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Trump will not be attending this years annual White House Correspondent's Association Dinner. (AFP/File)
February 26, 2017 - 16:10 GMT
U.S. President Donald Trump, who has a rocky relationship with the media, announced Saturday he would not be attending an annual press dinner.
Tensions at the border of Israel and Lebanon. (AFP/File)
February 26, 2017 - 15:21 GMT
The Israeli army dispersed dozens of Lebanese protesters with tear gas at the border between the two countries on Saturday.
A Syrian boy awaits treatment at a make-shift hospital following air strikes on rebel-held eastern areas of Aleppo. (AFP/Karam al-Masri)
February 26, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The oft-orphaned children, who have had members of their family blown apart by a regime barrel bomb or a Russian cruise missile or even a US airstrike, are suffering more than just post-traumatic stress.
A YPG fighter walks along the Turkish-Syria border wall. (AFP/File)
February 26, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Turkey shares a 900-kilometer (559 miles) border with Syria which has been embroiled in a civil war since 2011.
The two-day event, dubbed
February 26, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
The conference was attended by more than 5,000 people.
Iraqi forces are making headway against Daesh in western Mosul.
February 26, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Iraqi rapid response teams reportedly managed to regain full control of Hawi al-Jawsaq area in the western outskirts of Mosul.
A series of suicide bombings hit Homs Saturday targeting Syrian government security personnel. (Twitter)
February 26, 2017 - 09:41 GMT
The army’s retaliation comes shortly after a series of attacks by al-Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat Fatah al-Sham that claimed dozens of lives.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir. (AFP/File)
February 26, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Last year, Saudi Arabia reopened its embassy in Baghdad after 25 years.
A Syrian government forces member mans a checkpoint at the President square in Homs, the country's third city, on February 25, 2017 as security measures were tightened following a number of suicide attacks. (AFP/Stringer)
February 26, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
The attack was claimed by al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, which is not party to the ongoing peace negotiations in Geneva.
Members of Afghan security forces patrol during an operation against Daesh militants in Kot district. (AFP/File)
February 26, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Nearly a dozen people have been shot dead in an ambush by Daesh extremists in northern Afghanistan, a local official says.
Until the July 2013 ouster of Egyptian president Muhammad Morsi, tunnels connecting the Gaza Strip to Egypt provided a vital lifeline for the small Palestinian territory. (AFP/File)
February 26, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The Civil Defense pointed out that the tunnel was blown up last week by Egyptian authorities, adding that the workers were attempting to renovate the tunnel again.
Al-Qiq was one of a number of prominent Palestinian hunger strikers in 2016, who included the Balboul brothers who went without food for 77 and 79 days, Malik al-Qadi for 68 days, Bilal Kayid for 71 days. (AFP/File)
February 25, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Al-Qiq declared a hunger strike for the second time on Feb. 6 after being sentenced to administrative detention -- an Israeli policy of internment without charge or trial based on undisclosed evidence and used almost exclusively against Palestinians.
Even as the new UN talks began, the death toll in a suicide bombing near the Syrian town of Al-Bab rose to 51, the latest atrocity in a six-year war which has killed more than 310,000 people. (AFP/File)
February 25, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The UN sought on Friday to get a new round of Syrian peace talks off the ground, but there were few signs of progress amid dozens more civilian deaths.
Rebel Shia Houthi fighters in Yemen. (AFP/File)
February 25, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
A suicide bomber killed eight people at a Yemeni army base Friday as clashes between pro-government forces and Houthi rebels left 35 dead, while another five civilians died in shelling.
Several Christian families have fled their homes in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula after receiving death threats. (AFP/File)
February 25, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Seven Christians have been killed in Arish between Jan. 30 and Thursday. Daesh, which is waging an insurgency there, claimed responsibility for the killings, five of which were shootings. One man was beheaded and another set on fire.
Responsibility for the Saturday attacks was later claimed by the al-Nusra Front group.(AFP/File)
February 25, 2017 - 09:52 GMT
Simultaneous bombings have targeted separate areas across the western Syria city of Homs, claiming a total of 42 lives.