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November 15, 2015

Jordanian King Abdullah II delivers a speech at the parliament, on the occasion of the third regular session in Amman on November 15, 2015. (AFP/ Khalil Mazraawi)
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Jordan's King Abdullah II has denounced extremism as the greatest threat to the region. He has also called upon Muslims to lead the fight by confronting extreme ideology during Sunday's speech.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu participates in a conversation at the Center for American Progress November 10, 2015 in Washington, DC. (AFP/Alex Wong)
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Israeli​ Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday drew links between Friday's West bank shooting that killed two Israeli settlers and the attacks on Paris that killed more than 120 people.
An unmanned aircraft has killed a dozen militants, including nine foreign nationals in the Afghanistan province of Nangarhar (AFP/File).
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A drone strike killed a dozen militants in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province on Sunday. Two Taliban leaders were among the slain rebels. No civilian casualties have been claimed.

November 18, 2015

Thousands of Yemeni citizens have been killed or wounded in the ongoing conflict. (AFP/Saleh al-Obeidi)
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Omani hospitals are treating hundreds of Yemenis wounded in the ongoing conflict in Yemen.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence, outside Moscow, on September 21, 2015. (AFP/File)
16:30 GMT
The two world leaders will meet for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris to discuss Syria at the end of the month.
Police secure the area as supporters leave the stadium after a friendly football match is called off in Hanover on November 17, 2015. (AFP/Odd Andersen)
18:00 GMT
Germany officials are investigating after a violent threat from Daesh prompted them to evacuate a football stadium late Tuesday.
One of the attackers reportedly wore a Daesh t-shirt. (AFP/File)
22:00 GMT
Three individuals claiming to be Daesh supporters stabbed a Jewish teacher in Marseille, French prosecutors said.
The peshmerga forces, an Iraqi-Kurdish militia active in northern Iraq, have become an important partner of Western governments fighting Daesh in the region. (AFP/File)
15:30 GMT
NPR reports of Yazidi retribution for injustice done while under Daesh control surface.
Egyptian President Sisi and Russian President Putin stand next to each other during joint military exercises. (AFP/File)
15:30 GMT
The presidents of Egypt and Russia had a phone call on Wednesday to discuss international cooperation against extremism.

November 21, 2015

"This is an important development because it shows that Islamic State is losing ground in areas near the Syrian-Turkish border," said expert Rami Abdel-Rahman. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Al Bawaba/File)
14:15 GMT
Syrian opposition rebels on Saturday regained two northern villages close to the Turkish border from Daesh, in a setback to the extremist militia
Hasna Aitboulahcen may have been a hostage or caught in crossfire, according to reports. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
The 26-year-old woman thought to be behind the Paris suicide bombing during a police raid could have been caught in crossfire, according to reports.

November 14, 2015

"We still differ on what happens to Bashar al-Assad," said US Secretary of State John Kerry. (Al Bawaba/File)
18:48 GMT
US Secretary of State John Kerry says a transitional government for Syria is to be set in six months’ time and elections in 18 months.
Syrian refugees approach Greece in a rubber boat. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
18:21 GMT
The owner of a Syrian passport found near the body of one of the Paris gunmen had passed through the Greek island of Leros last month


Hundreds of Palestinian minors remain in Israeli custody despite criticism from human rights groups. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
An eight-year-old Palestinian boy was handcuffed and blind-folded during his arrest by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank town of Hebron.

November 17, 2015

Slovenian soldiers build a razor wire fence on the Slovenian-Croatian border in Gibina, northeastern Slovenia, on November 11, 2015. (AFP/Jure Makovec)
19:19 GMT
Amnesty International said the practice of erecting border fences to deter migrants and refugees expands a range of human rights abuses.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu participates in a conversation at the Center for American Progress November 10, 2015 in Washington, DC. (AFP/Alex Wong)
13:30 GMT
A senior PLO official accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of exploiting the deadly attacks in Paris after he made a "misleading linkage" to the Israel-Palestine conflict.
US Secretary of State John Kerry addresses reporters following his meeting with the French President at the Elysee palace in Paris on November 17, 2015. (AFP/Dominique Faget)
13:23 GMT
US Secretary of State John Kerry said the possibility of a resolution to the Syrian conflict is closer than it has been for the last four and a half years.
Syrian refugees wait just after their arrival on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey, November 16, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
Some 19 US governors threatened to ban Syrian refugees from entering their states in wake of the deadly Paris attacks, which killed 129 people.
Boys aged from six to 16 take part in the military-style summer camp held by the Islamic Jihad Movement in Gaza. (AFP/File)
07:58 GMT
Israeli authorities Tuesday banned the Palestinian resistance group Islamic Movement, according to a press release.

November 12, 2015

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters monitor the area from their front line position in Bashiqa, a town 13 kilometres north-east of Mosul on August 16, 2014. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
18:00 GMT
Three Turkmen fighting under the umbrella of Iraq’s Shia Al-Hashd al-Shaabi militia were killed when Peshmerga forces opened fire on their vehicle. Officials blamed the incident on a lack of coordination.
Emergency personnel gather at the site of a twin suicide bombing in Burj al-Barajneh, in the southern suburbs of the capital Beirut on November 12, 2015. (AFP/Anwar Amro)
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Security sources reported 37 people dead and nearly 200 wounded in twin suicide bombings in the southern Beirut suburb of Ain al-Sikke.
America's unconditional support for Israel is driven by Israel's influence on the US electoral process. And now Tel Aviv has requested an increase in the overall size of the current military aid package from $3 billion to around $5 billion dollars a year. (AFP/File)
14:09 GMT
A Paul Larudee, co-founder of the Free Palestine Movement and a political activist from California, said that, "America's unconditional support for Israel is driven by it's influence on the US electoral process."
US President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hold a meeting in the White House. (AFP/Saul Loeb)
11:00 GMT
A US official confirms that US President Obama would not accept Netanyahu's push for the US to recognize Israeli rule over Golan Heights.
Barack Obama held talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the White House this week. (AFP/File)
08:43 GMT
Barack Obama appears to be giving Israel more leeway than any other US administration. Why is the American president failing to take action against the Jewish state?
Israeli fighter jets previously struck the occupied Golan Heights in October. (AFP/File)
06:30 GMT
Israeli fighter jets reportedly struck targets near Damascus airport, according to local media in the country.

November 24, 2015

US Secretary of State John Kerry holds a press conference with Benjamin Netanyahu during a meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem, November 24, 2015. (AFP/File)
12:17 GMT
US Secretary of State John Kerry said he fully supported Israel's right to 'self-defense' Tuesday amid ongoing violence between the Jewish state and Palestinians.

November 23, 2015

Egypt is considered to be at turning point, as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi faces economic issues, criticism for his repression of speech, and human rights violations. (AFP/File)
17:31 GMT
The second phase of elections in Egypt received a higher turnout than the infamous low attendance to voting in the first phase.

November 20, 2015

British Prime Minister David Cameron said the UN support could push for the UK parliament to approve airstrikes against Daesh. (AFP/File)
23:26 GMT
The UN Security Council called on all member states to intensify military efforts against Daesh following last week's Paris attacks.
A French soldier of Operation Sentinelle patrols near the National Library of France (BNF) in Paris, November 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
The body of a 26-year-old woman believed to be a suicide bomber during a police raid in Paris has been formally identified.

November 19, 2015

Israeli police gather at the site of a stabbing attack in Tel Aviv on November 19, 2015. (AFP/Jack Guez)
14:13 GMT
Two Israelis are dead and two others injured following a stabbing attack which took place inside of the Panorama building on Ben Tsavi street in the city.
A doctor checks schoolchildren for swine flu in nearby Oman, in 2009. (AFP/File)
13:30 GMT
Two people have died and schools are closing in a recent outbreak of swine flu in Kuwait.

November 16, 2015

A pro-government fighter walks down a road in the Syrian town of Arbid on the outskirts of Kweyris military airbase, in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, on November 12, 2015. (AFP/George Ourfalian)
14:59 GMT
The militants were members of an alliance of Syrian rebel groups, including Syrian al-Qaeda affiliate Nusra Front.
Palestinian protesters throw stones towards Israeli security forces during clashes at the entrance of the Palestinian town of Al-Bireh on the outskirts of Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, on November 13, 2015. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
09:30 GMT
Two Palestinian men were killed when clashes erupted in the Qalandiya refugee camp as Israeli forces entered to demolish the home of an alleged Palestinian attacker.

November 13, 2015

Mourners were reportedly chanting anti-American clogans during the burial. (euronews/Screenshot)
15:21 GMT
The body of Jordanian police shooter Anwar Abu Zaid was laid to rest Thursday.
Israeli security forces secure the area where a Palestinian woman was shot after she allegedly attempted to ram Israeli soldiers in the West Bank city of Hebron on November 6, 2015. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
14:05 GMT
Two Israeli settlers were shot dead and another injured in a shooting attack on their car.

November 11, 2015

A member of the Iraqi army patrolling the Ramadi highway in 2014. (AFP/File)
19:58 GMT
As the Iraqi army surrounds Ramadi, Daesh threatens to kill any resident who waves a white flag.
Footage taken from the Russian Defence Ministry's website, on October 15, 2015, purports to show airstrikes carried out by Russian force an Islamic State foothold in the Syrian province of Idlib (AFP/File)
13:19 GMT
Russian forces conducted 85 airstrikes in the massive aerial operation.