Thursday, February 22, 2018


Red Arrows

The British Royal Air Force's (RAF) aerobatic team, the 'Red Arrows', performs aerial manoeuvres during an airshow at Sea View in Karachi.

Russian riot police detain opposition protesters 

Police detained more than a hundred opposition activists on Saturday for taking part in a wave of anti-Kremlin protests across Russia in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny ahead of a presidential election in March.

Moving forward Hawijah

Iraqi forces, backed by fighters from the Hashed al-Shaabi, advance towards the Islamic State group's stronghold of Hawija during an operation to recapture the town from the jihadists.

Father’s nightmare

A Rohingya Muslim refugee mourns beside the bodies of his three children at a school in Cox's Bazar district.

Opposition in Togo

A protester throws a brick as opposition parties supporters confront Togolese Security Forces during a demonstration against Togo's president in Lome.


An Afghan girl walks past policemen standing guard at the site of a suicide bomb attack near a Shiite mosque in Kabul.

Up in smoke

Smoke billows from buildings following a reported air strike on Ain Tarma in the Eastern Ghouta area, a rebel stronghold east of the Syrian capital.

First photo of Las Vegas shooting suspect Stephen Paddock released

First photo of Las Vegas shooting suspect Stephen Paddock released

SDF clashes with IS

A member of the Syrian Democratic Forces fires his machine gun during clashes with Islamic State group jihadists near the central hospital of Raqqa.

Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh

Rohingya Muslim refugees children rush to line up at a food distribution in Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh.

Waving a white flag

A man waves a white flag as Iraqi forces and fighters from the Hashed al-Shaabi advance towards the Islamic State group's stronghold of Hawija in their ongoing battle to recapture the town from the jihadists.

Love is love

Bode Mende (R) and Karl Kreile kiss after becoming Germany's first gay couple to be legally married as they tied the knot at the Schoeneberg town hall in Berlin.

Vega Baja, Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

A municipal worker clear of debris and trash from homes damaged by Hurricane Maria, in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. File On duty - Vega Baja (Puerto Rico) (AFP) - 9/30/2017 by HECTOR RETAMAL

Battle for Hawija

Iraqi forces and members of the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation units) watch as smoke billows from oil fields set ablaze by Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL) group jihadists during battles to retake the stronghold of Hawija. File AFP - AHMAD AL-RUBAYE

37 percent of Syria now held by PKK/PYD, Daesh

In numbers, 37 percent of Syria now held by PKK/PYD, Daesh (know as Islamic State IS, ISIS, ISIL), told Turkish Anadolu Agency on Wednesday. US-backed terrorists PKK/PYD now control 65 percent Syrian-Turkish border told agency.

South Korea THAAD protest

Thousands of South Koreans staged a protest rally in central Seoul on Saturday demanding the withdrawal of the deployment of an American high-tech anti-missile defense system as President Moon Jae-in and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump are set to meet in Washington D.C. next week. "The deployment of THAAD, which is unnecessary for the defense of the Korean Peninsula, should...

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