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Since June 2012, Saudi Arabia has recorded 1,165 diagnosed cases of MERS, with 498 deaths. (AFP/File)
August 27, 2015 - 16:39 GMT
At least 11 deaths related to MERS have been recorded in Saudi Arabia since Sunday, leading to growing fears over a rapid spread of the virus during the upcoming Hajj season.
Human Rights Watch said they have found unexploded remnants of cluster munitions at sites where they had reportedly been used. (AFP/File)
August 27, 2015 - 13:20 GMT
Human Rights Watch urged the Saudi-led coalition battling Houthi rebels in Yemen to end their use of cluster munitions inside the war-torn country.
Libyans wanting to travel to Turkey will now have to obtain a visa first. (AFP/File)
August 27, 2015 - 12:09 GMT
Due to security concerns and political instability, Turkey canceled a deal that allowed Libyans to travel to turkey without a visa.
Egyptians wait in line to travel back to Cairo from Libya, which was one of the restricted countries last year. (AFP/File)
August 27, 2015 - 11:46 GMT
Egyptians traveling to nine countries will need prior approval from the country's security agencies.
Human rights group Amnesty International called for a moratorium on the death penalty and condemned the kingdom for executing 175 people in one year alone. (Twitter)
August 27, 2015 - 11:13 GMT
Human rights group Amnesty International called for a moratorium on the death penalty and condemned the kingdom for executing 175 people in one year alone.
A handout picture released by the official Jordanian news agency on Feb. 8, 2015 shows a squadron of UAE F-16 fighters stationed in one of Jordan's air bases to support it in strikes against Daesh. (AFP/Petra)
August 27, 2015 - 10:40 GMT
Spokesman Mohammad Momani said Jordan will also "start comprehensive operations against Daesh."
Hamdi Alqudsi could face at least seven years in jail if found guilty. (Daily Telegraph Australia)
August 27, 2015 - 10:07 GMT
Australian national Hamdi Alqudsi could face at least seven years in jail after being accused of recruiting militants for Daesh in Syria.
A senior Hamas figure, had already met with some of the Palestinian factions to discuss terms of a possible truce  with Israel (AFP/file)
August 27, 2015 - 09:24 GMT
According to a report by the London-based Arabic language newspaper Rai Al-youm, a senior Hamas figure has called upon Palestinian factions to meet and discuss the details of a possible truce with Israel.
Batteries of the US-made Patriot anti-missile system in a Saudi Arabian desert during the Gulf War. (AFP/Bob Sullivan)
August 27, 2015 - 08:53 GMT
Saudi-owned news agency SPA said the kingdom shot down a missile fired by the Houthis on Wednesday.
Afghan soldiers clash with Taliban militants in Helmand province, May 13, 2015. (AFP/File)
August 27, 2015 - 08:00 GMT
Gunmen disguised in Afghan military uniforms killed two NATO soldiers Wednesday in the country's Helmand province.
The Arab League's Joint Defense Council was scheduled to meet Thursday to draft a protocol for an Arab Joint Force. (AFP/File)
August 27, 2015 - 07:10 GMT
Saudi Arabia requested the meeting in Egypt be rescheduled.