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Smoke rises in the center of the Libyan capital of Tripoli after the clashes on May 26, 2017. (Mahmud Turkia/AFP)
May 27, 2017 - 19:00 GMT
At least 28 people were killed and nearly 130 wounded in fierce clashes on Friday between forces loyal to the UN-backed unity government and rival militiamen, the health ministry said.
Relatives of killed Coptic Christians grieve by the coffins during the funeral at Abu Garnous Cathedral in the north Minya town of Maghagha, on May 26, 2017 (Mohamed El-Shahed/AFP)
May 27, 2017 - 17:00 GMT
Islamic State group militants carried out Friday's killing of 29 Christians on a bus in central Egypt, its Amaq news agency claimed on Saturday.
 An ambulance transporting wounded Egyptians arrives at a hospital in Cairo's northern suburb of Shubra on May 26, 2017, following an attack in which 28 Coptic pilgirms were gunned down following a visit to a monastery (Mohamed El-Raai / AFP)
May 27, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
The Egyptian military has carried out several airstrikes against purported terrorist training camps in Libya after unknown gunmen attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians south of the Egyptian capital Cairo, leaving at least 28 dead.
US President Donald Trump (C) makes his way to board Air Force One in Riyadh as he head with the First Lady to Israel on May 22, 2017. 
(Mandel Ngan/AFP)
May 27, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
US President Donald Trump has wished Muslims "a joyful Ramadan," while urging them to use the holy month to reject violence by Islamist extremists.
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.
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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.