A Yemeni boy receives treatment at a hospital in the capital Sanaa on 11 October 2016 (AFP)
May 27, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the delivery of the largest shipment of medical supplies to Yemen since conflict in the country intensified in March 2015.
Iraqi women walk past destroyed buildings south of Mosul on May 26, 2017, as government forces continue their offensive to retake the city of Mosul from Islamic State (IS) group fighters. (Karim Sahib/AFP)
May 27, 2017 - 10:29 GMT
Iraqi forces have launched an offensive to retake the last enclave controlled by Daesh in the northern city of Mosul as the terrorist group is coming to final blows in the Arab country.
Palestinian men stand amidst Ramadan lights at a shop in the old city of Jerusalem as the faithful prepare for the start of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan on May 26, 2017. (Ahmad Gharabali/AFP)
May 27, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia was among the nations to announce on Friday that the 'holy month' would begin on May 27. Fasting will begin a day later, on May 28, in Bangaldesh, Pakistan and India.
Palestinian women hold portraits of relatives imprisoned in Israeli jails during a protest in front of the Red Cross offices in east Jerusalem on May 25, 2017. The hunger strike was called off on May 27. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP)
May 27, 2017 - 07:07 GMT
The end of the strike came about after an agreement was reached between Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and the Red Cross over prisoner demands regarding visitation rights.
U.S. leads airstrikes in Daesh-controlled city in Syria (AFP/Thaer Mohammed)
May 27, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
At least 80 civilians were killed on Friday in US-led airstrikes on the town of Mayadeen, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (AFP)
May 26, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has asked the United States to help end a weeks-long hunger strike by Palestinians held in Israeli jails, as the Red Cross warned the strikers were entering a "critical phase".
Afghan security personnel gather near the wreckage of buses which were carrying police cadets, at the site of a bomb attack on the outskirts of Kabul on June 30, 2016. (AFP)
May 26, 2017 - 17:00 GMT
Taliban militants attacked an Afghani army base, killing at least 15 soldiers following similar assaults earlier this week.
Syrians check a damaged house, reportedly hit by US-led coalition air strikes. (AFP/Sami Ali)
May 26, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
The United Nations condemned on Friday the rising death toll of civilians in Syria, urging all air forces operating in the country to take greater care to distinguish between legitimate military targets and civilians.
May 26, 2017 - 11:46 GMT
At least 24 people have been killed and 27 others injured in an attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in southern Egypt, according to the Health Ministry.
Protesters chant during a rally against travel ban at San Diego International Airport, on March 6, 2017 (AFP/Sandy Huffaker)
May 26, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
The US Department of Justice said Thursday it will appeal a ruling upholding a suspension of President Donald Trump's travel ban to the US Supreme Court.
A picture taken on February 2, 2016 shows Abdelmadjid Tebboune during a meeting of the National Liberation Front (FLN) in Algeria. (Ryad Kramdi/AFP)
May 26, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Wednesday appointed Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who was housing minister, the new prime minister, replacing Abdelmalek Sellal in the wake of parliamentary elections.
Palestinian Khader Adnan, who staged a 56-day hunger strike while being detained by Israeli authorities lies on a bed as he is treated at the Makassed hospital in East Jerusalem on July 15, 2015. (AFP/ Ahmad Gharabli)
May 26, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The United Nations (UN) has raised the alarm over the health conditions of hunger-striking Palestinian inmates in Israeli prisons.
Iran has reportedly built a third underground ballistic missile production factory (file photo)
May 25, 2017 - 20:00 GMT
Iran has built a third underground ballistic missile production factory and will keep developing its missile program, the semi-official Fars news agency reported today, Thursday.
Iraqi forces load artillery outside Mosul (AFP)
May 25, 2017 - 19:00 GMT
Pro-government fighters on Thursday captured four villages and a strategic road west of the northern city of Mosul from Daesh extremists, according to an Iraqi army officer.
Iraqi soldier stands atop a tank during a training session with US troops on using US-made tanks at joint military base (AFP)
May 25, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
The US army failed to account for military equipment and vehicles worth more than $1 billion that were intended for the Iraqi government forces, according to a 2016 audit by the Pentagon's inspector general.
This file photo taken on November 04, 2016 shows migrants and refugees on a rubber boat as the Libyan coastguards patrol on November 4, 2016 off the Libyan coast. (Andreas Solaro/AFP)
May 25, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
The bodies of at least 34 migrants, most of them young children, were recovered from the sea off Libya after they fell off an overloaded vessel in the Mediterranean.