Avigdor Lieberman, who is set to become Israel's new defence minister, worked as a nightclub bouncer before embarking on a political career marked by anti-Palestinian tirades and strident populism. (AFP/File)
May 30, 2016 - 11:03 GMT
Lieberman, who was in the opposition since March 2015 elections but previously served as foreign minister under Netanyahu, has said he will follow sensible policies with an aim to bringing stability to Israel and the region.
People walk past a damaged barbershop in a government-controlled district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on May 21, 2016. (AFP/George Ourfalian)
May 30, 2016 - 10:54 GMT
The Turkish military says 58 Daesh positions around Aleppo were hit on Sunday.
Egyptian police officers were accused of beating a citizen to death after a video of the incident circulated widely on social media. (AFP/File)
May 30, 2016 - 09:30 GMT
The officers will only remain in prison for four more days.
Chief negotiator for the main Syrian opposition umbrella group the High Negotiations Committee (HNC), Jaysh al-Islam's Mohammed Alloush. (AFP/File)
May 30, 2016 - 08:30 GMT
Mohammed Alloush said the talks had failed to stop the bloodshed in Syria.
Six Saudi travelers were detained in the Istanbul airport for ten hours and denied entry to Turkey on accusations of having ties to Daesh. (Shutterstock)
May 30, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
The six men had to borrow another traveler's phone to call the embassy when Turkish authorities kept their wallets and phones for several hours.
Protesters wave national flags at a demonstration in Bahrain. (AFP/File)
May 30, 2016 - 07:30 GMT
The five men were given life sentences last November on charges of 'spying for Iran' and planning attacks in Bahrain.
Yemenis gather at the site of a twin bombing that targeted Yemeni forces in the southern city of Aden on May 23, 2016. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)
May 30, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
A military officer said clashes erupted when Houthi rebels attacked government positions.
People walk past posters of Lebanese candidates running in the country's municipal election. (AFP/File)
May 30, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
The Interior Ministry said that 5,976 candidates will be running for seats in 273 municipal councils and 1,553 candidates will be running for 740 mayoral seats.
A relative of a supporter of Egyptian ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi is supported as he faints outside the courthouse on March 24, 2014 in the central Egyptian city of Minya, after the court ordered the execution of 529 Morsi supporters after only two hearings. (AFP/File)
May 30, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
Twelve others sentenced to life in prison, six others to 15 years and two were acquitted.
No new signal was detected from jet since day of crash, search intensifies for remains of EgyptAir flight MS804. (AFP/File)
May 29, 2016 - 17:00 GMT
Sources told Reuters that nothing new had been detected since a radio signal picked up on the day of the crash from the plane's emergency locator transmitter (ELT).
Iraqis who fled Fallujah with their families carry blankets and mattresses distributed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). (AFP/File)
May 29, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
Iraqi forces have encircled Fallujah as part of a massive military operation to liberate the central city from the grip of the Daesh group.
May 29, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
The revelation on Sunday suggested that prosecutors could potentially indict PM's wife on criminal charges based on the findings of the police investigation.
The EU has struggled to integrate its Muslim populations and various countries have controversial policies towards the minority, such as the banning of the veil. (AFP/File)
May 29, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
The aim is to help students in primary and secondary schools learn critical thinking and democratic values. It will also include youth volunteering to help with the issue of youth unemployment.
Turkish artillery fire from the border near Kilis town toward northern Syria, Kilis, Turkey, February 16, 2016. (AFP/Halit Onur Sandal)
May 29, 2016 - 12:12 GMT
Since mid-January, Daesh rockets have been targeting towns and cities in southern Turkey, close to the Syrian frontier. A total of 21 people, including Syrians sheltering in Turkey, have been killed and more than 70 others wounded.
A child sits among life jackets on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey with other refugees, October 25th 2015. (AFP/File)
May 29, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
The death toll refers to the three accidents that took place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and is based on survivors' accounts, agency spokeswoman Carlotta Sami said in Rome.
Israeli security forces respond to the burning remains of the bus bombed by a Hamas operative in April. (AFP/File)
May 29, 2016 - 11:34 GMT
Six people were arrested near Bethlehem under suspicion of being part of a Hamas cell that plotted the Jerusalem bus bombing.