Members of an Egyptian family gather outside their house in a Cairo slum. (AFP/File)
May 31, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
The two projects, which were opened on Monday, are part of the larger Hayy al-Asmarat housing project, which comprises a total of 11,000 housing units, costing LE1.5 billion to build. The occupants of the new homes will be transferred from slum areas soon.
Both international and local rights groups had urged Hamas not to carry out the executions. (Twitter)
May 31, 2016 - 10:30 GMT
Human Rights Watch condemned the killings, which the Gaza Strip’s leaders claimed were necessary to preserve stability in the territory.
Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters fire an anti-tank cannon on the front line near Hasan Sham village, some 45 kilometers (27 miles) east of Mosul, during an operation aimed at retaking areas from Daesh on May 29, 2016. (AFP/File)
May 31, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
Several top commanders of the Daesh group have been killed along with a number of other militants an Iraqi aerial attack in the western province of Anbar, media reports say.
Turkish president Erdogan (L) and Israeli Prime Minister (R). (File photo)
May 31, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says a reconciliation agreement that would end six years of freeze in bilateral ties with Turkey is very close.
A file photo of Yemeni fighters. (Twitter)
May 31, 2016 - 08:30 GMT
Clashes erupted when hundreds of government forces mounted an offensive on Sunday morning to recapture Bayhan district from Al Houthis.
A view of Beirut's Zeituna Bay at night. (File photo)
May 31, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Mashnouq said that the security forces are waging the "fiercest battle" against attempts to shake the security situation, and that the army intelligence was able to thwart a plan of a terror act in one of the capital's streets.
Egypt's Press Syndicate chief detained for 'harbouring journalists'. (AFP/File)
May 31, 2016 - 07:30 GMT
Amnesty said that at least 20 journalists are currently behind bars, citing the Press Syndicate.
Two Egyptian girls wear masks to protect against swine flu. (AFP/File)
May 31, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
An estimated 90 per cent of Egypt's women have become victims of the practice that includes the removal of all or part of the clitoris. Circumcision is usually done for girls before reaching puberty.
Five years after the fall of Ghaddafi the chaos has severely damaged the Libyan economy. (AFP/File)
May 31, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Even if the crossing is more dangerous demand is high, as Libya's frontiers are uncontrolled and the country is a free transit zone for hundreds of thousands of Africans.
Mohammed Alloush has resigned over what he called the failure of peace talks. (AFP/File)
May 31, 2016 - 05:41 GMT
Syrian opposition senior negotiator Mohammad Alloush announced his resignation late Sunday, citing what he saw as the futility of the UN-led Geneva process to end the country's civil war.
Erdogan's comments come as an unusual contradiction to Turkey's secular values. (AFP/File)
May 31, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogen has turned his fury on family planning, calling on pious Muslims to go forth and multiply.
Volunteers remove the body of a Palestinian shot dead after carrying out a stabbing attack. (AFP/File)
May 30, 2016 - 18:12 GMT
A statement released by Israeli police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld said the Israeli was evacuated to a Tel Aviv hospital and was in moderate condition, adding that police had imposed heightened security in area.
Iraqi forces celebrate as they enter Fallujah. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
May 30, 2016 - 17:00 GMT
Government troops begin their attack from the south side of the city and had "notable progress," Lt. Gen. Abdul Wahab al-Saaidi said to Sumariyah News.
The medical center came under mortar attack last Friday, causing some material damage but no injuries were reported. (AFP/File)
May 30, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
The medical center came under mortar attack last Friday, causing some material damage but no injuries were reported.
Al-Sisi called on Egyptians, including media outlets, to not discuss the case again, arguing that the whole matter is now in the hands of parliament, which will in turn discuss the agreement and has the freedom to approve or refuse it. (Twitter)
May 30, 2016 - 14:46 GMT
Court postpones session to Tuesday for the third time, while demanding documentation from government’s lawyers.
Beheading is one of the most common forms of execution in Saudi Arabia. (AFP/File)
May 30, 2016 - 13:30 GMT
Fahd Houssawi, a Nigerian citizen, was executed for the murder of a Saudi police officer.