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The 10 will reside temporarily in the Sultanate which considers the release of the prisoners a humanitarian issue. (AFP/File)
January 16, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
The 10 have been released from Guantanamo Bay and received by the Sultanate at the request of the US government, a senior official at the ministry said in a statement earlier today.
The controversy surrounding the Red Sea islands conceals a much more important struggle between Egypt's judiciary and Sisi's regime. (AFP/File)
January 16, 2017 - 10:31 GMT
Opposition lawyers chanted "Long live Egypt" and sung the national anthem after the court handed down its verdict.
Palestinians protest against the ongoing electricity crisis in Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip on January 12, 2017. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
January 16, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
The funds will go to cover the costs of fuel needed to operate the Gaza Strip's only power plant for more than eight hours a day.
The site where a cargo plane crashed in Bishkek. (Twitter)
January 16, 2017 - 09:10 GMT
The aircraft on a flight from Hong-Kong to Bishkek crashed during a landing approach due to bad weather conditions.
This file photo taken on January 2, 2015 shows a Bahraini protester taking cover behind a garbage container during clashes with riot police following a demonstration. (AFP/Mohamed al-Sheikh)
January 16, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Clashes between police and protesters continued into the night.
The Iraqi military, backed up by US airstrikes, is fighting to retake Mosul from Daesh militants who captured the city in 2014. (AFP/File)
January 16, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Markets are back selling food as people venture out onto the streets and repairs are being carried out.
US Secretary of State John Kerry (2nd L) gestures next to Russian Ambassador to France Alexander Orlov (L) and European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini as they take part with other representatives during the Mideast peace conference in Paris on January 15, 2017. (AFP/Bertrand Guay)
January 16, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Around half a million Palestinians still reside in Lebanon, most of them living below the poverty line.
Syrian civil defense volunteers carry a wounded man following a reported airstrike by government forces, in the Syrian town of Binnish, on the outskirts of Idlib, on January 12, 2017. (AFP/Omar Haj Kadour)
January 16, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Violence has continued in the Wadi Barada region west of Damascus.
Bahraini protesters take cover from tear gas during clashes with police following a demonstration on February 13, 2015, to mark the fourth anniversary of the Arab Spring-inspired uprisings in 2011. (AFP/File)
January 16, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
Protesters blocked roads to Shia villages with burning tires, while police retaliated with tear gas.
US Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and France's Foreign Minister Jean Marc Ayrault at a press conference after a meeting in Paris on December 10, 2016. (AFP/Patrick Kovarik)
January 15, 2017 - 17:00 GMT
They are not expecting any diplomatic breakthroughs.
Daesh militants have slowly been spreading to other areas outside Nangarhar province, Afghanistan. (AFP/File)
January 15, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
"The teachers were busy taking exams from students in Shpoly area when they were abducted," Attaullah Khugyani, spokesman for the provincial governor, said.
A Germany-bound Eurowings passenger flight from Salalah in Oman made an emergency landing in Kuwait city on Sunday over a bomb threat but no explosives were found on board. (AFP/File)
January 15, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
The aircraft requested an emergency landing when traveling from Salalah in Oman to Cologne in Germany with 299 passengers on board.
Smoke billows from a rebel-held area of Deraa, in southern Syria, following reported shelling by pro-government forces during sunset on January 12, 2017. (AFP/Mohamad Abazeed)
January 15, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Peace talks appear to be moving forward after the opposition initially hinted they would not attend.
Jordan's Prime Minister Hani Mulki speaks to the media after his swearing-in ceremony. (AFP/File)
January 15, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Mulki was expected to make changes to a minimum of 10 portfolios in his 30-strong Cabinet, which was formed on September 28, 2016, following the September 20 parliamentary elections.
German migration authorities rejected 8,363 asylum applications from North Africa in the period from January-November last year. Over that period, just 368 people were returned to their countries of origin. (AFP/File)
January 15, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Germany's North African migrants have been thrust into the spotlight as a result of high-profile crimes committed by members of that group. Their chances of asylum are slim, and the authorities want to return them to their countries of origin - with little success.
Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad. (AFP/File)
January 15, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
A list produced by international investigators indicates that Bashar al-Assad and his brother were linked to the decision to use toxic weapons in 2014 and 2015.