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March 18, 2017

Bahraini protesters run for cover from tear gas during clashes with police in the village of Sitra, south of the capital Manama, on January 29, 2016. (AFP)
09:07 GMT
Bahraini police have clashed with the thousands of demonstrators who had turned out for the funeral procession of an activist who died in regime custody.

March 23, 2017

A street in West Mosul during the government-led offensive to retake Iraq's second largest city from Daesh "Islamic State" on March 16, 2017. (AFP/ Aris Messinis)
17:00 GMT
More than 100 civilians were killed in a powerful explosion in a residential area of Mosul, Iraq, on Wednesday, an army officer and an activist said.
Syrian opposition forces near Raqqa, 2017. (AFP/ Delil Souleiman)
16:00 GMT
Deputy UN Special Envoy for Syria Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy met on Thursday separately with regime and opposition delegations ahead of the formal start of a fifth round of peace talks in Geneva.
Palestinian women, 2015. (AFP)
15:00 GMT
Disabled people and women in protective custody in Jordan are being abused, mistreated and even tortured, a new EU-backed study has found.
An armed policeman guards the Houses of Parliament in London. (AFP)
14:01 GMT
The assailant in London was a "soldier" of the extremist group Daesh, according to a statement from the group.
Palestinian children hold cutouts symbolizing the keys to houses left by Palestinians in 1948 as they take part in a rally on the eve of the 67th anniversary of the "Nakba Day" on May 14, 2015 in the West Bank city of Nablus. (AFP)
14:00 GMT
Police have reportedly refused to grant a permit for the upcoming “March of Return,” one of the annual events held by Arab Israelis to mark the Nakba — the “catastrophe” of the creation of the Jewish state.
Omar Barghouti. (AFP)
13:05 GMT
After Israel arrests BDS founder Omar Barghouti over accusations of tax evasion, the movement has said the government is trying to tarnish the image of Barghouti.
Egyptian forces have been battling an armed insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula since 2014. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
An Egyptian military spokesman also said that security forces killed 15 militants and arrested seven others during an operation.

March 17, 2017

Morocco's Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane, October 22, 2016. (AFP)
07:00 GMT
In a highly unusual move, Morocco's king ousted the designated prime minister in an effort to settle a five-month deadlock over forming a new government.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, left, greets the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al Sabah in Tehran on June 1, 2014 (AFP/Atta Kenare)
06:00 GMT
A message from Iran was delivered by its ambassador to Emir of Kuwait, representing a new episode in a series of enhancing intentions of Teheran to normalize its relations with Gulf States.

March 16, 2017

Vendors hunt for goods from under the rubble of their shops following an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition on the Yemeni capital Sanaa on 20 July 2015 (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
16:00 GMT
A leading human rights group has called on the United States not to approve pending weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, warning that such sales could implicate Washington in war crimes.
Syrian refugees are seen stranded at the Jordanian border. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
15:00 GMT
In June 2016, a car bomb attack on an army post near Rakban refugee camp killed seven Jordanian soldiers, prompting the immediate closure of the Kingdom’s northern and northeastern borders, which remained closed ever since.
Jordanian Ahlam al-Tamimi hosting a talk show interviewing a Hamas member. (File photo)
14:00 GMT
Ahlam Ahmad al-Tamimi assisted in a suicide bombing on a Sbarro restaurant that killed 15 people, and was allegedly conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction against US nationals.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry meets with Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, March 6, 2017. (NATO)
13:00 GMT
Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has issued a presidential decree establishing a diplomatic mission to NATO.
Patients wait for treatment in a hospital in eastern Aleppo during the siege of 2016. (AFP/File)
12:19 GMT
Patients suffering from chronic diseases requiring kidney dialysis have become among the most vulnerable as a result of supply shortages and medical facilities being targeted.
According to Deputy Chinese Foreign Minister Zhang Ming, the agreements cover a variety of issues, ranging from energy to space technology, but he did not provide further details. (AFP)
12:00 GMT
China hosts Saudi Arabia's King Salman in Beijing in an effort to strengthen economic and diplomatic ties.
The raid came in response to a shall fired from the Gaza Strip that landed in an area of southern Israel Saturday evening. (File/AFP)
11:00 GMT
Two sites in the Gaza Strip are struck by Israeli jets.