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June 29, 2015

US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and US Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman meet with European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini (unseen) at a hotel in Vienna on June 28, 2015
18:07 GMT
One day before the self-imposed deadline, US Secretary of State John Kerry says it is still too soon to tell if a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran is within reach.
In recent years, Sinai has become a hotbed for militant activity. (AFP/File)
17:46 GMT
An explosion targeted a truck in North Sinai on Monday, killing the director general for the North Sinai General Authority for Roads and Bridges and two other engineers, police sources said.
The Syrian national flag waves in the wind over the a prison in Syria. (AFP/Zein al-Rifai)
16:30 GMT
The two Islamists returned home and were received by their families at a ceremony Sunday.
Yemeni fighters of the southern separatist movement and firefighters attempt to extinguish a flame at an oil refinery in the port city of Aden on June 27, 2015, following shelling by Shiite Houthi rebels. (AFP/Saleh Al-Obeidi)
15:57 GMT
A second shelling by Houthi rebels in three days of a oil refinery in Yemen's Aden raised concerns over the large reserves of diesel and petrol stored there.
An Egyptian court will deliver its verdict of two Al Jazeera journalists charged with broadcasting false news next month. (AFP/File)
15:30 GMT
An Egyptian court will deliver its verdict of two Al Jazeera journalists charged with broadcasting false news next month.
Egyptian security forces stand guard at the site of a bomb that targeted the convoy of the Egyptian state prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, in the capital Cairo on June 29, 2015. (AFP/Khaled Desouk)
14:50 GMT
Egypt's Prosecutor General, Hisham Barakat, has died following a bomb attack on his vehicle early Monday.
British prime minister David Cameron speaks during a press conference, on the second and final day of an EU summit at the EU Headquarters in Brussels on June 26, 2015. (AFP/Alain Jocard)
14:44 GMT
David Cameron on Monday criticized the use of the term "Islamic State" by the BBC when referring to Daesh.
The interior ministry said Tunisian authorities have arrested suspects for the shooting in Sousse that killed 39 people Friday. (AFP/File)
14:02 GMT
The interior ministry said Tunisian authorities have arrested suspects for the shooting in Sousse that killed 39 people Friday.
A man walks past a Star of David decorating the door of a home in the Jewish quarter of the Egyptian capital, Cairo. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
13:31 GMT
A man walks past a Star of David decorating the door of a home in the Jewish quarter of the Egyptian capital, Cairo. (AFP/ Khaled Desouki)
The Mujahideen Shura Council is currently in de facto control of Darnah. (AFP/EastNews)
13:30 GMT
Clashes erupted in the eastern city of Darnah between the Tobruk-backed army and the Mujahideen Shura Council militiamen.
Egypt's General Prosecutor Hisham Barakat. (Image: YOUM7/Hossam Atef)
12:40 GMT
Egypt's General Prosecutor Hisham Barakat was injured when a bomb exploded behind a military academy in Heliopolis.
The fence is seen along the Israel-Egypt border 12 miles north of the Red Sea resort of Eilat. (AFP/File)
12:07 GMT
The fence running from the Gaza Strip to Eliat will be extended by 18 miles to the Jordanian border.
Pakistani residents sleep outdoors in Karachi late June 28, 2015. Power cuts have contributed to the suffering, preventing fans and air-conditioners working and hampering water pumps. (AFP/Asif Hassan)
12:00 GMT
As for who is to blame for the excessive fatalities during this relentless heatwave, government workers are pointing fingers at one another.
British Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during a press conference at the EU headquarters in Brussels, June 26, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:25 GMT
Prime Minister David Cameron said Daesh militants were planning terrorist attacks in the UK, following the Tunisian massacre where some 15 British nationals were killed.
A fighter from the Kurdish People Protection Unit (YPG) watches smoke billowing in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakah on June 28, 2015. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
11:09 GMT
Syrian state news released a newsflash stating th army had "cleansed" militants from the southern district of Nashwa in the city.
The Palestinian suspect was arrested and questioned, according to an Israeli spokesperson. (UCSD)
10:39 GMT
An Israeli soldier is said to be in "moderate" condition after being stabbed in the neck by a Palestinian woman Monday at a military checkpoint in Bethlehem.
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif prepared to head home Monday. (AFP/File)
10:19 GMT
A US official said the Iran nuclear talks would miss their June 30 target, while the Islamic Republic's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif headed home.
Mourners pray over the bodies of victims killed by Friday's deadly mosque attack in Kuwait City, June 27, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
An audio recording has emerged purporting to be the voice of the Daesh militant who carried out a deadly mosque bombing in Kuwait.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks as he chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem office on June 28, 2015. /(AFP/Atef Safadi)
09:30 GMT
In a statement, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu referred to flotilla as "nothing but a display of hypocrisy."
Palestinian protesters wave their national flag and banners during a demonstration in support of Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan on June 25, 2015. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
08:30 GMT
Khader Adnan ended his hunger strike after 55 days upon reaching a deal with Israel for his release. According to his lawyer, he will be a free man in two weeks.
Mourners carry the body of a victim from the Imam Al Sadeq mosque attack at funeral processions in Kuwait City, June 27, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:02 GMT
There's no point in watering down what caused the horrific massacre in the Imam Al Sadeq mosque on Friday. Sectarianism tensions in Kuwait have paved way for radicalism and a bigger gap between Shia and Sunni Muslims.
A civil war has ravaged parts of Libya since the uprising against Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. (AFP/File)
07:38 GMT
A group of envoys and ambassadors from the EU, Turkey, the US and UK urged warring Libyan factions to back a UN peace deal.
Palestinians in Gaza rally on boats in support of a freedom flotilla. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Israel's navy reportedly captured a peace flotilla en route from Sweden to Gaza, organizers said Monday.
Egyptians walk at the Khan el-Khalili market in Cairo during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan on June 22, 2015. (AFP/Mohamed El-Shahed)
05:00 GMT
The reported arrest of 25 individuals for eating in public during Ramadan fasting hours has rekindled the argument in Egypt about Ramadan fasting laws.

June 28, 2015

Estimates put the number of foreign fighters in Daesh as high as 20,000. (AFP/File)
18:41 GMT
A group of 12 medical students with Western passports are feared to have left their school in Sudan to join the ranks of Daesh fighting in Syria.
Israeli forces detain Palestinian children on a nearly-regular basis. (AFP/File)
17:54 GMT
Nine-year-old Ahmad Jasim al-Shweiki was detained by Israeli forces on Sunday. No immediate information on his detention has been given.
Authorities told demonstrators on Sunday they wouldn't be allowed to march. (AFP/File)
17:34 GMT
Authorities told demonstrators on Sunday they wouldn't be allowed to march.
Only a small percentage of the executions documented were recorded in the group's highly-stylized propaganda videos.
16:49 GMT
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it had documented 3,027 executions by Daesh in the year since establishing their 'caliphate.'
North Oil Company COO Saad al-Kabalaie was killed after attackers forced him to stop his vehicle. (AFP/File)
15:54 GMT
North Oil Company COO Saad al-Kabalaie was killed after attackers forced him to stop his vehicle.
EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini addresses the media in front of the Palais Coburg Hotel, the venue of the nuclear talks in Vienna, Austria on June 28, 2015. (AFP/Christian Bruna)
15:09 GMT
A nuclear deal with Iran is still possible by the deadline if both sides demonstrate “strong political will,” European Union's foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, says.
Canoes are seen stationed on dry, cracked earth in the Chibayish marshes near the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah. Marsh areas in southern Iraq have been affected since the Islamic State group started closing the gates of a dam on the Euphrates River in the central city of Ramadi. (AFP/Haidar Hamadani)
13:45 GMT
Canoes are seen stationed on dry, cracked earth in the Chibayish marshes near the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah. Marsh areas in southern Iraq have been affected since the Islamic State group started closing the gates of a dam on the Euphrates River in the central city of Ramadi. (AFP/Haidar Hamadani)
Hezbollah has been strengthening their positions near the northeastern Lebanese town of Ras Baalbek with rockets and heavy artillery in preparation for an upcoming offensive against Daesh. (AFP/File)
13:33 GMT
The outskirts of the northeastern town of Ras Baalbek are expected to see a series of fierce clashes between Hezbollah and Daesh in the upcoming weeks.
Thirty-nine people -- most of them British tourists but also including Germans, Belgians and French -- were shot dead at the packed Tunisian Mediterranean resort of Port el Kantaoui after a man pulled out a gun hidden inside a beach umbrella. (AFP/Loic Venance)
12:30 GMT
A 23-year-old student killed 39 people on a touristic beach in western Tunisia on Friday; however, despite media claims, none of the victims were Tunisian citizens.
Australian authorities are still verifying if Khaled Sharrouf was killed by a US-led airstrike in Syria last week. (Twitter)
11:40 GMT
A Daesh militant from Australia could still be alive following reports last week of him being killed by a US-led drone strike in Syria.
A checkpoint in the volatile Sinai Peninsula. (AFP/File)
11:30 GMT
Security forces raided the towns of Rafah of Sheikh Zuweid on Saturday, killing eleven militants and seizing their military assets.
A woman lays flowers at the site of a shooting attack on the beach in front of the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Port el-Kantaoui, on the outskirts of Sousse south of the capital Tunis, on June 27, 2015. (AFP/Kenzo Tribouillard)
10:30 GMT
Protesters chanted anti-terrorism slogans and paid their respects to those killed in the attack on a beach in the touristic city of Sousse.
Security forces stand outside the Al-Imam al-Sadeq mosque in Kuwait City after it was targeted by a suicide bomber, June 26, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:18 GMT
The suicide bomber who attacked a Shia mosque in Kuwait City was a Saudi national, Kuwait's national news agency KUNA said.
Saudi guards monitor the border with Yemen from Ashiq Island, April 1, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT
A Saudi soldier was killed by rocket fire from Yemen, according to a statement from the kingdom's interior ministry.
Mourners gather around the coffins of relatives killed in the bombing on the Al-Imam Al-Sadeq mosque in Kuwait City, June 27, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
The driver of a vehicle which took a bomber affiliated with Daesh to a Shia mosque was arrested by Kuwaiti security forces Saturday.
Firefighters and security forces gather at the scene of the attack in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, June 28, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:06 GMT
Security forces in France quizzed a suspect involved in the decapitation of a man in Grenoble as reports emerged of the attacker allegedly taking a selfie with the head.
Witnesses said Seifeddine Rezgui, 23, reportedly laughed as he gunned down tourists in the holiday resort. (Twitter)
07:32 GMT
While holiday makers come to terms with the Sousse attack, mystery surrounds the gunman who carried out the deadly rampage, which left some 39 people dead. Previously unknown to authorities, who was Seifeddine Rezgui?
Protests are becoming increasingly frequent in the West Bank village of Kafr Qaddum after residents lost land to Israeli settlements, outposts, and a separation wall. (AFP/File)
07:14 GMT
A 14-year-old Palestinian boy was shot in the thigh by Israeli forces in the West Bank village of Kafr Qaddum.
A Tunisian security member stands next to a swimming pool at the resort town of Sousse. (AFP/Fethi Belaid)
06:00 GMT
Friday's Sousse attack was condemned by a number of Arab countries who expressed their solidarity with Tunisia.
Khader Adnan, who has been on a long hunger strike to protest conditions of his imprisonment, is near death, his lawyer said. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Khader Adnan, who has been on a long hunger strike to protest conditions of his imprisonment, is near death, his lawyer said.

June 27, 2015

Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Kirkuk province. (AFP/File)
19:06 GMT
At least 80 Daesh militants were killed in airstrikes conducted by Iraqi air forces Saturday.
The earthquake hit most of Egypt's north and could be felt in Cairo. (AFP/File)
17:30 GMT
An earthquake which hit most of Egypt's north on Saturday registered 5.1 on the Richter scale.
A fresh wave of explosions targeting public places in the Iraqi capital killed 12 and injured 34 on Saturday. (AFP/File)
16:18 GMT
A fresh wave of explosions targeting public places in the Iraqi capital killed 12 and injured 34 on Saturday.
An Egyptian riot policeman detains a female student of al-Azhar University during a protest by students who support the Muslim Brotherhood inside their campus in Cairo on December 30, 2013 (AFP/Mahmoud Khaled)
14:00 GMT
Egypt has lashed out at a U.S. report criticizing its human rights record, saying that the report included “misinformation and exaggerations.”
The two militants were killed by the army Thursday after they tried to infiltrate Arsal. (AFP/File)
12:31 GMT
The two militants were killed by the army Thursday after they tried to infiltrate Arsal.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said Saturday a nuclear deal was possible if Western powers "accepted the realities." (AFP/File)
12:24 GMT
The foreign minister said Saturday a nuclear deal was possible if Western powers "accepted the realities."
The YPG victory comes only two days after Daesh had re-entered the border town. (AFP/File)
12:12 GMT
The YPG victory comes only two days after Daesh had re-entered the border town.
The militants beheaded 12 men accused of fighting against them in Syria. (AFP/File)
09:44 GMT
The militants beheaded 12 men accused of fighting against them in Syria.
Tunisian medics carry a woman on a stretcher in the resort town of Sousse, south of the Tunisian capital. (AFP/File)
07:52 GMT
The closings are part of a countermeasure for extremist attacks following Friday's deadly shooting at a beach resort.
A US State Department report on global human rights said torture and abuse were widely practiced by Lebanese forces. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
A US State Department report on global human rights said torture and abuse were widely practiced by Lebanese forces.
Supporters of the former Egyptian president staged protests on Friday to call for his reinstatement. (AFP/File)
04:47 GMT
Supporters of the former Egyptian president staged protests on Friday to call for his reinstatement.

June 26, 2015

Iraqi Yazidi women who fled the violence in the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar. (AFP/Safin Hamed)
14:19 GMT
The women were sold for between $500 and $2,000 in Syria's eastern province of Deir Ezzor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Search teams found the body of Sadiq at the site of the crash. (Twitter)
14:06 GMT
Iraqi pilot Rasid Mohammad Sadiq was killed during a routine aerial refueling maneuver in the United States.
It's been two years since the Vatican recognized Palestine as a state. (AFP/File)
13:29 GMT
It's been two years since the Vatican recognized Palestine as a state.
Tunisian security forces inspect a beach after a failed suicide bomb attack near the four-star Riadh Palms hotel, in the resort town of Sousse, on Oct. 30, 2013. (AFP/File)
13:14 GMT
The attack on a popular beach resort killed at least 27 people in the North African country Friday, an interior ministry official said.
Daesh re-entered the Syrian border town on Thursday and has already killed more than 140 civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. (AFP/File)
12:47 GMT
Daesh re-entered the Syrian border town on Thursday and has already killed more than 140 civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
The explosion caused a number of casualties. (Twitter)
12:07 GMT
The explosion caused a number of casualties.
The new heat wave is forecast to hit Egypt on Saturday during Ramadan. (AFP/File)
11:50 GMT
The new heat wave is forecast to hit Egypt on Saturday during Ramadan.
Attackers were believed to be carrying a black Islamist flag in a gas products factory. (iTele)
11:12 GMT
A man was reportedly decapitated by Daesh supporters in a Grenoble factory Friday. Attackers waved a black Islamist flag following an explosion in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, according to local media.
An African Union soldier patrols the scene of an al-Shabaab attack in Mogadishu in 2014. (AFP/Mohamed Abdiwahab)
09:10 GMT
At least 30 people were killed after al-Shabaab militants attacked the base in Somalia.
Ten Turkish activists were killed in May 2010 after Israeli commandos raided a ship that was part of the Free Gaza flotilla. (AFP/File)
08:51 GMT
The flotilla that aims to break the naval blockade reportedly carrying 70 people, humanitarian supplies and solar panels.
A source said soldiers ambushed a group of militants who tried to attack military positions to try to infiltrate Arsal. (AFP/File)
07:54 GMT
A source said soldiers ambushed a group of militants who tried to attack military positions to try to infiltrate Arsal.
Israel International Ben Gurion Airport on the outskirts of Tel Aviv, July 25, 2007. (AFP/Jack Guez)
07:35 GMT
The group of journalists and activists were banned from entering Israel for ten years.
The offensive follows a Daesh attack on another provincial capital, Hasakah, that sent more suicide bombers into a Kurdish border town. (AFP/File)
07:21 GMT
The offensive follows a Daesh attack on another provincial capital, Hasakah, that sent more suicide bombers into a Kurdish border town.
Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne illness that causes sudden fever and joint pain. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
The president of the Supreme Medical Committee in Aden says the number of people has reached 8,036, much higher than the figure given by the WHO.
Jailed Egyptian journalists await sentencing by Egypt's military tribunal. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The Committee to Protect Journalists on Thursday said Egyptian authorities are exploiting national security concerns to put restrictions on press freedoms.

June 25, 2015

An image released on Twitter shows news coverage of the crash which started a small fire 120 miles southeast of Tucson, Arizona
17:38 GMT
An Iraqi pilot was flying an F-16 that crashed in Arizona on Thursday. The fate of the pilot is still unknown.
Palestinians wait to cross the border at the Rafah crossing between Egypt and Gaza. (AFP/File)
16:55 GMT
Over a thousand Palestinians entered Gaza from Egypt during the three days Rafah was opened.
Turkey rejected a statement from Syrian television that the car bombs entered Kobani from the Turkey side of the border. (AFP/File)
16:24 GMT
Turkish security forces said Daesh 'sleeper cells' lying in wait in Kobani were responsible for Thursday's early morning car bomb attack
Unexploded cluster bombs still litter much of the south of Lebanon after Israel dropped roughly four million of them in the July-August 2006 war. (AFP/File)
14:52 GMT
A nine-year-old boy was killed when a nearly decade-old Israeli cluster bomb exploded in South Lebanon Thursday.
The Palestinian delegation is expected to arrive at the office of the prosecutor of the ICC at 3 p.m today. (AFP/File)
14:08 GMT
Palestinian Authority foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki is scheduled to make the State of Palestine's first submission to the International Criminal Court in the Hague on Thursday in pursuit of war crime charges against Israel.
A statement from the SNHR said 30 regime soldiers and 20 from Daesh were killed in clashes in Hasakah on Thursday. (AFP/File)
13:39 GMT
Clashes in the northeastern city of al-Hasakah on Thursday have killed 50, including 20 Daesh members, the SNHR said.
Ramtha is located just a few kilometers from the southern Syrian city of Daraa. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
13:28 GMT
Three shells from Syria struck Ramtha, killing a 23-year-old man and injuring three others, including two young girls.
A Pakistani man rests next to a street during a heatwave in Karachi on June 24, 2015. (AFP/Rizwan Tabassum)
13:00 GMT
Authorities are encouraging those who are elderly and sick to skip fasting during the holy month of Ramadan after 1,011 people died in Sindh province due to a heat wave.
A general view showing the destruction in the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Approximately 150,000 Palestinians are living on the front lines of the Syrian crisis.
Israeli security personnel check an Israeli military ambulance which was attacked by Israeli Druze in the Israeli settlement of Neve Ativ, near Majdal Shams on the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, as it was on its way to a hospital carrying two injured Syrians for treatment on June 22, 2015. (AFP/STR)
11:00 GMT
A total of nine suspects have been detained following the attack on an IDF ambulance carrying a wounded Syrian.
A child looks on as Iranian mourners attend the funeral of Mohammad Hamidi, Hasan Ghafari and Ali Amrai, all three members of the Islamic Republic's Revolutionary Guards reportedly killed in Syria. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
10:15 GMT
A child looks on as Iranian mourners attend the funeral of Mohammad Hamidi, Hasan Ghafari and Ali Amrai, all three members of the Islamic Republic's Revolutionary Guards reportedly killed in Syria. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
United Nations (UN) General Secretary Ban Ki-moon adresses the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, eastern France, on June 23, 2015. (AFP/Frederick Florin)
10:09 GMT
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Netanyahu to translate his promise of a two-state solution into action.
Daesh militants were pushed out of the Syrian border town of Kobani five months ago. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Daesh militants re-entered the Syrian town of Kobani, five months after being pushed out by Kurds and the US-led coalition.
Iraqi men inspect charred vehicles at a parking-lot at the Beirut Square, east of the capital Baghdad, following an explosion on June 24, 2015. Elsewhere, in the city of Baquba a suicide bomber detonated a car bomb at a gathering of Iraqi Sunni tribal leaders, killing at least 14 people in an attack claimed by Daesh. (AFP/Ahmed al-Rubaye)
09:04 GMT
Washington couldn't solve the 2006 sectarian war in Iraq, so what makes America think this time will be different?
American journalist James Foley was abducted on November 22, 2012 in northwestern Syria,  while working as a freelance war correspondent during the Syrian Civil War. He was later executed by Daesh in August 2014. (File Photo)
08:00 GMT
After a number of American hostages were executed by terrorist groups, including Daesh, the United States has now changed its formerly very strict "no negotiation" policy to help families pay ransoms.
Daesh militants were killed in the Jeb al-Jarah area of Homs. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Over 19 Daesh militants were killed by Syria's army in the country's central province of Homs, the SOHR reported.
Young Egyptian protesters hold up the Rabaa sign, associated with support for the Muslim Brotherhood. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Fifty-four Egyptians on Wednesday were sentenced in absentia by a military tribunal to 15 years in prison.
Palestinians hold their national flag during a rally to show support for the flotilla of boats soon to set sail for Gaza at the seaport of Gaza City on June 24, 2015. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
05:00 GMT
A representative from the 'Freedom Flotilla' told reporters the people on the boats will demonstrate peaceful and nonviolent resistance if they are confronted by Israel.

June 24, 2015

Soldiers patrol around the wreckage of a suicide car bomber that smashed into a pickup truck carrying security officers in Mogadishu. (AFP/File)
16:07 GMT
Seven people were killed and ten other injured when a suicide attacker rammed his car into a UAE official's car in a convoy in central Mogadishu.
Beirut's investigative judge granted bail to a doctor in custody on charges of misdiagnosing an infant whose limbs had to be amputated. (Shutterstock)
16:01 GMT
Beirut's investigative judge granted bail to a doctor in custody on charges of misdiagnosing an infant whose limbs had to be amputated.
A spokesman for Daesh said the pledge was welcomed by al-Baghdadi, who named a 'governor' for the region. (AFP/File)
15:39 GMT
Militants from Russia's four regions of the Caucasus have sworn allegiance to Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a voice recording released on YouTube.
A spokesman for the Pentagon told reporters Shia militia members have no interaction with American forces.
14:16 GMT
A Pentagon spokesman on Tuesday confirmed rumors of Shia militia members on an Iraq base where US troops are stationed, saying the militia members serve in a 'liaison capacity.'
Inside the European Parliament. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
The Nordic Green Left group's petition has gathered over 100 signatures from parliamentarians.
Security forces will reconsider the decision to restrict travel in a week. (AFP/File)
13:30 GMT
Muslims from the Gaza Strip will be unable to pray at Al-Aqsa mosque after Israeli authorities banned them from entering Jerusalem following rocket fire.
An Iraqi man speaks with a soldier at the site of a car bomb explosion in a commercial district of new Baghdad on August 26, 2014. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
A car bomb exploded near the house of a tribal elder in the al-Neda district east of the provincial capital, Baquba.
Al-Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour speaks at a press conference upon arrival at Hamad Airport early June 24, 2015 in Doha. (AFP/Faisal al-Tamimi)
12:30 GMT
Journalist Ahmed Mansour, who was detained in Berlin and set free two days later, denounced the 'dictatorship regime in' while speaking at a press event.
AT least 230,000 people have been killed in Syria since the onset of the crisis in 2011. (AFP/Zein al-Rifai)
11:30 GMT
Bombs were detonated outside a mosque in Damascus, at the headquarters of the Kurdish fighters at Sinalco Square, as well as near a pediatric hospital in Hasakah.
A Palestinian child stands next to a bag as he waits to cross to Egypt at the Rafah border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip, on June 23, 2015. (AFP/Said Khatib)
11:00 GMT
Rafah border-crossing opened Tuesday and will remain open until Thursday. Upon opening 458 crossed into Egypt, while 79 people headed for the besieged Gaza strip.
Thousands of civilians have been killed since the Syrian war began in March, 2011. (AFP/File)
10:30 GMT
The UN denounced Daesh, armed rebels and the Syrian government for deliberately targeting civilians in the war.
A Pakistani man rests in a mosque during the deadly heatwave in the country's port city of Karachi, June 22, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT
Hundreds of people have died in the Pakistani city of Karachi from a heatwave that saw temperatures soar to 44 degrees.