AFP/File)
09:52 GMT
Clashes broke out in the city of al-Arish, located in the northern Sinai.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (R) confers with Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki (L) at the presidential palace Mariflores in Caracas on May 20, 2015.(AFP/PRESIDENCIA)
09:23 GMT
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro met with Palestinian Authority (PA) Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki in Caracas to sign a bilateral trade cooperation agreement.
Robert Doggart, 63, faces five-years in prison if convicted, outraging Muslim communities across the US. (Twitter)
08:58 GMT
The FBI arrested a Christian terrorist who planned to bomb a 100-strong Muslim community in America.
A general view taken on May 18, 2015 shows the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, a day after Daesh militants fired rockets into the city, killing several people. (AFP/File)
08:51 GMT
After taking control of most of Palmyra, Daesh now controls more than a half of Syria, reports activists.
A screenshot shows a Daesh militant holding up a black flag in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, May 18, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:35 GMT
French authorities confirmed Wednesday they would hold a meeting with the international community on how to stop Daesh militants in Iraq and Syria.
Supporters of Yemen's Houthi movement attend a rally in Sanaa, May 18, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:12 GMT
Shia Houthis in Yemen said they would back UN-hosted peace talks while Saudi-led forces continue to strike the country.
An image grab taken from a video allegedly shows Daesh fighters in a street of Ramadi, the Iraqi capital of Anbar province. (AFP/AAMAQ NEWS AGENCY)
08:08 GMT
Major General Hadi al-Rzayej will replace Kadhim al-Fahdawi after his security forces failed to rid Ramadi of Daesh.
A bomb placed by Bashar al-Assad's army detonates in the Syrian city of Aleppo, May 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:33 GMT
Over a dozen suspected Nusra Front militants were killed by a coalition airstrike in the Syrian city of Aleppo Wednesday.
Palestinians claimed Israeli settlers threw the Molotov cocktails. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
07:14 GMT
Israeli forces closed the entrance to a Nablus village following a protest which led to a Molotov cocktail being thrown.
Six of the accused militants are believed to have attempted to enter Syria through Turkey. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Canadian security forces arrested ten militants who reportedly attempted to leave the country to join Islamists in Syria.
Details of the arms deal were reviewed and approved by the Pentagon this week. (AFP/File)
06:30 GMT
The Pentagon could approve a $1.9 billion arms sale to Israel to buy Hellfire missles, glide bombs and bunker buster bombs.
Iran's Volleyball Federation announced "efforts" to allow female fans to take part in volleyball matches.
06:00 GMT
Iran's Volleyball Federation announced "efforts" to allow female fans to take part in volleyball matches.
Hezbollah fighters and the Syrian government seized control of a number of strategic hilltop positions Wednesday. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Hezbollah fighters and the Syrian government seized control of a number of strategic hilltop positions Wednesday.

May 20, 2015

Daesh has taken nearly full control of Syria's northeastern ancient city after heavy clashes with regime forces. (AFP/File)
20:30 GMT
Daesh has taken nearly full control of Syria's northeastern ancient city after heavy clashes with regime forces.
The meeting started in the Austrian capital city Wednesday. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
19:26 GMT
The meeting started in the Austrian capital city Wednesday.
A gunman has shot at the mayor of Gursu district in the western province of Bursa, police said Wednesday. (AFP/File)
19:16 GMT
A gunman has shot at the mayor of Gursu district in the western province of Bursa, police said Wednesday.
The EU foreign policy chief said the European bloc was committed to supporting the Middle East peace process and establishing an independent Palestinian state. (AFP/File)
19:05 GMT
The EU foreign policy chief said the European bloc was committed to supporting the Middle East peace process and establishing an independent Palestinian state.
Osama bin Laden spent his final years penning love letters to one of his wives. (AFP/File)
18:49 GMT
Osama bin Laden spent his final years penning love letters to one of his wives.
Rival factions in Yemen will restart political consultations May 28 in Geneva. (AFP/File)
18:40 GMT
Rival factions in Yemen will restart political consultations May 28 in Geneva.
Touil Abdel Majid, 22, was arrested yesterday evening at his mother’s house in Gaggiano, near Milan. (Image: Polizia di Stato)
15:00 GMT
The Moroccan man is believed to have arrived in Italy on one of the many migrant boats crossing the Mediterranean.
Clashes on the Saudi border are occurring more frequently as the war in Yemen rages on. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
A Saudi border guard named Hassan Someili was killed in clashes with Yemen's Houthi fighters.
A Syrian army soldier fires artillery shells towards Islamic State (IS) group jihadists in northeastern Palmyra on May 17, 2015. (AFP/File)
13:24 GMT
Daesh engaged the regime in more heavy fighting near Palmyra on Wednesday, seizing a checkpoint after taking control of a security building.
A file photo of Algerian army soldiers. (AFP/File)
13:17 GMT
The Algerian army clashed with Islamist militants in what is considered to be one of the biggest security operations in recent years.
Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said Wednesday there was a temporary solution to the overcrowding of Lebanese prisons. (AFP/File)
12:37 GMT
Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said Wednesday there was a temporary solution to the overcrowding of Lebanese prisons.
A Syrian man carries a body after it was removed from the rubble of buildings following a reported barrel bomb attack by government forces on the Qadi Askar district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on May 20, 2015. (AFP/Zein al-Rifai)
11:55 GMT
A school was allegedly struck by two mortar shells. Most of the injured students are in critical condition.
The former US secretary of state admitted she made a mistake in voting for the American invasion of Iraq. (AFP/File)
11:20 GMT
Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton admitted she made a mistake by voting in favor of the 2003 invasion of Iraq by American forces.
Syrians stand in rubble after their neighborhood was bombed by Bashar al-Assad's army in Ain Tarma, east of Damascus, May 14, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:55 GMT
Rumors circulated for years that Bashar al-Assad was emptying Sunni areas and replacing them with Shia or Alawite supporters. Will the UN take notice?
People stand outside Israeli Ayalon prison in Ramle near Tel Aviv on 14 February 2013. (AFP/Jack Guez)
10:52 GMT
According to the Palestinian Prisoners and Former Prisoners Committee, Palestinian minors held in Israeli prisons are subjected to abuse and assault.
A Palestinian woman holds a scarf bearing the colors of the Palestinian flag as young Israeli nationalists gather outside Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's old city on May 17, 2015, to take part in the "flag march" to mark the 48th anniversary of the capture of Arab east Jerusalem in the Six Day War of 1967. (AFP/Jack Guez0
10:24 GMT
Following massive backlash from Israel's left wing, the proposed program for bus segregation has been suspended.
An Iraqi boy, whose family fled the city of Ramadi after it was seized by Islamic State (IS) group militants, carries a jerrycan of water at a camp housing displaced families in Bzeibez. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
09:55 GMT
An Iraqi boy, whose family fled the city of Ramadi after it was seized by Islamic State (IS) group militants, carries a jerrycan of water at a camp housing displaced families in Bzeibez. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
A man carring the body of a child walks amid the debris following a reported air strike by Syrian government forces in the rebel-held town of Saraqeb, southeast of Idlib, on May 16, 2015. (AFP/Amr Radwan al-Homsi)
09:30 GMT
Regime forces dropped a vacuum bomb killing 20 people and injuring 30 others on Tuesday.
The 30-year-old Palestinian man was shot on site after injuring two Israeli police officers. (AFP/File)
09:16 GMT
A Palestinian man was shot dead after ramming his vehicle into two Israeli police offices in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of A-Tur Wednesday.
Palestinians are routinely arrested by Israeli police for expressing their views. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
A Palestinian man was sentenced to eight months in prison by an Israeli court over social media activity.
Young Yemeni supporters of the Shiite Houthi movement hold weapons during a march in the capital Sanaa in protest to the Saudi-led military operations against positions held by them and their allies, on May 18, 2015. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
08:05 GMT
From March 26 until May 12 the number of registered injuries is twice as high as the death toll.
A Palestinian woman holds her national flag in front of Israeli policemen outside Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's old city on May 17, 2015, as she protests against the "flag march" attended by Israeli nationalists to mark the 48th anniversary of the capture of Arab east Jerusalem in the Six Day War of 1967. (AFP/Jack Guez)
07:30 GMT
Under a new 'pilot project', Palestinians in the West Bank who commute to Israel to work will not be allowed to use the same buses as Israelis and must enter and exit from the same border crossing.
Pakistani security forces stand guard during funeral processions for 45 Ismaili Muslims who were gunned down by Taliban militants, May 14, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:28 GMT
Pakistani security forces arrested four militants for their alleged involvement in last week's deadly bus attack, which killed 45 members of the Ismaili community.
Journalists and photojournalists hold banners as they demonstrate in front of the journalist’s syndicate in Cairo against repeated attacks on members of the press in Egypt on April 4, 2014. (AFP FILE PHOTO / MAHMOUD KHALED)
07:12 GMT
The Editor-in-Chief of al-Bayan newspaper was arrested yesterday on charges of publishing false news. He has since been released on bail pending the investigation.
US troops and 17 other nations participated in various training exercises in the Jordanian desert. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
The US along with 17 other nations participated in annual war games designed to "exchange military expertise" in the Jordanian desert.
A Yemeni woman walks through the rubble of houses destroyed by a Saudi airstrike from last month, May 18, 2015. (AFP/File)
06:30 GMT
Over half a million people in Yemen have been displaced by the ongoing conflict, a spokesperson for the UNHCR said Tuesday.
According to witnesses, Boko Haram militants fled village after the attack. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Seven women were abducting and one man was killed in the raid.
Egyptian police guard the constitutional court in Cairo. (Al Bawaba/File)
05:00 GMT
An Egyptian court on Tuesday postponed hearing a lawsuit calling to halt implementation of death sentences handed down against six people convicted of joining a "terrorist organization" – two days after the sentences were carried out.

May 19, 2015

Iraqi fighters from the Shiite Muslim Al-Abbas Popular Mobilization unit hold up their weapons in the area surrounding the village of Nukhayb in the embattled Anbar province west of the capital Baghdad, on May 19, 2015. (AFP/Mohammed Sawaf)
19:00 GMT
The president of Anbar Provincial Council, Sabah Karhoot, announced that the Popular Mobilization brigades and Iraqi forces control the areas od al-Sajariyah, al-Sufiyah, and areas near al-Mallab,
The US-led coalition is conducting an intense air campaign against Daesh in the northeast province of Hasakeh. (Al Bawaba/File)
18:45 GMT
Air strikes by a US-led coalition against the Islamic State group (ISIS, also known as Daesh) in northeastern Syria have killed around 170 jihadists in the past 48 hours, a monitoring group said Tuesday.
Egyptian police reportedly assault women in order to compel their husbands or fathers to confess to a crime. (Al Bawaba/File)
18:12 GMT
An international human rights group has accused Egyptian security forces of using sexual violence on a massive scale against anti-government detainees to “eliminate public protest.”
A file picture taken on September 13, 2010 shows new construction in the Jewish settlement of Givat Zeev in the West Bank, north of Jerusalem. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
17:30 GMT
Human Rights Watch criticized the decision to demolish the tents and houses of 340 residents in Khirbet Susya Village near the city of Hebron.
Attacks in the Sinai region of Egypt occur on a near daily basis. (AFP/File)
16:30 GMT
Two separate attacks occurred in the city of Sheikh Zuweid, located in the northern Sinai.
"Jordan does not accept that its ... support for the Syrian people and for a political solution be put in doubt," asserted Jordan's government spokesman Mohamed al-Momani. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
16:26 GMT
Jordan on Tuesday rejected Syrian accusations that "terrorists" were being given military training on its soil, insisting Amman favored a political solution to its neighbor's conflict.
Armed rebel fighters walk down a road in the northern Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughur, on April 25, 2015 (AFP/Ghaith Omran)
15:28 GMT
A coalition of rebel fighters seized the last standing regime military base in Idlib after ongoing clashes.
A team of Afghan firefighters work to put out a fire at the site of a suicide bombing in a parking lot in central Kabul on May 19, 2015. (AFP/Shah Marai)
15:08 GMT
At least five people were killed and more than 50 wounded in a suicide bomb attack in the parking lot outside the Afghan justice ministry, officials said Tuesday.
The Lebanese army shelled jihadi positions deep in the outskirts, which comprise an area of around 400 square kilometers. (AFP/File)
14:30 GMT
The Lebanese army shelled the border near Arsal Tuesday, as Daesh and Nusra clash nearby.
A Yemeni girl inspects a damaged car in a residential area that was destroyed by Saudi-led air strike last month, in the capital Sanaa, on May 18, 2015. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
13:30 GMT
Witnesses reported smoke rising from the son of President Saleh's house in southern Sanaa.
Deported from Libya for attempting illegal immigration, 194 Egyptian workers returned to the Cairo International Airport. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
Deported from Libya for attempting illegal immigration, 194 Egyptian workers returned to the Cairo International Airport.
A Palestinian boy flies a kite bearing the colors of the national flag during a protest to mark the 67th anniversary of the "Nakba" on May 15, 2015. (AFP/Musa Al Shaer)
12:30 GMT
The boy was taken to the hospital after being attacked near the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron Tuesday.
Israeli delegates reportedly met with Arab and EU diplomats in Jordan. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Diplomats from Sunni Arab countries held secret talks with Israeli officials in Jordan to discuss security issues in the region.
Yemeni children hold weapons during a Shia Houthi rally in the capital Sanaa, May 18, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:14 GMT
Saudi fighter jets pounded the Yemeni capital of Sanaa Tuesday for the first time since the five-day ceasefire between both countries expired.
An image grab taken from a video uploaded on May 18, 2015 allegedly shows a Daesh fighter hanging a flag of the group in a street of Ramadi, the Iraqi capital of Anbar province, a day after the city was captured. (AFP/Aamaq News Agency)
11:13 GMT
Iraqi forces have repelled an attack by Daesh on a town between two militant-controlled cities in the Anbar province, a tribal leader said Tuesday.
Family members of 27-year-old Farkhunda who was killed by a mob on March 19, attend a court hearing in Kabul, May 6, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:56 GMT
Eleven policemen were jailed for one year Tuesday after failing to intervene during the horrific killing of an Afghan woman by a mob.
Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi raises his hands from behind the defendant's cage as the judge reads out his verdict sentencing him and more than 100 other defendants to death at the police academy in Cairo on May 16, 2015. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
10:28 GMT
The US and UN expressed deep concern about the death sentences handed down in Egypt for more than 100 alleged Muslim Brotherhood supporters.
Iranian American Jason Rezaian, journalist for The Washington Post, will likely face trial next Tuesday in the Revolutionary Court. (AFP/File)
09:54 GMT
Iranian American Jason Rezaian, journalist for The Washington Post, will likely face trial next Tuesday in the Revolutionary Court.
A screenshot from a YouTube video shows Daesh militants in the Iraqi city of Anbar after the militant group seized the area, May 18, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:15 GMT
The fall of Ramadi to Daesh militants is probably the biggest loss for the Iraqi government since the terrorist group took over Mosul in June 2014. What will Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and the international community do next?
An Iraqi boy carries a jerrycan of water in a housing camp for displaced families from Ramadi, May 18, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:01 GMT
The UN warned of a looming humanitarian crisis as thousands of families fled the Iraqi city of Ramadi after Daesh militants raided and seized Ramadi's capital.
The EU's high representative for foreign affairs Federica Mogherini will meet both President Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on her two-day visit. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
The EU's top diplomat Frederica Mogherini said Monday she would travel to the Middle East in an attempt boost peace talks between Israel and Palestine.
Residents from the city of Ramadi flee their homes on May 16, 2015 as Daesh tightened their siege on the last government positions in the capital of Anbar province, a day after they seized the city's government headquarters. (AFP/Sabah Arar)
08:27 GMT
A group of 64 Iraqis were welcomed by Turkish troops after traveling through Syria for more than two weeks.
A Jordanian tank takes part in joint Jordan-US manoeuvres during the "Eager Lion" military exercises in Mudawwara, near the border with Saudi Arabia. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
07:55 GMT
A Jordanian tank takes part in joint Jordan-US manoeuvres during the "Eager Lion" military exercises in Mudawwara, near the border with Saudi Arabia.
A screenshot from a Daesh propaganda video shows a militant raising the black flag of the terrorist group in a Ramadi street, May 18, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:52 GMT
Thousands of Iraqis belonging to Shia militias arrived in Anbar Province for an assault against Daesh in Ramadi after the group seized hold of the province's capital.
A Palestinian woman cries after her olive trees were destroyed by Israeli settlers near Nablus, January 7, 2010. (AFP/File)
07:41 GMT
Up to 250 olive trees were destroyed by radical Israeli settlers Monday in the West Bank city of Hebron.
A young Iraqi girl stands with her family in Bzeibez after fleeing Daesh violence in Ramadi, May 18, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Hundreds of civilians have been killed by Daesh militants in the Iraqi city of Ramadi while 8,000 others were forced to flee their homes amid ongoing violence.
A displaced Yemeni child takes refuge in a school with her family after fleeing fighting from the southern Yemeni city of Taez May 18, 2015. (AFP/File)
06:30 GMT
UN chief Ban Ki-Moon expressed disappointment after a five-day humanitarian ceasefire between Yemen and Saudi Arabia was not extended.