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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.
An Iranian woman holds a child to help her cast her ballot as she votes in the second round of parliamentary elections in Robat Karim, some 40 kms southwest of Tehran, on April 29, 2016. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
April 30, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
If reformists' lead continues, a coalition with conservatives could win over half the available seats.
Two women walk along the beach with a child in Myrsini on April 20, 2016, a few metres away from a summer resort sheltering nearly 350 Syrian refugees. (AFP/Aris Messinis)
April 30, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Central European countries are looking to Italy to prevent another mass influx of refugees from the Mediterranean.
People walk amid the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighborhood of al-Kalasa in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on April 28, 2016. (AFP/Ameer al-Halbi)
April 30, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Violence in Syria has surged back to levels not seen since a ceasefire went into effect.
Accommodation blocks were previously destroyed in the detention center on Nauru, which has come under fire for inhumane conditions for asylum-seekers. (AFP/File)
April 29, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
The 23-year-old set himself on fire as UN representatives visited the detention center.
The Doctors Without Borders hospital is seen in Kunduz, Afghanistan following a deadly US airstrike that killed 42 people. (AFP/File)
April 29, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
No criminal charges have been filed against the soldiers and officers.
The constitutional amendments roll back the promise of reforms made in the wake of the 2011 uprisings in the Middle East. (AFP/File)
April 29, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
The changes grant the King power to hire and fire key appointments without any nomination or approval process from the government.
A Syrian family walks amid the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported airstrike on April 28, 2016 in the Bustan al-Qasr rebel-held district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. (AFP/Baraa al-Halabi)
April 29, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
The airstrikes also destroyed a hospital that was supported by MSF.
Iranian men arrive to cast their vote in the second round of parliamentary elections at a polling station in the town of Robat Karim, some 40 kms southwest of the capital Tehran, on April 29, 2016. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
April 29, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
Reformist candidates won historic victories against conservative hardliners in the first round of parliamentary elections in February.
A general view shows Israeli security forces standing guard on the rooftop next to the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City on April 25, 2016. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
April 29, 2016 - 08:59 GMT
Al-Aqsa has been the scene of daily scuffles during the weeklong Passover holiday.
An Iraqi solider walks past a sign pointing toward Mosul. (AFP/File)
April 29, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
The US Army determined that launching a full-scale operation on Mosul would not happen within the next five weeks.