Lebanon's capital, Beirut, is decorated in celebration for the return of 16 servicemen. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
December 01, 2015 - 19:30 GMT
As Lebanon celebrates the return of sixteen servicemen held captive by al-Nusra Front, nine more are still held by Daesh.
Train operations have been suspended since the blast. (AFP/File)
December 01, 2015 - 19:15 GMT
Latest reports suggest the blast was caused by a power transformer; however, the mayor of the district, has reportedly told Turkish television it was a pipe bomb.
Jordanian police standing guard at a border crossing near Syria. (AFP/File)
December 01, 2015 - 18:30 GMT
Gunmen attacked the policemen while they were on patrol in Irbid, near the southwestern Syrian city of Daraa', causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle. The policemen later died after succumbing to their injuries.
Yemeni Prime Minister and Vice President Khaled Bahah. (AFP/File)
December 01, 2015 - 18:00 GMT
Yemeni Prime Minister and Vice President, Khaled Bahah, rejected the embattled President's announcement to replace multiple cabinet members.
An armed Turkish police officer stands guard outside the offices of Cumhuriyet. (AFP/File)
December 01, 2015 - 17:30 GMT
Cumhuriyet newspaper published photos purportedly showing Turkish intelligence trucks delivering weapons to Syria. Several journalists and high-ranking police officials have since been charged with terrorism and espionage.
A Turkish special force police officer is pictured during clashes with attackers on August 10, 2015 at the Sultanbeyli district in Istanbul. (AFP/File)
December 01, 2015 - 17:00 GMT
An explosion injured one person at an intersection in Bayrampasa district on the European side of Istanbul.
Journalist Ismail Alexandrani. (twitter)
December 01, 2015 - 16:30 GMT
Egyptian officials arrested journalist and Sinai expert Ismail Alexandrani after over 18 hours of interrogation.
A Tunisian guard patrols near the National Bardo Museum in Tunis, after a string of Daesh-related attacks. (AFP/Fethi Belaid)
December 01, 2015 - 16:00 GMT
Tunisia is beginning to lift the restrictions of the capital city of Tunis, though the country remains in a 30-day state of emergency.
Access to clean drinking water has been an ongoing struggle for Aleppo residents. (AFP/File)
December 01, 2015 - 14:30 GMT
A Syrian regime airstrike hit a water treatment plant, risking millions of civilians' access to clean water.
Smoke rises from the city of Taiz after fighting between the Houthi and pro-Hadi militants. (AFP/Ahmad al-Basha)
December 01, 2015 - 14:00 GMT
Saudi warplanes have been targeting residential areas in Yemen this week, causing multiple civilian casualties.
Human rights groups have likened the state of migrant laborers in Qatar to modern-day slavery, as workers are restricted in their ability to change work and leave the country. (AFP/File)
December 01, 2015 - 12:30 GMT
The Qatari government recently passed revisions to the "kafala" laws, meant to reform the rights of migrant laborers in the country; however, Amnesty International says these reforms have had little impact.
Relatives of Lebanese soldiers and policemen kidnapped by jihadist groups from the eastern border town of Arsal last year, react following the release of their loved ones on December 1, 2015. (AFP/Anwar Amro)
December 01, 2015 - 12:11 GMT
The sixteen Lebanese soldiers held captive by al-Nusra Front have been released to Red Cross.
Iraqi army forces drive through the embattled Anbar province. (AFP/File)
December 01, 2015 - 12:00 GMT
The Iraqi army issued a TV broadcast urging civilians in Ramadi to leave immediately.
Emrati soldiers at a military demonstration. (AFP/File)
December 01, 2015 - 09:06 GMT
The UAE announced Monday that they will take an active military role against Daesh and al-Qaeda in Syria.
Saudi Arabia has one of highest rates of capital punishment in the world. Representational image. (AFP/File)
December 01, 2015 - 08:41 GMT
Al-Qaeda threatens retaliation attacks if Saudi goes through with the planned executions of more than 50 people for "terrorist crimes."
Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, during a NATO meeting in Turkey in May. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
November 30, 2015 - 16:30 GMT
The Afghan Foreign Minister and NATO civilian representative will video conference with the main NATO meeting to discuss the country's latest wave of violence.