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August 13, 2014

The law was passed in an effort to boost Iran's population. (Shutterstock)
13:00 GMT
Iran passes a law banning all surgeries that permanently prevent pregnancy.
Al Etihad Credit Bureau will continue to collaborate with its partners to upload customers’ credit information for the past 24 months.
12:10 GMT
The credit reports will include records about consumers’ debt levels, financial obligations, credit payments, history of default payments and late payments.
Mubarak was overthrown in a popular uprising in 2011. (AFP/File)
12:04 GMT
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak arrived in court Wednesday to attend his trail on murder charges.

UAE was ranked the top country in the Middle East based on passengers carried.
11:52 GMT
Middle East airlines carried 157.9 million passengers in 2013, marking an increase of 8.8 per cent over the figures for the previous year.
Up to 2,000 Palestinians have been killed in Israel's assault on Gaza, most of them civilians (File/AFP)
11:50 GMT
Five people including two journalists were killed after an unexploded Israeli missile blew up in the northern Gaza Strip. Six others were also critically injured.
The proud parents celebrated their only daughter Lilly's 11th birthday this week. (Image: Facebook)
10:59 GMT
Egyptian actors Mona Zaki and Ahmed Helmy celebrated their daughter Lilly's birthday this week.
Haidar Al-Abadi is widely expected to unify Iraq's Kurds, Shia and Sunni groups (File/AFP)
10:47 GMT
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah congratulated Haider Al-Abadi on becoming the next prime minister of Iraq, expressing hope that Sunnis, Shia and Kurds would be unified.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the advances in Aleppo were partly a result of the decision by the Islamist Dawud Brigade to pledge allegiance to the Islamic State. (AFP/File)
10:45 GMT
Militants from the Islamic State have taken control of a string of villages in Syria's Aleppo province.
What would Haifa think! Is there more to May Ezzedine and Ahmad Abu Hashima's relationship than meets the eye? (Image: Facebook)
10:16 GMT
Rumor has it that Egyptian actress May Ezzedine is getting chummy with Haifa Wehbe's ex-hubby!
The low-key but high-brow Abadi was born of a respected Shiite family but lived in exile in the UK for decades. He was a vehement critic of Saddam Hussein, who executed 2 of his brothers and cancelled Abadi’s Iraqi passport. In exile Abadi got a doctorate in 'rapid transit' (Baghdad to Basra bullet train anyone?) and ran a cafe and design firm.
09:42 GMT
Haider Al-abadi new Prime Minister for Iraq
A total of 69 Palestinians were arrested across East Jerusalem and the West Bank, early Wednesday (File/AFP)
09:40 GMT
Israeli forces arrested 57 Palestinians in overnight raids across East Jerusalem, while 12 were arrested in the West Bank, an official confirmed.
Manchester United line up €75 million double bid for Cuadrado & Blind
09:28 GMT
Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal is seeking to reinforce his squad ahead of the beginning of their 2014-15 Premier League campaign this weekend
Abadi was picked by Iraq's Shia bloc on Monday. (AFP/File)
09:24 GMT
A bomb exploded near the house of Iraq's Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi.
Sisi and Putin are meeting to enhance the relationship between the two countries.
08:43 GMT
Egypt's President Sisi is in Russia to discuss trade ties, along with over of five million tons of wheat promised to Egypt; Iranian-American first woman to win Fields Medal in Mathematics; and the earth is so rotten, Satan himself weeps.
A Syrian child stands in a refugee camp which was partially burnt during clashes with militants in Arsal, August 9, 2014 (File/AFP)
08:26 GMT
Tensions remain high in the aftermath of Arsal. Lebanese nationals blame Syrian refugees for the violence, while the latter deny any involvement. But, who is right?
A bride in Kuwait got the man of her dreams.. but it was not easy.
07:44 GMT
A Pakistani engineer asked a Kuwaiti girl's family for her hand in marriage and the parents said no. She insisted she was in love and went to court to prove it; Israel once again given a free pass to kill; and not all ISIS pictures are really them.
Mourners hold the Palestinian flag at Mohammad Abu Khdeir's funeral in East Jerusalem, July 4, 2014 (File/AFP)
07:26 GMT
A settler who set fire to and killed Palestinian teenager Mohammad Abu Khdeir, allegedly confessed to murdering the boy, which was aired on Israel TV Monday.
Lawmakers are seeking to to overcome confrontation between between two armed factions. (AFP/File)
07:10 GMT
Libya's new parliament agreed that the next president would be elected by popular vote.
A member of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition Dror Feiler speaks during a press conference on August 12, 2014, in Istanbul. A Turkish aid group said on August 12, 2014 it would send a new flotilla of ships to break Israel's siege of Gaza, four years after the deadly storming of its vessel by Israeli commandos. (AFP / BULENT KILIC)
07:08 GMT
A member of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition Dror Feiler speaks during a press conference
US Air Force Capts. step to their aircraft for an in-air refueling mission over Iraq, Aug. 11, 2014. The aircrew is scheduled to offload more than 40,000 gallons of fuel to Fighter Aircraft completing missions in Iraq. [AFP]
07:08 GMT
Despite the presence of thousands of American troops in Iraq, US President Barack Obama has approved the deployment of 130 more “military advisers” to northern Iraq.
Palestinian children wounded by Israeli air strikes in the al-Shati refugee camp lie on hospital stretchers, August 4, 2014 (File/AFP)
06:56 GMT
The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), will next month begin investigating Israeli war crimes in the Gaza Strip after a panel was appointed Monday.
Before they fled: Jihadists Reyaad Khan and Nasser Muthana (circled) hand out food to the needy in Cardiff last year. Both have been tweeting about their involvement with IS while on the front line. [Daily Mail]
06:53 GMT
British jihadists fighting with terror squads in Iraq are using social networking sites to lure young Muslim teenagers from the UK into joining the Islamic State fanatics.
Over 450 Palestinian children have been killed by Israeli air strikes in Gaza (File/AFP)
06:38 GMT
Ten UAE cyclists will bike across the U.S. in September to raise money for injured and displaced Palestinian children with a goal to raise at least $250,000.
Palestinian women mourn the death of a relative killed by Israeli air strikes in Gaza (File/AFP)
05:42 GMT
Up to 1,951 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza as a 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas continued for the third day, while mediation talks resume in Egypt.
Maliki has yet to step down despite calls for his resignation. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Iraq's Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi says current Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will continue to play a role in Iraq's newly formed government.
The Crown Prince debuted a 12-minute long time lapse video of Dubai's airport. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The Dubai Crown Prince recently announced a project set to showcase 360 degree virtual tours of Dubai.
"The Blue Elephant" is set for release this weekend in UAE. (Image courtesy of IMDb)
05:00 GMT
Get prepped to see our sizzling stars Karim Abdel Aziz and Nelly Karim on the big screen this weekend.
It added that Lebanon could have started the drilling work by late next year if the government had approved the decrees.
04:55 GMT
The EIU pointed out that Lebanon was lagging behind other neighboring countries in the Levant Basin in this process, and Israel was already reaching the phase of monetizing its gas reserves.
Women's Prison was a big hit this Ramadan. (Image: Facebook)
01:36 GMT
Egyptian actress Nelly Karim is taking her success from "Sijin Al Nisa" (Women Prison) and running with it.

August 12, 2014

The 18 and 29 year-old age group, represents 23.7% (approximately 20 million) of the total population, of which 51.1% are men and the remaining 48.9% are women.
23:21 GMT
Around 27.8% of Egyptian youth are poor while 24.1% are near the poverty line.
Mexico coach Herrera: Hernandez should leave Manchester United
20:29 GMT
After failing to make El Tri's starting line-up at the World Cup, the striker has been urged to seek pastures new by his boss at international level
Libya struggles with rising insecurity. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT
The police chief in Libya's Tripoli was gunned down Tuesday.
Thousands of Yazidis remain stranded in the Sinjar mountains after fleeing militants. (AFP/File)
19:38 GMT
A helicopter delivering aid crashed Tuesday in Iraq's Sinjar mountains.
Abadi was nominated for the position of Prime Minister, but current Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has yet to step down. (AFP/File)
18:13 GMT
Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Haidar al-Abadi received the approval and support of both the U.S. and Iran after his nomination.
Maliki has so far refused to step down from his position as Prime Minister although many officials have called for his resignation as they form a new government. (AFP/File)
16:55 GMT
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki urged security forces to stay out of politics Tuesday as the U.S. continues air strikes against militants in northern Iraq.

Revenue-per-available-room (RevPAR) has seen a 7.4 per cent decline to Dh290.23,
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The initial results show an 11.8-percent decline in occupancy to 45.4 percent.
In August of 2013, Egyptian security forces stormed two Pro-Morsi sit-ins killing over 600 people. (AFP/File)
15:50 GMT
Human Rights Watch has released a new report that accuses the current Egyptian government of serious human rights abuses.
Advanced economies, represented by the US, Europe and Japan, have imported goods at the fastest rate in more than two years in the last three months.
15:29 GMT
Advanced economies, represented by the US, Europe and Japan, have imported goods at the fastest rate in more than two years in the last three months.
Jordan's credit challenges lie mostly in its fiscal and external accounts.
15:21 GMT
The rating agency says that although domestic politics have been fairly stable, the government faces continued pressure to maintain social spending.
A clutch of new non-Muslim countries - Australia, Hong Kong, Philippines and Sri Lanka - join the UK as Islamic finance gains visibility and recognition outside the Muslim world.
15:08 GMT
Malaysia, UAE, UK attract most conferences, intensified battles to be world’s Islamic finance hub.
David Silva commits future to Man City
15:04 GMT
The Spain international, who arrived at the Etihad from Valencia, has committed himself to the current Premier League champions until 2019
Twenty-seven thousand new residents live within the twelve official camps. (AFP/File)
14:41 GMT
A large influx of Palestinian refugees from Syria is causing a strain on Lebanon's refugee camps.
Mehdi Benatia
14:28 GMT
Chelsea have been forced to continue their search for David Luiz's replacement at the heart of defense after having been rebuffed multiple times for various targets.
Water and solar lamps were distributed via the air drops. (AFP/File)
13:50 GMT
The British government completed a second air drop of aid to Iraqis Tuesday.

Carrefour had the most significant climb up the Top 10 over the first six months of the year, jumping up five places from ninth to fourth.
13:44 GMT
Samsung is the number one ranked brand in the Top 10 Buzz Rankings across the United Arab Emirates for the first half of 2014.
A selection of the films that will be screened at the MAFF 2014. (Image: Dotoday.se)
13:36 GMT
The newly released promo of the upcoming Malmo Arab Film Festival includes Egyptian films Factory Girl, Vila 69 and The Ferry.
Ahlam shares another holiday snapshot with her fans (and haters)! (Image: Facebook)
13:04 GMT
UAE singer Ahlam has oh-so-many haters, who hate the pictures she posts. Now, she tells them exactly why she shares those pix with her fans!
ISC defines international schools as those that deliver a curriculum to any combination of infant, primary or secondary students, wholly or partly in English outside an English-speaking country,
13:04 GMT
The expansion of international schools in the Gulf region continues, registering the second fastest growth rate in the world and now has 982 international schools in the region.
Federer happy with form in buildup to US Open
12:52 GMT
17 Grand Slam titles holder Roger Federer has kept to a steady pace in his buildup for the US Open starting in a fortnight and said that his weekend title loss in Canada helped him gather more information on improving his game.
Executive Director Kenneth Roth and Middle East and North Africa Director Sarah Leah Whitson were turned back at Cairo airport. (AFP/File)
12:49 GMT
Egyptian authorities have barred the executive director of Human Rights Watch and another senior staff member from entering the country.
Palestinian fishermen sit off the shores of Gaza while an Israeli police boat patrols in the background, March 24, 2014 (File/AFP)
12:21 GMT
IDF warships opened fire at Palestinian fishermen off the Rafah coast Tuesday, violating the 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.
George hasn't commented on the Gaza conflict but Amal said that "there should be an independent investigation and accountability for crimes that have been committed." (Image: Albawaba edit)
12:17 GMT
While George Clooney makes no comment on the Gaza-Israel conflict, Amal Alamuddin turns down an offer to join the UN's special observation team on the war in Gaza.
U.S. Army soldiers control a drone from a remote office.
12:12 GMT
The winds of change have affected the anti-Americans, "how embarrassing it must be for the “anti-imperialists” to suddenly find the Empire fighting on their side."; US Media finally sees the other side of Gaza; and Sisi on the HRW's bad side.
A handout picture released by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) shows Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during his meeting with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud during their meeting in the Red Sea port of Jeddah on August 10, 2014. [AFP]
11:59 GMT
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah late Sunday where they reportedly tackled the restive situation in various countries in the Arab world.
The voting session has been postponed to September 2 according to spokesman Mohammad Ballout (File/AFP)
11:37 GMT
Lebanese lawmakers failed in a tenth attempt to elect a new president Tuesday, prompting Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri to postpone voting till September 2.
Reyaad Khan, a 20 year-old Cardiff student. [Screenshot]
11:36 GMT
A British jihadist fighting for the Islamic State in Iraq has boasted of preparing for ‘martyrdom’.
Robin van Persie
11:34 GMT
Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has beaten off competition from Arsenal's Mesut Ozil and Barcelona's Luis Suarez to top the Premier League shirt sales chart for the second year in a run.
The blogpsphere mourns the loss of Robin Williams.
10:58 GMT
Popeye, Mrs. Doubtfire, Patch Adams, Jack, Mork, and Peter Pan are just a few of the characters played by comedic legend Robin Williams; horrible stories of Yazidi children dying in the mountains; and Kyrgyz Pres. schmoozes with Erdogan.
Representatives of the League of Arab states take part in an emergency meeting at the Arab League headquarters in the Egyptian capital Cairo on August 11, 2014. [AFP]
10:42 GMT
A nine-hour session of indirect negotiations between the Palestinian and Israeli delegations in Cairo on Monday ended with a partial draft agreement on easing the blockade on Gaza, sources close to the talks told Ma'an.
Fifi with some of her guests at Hanadi's wedding. (Image: Facebook)
10:35 GMT
Fifi Abdo welcomed celebrities at her daughter Hanadi's luxurious wedding in Cairo this week.
Both the U.S. and Egypt declared Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis a terrorist organization in April, 2013 (File/AFP)
10:12 GMT
Security forces in Egypt arrested two alleged members of a militant group in the tense Sinai Peninsula, the country's state news agency reported Tuesday.
As the fragile ceasefire holds tonight between Israel and Hamas on the Gaza Strip, the contrast is stark.
10:08 GMT
Two very different responses to the ceasefire: Israelis sunbathe on the beach as life attempts to get back to normal... but in the Gaza Strip, Palestinians return to see what remains of their homes
The British exile is expected to improve relations with Iraq's Sunnis and Kurds (File/AFP)
09:47 GMT
The potential successor to Nouri al-Maliki has created an even bigger political turmoil for Iraq's future, seeing as the current leader won't resign. For better or worse, who is Haider al-Abadi?
Kazem is thrilled to be a granddad again. (Image: Albawaba edit)
09:14 GMT
Kazem el Saher has become a granddad again!
A Palestinian woman sits with her children in the ruins of her home, which was demolished by an Israeli air strike, August 11, 2014 (File/AFP)
09:11 GMT
Palestinian families continued to return home on the second day of a 72-hour ceasefire between Israeli forces and Hamas.
Fascinating but disturbing? Hundreds of torture devices are now on display at the museum in Giza (File/Shutterstock)
08:51 GMT
You can now see hundreds of torture devices used throughout the ages in Egypt's newly opened "torture museum". Might be a bit PG13 for the kids though!
Kurdish forces hand out water bottles to displaced Yazidi families in the Iraq-Syria border, August 11, 2014 (File/AFP)
08:30 GMT
Peshmerga forces in Iraq made significant gains against terrorist group ISIS after several days of fighting, according to Press TV.
Iraqi President Fuad Masum (2nd L) shakes hands with deputy parliamentary speaker, and newly nominated Iraqi Prime Minister, Haidar al-Abadi (R) on 11 August 2014 (Iraqi President Office / AFP).
08:12 GMT
Outgoing Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki rejected the naming of his successor as premier on Monday, charging that it amounted to a violation of Iraq's constitution.
Saad Hariri promised to help reconstruct schools, hospitals and "necessary projects" across Arsal (File/AFP)
08:05 GMT
Lebanon's former Prime Minister Saad Hariri donated $15 million to help reconstruct the besieged border town of Arsal following heavy clashes between the army and militants.
A Palestinian child carries her belongings out of a UN school in Beit Lahia, August 5, 2014 (File/AFP)
07:04 GMT
The UN Human Rights Council appointed a three-member panel, including George Clooney's fiancé Amal Alamuddin, to investigate allegations of war crimes committed by Israel in Gaza.
A poster left by a participant taking part in a candlelight vigil and silent protest organized as part of the #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies August 11, 2014 near the United Nations in New York. (AFP/Don Emmert)
06:55 GMT
A poster left by a participant taking part in a candlelight vigil and silent protest
Omar Al Abdalaat is taking a career hiatus (Image: Facebook).
06:26 GMT
The Jordanian singer is postponing his album and canceling his concerts as a step of solidarity with the people of Gaza.
The plane went down only meters away from a densely populated area (Atta Kenare/ AFP).
06:00 GMT
The two black boxes of an Iranian passenger plane that crashed in the country's capital, Tehran, have been found, according to Iranian officials.
Is the show "Saraya Abdeen" now dead? (Image: Facebook)
05:20 GMT
Amro Arafa has said "See ya" to the makers of the past Ramadan drama "Saraya Abdeen" and won't be coming back for a sequel.
Iraqi General Ahmed Ithwany calls the Yazidis´place of refuge: "death mountain. Up to 70 per cent of them are dead" (Ahmad al-Rubaye/ AFP).
05:00 GMT
The first Western journalist to reach the Sinjar mountains where tens of thousands of Yazidis have taken refuge from ISIS describes what he saw.
The Mavi Marmara, used as part of a flotilla in May 2010 in an attempt to break the Gaza blockade, however nine Turkish nationals died when Israeli commandos boarded the ship (AFP/ File Archive).
05:00 GMT
A pro-Palestinian campaign group in Turkey plans to send aid in a flotilla of ships bound for Gaza, four years after its last attempt to break the Israeli blockade which resulted in 9 Turkish deaths.
To counter supply outages in Iraq and among other OPEC producers, Saudi Arabia has maintained a high level of oil output
04:55 GMT
"The more the Kingdom produces, the lower its spare production capacity becomes, meaning the smaller the cushion to cope with new supply disruptions."
Assi Helani sadly had to say "Next time" to Paula Ya'qoubian. (Image: Facebook)
04:46 GMT
Unstable security conditions in Lebanon led Assi Helani to postpone a big interview scheduled with Paula Ya'qoubian.
Somaya Al Khashab has lost some serious weight, but it wasn't through a center, she says.
04:24 GMT
A viral ad featuring a pic of Somaya Al Khashab leads to more controversy on just how the diva has a new slim and trim look.
Carole Samaha screams out her love for Algeria at the Kazif Festival. (Image: Facebook)
04:08 GMT
Going #Crazy on #Stage unforgettable Night #Kazif #Festival #Algeria #Passion for #Music Amazing #Audience
Carole Samaha's smokin' hot song is out on the world wide web. (Image: screenshot from YouTube)
04:02 GMT
Carole Samaha's single "Sahranine" quickly became the most heard song on Anghami after it was released on the app, and the success is still going strong.
Israeli bombardment has left parts of Gaza in ruins and the enclave's already shattered economy is also feeling the pinch as prices for staple foods have started to climb.
00:33 GMT
Mahir Al Tabaa, head of the Gaza chamber of commerce and industry, agreed the conflict had caused "huge and long term indirect losses" for the economy.
Diab asserted that they would accept donations from any Egyptian, including Mubarak-era leading businessmen.
00:13 GMT
In a move to force businessmen to donate, a campaign was launched in early August to track businessmen who did not donate to the fund,

August 11, 2014

The report, which listed the 15 richest men in Egypt, mentioned that Onsi Sawisis came in fourth position with a net worth of $2.4bn.
23:57 GMT
Nassef Sawiris, Egypt’s richest man, is the CEO of Orascom Construction Industries (OCI) and owns stakes in cement company Lafarge as well as Texas Industries.
“The market has become more complacent about supply again. But complacency is dangerous. Given the geopolitical tensions, a spike in oil prices cannot and should not be ruled out.”
23:35 GMT
“There’s talk of changes in Baghdad. The oil market is sort of waiting to see what happens,” Wardell said.
VPS aims to have an extensive network of Health Promotion Centres across the UAE and other countries within five years, it said in a statement.
23:10 GMT
The healthcare provider said that its first Health Promotion Centre will be established in the Marina Mall in Abu Dhabi by the end of 2014.
Russian President Vladamir Putin. Talks will focus on the situation in the Middle East including Gaza, Libya, Iraq and Syria (Alexey Druzhinin /AFP).
20:00 GMT
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will travel to Sochi, Russia for two days to meet with President Vladimir Putin.
The All-Star cast of Expendables 3.
18:50 GMT
With the likes of Mel Gibson, Sly Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger sharing the stage, anyone who likes action film will love this film; Bahrain hacking it's own fact finding commission; and Israel has used Palestinians as shields multiple times.
U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House defending U.S. air strikes on ISIS, explaining that `there is no timetable on operations in Iraq´ (Mandel Ngan /AFP).
18:00 GMT
President Barack Obama came under fire from his opponents in Washington on Sunday as the U.S. launched further air strikes against militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Iraq.
Security sources confirmed that 20 suspected jihadists had been arrested due to “security concerns” (AFP/ File Archive).
17:00 GMT
Jordanian security services arrested 20 suspected jihadists with alleged ties to the Islamic State on Sunday.
Man City signs Eliaquim Mangala
16:45 GMT
The Premier League champions have finally saled a deal for the France international, having made acquiring an elite defender to partner Vicente Kompany a summer priority
During July, prices for vegetable, fruits, poultry and dairy products inched up by 7.4%, 3%, 4.8% and 4.6% respectively.
16:32 GMT
The agency attributed the surge to the rising demand for food commoditiessuch as vegetables, dairy products and poultry, and the government’s decision to raise fuel, electricity and tobaccoprices.
 Kurdish fighters say they have liberated the Iraqi border towns of Gwer and Makhmur (Ahmad al-Rubaye / AFP).
15:21 GMT
Supported by a third day of US air strikes against Sunni militants in Iraq, Kurdish forces have carried out counterattacks claiming to have retaken two border towns.
Syrian children at the Zatari refugee camp in Jordan.
14:54 GMT
Where you aware that currently, more than 80% of Syrian refugees in Jordan do not live in a refugee camp? Find out more factoids here; the four stages of whining in Lebanon are hilarious; and ZZ Top is teaming up with uber-DJ David Guetta.
The Yazidi might practice the world's oldest religion. Derived from ancient Persian Zoroastrianism (think Freddy Mecury) this Sufi-like esoteric faith predates Judaism, Christianity & Islam, taking elements from each (think baptism, circumcision, & 5 daily prayers).  It’s a closed sect that forbids interfaith marriage & doesn’t accept converts.
14:21 GMT
From black books to peacock angels, there´s something about the Yazidis: 14 facts about the people the ISIS killing machine wants dead.
A selection of photos of Rita and an old black & white picture of her with Darwish. (Image: Albawaba edit)
13:40 GMT
If you've been waiting for forty years to find out who Mahmoud Darwish's lover "Rita" really is, then you've got to read this story!
A Palestinian woman carries her belongings out of a UN school during the latest 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, August 11, 2014 (File/AFP)
13:28 GMT
At least 250,000 Palestinians have been made homeless by Israel's military attacks in Gaza, according to Press TV.
Iranian rescue personnel inspecting the scene of the plane crash near Tehran's Mehrabad airport on 10 August 2014 (Rouhollah Vahdati / ISNA News Agency / AFP).
13:28 GMT
According to Iranian state media, 10 of the 48 passengers and crew on board the plane that crashed in Tehran on Sunday survived.
Syrian rescue workers search through rubble following reports of a barrel-bomb explosion by government forces, August 10, 2014 (File/AFP)
12:57 GMT
Clashes continued in Syria between the militant group Islamic State, tribesmen and government forces causing thousands of people to flee, according to Al Akbar.