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A street in West Mosul during the government-led offensive to retake Iraq's second largest city from Daesh
March 23, 2017 - 17:00 GMT
More than 100 civilians were killed in a powerful explosion in a residential area of Mosul, Iraq, on Wednesday, an army officer and an activist said.
Syrian opposition forces near Raqqa, 2017. (AFP/ Delil Souleiman)
March 23, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Deputy UN Special Envoy for Syria Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy met on Thursday separately with regime and opposition delegations ahead of the formal start of a fifth round of peace talks in Geneva.
Palestinian women, 2015. (AFP)
March 23, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
Disabled people and women in protective custody in Jordan are being abused, mistreated and even tortured, a new EU-backed study has found.
An armed policeman guards the Houses of Parliament in London. (AFP)
March 23, 2017 - 14:01 GMT
The assailant in London was a "soldier" of the extremist group Daesh, according to a statement from the group.
Palestinian children hold cutouts symbolizing the keys to houses left by Palestinians in 1948 as they take part in a rally on the eve of the 67th anniversary of the
March 23, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Police have reportedly refused to grant a permit for the upcoming “March of Return,” one of the annual events held by Arab Israelis to mark the Nakba — the “catastrophe” of the creation of the Jewish state.
Omar Barghouti. (AFP)
March 23, 2017 - 13:05 GMT
After Israel arrests BDS founder Omar Barghouti over accusations of tax evasion, the movement has said the government is trying to tarnish the image of Barghouti.
Police officers patrol during rush hour at Victoria station in central London on March 23, 2017. (AFP/Daniel Leal-Olivas)
March 23, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Police say the suspect acted alone but was inspired by other international extremist attacks.
Palestinian Mohammed Halabi (C), the Gaza director of World Vision, a major US-based Christian NGO, looks on during his indictment at a district court in the southern Israeli city of Beersheva on August 4, 2016. (AFP/Dudu Grunshpan)
March 23, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
Australia suspended funding to World Vision after allegations were made by the Israeli government that the NGO was funneling millions of taxpayer dollars to Hamas.
A man pulls a cart in front of a huge portrait of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Taksim Square in Istanbul on March 15, 2017. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
March 23, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Once angling to win EU membership, Turkey's president now appears bent on poisoning the relationship, distancing the country from Europe just weeks before the referendum that may give Erdogan even more power.
A Daesh militant in Raqqa, Syria (AFP)
March 23, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
The last functioning hospital in Syria's Raqqa is only treating Daesh fighters, leaving civilians without any access to healthcare, activists say.
An armed police officer stands guard in Parliament Square, opposite the Houses of Parliament in central London. (AFP/Daniel Leal-Olivas)
March 23, 2017 - 08:01 GMT
An attack in the heart of London has left five people dead, including the attacker, and 40 wounded, according to police.
Yemeni women at the scene of an airstrike, March 18 (AFP)
March 23, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Leading human rights group Amnesty International has crticized the US and UK for the "shameful contradiction" of providing aim to Yemen while supplying arms to Saudi Arabia, which has been bombing the country for two years.
Members of Hamas. (AFP/Fayez Nureldine)
March 23, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Hamas has drafted a new political programme it hopes will improve ties with neighbouring Egypt and the West, and present a more moderate image that could get it removed from Western "terrorism lists".
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.