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In this photograph taken on February 9, 2017, an Italian soldier from NATO's Resolute Support Mission (L) trains Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers at a Military Training centre on the outskirts of Herat. (AFP/Aref Karimi)
March 27, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
Qari Yasin, a prominent leader within the group, was behind multiple attacks including a 2008 bombing on a hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Yemenis protest against a Saudi-led coalition which supports various factions aligned with Yemen's internationally recognised government against Huthi rebels. (AFP)
March 26, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis took to the streets of the country's capital Sanaa on Sunday to protest against the Saudi-led coalition's ongoing military intervention.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks to the press prior to a meeting with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir at the State Department in Washington, DC, on March 23, 2017. (AFP/Nicholas Kamm)
March 26, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The visit later this week is also expected to touch on the subject of extraditing US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused by the Turkish government of orchestrating last year's attempted coup.
People walk past Turkey's upcoming referendum campaign posters reading
March 26, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Turkey recently reinstated the death penalty, likely to put an end to the country's bid to join the EU.
Over the past few years hundreds of thousands have attempted the perilous sea journey in hopes of reaching Europe. (AFP/File)
March 26, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Meanwhile, Spanish aid workers say they fear hundreds of migrants may have died off the coast of Libya.
Girls at the refugees camp of Nahr al-Bared in Lebanon on May 30, 2011. Many young girls in Lebonon are being forced into marriage in their early teens. (AFP)
March 25, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
A draft law to establish the legal age of marriage in Lebanon at 18 will be presented to Cabinet next week, following a workshop on the prevention of child marriage held Thursday at Parliament.
Hosni Mubarak 2016. (AFP)
March 25, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Egypt's ousted president Hosni Mubarak left a Cairo military hospitalon Friday where he had spent much of his six-year detention, his lawyer said.
In war-torn west Mosul, seized this week by Iraqi forces, hundreds of residents finally received food aid. (AFP/ Aris Messinis)
March 24, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
About 600,000 people remain in the areas of west Mosul held by Daesh the "Islamic State" group, including 400,000 who are "trapped" in the Old City under siege-like conditions, the UN said Thursday.
A Bahraini boy is arrested during clashes with riot police in the village of Daih, west of Manama on 19 June, 2014. (AFP)
March 24, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Three people were sentenced to death by Bahraini courts on Thursday, over bombings that targeted police patrols in a majority-Shia village, the state-run news agency reported.
Meeting of former Lebanese prime minister Saad al-Hariri (L) with Gen. Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi (R) in Cairo. (AFP)
March 24, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said that he called on President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to take part in training the Lebanese army; a request to which Sisi responded favorably on Wednesday.
Deteriorating humanitarian situation in Yemen. (AFP)
March 24, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Amnesty International on Thursday condemned the United States and Britain for transferring arms to Saudi Arabia to use in its war in Yemen.
A street in West Mosul during the government-led offensive to retake Iraq's second largest city from Daesh
March 23, 2017 - 18:00 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 - 16:00 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 - 13:00 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 - 11:00 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 - 07:00 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.