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A Free Syrian Army fighter fires a weapon inside a damaged building during clashes with forces from the Syrian regime. (AFP/File)
September 24, 2016 - 10:50 GMT
Sources belonging to both the Syrian military and the militants confirmed the recapture of the Handarat camp on Saturday.
Members of the Palestinian Fatah movement and Lebanese army soldiers watch as an ambulance evacuates the wounded from Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp near Lebanon’s southern port city of Sidon during clashes on August 25, 2015. (AFP/File)
September 24, 2016 - 10:41 GMT
Supporters of the so-called Islamic State Emir in Ain el-Hilweh, Imad Yassine, have shifted their allegiance to the Nusra Front, which rebranded itself as Jabhat Fateh al-Sham in July when it split from the al-Qaida movement.
Politicians attend a meeting of the African Union's (AU) economic development program New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD). (AFP/File)
September 24, 2016 - 08:54 GMT
Moroocco has made an official request to join the African Union (AU) again more than four decades after leaving the pan-African bloc in protest at Western Sahara’s membership.
Egyptian rescue workers arrive on a boat carrying bodies of migrants in Rosetta, Egypt, on Friday after a boat carrying migrants capsized in the Mediterranean. (AFP/File)
September 24, 2016 - 07:57 GMT
The catastrophe highlights the ongoing migrant crisis in Europe, where citizens of war-torn nations are taking great risks to relocate to a safer country. Many of the migrants were from Syria, Yemen and Africa.
Sisi joins the ranks of people Trump approves of by being a 'fantastic guy who took control of Egypt.' (AFP/File)
September 24, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Trump praised Sisi's 'tough approach' to dealing with militants and extremists in Egypt.
A Syrian man carries the body of an infant retrieved from under the rubble of a building following a reported airstrike on September 23, 2016, on the al-Muasalat area in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. (AFP/Thaer Mohammed)
September 24, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
On Friday Aleppo saw the heaviest-yet bombardment, expected pave the way for a ground offensive by Syrian government forces.
The Turkish government has accused the US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen of orchestrating the July coup attempt and has requested his extradition to the US. (AFP/File)
September 23, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
The US-based cleric says Erdogan has only used the aftermath of the coup to solidify his power in Turkey.
Zaki Bani Irsheid (L), former deputy of the Islamic Action Front, and Mohammad Zyoud, party chief of the Islamic Action Front, speaks during a meeting in Amman, Jordan. (Lindsey Leger)
September 23, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
Three of the 15 seats were won by women candidates from Zarqa, Amman, and Jerash.
Last year the Rafah crossing was closed for 344 days, but in 2016 it has been open more regularly, though still severely restricted. (AFP/File)
September 23, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
Egypt opened the crossing on Sunday to allow pilgrims to return home after Eid al-Adha.
Egyptians stand on the shore as they wait for the recovery of bodies, during a search operation after a boat carrying migrants capsized in the Mediterranean, along the shore in the Egyptian port city of Rosetta on September 22, 2016. (AFP/Mohamed El-Shahed)
September 23, 2016 - 12:50 GMT
Egyptian security forces have recovered nine more bodies after a boat carrying hundreds of migrants sank off the coast.
President of the State of Palenstine Mahmoud Abbas addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, September 22, 2016 in New York City. (AFP/Drew Angerer)
September 23, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
The President of the Palestinian Authority accused Israel of evading international initiatives aimed at ending the occupation.
An elderly Jordanian woman is assisted by a member of the electoral commission as she votes in the parliamentary elections at a polling station in the capital Amman on September 20, 2016. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
September 23, 2016 - 08:03 GMT
It was also announced that there would be no re-vote held in the Central Badia district, where votes were stolen and then returned.
Yemenis carry belongings they recovered from the rubble of buildings destroyed during Saudi-led air strikes the previous day, on September 22, 2016 in the rebel-held Yemeni port city of Hodeida. (AFP/Stringer)
September 23, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
The civilians were killed when the strike hit a residential area of Hodeidah.
A general view shows rubbish bags piled up on the side of the road in the Jdeideh neighbourhood, north of Beirut, on September 20, 2016. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
September 22, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
The activists are aiming to block the construction of two controversial landfills east and south of Beirut.
The accused were tried in the Specialized Criminal Court in Riyadh. (AFP/File)
September 22, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
The women were arrested as they were trying to depart for Yemen together with children and Yemeni smugglers.
A Syrian soldier stands guard as Red Crescent members wait for opposition fighters and their families to change buses at a Syrian army checkpoint on the edge of the rebel-held Waer neighbourhood in the central city of Homs during an evacuation operation on September 22, 2016. (AFP/Louai Beshara)
September 22, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
The UN sent an aid convoy to besieged people in rural Damascus.