Journalists and photojournalists demonstrate in Cairo against repeated attacks on members of the press in Egypt (AFP)
April 30, 2017 - 17:45 GMT
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has faced a backlash from judges after ratifying hugely contested legal amendments that give him sweeping powers over the country's courts.
A Lebanese army vehicle patrol the northern city of Tripoli on April 2, 2014. (AFP/Ibrahim Chalhoub)
April 30, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
A Lebanese national was fatally shot on Sunday as shootings disrupted the north Lebanon Beddawi refugee camp for the second day in a row, a source told The Daily Star.
Earlier during the Pope’s visit, he met with Pope Tawadros II in Saint Mark’s Coptic Cathedral, which was bombed last December. (AFP)
April 30, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Security forces have intensified their presence, with a reported 30,000 security personnel during Pope Francis’ visit to Cairo.
Members of the Iraqi pro-government Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) paramilitary forces gather in a street in the modern town of Hatra, near the eponymous UNESCO-listed ancient city, southwest of the northern city of Mosul, on April 28, 2017. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
April 30, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
It remains unclear whether the airstrike was carried out by an Iraqi or a US-led coalition plane.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump looks meets with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi at the Plaza Hotel on September 19, 2016 in New York. (AFP Photo/Dominick Reuter)
April 30, 2017 - 12:07 GMT
President Trump's erratic foreign policy statements actually mask a deep-seated continuity in key policies, with a heavy focus on military power, writes Rami G. Khouri.
An Israeli border policeman and his horse fall in Jerusalem's Old City on April 29, 2017 during clashes with Palestinian demonstrators following a gathering in support of Palestinians imprisoned in Israeli jails. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
April 30, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
The reporters were assaulted by Israeli forces in an attempt to prevent them from covering attacks on demonstrators, according to the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate.
The strike skilled eight operatives of Al-Qaeda. (AFP)
April 30, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
The strike targeted a car in which the suspects were traveling in the Rawda region of Shabwa province, according to a Yemeni official.
Israel disputed the apartheid charge at the time as a
April 30, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Former UN director who was forced to resign after she called Israel out to be an 'Apartheid State' says she has no regrets.
Merkel's one-day visit to the Saudi port city of Jeddah is to be followed by talks on Monday in United Arab Emirates with Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan. (File/Photo)
April 30, 2017 - 09:33 GMT
Merkel embarks on Saudi Arabia visit to address important issues including Daesh, Yemen and the role of women in society.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures as he gives a speech on April 28, 2017 during the Atlantic Council summit in Istanbul. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
April 30, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Meanwhile, in a separate decree, Turkey also banned television dating programs.
A screengrab shows a Daesh leader trying to extinguish the flames by rolling on the ground. (YouTube)
April 30, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
The Daesh leader had previously burned and killed three local residents and a police officer.
A mannequin is placed at an Iraqi federal police position on the frontline in western Mosul on April 29, 2017. (AFP/Christophe Simon)
April 30, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Six Daesh fighters blew themselves up during a battle in Mosul's Old City.
A picture shows smoke billowing following reported air strikes on rebel positions in the opposition-controlled district of Qaboun on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus in the Eastern Ghouta region on April 27, 2017. (AFP/Ammar Suleiman)
April 29, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
The clashes pitted the Saudi-backed rebel faction Jaish al-Islam (Army of Islam) against Fateh al-Sham, al-Qaeda's former branch in Syria, and Faylaq al-Rahman, which is backed by Qatar and Turkey, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
A mosque in Dresden was also attacked last year. (AFP/Sebastian Kahnert)
April 29, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The attempted arson was the third such attack targeting Turkish-Muslim mosques in the last two weeks.
Members of the Algerian National Liberation Front (FLN) gather at a party conference in the capital Algiers on April 28, 2017. (AFP/Ryad Kramdi)
April 29, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
The government wants voter turnout to exceed 51 percent to avoid any doubt in the legitimacy of the Algerian Parliament.
Pope Francis (C) stands near to Coptic Pope Tawadros II (R) as he prepares to light a candle during a visit at the Saint Peter and Saint Paul church in Cairo, which was target by a suicide bomb attack that killed 29 people last December, on April 28, 2017. (AFP/Andreas Solaro)
April 29, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
The 'Pope of Peace' reiterated his message of interfaith dialogue in a visit to Egypt.