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The two-day event, dubbed
February 26, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
The conference was attended by more than 5,000 people.
A series of suicide bombings hit Homs Saturday targeting Syrian government security personnel. (Twitter)
February 26, 2017 - 09:41 GMT
The army’s retaliation comes shortly after a series of attacks by al-Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat Fatah al-Sham that claimed dozens of lives.
A Syrian government forces member mans a checkpoint at the President square in Homs, the country's third city, on February 25, 2017 as security measures were tightened following a number of suicide attacks. (AFP/Stringer)
February 26, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
The attack was claimed by al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, which is not party to the ongoing peace negotiations in Geneva.
Until the July 2013 ouster of Egyptian president Muhammad Morsi, tunnels connecting the Gaza Strip to Egypt provided a vital lifeline for the small Palestinian territory. (AFP/File)
February 26, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The Civil Defense pointed out that the tunnel was blown up last week by Egyptian authorities, adding that the workers were attempting to renovate the tunnel again.
Al-Qiq was one of a number of prominent Palestinian hunger strikers in 2016, who included the Balboul brothers who went without food for 77 and 79 days, Malik al-Qadi for 68 days, Bilal Kayid for 71 days. (AFP/File)
February 25, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Al-Qiq declared a hunger strike for the second time on Feb. 6 after being sentenced to administrative detention -- an Israeli policy of internment without charge or trial based on undisclosed evidence and used almost exclusively against Palestinians.
Even as the new UN talks began, the death toll in a suicide bombing near the Syrian town of Al-Bab rose to 51, the latest atrocity in a six-year war which has killed more than 310,000 people. (AFP/File)
February 25, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The UN sought on Friday to get a new round of Syrian peace talks off the ground, but there were few signs of progress amid dozens more civilian deaths.
Responsibility for the Saturday attacks was later claimed by the al-Nusra Front group.(AFP/File)
February 25, 2017 - 09:52 GMT
Simultaneous bombings have targeted separate areas across the western Syria city of Homs, claiming a total of 42 lives.
Jordanian women shout slogans as they protest in Amman on January 25, 2014. (AFP/File)
February 25, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Jordanians took to the streets to demand the government resign after the cabinet imposed a new sales tax on telecoms use, bread, fuel, cigarettes and fizzy drinks.
Turkey-backed Syrian opposition fighters take position during their advance in the city of Al-Bab, 30 km from the Syrian city of Aleppo. (AFP/File)
February 25, 2017 - 06:24 GMT
A suicide bomber detonated the vehicle outside a Syrian rebel command centre in Suesian, north of al-Bab city.
De Mistura is due to hold meetings on Friday with the delegations. He says it would be his
February 24, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
Describing the negotiations as an uphill task, the UN's special envoy called for a joint effort.
The incident comes a day after Turkish-backed rebels claimed full control of the city from the Daesh extremist militia. (AFP/File)
February 24, 2017 - 09:52 GMT
The incident comes a day after Turkish-backed rebels claimed full control of the city from the Daesh extremist militia.
A Palestinian family, whose house was demolished by Israeli bulldozers, walk past a tent on April 21, 2015 in the southern West Bank. (AFP/File)
February 24, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
“Khan al-Ahmar is one of the most vulnerable communities in the West Bank, struggling to maintain a minimum standard of living in the face of intense pressure from the Israeli authorities to move to a planned relocation site.”
Russian President, Vladimir Putin. (AFP/File)
February 23, 2017 - 13:36 GMT
Russia began a bombing campaign in Syria in September 2015 in support of President Bashar al-Assad.
The Syrian town of Deraa, which has seen intensified shelling and aerial bombardment, is just a few kilometers away from Jordan's border town of Ramtha. (AFP/File)
February 23, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Jordan's Ministry of Education announced that government and private schools would temporarily be closed as a result of the heavy clashes going on in Deraa.
King Abdullah II of Jordan and Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. (File photo)
February 23, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
The comments come as the US has seemingly pivoted away from the two-state solution.
A Palestinian boy sits on the rubble of a destroyed building following an Israeli air strike in the center of Gaza City on July 22, 2014. (AFP/file)
February 23, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Five European parliamentarians said Wednesday that Israeli authorities had prevented them from entering the Gaza Strip.