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Afghan schoolgirls walk to school in Old Kabul on August 25, 2010. (AFP/File)
August 31, 2015 - 18:08 GMT
Forty schoolgirls were hospitalized in an incident initially reported as a poisoning attempt by Taliban members.
A member of the Syria Civil Defense
August 31, 2015 - 16:47 GMT
Renewed clashes in the Syrian border town of Zabadani have left six militants dead as Hezbollah and the Syrian army continue their advance two days after the collapse of a ceasefire.
A picture taken on March 14, 2014 shows a view of the external courtyard of the sanctuary of Bel in Palmyra. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
August 31, 2015 - 15:37 GMT
Syrian officials said the ancient structure may have survived Daesh's attempted destruction.
A Fatah official in Ain al-Hilweh said the group controls four of the 11 districts in the camp. (AFP/Mahmoud Zayat)
August 31, 2015 - 15:17 GMT
A Fatah official in Ain al-Hilweh said the group controls four of the 11 districts in the camp.
Saudi Arabia has been especially hit hard by MERS and has documented another 29 cases of the syndrome to the World Health Organization on Aug. 29. (AFP/File)
August 31, 2015 - 14:34 GMT
A total of 17 cases of the respiratory syndrome have been recorded in Jordan since 2012.
About 2,500 asylum seekers have died crossing the Mediterranean and trying to reach Europe this year. (AFP/File)
August 31, 2015 - 13:48 GMT
Luxembourg urged an emergency meeting to discuss a crisis that "has recently taken unprecedented proportions," it said in a statement.
Lebanese security forces and emergency personnel gather outside a cafe targeted by a suicide bombing on Jan. 10, 2015 in the Jabal Mohsen Alawite neighborhood of Tripoli. (AFP/Ibrahim Chalhoub)
August 31, 2015 - 13:09 GMT
Lebanese security said the militant confessed to recruiting for Daesh and fighting for the extremist group.
An Egyptian woman casts her ballot during the 2014 presidential elections. (AFP/File)
August 31, 2015 - 12:48 GMT
Egyptian voters will begin casting their votes for members of the House of Representatives in mid-October, the Supreme Elections Commission said.
Israeli destruction of Palestinian homes has left over 4,000 people homeless since 2011. (AFP/File)
August 31, 2015 - 12:30 GMT
Israeli bulldozers destroyed 15 Palestinian houses Monday in the West Bank village of Jab'a near Ramallah.
It is still unclear when the executions took place. (AFP/File)
August 31, 2015 - 11:44 GMT
Four Iraqi Shia fighters believed to be from the Popular Mobilization forces were chained up and burned alive in a new video released by Daesh extremists.
Libya's army has been involved in battling militants in the country's second largest city since last year. (AFP/File)
August 31, 2015 - 11:25 GMT
Four Libyan troops were killed and six others injured during clashes with Islamists in the Libyan city of Benghazi.