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Syrian migrants receive medical treatment upon arrival in Italy, September 2014.  (AFP/Roberta Basile)
May 30, 2015 - 06:00 GMT
The Italian coastguard said it rescued over 3,300 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea Friday, in addition to finding 17 dead on several of the boats.
A refugee girl from Damascus' Palestinian Yarmouk camp stands in the streets of Shatila, a Palestinian refugee camp located in Lebanon's capital Beirut.  (AFP/Anwar Amro)
May 30, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
Palestinian refugees in Lebanon who fled Syria protested on Friday an UNRWA decision to cut aid to refugee families.
Demonstrators clash with Turkish riot police at a pro-Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) rally in Diyarbakir February, 2015.  (AFP/Ilyas Akangin)
May 29, 2015 - 19:05 GMT
Two were killed in a clash that broke out between opposing Kurdish parties in southeastern Turkey's Sirnak province Friday.
Turkish daily publication Cumhuriyet on Friday published images and video footage purporting to show Turkish authorities shipping weapons to rebel fighters in Syria. Turkey denies the accusations.  (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
May 29, 2015 - 18:18 GMT
A Turkish daily on Friday published images and video footage purporting to show Turkish authorities shipping weapons to rebel fighters in Syria.
Rafah border crossing, which connects Egypt and the Gaza Strip, was temporarily opened to allow Palestinians to return to the blockaded enclave.  (AFP/File)
May 29, 2015 - 17:12 GMT
Egypt closed Rafah crossing between Sinai and the Gaza Strip after a temporary opening to allow Palestinians to return home.
Exiled Yemeni President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi meets Saudi Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz al-Saudi at an air base in Riyadh, March 2015.  (AFP/File)
May 29, 2015 - 16:49 GMT
Yemen's exiled government demanded Thursday that Houthis withdraw from Sanaa and other areas it has occupied before negations can take place.
Damage to Baghdad's Babylon hotel after twin car bomb attacks Thursday night.  Daesh claimed responsibility for the attacks in a statement released Friday.  (AFP/Ali al-Saadi)
May 29, 2015 - 16:06 GMT
The car bomb attacks on two upscale Baghdad hotels Thursday night left 15 people dead.
Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari announced Friday an agreement between Iraq and Qatar to reopen the Qatari embassy in Baghdad.  (AFP/Thomas Samson)
May 29, 2015 - 15:32 GMT
Qatar and Iraq have agreed to reopen Qatar's embassy in Baghdad.
People displaced by violence in Ramadi wait to cross Bzeibez bridge into Baghdad, May 20 2015.  (AFP/Sabah Arar)
May 29, 2015 - 14:59 GMT
85,000 people have been displaced since Daesh overtook Ramadi two weeks ago, said a UNHCR spokesman Friday.
Locals examine the damage to Imam Ali mosque in Qatif, Saudi Arabia following last Friday's suicide bomb attack that left 21 dead.  (AFP/File)
May 29, 2015 - 13:59 GMT
A Daesh statement on Twitter claimed responsibility for the car bomb attack on a Shiite mosque in Saudi that left four dead.
A Lebanese man was arrested Thursday in Cyprus after authorities found bomb-making materials in his Lanarca home.  (AFP/Iakovos Hatzistavrou)
May 29, 2015 - 13:30 GMT
A Lebanese man was arrested Thursday in Cyprus after authorities found bomb-making materials in his home.