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A Syrian woman sits next to her children sleeping on the street in Hamra Street in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, on August 29, 2014. (AFP/Anwar Amro)
May 07, 2015 - 11:00 GMT
A fire engulfed a four story building housing roughly 400 Syrian refugees.
President of the Kurdistan region of Iraq, Masoud Barzani speaks at the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC, May 6, 2015. (AFP/Jim Watson)
May 07, 2015 - 10:30 GMT
Kurdistan Regional Government President Masoud Barzani said now is not the time to push the referendum due to the ongoing conflict with Daesh, but he remains confident that independence will come for the Kurds.
Militants linked to Nusra Front have been hiding in the Qalamoun Mountains. (AFP/File)
May 07, 2015 - 10:25 GMT
Syrian forces and Hezbollah fighters clashed with militants, regaining the “entire area” of Assal al-Ward and Jibba in eastern Qalamoun.
The Lag B'Omer bonfire is lit to commemorate the death of renowned Jewish scholar and renowned Bar Yochai some 1800 years ago. In a night long vigil thousands of Jews will light large bonfires and visit the final resting place of Bar Yochai, who is revered as one of Judaism's great sages. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
May 07, 2015 - 09:30 GMT
Roughly 60,000 people attended the Lag B'Omer celebrations in the Galilee city of Safed.
Iraqi fighters from the Saraya al-Salam (Peace Brigades), a group formed by Iraqi Shiite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, carry weapons as they sit on a vehicle during military training in the mainly Shiite southern city of Basra, on May 1, 2015. (AFP/Haidar Mohammed Ali)
May 07, 2015 - 08:30 GMT
Iraqi government forces pushed ahead with an offensive in the western Province of Anbar, purging Daesh from the cities.
The US will provide both military training and equipment such as weapons, trucks, and communications devices. (AFP/Wakil Kohsar)
May 07, 2015 - 08:00 GMT
Four hundred American military specialists are prepared to train and equip thousands of Syrians to fight Daesh, and perhaps the Syrian regime as well.
Due to high frequency of such attacks, however, live fire at fishing boats often goes unreported. (AFP/File)
May 07, 2015 - 07:02 GMT
Israeli military boats shot at Palestinian fishing boats Wednesday afternoon.
Opposition leader Isaac Herzog criticized the newly formed government Wednesday shortly after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secured a coalition, calling it a
May 07, 2015 - 04:34 GMT
Opposition leader Isaac Herzog criticized the newly formed government Wednesday shortly after the prime minister secured a coalition, calling it a "national failure."
Abdullah al-Fakharany was one of the journalists sentenced to life in prison by the Cairo Criminal Court. (Twitter)
May 07, 2015 - 04:24 GMT
Two journalists were sentenced to life in prison by the Cairo Criminal Court.
The Turkish president turned down an invitation from Putin Wednesday after the Russian leader participated in Armenia's memorial event. (AFP/File)
May 06, 2015 - 19:30 GMT
The Turkish president turned down an invitation from Putin Wednesday after the Russian leader participated in Armenia's memorial event.
The prime minister managed to cobble a coalition with 61 members, the minimal number required for a Knesset majority. (AFP/File)
May 06, 2015 - 19:18 GMT
The prime minister managed to cobble a coalition with 61 members, the minimal number required for a Knesset majority.