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Fighters loyal to Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi march toward a hilltop position in Taiz on August 18, 2016. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Basha)
08:00 GMT
A Saudi airstrike hit a minibus of civilians in Taiz, Yemen, killing over a dozen people onboard.
smoke rises from an airstrike in the Helmand province. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
A US airstrike on a Taliban-run prison killed dozens of Afghan National Army soldiers in addition to the Taliban targets.
The Taliban said it was now in full control of Janikhail with spokesman Zabihullah claiming that the group had seized weapons, ammunition and military vehicles. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
The Taliban militants have overrun a district in eastern Afghanistan after government forces withdrew to avoid civilian casualties.
Syrian government troops stand guard as a bus carrying people drives by, as part of an evacuation from the town of Daraya outside the capital Damascus on August 26, 2016. (AFP/Youssef Karwashan)
05:00 GMT
Syrian civilians and opposition fighters have continued to evacuate Daraya for a second day.

August 27, 2016

Palestinian mourners carry the body of Hadeel al-Hashlamon,18, during her funeral in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron on Sept. 23, 2015. (AFP/Hazem Bader)
12:00 GMT
The body was taken to the Palestine Medical Complex and then to his hometown of Silwad, where thousands, including his wife and three children, were waiting to receive him.
Iraqi troops poised to recapture Mosul. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Warplanes launched airstrikes southeast of Mosul’s Al-Hadar district, killing 12 militants and destroying an ammunition depot, the ministry said in a statement.
Guards posted at Rafah crossing to Gaza. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
Security forces fired at the militants as they were trying to attack a checkpoint North Rafah.
Chahed was named as the Tunisian premier after Essid was dismissed in a no-confidence vote last month. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
Tunisia’s new unity government, led by Prime Minister-designate Youssef Chahed, has won a vote of confidence in the parliament.
US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met on August 26, 2016 in Geneva for an expected push towards resuming peace talks for war-ravaged Syria. (AFP/Martial Terzzini)
07:00 GMT
Russian Foreign Minister said they had managed to 'reduce the level of mistrust' between the two countries.
Turkish special forces are seen on patrol in Diyarbakir. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
The Sur District of Diyarbakir has been under curfew since December.

August 26, 2016

The United Nations welcomed the court's decision, said Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, noting that the UN stood for "the need for people's personal dignity and person to be respected." (AFP/File)
21:56 GMT
The council had heard an appeal by two groups - the French Human Rights League and the Collective Against Islamophobia in France - who sought to strike down a ban in the southern town of Villeneuve-Loubet.
Israeli soldiers surround the body of a suspected Palestinian man who was reportedly shot dead by Israeli troops at the entrance to the West Bank village of Silwad on August 26, 2016. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
15:00 GMT
Zakariya Hamed reportedly suffered from mental illness and was not found to have any weapons on him.
Philippine soldiers carry a body bag containing the body of a member of militant group Abu Sayyaf after their armed encounter at the village of Bongkaong, Patikul town, Sulu province on the southern island of Mindanao on August 26, 2016. (AFP/Stringer)
14:00 GMT
There is a new push to eradicate the Daesh-linked militant group after its members beheaded an 18-year-old hostage.
Syrian army soldiers gather in a street in the government-controlled part of the besieged town of Daraya on August 26, 2016, as thousands of rebel fighters and civilians prepared to evacuate under an accord struck a day earlier. (AFP/Youssef Karwashan)
13:00 GMT
The Damascus suburb only received its first aid convoys in June as its residents were suffering from malnutrition.
Members of the Palestinian security forces stand guard as they patrol the West Bank city of Nablus on August 23, 2016 during ongoing clashes between Palestinian gunmen and security forces. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
11:00 GMT
The shooting sparked a police crackdown in Nablus, in which three were killed in what the UN said were 'extrajudicial killings.'
Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj addresses the UN-backed unity government (GNA). (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj presented a new cabinet lineup days after parliament issued a no-confidence vote in the UN-backed government.
A car bomb struck a police headquarters in the southeastern town of Cizre in Turkey. (Twitter)
08:29 GMT
The 'massive' bomb killed 11 officers and did significant damage to the building.
Warships are seen in the Strait of Hormuz. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
US officials said Iranian vessels 'harassed' a US warship near the Strait of Homuz.
Members of Libyan pro-government forces hold a position as they fight to clear DAesh from its main Libyan stronghold of Sirte on August 13, 2016 in Sirte. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
07:00 GMT
Airstrikes continue to pound Sirte in the battle to oust Daesh from their Libyan stronghold.
CHP leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu was targeted by gunfire as he traveled in a convoy in northeastern Turkey. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Kemal Kilicdaroglu escaped unscathed when his convoy came under fire in northeastern Turkey.

August 25, 2016

Tony Gedeon (far right) hanging out with the locals in Shignan. (photo courtesy of Tony Gedeon)
18:03 GMT
“If you follow their rules and respect their customs, only good things will happen.”
Turkish army tanks drive to the Syrian border town of Jarabulus after launching a ground operation for the first time in Syria, on August 25, 2016. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
18:00 GMT
The Free Syrian Army captured the town, backed by Turkish warplanes, tanks, and special forces soldiers.
Dozens of French resorts have banned beachwear that "conspicuously" shows a person's religion such as a "burkini" -- a full-body swimsuit for Muslim women. (AFP/Fethi Belaid)
17:00 GMT
Many argue that forbidding Islamic-inspired swimwear opens a gateway for racial discrimination.
Egyptian Coptic church. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT
The Egyptian Coptic church is fighting for better legislation to build and restore churches.
Saudi Arabia has targeted Yemen with airstrikes on an almost daily basis. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
UNHCR called for the creation of an independent international body to investigate cases of human rights violations in conflict-ridden Yemen.
Lebanon's trash crisis, which abated earlier this year, seems ready to flare up again with different groups blocking the entrance to landfills. (AFP/File)
14:30 GMT
The crisis never really went away to begin with.
A relative and the brother (R) of late Mohammed Nasser Tarayrah, a Palestinian attacker who stabbed to death an Israeli teen in a Jewish settlement, inspect Tarayrah's home after Israeli army partially destroyed it. (AFP/File)
14:29 GMT
A relative and the brother (R) of late Mohammed Nasser Tarayrah, a Palestinian attacker who stabbed to death an Israeli teen in a Jewish settlement, inspect Tarayrah's home after Israeli army partially destroyed it
After retaking Fallujah in June, Iraqi security forces are focused on Mosul, the Islamic State group's de facto capital in the country. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
More than 30 Daesh militants were reportedly killed in clashes with Iraqi troops since morning.
Victims are evacuated after an airstrike in the eastern Ghouta region near Damascus. (AFP/File)
13:30 GMT
The report by the UN and global chemical weapons watchdog has said government troops were behind two chemical attacks, while Daesh also likely used sulfur mustard gas.
A Turkish army tank in the border city of Karkamis drives towards Syria. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
13:00 GMT
There are now reportedly some 20 Turkish tanks in Syria in an apparent anti-Daesh operation.
People walk past a government building in Kef, Tunisia. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
Tunisian forces found a militant camp in Kef.
Qatif, Saudi Arabia. (AFP/File)
12:20 GMT
Saudi forces stopped two suicide bombing attempts near a mosque and a popular tourist restaurant.
Abu Sayyaf militants marching in Philippines. (Screenshot)
12:00 GMT
Abu Sayyaf militants beheaded an eighteen-year-old captive when his family could not pay the ransom.
Palestinian fishermen collect fish from their nets in Gaza City. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
10:00 GMT
The Israeli navy reportedly detained Abed al-Aziz Saadallah off the coast of Beit Lahiya after opening heavy fire at Palestinian fishing boats.
A Yemeni man carries his bags through the ruins of buildings destroyed in an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition in the capital Sanaa on October 28, 2015. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
09:00 GMT
Oxfam said at a Geneva conference on Tuesday that the UK was violating the International Arms Trade Treaty.
A Syrian rebel tries on a gas mask in the northwestern province of Idlib, on July 18, 2013. (AFP/File)
08:27 GMT
The UN is expected to publish a full report on the use of mustard and chlorine gas by Syrian regime forces and Daesh militants.
Palestinian protestors hold posters of Bilal Kayed, protesting his administrative detentio at Damascus Gate, a main entrance to Jerusalem's Old City. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
07:00 GMT
Bilal Kayid has suspended his hunger strike after 71 days after reaching an agreement to end his administrative detention.
Afghan security personnel stand guard near the site of explosion that targeted the elite American University of Afghanistan in Kabul on August 24, 2016. (AFP/Wakhil Kohsar)
06:30 GMT
Security forces ended the attack on the American University of Afghanistan, with at least seven civilians killed.
Israeli soldiers conduct searches in the northern West Bank village of Madama on August 24, 2016 after a Palestinian reportedly exited a car and stabbed an Israeli soldier on a road close to the village and to the Israeli settlement of Ariel. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
06:00 GMT
Israeli forces opened fire on a Palestinian man when he exited a vehicle while others 'hurled stones' from the car.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim (R)and US Vice President Joe Biden (L) hold a joint press conference following their meeting on August 24, 2016 at the Cankaya Palace in Ankara. (AFP/Adem Altan)
05:00 GMT
So far US officials have said Turkey has failed to supply any evidence that Gulen was involved in the coup attempt.

August 24, 2016

Strawberries. (Shutterstock)
18:00 GMT
After US media linked a hepatitis A outbreak to strawberries imported from Egypt, the country is doing an in-depth agricultural investigation.
Gunmen have stormed Kabul's American University of Afghanistan, with many reportedly trapped inside. (File photo)
17:06 GMT
Professors and students are said to be trapped inside, but reports of casualties have not been confirmed.
Smoke billows after an air strike on Jarablus, Syria, 24 August. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT
A number of Syrian rebel groups posted a message on Twitter saying the "storming operation, aimed at the first stage of liberating Jarablus," had begun.
Palestinian Bedouin Abu Nawar stands next to the remains of makeshift homes that were demolished by Israeli forces east of al-Quds (Jerusalem) in the occupied West Bank, on January 6, 2016. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT
Last week Israeli authorities displaced 64 Palestinians, including 24 children, after demolishing 29 structures in eight locations.
Afghan police search a car at a checkpoint in the Helmand province. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
A bomb in Lashkargah City killed a US soldier and wounded seven others.
Palestinian protesters hold posters against the administrative detention of Palestinian prisoner Bilal Kayed outside the International Committee of the Red Cross’s offices in East Jerusalem on August 12, 2016. (AFP/File)
14:30 GMT
Protesters blame the ICRC for its perceived inaction in the case of hunger striker Bilal Kayed.
Yemen's central Taiz province has been under Houthi control for months. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
24 Houthis and allied forces of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh were reportedly killed in battles in the center of Taiz city.
Syrian-Kurds return to the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakeh on August 23, 2016, after regime forces and Kurdish fighters agreed to a truce following a week of clashes. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
13:30 GMT
FSA forces are expected to advance toward Jarabulus, where Turkish troops have launched an anti-Daesh operation.
The Saudi flag. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia sentenced an Egyptian national to six years in prison on charges of espionage for sending documents about the country to Iranian contacts in Lebanon.
A Syrian Refugee child is pictured at the refugee camp in Osmaniye on December 15, 2015. Turkey is home to at least 2.2 million Syrian refugees. (AFP/File)
12:35 GMT
Humanitarian solutions to the education crisis facing Syrian children are largely ignoring those most in need, argues Middle East writer and researcher James Denselow. Children inside Syria are being overlooked.
Fethullah Gulen, the US-based Muslim preacher, is blamed for orchestrating the attempted Turkish coup. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Ankara submitted a request for extradition on July 19, only days after the coup attempt.
A Turkish soldier patrols the volatile border with Syria. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
Turkish forces reportedly used intense artillery fire against Daesh forces in the town of Jarablus.
Palestinian security forces stand guard as riots take place in Nablus. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
alestinian security officers arrested a Palestinian man and beat him to death in prison Tuesday morning, with the UN denouncing the killing as an “apparent extrajudicial execution.”
A Turkish army tank drives towards Syria in the Turkish border city of Karkamis on August 24, 2016. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
09:46 GMT
Turkish tanks are crossing the border into Jarablus in northern Syria.
There have been ten women fined so far this summer as part of the enforcement of the new French law. (Courtesy photo)
09:33 GMT
Four burly cops stood over the middle-aged woman, who had been quietly sunbathing on the Promenade des Anglais beach in Nice - yards from the scene of the Bastille Day lorry attack - and watched her take off a Muslim-style garment which protected her modesty.
A handout image released by the Syrian opposition's Shaam News Network shows a Syrian couple mourning in front of bodies wrapped in shrouds ahead of funerals following what Syrian rebels claim to be a toxic gas attack by pro-government forces in eastern Ghouta. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
Syrian opposition groups and their western allies claim the nerve gas attacks were launched by the Syrian government.
Turkish tanks fire from their army position close to the town of Kilis, south central Turkey, towards the Syria border, on February 17, 2016. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
The evacuation is underway in parts of Karkamis which was hit by several mortar shells on Tuesday.
A police officers sets a security perimeter near Maalbeek metro station, on March 22, 2016. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Several other top Boko Haram leaders were killed or injured during the raid, which took place during Islamic Friday prayers.
This file photo taken on November 9, 2015 shows workers constructing a layered cemetery in the rebel-held town of Douma, east of the Syrian capital Damascus to make space for the burial of the increasing number of casualties due to airstrikes by the Syrian regime. (AFP/Amer Almohibany)
06:00 GMT
The Eastern Ghouta area near Damascus has experienced relentless shelling and dire humanitarian conditions for more than three years.
A sniper from the Yemeni security forces watches over during a gathering in support of the Huthi-led parliament, in the capital Sanaa on August 20, 2016. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
05:00 GMT
Backed by heavy aerial bombardment from Saudi warplanes, Yemeni forces launched a military operation last week aimed at pushing out al-Qaeda.

August 23, 2016

Boko Haram fighters are seen in Nigeria. (AFP/File)
18:26 GMT
Other militants were injured or killed in the raid, but this isn't the first time Nigeria has reportedly 'killed' Abubakar Shekau.
A Palestinian man loads stones on a cart next to a crater on August 22, 2016 in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip, following an Israeli airstrike the day before. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
17:30 GMT
Israeli warplanes on Sunday struck several targets in the Gaza Strip after a rocket was fired into southern Israel.
Members of the Kurdish police patrol in the neighborhood of Al-Masaken in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasaka during ongoing fighting with regime forces on August 22, 2016. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
16:00 GMT
The Kurdish YPG is said to have taken near full control of the city since last week.
Palestinian mourners carry the body of Mahmud Shalaldeh, 18, who was shot by Israeli troops during clashes the previous day in Hebron, during his funeral on November 13, 2015. (AFP/Hazem Bader)
15:00 GMT
UNRWA said it was “gravely concerned” about the killing of Muhammad Abu Hashhash -- who was reportedly unarmed when he was shot in the chest.
The case regarding judicial sequestration on Egypt's press syndicate was referred to the Administrative Court. (AFP/File)
14:30 GMT
The case has been referred to Egypt's Administrative Court.
A Kurdish man harvests sunflowers in a field in the district of Raniya, 70km (43 miles) east of Arbil, the capital of Iraq's northern autonomous region of Kurdistan. (AFP/File)
14:13 GMT
A Kurdish man harvests sunflowers in a field in the district of Raniya, 70km (43 miles) east of Arbil, the capital of Iraq's northern autonomous region of Kurdistan.
The Turkish military retaliated both attacks with counterattacks on Kurdish positions. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
Two mortar shells were fired from Syria towards the Turkish border town of Karkamis, followed by three rocket shells striking Kilis.
A Jordanian woman casts her ballot during previous elections. (AFP/File)
13:30 GMT
High numbers of female candidates participating in the election can be found throughout the Kingdom.
Egyptian army special forces man a temporary checkpoint outside Sharm el-Sheikh airport. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
The sources told Ma'an that the officer was shot in the head by a sniper while he was in a military vehicle patrolling a street in al-Arish.
Enas Oun. (Twitter)
12:00 GMT
Enas Oun was stopped at the Bahrain International Airport and prevented from traveling due to ongoing investigations about her work.
Fighters take to the streets of Aleppo. (AFP/File)
11:19 GMT
Nearly all of the major power players involved in the Syrian conflict have a part to play in the ongoing battle for Aleppo. Expert Youssef Sadaki explains how Syria's largest city could determine the balance of power in the Syrian war.
A member of the forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) runs on a street on August 21, 2016 in the coastal city of Sirte, east of the capital Tripoli. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
11:00 GMT
The country's House of Representatives issued a no-confidence vote in the unity government.
Lebanese forces in Arsal. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Arsal's mayor says the city is on high alert, and Lebanese forces are arriving to help bolster security after a spate of recent attacks.
Afghan security forces on patrol after a spate of recent attacks by Taliban militants. (AFP/Bashir Khan Safi)
09:30 GMT
A suicide bomber detonated near a NATO convoy late Monday evening.
Smoke rises from a Syrian regime airstrike on rebel positions inside Aleppo. (AFP/George Orfalian)
08:30 GMT
No humanitarian aid has moved within Aleppo since the increased bombardments began in August.
Jewish settlers stand on the roof of a building after entering two homes in the center of Hebron on January 21, 2016. (AFP/Hazem Bader)
08:00 GMT
According to a statement released by the group Peace Now, renovations were already underway at the Israeli military compound of Plugat Hamitkanim to pave the way for new housing for Jewish settlers.
French President François Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
The trio planned to discuss several topics such as the migrant crisis as well as securing Europe's internal and external borders following a string of militant attacks.
Ambulances arrive at the site of an explosion on August 20, 2016 in Gaziantep. (AFP/File)
05:45 GMT
Of the dead, 22 were children under the age of 14 and seven more were minors under the age of 18.
Houthi fighters. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Houthis launched multiple rockets across the border in retaliation for the ongoing Saudi airstrikes.

August 22, 2016

Cocaine. (Shutterstock)
17:03 GMT
A massive amount of cocaine was discovered abandoned in the Beirut airport.
Two Russian Sukhoi Su-24 bombers at the Russian Hmeimim military base in Latakia province. (AFP/File)
14:56 GMT
The operations were strategically necessary, but Iran and Russia had agreed not to make them public, Dehghan said in comments carried by Iranian state news agency ISNA.
Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh. (AFP/File)
13:57 GMT
Ali Abdullah Saleh offered to give Russia access to Yemeni military bases in exchange for help fighting militant groups.
The construction of a mosque in Athens will end an almost two-century ban on building a Muslim worship place by the government. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
No new mosque has been built in Athens since the Ottoman Empire’s rule ended over Greece in 1829.
Palestinians and Israelis outside Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City, May 17, 2015. (AFP/File)
12:55 GMT
The results of the poll indicated that 51 percent of Palestinians and 59 percent of Israelis still support a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
A LGBT protester stands in front of a banner and "We want to live" written on her body on August 21, 2016 in Istanbul during a demonstration against the murder of transgender activist Hande Kader.. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
11:30 GMT
The body of transgender activist Hande Kader was found burned in a forest earlier this month after going missing.
Detained Turkish soldiers who allegedly took part in a military coup arrive with their hands bound behind their backs at the Istanbul Justice Palace on July 20, 2016, following the failed military coup attempt of July 15. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
11:00 GMT
Envoys found to have had connections with Gulen will be dismissed from their posts, according to diplomatic sources.
In this photograph taken on August 19, 2016, a woman cycles past an elderly Afghan villager carrying a bundle of grass over his shoulders in Kandahar. (AFP/Jaweed Tanveer)
10:30 GMT
In a push by Pakistan to repatriate Afghan refugees, the unregistered families returning to Afghanistan are receiving very little support.
Protesters try to protect themselves as Turkish anti-riot police fire water cannon to disperse crowd. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Hundreds of Turks took to the streets of Istanbul saying not enough was being done to stop extremist attacks.
Yemenis stand at the site of a Saudi air strike against Huthi rebels near Sanaa Airport on March 26, 2015 (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
09:00 GMT
The Saudi forces have been targeting schools, hospitals, residential buildings, roads, markets and refugee camps.
Migrants attempting to reach Italy are rescued by the Libyan coast guard during a previous operation after their boat capsized. (File photo)
09:00 GMT
Italian and Libyan operations over the weekend picked up 576 people in the Mediterranean Sea.
It is the female warrior in particular who offers a powerful counter-image to that of the raped and dishonoured victim who is considered a source of shame to her family and community. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
Feminists have typically opposed war, but taking up arms is one way for women to defend their communities and to define their place in them.
Members of the "Golden Division", the special forces of the Iraqi counter-terrorism forces (ICTF), take part in a training under the command of international military instructors in Baghdad on March 20, 2016. (AFP/Sabah Arar)
07:00 GMT
Footage showed security forces defusing explosives strapped to a young boy.
Relatives grieve at hospital in Gaziantep, southeast Turkey on August 20, 2016 following a late night militant attack on a wedding party. (AFP/Ahmed Deeb)
05:00 GMT
The bombing that hit the outdoor celebration late Saturday in the south-eastern Turkish city left 51 people dead

August 21, 2016

A man holds up a young boy as a boat carrying refugees arrives at the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey. (AFP/File)
19:05 GMT
Turkish Coast Guards found a Syrian woman's body and rescued 12 other refugees.
Palestinian mourners shout slogans as they carry the body of six-year-old Israa Abu Khussa during her funeral on March 12, 2016 in Beit Lahiya in the north of the Gaza Strip. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
16:09 GMT
The Israeli missiles were a response to a rocket fired from Gaza.
A Lebanon fan makes a bungee jump from a 45-meter-tall platform at Boulevard Olimpico, in Rio de Janeiro. (AFP/File)
14:13 GMT
A Lebanon fan makes a bungee jump from a 45-meter-tall platform at Boulevard Olimpico, in Rio de Janeiro
Iraqi soldiers stand next to a mass grave in Tikrmt. (AFP/File)
13:09 GMT
They had been found guilty of involvement in the "Speicher" massacre, named after a base near Tikrit where up to 1,700 recruits were kidnapped before being executed in a massacre claimed by the Daesh group.
US Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. (AFP/File)
12:12 GMT
Between Trump and Hillary, I exist in exile, wondering if somewhere on a distant lonely star, there are people stuck in the middle like me.
People gather at the site of car bomb attacks in the town of Galkayo, in the semi-autonomous Puntland region of Somalia, August 21, 2016. (File photo)
11:35 GMT
The al-Shabab militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack, saying two car bombs were detonated in the area.
Relatives grieve at hospital August 20, 2016 in Gaziantep following a late night militant attack on a wedding party in southeastern Turkey. (AFP/Ahmed Deeb)
11:00 GMT
At least fifty people have died after a bombing attack at a Kurdish wedding in Gaziantep.