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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)
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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)
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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 27, 2015

Ali al-Nimr was 17 when handed a death sentence for protesting against the Saudi government. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
Amnesty International said the kingdom intends to execute some 55 people for alleged "terrorist crimes".
A Palestinian protester is carried away by medics after being injured during clashes with Israeli security forces near the West Bank town of Betunia, November 27, 2015. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT
Dozens of Palestinian protesters Friday were shot and injured by Israeli soldiers during clashes across the West Bank and Gaza.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu reads the government's program during a session of the Turkish Parliament in Ankara, November 25, 2015. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said discussions were necessary with Russia in a bid to ease tensions after a Russian Sukhoi Su-24M was shot down on the border with Syria.

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 28, 2015

Most of the casualties in the latest wave of bombing on Raqqa occurred from strikes targeting the Daesh-controlled Heten School. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
08:39 GMT
A new wave of airstrikes targeting the Syrian city of Raqqa killed at least eight people, including five children.
According to a report, about 80 Syrian asylum seekers were forced to leave Turkey and return to Syria. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Al Bawaba/File)
09:20 GMT
Amnesty International has slammed Turkey for expelling dozens of Syrian refugees to their war-stricken country, saying the move is in violation of international law.

November 25, 2015

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.
US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) meets with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas upon his arrival to the West Bank city of Ramallah on November 24, 2015. (AFP/Jacquelyn Martin)
09:30 GMT
US Secretary of State John Kerry met with Netanyahu hours before joining the Palestinian President in Ramallah as part of his Middle East tour.
Austrian teens Samra Kesinovic (left), and her friend Sabina Selimovic married Daesh militants shortly after arriving in Syria. (Facebook)
08:02 GMT
Austrian teen Samra Kesinovic, who fled to Syria and married a Daesh fighter was reportedly beaten to death for attempting to flee the militant group's stronghold of Raqqa.

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.


US Republican Senator John McCain (L) and Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (R). (AFP/Gianluigi Guercia)
09:00 GMT
Republican senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham urged Obama to send 10,000 troops to both Iraq and Syria to fight Daesh.

November 29, 2015

Palestinians rush to help a demonstrator, wounded in the eye, during clashes with Israeli security forces following a demonstration against Israeli occupation, in the Palestinian town of al-Bireh on the outskirts of Ramallah in the West Bank, on November 29, 2015. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
18:30 GMT
Israeli forces fired live ammunition as a means of crowd dispersal, injuring at least 12 Palestinians.
Dream Radio journalists check their ransacked office after Israeli forces raided the station. (AFP/Hazem Bader)
10:00 GMT
Dream Radio in Hebron was raided and closed by Israeli forces - the third Palestinian radio station closed in November.

November 26, 2015

Palestinian relatives and friends carry the body of 21-year-old Yahya Taha, who was killed during clashes with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank village of Qatanna, during his funeral on November 26, 2015. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
17:13 GMT
This is the third Palestinian shot and killed today during clashes with Israeli forces in al-Arrub refugee camp, located in northern Hebron.
Russia announced its intention to deploy its most hi-tech missile defense system in Latakia. (
17:00 GMT
A US official said the US military is concerned about the deployment of Russia S-400 missile defense system in the Syrian province of Latakia.
Muslim women protest about France’s decision to ban the veil. (AFP/File)
16:30 GMT
A Muslim social worker filed a lawsuit after she was fired from her job for wearing hijab. However, the court ruled in favor of the employer.
Palestinians carry a wounded friend during fighting in the West Bank on October 30. (AFP/File)
08:45 GMT
A Palestinian was shot in the head by IDF forces early Thursday, marking 100 Palestinians killed in the current wave of fighting.

November 24, 2015

Migrants from Africa often pass through Egypt's Sinai desert to reach Israel. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT
On Monday Egyptian border guards killed five Sudanese nationals who were attempting to cross into Israel.
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.