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.
A handout picture released on February 25, 2017 shows Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (R) meeting with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir in the capital Baghdad. (AFP via the Iraqi Foreign Ministry's press office)
June 21, 2017 - 10:22 GMT
At the invitation of King Salman, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi paid an official visit to Saudi Arabia on Monday.
Mohammed bin Salman (AFP)
June 21, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Wednesday appointed his son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, according to a royal decree carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
A picture taken on Jan. 11, 2016 shows Kurdish Peshmerga forces monitoring trenches in Daquq in Kirkuk. (AFP)
June 19, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Four Daesh bombers attacked a position held by Kurdish Peshmerga forces in northern Iraq on Sunday amid reports of casualties, according to a local military officer.
The file photo shows a fishing boat in the Persian Gulf.
June 18, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia’s coastguard has killed an Iranian fisherman in the waters south of Iran, a senior border official of the Islamic Republic says.
Taliban in Afghanistan (AFP)
June 18, 2017 - 08:16 GMT
At least five policemen were killed and eight others injured early Sunday in a suicide bombing and subsequent firefight in Afghanistan's south-eastern Paktia province, an official said.
Egyptians protest the government’s handover of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, April 25, 2016. (AFP)
June 17, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Egyptians continue to take to the streets against the parliament’s recent approval of a controversial plan to transfer the sovereignty of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.
Trump's ban on Muslims coming to the United States, has drawn a fierce backlash from immigration experts and America's Muslim community (AFP/Kena Betancur)
June 17, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Iraqi immigrants sued the US government on Thursday to avoid deportation following raids last weekend in the Detroit area, saying they feared religious persecution if sent home.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. (AFP)
June 16, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
Turkey’s foreign minister is expected to visit Saudi Arabia on Friday as part of his tour of mediatory talks with Middle East leaders over the Qatar blockade.
US soldiers in Afghanistan (AFP)
June 16, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The United States will deploy about 4,000 additional troops, including hundreds of Special Operations forces, to Afghanistan, according to a Trump administration official.
A picture taken on December 20, 2016 shows the US Embassy in Ankara, closed for the day after a shooting incident overnight. (AFP)
June 16, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Turkey summoned the U.S. Ambassador in Ankara, John Bass, to the Foreign Office on Thursday after American authorities issued arrest warrants for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s bodyguards.
Afghan protesters shout anti-government slogans during a protest against the government following a truck bomb attack near Zanbaq Square on 2 June. (AFP/ Wakil Kohsar)
June 16, 2017 - 08:22 GMT
Two suspected suicide bombers attacked a mosque belonging to the Shia community in the capital Kabul on Thursday, leaving at least one person dead and two others injured, according to an official.