Israel is one of the most LGBTI-friendly countries in the Middle East region, although intolerance and discrimination is still prevalent in Arab and Orthodox...
Islamic State's commander in Fallujah has been killed in an airstrike, the US says, as Iraqi forces prepare for the final battle to recapture the city.
Search teams have located what they believe to be a beacon from the crashed EgyptAir plane but the search for the black boxes goes on.
Hamas, the movement which controls the Gaza Strip, says it will execute five convicts next week, possibly in front of the media.
A second mass grave, thought to contain the bodies of regime forces, has reportedly been discovered in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra.
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Iraq's top Shi'ite Muslism cleric has urged for restraint in the battle to retake Fallujah from Islamic State control.
Dubai launches what it says is the world's first functional 3D-printed office building.
Syrian militias backed by the US have launched a fresh offensive on Islamic State near its de facto capital of Raqqa.
Egyptian forensic sources say that because of the state of body part found, it appears an explosion ripped through the EgyptAir flight.

Death toll rises in Syria bombings

The wave of Syrian explosions have underlined the inability of world powers to jumpstart Syrian peace talks in Geneva as the violence worsens.
The United Nations and the Red Cross have appealed for warring parties to protect civilians as Syrian forces continue their push on IS-held Falluja.
A plane was evacuated in Istanbul after crew found a note threatening to blow it up, but it later turned out to be a hoax.
Turkey's new prime minister has committed his government to achieve a new constitution, including a presidential system.
More than 100 people have died in multiple suicide bombings carried out by IS in Syrian government-held territory.

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