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August 23, 2015

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.
Yemeni people inspect the damage to a building in Aden. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Al Bawaba/File)
10:17 GMT
A powerful explosion struck an intelligence service building in Yemen's port city of Aden. The blast is believed to have been caused by explosives planted around the facility.
The pilots were flying an Apache helicopter. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Al Bawaba/File)
09:41 GMT
Two senior Saudi military pilots were killed Friday following fall of their Apache helicopter in an area southwestern the Kingdom.
Turkey said an article the BBC published Thursday showed "written and visual propaganda" for the Kurds. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Turkey said an article the BBC published Thursday showed "written and visual propaganda" for the Kurds.
The new center is aimed to provide specialized rescue services, patient transfer and air ambulance operations. (AFP/Massoud Hossani)
05:00 GMT
Jordan's King Abdullah on Thursday announced the new center that aims to provide specialized rescue and patient transfer services.

August 21, 2015

This US Air Forces Central Command photo released by the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System shows a pair of US Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles flying over northern Iraq on Sept. 23, 2014 after conducting airstrikes. (AFP/Senior Airman Matthew Bruch)
20:28 GMT
Haji Mutaz was killed in a US airstrike Tuesday in northern Iraq.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the second legislative elections will begin early. (AFP/File)
20:15 GMT
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the second legislative elections will begin early.
Yemeni security officials said the violence in Taiz started with Houthi rebels shelling civilians. (AFP/File)
20:04 GMT
Doctors Without Borders called on warring factions Friday to stop their attacks targeting civilians.
Turkish security forces have carried out countless attacks against the PKK, both in and out of Turkey. (AFP/File)
17:30 GMT
Turkey claims to have killed 771 suspected Kurdish militants with its operations against the PKK.
Images circulated on social media show the Daesh militants destroying the Saint Elian Monstery near al-Qaryatain in a Christian neighborhood in Homs. (AFP/File)
15:43 GMT
The structure was founded more than 1,500 years ago in a Syrian Christian neighborhood.
A child walks past burning tires as Egyptian demonstrators battle police during a demonstration in Suez. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
15:11 GMT
"I left no stone unturned in the search of my beloved son."
Palestinian men wait to cross into Egypt at the Rafah border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip, on Aug. 20, 2015. (AFP/Said Khatib)
14:30 GMT
Thousands crossed between Egypt and the Gaza Strip using the Rafah border crossing during its temporary opening, an official said Friday.
Turkish forces patrol the border with Syria. (AFP/File)
13:20 GMT
The Kilis governorate said 14 of the suspects were foreign nationals.
Migrants rest while waiting to pass the Greek-Macedonian border, guarded by Macedonian police near the town of Idomeni, northern Greece, on Aug. 21, 2015. (AFP/Sakis Mitrolidis)
12:31 GMT
Police secured a fence and tried to stop migrants from entering Greece.
Thousands of Palestinians are restricted from leaving the Gaza Strip, due to blockades by Israel and Egypt. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
The Rafah crossing was closed by Egyptian authorities Friday after being open for four days to allow medical patients through, Gaza officials said.
Israel accused Islamic Jihad and Iran of instigating rocket attacks from Syria. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
One person was killed in Syria and seven others wounded following a retaliation airstrike by the Israeli army.
Syria has been caught up in a brutal four-year civil war, claiming the lives of at least 240,000 people. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Iran's foreign ministry welcomed the UN's peace plan aimed at ending the four-year war in Syria.
Refugees in Suhl bow over pages of a ripped Quran following riots in the German town, August 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
Four police officers and 11 asylum seekers were injured during riots in the German town of Suhl after an Afghan national tore pages out of the Quran in a refugee center.
Four rockets from Syria reportedly hit northern Israel on Thursday. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
Israeli fighter jets bombed the province of Quneitra after four Syrian rockets reportedly hit northern Israel.
Human rights groups have demanded the immediate release of both children. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Five Palestinians including two minors were arrested by Israeli forces during a series of raids in the West Bank town of Kafr Qaddam.
Ties between the two countries have improved considerably since Sisi rose to power in 2013. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
In a sign of further warming of international relations, Sisi will meet with Russian officials and company heads during his visit.

August 20, 2015

Israeli military forces survey the the landscape while on guard in the Golan Heights. (AFP/File)
19:22 GMT
The IDF released a statement on its Twitter account holding Syria and Iran responsible for the four rockets fired at the country by the Islamic Jihad group.
Migrants walk in the direction of the Eurotunnel terminal near Calais, northern France, on Aug. 6, 2015. (AFP/Philippe Huguen)
19:15 GMT
Officials between the two countries agreed to strengthen security cooperation at the Calais border crossing in northern France.
Tourists sunbathe in the Red Sea resort of Sharm al-Sheikh, Egypt. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
18:44 GMT
Ten Egyptian crew members and 27 French tourists were rescued Thursday from their diving boat after they hit a coral reef.
Families of Daesh's Lebanese hostages protest no word from the government on Nov. 17, 2014. (AFP/File)
18:24 GMT
Media reported Thursday a mediator began talking to the militants again about the release of the hostages two weeks ago.
Palestinian protesters hold portraits of Mohammed Allaan, who ended his hunger strike on Thursday after more than two months of fasting. (AFP/File)
17:35 GMT
Mohammed Allaan has ended a near-fatal hunger strike that lasted more than two months and is said to be improving after being brought out of a coma several days earlier.
Iranian protesters break into British embassy in Tehran in 2011. (AFP/File)
16:24 GMT
The UK embassy will reopen in Tehran this weekend, four years after its closure following an attack on the compound during a protest in 2011.
The rockets were shot from Syria but caused no injuries. (AFP/Edouard Elias)
16:16 GMT
The rockets were shot from Syria but caused no injuries.
A psychiatric evaluation has shown that Yishai Schlissel is fit to stand trial. (AFP/File)
16:10 GMT
Yishai Schlissel, the perpetrator of a brutal stabbing at a Jerusalem gay pride parade that left one girl dead, has been shown fit to stand trial following a court-ordered psychiatric evaluation.
The monitor said Thursday the UN has failed to implement resolutions that would protect the lives of Syrian civilians. (AFP/File)
16:04 GMT
The monitor said Thursday the UN has failed to implement resolutions that would protect the lives of Syrian civilians.
Smoke billows from the site of a Saudi-led coalition airstrike on a weapons depot at a Houthi-held military airport in Sanaa on August 20,2015. (AFP/Muhammed Huwais)
14:47 GMT
Tuesday's strike targeted Houthi militiamen meeting in the same building as a teachers' union where educators were preparing for exams.
Government sources said the larger group of five at Sydney's airport were red-flagged and found to be carrying suspicious materials. (AFP/File)
14:42 GMT
Government sources said the larger group of five at Sydney's airport were red-flagged and found to be carrying suspicious materials.
Sources say that the four Palestinians will be killed if Hamas did not comply with the group's demands. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
14:26 GMT
Four Hamas members are being held by a Daesh affiliate in the restive Sinai region after being kidnapped at gunpoint from a bus.
Police at the scene of the suicide bomber attack in Turkey. (AFP/File)
14:10 GMT
Two assailants shot Star Media Group Chairman Murat Sancak's car as he was travelling through Istanbul with his bodyguard.
A Pakistani F-16 fighter jet performs in-flight maneuvers. (AFP/File)
13:36 GMT
The Pakistani military claims to have killed 43 suspected Taliban fighters on Tuesday, bringing the total to more than 160 fighters killed in five consecutive days of airstrikes.
Four Iraqis were arrested in a car with fake license plates, which belong to another car used in what the Lebanese army described as a "security act". (AFP/File)
13:03 GMT
The Lebanese army detained four Iraqi nationals after they were found to be traveling in a car with fake license plates.
Authorities closed the emergency ward in one of the largest Saudi hospitals after another 46 people contracted MERS. (AFP/File)
12:54 GMT
At least 46 people in the kingdom contracted the respiratory syndrome in one of the largest hospitals in Riyadh.
Israeli troops amass on the Gaza border. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
A Lod resident is accused of trying to sell secret information regarding IDF positions on the Egyptian border in exchange for a large sum of money.
Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners have went on hunger strike in recent months to protest against being detained without trail. (AFP/File)
10:55 GMT
Israel Medical Association chairman Dr. Leonid Eidelman Thursday condemned the force feeding of Palestinian inmates, calling it "torture".
Egyptian riot policemen stand in front of the damaged national security building in northern Cairo's district of Shubra on August 20, 2015. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
10:30 GMT
Daesh has claimed a car bomb attack on a Cairo courthouse Thursday morning that injured 29 people.
Migrants wait in a migrant camp called "New Jungle" next to the fence of the ferry port in Calais, northern France, on August 14, 2015. (AFP/Philippe Huguen)
10:00 GMT
More than 3,000 migrants and refugees, many of whom fled violence in Syria, Libya and Eritrea, are camped out in a makeshift tent village in Calais waiting for a chance to cross to Britain.
Mohammed Allan is believed to have suffered brain damage after going on hunger strike for 65 days. (AFP/File)
09:41 GMT
Palestinian prisoner Mohammed Allah was temporarily released by Israeli authorities after the hunger striker suffered from brain damage and was hospitalized.
Turkish forensic officers work at the site where shots were fired at police officers on August 19, 2015 at Dolmabahce palace in Istanbul. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
09:30 GMT
Following a string of armed attacks, Turkey's anti-terror division has arrested more than 40 people early Monday morning.
Some 240,000 Syrians are believed to have been killed in the conflict so far. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
At least 30 people were killed in the Syrian southwestern town of Harasta after an explosion reportedly hit a hospital.
Shiites assist an injured Sunni Muslim during clashes in Pakistan. (AFP/Aamir Qureishi)
08:50 GMT
The political geography of oil and minorities in Saudi Arabia and Iran highlights a fault line in the Sunni-Shiite divide at the core of violent transition in the Middle East.
Over 100 Palestinians were made homeless near the Jordan Valley and illegal Ma'aleh Adumim settlement after the IDF destroyed a series of Bedouin structures. (AFP/File)
08:05 GMT
Both the EU and UN voiced concern over the IDF's destruction of Palestinian properties, which made over 100 people homeless.
More than 3,600 people have passed through the Rafah border crossing between Palestine and Egypt since it opened earlier this week. (AFP/Said Khatib)
07:49 GMT
According to Hamas officials, four Palestinians were taken from a bus passing through the restive Sinai region by unidentified gunmen. They had recently entered Egypt through the Rafah border crossing.
Dozens of olive trees were uprooted in Beit Jala this week to make way for the wall. (AFP/File)
07:45 GMT
A group of Palestinian Christians clashed with Israeli police in the West Bank town of Beit Jala, following Israel's decision to expand the barrier wall.
No militant group claimed responsibility for the attack so far. (AFP/File)
07:21 GMT
At least six people were wounded Thursday after a bomb blast close to a state security building and courthouse in Cairo.
Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi said he would return for Eid Al Adha in September. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Fugitive President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi vowed to returned to the Yemeni city of Aden in September, according to sources.
Turkey has been conducting a series of counter-terrorism raids on suspected militants from the PKK, the DHKP-C, and Daesh since an deadly bombing took place in Suruc, killing over 30 people. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Around 1,600 people have been arrested in counter-terrorism raids in Turkey since a deadly bombing in the southeastern border district of Suruc on July 20.

August 19, 2015

Muhammed Allaan has been on a 64-day hunger strike in protest of his administrative detention by Israel. (AFP/File)
19:54 GMT
Concerns over Muhammed Allaan's deteriorating state spurred Israel's high court to suspend his status as an administrative detainee after medical tests showed the Palestinian hunger striker had suffered brain damage.
The World Food Programme said Wednesday "all the signs" point toward famine in Yemen. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT
The World Food Programme warned on Wednesday that the country's humanitarian crisis is only getting worse.
A Palestinian youth stands behind a wall sprayed with graffiti in Gaza City depicting 31-year-old Muhammad Allaan. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
18:37 GMT
The hospital treating Muhammed Allaan said it was unclear whether the damages, most likely caused by vitamin deficiencies, were reversible or permanent.
An Egyptian police officer stands behind a barricade on a closed-off street during protests. (AFP/File)
18:25 GMT
Egypt's Acting Prosecutor General Ali Omran bowed to increasing pressures to release students and individuals with critical medical conditions after human rights groups voiced their concerns for the well-being and futures of the detainees.
An unfinished Palestinian home in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Isawiyya being bulldozed by Israelis. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
18:00 GMT
Israeli forces delivered a demolition order to the family of Mahir Hashlamoun, who stabbed an Israeli woman to death in November.
Palestinian refugee schoolchildren in Gaza play on equipment during a break in their school day. (AFP/File)
17:29 GMT
The UN agency for Palestinian refugees says it has scraped enough money together from various donors to cover the $101 million deficit needed to be met in order for schools to open on time.
Turkish forensic officers work at the site where shots were fired at police officers on August 19, 2015 at Dolmabahce palace in Istanbul. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
17:01 GMT
The two arrested were in possession of two unused hand grenades, an automatic rifle, a hand gun, and large amounts of ammunition.
Former Iraqi prime minister Nuri Al-Maliki accused Turkey and Kurdish forces of taking part in a conspiracy planned in Ankara which led to the fall of Iraq's second largest city to Daesh militants. (AFP/File)
16:39 GMT
On his Facebook page, Iraq's ex-PM rejected the findings of parliamentary panel report in which he was implicated for the fall of Iraq's second largest city, adding that Turkish and Kurdish forces were responsible for the loss of the city to Daesh.
There is currently no law in Egypt that bans groups, including the Muslim Brotherhood, from participating in elections. (AFP/File)
15:46 GMT
Refaat Komsan, election affairs adviser to the prime minister, said the committee can't prevent factions from joining the parliamentary elections.
A Syrian mother holds her children after they arrive on an overcrowded dinghy in the Greek island of Kos. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
A boat smuggling Palestinians from Tripoli sank off the coast of Turkey on Wednesday.
A Turkish military convoy patrols a highway near the border with Iraq in October 2011. (AFP/Mustafa Ozer)
14:42 GMT
At least eight Turkish soldiers were killed when their armored vehicle targeted by roadside bomb in southeastern Siirt province.
Salafist cleric Ahmed al-Assir was arrested Saturday at the Rafik Hariri International Airport. (AFP/File)
14:30 GMT
The Salafist cleric was referred to the Army Intelligence Directorate, reports said Wednesday.
More than 100,000 migrants entered the EU's borders last month. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
More than 100,000 migrants entered the EU's borders last month.
A file photo of the Dolmabahçe Palace in Istanbul. (Photo: DavidConFran via Wikimedia Commons)
13:51 GMT
Witnesses reported gunfire and an explosion near the Dolmabahce Palace entrance in Istanbul.
A Palestinian girl sits on a suitcase as she waits with her family for permission to enter Egypt at the Rafah border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip, on August 17, 2015. (AFP/Said Khatib)
13:30 GMT
Egyptian authorities opened the Rafah border crossing from Monday until this Thursday. As of today 3,639 people have crossed the border.
The municipality of Lebanon's coastal town of Jounieh used bulldozers to fill more than ten truckloads of trash per day and paid to have them transported to privately owned land in Tripoli province. (AFP/File)
13:02 GMT
According to recorded confessions, the municipality of the Lebanese city of Jounieh was paying the land owner $500 per load to dispose of the trash in privately owned land in the province of Tripoli.
File picture for illustration shows a Turkish ambulance on an emergency call. (AFP/File)
12:38 GMT
Five members of a family were killed Wednesday when their vehicle collided with a passenger bus, police said.
Human rights campaigners strongly criticised Egypt's new bill. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
The US has voiced concern over Egypt's new anti-terror law, stating it could have a "detrimental impact on human rights and fundamental freedoms".
Qamishli has witnessed a number of bomb attacks over the past few months. (FP/Aaris Messinis)
11:30 GMT
A suicide bomber detonated a vehicle laden with explosives at the Kurdish Asayesh security forces offices in al-Qamishli city, located on the Turkish border.
Infighting killed dozens of Daesh militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul. (AFP/File)
10:05 GMT
Infighting between Daesh militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul killed dozens of fighters, according to a Kurdish spokesperson.
Hassan Youssef al-Seifi, undersecretary of the Hamas-led Awqaf Ministry, was traveling from Jeddah to Cairo when he was arrested. (AFP/File)
10:03 GMT
Hassan Youssef al-Seifi was arrested up arrival at Cairo airport because his name appeared of a "watch list."
Arab-Israeli protesters wave Palestinian flags and hold posters of Mohammed Allan, a Palestinian prisoner who is on a long-term hunger strike, during a rally calling for his release in the southern Israeli Bedouin city of Rahat on August 18, 2015. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
09:30 GMT
The head of the Palestinian Authority Committee for Prisoners' Affairs said Israel offered to release Palestinian hunger striker Muhammad Allan in November, when his administrative detention expires.
Member of the Knesset Avi Dichter called for the segregation of occupied West Bank roads. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
An Israeli lawmaker called for the segregation of West Bank roads to protect Jewish settlers from vehicular attacks.
Syrian youths take part in their last training on December 8, 2014 before being sent to the frontline along with rebel fighters from the Jaysh al-Islam brigades (Army of Islam) near Damascus. (AFP/Abd Doumany)
08:52 GMT
According to a CNN report, the US train and equip program is moving along very slowly in Syria, and for a very steep price.
Will the new laws bring stability and security to Egypt or stifle democratic practices? (AFP/Mohamed al-Shahed)
08:36 GMT
President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi ratified an anti-terrorism law which stipulates stiffer prison terms for terror-related offences, as well as exorbitant fines, and possible suspension from employment, for "false" reporting on militant attacks.
Twenty-five government soldiers were also executed by teens in the ancient city in June. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
Daesh militants reportedly beheaded an archaeologist in the Syrian city of Palmyra, an antiquities chief told Reuters.
A fighter loyal to exiled President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi guards a government building in Taez, August 18, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
Yemeni official Rajeh Badi said forces had freed most provinces from Houthi fighters and would look to retake the country's capital Sanaa.