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Refugees from Syria arrive at the Friedland shelter near Goettingen, central Germany, on April 4, 2016, after arriving from Turkey at the airport in Hanover. (AFP/Swen Pfoertner)
February 28, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
Recent police statistics showed more than 3,500 attacks on refugees and asylum shelters occurred last year.
Islamist groups remain active in the south and east Algeria, largely targeting security forces. (AFP/File)
February 28, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
The jihadist group said a number of people were killed and wounded in Sunday's attack.
The United Nations has warned that Yemen is facing a huge crisis. (AFP/File)
February 28, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
“It really is outrageous and it is a war crime."
Syrian opposition activists posted this photo which shows the car targeted, they say. (Twitter)
February 28, 2017 - 07:09 GMT
Abu al-Khayr al-Masri, was reportedly killed after a missile fired from a drone hit the vehicle in which he was travelling.
Israeli soldiers stand guard at the Qalandiya checkpoint. (AFP/File)
February 28, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Israeli police spokeswoman Luba al-Samri said in a statement that a "suspicious" Palestinian woman entered the vehicle lane of the checkpoint "seemingly carrying an object."
The Evangelical Church in the Suez Canal city of Ismailiya began receiving displaced citizens. (AFP/File)
February 28, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The request comes after hundreds of Egypt's Coptic Christians have fled the Sinai Peninsula following a number of killings in recent weeks by suspected militants.
Smoke billows in the background as Iraqi forces advance on Mosul airport during an offensive. (AFP/File)
February 27, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Iraqi forces are fighting to drive Daesh militants from western Mosul.
Palestinians run from tear gas smoke during clashes with Israeli security forces at the Qalandiya checkpoint. (AFP/File)
February 27, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
Activists blocked the road with burning rubber tires and dumpsters lit on fire, sending black smoke billowing over the refugee camp as scores of commuters were stuck in traffic gridlock.
The hajj - one of the five pillars of Islam - which capable Muslims must perform at least once. (AFP/File)
February 27, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Tehran on Wednesday sent a team for talks in Saudi Arabia on the next annual pilgrimage
A Syrian man inspects the damage following reported government airstrike on the rebel-held town of Douma, on the eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus, on February 26, 2017. (AFP/Abd Doumany)
February 27, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Footage from Douma near Damascus purported to show the aftermath of a chemical attack.
Bahraini authorities have intensified their crackdown on opposition despite repeated appeals by international rights groups. (AFP/File)
February 27, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Those wounded are reportedly in a stable condition.
 Daesh group (IS) are planning
February 27, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Max Hill QC - who recently became the British government's independent reviewer of terrorism legislation - compared the threat posed by IS to that of the IRA in the 1970s.
The Gaza-based al-Mezan Center for Human Rights expressed concern earlier this month in response to Israeli airstrikes that Israel could be leading up to a wide-scale military offensive. (AFP/File)
February 27, 2017 - 11:37 GMT
No injuries were reported.
Former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi faces charges of helping up to 20,000 people escape prison in 2011, including members of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, and Hezbollah. (AFP/File)
February 27, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
Mohamed Morsi and other Muslim Brotherhood members were among the thousands of prisoners freed amid the chaos of the 2011 uprising.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met the leader of Iraq’s Kurdish region to discuss economic ties and Mosul. (AFP/File)
February 27, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
The one-hour closed meeting between Erdogan and Masoud Barzani, president of the Kurdish Regional Government, took place in Mabeyn Palace on the European side.
Shifa Gardi is the first recorded killing of a journalist in Iraq this year. (Twitter/Rudaw)
February 27, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Female war correspondent Shifa Gardi, who worked for Rudaw Media Network, was known as one of its 'most daring journalists' who cracked the glass ceiling.