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The Arab League has barred Syria from participating in summits since 2011, and also agreed to impose economic and political sanctions on the war-torn country. (File photo)
December 09, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
Syria's membership in the Arab League has been suspended since the conflict began in 2011.
Egyptian security forces check a body at the site of a bomb attack next to a police checkpoint in the western Talibiya district of the capital Cairo on December 9, 2016. (AFP/Stringer)
December 09, 2016 - 15:49 GMT
In October, the group claimed responsibility for an attack that killed a policeman in northwest Cairo.
People hold flags during a demonstration against the presidential system on December 4, 2016 at Anitkabir in Ankara. (AFP/Adem Altan)
December 09, 2016 - 14:23 GMT
Prosecutors have ordered the arrest of 87 people linked to Istanbul University.
Overall, the number of refugees arriving in Greece by sea crossings has fallen dramatically compared with the same time last year. (AFP/File)
December 09, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
The EU-Turkey statement also urged countries to step up the pace for sending refugees back to Turkey.
Syrian residents fleeing the violence gather at a checkpoint, manned by pro-government forces, in the Maysaloun neighborhood of the northern city of Aleppo on December 8, 2016. (AFP/Youssef Karwashan)
December 09, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
Medical aid, food, drinking water, and shelter from the cold are becoming increasingly rare in Aleppo.
Yemeni supporters of Shiite Huthi rebels demonstrate to support the new government, that they formed, on December 6, 2016 in the capital Sanaa. (AFP/Abdel Rahman Abdallah)
December 09, 2016 - 09:32 GMT
The rights group also said the United States should be held accountable for its arms sales to the Kingdom.
A Greek police officer escorts a Turkish soldier who fled to Greece by helicopter after a fail coup in July 2016. (AFP/File)
December 09, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
The men are wanted by the Turkish authorities and are accused of involvement in the July 15 coup plot.
Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp in Lebanon. (AFP/File)
December 09, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
The Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp, which is located southeast of the port city of Sidon, houses fighters and militants belonging to various armed groups.
In recent months, Iraq, supported by a US-led air coalition, has stepped up a military campaign against Daesh. (AFP/File)
December 08, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
Some 170 others were injured in the bombing, which took place on Wednesday in the town of Qaim near the border with Syria.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected a proposal by France for peace with Palestine. (AFP/File)
December 08, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
Palestine-Israel peace talks collapsed in 2014 due to Israeli insistence on building settlements on occupied Arab land.
The rebels say they want a short truce to evacuate 500 critical medical cases. (AFP/File)
December 08, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
Syrian rebels are continuing to fight despite being pushed into an ever shrinking area of the eastern part of the city.
Israeli soldiers patrol a street, east of the West Bank city of Nablus, on October 3, 2015, as they search for the suspects in the slaying of an Israeli couple. (AFP/File)
December 08, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
An 18-year-old Palestinian attempted to stab an Israeli border police officer at the Zaatara junction south of the city of Nablus.
Syrian pro-government soldiers patrol the Uwaija neighborhood as they advance in Aleppo's rebel-held areas. (AFP/George Ourfalian)
December 08, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
384 civilians, among them 45 children, have been killed as a result of airstrikes and shelling by Syrian government forces.
The parents of killed Italian student Giulio Regeni unveil a banner reading 'Truth for Giulio Regeni'. (AFP/File)
December 08, 2016 - 11:15 GMT
Regeni, who was doing postgraduate research into Egyptian trade unions, was last seen by friends on Jan. 25. His body, showing signs of extensive torture, was found in a ditch on the outskirts of Cairo on Feb. 3.
Women's rights advocate Azza Soliman, also the director of the Center of Egyptian Women Legal Assistance (CEWLA), was arrested by security forces from her home. (AFP/File)
December 08, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
Reason for detention not known but Egyptian human rights groups say they are subject to worst clampdown ever.
Notably, this year's GCC Summit was also attended by British Prime Minister Theresa May, the first British PM -- and first woman -- to ever attend the event. (AFP/File)
December 08, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
37th GCC Summit wraps up in Manama with attendees laying out common positions on host of regional issues.