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Jordanian forces are seen securing a street in the town of Irbid, 80 kms north of Amman near the border with Syria, on March 2, 2016, following a security operation targeting a group of suspected militants. (AFP/File)
June 27, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
A court in Jordan has charged 21 people for their involvement in extremist acts, three months after they were arrested in a massive operation north of the country.
The site of explosions in the Lebanese village of al-Qaa, June 27, 2016. (AFP/File)
June 27, 2016 - 06:06 GMT
The attackers targeted an area near a Lebanese Customs center in the town of Qaa. The five killed were in addition to the suicide bombers.
Syrian prisoner tortured by the Assad regime. (AFP/file)
June 27, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that 12,679 people died of torture from March 2011 to June 2016.
Members of a Palestinian family collect their belongings near the rubble of their house after it was demolished by Israeli forces, in Kafr Kanna. (AFP/file)
June 27, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
UNRWA said in a statement on Saturday that it was “gravely concerned” about the Israeli High Court of Justice’s recent rejection of the families’ appeal to save their homes.
Members of Taliban (AFP/file)
June 26, 2016 - 18:00 GMT
“There have been operations carried out with these new authorities,” Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said Friday. “It’s fair to say that these strikes did target Taliban positions.”
Supporters of the Houthi movement attend the funeral of senior Houthi leader Lutf al-Quhom (AFP/file)
June 26, 2016 - 17:00 GMT
Pro-government forces launched a surprise attack on a Houthi location in north-western Al-Bayda’ province in central Yemen, local commander Mustafa Hussein al-Baydani told Anadolu Agency.
Afghanistan has seen an increase in Daesh recruiting, particularly in eastern parts of the country. (File photo)
June 26, 2016 - 16:30 GMT
A US-supported operation aims to push back pro-Daesh militants in Nangarhar province.
A picture taken on January 14, 2014 through the window of an airplane shows the Red Sea's Tiran and the Sanafir islands in the Straits of Tiran between Egypt's Sinai Peninsula and Saudi Arabia. (AFP/File)
June 26, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
The government has appealed a lower court's decision to annul the transfer of the islands to Saudi Arabia.
Sadrist protesters outside of Baghdad's Green Zone react to canisters of tear gas. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
June 26, 2016 - 14:27 GMT
Moqtada al-Sadr has threatened more protests unless the government resigns.
In a recent visit to Yerevan, Pope Francis directly condemned the Armenian Genocide, leading to a diplomatic spat with Turkey. (AFP/File)
June 26, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
Pope Francis in a visit to Yerevan condemned the genocide as 'the first of the deplorable series of catastrophes of the past century.'
Egyptian women attend a lecture on female genital mutilation in Beni Suef. (Cris Bouroncle/AFP/Getty Images)
June 26, 2016 - 13:30 GMT
The prosecutor brought charges against the mother and two doctors after an operation on a girl that led to her death last month.
Ultra-Orthodox Jew Yishai Shlissel, who was convicted of killing a 16-year-old Israeli girl during the Jerusalem Gay Pride parade last year, is escorted into court by police on June 26, 2016 in Jerusalem. (AFP/Gail Tibbon)
June 26, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
During the contested march in 2015, Schlissel stabbed and killed 16-year-old Shira Banki and wounded six others
The Taliban and Daesh, prohibited in many countries including the United States and Russia, are in direct competition and conflicting with one another in Afghanistan, according to UN Secretary-General Special Representative Nicholas Haysom. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
June 26, 2016 - 12:13 GMT
At least 18 civilians and security personnel were wounded in the fighting, said the governor, flanked by senior officials. He denied the militants had kidnapped women in Kot.
Would-be immigrants stand atop a border fence separating Morocco from the Spanish enclave of Melilla on May 1, 2014, following a morning assault on the border in an attempt to cross into Spain. (AFP/File)
June 26, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
Only 30 people managed to make it over both fences and into Spanish territory.
Iraqis displaced from al-Buthiab area north of Ramadi sit on the side of a street after arriving at a makeshift camp on June 25, 2016. (AFP/Moadh al-Dulaimi)
June 26, 2016 - 11:30 GMT
Lieutenant Gen. Abdul Wahab al-Saidi declared the battle for Fallujah over, adding that some 1,800 Daesh militants were killed in the operation.
A man sprays water to cool down Palestinian children gathering in front of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound before Friday prayers during Ramadan on June 24, 2016. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
June 26, 2016 - 10:30 GMT
Clashes began after settlers were allowed into the complex during prayers.