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The High Aswan Dam in Egypt. (AFP/File)
April 28, 2015 - 13:40 GMT
Of the 761 possible water poisoning cases in Egypt, eight patients were still being treated, a healthy ministry official said Tuesday.
An Afghan villager walks on top of a mud field at the scene in Argo district of Badakhshan province. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
April 28, 2015 - 13:29 GMT
A landslide killed at least 52 people Tuesday in a remote province only accessible by air.
Damaged houses are seen from an Indian Army helicopter at Lapu in the Nepalese area of Gorkha on April 28, 2015. (AFP/Sajjad Hussain)
April 28, 2015 - 12:13 GMT
Among the passengers Tuesday were 15 surrogate-born children caught up in the quake.
Another rumor says the Daesh leader has been unable to return to his leadership position and named a successor. (AFP/File)
April 28, 2015 - 10:25 GMT
After March reports by British daily the Guardian that Daesh leader al-Baghdadi had been critically wounded in a US airstrike in Iraq, more rumors emerged this week that he had been declared clinically dead by Israeli doctors in the Golan heights.
A testimony during his trial revealed 45-year-old Wissam Allouche failed to tell immigration authorities he was an Amal Movement member in the 1980s. (AFP/FIle)
April 28, 2015 - 10:00 GMT
A Texas man from Lebanon was sentenced to five years in prison for 'knowingly lying' to authorities about former links to the Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah and the Amal Movement during his application for US citizenship.
According to a statement released by civil defense officers working on the rescue operation, some 50 workers were present at the time of the collapse. (AFP/File)
April 28, 2015 - 07:40 GMT
Several construction workers were killed are more are still trapped after the roof of a building they were working on at a Saudi Arabian university collapsed Monday.
Kerry's remarks were some of the first between he and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif since Iran and world powers reached a framework nuclear agreement on April 2. (AFP/FIle)
April 28, 2015 - 07:03 GMT
In one of the first meetings between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif since the initial framework deal was reached earlier this month, Kerry said a comprehensive nuclear agreement was looking more attainable than ever.
Yemeni children wait to fill their jerrycans with water from a public tap amid an acute shortage of water supply to houses in the capital Sanaa, on April 26, 2015 due to the ongoing Saudi-led air strikes against Shiite Houthi rebels. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
April 28, 2015 - 05:46 GMT
Yemen's exiled government raised alarm Monday for three cities in the country that lack basic needs like medical supplies, food and water.
Smoke rises from the aid group building in Kunduz that was attacked by Taliban militants. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
April 27, 2015 - 17:09 GMT
Clashes between Afghan security forces and the Taliban in northern Kunduz have killed more than 30 fighters, officials said Monday.
Indian resident Santosh is met by relatives after being evacuated following an earthquake in Nepal at the railway station in Amritsar on April 27, 2015. (AFP/Narinder Nanu)
April 27, 2015 - 13:30 GMT
The plane arrived in Istanbul from Nepal on Sunday, a day after a 7.8 magnitude Kathmandu earthquake killed 2,500.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was reelected Monday with 94.5 percent of the votes, the National Electoral Commission said. (AFP/File)
April 27, 2015 - 11:59 GMT
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was reelected Monday with 94.5 percent of the votes, the National Electoral Commission said.