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The full extent of the damage to Hatra remains unclear. (AFP)
April 27, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Known as al-Hadhr in Arabic, it was established in the 3rd or 2nd century BC and became a religious and trading centre under the Parthian empire.
Airstrike Destroys Hospital in Syria's Idlib (AFP)
April 27, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Over eight medical centers, including Civil Defense positions, have been bombarded by Syrian regime and Russian fighter jets in Syria’s Idlib in April as they intensified their military campaign in the northern region.
Dozens of chemical attacks have been carried out in Syria since the 2013 Ghouta attack former US President Barack Obama called a 'red line' (AFP)
April 27, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The French government has proof indicating the Syrian air force dropped bombs containing the nerve gas Sarin on a civilian population, it said Wednesday.
The incident happened Monday as the vessel attempted to draw closer to the USS Mahan (AFP)
April 26, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
A US Navy guided-missile destroyer fired a warning flare towards an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel coming near it in the Persian Gulf.
Russia's deputy UN ambassador, Vladimir Safronkov, covers his ears during a Security Council debate on Syria, April 5 2017. (AFP/Timothy A. Clary)
April 26, 2017 - 15:17 GMT
Al Bawaba talks to international justice scholars to figure out why the council is failing in its responsibility to international peace and security.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) and Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir enter a hall for a meeting in the Russian capital, Moscow, on August 11, 2015. (AFP)
April 26, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir stressed during a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov that head of the Syrian regime Bashar Assad has no place in Syria’s future.
Under Saudi law all women must have a male guardian who gives them permission to study, travel abroad or marry (AFP)
April 26, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia, a country where women are not allowed to drive cars, has been elected to the United Nations women's rights commission, sparking anger.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (AFP)
April 26, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
The UK government has rejected a Palestinian request to apologisefor the Balfour Declaration of 1917, a Palestinian official said on Tuesday, vowing to consider legal action unless Britain backtracked.
Supporters of the
April 26, 2017 - 12:16 GMT
Turkish authorities arrested another thousand people on Wednesday over suspected links with the exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen, the archenemy of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The site of the April 3 blast on the St Ptersburg metro. (AFP/file)
April 26, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
The attack on the Russian city's metro on April 3 killed at least 14 people.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. (AFP/file)
April 26, 2017 - 10:22 GMT
An Israeli report says that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will use a speech this week to deliver an ultimatum to the militant group, Hamas, that runs Gaza.
A hunting party consisting of 24 Qataris and two Saudis kidnapped in southern Iraq in December 2015 was released last week. (AFP)
April 26, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told a news conference that Qatari negotiators had come to Baghdad prior to the release with what he said was hundreds of millions of dollars in ransom money.

Continued ground and air strikes by Turkey and Ankara-backed rebel forces has angered Washington and led to calls for a united front against Daesh. (AFP)
April 26, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
More than two dozen fighters died in the attacks, which appear to have hit Kurdish units fighting Daesh.
Yemenis collect water from a donated source amid an ongoing wide spread disruption of water supplies in an impoverished coastal village on the outskirts of the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah, on April 17, 2017. (AFP/Stringer)
April 26, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
The war that is now in its third year has left 17 million of Yemen's 27 million people at risk of hunger.
A Syrian boy stands against a bullet-riddled wall in the rebel-held town of Douma, on the eastern outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus, on April 24, 2017. (AFP/Abd Doumany)
April 26, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The population transfers between rebel-held and regime-held towns has forcibly displaced thousands of civilians.
Supporters of Kuwaiti opposition leader Mussallam al-Barrak (C) celebrate his release from jail on April 21, 2017 in Kuwait City, after serving two years in prison for insulting the emir. (AFP/Yasser al-Zayyat)
April 25, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Musallam al-Barrak was jailed for 'undermining the status of the emir.'