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A Jordanian soldier sits in position the near the Al-Karameh border point with Iraq, June 25, 2014. (AFP/File)
April 26, 2015 - 08:36 GMT
Jordan's interior ministry said the kingdom's border with Iraq was open and safe following a deadly attack by Daesh, which killed one and injured nine others.
An Iraqi soldier stands beside a damaged vehicle in the Garma district near the west of Baghdad, April 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
April 26, 2015 - 08:12 GMT
Four Iraqi men who had fled violence in the western province of Anbar have been found shot in the head by unknown gunmen.
Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallstroem personally thanked Palestinian and Jordanian authorities for helping secure the release of both hostages in Syria. (AFP/File)
April 26, 2015 - 07:24 GMT
Two Swedish men were freed by Al Qaeda's Nusra Front in Syria with the help of negotiations through Palestinian and Jordanian authorities.
Palestinian youths in East Jerusalem throw stones at Israeli security forces following the shooting of a 16-year-old who allegedly attacked a soldier with a knife overnight, April 25, 2015. (AFP/File)
April 26, 2015 - 07:01 GMT
Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli police in East Jerusalem Saturday following the shooting of an Arab teen.
Nusra Front militants allied with other groups raided the northwestern province of Idlib on Saturday. (AFP/File)
April 26, 2015 - 06:30 GMT
Nusra Front militants killed at least 60 Syrian army soldiers in the northwestern province of Idlib, according to a London-based monitoring group.
The airstrikes targeted a residential area in Jisr al-Shughur, a city in the Idlib province of Syria. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
April 26, 2015 - 06:00 GMT
At least 30 people were killed Saturday in regime airstrikes on Jisr al-Shughur city in the northern province of Idlib.
Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed currently leads the UN Ebola response mission. (AFP/File)
April 26, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
The UN Security Council approved Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's nomination of Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed of Mauritania as his special envoy for Yemen, the UN spokesperson's office said Saturday.
Egypt initially declared the state of emergency in parts of North Sinai in October 2014. (AFP/File)
April 25, 2015 - 18:42 GMT
Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi extended the state of emergency and curfew in Sinai for another three months. The curfew was initially applied seven months ago in some part of restive North Sinai.
A statement released by Egypt's interior ministry said the four killed in the explosion were members of the Muslim Brotherhood. (AFP/File)
April 25, 2015 - 16:42 GMT
Four people were killed in an explosion on Saturday at a makeshift farm building in Beni Suef governorate in Egypt in what police said was a bomb-making operation gone wrong.
Israeli soldiers search a car at a checkpoint in Hebron. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Menahem Kahana/AFP/File)
April 25, 2015 - 14:55 GMT
A 17-year-old Palestinian was shot dead at the Al-Zayyim checkpoint in occupied East Jerusalem after allegedly attempting to stab checkpoint officers just before midnight on Friday.
Jordanian soldiers patrol the border with Iraq. (AFP/File)
April 25, 2015 - 12:36 GMT
Three car bombs detonated at sole crossing between Jordan and Iraq.