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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)
June 26, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
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)
June 26, 2016 - 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)
June 26, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
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)
June 26, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
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)
June 26, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
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)
June 26, 2016 - 05:57 GMT
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)
June 26, 2016 - 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.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a press conference in Ankara. (AFP/File)
June 25, 2016 - 15:44 GMT
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)
June 25, 2016 - 13:03 GMT
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)
June 25, 2016 - 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)
June 25, 2016 - 11:58 GMT
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)
June 25, 2016 - 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)
June 25, 2016 - 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
June 25, 2016 - 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)
June 25, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
The US and UK defense ministers discussed the impact that the Brexit vote will have on European and international security.
An EgyptAir plane, similar to the one that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea in May. (AFP/File)
June 24, 2016 - 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.