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June 26, 2016

In a recent visit to Yerevan, Pope Francis directly condemned the Armenian Genocide, leading to a diplomatic spat with Turkey. (AFP/File)
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Pope Francis in a visit to Yerevan condemned the genocide as 'the first of the deplorable series of catastrophes of the past century.'
Egyptian women attend a lecture on female genital mutilation in Beni Suef. (Cris Bouroncle/AFP/Getty Images)
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The prosecutor brought charges against the mother and two doctors after an operation on a girl that led to her death last month.
UNHCR camp for Syrian refugees in Azraq, Jordan. (File photo)
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Some 60,000 Syrians are currently trapped in Rukban and the smaller Hadalat, makeshift camps in a barren slice of desert at the border between Syria and Jordan. Accounts from the settlements describe a lawless no man’s land where healthcare, food, and water are difficult to access. They are places ruled by violence and fear, threatened by disease and where relief is hard to find. With daytime temperatures topping 40 degrees, the fasting month of Ramadan, which started this week, will be particularly grueling.
Ultra-Orthodox Jew Yishai Shlissel, who was convicted of killing a 16-year-old Israeli girl during the Jerusalem Gay Pride parade last year, is escorted into court by police on June 26, 2016 in Jerusalem. (AFP/Gail Tibbon)
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During the contested march in 2015, Schlissel stabbed and killed 16-year-old Shira Banki and wounded six others
The Taliban and Daesh, prohibited in many countries including the United States and Russia, are in direct competition and conflicting with one another in Afghanistan, according to UN Secretary-General Special Representative Nicholas Haysom. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
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At least 18 civilians and security personnel were wounded in the fighting, said the governor, flanked by senior officials. He denied the militants had kidnapped women in Kot.
Would-be immigrants stand atop a border fence separating Morocco from the Spanish enclave of Melilla on May 1, 2014, following a morning assault on the border in an attempt to cross into Spain. (AFP/File)
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Only 30 people managed to make it over both fences and into Spanish territory.
Iraqis displaced from al-Buthiab area north of Ramadi sit on the side of a street after arriving at a makeshift camp on June 25, 2016. (AFP/Moadh al-Dulaimi)
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Lieutenant Gen. Abdul Wahab al-Saidi declared the battle for Fallujah over, adding that some 1,800 Daesh militants were killed in the operation.
A man sprays water to cool down Palestinian children gathering in front of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound before Friday prayers during Ramadan on June 24, 2016. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
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Clashes began after settlers were allowed into the complex during prayers.
The head of the Egyptian journalists union, Yahiya Kallash demonstrates with journalists outside the Journalist Syndicate headquarters in Cairo on May 4, 2016. (AFP/Mohamed el-Shahed)
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The court convened on Saturday for the trial of Journalist Syndicate Chief Yehia Qallash, Syndicate Secretary General Gamal Abdel Rahim and the Khaled al-Balshy, chief of the syndicate's freedoms committee.
Syrians evacuate a toddler from a destroyed building following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of al-Kalasa in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on April 28, 2016. (AFP/File)
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Al-Quriya town fell to Daesh extremist group in 2014.
Iraqi government forces flash the sign of victory on their tank on June 22, 2016, some 40 kilometers (25 miles) west of Qayyarah, during their operation to take the city and make it a launch pad for an assault on Mosul. (AFP/File)
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The commander of Iraq’s popular mobilization forces, Hadi al-Ameri, says the city of Fallujah is days away from being fully cleared from Daesh militants.
A file photo of Pope Francis. (AFP/Getty/Tiziana Fabi)
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In silent prayer, the pope laid a wreath and a yellow rose at the memorial before planting a tree nearby, ahead of a meeting with a dozen people whose relatives escaped the killings and were given shelter by Pope Benedict XV during World War I.
Belgium still grapples with the aftermath of the attacks in Brussels' busy metro system, which killed 32 people. (AFP/File)
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The Belgian police have arrested two people suspected of having links to extremist activities, as the country remains on high alert following the deadly attacks in the capital, Brussels, in March.
Rally held for Bilal Kayid. (PFLP)
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The ongoing hunger strikes erupted in protest of the administrative detention of Bilal Kayid.
Incendiary weapons or bombs are designed to cause fires in targeted areas. (AFP/File)
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Concerned were raised hours after an opposition group to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad claimed the bombs were used in Russian airstrikes that killed at least one dozen civilians in Allepo.

June 25, 2016

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a press conference in Ankara. (AFP/File)
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Erdogan stressed that Turkey has always given its due importance to the acceleration of Turkey's EU membership bid but the bloc has always been delaying the process.
A woman walks near a damaged car after shelling hit a protest rally in Benghazi on May 6, 2016. (AFP/File)
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A car bomb attack near a hospital in Libya’s coastal city of Benghazi has left four civilians dead and 14 more wounded, medical officials say.
No group has claimed responsibility for the downing of the plane. (Courtesy photo)
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The black boxes, which were retrieved earlier in June, are crucial for helping piece together the causes of the crash.
Part of Israel's precondition to normalize ties with Turkey is for the president to oust Hamas from the country and shut down an alleged command unit used by Hamas in Istanbul, Israeli media reported. (Anadolu Agency/Courtesy photo)
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Erdogan and Meshaal reportedly discussed strategies of easing humanitarian issues for Palestinians, specifically in Gaza, and ways to reconcile political differences between Hamas and Fatah.
Israeli authorities dramatically escalated a policy of withholding Palestinian bodies killed by Israeli forces since a wave of unrest erupted across the occupied Palestinian territory and Israel in October. (AFP/File)
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Participants in the sit-in raised posters emblazoned with the phrase: "We want the martyr--" with the name of each Palestinian and the date he was killed printed underneath.
A refugee looks at the “Jungle” camp for in Calais on June 24, 2016. (AFP/File)
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The mayor of France’s northern port city of Calais, which is hosting refugees waiting to cross into the UK, has called for camps to be moved to British soil in the aftermath of the country’s vote to leave the European Union.
Pope Francis on Friday denounced the mass killing of Armenians a century ago by Ottoman forces as "genocide". (AFP/File)
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The word "genocide" was absent from the prepared text that the Vatican had circulated in advance.
The US and UK are closely linked on international security issues. (Shutterstock)
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The US and UK defense ministers discussed the impact that the Brexit vote will have on European and international security.

June 24, 2016

An EgyptAir plane, similar to the one that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea in May. (AFP/File)
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Egyptian investigators are sending the EgyptAir Flight MS804 black boxes to France for repairs, since no information can be gathered in their current state.
Afghan police running a training drill. (AFP/File)
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Security forces clashed with Taliban militants in Ghor province.
Forces with the National Unity Government stand on a tank in Sirte, Libya, during a land-and-air campaign to retake the city from Daesh. (AFP/Stringer)
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National unity government forces launched a series of airstrikes against Daesh militants in their stronghold city of Sirte.
Turkish police are accused of being involved with a "parallel state." (AFP/File)
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Turkey detained 30 police officers suspected of supporting Fetullah Gulen and participating in the "parallel state".
Members of al-Qaeda of the Arab Peninsula. (AFP/File)
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Residents in southern Yemen report an increase in al-Qaeda activity, driving around with anti-aircraft weaponry.
Brexit: British PM David Cameron says he will resign by October. (AFP/File)
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The votes are in and the "Leave" campaign has won the Brexit referendum, with nearly 52 percent in favour of quitting the EU.
Six fire stations responded to the fire outbreak in Kuwait's Central Prison. (AFP/File)
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A prison fire in the drug-offenses section of the Central Prison wounded 47 inmates and guards, and killed at least one person.
An aid convoy prepared to leave for the besieged town of Daraya. (AFP/File)
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The Syrian town of Daraya was hit by barrel bombs the day after a UN aid airdrop.
The Italian coast guard apprehends a group of refugees off of the Libyan coast. (AFP/File)
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The Italian coast guard launched a massive rescue operation, saving 4,500 refugees from sinking rafts in the Mediterranean Sea.
Israeli soldiers examine a car at a checkpoint east of Nablus. (AFP/File)
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Multiple checkpoints and roads in Nablus were closed by Israeli forces following an alleged rock-throwing incident.
Supporters of the "Stronger In" Campaign react to the results of the EU referendum being announced at the Royal Festival Hall on June 24, 2016 in London. (AFP/Rob Stothard)
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British broadcasters are predicting that the UK will leave the EU as the "Brexit" votes are counted.

June 23, 2016

Milo Yiannopoulos is one of the most popular alt right personalities (Facebook)
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Al Bawaba spoke to some alt right supporters and analyzed media reports to determine the group’s true attitudes towards Muslims.
Residents in Beledweyne, Somalia, walk through the flood waters. (Twitter)
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The Turkish Red Crescent and Qatar Charity are teaming up on a $2.75 million USD project to aid Beledweyne, Somalia.
A car bomb outside a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan killed six soldiers on June 21, 2016 in a remote desert area where hundreds have been held for screening for suspected links to Daesh.  (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
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Jordanian government spokesman Mohammed Momani said that with the border area sealed, aid agencies would have to find another way to send food and water to the stranded refugees.
Tunisian soldiers on patrol near the Libyan border. (AFP/File)
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The Tunisian National Guard apprehended ten smugglers with 44,000 liters of smuggled fuel.
Fighters from Syria's Manbij military council sit on June 15, 2016 in the back of a pickup truck on the outskirts of the northern Syrian town of Manbij. (AFP/Souleiman)
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The Syrian Democratic Forces fought Daesh militants in the western district of Manbij on Thursday.
An aerial view of Yemen's al-Qaeda-held port city, Mukalla. (AFP/File)
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Two Daesh car bombs killed 13 Loyalist forces in the al-Qaeda-held port city of Mukalla.
President of the Palestinian National Authority Mahmoud Abbas addresses the media at the European Union Commission headquarters in Brussels on June 22, 2016. (AFP/Thierry Charlier)
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Abbas reportedly held separate meeting with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, with whom he brought up the latest developments in the occupied Palestinian territory and the French peace initiative which began earlier this month.
A guard tower is seen at Guantanamo Bay military prison. (AFP/John Moore)
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Abdel Malik Abdel Wahab al-Rahabi, held for 14 years without being charged of any crime, will be resettled in Montenegro.
Iraqi government forces gather next to their vehicles during an operation to retake the area from Daesh on June 15, 2016 in Fallujah's southern Shuhada neighbourhood (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
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Troops pressed ahead in the town of Qayyarah where its strategic location and an airfield there make it ideal for a final push to liberate Mosul, which serves as Daesh's de facto capital in Iraq.
Pope Francis drew the ire of Turkey last year when he said the massacres against the Armenians were "widely considered the first genocide of the 20th century." (AFP/File)
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Last year Pope Francis referred to the mass killings that began in 1915 as 'the first genocide of the 20th century.'
Jordanian police seen on patrol in Amman. (File photo)
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At least five protesters and three officers were injured as police deployed tear gas to disperse the crowd.
Egyptian protesters run for cover from tear gas fired by riot police during a Cairo demonstration, April 25, 2016. (AFP/Mohamed el-Shahed)
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“The practice of referring civilians to military prosecution and courts has increased massively since the issuance of law No. 136/2014,” said a member of the activist group ‘No to Military Trials for Civilians’, Sara El-Sherif.
Residents of Rukban camp have no access to clean drinking water. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
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Video footage from the Rukban camp shows refugees chanting, "We want water," while multiple residents of the camp said that they have started to drink polluted water, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday.
The controversial agreement between Cairo and Riyadh sparked widespread anger in Egypt, leading to several protests. (Twitter)
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On Wednesday a Cairo court annulled the agreement that transferred sovereignty of the islands to Saudi Arabia.
Palestinian mourners carry the body of Aref Jaradat, a 22-year old Palestinian during his funeral in Sair village east of the West Bank city of Hebron on June 20, 2016. (AFP/Hazem Bader)
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Mahmoud Raafat Badran was shot dead while heading back from the swimming pool with his friends.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, European Union Council President Donald Tusk and European Union Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker,  after the European Union Summit held at the EU Council building in Brussels, Friday March 18, 2016. (AFP/file)
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Earlier Wednesday, a senior official in Brussels said the European Union will start negotiations on a new chapter in Turkey's membership bid on June 30, as required in a migration deal struck with Ankara.
Humanitarian aid transported on board an air force Transall C-160 aircraft of the German armed forces at the Incirlik Airbase near Adana in Turkey on 15 August, 2014 (AFP/file)
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"Turkish officials do not currently approve of the travel plans," said German Defense Ministry spokesman Jens Flosdorff on Wednesday, adding that Ankara did not provide an explanation for the refusal.
Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam. (AFP/File)
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The Lebanese Prime Minister warned that the lack of government stability could cause widespread problems across the country.
An aerial view of the Zaatari refugee camp inside Jordan. (AFP/File)
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Kuwait's UNHCR office announced a partnership with Jordan to help register and monitor Syrian refugees within the country.
Taliban militants in Afghanistan. (AFP/File)
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Over 115 Taliban militants turned in their weapons and joined the peace process in Faryab province.
Bahraini demonstrators attend a protest against the revocation of the citizenship of top Bahraini Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim. (AFP/Mohammed Al-Shaikh)
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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon criticized Bahrain's treatment of Sheikh Isa Qassim and other Shia dissidents.

June 22, 2016

Displaced Iraqis, who fled the western city of Fallujah, carry bags of food donated by a non-government organization called Preemptive Love Coalition at a makeshift camp housing Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the city of al-Khalidiyah. (AFP/File)
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A senior Iraqi commander says nearly 2,500 Daesh fighters have been killed during a month-long offensive to recapture the strategic western city of Fallujah from the extremists.
A child walks through the rubble after an airstrike in Taiz, Yemen. (AFP/File)
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Mortar fire and clashes in central Yemen killed 13 people, including children, on Wednesday.
Refugees wait at all-Roqban makeshift camp, on the border with Syria, in 2015. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
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Jordan met with international delegations to reroute humanitarian aid through other channels after closing the border with Syria.
Syrian rebels lay claim to a patchwork of Sunni Arab neighborhoods dotted across the north, south and east of Aleppo. (AFP/file)
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According to a local media activist based in Aleppo, the villages of Kafr Hamra, Anadan and Hraytan had been struck by phosphorous bombs.
A protester sits in front of riot policemen during a demonstration on April 15, 2016 in central Cairo against a controversial deal to hand two islands in the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia. (AFP/Mohamed El-Shahed)
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Security forces arrested the protesters on April 15 at the Press Syndicate. They were charged with protesting without a license, disturbing public peace and inciting protest.
A PKK fighter at a training base in northern Iraq. (AFP/file)
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The gunfight broke out on a highway between Van and the Bitlis province when PKK fighters allegedly assaulted police with rocket launchers and long-barreled guns
Members of forces loyal to Libya's Islamist-backed parliament General National Congress prepare to launch attacks as they continue to fight Islamic State jihadists on the outskirts of Libya's western city of Sirte on March  (AFP Photo/Mahmud Turkia)
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Libyan forces were securing the “700” neighborhood, just south of central Sirte, and had also made ground to the west of the city center.
Jordan's King Abdullah II (C) listens to his Military Advisor and Chairman of the Joint Chief-of-Staff General Mishal Al Zaben (C-R) talking during an emergency meeting in the capital Amman after a car bomb on June 21, 2016. (Jordanian Royal Palace/AFP/Yousef Allan)
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The attack was the first of its kind on Jordan since the conflict in Syria began in 2011. However the country was once before united in grief after the murder of one of its military pilots after being captured by Daesh militants.
A Syrian man works at a bakery in the rebel-held town of Douma, east of the capital Damascus . (AFP/File)
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A Syrian man works at a bakery in the rebel-held town of Douma, east of the capital Damascus
Syrian President Bashar Assad. (AFP/file)
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Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has tasked the country's Electricity Minister Imad Khamis with forming a new government on Wednesday.
Saudi Arabia has so far refrained from commenting on the protests in Egypt surrounding the deal, as well as the court ruling that overturned it. (AFP/File)
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Saudi Arabia has also so far been silent on the public anger and protests in Egypt over the deal.
Afghanistan has seen an increase in Daesh activities, warns Iran.  (AFP/file)
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Iran's UN mission called attention to a report by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, which had found that armed conflict in Afghanistan currently stood at its highest level since 2001
A file photo of Taliban militants in Afghanistan. (AFP/File)
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Taliban hijacked a bus carrying 43 passengers and two trucks in the restive district on Tuesday morning.
People run as Turkish riot police uses rubber bullets and tear gas to a Gay Pride (AFP/Ozan Kose)
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The suspects were held in custody pending formal charges by an Istanbul court. There was no immediate comment from authorities.
In this photograph taken on November 3, 2015, Afghan Taliban fighters listen to Mullah Mohammad Rasool Akhund (unseen), the newly appointed leader of a breakaway faction of the Taliban, at Bakwah in the western province of Farah. (AFP/Javed Tanveer)
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A Taliban splinter faction has been fighting against the main Taliban group for the past year, following news in July that the Taliban's longterm leader, Mullah Omar, had died.
Forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed unity government fire from a tank in Sirte's centre towards Ouagadougou as they advance to recapture the city from Daesh on June 10, 2016. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
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Dozens others were injured when a rocket struck an armory in the Libyan capital.
Syrian rescuers search the rubble of a destroyed building following a reported Syrian government forces attack at the Tariq al-Bab neighborhood in the rebel-held area of Aleppo on June 20, 2016. (AFP/Thaer Mohammed)
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It comes days after Daesh attacked Russian and government forces, pushing them back from Raqqa.
Turkish fighter jets hit PKK targets Monday night. (AFP/file)
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The airstrikes in northern Iraq destroyed five PKK targets, including shelters, hideouts, and ammunition dumps.
Sheik Isa Qassim is accused of being in contact with enemies of Bahrain. (AFP/Mohammed al-Shaikh)
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General Sir Nicholas Houghton, Chief of Britain’s Defense Staff (CDS), arrived in Bahrain on Tuesday, only a day after the Bahraini regime stripped Sheikh Isa Qassim, the country’s top Shia cleric, of his citizenship, accusing him of sowing “sectarianism and violence.”
Yemeni children stand next to food rations that a local charity is distributing to families affected by the country's ongoing conflict during the fasting month of Ramadan on June 15, 2016 in an empoverished part of the capital Sanaa. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
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A quarter of Yemen's population is at risk of famine, of which three million children are currently at risk of malnutrition.
Protesters hold pictures of jailed RSF representative Erol Onderoglu, journalist Ahmet Nesin and rights activist and academic Sebnem Korur Fincanci as they shout slogans in front of the Pro Kurdish Ozgur Gundem newspaper's headquarters on June 21,2016 in Istanbul. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
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A Reporters Without Borders representative, an author, and the president of Turkey's Human Rights Foundation were arrested on 'terrorism' charges.
Fighters from the Free Syrian Army carry food as they prepare to break the fast during the month of Ramadan on June 16, 2016 in the rebel-held neighborhood of Jobar, outside the capital Damascus. (AFP/Sameer al-Doumy)
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UN envoy Stafan de Mistura also expressed his hopes for resuming peace talks.
A man wears a face mask while tending to his camels to avoid exposure to MERS. (AFP/File)
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A woman with MERS was exposed to 49 people at a hospital in Riyadh, and 33 of the people exposed have contracted the disease.
National unity government forces during an operation in Sirte, Libya, on June 12, 2016. (AFP/Stringer)
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An explosion at an arms depot controlled by a militant group killed over 30 civilians in Libya's western city Garabulli.
Jordanian soldiers carry the coffin of their comrade Belal Al-Zuhbi during his funeral near Jerash, on June 21, 2016, after he was killed alongside five other comrades in a suicide bomb attack on the border with Syria. (AFP/Stringer)
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In response to the car bomb that killed six Jordanian border guards, Jordan has sealed the border with Syria until further notice.

June 21, 2016

Shia militiamen in the Anbar province of Iraq. (AFP/File)
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A suicide bomber detonated outside a Shia militia office that had been previously accused of human rights abuses.
Egyptian police officers in North Sinai. (AFP/File)
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A shooting and roadside bomb attack left two Egyptian police conscripts with serious wounds.
Loyalist forces in Marib, Yemen. (AFP/File)
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Houthis fired a missile at the Loyalist-held Marib, but the missile was intercepted by Saudi-coalition forces.
Israeli soldiers "mistakenly" shot and killed 15 year old Mahmoud Badran and injured four others. (Twitter)
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According to local Palestinian sources, five teenage Palestinians were returning from a late night Ramadan swim when Israeli forces “showered” the vehicle with live fire, killing one and injuring four.
Kurdish protesters clash with Turkish police in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir. (AFP/File)
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Turkish forces are beginning new operations against PKK militants in Diyarbakir province.
Israeli forces demolish the home of Ihab Maswada on March 31, 2016. (Israeli army/File)
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Israeli military vehicles stormed the village of Hajja in the northern occupied West Bank at dawn, after which Israeli soldiers broke into the apartment of a three-story building and demolished its internal walls.
Ten Turkish activists were killed in 2010 when Israeli forces raided the Mavi Marmara ship which was part of the Free Gaza flotilla (AFP/file)
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The two sides will make the announcement during final talks on the issue on June 26.
An Arab-Israeli Christian man carrying out the role of a "Musaharati", the traditional figure who awakens Muslims for the "Suhur",  walks in the street rousing Muslim residents in the northern Israeli port city of Acre. (AFP/File)
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An Arab-Israeli Christian man carrying out the role of a "Musaharati", the traditional figure who awakens Muslims for the "Suhur", walks in the street rousing Muslim residents in the northern Israeli port city of Acre. (AFP/File)
That's how the cookie crumbles: The attack scare today was laden with salt, biscuits and definitely was in poor taste. (AFP/File)
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The security alert follows a series of police raids at the weekend in relation to March 22 suicide attacks on the Brussels international airport and an underground station in the Belgian capital, in which more than 20 people were killed.
Demonstrators hold banners in support of refugees as they march through central London on March 19, 2016. (AFP/File)
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It’s been less than 11 weeks since the EU struck its controversial deal with Turkey to stem the flow of asylum seekers into Europe. The agreement was immediately under pressure on several fronts and now looks set to unravel completely, even before any mass returns come to pass.
The Taliban kidnapping of passengers on highways has become an increasing common occurrence
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According to one police official, “one of the vehicles hijacked is a bus full of passengers while two others are trucks.”
Houthi fighters drive through the Yemeni capital Sanaa (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
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On Tuesday, the fighters wrested control of the Jales Mountain near the al-And military base, which is under the control of Saudi mercenaries, and are moving toward the base.
A picture taken on January 14, 2014 through the window of an airplane shows the Red Sea's Tiran (foreground) and the Sanafir (background) islands in the Straits of Tiran between Egypt's Sinai Peninsula and Saudi Arabia. (AFP/Stringer)
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Today's ruling can be appealed at a higher court, and it must also be approved by parliament.
Reports emerged in May that the Daesh group was planning to carry out attacks in areas crowded with cafes and nightclubs in Beirut, which sent fears spiking high. (AFP/File)
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The Minister pointed out to several deterrent operations where a number of suspects were arrested after plotting to carry out attacks in Lebanon.
Palestinian fishermen fix nets on a boat as they start fishing off the coast of the Gaza Strip on April 3, 2016. (AFP/File)
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The fishing zone was expanded until June 26, due to an 'abundance of fish this season.'
The cordoned-off area at the scene of a bomb alert in the City2 shopping mall in the Rue Neuve in the city center of Brussels, on June 21, 2016. (AFP/Nicolas Maeterlinck)
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The area around the mall is cordoned off and the Prime Minister is holding emergency meetings.
This picture tweeted by Bahrain's leading human rights activist Nabeel Rajab shows protesters spending the night outside Sheikh Isa Qassim's home in Diraz, Bahrain on June 20, 2016. (Twitter)
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Hundreds of protesters have spent the night outside the home of Bahrain’s most prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim who was stripped of his citizenship on Monday.
Israeli soldiers clash with Palestinian stone throwers at a checkpoint outside Jerusalem (AFP/Getty Images/ Ahmad Gharabli)
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Israeli forces shot and killed Mahmoud Badran, 20, alleging that he had thrown stones at moving vehicles between the villages of Beit Sira and Beit Ur in the West Bank.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has introduced changes to the foreign ministry, including appointing Jaberi ansari as the new deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs. (AFP/File)
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Jaberi Ansari replaces Abdul Lahyan as the deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs.
Syrian refugees are seen stranded at the Jordanian border. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
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A car bomb went off on the Syrian side of the border early Tuesday, killing and injuring several guards.