Armed Ukrainian forces detain a pro-Russian militant in the village of Chornukhino in the Lugansk region. At least 415,800 people have fled their homes because of fighting between government forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, the UN refugee agency said. Read more
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An elderly Palestinian man wearing traditional clothes prepares to throw a stone towards Israeli security forces on Friday during clashes following a rally in the West Bank city of Hebron to support people in the Gaza Strip and against Egypt’s policy on Gaza.
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Palestinian children inspect a destroyed mosque following an overnight Israeli military strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.
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A rebel fighter sits on chairs as he aims his weapon through a hole inside a house in the town of Morek in Hama province Syria.
A Syrian woman comforts her children after their house in the Sahour nieghbourhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo was bombed on Wednesday. Once home to some 2.5 million residents and considered Syria’s economic powerhouse, Aleppo has been divided between government and opposition control since shortly after fighting there began in 2012.
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Troops under Russian command fire weapons into the air and shout orders to turn back at an approaching group of more than 100 unarmed Ukrainian troops at the Belbek airbase, which the Russian troops are occupying, in Crimea, Ukraine
People gather in the Christian refugee camp in Bossangoa, Central African Republic. Christians and Muslims used to live to together in relative harmony in Bossangoa, but now religious tensions are high and the two sides live in camps separated by a red dirt road littered with abandoned homes. Read more
A man carries a wounded girl who survived what activists say was an air strike by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo’s al-Ansari al-Sharqi neighbourhood on Monday. Read more
An Israeli soldier sleeps in a bunker in a training area in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights during a brigade armoured corps exercise on Wednesday. The Golan, seized by Israel from its Arab neighbour in the 1967 Six-Day War, has been mostly quiet since the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Tension, however, has risen since the 2011 start of the conflict in Syria between rebels and regime forces.
A fighter from the Free Syrian Army stands inside a rebel hideout in Deir al-Zor, eastern Syria.