An African asylum seeker covers himself with a blanket as dawn breaks during the second day of protest outside the Holot detention centre in the Negev desert, Israel. Several hundred asylum seekers came from Tel Aviv to demonstrate against Israel’s refusal to grant them refugee status. Read more
Anti-government protesters wait for riot police between clashes in the debris-filled main street of Malkiya, Bahrain. Rubbish and oil smeared on the road are meant to deter police jeeps from entering the village, where shops were shuttered in observance of a general strike called by opposition groups in the run-up to Friday’s third anniversary of the pro-democracy uprising in the Gulf kingdom.
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani delivers a speech on Tuesday during a rally in Tehran’s Azadi (Freedom) Square, to mark the 35th anniversary of the Islamic revolution
Iran students show their fingers painted with Iran’s national flag during a ceremony marking the 35th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution, at Azadi (Freedom) Square in Tehran, Iran. The event mark the 35th anniversary of the Islamic revolution, which came ten days after Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s return from exile in Paris, toppling the monarchy and forming the Islamic republic Read more
Cyclists start the sport stage of the 2nd day of the Dubai Tour on Thursday
African asylum seekers, who entered Israel illegally via Egypt, use blankets to protect themselves from the cold during a continuing protest in Tel Aviv’s Levinski Park. The migrants, primarily from Eritrea and Sudan, are calling for help in the face of Israel’s refusal to grant them refugee status. Last month, the UN refugee agency warned that Israel could be in breach of international law with new legislation that allows for the potentially indefinite detention of asylum-seekers. Read more
A Palestinian Hamas policeman takes part in a graduation ceremony at the Arafat Police Academy in Gaza City. The Arabic writing on the wall reads, “The chains must be broken”.
Palestinian children play with concrete pipes in Gaza City on Tuesday.
Female followers of the Shia Houthi movement hold a picture of late Shia leader Ahmed Sharafeddin, during a protest demanding the dismissal of the government in Sana’a, Yemen.