Islamic State has blown up three ancient tower tombs in the city of Palmyra.
An anonymous tribute to the drowned boy whose photo has put a young face at the heart of the crisis.
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After three years without a parliament, Egypt will hold an election in October.
Video showing Israeli soldier clashing with Palestinian child and women viewed more than 2m times on Facebook.
A fire at an oil workers residential compound in Saudi Arabia claims one casualty and injured 30 more.
Thousands of protesters waving Lebanese flags and chanting "revolution" took to the streets to campaign against politicians.
Egypt hands down harsh sentenced on Al-Jazeera trio, including Australian.
Italian coast guard finds the bodies of 50 migrants in a ship off the Libyan coast.
A huge gas pipeline explosion has rocked Uzbekistan's capital, Tashkent.
Turkey must do more to tackle Islamic State in Syria, says French President Francois Hollande.
A series of large explosions at a gas terminal on the edge of the western Afghan city of Herat killed 10 children.
Syrian refugee Subhi Nahas watched in fear as the al Qaeda-linked group Nusra Front took over his home town of Idlib.
Activists say Islamic State militants have destroyed a temple at Syria's ancient ruins of Palmyra.
Thousands of Lebanese protesting rubbish in the streets bring political tensions to a head.
At least 50 bodies were retrieved from rubble after Syrian army missiles hit residential areas.
Iran has unveiled a new surface-to-surface missile it said could strike targets within a range of 500km.
The second-in-command of the Islamic State militant group had been killed, the White House confirms.
It's an image that sublimely captures the moment desperation gave way to joy for a refugee family who found sanctuary after fleeing terror.
A scholar who refused to lead Isis to ancient treasures has paid for it with his life.
Explosion heard near a state security building and courthouse in Cairo.
A fighter proclaiming allegiance to Islamic State has appeared in a video urging fellow Turks to help conquer Istanbul.
"No one is above the law and the accountability of the people," said house speaker.
Osama bin Laden's youngest son is calling for attacks on London and other Western cities.
Three Turkish soldiers were killed and six wounded when Kurdish militants detonated a remote-controlled explosive.
A spate of bombings across Baghdad killed at least 24, two days after the deadliest attack in the Iraqi capital.
A killed American aid worker had her chance to flee her rapist - the Islamic State leader - but she stayed to save others.
The US reportedly has "credible evidence" the Islamic State used mustard gas against Kurdish forces earlier this week.