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August 26, 2015

The announcement comes after King Salman previously skipped a summit with Barack Obama over Iran. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
Saudi's King Salman will visit the US early next month to meet Barack Obama, according to kingdom officials.
Four people were executed by Daesh in the Libyan town of Sirte this week. (AFP/File)
07:24 GMT
Libyan Foreign Minister Mohammad al-Dayri called on the international community to take action against Daesh during a visit to Paris.
A Yemeni displaced child, who fled Saada province due to fighting plays at a school turned into a shelter in the capital Sanaa on August 19, 2015. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
07:10 GMT
The UN warned of Yemen's "lost generation," as children pay the price for the country's violent crisis.
Jewish settlers tore down a brick wall from a private alley belonging to a Palestinian family. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Palestinians in Jerusalem's Old City clashed with Israeli soldiers after settlers tore down a wall to construct a synagogue door.
The trial for WashingPost reporter Jason Rezaian concluded last week. His verdict is expected shortly. (freejasonandyegi.com)
05:00 GMT
An Iranian official on Thursday denied rumors that his country was making plans with the United States for a prisoner swap which would include Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian.

August 25, 2015

Iraqi soldiers carry the coffin of an Iraqi fighter, who belonged to Iraq's Popular Mobilization units and was killed in the town of Baiji during clashes against Daesh, on August 25, 2015. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)
20:00 GMT
A suspected Daesh militant struck an Iraqi military convoy with an explosives laden vehicle near Ramadi.
Lebanese men hold their national flag as they stand on a concrete blast wall, spread with graffiti depicting various political groups and bearing messages against police brutality, before its dismantlement on August 25, 2015. (AFP/File)
19:28 GMT
Two protesters were injured in Beirut when they crossed a barbed wire barrier and were beaten by Lebanese police wielding batons during renewed protests in the Lebanese capital.
A young Bahraini protester holds up a portrait of Bahraini head of the banned opposition movement Al-Wefaq, Sheikh Ali Salman, during a protest against his arrest late on December 31, 2014 in Bilad al-Qadeem, a suburb of Manama. (AFP/Mohammed al-Sheikh)
18:00 GMT
Human Rights Watch has condemned the trial of opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman and urged the Bahraini ruling family to release him immediately.
An Africanmigrant waits for transportation following his release from the Holot Detention Centre in Israel's Negev desert, on August 25, 2015. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
17:47 GMT
The mayor of the southern Israeli city of Arad on Tuesday ordered police to prevent any of the more than 1,000 African asylum seekers to be released from the Holot detention center from settling in the town.
Monitors said 117 people were killed in Douma after the regime launched airstrikes against the town on Aug. 16. (AFP/File)
17:14 GMT
The largest attack against Douma killed 117 people earlier this month.
US airforce tanker planes line up to take off from the Incirlik Airbase, in southern Turkey, January 11, 2005. (AFP/Tarik Tinazay)
16:53 GMT
The United States and Turkey will begin a collaborative offensive against Daesh in Syria in the near future.
A Turkish man casts his vote in Turkey's general election at a polling station in Istanbul on June 7, 2015. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
15:30 GMT
After having failed to form a coalition government following the June elections, Turkey's Supreme Election Board has announced a snap general election to be held on November 1st.
Saudi soldiers stand on a tank near the country's border with Yemen. (AFP/File)
14:46 GMT
Saudi troops have arrived in Yemen's southern port city of Aden to reinforce government loyalist troops as they continue their advance on Houthi positions in the country's south.
A UN soldier stands as trucks with the ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) logo cross the Quneitra crossing between an Israeli controlled area of the Golan Heights and Syria on February 15, 2011. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
14:30 GMT
Gunmen stormed the offices and stole cash, cars, and other valuables.
Assad gave an interview with Hezbollah-linked Al Manar TV on Monday. (AFP/File)
13:46 GMT
During an interview Monday, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad hinted that Damascus would not respond to recent Israeli airstrikes in the Golan Heights, citing a need to fight the greater 'terrorist' threat at home.
Turkey began a military offensive against the PKK in late July. (AFP/File)
13:28 GMT
Turkish security sources announced that 34 suspected PKK members have been killed in northern Iraq during an aerial asssault.
Two Lebanese sisters kidnapped by al-Nusra Front arrived in Beirut on Tuesday after a secret deal with Hezbollah. (AFP/File)
13:17 GMT
Two Lebanese sisters kidnapped by al-Nusra Front arrived in Beirut on Tuesday after a secret deal with Hezbollah.
Graffiti depicting various political groups and bearing messages against police brutality are seen on concrete blast wall in front of the seat of the Lebanese government in central Beirut on August 25, 2015.
12:55 GMT
Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam ordered the removal of a massive concrete barricade in downtown Beirut some 24 hours after it had been erected Lebanese security forces.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier will visit the Islamic Republic in a bid to boost political and economic ties. (AFP/File)
12:35 GMT
Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said he had made plans to visit Iran in October in an attempt to rebuild political and economic ties with the Islamic Republic.
Syrian refugees react upon arrival on Lesvos island in Greece, after having crossed the Aegean sea from Turkey in an inflatable boat, on August 23, 2015. (AFP/Achilleas Zavallis)
12:17 GMT
The US State Department has announced that between 5,000 and 8,000 Syrian refugees will be accepted into the country.
Alleged Muslim Brotherhood members are detained following the ousting of Mohammad Morsi. (AFP/File)
12:09 GMT
Alleged Muslim Brotherhood member Ahmed Hamed's family wasn't allowed to see his body after death.
African asylum seekers, who entered Israel illegally via Egypt, lean on the fence of the Holot detention center in Israel's southern Negev Desert, on Feb. 17, 2014. (AFP/Jack Guez)
11:39 GMT
Authorities said Israel will begin with freeing hundreds of migrants on Tuesday.
No further information has been released on the 14 suspects. (AFP/File)
11:11 GMT
Spanish and Moroccan authorities arrested 14 people suspected of recruiting for Daesh, in a joint security operation.
Afghanistan continues to face instability after 14 years of war in the country. (AFP/File)
10:57 GMT
Afghanistan's military killed 74 Taliban militants across the country in a wide-scale security operation.
Turkish people make their way through a flooded quay on June 2, 2014. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
10:54 GMT
Turkey's northeastern Artvin province was hit by heavy rainfall Monday.
The Palestine Liberation Organization on Monday condemned what it called Israel's "systematic ethnic cleansing" in East Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
10:15 GMT
The Palestine Liberation Organization on Monday condemned what it called Israel's "systematic ethnic cleansing" in East Jerusalem.
Clashes between rival Palestinian groups left two dead and at least three injured Monday evening in Ain el-Hilweh after a recent string of violence. (AFP/File)
09:34 GMT
Clashes between rival Palestinian groups left three dead and at least 35 injured Monday evening in Ain el-Hilweh after a recent string of violence.
A Yemeni boy is treated for injuries after being caught between clashes in the city of Taiz, August 24, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:54 GMT
Yemeni civilians were caught between clashes after Saudi-led airstrikes hit a hospital in al Hodeidah and fighting continued with Houthis in Taiz.
Amnesty said 175 people had been executed in less than a year. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
Human rights group Amnesty International condemned Saudi Arabia for its high rate of executions in less than a year.
The council held its first discussion solely dedicated to gay rights on Monday. (AFP/File)
08:23 GMT
The council held its first discussion solely dedicated to gay rights on Monday.
Turkey recently announced carrying out joint airstrikes with the US against Daesh. (AFP/File)
07:57 GMT
The war against the PKK, Daesh and internal government conflict have all threatened to shake things up in Turkey.
Daesh executed four people in the central Libyan city, residents said Monday. (AFP/File)
07:41 GMT
Daesh executed four people in the central Libyan city, residents said Monday.
Experts said Daesh may have used up to 200 tons of mustard gas against civilians north of Aleppo on Friday. (AFP/File)
07:24 GMT
Experts said Daesh may have used up to 200 tons of mustard gas against civilians north of Aleppo on Friday.
The British-born militant recently appeared in a new video threatening to behead more people. (AFP/SITE)
07:21 GMT
British Prime Minister David Cameron told the country's security services to capture or kill Daesh executioner Mohammed Emwazi, also known as Jihadi John.
Thousands of Iranians chanted, “Down with America,” at a major anti-US rally in 2014 marking the anniversary of the 1979 takeover of the US Embassy in Tehran. (AFP/File)
07:06 GMT
The Obama administration said it had "no intention" to reopen an embassy in Tehran that has been closed for decades.
The calls come amid widespread protests in Iraq over corruption, Daesh and sectarianism. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Lawmakers in Iraq called on Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi to sever ties with the Islamic Da’wa Party and declare a state of emergency in the country.
Turkish soldiers patrol the border town of Ceylanpinar at the Turkish-Syrian border. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
According to Turkish security sources, at least 814 suspected PKK militants have been killed in Turkey and Iraq since July 22.

August 24, 2015

File photo of Saudi police standing guard in the al-Munissiyah district, north-east of Riyadh. (AFP/File)
19:50 GMT
Unidentified gunmen shot at a security patrol in the coastal Saudi city of Jeddah, injuring at least one officer.
Daesh militants used car bombs in two separate attacks on the air base, killing 40 Syrian government officers (Twitter)
19:22 GMT
Daesh militants have killed 51 Syrian soldiers in two separate attacks on Kweiris air base in the northern province of Aleppo this month, 40 of whom were officers.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem on August 16, 2015. (AFP/Abir Sultan)
18:00 GMT
The petition calling for the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Nentanyahu is gaining momentum. The British government will have to debate the issue if the petition reaches 100,000 signatures.
Young Muslim Brotherhood supporters chant during a rally in support of ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi. (AFP/File)
16:43 GMT
A report by Democracy Index recorded 600 student expulsions and 1000 arrests that took place during more than 800 protests at universities across Egypt in the past academic year.
Image made available by Jihadist media outlet Welayat Homs on May 28, 2015 allegedly shows a Daesh flag flying on the Roman theatre in the ancient city of Palmyra. (AFP/File)
16:18 GMT
UNESCO has condemned Daesh's most recent attack on a Syrian World Heritage site, stating that the destruction of the Temple of Baal Shamin is considered a war crime in the eyes of international law.
Members of the Popular Mobilisation units gather around a vehicle on the front line during a military operation against Daesh militants in Iraq's Anbar province on August 19, 2015. (AFP/Haidar Mohammed Ali)
15:57 GMT
Three suicide car bombs were used in an attack on an Iraqi military outpost in Anbar province that killed eight soldiers on Monday.
Palestinian patients lie on hospital beds in the Al-Wafa rehabilitation hospital near Gaza City on July 16, 2014. (AFP/Thomas Coex)
15:30 GMT
According to the Ministry of Health, hospitals in the Gaza Strip are on the verge of collapse and could stop operating at any minute.
The defendants face 20 years in a maximum security prison. (AFP/File)
14:30 GMT
The eight Brotherhood Members, including a journalist and former member of parliament, were accused of complicity in violence that took place in 2013.
The air campaign will provide support for what Washington deems as moderate Syrian rebels in northern Syria.
14:21 GMT
Talks between US and Turkey concluded on Sunday, and officials said the two countries will soon launch 'comprehensive' operations against Daesh militants in northern Syria in tandem with moderate Syrian rebels.
Negotiations are allegedly underway for the release of the four Hamas members. (AFP/File)
13:23 GMT
Hamas said Egypt will be held responsible for the lives of four of its members who were kidnapped by a Daesh affiliate Wednesday at gunpoint shortly after having entered Egypt from Gaza via the Rafah border crossing.
In this file photo, the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants are seen gathering to listen to the speech of the PKK leader on April 25, 2013 in the Qandil mountain, the PKK headquarters in northern Iraq. (AFP/File)
12:31 GMT
Turkish security sources claim that suspected members of PKK have kidnapped 316 children, 88 of whom were girls, over the past two years.
Lebanon's International Security Forces said police detained 32 people after anti-government protests in downtown Beirut. (AFP/File)
12:25 GMT
Lebanon's International Security Forces said police detained 32 people after anti-government protests in downtown Beirut.
UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond shakes hands with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif during a joint press conference in Tehran, August 23, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:50 GMT
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said the UK must tread carefully in its new relationship with Iran, after visiting the Islamic Republic to reopen the British embassy in Tehran.
Lebanese protesters clash with riot police following a demonstration, organized by the "You Stink" campaign, to protest against the ongoing country's trash crisis on Aug. 23, 2015 in the capital Beirut. (AFP/File)
11:11 GMT
What started as a cry to solve the garbage crisis ended up a symbol of Lebanese strength against government corruption.
Thousands of families have arrived by sea to Greece after fleeing war in Syria. (AFP/File)
11:03 GMT
Three people including one woman drowned after a boat carrying 73 refugees capsized en route to Greece, Turkish authorities said.
The UN agency only announced last week the school year would go ahead as scheduled. (AFP/File)
10:48 GMT
Local staff working for UNRWA in Gaza staged a strike on the first day of school over lack of resources and funding.
The bus carrying policemen was targeted in the Beheira region. (AFP/File)
10:10 GMT
Two security personnel were killed and dozens of others injured after a bomb targeted a bus in Beheira, north of Cairo.
Jordan's border guards detained two people who tried to enter the country from Syria over the weekend. (AFP/File)
10:02 GMT
Jordan's border guards detained two people who tried to enter the country from Syria over the weekend.
Two Gulf countries advised their citizens on Monday to avoid traveling Lebanon as protests and police clashes intensify. (AFP/File)
09:51 GMT
Two Gulf countries advised their citizens on Monday to avoid traveling Lebanon as protests and police clashes intensify.
Lebanese protesters carry an injured girl during clashes with riot police following a demonstration, organized by "You Stink" campaign, to protest against the ongoing country's trash crisis on Aug. 23, 2015 in Beirut. (AFP/File)
09:29 GMT
Clashes with police intensified Saturday on the second day of protests by thousands of Lebanese residents.
Ultra-Orthodox Yishai Schlissal was charged with one count of premeditated murder and six counts of attempted murder. (AFP/File)
09:06 GMT
Ultra-Orthodox Yishai Schlissal was charged with one count of premeditated murder and six counts of attempted murder.
Israeli security service Shin Bet has been cracking down on Jewish extremists following a number of terrorist attacks in the West Bank. (AFP/File)
09:04 GMT
Israel's security forces banned ten Jewish extremists from entering the West Bank as part of a crackdown against terrorist attacks.
Once complete, the wall will separate parts of Beit Jala's Christian community. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
Hundreds of Palestinians protested against the further construction of Israel's separation wall in the West Bank town of Beit Jala near Bethlehem.
A member of the Red Cross attends to a protester injured during riots in Beirut, August 23, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:35 GMT
The Lebanese group calling itself "You Strink" postponed further demonstrations Monday after a protester was killed.
Israel has frequently been criticized by human rights groups who accuse the country of ethnically cleansing Bedouins. (AFP/File)
07:30 GMT
Israeli authorities began construction on two Jewish settlements in the place of a destroyed Bedouin village in the Negev desert.
A photo taken on March 14, 2014, shows the Temple of Baal Shamin through two Corinthian columns in the ancient oasis city of Palmyra. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
07:23 GMT
Daesh on Sunday detonated explosives in the Temple of Baal Shamin.
Tunisia has been in a state of emergency since the attack on a Sousse beach resort killed 38 tourists in June. (AFP/File)
07:02 GMT
Tunisia has been in a state of emergency since the attack on a Sousse beach resort killed 38 tourists in June.
Al Jazeera's Barry Malone said referring to people fleeing war as "migrants" dehumanises them. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
In a very powerful statement, Al Jazeera said it would no longer use the word "migrant" to refer to people fleeing war and crossing the Mediterranean to enter Europe.
The Italian coast guard said it saved 4,400 migrants over the past 24 hours from 22 boats off the European coast. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
06:47 GMT
The Italian coast guard said it saved 4,400 migrants over the past 24 hours from 22 boats off the European coast.
Some 500,000 people were told by Kirkuk's council they had one month to leave the city. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
At least 500,000 people fleeing violence from the Iraqi province of Diyala were told to leave Kirkuk within one month by the city's council.
Smoke rises from an explosion in the Syrian capital of Damascus. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
According to Syrian state news, ten people were killed and 53 wounded in rebel shelling attacks on the Syrian capital of Damascus on Sunday.

August 23, 2015

Lebanese protesters and riot police stand at opposite sides of a barbed wire fence during a demonstration organized by "You Stink" campaign on August 23, 2015 in the capital Beirut. (AFP/Anwar Amro)
18:23 GMT
For the second day in a row, Lebanese security forces clashed with protesters during a rally organized by the "YouReek" campaign, firing tear gas canisters, rubber bullets, and water cannons on the crowd of thousands.
Iraqi security forces conduct a training exercise in Baghdad on July 23, 2015. (AFP/File)
16:16 GMT
Daesh militants used suicide bombs and mortars in an attack that killed 17 Iraqi soldiers and six Sunni militiamen in Iraq's Anbar province on Sunday.
Turkish security sources said one driver and an official had been released, but that ten additional officials are being held by “militants belonging to separatist terrorist organization.” (AFP/File)
15:15 GMT
The Turkish military on Sunday said ten customs officials have been kidnapped by suspected PKK militants in Turkey's eastern Van province.
Turkish soldiers carry the coffins of three killed soldiers during their funeral ceremony on August 19, 2015 at Lice district in Diyarbakir. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
PKK fighters attacked a dam in the Kulp district of Diyarbakir province, killing one Turkish soldier and wounding three others.
Members of Lebanon's Hezbollah movement stand next to the coffin of Mohamed al-Atrach, who was killed in combat alongside Syrian government forces near Zabadani, during his funeral procession in a southern suburb of Beirut on August 22, 2015. (AFP/File)
14:25 GMT
Four Hezbollah fighters were killed in the Syrian border town of Zabadani as the group continued their slow advance to reclaim the city from opposition fighters.
Tensions between rival groups in the Palestinian refugee camp intensified after the assassination of Fatah Movement leader Talal al-Urduni. (AFP/File)
13:51 GMT
Armed groups in the Palestinian refugee camp reached an agreement to stop the fighting.
Protestors in Egypt hold portraits of detained journalists during a rally against the government's recent crackdown on dissent inside the country. (AFP/File)
13:37 GMT
The Egyptian press syndicate voiced concern over the contents of newspapers being omitted or amended by "unknown oversight bodies," warning that such a practice could bring about the return of newspaper censorship.
A young Bahraini girl poses holding a placard with the portraits of political prisoners during an anti-regime protest in the village of al-Malkiyah, South of Manama. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
Mahdi Isa Mahdi Abu Deeb, the founder and leader of Bahrain Teachers' Association, has been imprisoned since the 2011 uprising.
A wounded Syrian girl stands at a makeshift hospital in the rebel-held area of Douma following shelling and air raids by Syrian government forces on Aug. 22, 2015. (AFP/Abed Doumany)
12:16 GMT
Government air raids targeted the city in Eastern Ghouta again over the weekend, killing at least 12 children.
Iranian security forces stand guard outside the British embassy during Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond's visit on August 23, 2015 in the capital Tehran. (AFP/Atta/Kenare)
12:00 GMT
British Foreign Secretary Hammond has reopened the UK embassy in Iran's capital Tehran.
Five people on Sunday faced trial for the violence in the Port Said Stadium that killed 70 fans in February 2012. (AFP/File)
11:51 GMT
Five people on Sunday faced trial for the violence in the Port Said Stadium that killed 70 fans in February 2012.
Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam speaks during a press conference on August 23, 2015 at the Grand Serail, his headquarters in the capital Beirut, a day after clashes erupted between Lebanese security forces and demonstrators calling for a solution to weeks of uncollected rubbish. (AFP/Anwar Amro)
11:29 GMT
Prime Minister Tammam Salam assured the public that those responsible for violence against protestors in downtown Beirut will be held responsible.
A Palestinian youth throws a Molotov cocktail towards Israeli soldiers close to the West Bank city of Ramallah. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
11:00 GMT
Nine youths, including four minors, from the West Bank and East Jerusalem have been arrested for throwing molotov cocktails at Jewish Israelis.
Lebanese protesters gesture during a demonstration organized by the "You Stink" campaign against the ongoing trash crisis in the capital Beirut on August 22, 2015.At least 16 people were injured on when clashes erupted in central Beirut between Lebanese security forces and demonstrators calling for a solution to weeks of uncollected rubbish.  AFP/ Anwar Amro
10:50 GMT
Lebanese protesters gesture during a demonstration organized by the "You Stink" campaign against the ongoing trash crisis in the capital Beirut on August 22, 2015.At least 16 people were injured on when clashes erupted in central Beirut between Lebanese security forces and demonstrators calling for a solution to weeks of uncollected rubbish
A fighter jet of the UAE launching a raid against Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen as part of the Saudi-led coalition. (AFP/WAM)
10:09 GMT
Emirati forces based in Yemen's Aden have freed a UK national who went missing more than a year ago.
Daesh militants raided the villages of Tel Ali and Shawook close to the town of Hawijah. (File Photo)
10:00 GMT
Daesh abducted 20 people from villages near Kirkuk after accusing them of cooperating with the Iraqi government.
A screen shot from a video posted online on January 14, 2015, by Al-Malahem Media, the media arm of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, purportedly shows Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi delivering a video message from an undisclosed location. (AFP/File)
09:40 GMT
Residents say Al-Qaeda has taken a western district of the Yemeni port city of Aden.
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas chairs a meeting of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in the West Bank city of Ramallah on August 22, 2015. (AFP/Majdi Mohammed)
09:30 GMT
Following the recent resignation of 11 parliament members including president Mahmoud Abbas, the PLO will hold emergency elections in the upcoming weeks.
Michel Naim Aoun is a former Lebanese Army Commander and now a politician and leader of the Free Patriotic Movement. (AFP/File)
09:07 GMT
Over the years, many supporters stood with Aoun, seeing him as a force of change in Lebanon's trying political climate. But has Aoun become just another political elite, promising reform but failing to deliver?
Iranian men walk past the closed British embassy in the capital Tehran, on August 21, 2015. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
09:00 GMT
After a four year diplomatic break, Britain and Iran will reopen their respective embassies in the coming days.
Egypt's new anti-terror law legalized a new set of penalties that can be applied onto people involved in terror-related activities. (Image: Facebook)
08:30 GMT
A veterinary physician and two students were arrested for allegedly supporting 'jihadist ideology' on Facebook.
Turkish soldiers patrol on the Turkish-Syrian border on November 11, 2012. (AFP/File)
07:28 GMT
Turkey began an offensive against the PKK on July 24, shortly after a deadly suicide bombing in southeastern Suruc district that killed 34.
A member of the Iraqi forces guards a look-out point during clashes with Daesh in the province of Anbar, August 2015. (AFP/Haidar Mohammed Ali)
07:20 GMT
Two separate attacks in the provincial capital of Ramadi left up to 50 Iraqi soldiers dead, a top official said Saturday.
A young migrant cries after being injured during clashes between Macedonian police forces and migrants who tried to cross the border with Greece near the town of Gevgelija on Aug. 22, 2015. (AFP/Robert Atanasovski)
06:56 GMT
Police used stun grenades against the migrants, mostly from Syria, in attempts to prevent them from entering the country.
At least 16 Daesh militants contracted HIV and are being held in quarantine in a local hospital. (Al Bawaba/File)
05:51 GMT
Daesh is planning to send its militants who have contracted HIV on suicide missions, reports ARA News.
The strikes targeted Douma, a town near Damascus that has recently faced heavy destruction. (Al Bawaba/File)
05:00 GMT
At least 50 people were killed on Saturday when the Syrian regime targeted a town in an opposition-held suburb of Damascus with barrel bombs, according to a local medical source.

August 22, 2015

Mahmoud Abbas gave up his post Saturday as head of the Palestine Liberation Organization's Executive Committee. (AFP/File)
23:29 GMT
Mahmoud Abbas gave up his post Saturday as head of the Palestine Liberation Organization's Executive Committee.
Lebanese security forces scuffle with a protester during a demonstration against the ongoing trash crisis in the capital Beirut on August 22, 2015. (AFP/Anwar Amro)
23:16 GMT
Lebanese security forces clashed with protestors in Beirut on Saturday, firing tear gas, rubber bullets, and water cannons in what is being described as one of the most violent rallies the country has witnessed in years.
An official inspects the train that was travelling from Amsterdam to Paris when it was attacked on Friday. (AFP/Philippe Huguen)
18:15 GMT
A Spanish official has confirmed that the main suspect in a recent attack on an Amsterdam-Paris train had travelled to Syria last year.
Iraqi forces claim to hold complete control of the village of Albu Jarad. (Albawaba/File)
17:46 GMT
The Iraqi army, backed by volunteer forces, has managed to recapture a major village from Daesh in the northern province of Salahuddin, as it continues the battle against the militant group.
Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie has received multiple sentences to death and life in prison since Morsi was ousted in 2013. (Al Bawaba/File)
15:54 GMT
An Egyptian court sentenced 95 members of the Muslim Brotherhood to life in prison over the storming of a police station in Port Said in August 2013. Among those sentenced were three top Brotherhood leaders.
Officials inspect the train following the attack. (AFP/Philippe Huguen)
13:16 GMT
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Saturday that the gunman on a train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris is believed to be a "radical Islamist" from Morocco, though his identity is not yet confirmed, reported The Daily Star.