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Arab leaders pose for a group photo during the Arab League summit in the Jordanian Dead Sea resort of Sweimeh on March 29, 2017. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
March 30, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
The statement also supports toe restart of peace talks between Israel and Palestine and said relocating the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem was unacceptable.
The Israeli settlement of Givat Zeev near the West Bank city of Ramallah on Dec. 28, 2016.
(AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
March 30, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Several human rights organizations have exposed the complicity of four major French banks and an insurance company in financing Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (C) meets with representatives of Syria’s opposition in Moscow on January 27, 2017. (AFP)
March 30, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
The main opposition group at ongoing UN-backed Syria peace talks in Geneva met Russia’s deputy foreign minister on Wednesday.
Syrian government troops stand guard as rebel fighters and their families are evacuated by bus from Daraya outside Damascus, under a plan to end a brutal four-year siege (AFP/Youssef Karwashan)
March 29, 2017 - 16:57 GMT
Four besieged areas in Syria will be evacuated after a deal was brokered by Qatar and Iran, monitoring groups have said.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a speech during a press conference in Istanbul, February 10, 2017. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
March 29, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls for Arab unity and highlights the importance of a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict on Wednesday at the Arab Summit in Jordan.
Yemenis check a burning vehicle following a reported suicide car bombing in Huta, the capital of the southern province of Lahj, a bastion of Al-Qaeda militants, on March 27, 2017. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)
March 29, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
Saudi forces have intercepted dozens of missiles since the coalition entered conflict in 2015.
Smoke rises following an airstrike in western Mosul on March 6, 2017, during an offensive by Iraqi forces to retake the western parts of the city from Islamic State (IS) group.(AFP/Aris Messinis)
March 29, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
Coalition forces "probably" played a role in the deaths of numerous civilians during a recent airstrike in west Mosul, the US commander of the anti-Daesh "IS" coalition in Iraq said Tuesday.
Carlos the Jackal over the decades. (AFP)
March 29, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
A French court has given 'Carlos the Jackal' another life sentence for a grenade attack in Paris in 1974 that killed two people.
Jordan's King Abdullah II (2-R) speaks to Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (2-L) as Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi (R) stands behind them during the Arab League summit in the Jordanian Dead Sea resort of Sweimeh on March 29, 2017. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
March 29, 2017 - 13:46 GMT
Arab leaders are expected to address the multiple armed conflicts around the region and several resolutions related to the Palestinian cause.
Lower Saxony's Interior Minister Boris Pistorius holds the cover of a list with the names of alleged supporters of the Gulen movement that was handed over to Germany's Federal Intelligence Service (BND) by representatives of the Turkish intelligence service on March 28, 2017. (AFP/Hauke-Christian Dittrich)
March 29, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Erdogan's government had asked Berlin to help spy on about 300 alleged Gulen supporters living in Germany.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. (AFP)
March 29, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
In a sign of warming ties between the US and Egypt under President Trump, Egyptian President Sisi will make his first state visit to Washington in April.
The Israeli parliament, the Knesset. (AFP)
March 29, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
The Israeli culture minister Miri Regev has demanded an investigation into a Palestinian theatre in Haifa after its director refused to call a Palestinian who killed an Israeli soldier a "terrorist".
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 29, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Israeli pressure on aid agencies operating in Gaza has mounted steadily over the last two years.
Soldiers from the Rapid Response Division have captured Mosul's train station and its football stadium in recent days, as pressure has grown on the Iraqi military over civilian casualties.
March 29, 2017 - 09:03 GMT
The elite Ministry of Interior unit will continue to advance north, until Mosul's Old City is completely surrounded.
Israeli authorities have stepped up issuing demolition warrants for Palestinians in East Jerusalem. (File/AFP)
March 29, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Israeli authorities demolished two buildings under construction in occupied East Jerusalem.
There has never been a female member of the nine-member Supreme Court in Afghanistan. (File/AFP)
March 29, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Female judges have said a female appointment to the highest court would be a move towards a fairer justice system.