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Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani (AFP)
July 21, 2017 - 18:06 GMT
President Masoud Barzani, the leader of Iraq’s autonomous region of Kurdistan, has called a parliamentary and presidential election for November.
A Hezbollah militant looks through his binoculars in Umm Khorj in the Lebanese eastern mountain range close to the Syrian border. (Sam Skaine/AFP)
July 21, 2017 - 13:05 GMT
Hezbollah have launched a major offensive against Syrian rebels on both sides of the Lebanon border, in an operation that aims at giving pro-Assad's regime forces full control of the frontier region.
Hezbollah militant near Israel border. (AFP)
July 21, 2017 - 09:35 GMT
US lawmakers introduced legislation on Thursday to strengthen sanctions against the Hezbollah extremist group.
Damage to Kos, Greece. (RomeikoCalendar/Twitter)
July 21, 2017 - 07:10 GMT
Two people were killed and scores injured early Friday on the Greek island of Kos after an earthquake of magnitude 6.7 hit the region, a local mayor said.
Taliban soldiers in Russian-made tanks fire on the forces of former Afghan defense minister. (AFP)
July 20, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Multiple casualties are feared as the Taliban militants used armored vehicles to storm the security ring and surrounding check posts in restive Helmand province Thursday morning.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (AFP)
July 19, 2017 - 14:40 GMT
Germany's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday summoned the Turkish ambassador over the detention of a German and several other human rights activists pending trial for allegedly aiding an armed terrorist group
Shiite militiamen in Iraq have been accused of carrying out war crimes by Amnesty International (AFP)
July 19, 2017 - 14:20 GMT
Top U.S. general in Iraq Stephen Townsend has a tip for Baghdad. “If we're to keep ISIS [Daesh] 2.0 from emerging, the Iraqi government is going to have to do something pretty significantly different," he told the BBC.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (AFP)
July 16, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
People making telephone calls to Turkish mobile phones during the night heard an unexpected voice on the line: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
(AFP)
July 16, 2017 - 12:14 GMT
The all Afghan girl robotics team, thanks to the last minute intervention of the US President, Donald Trump, arrived in the American Capital Saturday to attend an international robotics competition.
Maryam Mirzakhani (File photo)
July 16, 2017 - 11:16 GMT
Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian-born mathematician who was the first woman to win the coveted Fields Medal, has died in a US hospital after a battle with cancer. She was 40.
Iraqi forces (AFP)
July 15, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Baghdad says it is investigating claims of severe human rights abuses by the Iraqi military, after a horrifying video emerged showing troops allegedly killing a captive by throwing over a cliff.
Egyptian police inspect cars at a checkpoint in North Sinai. (AFP)
July 14, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Five Egyptian policemen were killed when unknown gunmen attacked a security checkpoint in Giza province, south of the capital, on Friday morning.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. (AFP/ Mandel Ngan)
July 14, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Without making a statement or holding a news conference, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson left the Gulf on Friday after a tour that included Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
Qatar-based Al-Jazeera satellite channel. (AFP/ Karim Jaafar)
July 14, 2017 - 06:44 GMT
A quartet of Arab countries blockading Qatar could drop a key demand in their 13-point ultimatum, according to media reports.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (R) and Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir shake hands prior to talks at the State Department on May 2, 2017. (AFP/Nicholas Kamm)
July 13, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held talks on Wednesday with four Arab states boycotting Qatar as part of a round of intense shuttle diplomacy aimed at resolving the regional crisis.
Turkish soldiers. (AFP)
July 12, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
Turkish security forces killed five suspected Daesh "Islamic State group" militants in the central Turkish province of Konya, as the country remains on high alert just days before the first anniversary of the failed coup.