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October 10, 2017

A man is executed in Iran (file photo)
15:06 GMT
An article by Saudi-owned al-Arabiya on World Day Against the Death Penalty failed to mention Saudi Arabia’s own widespread and internationally condemned implementation of the death penalty.
The source said the missile hit its target and caused heavy losses (AFP/FIle)
12:48 GMT
There was no comment from Saudi authorities on the claim.
The bomber opened fire on Sunni tribesmen manning a checkpoint in al-Kasara (AFP/File Photo)
10:56 GMT
The bomber opened fire on Sunni tribesmen manning a checkpoint in al-Kasara, west of Anbar province, Col. Walid al-Dulaimi said.
Since the outbreak of the Syrian war in 2011, many border crossings between Lebanon and Syria have been closed (AFP/File Photo)
09:53 GMT
Final preparations are underway to reopen the northern Bekaa’s Jousi crossing on the Lebanese-Syrian border.
Mediterranean refugee arrivals have reached 120,137 to date this year (AFP/File Photo)
08:09 GMT
Thousands of migrants have been transferred to a hangar in the coastal city of Sabratha by a U.N. migration agency, the U.N. Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said Monday.

October 9, 2017

ISIS fighters are being drawn to the battlefield due to the group’s sickening policy of abusing women (AFP)
15:31 GMT
ISIS fighters are being drawn to the battlefield due to the group’s sickening policy of abusing women, according to a new report.
Karzai was one of the key supporters of the U.S. campaign against the Taliban in Afghanistan. (AFP / File)
15:30 GMT
The former president of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, has questioned why ISIS militants were allowed to expand and flourish on Afghan soil by the United States.
Malala Yousafzai, AFP/File
14:52 GMT
On this day five years ago, Malala was shot by the Taliban. Al Bawaba takes a look at her life and advocacy since the attempt on her life was made.
The planes will travel to Lebanon from the U.S. by air (Shutterstock/File Photo)
14:24 GMT
The Lebanese Army is set to receive its first batch of U.S. donated Super Tucano aircraft this week, a local daily said Sunday.
On Sunday, the IRGC warned Washington against designating it as a terrorist group (AFP/File Photo)
13:05 GMT
Iran on Monday vowed a “crushing” response if the U.S. designated its Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist group.
The Rohingya, described by the U.N. as the world's most persecuted people, have faced heightened fears of attack since dozens were killed in communal violence in 2012 (AFP/File)
09:36 GMT
At least 12 Rohingya Muslims -- including 10 children -- died when their boat capsized as they attempted to flee to Bangladesh from Myanmar, it was reported on Monday.
Turkey's move comes as a retaliation to the U.S. Embassy in Ankara which said it suspended all non-immigrant visa operations in Turkey (AFP/File Photo)
09:12 GMT
The Turkish Embassy in the U.S. on Sunday announced that processing non-immigrant visa applications have been suspended.
The rocket attack with which the Israeli army justifies its attack was not claimed by any Palestinian group from the Gaza Strip so far (AFP/File Photo)
08:08 GMT
"Army-owned tanks hit a military base of Hamas in the southern side of the Gaza Strip," the statement by the Israeli Army said.
The mosque, believed to be the burial place of the prophet Abraham, is sacred to both Muslims and Jews and has been the site of oft-violent tensions for decades (AFP/File Photo)
07:22 GMT
Israeli authorities have decided to shut down the Ibrahimi mosque to Muslims and non-Jewish visitors and only allow Jewish worshipers access to the holy site, located in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.

October 8, 2017

Many of the fanatical ISIS fighters who initially provided the leadership have been killed and those remaining on the battlefield are conscripts, who often lack the will to fight (AFP/File Photo)
19:00 GMT
"They're giving up," said Lieutenant General Paul Funk, who commands the coalition task force fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria. "Their leaders are abandoning them."
The mother and daughter were well-known opponents of the Syrian regime (Facebook)
14:00 GMT
Ahmed Barakat, a relative of Orouba Barakat and her daughter Halla, revealed he had killed the two women in Istanbul two weeks earlier because he had not been paid a salary after being employed by his cousin.
ISIS released a video in 2015 allegedly depicting the beheading of 20 Egyptian Copts (AFP)
13:33 GMT
The 20 nationals were filmed as they were beheaded by militants belonging to ISIS.
Since Hamas invited the consensus government to take control of Gaza, PA President Mahmoud Abbas has said he would not be prepared to accept Hamas keeping its military wing (AFP/File Photo)
12:04 GMT
A Hamas movement spokesperson reiterated Saturday that the future of the group's armed wing is not up for discussion in upcoming reconciliation talks with the Fatah movement, scheduled to take place in Cairo on Tuesday.
Free Patriotic Movement chief and Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil (AFP/File Photo)
11:45 GMT
Free Patriotic Movement chief and Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil on Sunday stressed that the FPM will not tolerate the creation of Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon.
Airstrikes were reported in parts of Idlib on Saturday, follows a month of heavy bombardment of the province by Russia and the Syrian regime killing scores of civilians (AFP/FIle Photo)
10:57 GMT
Exchanges of fire were reported by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, although social media reports of Turkish and Syrian rebel troops entering Idlib province were false, the monitor said.
In July, the group said that the UAE was torturing terror suspects from Yemen in a secret prison in Eritrea - the UAE denied the charges (AFP/File Photo)
08:23 GMT
A rights group has launched a campaign to raise awareness about rampant human rights violations in the United Arab Emirates.
Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) President Masoud Barzani (AFP/FIle Photo)
08:10 GMT
Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) President Masoud Barzani met with Iraqi Vice Presidents Ayad Allawi and Osama al-Nujaifi in Sulaimaniyah on Saturday.
Since late 2014, ISIS has claimed a series of bombings and shootings against Shias and security forces in the Sunni-majority kingdom (AFP/File Photo)
07:30 GMT
Earlier in the day, the U.S. embassy in Saudi Arabia cautioned its citizens after reports of an attack around the royal palace emerged in local media.