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Turkish army tanks drive to the Syrian border town of Jarabulus after launching a ground operation for the first time in Syria, on August 25, 2016. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
August 25, 2016 - 18:00 GMT
The Free Syrian Army captured the town, backed by Turkish warplanes, tanks, and special forces soldiers.
Dozens of French resorts have banned beachwear that
August 25, 2016 - 17:00 GMT
Many argue that forbidding Islamic-inspired swimwear opens a gateway for racial discrimination.
Egyptian Coptic church. (AFP/File)
August 25, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
The Egyptian Coptic church is fighting for better legislation to build and restore churches.
Saudi Arabia has targeted Yemen with airstrikes on an almost daily basis. (AFP/File)
August 25, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
UNHCR called for the creation of an independent international body to investigate cases of human rights violations in conflict-ridden Yemen.
Lebanon's trash crisis, which abated earlier this year, seems ready to flare up again with different groups blocking the entrance to landfills. (AFP/File)
August 25, 2016 - 14:30 GMT
The crisis never really went away to begin with.
After retaking Fallujah in June, Iraqi security forces are focused on Mosul, the Islamic State group's de facto capital in the country. (AFP/File)
August 25, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
More than 30 Daesh militants were reportedly killed in clashes with Iraqi troops since morning.
Victims are evacuated after an airstrike in the eastern Ghouta region near Damascus. (AFP/File)
August 25, 2016 - 13:30 GMT
The report by the UN and global chemical weapons watchdog has said government troops were behind two chemical attacks, while Daesh also likely used sulfur mustard gas.
A Turkish army tank in the border city of Karkamis drives towards Syria. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
August 25, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
There are now reportedly some 20 Turkish tanks in Syria in an apparent anti-Daesh operation.
People walk past a government building in Kef, Tunisia. (AFP/File)
August 25, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
Tunisian forces found a militant camp in Kef.
Qatif, Saudi Arabia. (AFP/File)
August 25, 2016 - 12:20 GMT
Saudi forces stopped two suicide bombing attempts near a mosque and a popular tourist restaurant.
Abu Sayyaf militants marching in Philippines. (Screenshot)
August 25, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
Abu Sayyaf militants beheaded an eighteen-year-old captive when his family could not pay the ransom.
Palestinian fishermen collect fish from their nets in Gaza City. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
August 25, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
The Israeli navy reportedly detained Abed al-Aziz Saadallah off the coast of Beit Lahiya after opening heavy fire at Palestinian fishing boats.
A Yemeni man carries his bags through the ruins of buildings destroyed in an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition in the capital Sanaa on October 28, 2015. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
August 25, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Oxfam said at a Geneva conference on Tuesday that the UK was violating the International Arms Trade Treaty.
A Syrian rebel tries on a gas mask in the northwestern province of Idlib, on July 18, 2013. (AFP/File)
August 25, 2016 - 08:27 GMT
The UN is expected to publish a full report on the use of mustard and chlorine gas by Syrian regime forces and Daesh militants.
Palestinian protestors hold posters of Bilal Kayed, protesting his administrative detentio at Damascus Gate, a main entrance to Jerusalem's Old City. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
August 25, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Bilal Kayid has suspended his hunger strike after 71 days after reaching an agreement to end his administrative detention.
Afghan security personnel stand guard near the site of explosion that targeted the elite American University of Afghanistan in Kabul on August 24, 2016. (AFP/Wakhil Kohsar)
August 25, 2016 - 06:30 GMT
Security forces ended the attack on the American University of Afghanistan, with at least seven civilians killed.