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A woman walks past a poster from a campaign to stop FGM in Egypt. (AFP/File)
August 30, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
Egypt has increased the penalty for FGM, coupled with an awareness campaign to discourage the practice.
Syrian refugee children prepare to board a school bus at an unofficial refugee camp in Lebanon's town of Bar Elias in the Bekaa Valley on May 13, 2016. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
August 30, 2016 - 13:30 GMT
Bassil singled out Palestinians and Syrians as not being eligible for Lebanese citizenship.
Forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed government on August 28, 2016 in Sirte during a military operation to clear IS group jihadists from the city. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
August 30, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
The forces said that they “completely liberated” neighborhood Number One residential area in central Sirte on Monday.
Palestinians stand near a house that was demolished by Israeli authorities in the Qalandia refugee camp, between Jerusalem and Ramallah, on July 4, 2016. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
August 30, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
The demolitions reportedly left 28 people, including 18 minors under the age of 16, homeless.
Thousands of Africans have been rescued from sinking vessels in the Mediterranean Sea in 2016. (AFP/File)
August 30, 2016 - 11:30 GMT
Forty rescue missions over the course of 24 hours saved the lives of over 6,500 African migrants off the coast of Libya.
Egyptian army special forces man a temporary checkpoint outside Sharm el-Sheikh airport on November 11, 2015. (AFP/File)
August 30, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
Several gunmen reportedly fired at a group of policemen standing at the vicinity of the al-Sheikh Zuweid town's police station.
US President Barack Obama (left) and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan shake hands during a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Antalya, on November 15, 2015. (AFP/Saul Loeb)
August 30, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
The two presidents will meet on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in China on Sunday.
Israeli soldiers arrest a young Palestinian boy following clashes in the West Bank. (AFP/File)
August 30, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
One of the minors was shot at point-blank range when Israeli forces detained him for rock throwing earlier this month.
A Turkish boy waves to Turkish tank convoy driving into Syria from the border city of Karkamis in the southern region of Gaziantep, on August 26, 2016. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
August 30, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Ankara launched a bloody offensive in northern Syria last week and killed 25 Kurdish forces on Sunday.
Afghan security forces walk down a major road in the Helmand province. (AFP/File)
August 30, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Civilians on the way to an engagement party were killed by a land mine in the road.
Yemenis inspect the site of a Daesh-claimed suicide car bombing on August 29, 2016. (AFP/Saleh Al-Obeidi)
August 30, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
MSF reports the death toll of the Daesh-claimed suicide bombing in Aden to be at least 45.
Katherin Jane Wilson. (AFP/File)
August 29, 2016 - 15:36 GMT
Katherine Jane Wilson, an Australian aid worker who was kidnapped in Jalalabad, has been released after four months.
Relations between Israel and Turkey were disrupted in May 2010 after Israeli commandos raided the Mavi Marmara, killing ten Turkish citizens as they attempted to sail to Gaza to break the blockade. (AFP/File)
August 29, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
Last week the Turkish parliament approved the normalization of relations with Israel.
The Israeli Knesset may introduce measures to punish MKs who support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement. (AFP/File)
August 29, 2016 - 14:30 GMT
MK Ahmed Tibi spoke out, saying 'the occupation deserves to be boycotted.'
Saudi soldiers from an artillery unit fire shells from a post close to the Saudi-Yemeni border. (AFP/File)
August 29, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
Six other people were injured when a missile hit homes in the southern province of Najran.
The Turkish incursion into Syria was apparently aimed at preventing the Kurdish forces from further advancing. (AFP/File)
August 29, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
50 Turkish tanks have reportedly been deployed, under aerial cover by Turkish fighter jets, to the city of Jarablus in northern Syria.