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January 11, 2017

Jackson celebrated her newborn son’s birth with a bloody animal sacrifice. (File photo)
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Jackson celebrated her newborn son’s birth with a bloody animal sacrifice.
Algeria is this week celebrating Berber New Year, but it is not an official holiday (Wikimedia Commons)
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Social media has been filled with colorful pictures of the traditional celebrations.

January 14, 2017

Migrant families walk along a railway track near the border village Roszke, at the Hungarian-Serbian border on August 25, 2015. (AFP/Attila Kisbenedek)
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A member of fiercely anti-immigrant Prime Minister Viktor Orban's cabinet, Szijjarto said his country's position "not to allow illegal transit" of migrants has been clear from the start.

January 13, 2017

PM Benjamin Netanyahu is accompanied by PMO Director-General Eli Groner to weekly cabinet meeting. (AFP/File)
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Recent UN resolution could lead to ‘troubling policies,’ Eli Groner acknowledges, but countries need to decide what’s in their best interest, ‘to be with Israel, or without Israel.’

January 10, 2017

The Turkish flag was raised at a Lebanese basketball match on Sunday (Facebook)
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The incident has stirred tensions on social media.

January 8, 2017

Carlos Queiroz
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Iran's football federation (FFI) has rejected the resignation of national team coach Carlos Queiroz and wants to keep him on the job, news reports said on Sunday.
Sana Ahmed Nabil Ali al-Mursi, center, has impressed audiences with renditions of Umm Kulthum's songs - who happens to be her relative. (YouTube)
06:00 GMT
Sana al-Mursi discovered her talent for singing at the tender age of seven.

January 7, 2017

Khalid Hamdan, a psychologist, agrees that society needs to be more caring and supportive of AIDS patients. (File photo)
21:00 GMT
Majid, a shy and soft-spoken man, is one of an estimated 1,679 people living in Oman with AIDS/HIV, according to new figures released by the Ministry of Health.

January 4, 2017

President of Lebanon, Michel Aoun. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
Amine Bakri, 56, was shot dead by gunmen near his workplace Sunday in the Angolan capital Luanda.
Frida Kahlo, self portrait. (File photo)
07:00 GMT
In his latest project, photographer Ahmed Mahrous decided to revive Kahlo’s spirit through a group of photos in which he captured her outstanding features in an artistic way.

January 3, 2017

Israeli forces stand next to the body of a Palestinian who was shot dead following an alleged attempt to stab Israeli border police, at a checkpoint near the Israeli settlement of Har Homa in the occupied West Bank. (AFP/File)
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“It’s not just about potentially rogue soldiers, but also about senior Israeli officials who publicly tell forces to unlawfully shoot to kill.”