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Italian navy rescuers help refugees to climb on to their boat in the Mediterranean. (AFP/Getty Images)
March 23, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
European and North African nations will step up military operations to target human traffickers in a bid to stymie migration flows, according to a deal reached on Monday.
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas (C-L) Palestinian chief negotiator, Saeb Erekat (2-L), Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Arabi (2-R) speak during a meeting of Arab foreign ministers, on May 28, 2016. (AFP /STRINGER)
March 22, 2017 - 18:00 GMT
The Palestinian cause will be granted huge attention in the coming Arab summit. The Palestinian Authority wishes to reformulate solutions and present them at the talks.
Jordan's top court rejected a Criminal Court decision to ease the jail term for two men who murdered their sister in the name of family
March 22, 2017 - 17:04 GMT
'We want to send a strong message to the people that killing women in the name of family honor will no longer be tolerated by our court and we chose Mother’s Day to send this message,' one of the judges said in a statement.
Kurdish YPG fighters in Syria. (AFP/File)
March 22, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
According to the US-backed YPG, the assault killed at least 10 civilians on the Syrian side.
London's Westminster Bridge and Houses of Parliament. (Shutterstock)
March 22, 2017 - 15:17 GMT
An assailant has been shot by armed police outside the Houses of Parliament in Britain's capital, London, after he stabbed a police officer inside the perimeter of the parliament building.
Archival image shows rubble from bombed-out buildings in the city of Raqqa, November 2014 (AFP)
March 22, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the US-led international coalition against the Islamic State [Daesh] bombed a school being used as a shelter, killing at least 33 civilians.
Libyan forces patrol in Benghazi in April (AFP)
March 22, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Video has emerged that appears to show forces commanded by Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar executing prisoners in Benghazi.
A view of Kuwait's parliament. (AFP)
March 22, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
A Kuwaiti politician has said that he wants to try to expel Israel from an international association of parliaments.
A smoke plume rises in Gaza City after a reported Israeli airstrike on March 18, 2017. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
March 22, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Local witnesses reported tank shelling and heavy shooting in the eastern border of the Gaza Strip.
The fighting has caused a humanitarian crisis. More than 350,000 have been displaced and the temporary camps are over flowing. (AFP)
March 22, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
Government forces are said to be edging towards the al-Nuri Mosque where Daesh declared their caliphate in 2014.
A woman places flowers at Brussels' international airport in Zaventem during a memorial ceremony to mark the first anniversary of the twin Brussels attacks on March 22, 2017. (Emmanuel Dunand)
March 22, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
The country has remained on high alert to potential attacks from home-grown militants.
Eyebrows have been raised by Trump's plan to slash 28 percent from the State Department's budget for diplomacy and foreign aid (AFP)
March 22, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Trump has ordered generals to create an accelerated strategy to 'eradicate' Daesh.
There is an estimated 12,000 strong UN peacekeeping force in South Sudan but it has been prevented from helping civilians. (AFP)
March 22, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
UN forces have been attacked by warring parties and prevented them from accessing vulnerable people who are in need of protection.
Turkey's President Erdogan accused Berlin of using
March 22, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
The decision comes ahead of a referendum on constitutional changes to boost the powers of Turkey’s president.
Smoke billows following a reported air strike in the rebel-held parts of the Jobar district, on the eastern outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus, on March 20, 2017. (AFP/Amer Almohibany)
March 22, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The move marks the first time the EU has blacklisted Syrian officials for the government’s alleged use of chlorine gas during the six-year conflict.
Passengers flying from several Middle Eastern countries will no longer be allowed to bring electronics larger than 16 cm in length on board with them. (Shutterstock)
March 21, 2017 - 17:06 GMT
Direct inbound flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia are affected by the new restrictions, amid fears of attacks.