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Man holds his child as they wait to cross at Erez between Gaza and Israel earlier this year. (AFP/File)
January 23, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Israeli authorities had denied Ahmad Hassan Shubeir from Gaza City, permission to cross into Israel to receive life-saving medical treatment from a hospital.
Palestinian labourers work at a construction site in a new housing project in the Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim, east of Jerusalem, on January 22, 2017. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
January 23, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
The bill would retroactively legalize 4,000 settlers' homes built on private Palestinian land.
A view of Astana's Rixos President Hotel, the place that will host Syria peace talks, in Astana, on January 22, 2017. (AFP/Kiril Kudryatsev)
January 23, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Syrian government and opposition representatives are expected to discuss expanding the ceasefire and humanitarian issues.
Smoke billows behind a building following a reported air strike by the Saudi-led coalition in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on January 22, 2017. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
January 23, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
If confirmed, it would be the first such attack of the Trump presidency.
Palestinian protesters hold placards during a demonstration east of Jerusalem against US President-elect Donald Trump. (AFP/File)
January 23, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The statement argued that the Israeli government's appeals to a "racist" far-right Israeli public, by "refusing peace" and insisting on the continuation of the illegal occupation of the Palestinian territory, was indicative of an "internal political crisis," which would only escalate tensions in the region.
Now embattled Yemeni President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, pictured here speaking during the Arab League summit in Egypt's Red Sea. (AFP/File)
January 23, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
Egypt is part of the Saudi-led coalition that began in March 2015 against the Iran-backed Houthi rebels, who have seized large parts of Yemen.
Donald Trump has vowed to move the US Embassy building in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
January 22, 2017 - 18:57 GMT
Palestinians say an embassy move would kill any prospect for peace. Relocating America's diplomatic HQ to Jerusalem would represent a major break with policy.
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.