Islamic Republic's President Hassan Rouhani (AFP)
April 22, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Campaigning for Iran's presidential elections scheduled for 19 May began on Friday, as "moderate" President Hassan Rouhani looks to defend his post from more conservative challengers.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (AFP/file photo)
April 21, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would meet US counterpart Donald Trump in May, a month after he won a contested referendum that will tighten his grip on power.
Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. (Emmanuel Dunand / AFP)
April 21, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose diatribes against the United States and Israel made him a polarizing figure, was barred Thursday from running again.
Daesh has a small but growing presence in Algeria. (Shutterstock)
April 21, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Daesh-affilitated outlets have become active in Algeria's eastern mountainous region.
Gabriele Del Grande pictured at the 71st Venice Film Festival in September 2014. (AFP/File)
April 20, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Gabriele Del Grande, who writes for a blog and has made documentaries on human rights issues, says he has not been charged but has had his phone confiscated and been denied access to a lawyer.
Jordanian security forces on patrol in the southern city of Karak. (AFP/File)
April 20, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
The suspect is accused 'promoting the ideologies of Daesh' by posting photos, videos and news about them on Facebook.
Anti-referendum protests in Turkey. (Yasin Akgul/AFP)
April 20, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Around 1,500 people protested the outcome of Turkey's referendum in central Istanbul late Wednesday, the fourth night since the vote on expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers.
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis (L) and US Central Command Commander Joseph Votel take part in a briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, DC on April 11, 2017. (AFP/Mandel Ngan)
April 19, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Following the US attack on a Syrian government airbase earlier this month, many allies of the US will want to know how the Trump team intends to approach Syria.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Moscow, Russia, April 12, 2017.
April 19, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that although Iran is complying with the nuclear agreement, the Islamic republic is still a "leading state sponsor of terror."
Supporters of the
April 19, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Opponents to the referendum have continued to protest, saying that blatant vote-rigging took place to swing the result.
A picture taken on April 16, 2017 shows a general view of the Monastery of St. Catherine in Egypt's south Sinai, where a policeman was killed and three others wounded on April 18, 2017. (AFP/Pedro Costa Gomes)
April 19, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
St. Catherine's is part of the Eastern Orthodox Church and a UNESCO World Heritage site visited by thousands of tourists and pilgrims each year.
Supporters of Turkish President Erdogan wave Turkish national flags and flags reading
April 17, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The opposition has vowed to challenge some 37 percent of ballots for lacking official seals.
A man and a woman hold each other a child by the hand as they walk on leaflets reading
April 16, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Turkey will be voting on proposed constitutional changes that would give President Erdogan sweeping new powers.
A member of the Libyan National Army (LNA) fires a machine gun mounted on the back of a Toyota pickup truck against jihadists in district of Suq al-Hut in the eastern coastal city of Benghazi, on March 26, 2017. (AFP/Abdullah Doma)
April 15, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Libya's southern desert region has been neglected as the GNA and LNA vie for control of cities in the north.
Afghan security force personnel take part in an ongoing operation against an Islamic State (IS) militant stronghold in Achin district of Nangarhar, eastern Afghanistan on April 14, 2017. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
April 15, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Meanwhile, Daesh has claimed that not one of its fighters were killed in the massive bombing.
Egyptian Christians pray during the Good Friday procession at the St. George church in the town of Mohalla in the north of Egypt, on April 14, 2017. (AFP/Stringer)
April 15, 2017 - 12:10 GMT
Ardous security checks are in place outside churches after the government declared a state of emergency.