Recent

Palestinian Hamas militants rally in the streets of the Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza Strip on Dec. 25, 2009. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
May 05, 2015 - 18:30 GMT
A statement issued by the "Salafist Trend" warned Hamas of consequences if the group's supporters were not set free.
UN peace envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura attends a news conference on May 5, 2015 in Geneva kicking off four to six weeks of separate consultations with rival sides in Syria and regional and international stakeholders, in a bid to kickstart stalled negotiations to end the four-year. (AFP/Fabrice Coffrini)
May 05, 2015 - 17:30 GMT
Over 40 opposition groups were invited to attend the talks, according to UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura.
Hezbollah fighters also destroyed six Nusra vehicles. (AFP/File)
May 05, 2015 - 16:30 GMT
Hezbollah fighters clashed with militants from Nusra Front near the Syria-Lebanon border.
An Iranian woman and her daughter walk past an abandoned boat in the village of Sikh in the Hamoun wetland, where once-flourishing plants and animals have been killed by drought, on Feb. 2, 2015. (AFP/File)
May 05, 2015 - 16:28 GMT
More than 500 Iranian cities are struggling with drinking water shortage, a deputy interior minister said Tuesday.
At least four civilians were killed in a bomb explosion in Baghdad, security officials said Tuesday. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
May 05, 2015 - 15:48 GMT
At least four civilians were killed in a bomb explosion in Baghdad, security officials said Tuesday.
UN special envoy to Libya Bernardino Leon (L) attends a meeting with members of the Libyan General National Congress, the parallel parliament backed by the Fajr Libya militants, on March 2, 2015 in Tripoli. (AFP/File)
May 05, 2015 - 15:30 GMT
The Tobruk-based parliament has preliminary approved the UN draft and a copy has been delivered to the Libyan factions participating in the peace talks.
A wounded Yemeni man receives treatment at a hospital in the strategic city of Taez, on May 2, 2015. (AFP/Abdel Rahman Abdallah)
May 05, 2015 - 15:17 GMT
The conflict in Yemen has killed more than 600 civilians since the Saudi-led coalition began its air raids, the UN said Tuesday.
Saudi Arabia has suspended all schools in the southern region of Najran, state TV reported Tuesday. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)
May 05, 2015 - 14:53 GMT
Saudi Arabia has suspended all schools in the southern region of Najran, state TV reported Tuesday.
Armed Yemeni tribal gunmen of the Popular Resistance Committees loyal to fugitive President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi. (AFP/Saleh Al-Obeidi)
May 05, 2015 - 14:30 GMT
A report says armed Yemeni tribesmen have taken control of four military posts in southwestern Saudi Arabia.
Jordanian soldiers stand guard near their military vehicles at the Al-Karameh border. (AFP/File)
May 05, 2015 - 14:00 GMT
Some 10,000 participants from 18 different countries will attend the two-week long training.
Migrants wait to disembark from military ship
May 05, 2015 - 13:17 GMT
Survivors said Tuesday 40 migrants drowned off the coast of Italy when a boat trying to reach Europe deflated or burst.