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Afghan men climb up a snow covered hillside as youths play on the frozen surface of Qargha Lake on the outskirts of Kabul on February 10, 2017. (AFP/Wakil Kohsar)
February 19, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
More than 100 died due to heavy snowfall just days earlier.
This file photo taken on June 25, 1993 shows Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman (R) entering his apartment building with an unidentified man after afternoon prayers at his mosque in Jersey City, New Jersey. (AFP/Mark D. Phillips)
February 19, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
Radical preacher Omar Abdel-Rahman, 78, died while serving a life sentence for his involvement in the 1993 World Trade Center attacks in New York.
Tens of thousands of people march holding a banner reading
February 19, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Spain has been slow to make good on its pledge to take in more than 17,000 refugees over a two-year period.
US-backed Kurdish and Arab fighters advance into the Daesh bastion of Manbij, in northern Syria, in June 2016. (AFP/File)
February 19, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Both Syria's Kurds - supported by the US - and Bashar al-Assad have condemned Turkey's military activity as a violation of Syria's sovereignty.
Marshal Khalifa Haftar (C), the military leader of the Libyan National Army and Libya’s parallel parliament based in the eastern city of Tobruk returns from a visit to Russia on December 3, 2016. (AFP/Abdullah Doma)
February 19, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
General Khalifa Haftar heads the Tobruk-based eastern government in Libya, which has been fighting the UN-backed government since 2014.
Syrian army tanks are positioned on the eastern outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on February 17, 2017. (AFP/George Ourfalian)
February 19, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
Russia says its long-range bombers have fired cruise missiles at Daesh's main stronghold in eastern Syria.
Syria has been locked in a vicious civil war since early 2011. (AFP/File)
February 19, 2017 - 10:09 GMT
Regime forces shelled the Qaboun neighborhood in eastern Damascus for the second day, killing four people.
Aoun accused Israel's UN ambassador of trying to destabilise southern Lebanon. (AFP/File)
February 19, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
The warning follows a complaint from the Israel's ambassador to the UN about Aoun's statements on Hezbollah.
In October last year, Iraq started a massive US-backed campaign to recapture Mosul from Daesh. (AFP/File)
February 19, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
"Our main mission is to free man before we free land."
Hundreds of thousands of civilians have been killed in the war. (AFP/File)
February 19, 2017 - 07:10 GMT
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said "seven rockets and several shells hit areas on the edges of Qabun."
Iraqi forces have driven Daesh militants from most of eastern Mosul as part of a wide-ranging offensive launched last October to retake the city. (AFP/File)
February 19, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Last week, an Iraqi councilor warned that about 140,000 children were in a dire need for humanitarian aid in Daesh-held parts of western Mosul.
In November 2016 a UK parliamentary report said that the government was unwilling to learn the lessons of the Libya intervention that preceded the collapse of the Libyan state and the rise of Daesh in the country. (AFP/File)
February 19, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
It comes just a few months after a UK parliamentary report blamed UK military intervention for the collapse of the Libyan state.
The Russian warplanes reportedly destroyed the militants’ bases and training camps as well as a Daesh command center in Raqqa. (AFP/File)
February 18, 2017 - 14:38 GMT
The Russian warplanes successfully destroyed the militants’ bases and training camps as well as a Daesh command center.
Erdogan linked the resolution of the Syrian crisis with confronting 'terrorism', especially the Daesh group inside Syria. (AFP/File)
February 18, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Erdogan linked the resolution of the Syrian crisis with confronting 'terrorism', especially the Daesh group inside Syria.
A Libyan man points two Kalashnikov assault rifles in the air as a national flag waves behind him during a celebration marking the sixth anniversary of the Libyan revolution. (AFP/File)
February 18, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
They took to the streets of the country’s capital, Tripoli, and other major cities on Friday to mark the 2011 uprising.
Algerian police. (AFP/File)
February 18, 2017 - 08:45 GMT
Nine were reportedly killed on Friday and five others on Wednesday around Bouira, 100km east of the capital, Algiers.