Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (AFP)
May 26, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has asked the United States to help end a weeks-long hunger strike by Palestinians held in Israeli jails, as the Red Cross warned the strikers were entering a "critical phase".
Afghan security personnel gather near the wreckage of buses which were carrying police cadets, at the site of a bomb attack on the outskirts of Kabul on June 30, 2016. (AFP)
May 26, 2017 - 17:00 GMT
Taliban militants attacked an Afghani army base, killing at least 15 soldiers following similar assaults earlier this week.
Syrians check a damaged house, reportedly hit by US-led coalition air strikes. (AFP/Sami Ali)
May 26, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
The United Nations condemned on Friday the rising death toll of civilians in Syria, urging all air forces operating in the country to take greater care to distinguish between legitimate military targets and civilians.
May 26, 2017 - 11:46 GMT
At least 24 people have been killed and 27 others injured in an attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in southern Egypt, according to the Health Ministry.
Protesters chant during a rally against travel ban at San Diego International Airport, on March 6, 2017 (AFP/Sandy Huffaker)
May 26, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
The US Department of Justice said Thursday it will appeal a ruling upholding a suspension of President Donald Trump's travel ban to the US Supreme Court.
A picture taken on February 2, 2016 shows Abdelmadjid Tebboune during a meeting of the National Liberation Front (FLN) in Algeria. (Ryad Kramdi/AFP)
May 26, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Wednesday appointed Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who was housing minister, the new prime minister, replacing Abdelmalek Sellal in the wake of parliamentary elections.
Palestinian Khader Adnan, who staged a 56-day hunger strike while being detained by Israeli authorities lies on a bed as he is treated at the Makassed hospital in East Jerusalem on July 15, 2015. (AFP/ Ahmad Gharabli)
May 26, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The United Nations (UN) has raised the alarm over the health conditions of hunger-striking Palestinian inmates in Israeli prisons.
Iran has reportedly built a third underground ballistic missile production factory (file photo)
May 25, 2017 - 20:00 GMT
Iran has built a third underground ballistic missile production factory and will keep developing its missile program, the semi-official Fars news agency reported today, Thursday.
Iraqi forces load artillery outside Mosul (AFP)
May 25, 2017 - 19:00 GMT
Pro-government fighters on Thursday captured four villages and a strategic road west of the northern city of Mosul from Daesh extremists, according to an Iraqi army officer.
Iraqi soldier stands atop a tank during a training session with US troops on using US-made tanks at joint military base (AFP)
May 25, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
The US army failed to account for military equipment and vehicles worth more than $1 billion that were intended for the Iraqi government forces, according to a 2016 audit by the Pentagon's inspector general.
This file photo taken on November 04, 2016 shows migrants and refugees on a rubber boat as the Libyan coastguards patrol on November 4, 2016 off the Libyan coast. (Andreas Solaro/AFP)
May 25, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
The bodies of at least 34 migrants, most of them young children, were recovered from the sea off Libya after they fell off an overloaded vessel in the Mediterranean.
A Yemeni child, with his face painted in the colours of his national flag, looks on during an anti-US protest staged by supporters of the Huthi rebels in Sanaa on May 20, 2017. (Mohammed Huwais/AFP)
May 25, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Five civilians were killed in a US military raid in Yemen, a rights group has claimed, disputing the official report that seven al-Qaeda fighters died in Tuesday’s “counter-terrorism operation”.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (L) and US President Donald Trump hold a joint press conference in the East Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on April 12, 2017. (AFP/Brendan Smialowski)
May 25, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Leaders of NATO member states will welcome US President Donald Trump into their ranks for the first time on Thursday as they seek to appease the new president and get confirmation of his country's commitment to the alliance.
King Abdullah II (R) and Queen Rania (C) of Jordan sit near Crown Prince Hussein (2nd L) and King Abdullah's mother Princess Mona (L) during the ceremony. (AFP)
May 25, 2017 - 11:08 GMT
His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday said that independence is a continuous process of building and achieving, urging for instilling the spirit of initiative in the country’s youth to continue the path towards the envisioned future.
Hashem Abedi, born in 1997 in Britain, was arrested Tuesday evening in the city of Tripoli by Libyan intelligence services. (AFP)
May 25, 2017 - 10:30 GMT
The arrest is the latest in a string of detentions following the deadly Monday attack by 22-year-old Salman Abedi, a British student dropout.
Iraqi Shiite clerics hold a picture of top Bahraini Shiite cleric Isa Qassim during a demonstration in front of the Bahraini consulate in Najaf on May 24, 2017 in solidarity with the Bahraini Shiite opposition and with the leading cleric. (Haidar Hamdani/AFP)
May 25, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Bahraini protesters have defied Manama’s warning against holding more public gatherings and stayed on the streets in a show of anger against the regime’s bloody crackdown on Diraz, the home village of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim.