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Egyptian protesters chant slogans during a demonstration in central Cairo against a controversial deal to hand over two islands in the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia, April 15, 2016. (AFP/File)
May 02, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Egypt has put on trial 237 people detained during mass protests against a controversial government decision to hand over two islands to Saudi Arabia.
Iraqi security forces stand guard outside the parliament in Baghdad on April 13, 2016. (AFP/File)
May 02, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
The protesters loyal to influential Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr eventually left parliament on Saturday night, only to start an open-ended sit-in to push for long-delayed reforms.
Ambulances on the site of the blast. (Twitter)
May 01, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
Nine police officers were among the injured in the attack in Gaziantep, the report cited the governor as saying.
Founded in the early 1990s with seed money from late Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines gained international notoriety for kidnapping dozens of foreign tourists for ransom in the early 2000s. (AFP/File)
May 01, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
Police sources confirmed the release of 10 sailors abducted from boat in March.
People carry the coffin of a Turkish policeman during a funeral ceremony at the Kocatepe Mosque in the capital, Ankara, on April 8, 2016. (AFP/File)
May 01, 2016 - 09:36 GMT
The deaths took place in Mardin province's Nusaybin – a district on the Syrian border which has been the focus of counter-terrorism operations since March 14 – according to a security source speaking on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.
Thousands of Iraqi protesters invaded the main session hall of the parliament in Baghdad on April 30, 2016. (AFP/Haidar Mohammed Ali)
May 01, 2016 - 09:07 GMT
The crowd moved into the assembly shortly after it adjourned a scheduled meeting to vote on Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's new cabinet nominees.
Regime aircraft pounded rebel areas of Syria's second city Aleppo in another day of bloodshed. (AFP/Ameer Alhalbi)
May 01, 2016 - 08:36 GMT
Nearly 30 strikes hit rebel-held areas of the city – the ninth straight day that Aleppo has been targeted by government forces.
A photo of the aftermath in Turkey's Gaziantep is trending on social media. (Twitter/Anadolu Agency)
May 01, 2016 - 08:20 GMT
One Turkish police officer reported dead and several injured in car bomb attack in Gaziantep, Turkey.
In this handout video capture released by the Italian Coast Guard on April 30, 2016, refugees arrive at Lampedusa harbor after a rescue operation at sea, off the coast of Libya. (AFP/File)
May 01, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Some 1,400 refugees were rescued over the last week after attempting to cross the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy.
United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed (C) arrives to give a press conference at the Information ministry in Kuwait City on April 26, 2016.  (AFP/Yasser al-Zayyat)
May 01, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
The Saudi-backed government have accused the Houthis and their allies of attempting 'to alter the military equation' in the war.
Iraqi protesters climb over a concrete wall surrounding the parliament (unseen) after breaking into Baghdad's heavily fortified
April 30, 2016 - 16:49 GMT
All entrances to Baghdad have reportedly been shut down and a UN spokesman said embassies are in lockdown.
Saudi border guards are seen during training exercises. (AFP/File)
April 30, 2016 - 14:30 GMT
The interior ministry said the three were involved in the assassination of Col. Kitab al-Otaibi.
The Libyan coast guard watches over a group of African migrants after towing their boat to the Tripoli shore. (AFP/File)
April 30, 2016 - 13:08 GMT
The migrants were taken to the island of Lampedusa, but an unknown number of people may also be missing.
Iraqi passersby stand at the site of a suicide bombing in the Baghdad Jadida area on April 25, 2016. The blast ripped through shops in eastern Baghdad, killing at least seven people. (AFP/Haidar Mohammed Ali)
April 30, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
The attack targeted a group of Shia pilgrims in southeast Baghdad.
Turkish special forces are seen during a raid in Diyarbakir. (AFP/File)
April 30, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
Turkey has stepped up its effort to stop foreign fighters moving in and out of Syria.
There are currently 700 Palestinians being held in administrative detention in Israeli prisons, detention without charge or trial. (AFP/File)
April 30, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
Sami Janazreh has been on hunger strike for 58 days to protest his administrative detention and solitary confinement.