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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 28, 2016

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Avigdor Lieberman, the head of hardline nationalist party Yisrael Beitenu, are seen during a ceremony in which they signed a coalition agreement on May 25, 2016 at the Knesset. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
06:00 GMT
Only 26 percent, mostly self-described right-wingers, believe a diplomatic solution is on the way in Israel.

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.