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May 22, 2016

Rebel fighters fill bags with rubble from destroyed buildings they will use to strengthen a front-line position in a rebel-held area of Daraa, southern Syria, on May 18, 2016. (AFP/Mohammed Abazeed)
17:00 GMT
Individuals have perished in Syrian government jails due to torture, 'horrible' conditions, lack of medication and food during five years of war.
A displaced Iraqi collects boxes of food donated by the World Food Program. (AFP/File)
12:06 GMT
At least 125 United Nations member states to gather in Istanbul on Monday and Tuesday.

May 26, 2016

Afghan police on patrol in Herat, near the Afghanistan-Iran border, in 2012. (AFP/File)
10:17 GMT
Iran and Afghanistan met on the sidelines of the International Security Conference to discuss strengthening their ties.

May 24, 2016

The security council says granting passports to married and unmarried women would reduce problems they face while traveling. (Shutterstock)
07:30 GMT
The discussion comes after deciding to allow women to have their own national ID cards and to give them a copy of their own marriage contracts.

May 18, 2016

Israeli soldiers look on during a crackdown on Palestinian Birzeit University students outside the Ofer prison near Ramallah on 13 February 2012. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
Local sources in the northernmost West Bank district of Jenin told Ma'an that Israeli troops raided the city of Jenin and detained Hamas member and former Palestinian Minister of Prisoners' Affairs Wasfi Qabaha from his home.
Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) exit a news conference concerning the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), on Capitol Hill, May 17, 2016, in Washington, DC. (AFP/Getty Images/Drew Angerer)
11:03 GMT
President Obama has promised to veto the bill and it still has to be approved by Congress.

May 17, 2016

United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, addressed the press on May 15, 2016 about the progress of the Yemen peace talks. (AFP/Yasser Al-Zayyat)
16:00 GMT
The Yemeni government delegation withdrew from peace talks in Kuwait, citing Houthis' lack of cooperation with UN resolutions.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, US Secretary of State John Kerry and UN Special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura attend talks on Syria on May 17, 2016 in Vienna. (AFP/Dieter Nagl)
14:30 GMT
Multiple countries sent diplomats to Vienna to discuss reviving the stalled Syria peace talks.

May 16, 2016

A general view showing the destruction in the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital. (AFP/File)
11:43 GMT
Some 12,000 people, including 3,000 children, have reportedly been trapped in the besieged Palestinian refugee camp of Khan al-Shih near Damascus, amid heavy shelling, barrel bombs, and sniper fire that bombarded the area in recent days, international aid organization Save the Children reported on Friday.

May 14, 2016

Armed settlers overlook a Palestinian village south of Nablus during confrontations following the setting on fire of Palestinian-owned fields on Jan. 1, 2010. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
11:53 GMT
Emad Abu Shamsiya, a coordinator for Human Rights Defenders, told Ma'an settlers attacked the house of Riyad Abu Hazza and beat his wife as settlers sprayed his daughter with pepper spray and caused her to faint.