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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Would be immigrants wait to disembark in the port of Catania, on the island of Sicily on March 21, 2017 from the ship
March 21, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
Over 20,000 have made the dangerous sea crossing in the first three months of 2017.
Yemeni women hold placards at a protest outside the Saudi embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, on March 18, 2017. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
March 20, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Clashes between Saudi-backed Yemeni forces and Houthi rebels in northern Yemen have been escalating in recent days.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump looks meets with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi at the Plaza Hotel on September 19, 2016 in New York. (AFP Photo/Dominick Reuter)
March 20, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
The trip will be Sisi's first state visit to the United States since being elected president in 2014.
Bahraini protesters have clashed with police on a regular basis since an uprising in 2011. (AFP/File)
March 20, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
Last week, the Swiss ambassador to the UN expressed alarm over the kingdom's 'repression of civil society.'
Child refugees protest on the Greek island of Chios, April 3, 2016. (AFP/Louisa Gouliamaki)
March 19, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
The EU-Turkey deal has turned Greece into a testing ground for European Union policies that are eroding the rights of refugees and asylum seekers, humanitarian agencies warned on Friday.
The United Nations special envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed (AFP)
March 19, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen conducted a four-day visit to Europa during which he urged governments and the international community to promote a political settlement to the conflict and provide urgent humanitarian support.