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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (right) meets Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas in Cairo on May 9, 2016. (AFP/File)
May 28, 2016 - 09:46 GMT
The two presidents are scheduled to discuss the latest regional developments, including the French initiative for a Palestinian-Israeli peace conference and the upcoming international support group for peace negotiations in Paris on Friday 3 June.
Despite plans before the operation for safe corridors, few civilians have managed to flee the Fallujah battle in recent days. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
May 28, 2016 - 09:40 GMT
At least 50,000 civilians are thought to be still inside the city, which is around 65 kilometres west of Baghdad.
Israel returns body of Palestinian attacker shot dead by IDF soldier in Hebron. (AFP/File)
May 28, 2016 - 08:07 GMT
Al-Sharif's family told Ma'an his funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon, and that they have rejected all Israeli authorities' conditions for the release of his body.
The recorders' underwater locator beacons only transmit ping signals for about 30 days, the typical duration of their battery life. (AFP/File)
May 28, 2016 - 07:37 GMT
Airbus shared the signal's location information with Egyptian officials, which helped narrow the search area to a 5 kilometer zone now being scoured by air and sea.
Syrian civil defence volunteers pull a body from under the rubble following a reported attack by Syrian government forces on May 27, 2016, in the Tariq al-Bab neighbourhood in the northern city of Aleppo. (AFP/Thaer Mohammed)
May 28, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
A civil defense official said Russian and Syrian warplanes launched at least 40 airstrikes on Aleppo province.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Avigdor Lieberman, the head of hardline nationalist party Yisrael Beitenu, are seen during a ceremony in which they signed a coalition agreement on May 25, 2016 at the Knesset. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
May 28, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Only 26 percent, mostly self-described right-wingers, believe a diplomatic solution is on the way in Israel.
A funeral of a Palestinian killed by Israeli forces is seen in Jenin. (AFP/File)
May 27, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
Sawsan Mansour would have started her high school exams this week.
Iraqi government forces advance near al-Sejar village, north-east of Fallujah, as smoke billows in the background on May 26, 2016, as they take part in a major assault to retake the city from the Islamic State (IS) group. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
May 27, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
Tens of thousands of civilians are still trapped inside Fallujah, caught between Daesh and airstrikes by Iraqi forces.
President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan (C) chairs the meeting of 65th Cabinet of Turkey at Presidential Complex, in Ankara on May 25, 2016. (AFP/Kayhan Ozer)
May 27, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
Without the votes to create a whole new constitution, the AKP is seeking to revise the existing constitution that would allow for a party-affiliated president.
The Lebanese army has regularly clashed with Daesh and al-Nusra Front militants entrenched on its border with Syria. (AFP/File)
May 27, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
The men were accused of transferring arms to militants holed up in the region and involvement in attacks on army posts.
Yemenis stand next to the wreckage of a car at the site of a bombing attack that targeted Yemeni forces in Aden's Khormaksar district on May 23, 2016. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)
May 27, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
The families of the journalists said they had been on hunger strike for 18 days and had been awaiting their release.
Egyptians light candles during a candlelight vigil for the 66 victims of the EgyptAir MS804 flight that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea, at the Cairo Opera House in the Egyptian capital on May 26, 2016. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
May 27, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
Receiving the emergency locator signal from the wreckage is a big breakthrough in the search for the plane's two black box recorders.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed al-Jubeir has continued to be vocal about opposing Bashar al-Assad remaining in power. (AFP/File)
May 27, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Adel al-Jubeir raised concerns over the future of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during a meeting between the GCC and Russia.
Dutch foreign minister Bert Koenders is seen at a conference in Ankara. (AFP/File)
May 27, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
The Dutch government has joined Sweden in upholding the right of citizens to participate in civil society movements.
A refugee sits on the ground near destroyed tents during a police operation to clear a makeshift camp for refugees and migrants at the border between Greece and Macedonia near the village of Idomeni, northern Greece on May 25, 2016. (AFP/Yannis Kolesidis)
May 27, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Around 3,300 were bussed to other facilities in Greece, while other refugees opted to leave on their own.
Iraqi government forces fire a rocket near al-Sejar village, north-east of Fallujah, on May 26, 2016, as they take part in a major assault to retake the city from Daesh. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
May 27, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
About 50,000 civilians are believed to be trapped inside the city as Iraqi forces work to push out Daesh.