Buses, ambulances and trucks lined up at the entrance of a long-blockaded Damascus suburb on Friday to evacuate rebels and civilians under a deal struck between the Syrian opposition forces and the government.
Strong aftershocks rattled central Italy and shut down a key route into the hard-hit town of Amatrice on Friday as hopes dimmed that firefighters would find any more survivors from the earthquake that killed at least 267 people.
An Egyptian TV host and staunch supporter of the country's army-chief-turned-president has shut down his Twitter account after his improvised poll in favor of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi backfired.
France's highest administrative court is considering whether it's legal for towns to ban body-covering burkini swimsuits, which have become a symbol of tensions around the place of Islam in secular France.
Anti-Islam Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders, whose Freedom Party has led opinion polls in the Netherlands for months, has published a one-page election manifesto calling for a ban on all asylum seekers and migrants from Islamic nations, and for the country to leave the European Union.
Kurdish militants on Friday attacked a police checkpoint in southeast Turkey with an explosives-laden truck, killing at least 11 police officers and wounding 78 other people, officials and the state-run news agency said.