Saturday, November 18, 2017

Destroyed Al-Nuri Mosque

Iraqi security forces release this image of destroyed Al-Nuri Mosque in western Mosul. 

First images from inside London’s Grenfell Tower

Harrowing images from inside Grenfell Tower, the high-rise apartment block that went up in flames last week, were released by London's Metropolitan Police on Sunday. The images of the blackened, scorched innards of the building show debris-strewn rooms that were formerly occupied by working-class residents of London. Authorities said Saturday that 30 people were confirmed to have died and that 28...

Spain refugees protest

Several thousand people have marched in Spain's capital, Madrid, to demand that the government immediately honours its pledge to take in more than 17,000 refugees as part of a European relocation plan.

Mosul camp weeding

Iraqi internally displaced groom Jassim Mohammed walks with his bride, Amena Ali, during their wedding ceremony at a camp for internally displaced people, in Khazir, near Mosul, Iraq. Hadi Mizban/AP

West Bank Muslim

A man watches as Palestinian youths attempt to cross over a barrier next to the Qalandia checkpoint in the West Bank, in order to attend the second Friday prayers of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. File - Getty Images 

Iraq refugees

An Iraqi woman lies on the ground as civilians flee Mosul while Iraqi forces advance inside the city during fighting against Islamic State group's fighters on March 8, 2017. File -- Getty Images 

Syria War

Two Syrian children stand by in front of the rubble of a destroyed house in the northern Syrian town of al-Bab, after Turkish-backed rebels announced the recapture of the town from IS.  File -- Getty Images 

Indian state of Assam on WED

On the eve of World Environment Day, ragpickers sort through a large garbage heap as stray cows and storks feed on the refuse, in the Indian state of Assam.  File -- Getty Images 

Anti-Sharia protest hold rallies in cities across the country

Anti-Muslim activists hoisted American flags and delivered fiery speeches in rallies across the country Saturday, facing off against crowds of counter-demonstrators in several cities and exposing the visceral rage that has come to define America’s political extremes. ACT for America, a lobbyist organization with close ties to the Trump administration, organized nationwide marches to oppose Islamic law, which the group...

Venezuela protest

Hundreds of anti-government demonstrators marched against the Venezuelan president's planned constitutional reforms on Saturday, with some protests being broken up with tear gas in the country's latest bout of unrest. With Venezuelans suffering from high inflation, food shortages and soaring crime rates, plus a deepening corruption scandal, the Venezuelan opposition has mounted near-daily anti-government protests since April 1.

South Sudanese refugee girl 

A young South Sudanese refugee girl laughs and hides her face from the camera during morning break in the yard of the Ombechi nursery school, which has over 500 pupils and is supported by UNICEF and Save the Children, in Bidi Bidi, Uganda Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Bidi Bidi is a sprawling complex of mud-brick houses that is now the...

Morocco protest

Protesters, supporting Rif Movement leader Nasser Zefzafi, stage a demonstration demanding the government to take action for developing the region.  Full Gallery on Middle East Monitor. 

Syrian artist Abdalla Al Omari painting Trump as a refugee

Syrian artist Abdalla Al Omari is painting world leaders in an unexpected light: as refugees. HuffPost wrote: In “The Vulnerability Series,” Omari depicts President Donald Trump as an exhausted refugee, with a sleeping pad on his back and a child in his arms. The rest of the paintings, currently on exhibit at a Dubai gallery, show former President Barack Obama, German...

South Sudanese refugee children

South Sudanese refugee children play on swings during morning break in the yard of the Ombechi nursery school, which has over 500 pupils and is supported by UNICEF and Save the Children, in Bidi Bidi, Uganda Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Bidi Bidi is a sprawling complex of mud-brick houses that is now the world's largest refugee settlement holding some of...

Venezuela protest

A demonstrator wearing a balaclava, a helmet and a rosary looks on during clashes between security forces and anti-government demonstrators in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Nearly 70 people have died in the political unrest, which has seen hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans take to the streets demanding new elections. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

South Sudan refugees

A young South Sudanese refugee girl carries a baby on her back as she walks to the Ombechi nursery school, where she will look after the baby during the school day, in Bidi Bidi, Uganda Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Bidi Bidi is a sprawling complex of mud-brick houses that is now the world's largest refugee settlement holding some of those...

Brazil protest

A demonstrator wearing a mask depicting Brazil's President Michel Temer performs during a protest outside the Superior Electoral Court in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Brazil's top electoral court is examining illegal campaign finance allegations that could force Temer from office. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

South Sudanese refugee woman

A South Sudanese refugee woman smiles as she carries away a heavy sack of maize after receiving a food distribution in Bidi Bidi, Uganda Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Bidi Bidi is a sprawling complex of mud-brick houses that is now the world's largest refugee settlement holding some of those who fled the civil war in South Sudan, which has killed...

Names of people killed during protests in Venezuela painted on road

The names of people killed during protests against Venezuelan President Maduro are painted on a road by residents of a Caracas neighbourhood.

Moments suicide-bomb attacked Imam Khomeini shrine in Iran (PHOTO)

First picture emerges of the attack on Imam Khomeini shrine in Tehran, a suicide-bomb attack released by Rudaw news agency on Wednesday.