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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (AFP/Adem Altan)
January 22, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
Turkish parliament voted in favor a new constitutional amendment bill early Saturday. A referendum is expected to be held early April following Erdogan's approval in the coming days.
Bennett has repeatedly asked Netanyahu to rescind his support for the two-state solution and the creation of a Palestinian state, which Bennett perceives to be a security threat to the state of Israel. (Twitter)
January 22, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The new settlement housing was scheduled to be approved a few weeks ago, but the municipality decided to wait out Barack Obama's administration because it was critical of settlement activities, while Trump has been a vocal supporter of illegal settlements.
Egyptian forces then deployed in the area as technical teams started to rebuild the towers, which feed a power line that supplies electricity to Jordan. (AFP/File)
January 22, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Sinai Province militants planted two explosive devices under the transmission towers in the Red Sea coastal area of Oyoun Mousa south of the Suez canal.
The president said he is also keen to promote values of tolerance, coexistence and acceptance of the other. (AFP/File)
January 22, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
The president stressed to the visiting parliamentary delegation the need for international cooperation to end extremism, which threatens all countries.
Syrian men walk in a cemetery in the rebel-held town of Douma, on the eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus, on Jan 9, 2017. (AFP/File)
January 22, 2017 - 11:36 GMT
Representatives from the Syrian government and opposition are set to meet Monday to reinforce a fragile cease-fire and put an end to the six-year deadlock in the country.
Anti-regime protesters have held demonstrations on an almost daily basis ever since the popular uprising began in Bahrain in February 2011. (AFP/File)
January 22, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
Bahraini police forces fired tear gas and rubber bullets at the protesters in several areas, including Sitra Island as well as the villages of Ma’ameer and Nuwaidrat.
Israelis march from the Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim to the controversial West Bank area known as E1 on February 13, 2014. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
January 22, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Israel's ultra-right Education Minister Naftali Bennett has been keen to introduce the bill, with its introduction having reportedly been delayed until the inauguration of Donald Trump as US president.
Downtown Beirut, Lebanon. (AFP/File)
January 22, 2017 - 09:08 GMT
The suspected bomber, who was wearing an explosive vest, was stopped as he attempted to enter the cafe and before he was able to detonate it.
Iraqi forces began a wide-ranging campaign to retake Mosul, which Daesh overran in mid-2014. (AFP/File)
January 22, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Daesh's militants were targets while seeking to cross the Tigris River to west Mosul as Iraqi security forces secured the city's eastern half.
Column of smoke billowing over Tripoli, Libya. (AFP/File)
January 22, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
The bomb went off on Saturday night in a street behind both of the embassies outside the country’s ministry of planning.
Members of the Iraqi counter-terrorism forces take position inside a room in the Oberoi hotel in the city of Mosul after its liberation from Daesh on January 21, 2017. (AFP/File)
January 22, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Iraqi government forces have registered more territorial gains in Mosul as they are battling in joint operations with volunteer fighters and Kurdish Peshmerga forces to push Daesh out of their last urban stronghold in the Arab country.
Illustrative photo of a French police officer and a soldier on patrol. (AFP/File)
January 22, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
France is concerned about the return of French extremists fighting for Daesh and Nusra Front in Syria and Iraq with all the security threat they represent.
Satellite image of the Rukban Syrian refugee encampment at the Jordanian berm on Jordan-Syria border. (File photo)
January 21, 2017 - 11:56 GMT
The camp is home to refugees and to opposition groups who are active against both the regime of Bashar Assad and the Daesh extremist militant group, and was targeted by bombings last year.
The activity included hanging up pictures of Trump with slogans rejecting his views which many have called divisive and racist. As activists began burning images of Trump, Israeli forces quickly arrived and attempted to expel them from the area, while threatening to use force on the activists. (AFP/File)
January 21, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
The protest was launched in order to raise warnings of the backlash that wil likely erupt both in Palestine and around the world if the new administration went through with the move.
This file photo taken on October 10, 2016 shows Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) speaking to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) as they attend a press conference in Istanbul (AFP/File)
January 21, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
The meeting was held in coordination with the Turkish co-guarantor of the cease-fire in Syria, the Syrian opposition's military delegation said in a statement.
Female soldiers talk next to a CV90 combat vehicle. (AFP/File)
January 21, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
In 2015 Danish Defense Minister Peter Christiansen pledged to accelerate efforts of Denmark's special forces, working within NATO, against the Daesh in the Middle East.