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Iraqi firemen work at four-star Capitol Hotel in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on February 5, 2016. (AFP/Safin Hamed)
February 06, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
"Until now, 17 people died, among them 14 foreign nationals, the majority from the Philippines," a spokesman said.
Syrians fleeing the northern embattled city of Aleppo wait on February 5, 2016 in Bab-Al Salama, next to the city of Azaz, northern Syria. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
February 06, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Syrian civilians are fleeing Aleppo province as the Syrian army and its allies continue their offensive in the region.
Mourners carry the coffin of Mohammed Hijazi, a member of Lebanon's Hezbollah who was killed in combat alongside Syrian government forces in Syria, during his funeral on February 1, 2016. (AFP/File)
February 05, 2016 - 18:48 GMT
Hezbollah commander Haidar Fariz Merhi was killed alongside Syrian army
Israeli security forces stand next to a stretcher carrying the body of Haitham al-Bau as they hand over the body to members of the Palestinian Red Crescent on February 5, 2016. (AFP/Hazem Bader)
February 05, 2016 - 18:00 GMT
Fourteen-year-old Haitham Ismail al-Baw was shot and killed by Israeli forces after allegedly throwing a petrol bomb.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) shakes hand with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu after their meeting on October 18, 2015. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
February 05, 2016 - 17:00 GMT
Merkel’s unexpected visit comes amid growing worries in Ankara over a new refugee influx from Syria.
Egyptian security stand guard outside the Zeinhom morgue in Cairo, where the body of Giulio Regeni, a 28-year-old Italian graduate student, is being held on February 4, 2016. (AFP/Mohamed el-Shahed)
February 05, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
The body of Italian national Giulio Regeni, discovered Thursday, showed signs of torture.
Lebanese parliamentarians have failed to elect a president since May 2014. (AFP/File)
February 05, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim made the comments in his monthly column.
A member of the Israeli border police aims during clashes with Palestinian protestors in the  town of Qabatiya, near Jenin  on February 4, 2016 (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
February 05, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
The Jenin-district village of Qabatiya has been sealed by Israeli forces since late Wednesday.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. (AFP/File
February 05, 2016 - 13:30 GMT
Russian airstrikes in Syria are "undermining the efforts to find a political solution to the conflict," Stoltenberg said.
Government forces chat near a tank near the Shia villages of Nabbul and Zahra in Syria's northern Aleppo province which have been under siege by Daesh for three years on February 2, 2016. (AFP/George Ourfalian)
February 05, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
MENA economic growth was just 2.6 percent in 2015, due largely to armed conflict and cheap oil.
Police officers escort a man who was arrested in a flat during a raid on February 4, 2016 in Berlin. (AFP/Odd Andersen)
February 05, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
According to a German newspaper, some of the tips were dismissed as untruthful defamation.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg presents the 2015 NATO annual report during a press conference in Brussels, January 28, 2016. (AFP/Emmanuel Dunand)
February 05, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
Jens Stoltenberg said that Russian strikes are targeting mainly rebel groups and put NATO member Turkey at risk.
It is estimated that $8 billion is needed over the next two years to support Jordan as a host community for refugees. (AFP/File)
February 05, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
The plan outlines better access to European markets and job creation for Jordanians and Syrians.
Finland expects to expel around 20,000 of the 32,000 asylum seekers it received in 2015, the country's interior ministry said on January 28, 2016. (AFP/Jussi Nukari)
February 05, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
All 80 people in the building, about half of them children, managed to escape unharmed.
A Syrian man comforts a boy amid the rubble of buildings following a reported airstrike on the rebel-held neighborhood of al-Kalasa in Aleppo, on February 4, 2016. (AFP/Thaer Mohammed)
February 05, 2016 - 08:30 GMT
Ahmet Davutoglu says tens of thousands are now headed to Turkey as a result of airstrikes on the city of Aleppo.
Mohammed al-Qiq, an imprisoned Palestinian journalist who has been on hunger strike for 72 days, says he has rejected Israel's decision to temporarily suspend his administrative detention. (AFP/File)
February 05, 2016 - 07:49 GMT
An Israeli court ruled to temporarily suspend his detention without trial, saying his sentence would continue once his health improved.