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Meir Ettinger was instrumental in establishing several illegal outposts in the West Bank. (AFP/Jack Guez)
18:40 GMT
Israel's magistrates court extended Meir Ettinger's incarceration until at least Sunday.
Pakistani residents carry charpais (traditional woven beds) as they wade through a flooded area in the Nowshera district of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, on Aug. 3, 2015. (AFP/A Majeed)
18:04 GMT
Floods triggered by monsoon rains have killed at least 151 people in Pakistan.
Turkish soldiers move in formation during a military exercise in the southeast of the country. (AFP/File)
17:50 GMT
A soldier was killed in a rocket attack on a base in Silopi, a town close to both the Syrian and Iraqi border on southeast Turkey, on Tuesday.
A Palestinian woman blocked from entering the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Islam's third most holy site, holds up a Quran during clashes with Israeli Occupation Forces on Oct. 13, 2014. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
17:49 GMT
Israeli forces on Tuesday detained two Palestinians who protested the arrests of mosque employees.
Hospital workers treat a patient brought in for wounds suffered during clashes with Houthi rebels. (AFP/File)
17:10 GMT
Nearly 2,000 civilians have been killed in fighting between Houthi rebels and forces loyal to Yemen’s president-in-exile, the UN said on Tuesday.
Illustrative photo of a military operation by Egyptian security forced near the border with southern Gaza Strip on November 2, 2014. (AFP/Said Khatib)
15:45 GMT
Five civilians from one family were killed on Tuesday when their house in North Sinai was shelled, in tandem with intense clashes between security forces and militants.
Anbar has seen heavy clashes recently as the government tries to reclaim the province from Daesh. (AFP/File)
15:07 GMT
More than 1,500 schools have been damaged or destroyed in clashes in Iraq’s troubled Anbar province.
Fighters loyal to exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi gather on a road on the outskirts of the southern Yemeni port city of Aden on August 3, 2015, during a military operation against Shiite Houthi rebels and their allies. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)
15:00 GMT
Forces loyal to Yemen’s president-in-exile say they have taken southern Lahij province from Houthi militia and pro-Saleh forces.
An abandoned outpost, belonging to al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front, is seen on the Lebanese side of the Qalamuon Mountains on the border with Syria on May 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
Hezbollah and the Syrian army close in on the border city of Qalamoun, making their most aggressive offensive in the month-long battle.
Volunteers from the Sant'Egidio charity community observe funeral rites next to some of the 13 coffins of migrants who died attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea, at Messina harbour on July 29, 2015. (AFP/Giovanni Isolino)
13:40 GMT
Over 2,000 people have died and 188,000 have had to be rescued while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea, making it the most dangerous migrant route in the world.
Palestinians and Israelis bathe in a natural spring in Ein Fawwar, near the West Bank city of Jericho, as temperatures in the Jordan valley reached 48 degrees Celsius (118.4 F). (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
13:30 GMT
Palestinians and Israelis bathe in a natural spring in Ein Fawwar, near the West Bank city of Jericho, as temperatures in the Jordan valley reached 48 degrees Celsius (118.4 F). (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
A file picture taken on August 13, 2014, shows displaced Iraqi families from the Yazidi community crossing the Iraqi-Syrian border at the Fishkhabur crossing, in northern Iraq. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
12:00 GMT
Hundreds of Yazidis flee Daesh's onslaught in Iraq on a daily basis, as more than 3,000 members of their community are still being held captive by the militants.
Israeli police regularly escort right-wing settlers through the Al Aqsa compound, violating the peace accord. (AFP/File)
11:36 GMT
Clashes broke out in the Al Aqsa compound Tuesday after a Jewish extremist raised the Israeli flag in the holy site.
Fighters from al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate al-Nusra Front drive in the Syrian city of Aleppo flying flags. (AFP/File)
11:34 GMT
Five US-trained Syrian rebels were kidnapped from the same division that was attacked last week.
An investigation is underway to find the perpetrators. (AFP/File)
11:30 GMT
Gunmen shot and killed a policeman outside a police station in the Sharqiya governorate of Egypt.
The Kashmiri parents of Shafqat Hussain hold up a photo of their son who was believed to be 14 years old when arrested, March 11, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:05 GMT
A Pakistani teen was hanged by authorities despite claims from human rights groups he had been underage and tortured into confessing to a murder.
A worker carries out a routine check at a natural gas control center of Turkey's Petroleum and Pipeline Corporation, west of Ankara, on January 7, 2009. (AFP/Adem Altan)
11:00 GMT
An investigation is underway after a blast hit the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars-Erzurum gas pipeline in eastern Turkey.
The death of Mullah Omar was announced earlier this week. (AFP/File)
10:30 GMT
The Taliban in Pakistan pledged allegiance to the group's new leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a video released Monday.
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announced the extension of UK airstrikes in Iraq during a visit to the country. (AFP/File)
10:08 GMT
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said UK airstrikes in Iraq would continue till March 2017 during a trip to the country.
The mother of late Turkish soldier Hamza Yildirim (2nd L) reacts at her son's funeral ceremony at Kocatepe Mosque in Ankara, Turkey, on July 31, 2015. (AFP/Adem Alten)
10:00 GMT
A homemade mine detonated in Sirnak province, killing to Turkish security forces.
European countries including the UK, France and Sweden have supported the establishment of a Palestinian state. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Monday said he would support the establishment of a Palestinian state during a meeting with Hamas officials in Qatar.
Palestinians look at the damage as they stand in a house set on fire by Jewish settlers and where 18-month-old Palestinian toddler Ali Saad Dawabsha died on July 31, 2015, in the West Bank village of Duma.  (AFP/Thomas Coex)
09:00 GMT
Meir Ettinger, a leader of a local Jewish extremist group, was arrested in Safed for "nationalist crimes."
A relative carries the body of 18-month-old Ali Saad Dawabsha who was killed after Israeli extremists set fire to his home in Duma, July 31, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:36 GMT
Was it only a matter of time before violent Israeli settlers got their comeuppances? Benjamin Netanyahu along with many Israeli politicians were quick to condemn the horrific attack, but actions are clearly stronger than words.
A picture shows two burnt trucks reportedly set on fire by Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants in Tunceli, eastern Turkey, on August 2, 2015. (AFP/Stringer)
07:52 GMT
In light of recent violence between Turkish forces and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), the US has called for the two parties to resume peace talks.
The victims were executed over two days for reportedly refusing to marry Daesh militants. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Daesh extremists executed 19 women for refusing to marry militants in the group's stronghold of Mosul.
South Korean intelligence reported scud missiles launched from Yemen into Saudi Arabia were of North Korean origin. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
South Korean intelligence reported scud missiles launched from Yemen into Saudi Arabia were of North Korean origin.
Syrian refugee children open their books as they await lessons in Lebanon. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
A father found his 12-year-old boy hanged inside a room at a north Lebanon school where he teaches Monday.

August 3, 2015

The US last weekend conducted its first drone strike missions out of Turkey, the Pentagon said Monday. (AFP/File)
19:37 GMT
The US last weekend conducted its first drone strike missions out of Turkey, the Pentagon said Monday.
Trainees prepare for an exercise during a US-led training program fro Syrian rebels. (AFP/File)
19:11 GMT
A member of the newly-trained Syrian rebel forces backed by the US military is believed to have been killed in clashes last week, marking the force’s first battlefield casualty.
The military court Monday sentenced a man to three years of hard labor after being convicted of connections with Daesh and al-Nusra Front. (Wikimedia Commons)
19:00 GMT
The military court Monday sentenced a man to three years of hard labor after being convicted of connections with Daesh and al-Nusra Front.
The Palestinian Authority foreign minister reported Friday's deadly Duma firebombing attack to the International Criminal Court on Monday. (AFP/File)
17:50 GMT
The Palestinian Authority foreign minister reported Friday's deadly Duma firebombing attack to the International Criminal Court on Monday.
Smoke billows on the horizon as supporters of exiled Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi block a road in al-Mansura, east of Aden, on April 29, 2015. (AFP/Saleh Al-Obeidi)
17:37 GMT
Forces loyal to Yemen's government began an offensive to retake the largest military base near Aden.
Tens of thousands of Egyptians have returned to Egypt in an effort to escape the deteriorating security situation in Libya. (AFP/File)
17:34 GMT
Two-hundred and ten Egyptians fleeing Libya arrived in Egypt after being permitted to pass through Salloum border crossing in Marsa Matrouh governorate on Sunday.
Kurdistan's President Massud Barzani made the statement at a ceremony marking the one-year anniversary of the Yazidi massacre at the hands of Daesh militants. (AFP/File)
15:15 GMT
The president of Iraq's autonomous region of Kurdistan, Massud Barzani, promised Monday to avenge the Yazidi minority brutally massacred by Daesh in attacks that started in earnest a year ago.
Hundreds of Saudi-led troops have entered Aden after the port city was reclaimed by government forces. (AFP/File)
15:11 GMT
Hundreds of Saudi-led troops have entered Aden after the port city was reclaimed by government forces.
Fighters loyal to exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi walk in the Dar Saad suburb in the north of the southern embattled Yemeni city of Aden on July 29, 2015. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)
13:30 GMT
A car bomb exploded in the town of Damat on Monday, as Saudi warplanes continue to conduct airstrikes across the country.
Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made the comments on the country's Arabic-language news channel, al-Alam (AFP/File)
13:28 GMT
A senior Iranian diplomat has ruled out any joint cooperation with the United States to fight against Daesh.
Footage from the crash shows the tail of the MiG-29 that crashed in a crowded marketplace. (Twitter)
13:02 GMT
The plane crashed into a rebel held town south of Idlib, near the Turkish border.
A fighter loyal to Yemen's fugitive President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi walks through the city of Aden, July 30, 2015. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
Yemen's Port of Aden reopened days after the country's government announced recapturing the city from Houthi militants.
A photo released by US Central Command shows two US F-15 fighter lets flying over northern Iraq. (AFP/File)
12:52 GMT
An independent monitoring group released a report on Monday that said some bombings carried out by the US-led coalition against Daesh in Iraq and Syria likely have kill hundreds of civilians.
Clashes erupted in Jenin after Israeli forces stormed Palestinian houses in Ya'bad. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
Israeli soldiers clashed with Palestinians early Monday following a series of raids in the West Bank city of Jenin.
The suspects were arrested for storming a police station in Ossem village, southwest of Cairo, in mid-2013. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
The 27 Muslim Brotherhood members were acquitted of inciting violence and a joining a "terrorist group."
Lebanon's government has been in a political vacuum since failing to elect a president. (AFP/File)
12:13 GMT
The US outlined three "red lines" in order to preserve stability in Lebanon while the political crisis in the tiny Arab country continues.
John Kerry arrived in Qatar to reassure Arab officials about the Iran nuclear deal. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Qatar Monday for talks with his Arab counterparts on the Iran nuclear deal.
An Iraqi man unloads air condition units at a store in the Karada district of Baghdad on August 2, 2015, as temperatures reached to 46 degrees Celsius (115 Fahrenheit). (AFP/Haidar Mohammed Ali)
11:00 GMT
Power cuts have made the heatwave that is sweeping across the Middle East intolerable for Iraqis, as they take to the streets to demand that the government address the power outage crisis.
The Palestinian man was shot in the leg after allegedly fleeing a security check. (AFP/File)
10:38 GMT
A Palestinian man was shot and injured by Israeli troops early Monday during a security check near the West Bank city of Nablus.
Israeli peace activists stand in the Dawabsha family's home set on fire by suspected Jewish extremists and where a Palestinian toddler was burned to death earlier in the week, on August 2, 2015 in the West Bank village of Duma. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
10:00 GMT
Following the deadly arson attack by Israeli settlers that killed 18-month-old Ali Dawabsha, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority will submit a draft resolution to the UN Security Council calling for the protection of Palestinian civilians.
Lebanese actor Rafic Ali Ahmad performs during the Baalbek international festival in Lebanon's eastern Bekaa Valley, near the border with Syria. (AFP/STR)
09:52 GMT
Lebanese actor Rafic Ali Ahmad performs during the Baalbek international festival in Lebanon's eastern Bekaa Valley, near the border with Syria. (AFP/STR)
A Pakistani flood-affected man shifts his bed in a flooded area on the outskirts of Peshawar on August 2, 2015. (AFP/Hasham Ahmed)
09:30 GMT
The entire country has been affected by heavy rain and flash floods, but the highest number of reported causalities come from Khyber Pakthunwa and Baluchistan provinces
People gather around candles during a gathering of hundreds of friends, classmates, teachers, members of the gay community and supporters in downtown Jerusalem on August 2, 2015 to mourn the death of Israeli Shira Banki who was stabbed at the Jerusalem Gay Pride march. (AFP/Gali Tibbon)
08:17 GMT
Shira Banki, 16, was stabbed to death at a gay pride parade in Jerusalem earlier this week.
Over 15,000 people have been killed and thousands displaced from Boko Haram violence. (AFP/File)
08:14 GMT
Nigerian security forces rescued 178 people including 101 children from Boko Haram militants in the Borno region.
Some 200 devices were defused by the Iraqi army in the al-Sakra region. (AFP/File)
07:30 GMT
Security forces in Iraq's Anbar province defused some 200 explosive devices during a military operation.
A missile-loaded Turkish Air Force warplane takes off from the Incirlik Air Base, in the outskirts of the city of Adana, southeastern Turkey, on July 28, 2015. (AFP/STR)
07:24 GMT
Turkey has been conducting airstrikes on Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) targets in northern Iraq and Syria, and military officials deny allegations of targeting civilians.
Women clap their hands and shout slogans during an anti-war demonstration on Istiklal avenue in Istanbul on August 1, 2015. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
07:00 GMT
The US was at first triumphant about securing the use of an Turkish airbase to fight Daesh in Iraq and Syria. But as violence erupts between Turkey and the Kurds, is it possible Obama made a diplomatic disaster?
Over 10,000 Palestinian minors have been detained by Israeli forces in the last 15 years. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Two Palestinian minors aged 12 and 14 were detained by Israeli police in East Jerusalem for allegedly throwing stones at soldiers.
Armed Israeli settlers wield automatic rifles during a land dispute with Palestinians. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
The Israeli government on Sunday approved the use of administrative detention for Jewish far-rightists suspected of involvement in anti-Palestinian terrorism.
Egyptian security forces prepare for arrests during a rally in support of the Muslim Brotherhood. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
19 group members detained in past 24 hours alone for committing, inciting ‘violence’, Egypt’s Interior Ministry says.

August 2, 2015

A Hezbollah artillery unit flies the flag of the group as it targets positions near Zabadani. (Twitter)
19:18 GMT
Hezbollah and the Syrian army captured a new position in east Zabadani Sunday, in a push that left scores of militants either dead or wounded.
The students of the Mosul University were taken captive in the militant-held city of Mosul on Friday for disclosing information about the Daesh stronghold. (Twitter)
18:42 GMT
The Daesh group has taken captive four journalism students in northern Iraq for leaking information about the militants to Iraqi and media organizations.
Israeli security forces are currently permitting only men and women over the age of 30 to visit the compound. (AFP/File)
17:36 GMT
Tensions have flared at flashpoint mosque complex since Friday murder of Palestinian infant by suspected Jewish settlers.
The man who carried out the stabbing attack was arrested in 2005. (Twitter)
16:07 GMT
A 16-year-old girl who was stabbed during Jerusalem’s Gay Pride Parade on Thursday died Sunday after succumbing to her wounds.
Pakistani forces killed al-Qaeda leader Umar Lateef in an overnight raid. (AFP/File)
15:20 GMT
Security forces in Pakistan claim to have killed a senior al-Qaeda commander and detained his wife in an overnight raid on a hideout in the southwestern province of Baluchistan.
Egypt's notorious Tora Prison. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
14:20 GMT
Ramadan Seddiq, an anti-regime protester, was found dead inside his prison cell.
Palestinian protesters carry an injured comrade during clashes with Israeli security forces on a street leading to Duma village, on August 1, 2015, following a demonstration in reaction to the death of a Palestinian toddler burnt to death in an arson attack by suspected Jewish settlers in the West Bank. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
13:00 GMT
Duma residents are organizing voluntary groups to guard the village from Israeli settler attacks.
An Iraqi vendor sells watermelon on a street as temperatures reached to 46 degrees Celsius (115 Fahrenheit) in Baghdad. (AFP/Haidar Mohammed Ali)
12:13 GMT
An Iraqi vendor sells watermelon on a street as temperatures reached to 46 degrees Celsius (115 Fahrenheit) in Baghdad
The Egyptian army has been fighting the Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis group, who pledged allegiance to Daesh last November. (AFP/File)
11:56 GMT
The Egyptian military has killed 88 suspected militants between July 20 and July 31 in various security campaigns throughout the Sinai region.
Libyan rebels on the road between Ajdabiya and Benghazi. (AFP/File)
11:47 GMT
Five people were killed and 12 wounded after groups clashed near an oil port in eastern Libya.
Al-Jazeera journalists, Canadian Mohamed Fahmy (L) and Egyptian Baher Mohamed, wait outside Cairo's Torah prison where their trial was due to take place on July 30, 2015. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
11:05 GMT
The retrial for Al-Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy, Baher Mohamed and Peter Greste has been postponed yet again. The three face charges of defaming Egypt and spreading false news.
The Public Prosecution has referred 41 men to the Federal Supreme Court on charges of setting up a terrorist organization. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
The Public Prosecution has referred 41 men to the Federal Supreme Court on charges of setting up a terrorist organization.
The Syrians were arrested during raids by the army for lack of identification papers, state news reported Sunday. (AFP/File)
10:23 GMT
The Syrians were arrested during raids by the army for lack of identification papers, state news reported Sunday.
The Jordanian pilot of a private jet for the bin Laden family was among the victims of a plane crash at Blackbushe Airport in the UK on Friday. (AFP/File)
09:48 GMT
The Jordanian pilot of a private jet for the bin Laden family was among the victims of a plane crash at Blackbushe Airport in the UK on Friday.
A young Palestinian looks on during clashes with Israeli security forces on a street leading to Duma village, on August 1, 2015. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
09:43 GMT
Eight Palestinian youths were shot with rubber bullets and injured by Israeli forces while attending a funeral for 17-year-old Laith al-Khaldi, who was shot dead by the IDF the day before.
Yishai Schlissel is seen on a stabbing spree in Jerusalem during a gay pride parade. (AFP/File)
09:19 GMT
Police were looking into the relationship between Yishai Schlissel, who fatally stabbed six during this year's gay pride parade, and the Jerusalem couple.
Israeli men take part in a demonstration on August 2, 2015 in Tel Aviv against the death of 18-month-old Ali Saad Dawabsha, the toddler who was burned to death by suspected Jewish extremists. (AFP/Jack Guez)
09:03 GMT
The recent murder of an 18-month-old Palestinian toddler by Israeli extremists proves Jewish terrorism must be addressed, as it threatens to undermine security and democracy in Israel.
The National Defense Council of Egypt approved Saturday the extension of the participation of Egyptian military personnel in a combat mission abroad. (AFP/File)
08:57 GMT
The National Defense Council of Egypt approved Saturday the extension of the participation of Egyptian military personnel in a combat mission abroad.
A woman holds a flag of jailed Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan as she stands opposite Turkish riot police in Diyarbakir on August 1, 2015. (AFP/Ilyas Akengin)
07:45 GMT
PKK fighters drove an agricultural vehicle laden with two tons of explosives into a military police station in Agri province, located near the Iranian border.
Israelis hold placards during a demonstration on August 2, 2015 in Tel Aviv against the death of 18-month-old Ali Saad Dawabsha, the toddler who was burned to death by suspected Jewish extremists. (AFP/Jack Guez)
07:17 GMT
The arsonists behind the attack which killed an 18-month old Palestinian toddler and injured three other members of the same family are being held under administrative detention.
Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor called for the Taliban to continue its military campaign after replacing Mullah Mohammad Omar as supreme leader. (AFP/File)
06:51 GMT
Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor called for the Taliban to continue its military campaign after replacing Mullah Mohammad Omar as supreme leader.
Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) militants gather in the Qandil mountains. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
The president of Iraqi Kurdistan called Saturday for the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) to withdraw from the region where the militant group has a number of bases after Turkish airstrikes killed at least eight civilians there.
The death toll includes 844 civilians and 488 Iraqi security forces. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Al Bawaba/File)
05:00 GMT
As many as 1,332 people were killed in violence across Iraq in July, according to a monthly report released on Saturday by the UN. Another 2,108 people –including both civilians and military personnel – were injured over the same period.

August 1, 2015

Egyptian soldiers stand guard in Sinai. (Al Bawaba/File)
20:41 GMT
A top Daesh-affiliated militant commander has been killed during an encounter with Egyptian army troops in Egypt’s restive Sinai Peninsula, military sources say.
Yemeni Prime Minister Khaled Bahah was in exile in Saudi Arabia for four months. (Al Bawaba/File)
18:31 GMT
Yemen's exiled prime minister, Khaled Bahah, arrived Saturday in Aden, four months after Iran-backed rebels forced his government to flee the southern city.
Israeli forces throw tear gas canisters towards Palestinians protesting an arson attack that killed a toddler in the West Bank on July 31, 2015. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
14:33 GMT
17-year-old Laith Fadel al-Khaladi was killed by Israeli forces amid violent clashes in Ramallah.
Security forces inspect the West Bank house destroyed in an arson attack on July 31, 2015. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
12:26 GMT
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday sharply condemned an arson attack by Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank that killed an 18-month-old Palestinian boy.
The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) flag. (Al Bawaba/File)
11:43 GMT
Turkey’s state news agency has alleged that the country’s week-long aerial warfare against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has killed around 260 members of the outlawed group.
A soldier stands guard in Benghazi. (AFP/File)
09:22 GMT
Daesh has reportedly slain five troops loyal to Libya’s internationally-recognized government in the country’s east.
Saudi soldiers shell Yemen from a post in southwestern Saudi Arabia. (AFP/File)
08:32 GMT
At least three Saudi soldiers have been killed and seven others injured by a Houthi rocket attack on a military base in Saudi Arabia.
Palestinians attend the funeral of 18-month-old Palestinian toddler Ali Saad Dawabsha, who died after his house was set on fire by Jewish settlers, on July 31, 2015, in the West Bank village of Duma. (AFP/Thomas Coex)
06:00 GMT
President Mahmoud Abbas said he would demand a probe by the International Criminal Courts into a series of attacks against Palestinians by Israeli settlers, including the incident which killed an infant earlier Friday.
Hezbollah members and supporters carry the coffin of Jihad Mughniyeh during his funeral in Beirut's suburbs, January 19, 2015. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Despite making an advance in the Syrian border city of Zabadani, Hezbollah lost two fighters in clashes with militants.

July 31, 2015

Relatives carry the body of Palestinian toddler Ali Saad Dawabsha, through the streets of the West Bank village of Duma during his funeral on July 31, 2015. (AFP/Thomas Coex)
18:00 GMT
Mourners gathered at a funeral for the Palestinian infant killed in an arson attack by Israeli settlers earlier Friday.
A Syrian refugee man selling beans at the Zaatari refugee camp home to more than 55,000 Syrians, located close to the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria. (AFP/File)
16:30 GMT
The money will offset the effects of the World Food Programme cutting off all assistance to 440,000 Syrian refugees living in urban communities in Jordan.
President Beji Caid Essebsi’s office issued a statement on Friday extending the state of emergency until August 3rd. (AFP/File)
15:30 GMT
Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi ordered the state of emergency on July 4th for an initial 30 days after a Tunisian student used an MK-47 assault rifle to kill tourists at a hotel near the city of Sousse.
Israeli security forces block a road leading to the annexed east Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound after Israeli police and authorities limited access to one of Islam's holiest sites on July 26, 2015. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
14:30 GMT
The gates of Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem were closed by Israeli forces in an effort to enhance security measures following the murder of a Palestinian infant by Israeli settlers.
Israeli forensic police inspect a car belonging to Israeli victims of a gun attack by a Palestinian man near the Dolev settlement, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, June 19, 2015. (AFP/File)
13:30 GMT
A Israeli vehicle was shot at by a passing car in the Binyamin region of the West Bank. No causalities have been reported.
Nusra Front militants have prevented aid from reaching areas in Syria's Idlib province. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
Villages in Syria's Idlib province remained under siege by Nusra Front militants while there was a shortage of medical supplies and a need for humanitarian assistance, according to a Press TV report.
Tensions are high between Israel and Lebanon since the 2006 war with Hezbollah. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
Israeli authorities installed the Iron Dome Defense System near the border with Lebanon in wake of the Iran nuclear deal, an IDF commander said.
Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. (AFP/Getty Images)
12:25 GMT
In less than 24 hours 79 Muslim Brotherhood supporters and members have been arrested across Egypt for various charges, including inciting violence against state institutions and public utilities.
Over 80 percent of Yemen's population is in need of humanitarian assistance, according to the UN. (AFP/File)
11:30 GMT
The UN launched an aid distribution program to around 340,000 people in the Yemeni port city of Aden Thursday as the humanitarian situation worsens.
An IDF soldier stands outside the Dawabsha family home, which was burnt down by settlers, July 31, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:14 GMT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Friday strongly condemned an arson attack carried out by settlers on a Palestinian family where a toddler was killed.
Turkey's government blamed the PKK for the attack, which left two police officers dead. (AFP/File)
09:18 GMT
Two officers and two suspects were killed during an assault on police headquarters in Turkey's Adana province. The Turkish government has blamed the PKK for the attack.