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A Syrian teenage refugee girl has been kidnapped in Lebanon's northeastern city of Baalbek, a security source said Monday. (Source: The Daily Star)
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A Syrian teenage refugee girl has been kidnapped in Lebanon's northeastern city of Baalbek, a security source said Monday.
A Libyan paramilitary checks his Grad rocket launcher during clashes on the outskirts of Sirte in September 2011. (AFP/File)
18:17 GMT
A rocket believed to be targeting a refinery hit a Western Libyan town and killed one foreign worker, officials said Monday.
Former military ruler and presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari is significantly in the lead with at least nine states in Nigeria counted. (AFP/Pius Utomi Ekpei)
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With at least nine states in Nigeria counted, the president's opposition Muhammadu Buhari is significantly in the lead.
Six suspected militants were killed in clashes with forces south of Sheikh Zuweid in North Sinai, security sources said Monday. (AFP/File)
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Six suspected militants were killed in clashes with forces south of Sheikh Zuweid in North Sinai, security sources said Monday.
Police responded to an incident near the NSA's headquarters in Fort Meade, Md., that left one dead Monday. (Screenshot: Twitter)
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Police responded to an incident near the NSA's headquarters in Fort Meade, Md., that left one dead Monday.
An Egyptian policeman stands at the site of an explosion by militant group Ajnad Misr targeting a traffic police kiosk in Cairo on April 19, 2014. (AFP/Mohamed el-Shahed)
15:53 GMT
Two policemen have been wounded while attempting to defuse an improvised explosive device in Alexandria on Monday.
More than 30 policeman and soldiers were kidnapped in the restive border town of Arsal last August, at least 25 of whom are still being held by al-Qaeda's Syria wing Jabhat al-Nusra and Daesh. (AFP/File)
14:34 GMT
Frustrated by the a lack of headway by mediators, family members of some 25 Lebanese servicemen held by Daesh and Nusra since last August threatened to take matters into their own hands Monday in a fresh protest in downtown Beirut.
Palestinian protesters run for shelter from tear gas fired by Israeli security forces during clashes following a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kfar Qaddum, near Nablus in the occupied West Bank, on March 27, 2015. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
14:30 GMT
Over 2,000 Palestinians marched in honor of Land Day, which commemorates the Palestinians who protested against Israel on March 30th, 1976.
Netanyahu has been very vocal regarding his disapproval of the Iranian nuclear deal. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the P5+1 countries of rewarding Iran with a nuclear deal despite disrupting the political stability of Yemen by allegedly arming the Houthi rebel movement.
Yemenis stand at the site of a Saudi air strike against Houthi rebels near Sanaa Airport. (AFP/File)
13:17 GMT
Saudi-led airstrikes hit Mazraq refugee camp in northern Yemen, killing 45 people.
Yemen's crisis continued to widen after almost a week of airstrikes led by Saudi Arabia on Houthi positions across the country, and a push by the Shiite rebels toward Hadi's former refuge city of Aden. (AFP/File)
13:15 GMT
Shiite Houthi rebels pushed deeper into the suburbs of Yemen's Aden Monday during heavy clashes with Hadi loyalists, while the capital Sanaa and Houthi positions in the north were hit with a slew of airstrikes from the Saudi-led coalition, now nearly a week old.
A member of the Iraqi security smokes a cigarette atop a damaged house in the southern entrance of the city of Tikrit on March 29, 2015 during a military operation to retake the northern Iraqi city from Daesh. (AFP/File)
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President Masoud Barzani says Kurdistan Regional Government will back Iraqi troops in an attack on Mosul, Daesh’s largest stronghold in Iraq.
Pakistani officials told Reuters talks between their defense delegation and Saudi officials in Riyadh in the coming days could lead Pakistan to a role in the multi-state military operation in Yemen, but their specific place is still unclear. (AFP/File)
12:12 GMT
A high-level Pakistani defense delegation will head to Riyadh in the coming days to discuss the possibility of an entrance into Saudi Arabia's military campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen.
Smoke billows from the site of an explosion that hit an arms depot in Yemen's second city of Aden on March 28, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:32 GMT
The Saudi Arabian-led coalition warplanes launched a fresh round of airstrikes, targeting Houthi sites in Noqm Moutanin region in eastern Sanaa and rocket launching sites in Fag Attan district near the center.
Iraqis stand at the site of a car bomb explosion in the Shiite-majority Sadr City area of north Baghdad on March 23, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:11 GMT
Two explosive laden vehicles detonated in a Shiite district of northeastern Baghdad, killing nine people and injuring 20 others.
Prior to his visit in Iraq, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke during the Arab League summit in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh on March 28, 2015. (AFP/File)
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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has traveled to war-torn Iraq to hold talks with the Arab country’s top officials.
The head of Israel's Arab parliamentary bloc Ayman Odeh (C) walks alongside supporters as they arrive in Jerusalem on March 29, 2015, after a four-day march from the Bedouin village of Wadi al-Naam, near the city of Beersheba in the Negev desert in southern Israel, to support Bedouin Arabs. (AFP/File)
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The four-day march for Bedouin rights has ended in Jerusalem at the Israeli parliament where Palestinian representatives delivered a report on the hardships faced by Bedouin villages.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem office on March 29, 2015. Netanyahu denounced as "dangerous" a nuclear accord that world powers are negotiating with Iran, saying it goes beyond what his government had feared. (AFP/File)
09:45 GMT
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanayhu voiced his concern over the P5+1 nuclear deal framework during a meeting at his West Jerusalem office with US Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell.
Abbas' comments came during the 26th round of the Arab Summit, in which Arab leaders discussed at length the recent air campaign led by Saudi and backed by nine other Arab nations against Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen. (AFP/File)
09:40 GMT
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is facing backlash after a remark urging an Arab intervention similar to the one unfolding in Yemen led by Saudi Arabia.
Egyptian policemen gather next to the crash site of a public transport bus, that fell from the bridge above, in the Giza governorate, south of Cairo, on March 21, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:18 GMT
Two trucks and a microbus collided on their way to the Red Sea, killing 16 people and injuring seven others.
China's move follows a similar one by India, who announced earlier this week it would be evacuated its citizens from Yemen by boat. (AFP/File)
09:15 GMT
Amidst growing unrest in the Gulf country, China announced Monday it planned to evacuate some 500 Chinese diplomats and workers from the country.
Prince Saud bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (R), Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia, and members of his delegation attend a meeting of Arab foreign ministers in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh on March 26, 2015, ahead of the annual Arab League summit. (AFP/File)
09:10 GMT
As Riyadh positions itself to become the regions police force, we must ask ourselves what good has come of Saudi Arabia positioning itself as a major political broker in the past?
US Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman (L), US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz (2nd L), US Secretary of State John Kerry (C), British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond (2nd R) wait to start a meeting with P5+1, European Union and Iranian officials as part of talks on Iran's nuclear program at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel March 30, 2015 in Lausanne. (AFP/File)
08:58 GMT
A new round of talks with P5+1 countries has kicked off in the Swiss city of Lausanne to try to narrow down differences during the negotiation phase in an attempt to reach a final deal.
Yemeni Shiite Houthi rebels and supporters take part in a demonstration in the southwestern city of Taez against the Saudi-led military intervention in the country, on March 29, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:38 GMT
Yemen's acting foreign minister Riyad Yassin emphasized the importance of dialogue in resolving the Yemen crisis.
The embattled Syrian president also said he believed he still held popular support among his people, and brushed off recent claims by rights groups and rebels that his regime had launched a chemical attack on rebel-held areas of Idlib earlier this month, which monitors say killed a family of six including three children. (AFP/File)
08:25 GMT
In a televised interview with American media channel CBS news, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said US airstrikes inside the country against Daesh militants had done little to deter the group's growth, claiming some 1,000 fresh recruits joining its ranks monthly.
Lebanon has been split in support over the Saudi-led airstrike campaign in Yemen, with the Shiite militia group Hezbollah condemning the intervention and Lebanon's Future Movement siding with Saudi leadership. (AFP/File)
08:06 GMT
Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil urged Lebanon's Future Movement and Hezbollah group not to take sides in the Yemen conflict, as both have expressed opposing stances on the Saudi-led airstrike campaign against the Shiite Houthi rebels and left Lebanon divided.
Residents told Reuters new strikes appeared to be targeting diplomatic sites in Yemen's capital Sanaa, where the Shiite rebel group has been steadily tightening its control since an initial siege last September. (AFP/File)
07:41 GMT
In the fifth day of a Saudi-led airstrike campaign in Yemen, residents say overnight strikes targeting diplomatic centers in the capital Sanaa.
Clinton affirmed that Israel must never become a "partisan issue" in the US. (AFP/File)
07:37 GMT
Former Secretary of State and presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton encouraged improving US-Israeli relations to "get back to basic shared concerns and interests."
Rebel forces set the Syrian flag alight. Idlib is the second provincial capital to be seized from central government control. (Image: AFP/File)
07:18 GMT
Following the abandonment of Idlib by Syrian government troops, the 'Army of Conquest' coalition of rebels declares the provincial capital as its seat of government.
Hammond said a deal was within reach late Saturday, adding that a successful departure from the negotiations would be in everyone's interest, making it more feasible. (AFP/File)
06:59 GMT
As a March 31 deadline closes in in Switzerland, EU diplomats and Iranian officials have suggested a successful nuclear deal is closer than ever, with UK Foreign Minister Philip Hammond joining the list of hopefuls late Sunday.
Netherlands' Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Lilianne Ploumen (L), rides a bicycle at the UN-run Zaatari refugee camp, north east of the Jordanian capital Amman. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
06:54 GMT
Netherlands' Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Lilianne Ploumen (L), rides a bicycle at the UN-run Zaatari refugee camp, north east of the Jordanian capital Amman.
A Kuwaiti minister said Sunday that 78 states confirmed their participation in a conference for the support of the Syrian people. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
A Kuwaiti minister said Sunday that 78 states confirmed their participation in a conference for the support of the Syrian people.
Syrians wait to receive food from a charity distribution vehicle in the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp, on the southern outskirts of Damascus, on Feb. 23, 2015. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Only 4 percent of emergency work in Syria for Palestinian refugees has been funded so far this year, the UN said Sunday.

March 29, 2015

French rescue workers gather in front of a memorial for the victims of the Germanwings air crash in Le Vernet, France. (AFP/Jeff Pachoud)
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A team of Israeli rescue and recovery experts will travel to the French Alps to help gather the remains of the Germanwings crash victims.
Thirteen people, most of them Syrian nationals, were killed in a traffic accident Sunday. (Screenshot: Twitter)
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Thirteen people, most of them Syrian nationals, were killed in a traffic accident Sunday.
The Palestinian Authority is not expected to take steps against Israel in the ICC regarding settlements in the West Bank. (Creative Commons)
19:45 GMT
Following Israel's decision on Friday to release frozen tax revenues, the Palestinian Authority is not expected to take steps against Israel in the ICC.
Afghan police walk around a destroyed U.S. military vehicle at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul on May 16, 2013. (AFP/Massoud Hosseini)
18:25 GMT
A suicide attack that targeted an Afghan lawmaker in Kabul killed three, including a child, and wounded the parliament member.
Senior world officials joined thousands of Tunisians in a rally denouncing extremism Sunday, less than two weeks after an attack on the national museum. (Screenshot: Twitter)
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Senior world officials joined thousands of Tunisians in a rally denouncing extremism Sunday, less than two weeks after an attack on the national museum.
Yemeni tribal members opposed to the Shiite Huthi militia gather in Shabwa province, on Feb. 23, 2015. (AFP/File)
17:34 GMT
At least 38 people were killed Sunday when Yemen's tribesmen attacked rebel positions in an oil-rich area.
A handout picture released by the official website of Iran's presidency office shows Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visits Natanz uranium enrichment facilities some 300 kms, south of the capital Tehran on April 8, 2008. (AFP/File)
16:17 GMT
Western diplomats said Iran and six world powers have reached a provisional agreement on key parts of a nuclear deal Sunday.
The Jordanian mass media should move toward an agenda more in tune with national interests, rather than serve as "government mouthpieces," experts said Saturday. (AFP/File)
15:18 GMT
The Jordanian mass media should move toward an agenda more in tune with national interests, rather than serve as "government mouthpieces," experts said Saturday.
The video has not been verified as of yet. (AFP/File)
13:30 GMT
Daesh released a new video showing the execution of eight Alawite Syrian soldiers in Hama.
US Secretary of State John Kerry waits for the start of a trilateral meeting at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne on March 28, 2015. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
US Secretary of State John Kerry canceled his trip to Boston to clinch the P5+1 deal.
Smoke billows from the site of an explosion that hit an arms depot in Yemen's second city of Aden on March 28, 2015. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)
12:29 GMT
A Saudi-led coalition airstrike killed 27 civilians, including 15 children, in a northern residential district in Sanaa on Thursday.
Swedish King Gustaf sent a letter to the Saudi Arabia's King Salman, reassuring him of Sweden's commitment to bilateral relations between the two countries. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Sweden will return to Stockholm after having been recalled following a failed weapons deal which spurred a diplomatic feud between the two countries.
A general views shows Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (C-back) attending the Arab League summit in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh on March 28, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:47 GMT
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi announced at the Arab League Summit that members states have agreed in principle to formulating a joint military force to deal with security threats to the region.
US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) waits to start a meeting with Iranian officials at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel March 29, 2015 in Lausanne. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
As the deadline for the P5+1 nuclear deal rapidly approaches, a senior EU official has stressed that a potential agreement has never been in closer reach.
Iran President Hassan Rouhani's regime has been criticized for its shaky record on press freedom. (Image: AFP/File)
10:25 GMT
While covering the nuclear talks in Switzerland, Amir Hossein Mottaghi, who managed Iran President Rouhani's election campaign, allegedly defects.
Security forces destroyed 25 hideouts, seized eight motorcycles, and arrested 21 suspected militants. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Egyptian security forces raided militant hideouts in northern Sinai late Saturday, killing three suspects and arresting 21 others. Police also confiscated eight motorcycles allegedly used in drive by shootings.
Tunisian police stand in line during a press conference held by Tunisia's Interior Minister Mohamed Gharsalli on March 26, 2015 in Tunis. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
Tunisian military forces conducted a raid in the southern town of Gafsa, killing nine militants.
A handout picture released by the official Jordanian news agency, Petra, on Feb 4, 2015 shows King Abdullah II. (AFP/HO/Petra)
08:00 GMT
Jordan's King Abdullah addressed the Arab Summit in Egypt, sharing his commitment to the military offensive in Yemen, which is being led by Saudi Arabia, to protect the current government from the Houthi movement.
Flames and smoke billow from the site of an explosion that hit an arms depot in Yemen's second city of Aden on March 28, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:38 GMT
Saudi Arabia's military campaign in Yemen will not lead to a decisive victory; rather, it will only exacerbate the Sunni-Shia rift that plagues the Gulf.
Egyptian dancers perform in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh's old city. ( AFP/Mohamed El-Shahed)
07:36 GMT
Egyptian dancers perform in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh's old city.
A member of the Iraqi security forces gather around a military vehicle outside the western entrance of the city of Tikrit on March 28, 2015 during a military operation to retake the northern Iraqi city from Daesh. (AFP/File)
07:25 GMT
Iraqi forces clashed with Daesh Saturday around Salahuddin, Anbar and Mosul provinces, killing 74 militants.
Airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition pounded command centers, arms depots and critical Houthi targets. A Eurofighter Typhoon of the Royal Saudi Air Force (Image: Wikipedia)
07:22 GMT
Saudi army claims that all Houthi communication centers and fighter jets have been destroyed in coalition operations in Yemen.
Boko Haram militants have disrupted the presidential and parliamentary election in a spate of attacks in Nigeria. (Image: AFP/File)
06:56 GMT
In separate attacks, Boko Haram militants kill 44 on Nigeria elections day, preventing access to polling stations.
Two of the three people were young boys. (Shutterstock)
06:00 GMT
Three Jordanians were returned to their motherland after floating across to the Israeli side of the Dead Sea early Saturday morning.
Iraqi President Fuad Masum. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Iraqi President Fuad Masum spoke at the Arab summit in Egypt, sharing his hopes to eradicate Daesh from Iraq within the year.

March 28, 2015

Travelers queue up at the check-out counter at Sana'a International Airport as hundreds of foreigners were evacuated from the Yemeni capital due to security reasons on March 28, 2015 after the third day of Saudi-led coalition airstrikes against Shiite Huthi rebels. (AFP/File)
19:00 GMT
Hundreds of United Nations employees and other foreign workers have fled Sana'a as Saudi airstrikes are set to continue for an indefinite period of time.
US forces flew a HH-60 Sikorsky helicopter from Djibouti to recover the Saudi airmen in international waters.
18:48 GMT
US forces have rescued two Saudi pilots from international waters after their F-15S experienced technical difficulties over the Red Sea.
IDF soldiers in Hebron on June 17, 2014. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT
Israeli forces conducted military training in the town of Birzeit, located in Ramallah district, violating the Oslo Accords which states Birzeit is under complete control of Palestinian Authority.
Smoke rises from the northwestern Syrian city of Idlib on March 26, 2015 following bombing by rebels. (AFP/File)
17:18 GMT
Syrian rebels claim opposition have seized full control of major Syrian city from Assad regime intelligence agencies.
A file photo of Syrian refugees gathering outside their tent at a makeshift camp in the Abu Samra district of the northern Lebanese port city of Tripoli. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT
A large fire broke out in a Syrian refugee camp near Qibbet Shamra on Saturday. No causalities were reported.
Saudi Brigadier General Ahmed Asiri, spokesman of the Saudi-led coalition forces, speaks to the media next to a replica of a Tornado fighter jet, at the Riyadh airbase in the Saudi capital on March 26, 2014. (AFP/File)
15:11 GMT
A Saudi official stated at the Arab country summit in Egypt that airstrikes in Yemen will likely continue for at least five to six months.
A policeman walks through the site of the explosion outside the Cairo police headquarters in January 2014. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
An explosion in Egypt's capital city of Cairo has injured eight people, including four police officers. The bomb detonated at the Cairo Media University.
A tank bearing the flag of southern separatist movement, which was confiscated from a military depot, is driven on a street in the southern Yemeni city of Aden on March 27, 2015. (AFP/File)
13:18 GMT
Witnesses reported flames and smoke coming from Aden's largest arms depot, as the country is embroiled in violent clashes between Houthi militia and foreign-backed government forces.
A Palestinian protester from the Jalazon refugee camp clashes with Israeli security forces near the West Bank Jewish settlement of Beit El, north of Ramallah, on March 27, 2015, following a rally by the residents of the camp against Israeli settlements. (AFP/File)
12:51 GMT
Following a month-long session on Palestinian human rights, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) approved three resolutions, highlighting the illegality of Israeli expansion and violence towards Palestinian civilians by the IDF and settlers.
At least 71 people were killed in the first pushes of the offensive Thursday, according to the Observatory, when Nusra fighters seized control of several checkpoints outside Idlib. (AFP/File)
11:53 GMT
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday a major offensive by al-Qaeda's Syria arm Jabat al-Nusra ended Saturday with government forces pulling back into barracks in the center of the city and Nusra fighters seizing control.
Lebanese troops deploy in the eastern town of Arsal near the Syrian border on August 28. (AFP/File)
11:23 GMT
The Lebanese army seized a strategic hilltop on the outskirts of Arsal from Daesh and al-Nusra militants in their most recent military offensive.
Launched earlier this week, the airstrike campaign in Yemen is a coalition of 10 nations led by Saudi against the Shiite rebel group whose campaign began in the capital Sanaa last September. (AFP/File)
10:56 GMT
Fourteen Arab leaders are holding a meeting in Egypt to address the deepening crisis unfolding in the Gulf country, where a Saudi-led bombing campaign began earlier this week.
The Houthis' comment comes on the heels of another coalition incident in which US forces carried out a rescue mission for two Saudi pilots after their fighter jet went down over the Red Sea Friday. (AFP/File)
09:37 GMT
In the third day of a Saudi-led airstrike campaign against Yemen's Houthis, sources from the rebel group claimed it shot down a coalition plane in northern Sanaa and captured a Sudanese pilot.
The airstrike campaign, led by Saudi Arabia against Houthi positions in northern Yemen, now risks to become a larger conflict as Egypt declares its willingness to send ground troops. (AFP/File)
08:04 GMT
Fresh airstrikes targeted Houthi positions Friday in the second day of a firepower campaign led by Saudi Arabia against the militant group, who took over the capital Sanaa in September and dissolved the country's parliament in February.
The Israeli government withheld the transfer of some 500,000 Israeli shekels worth of Palestinian tax revenue from the Palestinian Authority after the governing group applied to the International Criminal Court to pursue war crime charges against Israel for last summer's Gaza offensive, which killed more than 2,000 Palestinians and around 60 Israelis. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
The US State Department said Friday an Israeli decision to overturn tax revenue withholding will help restore stability to the restive West Bank, where numerous detainment raids by Israeli forces in recent days have stirred controversy.
US Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said the US military aims to have fighters ready for a battle against Daesh by late summer or early fall. (AFP/File)
06:47 GMT
In one of the first concrete moves in the upcoming train and equip program led by the US, 400 Syrian rebels have been named to take part in a process the US military hopes will have them ready to fight Daesh militants by September.
The Nigerian town of Gwoza, home of Boko Haram's command center, has been recaptured, the military reported Friday. (Screenshot: Twitter)
06:00 GMT
The Nigerian town of Gwoza, home of Boko Haram's command center, has been recaptured, the military reported Friday.
The Syrian president told Russian media Friday that the regime would welcome any revival and expansion of Russia's naval base. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The Syrian president told Russian media Friday that the regime would welcome any revival and expansion of Russia's naval base.

March 27, 2015

Yemenis hold placards bearing portraits of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud during a demonstration in the strategic city of Taez, in support of the Saudi-led 'Firmness Storm' operations against Shiite rebels. (AFP/STR)
21:58 GMT
Yemenis hold placards bearing portraits of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud during a demonstration in the strategic city of Taez, in support of the Saudi-led 'Firmness Storm' operations against Shiite rebels. (AFP/STR)
Houthi rebels stand on military vehicles at a captured army base in Sanaa on Sept. 22, 2014. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
19:11 GMT
At least 21 Shiite militants were killed when residents in a tribal region of Yemen opened fire on the rebels' vehicles, witnesses said Friday.
Yemen's president has arrived in Egypt on Friday to attend the Arab League summit. (AFP/File)
18:56 GMT
Yemen's president has arrived in Egypt on Friday to attend the Arab League summit.
The EU has kept Hamas on its blacklist despite a court ruling ordering the bloc to remove the Palestinian resistance movement. (AFP/File)
18:43 GMT
The EU has kept Hamas on its blacklist despite a court ruling ordering the bloc to remove the Palestinian resistance movement.
The UN Human Rights Council has called on Syria to allow a Commission of Inquiry to continue its work documenting violations by all parties. (AFP/File)
17:56 GMT
The UN Human Rights Council has called on Syria to allow a Commission of Inquiry to continue its work documenting violations by all parties.
An overhaul of Egypt's visa system announced last week is unlikely to keep Gulf residents from jetting off to see the pyramids this summer. (AFP/File)
17:29 GMT
An overhaul of Egypt's visa system announced last week is unlikely to keep Gulf residents from jetting off to see the pyramids this summer.
Six people were killed Friday in an attack claimed by al-Shabaab in Mogadishu, adding to a series of hotel attacks by the group. (AFP/File)
17:20 GMT
Six people were killed Friday in an attack claimed by al-Shabaab in Mogadishu, adding to a series of hotel attacks by the group.
After months of freezing tax revenue transfers, Israel announced Friday that it will release the money to the interim government. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
15:29 GMT
After months of freezing tax revenue transfers, Israel announced Friday that it will release the money to the interim government.
Masked Hamas militants take part in a 2005 rally next to the Gaza-Egypt border in Rafah. (AFP/Said Khatib)
15:08 GMT
An Egyptian lawyer withdrew Friday his lawsuit against Hamas, despite achieving a ruling in the case declaring the Palestinian faction a "terrorist group."
The thousands of Indians in Yemen will be taken out by ships. (AFP/File)
13:34 GMT
India has announced it is taking thousands of its nationals out of Yemen due to the security situation there.
The army chief visited Turkish soldiers protecting the tomb in Syria. (AFP/Adem Altan)
12:15 GMT
The head of Turkey's army and top commanders have visited the new location of an historic tomb in Syria.
Police on Thursday raided four homes in Amman, arresting 18 Jordanians on charges of illegal narcotics and car thefts. (AFP/File)
11:32 GMT
Police on Thursday raided four homes in Amman, arresting 18 Jordanians on charges of illegal narcotics and car thefts.
The drone was reportedly shot down in Yemen's capital, Sanaa. (Al Bawaba/File)
09:42 GMT
The rebel Houthi group has shot down what pro-Houthi TV has called a "hostile" drone in Sanaa.
People were killed in  ground and air military operations. (AFP/File)
08:42 GMT
At least 108 people have been killed in various ground and air strikes carried out by the Syrian regime.
Saudi Arabia has said the first stage of the operation is to destroy rebel warplanes. (AFP/File)
07:42 GMT
Saudi Arabia has said that military operations in Yemen will continue until all objectives are achieved.
Rifi said Iran went "too far in supporting militant groups." (AFP/File)
07:34 GMT
Military intervention in Yemen is necessary "to end Iran's arrogance," Lebanon's Justice Minister has said.
Ban Ki-moon said negotiations remain the only option for resolving the crisis. (Al Bawaba/File)
07:13 GMT
The UN's Secretary General has called for dialogue between all political sides in the Yemen crisis and said it is the only solution.
Iranian President Hasan Rohani shakes hands with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan at Tehran's Saadabad palace in January 2014. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
The Turkish presidential spokesman has ruled out any change in the president's scheduled visit to Iran the first week of April.
Lebanon's Cabinet Thursday declared that the case of the Christian couple murdered by fugitives would be referred to the Judicial Council. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Lebanon's Cabinet Thursday declared that the case of the Christian couple murdered by fugitives would be referred to the Judicial Council.

March 26, 2015

The Arab leaders met in Egypt ahead of the 2015 Arab League Summit
20:46 GMT
Arab foreign ministers agreed in a meeting in Egypt on Thursday to form a joint Arab military force to counter growing security threats in the region, the Arab League's chief said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomes King Abdullah of Jordan during their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, on Oct. 2, 2014. On Thursday Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev approved a draft agreement for the construction of Jordan's first nuclear power plant. (AFP/Sergei Linitsky)
18:36 GMT
The countries committed to building Jordan's first nuclear power plant, helping demands for electricity as Jordan's population soars.
The warplanes targeted the city of Sa'ada in northern Yemen, and the city of Ta'izz in the south. (AFP/File)
18:24 GMT
Saudi warplanes have carried out fresh airstrikes against Yemen, hitting the northern city of Sa’ada and Ta’izz in the south, local officials and witnesses said.
Joint List head Ayman Odeh, in white shirt, and Israeli left-wing MP Dov Khenin, on right, march alongside several dozen protesters in the Bedouin village of Wadi al-Naam on March 26, 2015. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
18:14 GMT
The Joint Arab List set out Thursday on a four-day protest march from an unrecognized Bedouin village in the Negev desert.
The president of Cornell University defended the school dean Thursday after he was caught on film openly welcoming Daesh training camps. (Wikimedia)
17:27 GMT
The president of Cornell University defended the school dean Thursday after he was caught on film openly welcoming Daesh training camps.