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June 28, 2016

It is believed that two suicide bombers detonated explosives at Istanbul's main airport. (Twitter)
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Turkish authorities have not yet confirmed injuries or casualties.
An Afghan National Army soldier fires at Daesh militants in Kot, in the eastern Nangarhar province on June 26, 2016. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
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Afghan security forces continue their push to sweep Daesh militants out of Kot in the eastern Nangarhar province.
Nusra Front fighters in Syria. (AFP/File)
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According to the ISSG Ceasefire Task Force, Nusra Front militants have been receiving advanced weaponry despite the ongoing ceasefire.
Israel and Turkey have been working towards normalizing ties, however the issue of the Gaza siege remained a contentious stumbling block in negotiations until recently. (AFP/File)
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After undergoing a mandatory Israeli security check, the relief supplies should begin to be distributed in Gaza on Monday or Tuesday - just in time for the multi-day festival of Eid.
A checkpoint in Mukalla, Yemen. (AFP/File)
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Daesh conducted a suicide bombing at a military checkpoint, killing 48 loyalist troops in Mukalla.
Lebanese soldiers stand guard in front of a church where a suicide bomber blew himself up the previous day in the Christian village of al-Qaa, near the Lebanon's border with Syria, on June 28, 2016. (AFP/Stringer)
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On Monday suicide bombers blew themselves up in a Christian border village.
French soldiers aboard an aircraft search for debris from the crashed EgyptAir flight MS804 over the Mediterranean Sea. Egypt enlisted a submarine on May 22 to search the Mediterranean seabed for the black boxes of EgyptAir MS804. (AFP/File)
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Experts at the French air accident investigation office will attempt to repair the second so-called black box, which contains sound recordings from the cockpit, tomorrow, according to the committee.
An Israeli soldier fires tear gas canisters towards Palestinian protesters outside the compound of the Israeli-run Ofer prison. (AFP/File)
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The decision was based on the grounds that there is no treaty or convention regarding extradition between the two states.
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, and Palestinian Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal. (AFP/File)
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Sources close to senior figures in the Palestinian group ruling the Gaza Strip claimed that Ankara leaned on the Hamas leadership to curb its criticism until the deal with Israel was signed.
Footage showing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visiting troops on the frontline near Damascus was broadcast on pro-government TV. (Euronews)
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Assad was seen touring several positions at a newly recaptured airbase in the Damascus suburbs.
Jordanian soldiers on patrol on the Jordan-Iraq border. (AFP/File)
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The latest attack on Jordan's borders comes a day after the militant group claimed an attack at al-Rukban refugee camp that killed six officers.
The Dome of the Rock in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, Islam's holiest site, pictured on October 25, 2015. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
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Jordan called on on Israel to immediately halt the unjustified violations, and to respect the status quo as an occupying power in the Palestinian territory
British-Lebanese journalist Liliane Daoud was arrested and deported from Egypt late Monday following accusations that she was close to the opposition to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. (Twitter)
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Eight police officers arrested Daoud at her home after she ended her contract with ONTV.
Turkish special forces at the site of a bomb attack in Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey, on March 31, 2016. (AFP/Ilyas Akengin)
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The explosion occurred near a state hospital in the district of Dicle, north of the region's largest city Diyarbakir.
A candlelight vigil was held for the victims of the EgyptAir crash in May. (AFP/File)
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The prosecutor said the investigation would start as an accident inquiry, since there is not currently evidence linking the crash to an attack.
A Palestinian girl receives food from the tekiyya, Arabic name for the soup kitchen, during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan in Gaza City on June 13, 2016. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
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Turkey's President Erdogan said more than 10,000 tons of aid supplies will be sailed to Gaza in the coming weeks.
Wreckage from EgyptAir Flight MS804. (AFP/File)
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The crashed plane's black boxes were badly corroded by salt water, but are now ready for analysis.
Lebanese members of parliament count the votes after casting their ballots to elect the new Lebanese president in the parliament building in downtown Beirut on April 23, 2014. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
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'The reason behind the presidential vacuum is that local political forces are awaiting foreign instructions, especially a Saudi decision,' Hezbollah’s Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem said on Monday.“
Israeli security forces stand guard at the entrance of the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, on June 27, 2016, following a second day of clashes between Israeli police and Muslims protesting Jewish visits to the holy site. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
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Clashes broke out two days in a row during visits to the religious site by Israeli settlers under military protection.
Iraqis displaced from the city of Fallujah collect aid distributed by the Norwegian Refugee Council at a newly opened camp in Amriyat al-Fallujah on June 27, 2016, south of Fallujah. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
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Fallujah residents had already been suffering from lack of food and medical care for months.
Palestinian fishermen on the beach in Gaza City. (AFP/Roberto Schmidt)
07:00 GMT
Israeli gunboats opened fire at Palestinian fishermen boats, preventing them from fishing within a range of five nautical miles, despite the designated fishing range extending to six miles.
Iranian Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, right, shakes hands with the head of the UN's atomic watchdog Yukiya Amano during a meeting in Tehran on July 02, 2015. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
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The two officials exchanged viewpoints about developments in Syria and bilateral cooperation for a political solution to the foreign-sponsored crisis in the Arab country.
Lebanese security forces marked off the site of Monday morning's suicide bombings in al-Qaa, less than 24 hours before three more suicide bombings hit the town. (AFP/Stringer)
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Hours after a series of four suicide bomb explosions, three more suicide bombers attacked Al-Qaa, near the Syrian border.
A man surveys the debris of the al-Fateh mosque, bombed by militants in Iraq earlier this year. (AFP/File)
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A suicide bomber attacked a mosque in western Baghdad on Monday night, killing at least a dozen people.
Afghan security forces at their positions during clashes with Daesh militants in the Kot district of eastern Nangarhar province on June 26, 2016. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
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Afghan air forces strikes in the eastern Nangarhar province killed at least ten Daesh militants and wounded over a dozen.

June 27, 2016

Wreckage from EgyptAir Flight MS804. (AFP/File)
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Paris official received the EgyptAir Flight MS804 black boxes, and remaining wreckage is being examined at Cairo International Airport.
Civilians drive past damaged buildings in Maarat al-Numan, Syria. (AFP/File)
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Maarat al-Numan residents' peaceful protests against al-Nusra Front in their city have lasted more than 100 days.
This picture tweeted by Bahrain's leading human rights activist Nabeel Rajab shows protesters spending the night outside Sheikh Isa Qassim's home in Diraz, Bahrain on June 20, 2016. (Twitter)
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The hearing was originally scheduled for September 4.
A 'No To Brexit' sign is pictured on the outskirts of Newry in Northern Ireland on June 7, 2016. (AFP/Paul Faith)
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Now that Israel’s BFF is out of the EU, how will this effect Israel’s standing in the international arena?
Jordanians wave Muslim Brotherhood flags in Amman in 2007 (AFP/File)
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A Muslim Brotherhood spokesperson in Jordan, Muadh al-Kuwalda, said that the perpetrators burned down the headqarters right after iftar, after members removed the side door of the building.
US-backed Kurdish and Arab fighters chat as they advance into the Islamic State (IS) jihadist's group bastion of Manbij, in northern Syria, on June 23, 2016. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
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The majority of the civilians were killed when a mosque was struck with cluster bombs on Saturday.
Palestinian flag are seen placed on the rubble of a house belonging to a Palestinian man who carried out a knife attack in Tel Aviv. (AFP/File)
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Palestinian flag are seen placed on the rubble of a house belonging to a Palestinian man who carried out a knife attack in Tel Aviv. (AFP/File)
Sanaa residents survey the damage from an attack earlier in 2016. (AFP/File)
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A motorbike bombing in a souk wounded at least 20 people in northwest Yemen.
Afghan refugees rest next to their tent at the reception center for refugees in Schisto, near Athens, Greece, February 25, 2016. (AFP/File)
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More than three million Afghan refugees have been living in Pakistan since the 1980s.
Turkish anti-riot police officers block the street on June 4, 2016 as protesters shout slogans against Germany and hold placards reading "We do not do genocide" in front of the German consulate in Istanbul after the German parliament recognised as genocide the massacres of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
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With the EU-Turkey refugee deal already on the rocks, Turkey is threatening action against Germany for recognizing the Armenian Genocide, which the Turkish government vehemently denies.
His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday meets with the families of soldiers and security personnel who fell in the June 21 attack on the northern border. (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)
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The King expressed his condolences and deep sympathies to the families that lost loved ones, stressing that Jordan's source of strength comes from the bravery of its soldiers.
The 22nd session of the U.N. Human Rights Council met in Geneva on Feb. 25, 2013. (AFP/File)
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It made its statement during the infamous Agenda Item 7, which mandates that the UNHRC debate Israeli human rights abuses against the Palestinians during each session.
A Palestinian man clears the damage at the entrance of Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem's Old City after clashes erupted at the compound between Palestinians and Israeli police on June 26, 2016 during the holy month of Ramadan. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
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On Sunday another raid resulted in the injury of 12 worshippers.
Israel's killing of 9 Gaza flotilla protesters 'not of sufficient gravity' for war crimes probe, according to the ICC. (AFP/File)
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Israel and Turkey have reached an agreement on the normalization of their relations six years after an Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound Turkish aid flotilla killed 10 Turkish activists in high seas and sent their ties spiraling into a cycle of tensions.
Foreign-backed militants patrol in the Syrian city of Idlib. (AFP/file)
10:30 GMT
The US-Saudi weapons were stolen by Jordanian intelligence agents and sold to arms dealers on the black market.
A handout picture released by the Egyptian Presidency on April 11, 2016 shows Saudi King Salman shaking hands with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi before leaving Cairo’s international airport. (AFP/File)
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The Egyptian government maintains the Red Sea islands belong to Saudi Arabia, despite a lower court ruling overturning the decision.
Jordanian soldiers carry the coffin of their comrade Belal Al-Zuhbi during his funeral in Nahleh village, near the city of Jerash north of Amman, on June 21, 2016, after he was killed alongside five other comrades in a suicide bomb attack on the border with Syria. (AFP/Stringer)
09:59 GMT
A suicide bomb attack near Rukban refugee camp on the Jordan-Syria border killed six soldiers.
Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas (L) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R). (AFP/file)
09:30 GMT
Erdogan told Abbas Ankara reached a deal with Tel Aviv on improving humanitarian conditions in Gaza, according to Turkish presidential sources who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to media.
Lebanon has been without a president for more than 18 months amid political deadlock. (AFP/File)
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Lebanon has been without a president since the term of Michel Suleiman ended in May 2014 and Hezbullah, the FPM and some of their allies have been boycotting the parliament's electoral sessions, stripping them of the needed quorum.
A gay couple kisses during the Gay Pride parade on June 28, 2015 in the Istiklal street near the Taksim square in Istanbul (AFP/file)
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Large numbers of police forces used teargas and rubber bullets to break up the Sunday rally which was held despite being officially canceled by the city’s governor last week.
Jordanian forces are seen securing a street in the town of Irbid, 80 kms north of Amman near the border with Syria, on March 2, 2016, following a security operation targeting a group of suspected militants. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
A court in Jordan has charged 21 people for their involvement in extremist acts, three months after they were arrested in a massive operation north of the country.
The site of explosions in the Lebanese village of al-Qaa, June 27, 2016. (AFP/File)
06:06 GMT
The attackers targeted an area near a Lebanese Customs center in the town of Qaa. The five killed were in addition to the suicide bombers.
Syrian prisoner tortured by the Assad regime. (AFP/file)
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The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that 12,679 people died of torture from March 2011 to June 2016.
Members of a Palestinian family collect their belongings near the rubble of their house after it was demolished by Israeli forces, in Kafr Kanna. (AFP/file)
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UNRWA said in a statement on Saturday that it was “gravely concerned” about the Israeli High Court of Justice’s recent rejection of the families’ appeal to save their homes.

June 26, 2016

Members of Taliban (AFP/file)
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“There have been operations carried out with these new authorities,” Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said Friday. “It’s fair to say that these strikes did target Taliban positions.”
Supporters of the Houthi movement attend the funeral of senior Houthi leader Lutf al-Quhom (AFP/file)
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Pro-government forces launched a surprise attack on a Houthi location in north-western Al-Bayda’ province in central Yemen, local commander Mustafa Hussein al-Baydani told Anadolu Agency.
Afghanistan has seen an increase in Daesh recruiting, particularly in eastern parts of the country. (File photo)
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A US-supported operation aims to push back pro-Daesh militants in Nangarhar province.
A picture taken on January 14, 2014 through the window of an airplane shows the Red Sea's Tiran and the Sanafir islands in the Straits of Tiran between Egypt's Sinai Peninsula and Saudi Arabia. (AFP/File)
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The government has appealed a lower court's decision to annul the transfer of the islands to Saudi Arabia.
Sadrist protesters outside of Baghdad's Green Zone react to canisters of tear gas. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
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Moqtada al-Sadr has threatened more protests unless the government resigns.
In a recent visit to Yerevan, Pope Francis directly condemned the Armenian Genocide, leading to a diplomatic spat with Turkey. (AFP/File)
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Pope Francis in a visit to Yerevan condemned the genocide as 'the first of the deplorable series of catastrophes of the past century.'
Egyptian women attend a lecture on female genital mutilation in Beni Suef. (Cris Bouroncle/AFP/Getty Images)
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The prosecutor brought charges against the mother and two doctors after an operation on a girl that led to her death last month.
UNHCR camp for Syrian refugees in Azraq, Jordan. (File photo)
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Some 60,000 Syrians are currently trapped in Rukban and the smaller Hadalat, makeshift camps in a barren slice of desert at the border between Syria and Jordan. Accounts from the settlements describe a lawless no man’s land where healthcare, food, and water are difficult to access. They are places ruled by violence and fear, threatened by disease and where relief is hard to find. With daytime temperatures topping 40 degrees, the fasting month of Ramadan, which started this week, will be particularly grueling.
Ultra-Orthodox Jew Yishai Shlissel, who was convicted of killing a 16-year-old Israeli girl during the Jerusalem Gay Pride parade last year, is escorted into court by police on June 26, 2016 in Jerusalem. (AFP/Gail Tibbon)
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During the contested march in 2015, Schlissel stabbed and killed 16-year-old Shira Banki and wounded six others
The Taliban and Daesh, prohibited in many countries including the United States and Russia, are in direct competition and conflicting with one another in Afghanistan, according to UN Secretary-General Special Representative Nicholas Haysom. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
12:13 GMT
At least 18 civilians and security personnel were wounded in the fighting, said the governor, flanked by senior officials. He denied the militants had kidnapped women in Kot.
Would-be immigrants stand atop a border fence separating Morocco from the Spanish enclave of Melilla on May 1, 2014, following a morning assault on the border in an attempt to cross into Spain. (AFP/File)
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Only 30 people managed to make it over both fences and into Spanish territory.
Iraqis displaced from al-Buthiab area north of Ramadi sit on the side of a street after arriving at a makeshift camp on June 25, 2016. (AFP/Moadh al-Dulaimi)
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Lieutenant Gen. Abdul Wahab al-Saidi declared the battle for Fallujah over, adding that some 1,800 Daesh militants were killed in the operation.
A man sprays water to cool down Palestinian children gathering in front of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound before Friday prayers during Ramadan on June 24, 2016. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
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Clashes began after settlers were allowed into the complex during prayers.
The head of the Egyptian journalists union, Yahiya Kallash demonstrates with journalists outside the Journalist Syndicate headquarters in Cairo on May 4, 2016. (AFP/Mohamed el-Shahed)
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The court convened on Saturday for the trial of Journalist Syndicate Chief Yehia Qallash, Syndicate Secretary General Gamal Abdel Rahim and the Khaled al-Balshy, chief of the syndicate's freedoms committee.
Syrians evacuate a toddler from a destroyed building following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of al-Kalasa in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on April 28, 2016. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
Al-Quriya town fell to Daesh extremist group in 2014.
Iraqi government forces flash the sign of victory on their tank on June 22, 2016, some 40 kilometers (25 miles) west of Qayyarah, during their operation to take the city and make it a launch pad for an assault on Mosul. (AFP/File)
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The commander of Iraq’s popular mobilization forces, Hadi al-Ameri, says the city of Fallujah is days away from being fully cleared from Daesh militants.
A file photo of Pope Francis. (AFP/Getty/Tiziana Fabi)
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In silent prayer, the pope laid a wreath and a yellow rose at the memorial before planting a tree nearby, ahead of a meeting with a dozen people whose relatives escaped the killings and were given shelter by Pope Benedict XV during World War I.
Belgium still grapples with the aftermath of the attacks in Brussels' busy metro system, which killed 32 people. (AFP/File)
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The Belgian police have arrested two people suspected of having links to extremist activities, as the country remains on high alert following the deadly attacks in the capital, Brussels, in March.
Rally held for Bilal Kayid. (PFLP)
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The ongoing hunger strikes erupted in protest of the administrative detention of Bilal Kayid.
Incendiary weapons or bombs are designed to cause fires in targeted areas. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Concerned were raised hours after an opposition group to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad claimed the bombs were used in Russian airstrikes that killed at least one dozen civilians in Allepo.

June 25, 2016

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a press conference in Ankara. (AFP/File)
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Erdogan stressed that Turkey has always given its due importance to the acceleration of Turkey's EU membership bid but the bloc has always been delaying the process.
A woman walks near a damaged car after shelling hit a protest rally in Benghazi on May 6, 2016. (AFP/File)
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A car bomb attack near a hospital in Libya’s coastal city of Benghazi has left four civilians dead and 14 more wounded, medical officials say.
No group has claimed responsibility for the downing of the plane. (Courtesy photo)
12:57 GMT
The black boxes, which were retrieved earlier in June, are crucial for helping piece together the causes of the crash.
Part of Israel's precondition to normalize ties with Turkey is for the president to oust Hamas from the country and shut down an alleged command unit used by Hamas in Istanbul, Israeli media reported. (Anadolu Agency/Courtesy photo)
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Erdogan and Meshaal reportedly discussed strategies of easing humanitarian issues for Palestinians, specifically in Gaza, and ways to reconcile political differences between Hamas and Fatah.
Israeli authorities dramatically escalated a policy of withholding Palestinian bodies killed by Israeli forces since a wave of unrest erupted across the occupied Palestinian territory and Israel in October. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
Participants in the sit-in raised posters emblazoned with the phrase: "We want the martyr--" with the name of each Palestinian and the date he was killed printed underneath.
A refugee looks at the “Jungle” camp for in Calais on June 24, 2016. (AFP/File)
09:19 GMT
The mayor of France’s northern port city of Calais, which is hosting refugees waiting to cross into the UK, has called for camps to be moved to British soil in the aftermath of the country’s vote to leave the European Union.
Pope Francis on Friday denounced the mass killing of Armenians a century ago by Ottoman forces as "genocide". (AFP/File)
09:04 GMT
The word "genocide" was absent from the prepared text that the Vatican had circulated in advance.
The US and UK are closely linked on international security issues. (Shutterstock)
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The US and UK defense ministers discussed the impact that the Brexit vote will have on European and international security.

June 24, 2016

An EgyptAir plane, similar to the one that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea in May. (AFP/File)
14:26 GMT
Egyptian investigators are sending the EgyptAir Flight MS804 black boxes to France for repairs, since no information can be gathered in their current state.
Afghan police running a training drill. (AFP/File)
13:03 GMT
Security forces clashed with Taliban militants in Ghor province.
Forces with the National Unity Government stand on a tank in Sirte, Libya, during a land-and-air campaign to retake the city from Daesh. (AFP/Stringer)
12:24 GMT
National unity government forces launched a series of airstrikes against Daesh militants in their stronghold city of Sirte.
Turkish police are accused of being involved with a "parallel state." (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
Turkey detained 30 police officers suspected of supporting Fetullah Gulen and participating in the "parallel state".
Members of al-Qaeda of the Arab Peninsula. (AFP/File)
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Residents in southern Yemen report an increase in al-Qaeda activity, driving around with anti-aircraft weaponry.
Brexit: British PM David Cameron says he will resign by October. (AFP/File)
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The votes are in and the "Leave" campaign has won the Brexit referendum, with nearly 52 percent in favour of quitting the EU.
Six fire stations responded to the fire outbreak in Kuwait's Central Prison. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
A prison fire in the drug-offenses section of the Central Prison wounded 47 inmates and guards, and killed at least one person.
An aid convoy prepared to leave for the besieged town of Daraya. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
The Syrian town of Daraya was hit by barrel bombs the day after a UN aid airdrop.
The Italian coast guard apprehends a group of refugees off of the Libyan coast. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
The Italian coast guard launched a massive rescue operation, saving 4,500 refugees from sinking rafts in the Mediterranean Sea.
Israeli soldiers examine a car at a checkpoint east of Nablus. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Multiple checkpoints and roads in Nablus were closed by Israeli forces following an alleged rock-throwing incident.
Supporters of the "Stronger In" Campaign react to the results of the EU referendum being announced at the Royal Festival Hall on June 24, 2016 in London. (AFP/Rob Stothard)
05:57 GMT
British broadcasters are predicting that the UK will leave the EU as the "Brexit" votes are counted.

June 23, 2016

Milo Yiannopoulos is one of the most popular alt right personalities (Facebook)
17:35 GMT
Al Bawaba spoke to some alt right supporters and analyzed media reports to determine the group’s true attitudes towards Muslims.
Residents in Beledweyne, Somalia, walk through the flood waters. (Twitter)
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The Turkish Red Crescent and Qatar Charity are teaming up on a $2.75 million USD project to aid Beledweyne, Somalia.
A car bomb outside a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan killed six soldiers on June 21, 2016 in a remote desert area where hundreds have been held for screening for suspected links to Daesh.  (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
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Jordanian government spokesman Mohammed Momani said that with the border area sealed, aid agencies would have to find another way to send food and water to the stranded refugees.
Tunisian soldiers on patrol near the Libyan border. (AFP/File)
15:30 GMT
The Tunisian National Guard apprehended ten smugglers with 44,000 liters of smuggled fuel.
Fighters from Syria's Manbij military council sit on June 15, 2016 in the back of a pickup truck on the outskirts of the northern Syrian town of Manbij. (AFP/Souleiman)
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The Syrian Democratic Forces fought Daesh militants in the western district of Manbij on Thursday.
An aerial view of Yemen's al-Qaeda-held port city, Mukalla. (AFP/File)
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Two Daesh car bombs killed 13 Loyalist forces in the al-Qaeda-held port city of Mukalla.
President of the Palestinian National Authority Mahmoud Abbas addresses the media at the European Union Commission headquarters in Brussels on June 22, 2016. (AFP/Thierry Charlier)
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Abbas reportedly held separate meeting with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, with whom he brought up the latest developments in the occupied Palestinian territory and the French peace initiative which began earlier this month.
A guard tower is seen at Guantanamo Bay military prison. (AFP/John Moore)
12:30 GMT
Abdel Malik Abdel Wahab al-Rahabi, held for 14 years without being charged of any crime, will be resettled in Montenegro.
Iraqi government forces gather next to their vehicles during an operation to retake the area from Daesh on June 15, 2016 in Fallujah's southern Shuhada neighbourhood (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
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Troops pressed ahead in the town of Qayyarah where its strategic location and an airfield there make it ideal for a final push to liberate Mosul, which serves as Daesh's de facto capital in Iraq.
Pope Francis drew the ire of Turkey last year when he said the massacres against the Armenians were "widely considered the first genocide of the 20th century." (AFP/File)
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Last year Pope Francis referred to the mass killings that began in 1915 as 'the first genocide of the 20th century.'
Jordanian police seen on patrol in Amman. (File photo)
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At least five protesters and three officers were injured as police deployed tear gas to disperse the crowd.
Egyptian protesters run for cover from tear gas fired by riot police during a Cairo demonstration, April 25, 2016. (AFP/Mohamed el-Shahed)
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“The practice of referring civilians to military prosecution and courts has increased massively since the issuance of law No. 136/2014,” said a member of the activist group ‘No to Military Trials for Civilians’, Sara El-Sherif.