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One of the bombs exploded in a commercial street in eastern Baghdad. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Al Bawaba/File)
July 04, 2015 - 06:00 GMT
Iraqi officials say eight people have been killed and over a dozen others wounded when three bomb attacks hit the capital, Baghdad, and the town of Madain to its southeast.
The rockets landed near Gaza in southern Israel. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
July 04, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
Two rockets fired from Egypt’s restive Sinai Peninsula landed in an open area of Eshkol regional council in southern Israel on Friday. No casualties were reported.
July 03, 2015 - 18:21 GMT
A new Islamist rebel alliance, including Al Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, was locked in a fierce battle Friday to seize government-held areas of Aleppo, the divided former economic capital.
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July 03, 2015 - 16:32 GMT
The UN’s Human Rights Council on Friday stressed the urgency of ending the occupation of Palestinian territory and denounced Israel’s refusal to cooperate with an independent commission on last year’s Gaza conflict.
Saudi police officers stand guard. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Al Bawaba/File)
July 03, 2015 - 15:27 GMT
At least three police officers have been killed and several others injured in an attack by unidentified armed men against a police station in Saudi Arabia’s western and most populous province of Mecca.
Deadly clashes between Egyptian forces and militants have continued in the aftermath of the attack. (AFP/File)
July 03, 2015 - 13:51 GMT
No less than 70 militants were killed in North Sinai by Egyptian security forces over the past 48 hours following a deadly attack by the Islamic State-affiliated Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis on the city of Sheikh Zuwied.
Tripoli residents display a flag at a rally in support of the Libya Dawn militia.  (AFP/File)
July 03, 2015 - 12:59 GMT
UN mediators and Libyan parties have presented a tentative peace deal to the rival GNC government in Tripoli, hopes for approval in upcoming days.
Syrian-Kurdish refugee children in a camp near Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan.  (AFP/Safin Hamed)
July 03, 2015 - 11:28 GMT
A UN report released Thursday urged the international community to address the growing problem of Syrian refugee child laborers, many of whom are exploited to support their families.
Opposition fighters from the al-Ezz bin Abdul Salam Brigade undergo training near the al-Turkman mountains in Syria's northern Latakia province.  (AFP/File)
July 03, 2015 - 10:24 GMT
Amidst recruitment issues, US military is to send first round of "moderate" trainees into Syria in upcoming weeks.
Syrian government airstrikes bombarded Aleppo late Thursday and into Friday as Islamist rebel groups launched a major offensive to seize full control of the city.  (AFP/File)
July 03, 2015 - 09:46 GMT
Syrian government airstrikes bombarded Aleppo late Thursday and into Friday as Islamist rebel groups launched a major offensive to seize full control of the city.
Palestinian youths throw stones as they clash with IDF soldiers at Qalandiya checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem.  (AFP/Abbas Momani)
July 03, 2015 - 08:26 GMT
A senior IDF official shot and killed 17-year-old Muhammad al-Kasbeh near Qalandiya checkpoint Friday morning after the teen threw stones at his vehicle.