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Despite the landmark move, only 16 Saudi Arabian women have so far registered to vote in the country's municiple elections this December. (AFP/File)
August 31, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
As the country gears up for a municiple election this December, only 16 women in the country have registered to vote so far.
The verdict is still out regarding the fate of Iranian-American reporter Jason Rezaian, a Washington Post journalist who's been held in Iran for over a year over alleged espionage. (AFP/File)
August 30, 2015 - 17:01 GMT
A Iranian Revolutionary Court handed ten year sentences to a pair of Iranians accused of spying for Israel and the US, in the most recent of a long list of similar cases.
Yemeni security officials believe al-Sanidi was gunned down by al-Qaeda militants, as the group's been responsible for crimes committed in similar ways in the past.  (AFP/File)
August 30, 2015 - 15:00 GMT
Authorities speaking under anonymity told the Associated Press that Aden's head of security was shot dead while driving Sunday.
Overcrowding on small boats and insufficient safety gear contribute to migrant deaths at sea. (AFP/file)
August 30, 2015 - 13:32 GMT
The death toll of two capsized boats off the Libyan coast Friday climbed higher as authorities discovered the 39 more African and Middle Eastern asylum seekers.
Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy talks to human rights lawyer Amal Clooney during the trial, August 29, 2015. (AFP/File)
August 30, 2015 - 12:36 GMT
The Egyptian foreign ministry summoned British ambassador John Casson over comments he made on press freedom in wake of the Al Jazeera verdict.
A fire broke out in the basement of a housing compound belonging to oil and gas firm Aramco. (AFP/File)
August 30, 2015 - 12:30 GMT
Two people were killed and dozens others injured Sunday following a fire in the residential section of a Saudi oil company.
Daesh militants executed at least 39 members of the group for various crimes. (AFP/File)
August 30, 2015 - 12:00 GMT
Daesh reportedly beheaded at least 39 fighters from its own ranks, according to to the UK-based Syrian Observatory.
Thousands of people have been killed in the Yemeni conflict since March, according to the WHO. (AFP/File)
August 30, 2015 - 10:57 GMT
Saudi warplanes hit the Yemeni province of Hajjah Sunday killing over 30 people. The victims were reportedly working in a mineral water factory, according to local media.
Saturday's protest was considered the largest independent demonstration ever mobilized in the capital Beirut. (AFP/file)
August 30, 2015 - 10:21 GMT
A protest calling for massive parliamentary restructuring took a violent turn in Beirut Saturday, with demonstrators promising further escalation if the Lebanese government failed to respond.
Men loyal to Yemen's exiled President Hadi participate in military training in the port city of Aden, August 29, 2015. (AFP/File)
August 30, 2015 - 10:00 GMT
Exiled Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi enlisted thousands of fighters to form new brigade in the country's south.
Al-Jazeera's Egyptian producer Baher Mohamed (R), Al-Jazeera's Egyptian-Canadian reporter Mohamed Fahmy (C) and Australian journalist Peter Greste. (AFP/Ben Stansall, Khaled Desouki)
August 30, 2015 - 09:43 GMT
Canada, the UK, the US and human rights group Amnesty International have criticized the three year prison sentences at the journalists' retrial.