Syrian army vehicles in Deraa province, February 2015.  (AFP/File)
April 20, 2015 - 18:12 GMT
After shelling and clashes Monday, government forces cut off route used for weapons and fighter transport.
Saudi Arabia and its partners have carried out some 2,300 airstrikes on Houthi targets across Yemen since launching the air campaign more than three weeks ago. (AFP/File)
April 20, 2015 - 15:54 GMT
Sanaa residents say they say one of the largest explosions in three weeks of bombing after the Saudi-led coalition targeted a Scud missile base in the capital's Hadda district.
Somalia's northern, semi-autonomous Puntland region has been the site of increased violence in recent months as the militant group pushes into remote mountainous regions after the Somalia army made gains against them in the country's south. (AFP/File)
April 20, 2015 - 14:21 GMT
At least ten people were killed in a deadly blast at the UN office in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region in an attack claimed by the militant group, Al-Shabaab.
Most of the 700 migrants aboard the boat that capsized in the Mediterranean Sea Sunday are presumed dead in one of the worst migrant boat disasters in the EU's history. (AFP/File)
April 20, 2015 - 11:58 GMT
After what is believed to be the deadliest migrant boat disaster in years, European Union spokespeople say wilted funds and resources mean there's no 'magic solution' for the growing number of refugees trying to enter Europe by sea.
Formerly known as Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, the Sinai-based group who claimed Monday's attack pledged allegiance to Daesh earlier this year. (AFP/File)
April 20, 2015 - 10:27 GMT
Daesh affiliates in the Sinai Peninsula claim the deadly bombing of an armored vehicle earlier Monday morning that killed three Egyptian soldiers and wounded another.
No one has claimed the attack yet, but N. Sinai has seen an uptick in violence against Egyptian security and military personnel over the last year following harsh government crackdowns on dissidents and Muslim Brotherhood affiliates. (AFP/FIle)
April 20, 2015 - 07:12 GMT
An IED tore through an Egyptian armored personnel carrier Monday morning, leaving a police officer and two security personnel dead.
At what they said was the request of embattled Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, Riyadh launched an air campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen on March 25. (AFP/File)
April 20, 2015 - 06:53 GMT
The Saudi-led air campaign against Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen announced Sunday it has staged 2,300 airstrikes on targets across the country since the coalition formed almost a month ago, on March 25.
Rouhani said Sunday Tehran and Kabul agreed to share intelligence on extremism in the region and conduct joint operations if need be. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
April 20, 2015 - 06:00 GMT
Rouhani said Sunday Tehran and Kabul agreed to share intelligence on extremism in the region and conduct joint operations if need be.
Egyptian riot policemen deploy to disperse supporters of Muslim Brotherhood ousted President Mohamed Morsi outside the police academy in Cairo on Wednesday, when the second hearing in his murder trial was to take place. (AFP/File)
April 20, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
Egypt's interior ministry said Sunday it would take action against what it called an "unprofessional" news report.
Security personnel observe the area after a second explosion following a suicide attack in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on April 18, 2015. (AFP/File)
April 19, 2015 - 20:09 GMT
A group aligned with Daesh has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed 34 people and injured another 115 on Saturday.
An Egyptian criminal court sentenced an Egyptian national and two Israelis to life in prison for charges of espionage, state news said Sunday. (AFP/File)
April 19, 2015 - 20:00 GMT
The Egyptian defendant is accused of working for the Israeli Mossad and providing them with information about the deployment of armed forces in Sinai.