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Akhtar Mohammad Mansour is said to have replaced Mullah Omar, whose death was confirmed this week by the Afghan government. (AFP/File)
July 30, 2015 - 13:29 GMT
The Taliban have reportedly appointed a new leader for the militant group following the Afghan government's conformation of Mullah Omar's death.
A general view taken from Aleppo's Syrian regime-controlled neighbourhood of Karm al-Jabal shows the war-wracked city's historic citadel in the background on July 30, 2015. (AFP/GEORGE OURFALIAN
July 30, 2015 - 13:01 GMT
Al-Qaeda affiliate Nusra Front has abducted the leader of a US-backed Syrian rebel group in the north of the country, dealing a blow to Washington’s struggling train-and-equip program to battle Daesh.
Garbage thrown by protesters lie on a street in front of Lebanon’s parliament building in Beirut during a demonstration against the ongoing trash crisis on July 25, 2015. (AFP/Anwar Amro)
July 30, 2015 - 13:00 GMT
Four Lebanese activists have been charged for attacking Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas’ car during an anti-trash demonstration earlier this week.
Members of the Israeli security forces walk in front of the Israeli controversial separation barrier as they arrest an Israeli settler following clashes while bulldozers started demolishing the so-called Dreinoff buildings under an Israeli High Court ruling, in the settlement of Beit El, north of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, on July 29, 2015. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
July 30, 2015 - 12:53 GMT
Israeli announced its approval to build nearly 300 new housing units in the West Bank settlement of Beit El, as well as hundreds of new housing units in East Jerusalem.
Palestinian boys, from the adjacent Jalazon refugee camp, look towards the Israeli settlement of Beit El. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
July 30, 2015 - 12:46 GMT
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approved building 300 more housing units in the same illegal settlement in which a court ruled the destruction of two buildings.
A file photo of a Predator drone. (AFP/John Moore)
July 30, 2015 - 12:07 GMT
A drone targeting member of Ansar al-Sharia struck a car in in al-Mahfad in Abyan province.
A Fatah movement member stands next to a mural of the Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas in the Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of the southern Lebanese city of Sidon. (AFP/File)
July 30, 2015 - 10:51 GMT
Palestinian group Fatah blocked the northwest entrance for its rival, Jund al-Sham, in a refugee camp in Lebanon.
Members of Israeli security forces on July 24, 2015. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
July 30, 2015 - 10:15 GMT
The Israeli military is reacting to an alleged "threat of terrorism" from Egypt's Sinai region after the Daesh affiliate formerly known as Ansar Beit al-Maqdis claimed responsibility for a rocket attack from Sinai into southern Israel earlier this month.
An Egyptian criminal court postponed its ruling on three journalists who worked for the Qatari news network. (AFP/File)
July 30, 2015 - 09:49 GMT
An Egyptian criminal court postponed its ruling on three journalists who worked for the Qatari news network.
Israeli security forces arrest a Palestinian man during clashes between protesters and police after authorities limited access for Muslim worshipers to the flashpoint al-Aqsa mosque compound in the old city of Jerusalem on July 26, 2015. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
July 30, 2015 - 09:25 GMT
Clashes broke out after Israeli forces disguised as Arab citizens arrested and beat a group of Palestinian teens.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, April 12, 2015 (AFP/File).
July 30, 2015 - 09:08 GMT
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon spoke in front of the Security Council on Wednesday, expressing his disappointment in the failure to implement previous peace resolutions in Syria.