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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shakes hands with Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani prior to a scheduled meeting at the State Department | AFP
June 28, 2017 - 20:30 GMT
Behind closed doors support for Israel, the isolation of Qatar and the promotion of bin Salman to Crown Prince are elements of Saudi Arabia’s greater pivot towards the United States.
Strip of black and white movie film, out of focus bombed Baghdad Cinema Studios. (Shutterstock)
June 28, 2017 - 17:00 GMT
One man is doing what he can to build a world-class film industry in Baghdad, a city that has seen horrors more grave than in any silver-screen epic.
A handout picture released by the Egyptian defence ministry on February 16, 2015 shows a fighter jet landing at an undisclosed location in Egypt following air strikes in Libya (AFP)
June 28, 2017 - 10:57 GMT
Egyptian war planes destroyed 12 vehicles Cairo claims were loaded with weapons, ammunitions and explosives, after receiving intelligence that "criminal elements" were attempting to cross the border from Libya.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir. (AFP)
June 28, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday there will be no negotiations over the demands made to Qatar to stop supporting extremism.
Iraqi forces make gains in east Mosul in January 2017. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
June 26, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Iraqi forces have retaken two thirds of old Mosul, a week after launching an offensive against Daesh's last bastion in the city, a senior commander said on Sunday.
Qatar Airways A350. (AFP)
June 25, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
The United Nations aviation agency will hold a special hearing on June 30 after Qatar requested that the UN body intervene in the diplomatic crisis which has seen a Saudi-led bloc close its airspace to flights from Doha.
(Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP)
June 25, 2017 - 13:26 GMT
At least six people have been wounded after a car ran ploughed into a large crowd of people marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan in the British city of Newcastle.
A handout picture made available on June 8, 2014 by the Egyptian presidency shows former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi signing the handing over of power document from outgoing interim president Adly Mansour in Cairo. (AFP/Egyptian Presidency)
June 25, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has endorsed a controversial agreement with Saudi Arabia on the transfer of the sovereignty of two Red Sea islands to the kingdom.
(AFP)
June 25, 2017 - 08:39 GMT
Fuel leaking from an overturned tanker has caught fire in a Pakistani city, killing over 120 people.
Mohammed bin Salman (AFP)
June 24, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on newly-appointed Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to put an end to the country’s longstanding human rights violations and make a commitment to rights reforms.
Iraqi families displaced by the ongoing operation by Iraqi forces to retake the city of Mosul from Daesh gather in an area near Qayyarah. (AFP)
June 24, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Fighters for Daesh "the Islamic State group" are targeting children in Mosul to prevent civilians from fleeing the city as Iraqi forces push into the last stronghold held in Iraq by the militants there, the United Nations said on Thursday.
Civilians flee Mosul fighting as Iraq forces battle Daesh. (AFP)
June 23, 2017 - 19:47 GMT
A suicide bomber blew himself up on Friday among civilians fleeing Mosul's Old City, where Iraqi forces are gaining ground against extremists mounting a fierce but desperate defense.
Pakistani security officials inspect the site of a powerful explosion that targeted a police vehicle in Quetta on June 23, 2017. (AFP)
June 23, 2017 - 19:36 GMT
Separate bomb blasts and shootings in the west, east and south of Pakistan have killed a total of 44 people as militants step up attacks on police and security forces.
PKK fighters take position with their rife during a traning session. (AFP)
June 23, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Weapons delivered to the PKK/PYD will be taken back after Daesh is defeated, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis said in a letter sent to his Turkish counterpart on Thursday.
Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani. (AFP)
June 23, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Kuwait has reportedly given Doha a steep list of demands from Saudi Arabia and its allies boycotting Qatar in an attempt to end the unprecedented diplomatic crisis unfolding in the Persian Gulf region.
Iran fires missiles into Syria in revenge for attacks. (AFP)
June 22, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri says the country’s security is a red line, pledging to firmly respond to any threats or acts of aggression against the Islamic Republic’s national security.