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Iranian leadership has challenged several parts of the framework deal, most notably a stipulation calling for complete access to its nuclear sites by UN nuclear agency investigators, and a hold on lifting sanctions until the International Atomic Energy Agency has verified Tehran's compliance. (AFP/File)
April 19, 2015 - 10:19 GMT
On the heels of a framework nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, a senior commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard says allowing foreign inspectors inside Iranian military sites would be "selling out."
The Italian coastguard has rescued more than 11,000 migrants from North Africa in the past six days, with hundreds more expected. (Image: AFP/Giovanni Isolino)
April 19, 2015 - 10:08 GMT
Over 700 are missing and feared dead, 28 rescued in the latest deadly sea accident involving migrants from North Africa.
This has been the longest closure of the Rafah crossing since 2009. (Image: AFP/File)
April 19, 2015 - 07:30 GMT
Palestinians call on Egyptian authorities to reopen the border point to alleviate the suffering of the residents of the Gaza Strip.
Explosions in Gaza in 2014. (AFP/File)
April 19, 2015 - 06:30 GMT
Two explosive devices were detonated simultaneously in Gaza overnight, targeting the headquarters of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees and a police station. No injuries reported.
Egyptian nationals are exiting Yemen due to the deterioration of the security situation in the country.. (AFP/FIle)
April 19, 2015 - 06:00 GMT
A total of 1460 Egyptians have exited Yemen since 25 March, according to a spokesman for the Egyptian foreign ministry.
Egyptian authorities have been cracking down on militants in the Sinai Peninsula. (AFP/File)
April 19, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
The Egyptian army has said that it destroyed 69 entry points to underground tunnels in the Sinai Peninsula on the border with Gaza in the last two and a half weeks.
The teenagers were reportedly planning to carry out a terrorist attack on ANZAC Day. (AFP/File)
April 18, 2015 - 15:52 GMT
Australian police forces have arrested five teenagers for planning to purportedly launch an ISIL-inspired terrorist attack.
The army has reportedly managed to secure areas around the refinery. (AFP/File)
April 18, 2015 - 14:13 GMT
A high-ranking Iraqi military commander says the country’s ground forces have entered the embattled oil refinery of Baiji in the northern Iraqi province of Salahuddin.
Yemen has been in a state of turmoil since 2012. (AFP/File)
April 18, 2015 - 13:01 GMT
Saudi-led coalition planes struck a camp belonging to the Shiite Houthi group in Yemen's eastern Maarib province early Saturday, eyewitnesses have said.
The attack, which took place outside a busy bank Saturday morning in Afghanistan's Jalalabad, killed over 30 and left over 100 injured.  (AFP/File)
April 18, 2015 - 12:57 GMT
The attack, which took place outside a busy bank Saturday morning in Afghanistan's Jalalabad, killed over 30 and left over 100 injured.
Leader of pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party Selahattin Demirtas at a presidential campaign rally, July 2014.  (AFP/Ozan Kose)
April 18, 2015 - 11:47 GMT
Drive-by shooters fired rounds at the People's Democratic Party headquarter's in Turkish capital Ankara early Saturday morning, according to officials.