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December 5, 2016

US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. (AFP/File)
08:58 GMT
Though Russia and the U.S. tout opposing narratives on Syria, both their policies resulted in the ongoing destruction in that country. Eventually, however, someone will have to shoulder the cost of rebuilding, writes Middle East expert Frederic C. Hof.
Syrian men carrying babies make their way through the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported airstrike in Aleppo, Syria. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
'Civil March For Aleppo’ initiative aims to stop bombings, provide humanitarian aid to Syrians.

December 7, 2016

Smoke billows from the southern suburbs of Aleppo during fighting between regime forces and rebel fighters on December 3, 2016. (AFP/George Ourfalian)
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Opposition fighters who refused to leave the area would be "eradicated," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

December 4, 2016

Syrian Ahmed H listens to the verdict at the Szeged town court on November 30, 2016. A Hungarian court jailed a Syrian man for 10 years for allegedly inciting a border riot by migrants last year, ruling it an "act of terror" and sparking outrage from rights groups. (AFP/Csaba Segesvari)
15:00 GMT
The man was handed a ten year jail sentence on charges of terrorism.
Demolitions of Palestinian structures and homes in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem have seen an unprecedented surge this year. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
According to the brothers, they had attempted to obtain a license from the Jerusalem municipality over the past two years, but all their efforts were rejected.

December 2, 2016

British Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson speaks at Chatham House in central London, on December 2, 2016. (AFP/Ben Stansall)
17:00 GMT
Johnson underscored the need for Syria to remain a united country, but said he could not 'see that happening under Assad.'

December 1, 2016

On Wednesday, Iraqi Special Forces wrested the control of the al-Shaqaq neighborhood from Daesh. (AFP/File)
11:59 GMT
The victims were heading to government security checkpoints along with their families when they were hit.

November 28, 2016

A picture shows the remains of the popular Nataf restaurant Rama's Kitchen on November 26, 2016. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
Firefighters evacuated eight Palestinians residing in the building before extinguishing the fire in the factory.

November 26, 2016

Israeli soldiers stand guard at the Qalandiya checkpoint. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
The Palestinian youth was shot after allegedly attempting to carry out a stabbing attack on a group of Israeli security officers.
US president-elect Donald Trump. (AFP/File)
13:45 GMT
The new U.S. president wants his Syrian counterpart to stay. Journalist Annia Ciezadlo explains what that’s going to mean for the nearly half of Syrian civilians who are stranded by war.

November 25, 2016

Israeli firefighters help extinguish a fire in the northern Israeli port city of Haifa on November 24, 2016. (AFP/Jack Guez)
09:00 GMT
Around 75,000 people were told to evacuate in Haifa - about a quarter of the population - as severe bush fires burn in and around Israel's third-largest city,
Egypt has been engaged in a high-scale security operation, dubbed "Martyr's Right," against militant positions in Northern Sinai since September 2015. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
The assailants were on board utility vehicles “laden with large amounts of explosives” and attacked the checkpoint late on Thursday.