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Israeli security forces respond to the burning remains of the bus bombed by a Hamas operative in April. (AFP/File)
May 29, 2016 - 11:34 GMT
Six people were arrested near Bethlehem under suspicion of being part of a Hamas cell that plotted the Jerusalem bus bombing.
A meeting of the Jordanian parliament. (AFP/File)
May 29, 2016 - 10:23 GMT
Jordan's King Abdullah II dissolved parliament and appointed Hani Al-Mulki to lead forming a new government.
A Loyalist soldier observes the crowd at a gas station in Aden, Yemen. (AFP/File)
May 29, 2016 - 09:40 GMT
A group of seven Daesh militants arrested in Aden was lead by a French national.
Afghan national army soldiers in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AFP/File)
May 29, 2016 - 08:51 GMT
Afghan intelligence neutralized a suicide bomber intending to attack Kabul.
Security forces guard the courthouse in Kuwait City, Kuwait. (AFP/File)
May 29, 2016 - 08:19 GMT
Kuwait transferred 47 Iranian prisoners to serve the remainder of their sentences in Tehran.
Lebanese guards watch over the line for a polling station on May 8, 2016. (AFP/File)
May 29, 2016 - 07:50 GMT
The final round of elections begin in North Lebanon today.
Syrian regime security forces overlook the Hama province. (AFP/File)
May 29, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Prisoners in the Assad-backed Hama prison have rioted, taking ten policemen hostage while demanding to be released.
Smoke rises over the Golan Heights. (AFP/File)
May 29, 2016 - 06:30 GMT
The IDF created a special unit to handle the needs of Syrian civilians at the northern border.
Relatives and friends chant slogans during the funeral of Abdul Fatah al-Sharif in Hebron. (AFP/File)
May 29, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
The body of al-Sharif was returned to the family on Friday after being held by Israeli authorities for over two months.
A file photo of Daesh fighters parading through Raqqa. (AFP/File)
May 29, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
The "entire area of A'zaz," near the Turkish border, was unsafe and civilians need a humanitarian corridor to be allowed to get to safety, Karl Schembri, spokesman for the Norwegian Refugee Council in the Middle East, told dpa.
Palestinians take part in a protest outside a UN distribution center in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, against the reduction of educational programs given by UNRWA, August 4, 2015. (AFP/File)
May 28, 2016 - 13:24 GMT
Spokesman for the committees, Husni Odeh, told Ma'an that the committees decided during a meeting Friday evening that they would close UNRWA social affairs offices and directors' offices in the West Bank, and block movement of UNRWA cars in all areas.
This file photo shows Syrian refugees, who had fled Tal Abyad, re-entering Syria with their belongings from Turkey, June 22, 2015. (AFP/File)
May 28, 2016 - 11:08 GMT
Hundreds of thousands of people in Syria have been trapped in the Daesh-held northeastern city of Raqqah as well as the outskirts of Aleppo as both cities face offensives by government and Kurdish forces.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (right) meets Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas in Cairo on May 9, 2016. (AFP/File)
May 28, 2016 - 09:46 GMT
The two presidents are scheduled to discuss the latest regional developments, including the French initiative for a Palestinian-Israeli peace conference and the upcoming international support group for peace negotiations in Paris on Friday 3 June.
Despite plans before the operation for safe corridors, few civilians have managed to flee the Fallujah battle in recent days. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
May 28, 2016 - 09:40 GMT
At least 50,000 civilians are thought to be still inside the city, which is around 65 kilometres west of Baghdad.
Israel returns body of Palestinian attacker shot dead by IDF soldier in Hebron. (AFP/File)
May 28, 2016 - 08:07 GMT
Al-Sharif's family told Ma'an his funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon, and that they have rejected all Israeli authorities' conditions for the release of his body.
The recorders' underwater locator beacons only transmit ping signals for about 30 days, the typical duration of their battery life. (AFP/File)
May 28, 2016 - 07:37 GMT
Airbus shared the signal's location information with Egyptian officials, which helped narrow the search area to a 5 kilometer zone now being scoured by air and sea.