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Jordan was ranked fifth among Arab countries in terms of press freedom. (Shutterstock)
May 02, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
A recent Freedom House report ranked Jordan 145th out of 199 in press freedom globally.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks with refugee children at a preschool, during a visit to a refugee camp on April 23, 2016 on the Turkish-Syrian border in Gaziantep. (AFP/Stringer)
May 02, 2016 - 13:30 GMT
The group has strong support from Germans who criticized Angela Merkel's open-door policy for refugees.
Migrants are evacuated by French police officers and gendarmes from a makeshift camp under the Stalingrad metro station in Paris, on May 2, 2016. (AFP/Geoffroy Van der Hasselt)
May 02, 2016 - 12:30 GMT
1,350 people had gathered at the camp to be relocated to reception centers, where they are expected to request asylum.
Citizenship means security, stability, and a passport. (Shutterstock)
May 02, 2016 - 11:30 GMT
Families of Afghanistan and Pakistan immigrants who die while fighting for Iranian forces may be granted citizenship.
Yemeni security forces extinguish fire at a site where a bomb-laden car exploded in Aden's Mansura district on May 1, 2016. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)
May 02, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
Yemeni government sources allege that Houthi rebels stormed an army installation and committed other ceasefire breaches.
Piles of garbage block the streets in Beirut as the trash crisis continues to linger. (AFP/File)
May 02, 2016 - 10:30 GMT
Lebanese Agriculture Minister Akram Chehayeb announced that Beirut will be "free this week from trash mounds."
A man hangs a Turkish flag in the border town of Kilis, after Daesh rockets struck the town. (AFP/Yasin Akgul)
May 02, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
The Turkish military launched an attack against Daesh after the militants shot rockets into Kilis.
Syrian and Lebanese protesters wave the Syrian flag as they take part in a demonstration in front of United Nations offices in Beirut in solidarity with the civilians of Aleppo on May 1, 2016. (AFP/Anwar Amro)
May 02, 2016 - 09:30 GMT
Aleppo has been the center of a deadly escalation of violence over the last week.
Protests outside the Egyptian Journalists Syndicate in 2015. (AFP/File)
May 02, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
The Journalists Syndicate in Cairo was raided by police forces, who arrested two journalists for "inciting protests."
A file photo of Sinai Province militants in northern Egypt. (AFP/File)
May 02, 2016 - 08:30 GMT
Hamas, Israel, and Egypt are teaming up to fight a common enemy - the Daesh-linked Sinai Province.
Two Sadrist protesters walk through Baghdad's Green Zone, after a weekend of protests and sit-ins demanding parliamentary change (AFP/Haidar Mohammed Ali)
May 02, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Sadrist protesters withdrew from the Green Zone after a weekend of protesting in and around Iraq's parliament.
Coptic Pope Tawadros II leads an Easter service in Egypt. (AFP/File)
May 02, 2016 - 07:30 GMT
Coptic Pope Tawadros II included a call to political action in his Easter service.
Saudi police survey the aftermath of the Al-Asir mosque bombing in August 2015. (AFP/File)
May 02, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Saudi authorities arrested a man suspected of participating in the Asir bombing, shooting at mosque worshippers, and planning large-scale attacks.
Egyptian protesters chant slogans during a demonstration in central Cairo against a controversial deal to hand over two islands in the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia, April 15, 2016. (AFP/File)
May 02, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Egypt has put on trial 237 people detained during mass protests against a controversial government decision to hand over two islands to Saudi Arabia.
Ambulances on the site of the blast. (Twitter)
May 01, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
Nine police officers were among the injured in the attack in Gaziantep, the report cited the governor as saying.
People carry the coffin of a Turkish policeman during a funeral ceremony at the Kocatepe Mosque in the capital, Ankara, on April 8, 2016. (AFP/File)
May 01, 2016 - 09:36 GMT
The deaths took place in Mardin province's Nusaybin – a district on the Syrian border which has been the focus of counter-terrorism operations since March 14 – according to a security source speaking on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.