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.
A Syrian girl, holding her stuffed toy, stands next to the rubble of buildings in the northwestern Syrian border town of al-Bab on February 25, 2017. (AFP/Nazeera al-Khatib)
February 27, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
The clashes came days after Turkey announced that al-Bab had been seized by the FSA, pushing out the remaining Daesh fighters.
There was no immediate comment from Sisi's office. (AFP/File)
February 27, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Sisi, now 62, went on to win a presidential vote in 2014. He has not said whether he will seek re-election when his current term ends in 2018, but has made much of his popular mandate and promised to respect the will of Egyptians.
This handout picture released on July 30, 2016 shows Moroccan King Mohammed VI. (AFP/File)
February 27, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
A statement from the Moroccan foreign ministry announced the country's intention to seek full membership and plans to meet all the required criteria.
Trump will not be attending this years annual White House Correspondent's Association Dinner. (AFP/File)
February 26, 2017 - 16:10 GMT
U.S. President Donald Trump, who has a rocky relationship with the media, announced Saturday he would not be attending an annual press dinner.
Tensions at the border of Israel and Lebanon. (AFP/File)
February 26, 2017 - 15:21 GMT
The Israeli army dispersed dozens of Lebanese protesters with tear gas at the border between the two countries on Saturday.
A Syrian boy awaits treatment at a make-shift hospital following air strikes on rebel-held eastern areas of Aleppo. (AFP/Karam al-Masri)
February 26, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The oft-orphaned children, who have had members of their family blown apart by a regime barrel bomb or a Russian cruise missile or even a US airstrike, are suffering more than just post-traumatic stress.
A YPG fighter walks along the Turkish-Syria border wall. (AFP/File)
February 26, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Turkey shares a 900-kilometer (559 miles) border with Syria which has been embroiled in a civil war since 2011.
The two-day event, dubbed
February 26, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
The conference was attended by more than 5,000 people.
Iraqi forces are making headway against Daesh in western Mosul.
February 26, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Iraqi rapid response teams reportedly managed to regain full control of Hawi al-Jawsaq area in the western outskirts of Mosul.
A series of suicide bombings hit Homs Saturday targeting Syrian government security personnel. (Twitter)
February 26, 2017 - 09:41 GMT
The army’s retaliation comes shortly after a series of attacks by al-Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat Fatah al-Sham that claimed dozens of lives.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir. (AFP/File)
February 26, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Last year, Saudi Arabia reopened its embassy in Baghdad after 25 years.
A Syrian government forces member mans a checkpoint at the President square in Homs, the country's third city, on February 25, 2017 as security measures were tightened following a number of suicide attacks. (AFP/Stringer)
February 26, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
The attack was claimed by al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, which is not party to the ongoing peace negotiations in Geneva.
Members of Afghan security forces patrol during an operation against Daesh militants in Kot district. (AFP/File)
February 26, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Nearly a dozen people have been shot dead in an ambush by Daesh extremists in northern Afghanistan, a local official says.
Until the July 2013 ouster of Egyptian president Muhammad Morsi, tunnels connecting the Gaza Strip to Egypt provided a vital lifeline for the small Palestinian territory. (AFP/File)
February 26, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The Civil Defense pointed out that the tunnel was blown up last week by Egyptian authorities, adding that the workers were attempting to renovate the tunnel again.
Al-Qiq was one of a number of prominent Palestinian hunger strikers in 2016, who included the Balboul brothers who went without food for 77 and 79 days, Malik al-Qadi for 68 days, Bilal Kayid for 71 days. (AFP/File)
February 25, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Al-Qiq declared a hunger strike for the second time on Feb. 6 after being sentenced to administrative detention -- an Israeli policy of internment without charge or trial based on undisclosed evidence and used almost exclusively against Palestinians.