June 26, 2016
Pope Francis in a visit to Yerevan condemned the genocide as 'the first of the deplorable series of catastrophes of the past century.'
The prosecutor brought charges against the mother and two doctors after an operation on a girl that led to her death last month.
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.
During the contested march in 2015, Schlissel stabbed and killed 16-year-old Shira Banki and wounded six others
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.
Only 30 people managed to make it over both fences and into Spanish territory.
Lieutenant Gen. Abdul Wahab al-Saidi declared the battle for Fallujah over, adding that some 1,800 Daesh militants were killed in the operation.
Clashes began after settlers were allowed into the complex during prayers.
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.
Al-Quriya town fell to Daesh extremist group in 2014.
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.
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.
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.
The ongoing hunger strikes erupted in protest of the administrative detention of Bilal Kayid.
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
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 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.
The black boxes, which were retrieved earlier in June, are crucial for helping piece together the causes of the crash.
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.
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.
Brexit aftermath: Mayor of Calais demands the UK take the refugees waiting in notorious ‘Jungle’ camp
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.
The word "genocide" was absent from the prepared text that the Vatican had circulated in advance.
The US and UK defense ministers discussed the impact that the Brexit vote will have on European and international security.
June 24, 2016
Egyptian investigators are sending the EgyptAir Flight MS804 black boxes to France for repairs, since no information can be gathered in their current state.
Security forces clashed with Taliban militants in Ghor province.
National unity government forces launched a series of airstrikes against Daesh militants in their stronghold city of Sirte.
Turkey detained 30 police officers suspected of supporting Fetullah Gulen and participating in the "parallel state".
Residents in southern Yemen report an increase in al-Qaeda activity, driving around with anti-aircraft weaponry.
The votes are in and the "Leave" campaign has won the Brexit referendum, with nearly 52 percent in favour of quitting the EU.
A prison fire in the drug-offenses section of the Central Prison wounded 47 inmates and guards, and killed at least one person.
The Syrian town of Daraya was hit by barrel bombs the day after a UN aid airdrop.
The Italian coast guard launched a massive rescue operation, saving 4,500 refugees from sinking rafts in the Mediterranean Sea.
Multiple checkpoints and roads in Nablus were closed by Israeli forces following an alleged rock-throwing incident.
British broadcasters are predicting that the UK will leave the EU as the "Brexit" votes are counted.
June 23, 2016
Al Bawaba spoke to some alt right supporters and analyzed media reports to determine the group’s true attitudes towards Muslims.
The Turkish Red Crescent and Qatar Charity are teaming up on a $2.75 million USD project to aid Beledweyne, Somalia.
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.
The Tunisian National Guard apprehended ten smugglers with 44,000 liters of smuggled fuel.
The Syrian Democratic Forces fought Daesh militants in the western district of Manbij on Thursday.
Two Daesh car bombs killed 13 Loyalist forces in the al-Qaeda-held port city of Mukalla.
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.
Abdel Malik Abdel Wahab al-Rahabi, held for 14 years without being charged of any crime, will be resettled in Montenegro.
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.
Last year Pope Francis referred to the mass killings that began in 1915 as 'the first genocide of the 20th century.'
At least five protesters and three officers were injured as police deployed tear gas to disperse the crowd.
“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.
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.
On Wednesday a Cairo court annulled the agreement that transferred sovereignty of the islands to Saudi Arabia.
Mahmoud Raafat Badran was shot dead while heading back from the swimming pool with his friends.
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.
"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.
The Lebanese Prime Minister warned that the lack of government stability could cause widespread problems across the country.
Kuwait's UNHCR office announced a partnership with Jordan to help register and monitor Syrian refugees within the country.
Over 115 Taliban militants turned in their weapons and joined the peace process in Faryab province.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon criticized Bahrain's treatment of Sheikh Isa Qassim and other Shia dissidents.
June 22, 2016
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.
Mortar fire and clashes in central Yemen killed 13 people, including children, on Wednesday.
Jordan met with international delegations to reroute humanitarian aid through other channels after closing the border with Syria.
According to a local media activist based in Aleppo, the villages of Kafr Hamra, Anadan and Hraytan had been struck by phosphorous bombs.
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.
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
Libyan forces were securing the “700” neighborhood, just south of central Sirte, and had also made ground to the west of the city center.
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
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 also so far been silent on the public anger and protests in Egypt over the deal.
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
Taliban hijacked a bus carrying 43 passengers and two trucks in the restive district on Tuesday morning.
The suspects were held in custody pending formal charges by an Istanbul court. There was no immediate comment from authorities.
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.
Dozens others were injured when a rocket struck an armory in the Libyan capital.
It comes days after Daesh attacked Russian and government forces, pushing them back from Raqqa.
The airstrikes in northern Iraq destroyed five PKK targets, including shelters, hideouts, and ammunition dumps.
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.”
A quarter of Yemen's population is at risk of famine, of which three million children are currently at risk of malnutrition.
A Reporters Without Borders representative, an author, and the president of Turkey's Human Rights Foundation were arrested on 'terrorism' charges.
UN envoy Stafan de Mistura also expressed his hopes for resuming peace talks.
A woman with MERS was exposed to 49 people at a hospital in Riyadh, and 33 of the people exposed have contracted the disease.
An explosion at an arms depot controlled by a militant group killed over 30 civilians in Libya's western city Garabulli.
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
A suicide bomber detonated outside a Shia militia office that had been previously accused of human rights abuses.
A shooting and roadside bomb attack left two Egyptian police conscripts with serious wounds.
Houthis fired a missile at the Loyalist-held Marib, but the missile was intercepted by Saudi-coalition forces.
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.
Turkish forces are beginning new operations against PKK militants in Diyarbakir province.
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.
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
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)
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.
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.
According to one police official, “one of the vehicles hijacked is a bus full of passengers while two others are trucks.”
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.
Today's ruling can be appealed at a higher court, and it must also be approved by parliament.
The Minister pointed out to several deterrent operations where a number of suspects were arrested after plotting to carry out attacks in Lebanon.
The fishing zone was expanded until June 26, due to an 'abundance of fish this season.'
The area around the mall is cordoned off and the Prime Minister is holding emergency meetings.
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 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.
Jaberi Ansari replaces Abdul Lahyan as the deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs.
A car bomb went off on the Syrian side of the border early Tuesday, killing and injuring several guards.