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Hunters shoot down seagulls that are attracted by the garbage at the Costa Brava dump, on January 14, 2017 near Beirut's International Airport. (AFP/Anwar Amro)
January 16, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
The Costa Brava landfill, located next to the Beirut airport, was temporarily closed after it posed a threat to aviation safety.
The plane had just passed Shiraz at 38,000 feet when the pilot decided to change course and head for Kuwait, rather than land in Iran. (AFP/File)
January 16, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
The pilot has requested an emergency landing at the Kuwait City airport after leaving Salalah, citing that a bomb scare as the reason for the move.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini. (AFP/File)
January 16, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The European Union (EU)’s top diplomat says the bloc will remain committed to and work to ensure the proper execution of a nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers.
Saudi Arabia's grand mufti, Abdul-Aziz ibn Abdullah Al ash-Sheikh. (AFP/File)
January 16, 2017 - 13:44 GMT
The Grand Mufti has a prestigious religious position in Saudi Arabia. He is the Mufti of all Muslin Sunnis around the world, since Saudi Arabia represents and leads all Muslims religiously.
Israel's Interior Ministry has stripped more than 20,000 Palestinians in Occupied Jerusalem of their residency since Israel annexed East Jerusalem in 1967. Historians and political analysts have likened the expulsion of Palestinians from their homes to ethnic cleansing. (AFP/File)
January 16, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Palestinians living on their land, who were not uprooted during the creation of the state of Israel in 1948, hold Israeli citizenship. They do not, however, enjoy equal rights, and complain that they are treated as second-class citizens.
Yemen has been racked by chaos since 2014, when the Houthis and their allies overran Sanaa and other parts of the country. (AFP/File)
January 16, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Ismail Ahmed is allegedly planned to meet with President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr and Foreign Minister Abdul-Malik al-Mikhlafi.
The 10 will reside temporarily in the Sultanate which considers the release of the prisoners a humanitarian issue. (AFP/File)
January 16, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
The 10 have been released from Guantanamo Bay and received by the Sultanate at the request of the US government, a senior official at the ministry said in a statement earlier today.
The controversy surrounding the Red Sea islands conceals a much more important struggle between Egypt's judiciary and Sisi's regime. (AFP/File)
January 16, 2017 - 10:31 GMT
Opposition lawyers chanted "Long live Egypt" and sung the national anthem after the court handed down its verdict.
Palestinians protest against the ongoing electricity crisis in Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip on January 12, 2017. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
January 16, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
The funds will go to cover the costs of fuel needed to operate the Gaza Strip's only power plant for more than eight hours a day.
The site where a cargo plane crashed in Bishkek. (Twitter)
January 16, 2017 - 09:10 GMT
The aircraft on a flight from Hong-Kong to Bishkek crashed during a landing approach due to bad weather conditions.
This file photo taken on January 2, 2015 shows a Bahraini protester taking cover behind a garbage container during clashes with riot police following a demonstration. (AFP/Mohamed al-Sheikh)
January 16, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Clashes between police and protesters continued into the night.
The Iraqi military, backed up by US airstrikes, is fighting to retake Mosul from Daesh militants who captured the city in 2014. (AFP/File)
January 16, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Markets are back selling food as people venture out onto the streets and repairs are being carried out.
US Secretary of State John Kerry (2nd L) gestures next to Russian Ambassador to France Alexander Orlov (L) and European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini as they take part with other representatives during the Mideast peace conference in Paris on January 15, 2017. (AFP/Bertrand Guay)
January 16, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Around half a million Palestinians still reside in Lebanon, most of them living below the poverty line.
Syrian civil defense volunteers carry a wounded man following a reported airstrike by government forces, in the Syrian town of Binnish, on the outskirts of Idlib, on January 12, 2017. (AFP/Omar Haj Kadour)
January 16, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Violence has continued in the Wadi Barada region west of Damascus.
Bahraini protesters take cover from tear gas during clashes with police following a demonstration on February 13, 2015, to mark the fourth anniversary of the Arab Spring-inspired uprisings in 2011. (AFP/File)
January 16, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
Protesters blocked roads to Shia villages with burning tires, while police retaliated with tear gas.
US Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and France's Foreign Minister Jean Marc Ayrault at a press conference after a meeting in Paris on December 10, 2016. (AFP/Patrick Kovarik)
January 15, 2017 - 17:00 GMT
They are not expecting any diplomatic breakthroughs.