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March 22, 2017

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas (C-L) Palestinian chief negotiator, Saeb Erekat (2-L), Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Arabi (2-R) speak during a meeting of Arab foreign ministers, on May 28, 2016. (AFP /STRINGER)
18:00 GMT
The Palestinian cause will be granted huge attention in the coming Arab summit. The Palestinian Authority wishes to reformulate solutions and present them at the talks.
People leave flowers at a make-shirt memorial following a commemorative march at La Bourse in Brussels on March 22, 2017 as Belgium marks the first anniversary of the twin Brussels attacks by Islamic extremists. (AFP/Thierry Roge)
17:12 GMT
One year after residents of the Brussels suburb of Molenbeek were found to be involved in two of the deadliest attacks on European soil, analysts warn that the Belgian government needs to tackle the root causes of local frustrations.
Jordan's top court rejected a Criminal Court decision to ease the jail term for two men who murdered their sister in the name of family "honor." (File photo)
17:04 GMT
'We want to send a strong message to the people that killing women in the name of family honor will no longer be tolerated by our court and we chose Mother’s Day to send this message,' one of the judges said in a statement.
Kurdish YPG fighters in Syria. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT
According to the US-backed YPG, the assault killed at least 10 civilians on the Syrian side.
London's Westminster Bridge and Houses of Parliament. (Shutterstock)
15:17 GMT
An assailant has been shot by armed police outside the Houses of Parliament in Britain's capital, London, after he stabbed a police officer inside the perimeter of the parliament building.
Archival image shows rubble from bombed-out buildings in the city of Raqqa, November 2014 (AFP)
15:00 GMT
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the US-led international coalition against the Islamic State [Daesh] bombed a school being used as a shelter, killing at least 33 civilians.
Libyan forces patrol in Benghazi in April (AFP)
14:00 GMT
Video has emerged that appears to show forces commanded by Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar executing prisoners in Benghazi.
A view of Kuwait's parliament. (AFP)
13:00 GMT
A Kuwaiti politician has said that he wants to try to expel Israel from an international association of parliaments.
A smoke plume rises in Gaza City after a reported Israeli airstrike on March 18, 2017. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
12:00 GMT
Local witnesses reported tank shelling and heavy shooting in the eastern border of the Gaza Strip.
The fighting has caused a humanitarian crisis. More than 350,000 have been displaced and the temporary camps are over flowing. (AFP)
11:00 GMT
Government forces are said to be edging towards the al-Nuri Mosque where Daesh declared their caliphate in 2014.
A woman places flowers at Brussels' international airport in Zaventem during a memorial ceremony to mark the first anniversary of the twin Brussels attacks on March 22, 2017. (Emmanuel Dunand)
10:00 GMT
The country has remained on high alert to potential attacks from home-grown militants.
Eyebrows have been raised by Trump's plan to slash 28 percent from the State Department's budget for diplomacy and foreign aid (AFP)
09:00 GMT
Trump has ordered generals to create an accelerated strategy to 'eradicate' Daesh.
There is an estimated 12,000 strong UN peacekeeping force in South Sudan but it has been prevented from helping civilians. (AFP)
08:00 GMT
UN forces have been attacked by warring parties and prevented them from accessing vulnerable people who are in need of protection.
Turkey's President Erdogan accused Berlin of using "Nazi" tactics after German authorities cancelled several rallies. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
The decision comes ahead of a referendum on constitutional changes to boost the powers of Turkey’s president.
Smoke billows following a reported air strike in the rebel-held parts of the Jobar district, on the eastern outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus, on March 20, 2017. (AFP/Amer Almohibany)
06:00 GMT
The move marks the first time the EU has blacklisted Syrian officials for the government’s alleged use of chlorine gas during the six-year conflict.

March 21, 2017

Passengers flying from several Middle Eastern countries will no longer be allowed to bring electronics larger than 16 cm in length on board with them. (Shutterstock)
17:06 GMT
Direct inbound flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia are affected by the new restrictions, amid fears of attacks.
Would be immigrants wait to disembark in the port of Catania, on the island of Sicily on March 21, 2017 from the ship "Aquarius" following a rescue operation in the Mediterranean sea, where some 946 would be immigrants have been rescued. (AFP/Giovanni Isolino)
15:00 GMT
Over 20,000 have made the dangerous sea crossing in the first three months of 2017.
A Hezbollah rally in Lebanon. (AFP)
14:00 GMT
The Chief of Israel's army has said that the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah killed their own commander in Syria.
A tourist photographs a sign painted on a wall in the occupied West Bank town of Bethlehem on June 5, 2015, calling to boycott Israeli products. (AFP)
13:00 GMT
Israeli police arrest one of the founders of a Palestinian protest movement for alleged tax avoidance.
An African Union soldier from Uganda looks out over Mogadishu's harbor. [AFP]
12:00 GMT
Turkey announces that it will increase its military presence in Somalia with the construction of a 300-hectare military base in Mogadishu.
Ahmed Mansoor. (AFP)
11:18 GMT
A human rights defender arrested by the government of the United Arab Emirates has been accused of "promoting sectarian hatred."
The meeting touched on the general developments in Palestinian territories, the expansion of Israeli settlements, and the failure of the peace process. (AFP)
10:00 GMT
Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Cairo on Sunday to meet with President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi.
Last week, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq Lise Grande warned that the UN lacked sufficient resources to contain the anticipated exodus. (AFP)
09:00 GMT
The UN expects the exodus of a further 400,000 people from western Mosul as a result of the army’s ongoing anti-Daesh offensive in the city.
The Council also criticised General Hafter's call to 'liberate' Tripoli from the west Libyan Government of National Accord. (AFP)
08:00 GMT
President Fayaz al-Serraj has spoken out against the risk of repression, tyranny and dictatorship.
Kurdish troops in Syria. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Kurdish forces in northern Syria have said that they will be trained by the Russian military.
Lebanese women protest the trash crisis in Beirut. (AFP/Patrick Baz)
06:00 GMT
Nine Lebanese protesters accused of offences in connection with an October 2015 protest have had their trials transferred from military to civilian courts.

March 20, 2017

The aftermath of a previous car bomb in Najaf. [AFP]
18:07 GMT
A car bombing in Iraq's capital, Baghdad, that killed at least 13 people has been claimed by Daesh.
Human rights advocate Ahmed Mansoor. (AFP)
17:00 GMT
Emirati human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor was arrested in the early hours of 20 March, and is at risk of torture, according to rights groups.
Faezeh Hashemi was sentenced for allegedly "spreading lies against the judiciary" in Iran. (AFP)
16:00 GMT
The daughter of a former Iranian President has been jailed for six months for 'spreading lies against the judiciary.'
School-aged children receive a modicum of education in disused buildings. (File/Photo)
15:00 GMT
Idlib has been branded 'tent city' due to the hundreds of thousands of displaced civilians residing there in temporary shelters.
Yemeni women hold placards at a protest outside the Saudi embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, on March 18, 2017. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
14:00 GMT
Clashes between Saudi-backed Yemeni forces and Houthi rebels in northern Yemen have been escalating in recent days.
Yasser Hussein al-Sayyid, a member of the group, Golan Victory [Twitter]
13:00 GMT
A man reported to be a member of a Syrian pro-government militia allied with Hezbollah was killed in a suspected Israeli drone strike.
Ahlam Tamimi. (File photo)
12:10 GMT
A Jordanian court has refused to extradite a Palestinian wanted by the United States of America in connection with a 2001 bombing in Jerusalem.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump looks meets with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi at the Plaza Hotel on September 19, 2016 in New York. (AFP Photo/Dominick Reuter)
12:00 GMT
The trip will be Sisi's first state visit to the United States since being elected president in 2014.
Bahraini protesters have clashed with police on a regular basis since an uprising in 2011. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
Last week, the Swiss ambassador to the UN expressed alarm over the kingdom's 'repression of civil society.'
There are an estimated 13,300 foreign troops stationed in Afghanistan, 8,400 of them American. (File/Photo)
10:00 GMT
The government in Kabul backed US calls to send more troops into Afghanistan.
Lebanese demonstrators scuffle with riot police during a protest against the government's decision to raise taxes to cover a salary increase for teachers and other public servants, in downtown Beirut, on March 19, 2017. (AFP/Stringer)
09:00 GMT
Thousands took to the streets to denounce Cabinet plans to impose a string of new taxes to cover salary hikes for civil servants estimated at $800 million.
Smoke billows following a reported air strike in the rebel-held parts of the Jobar district, on the eastern outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus, on March 19, 2017. (AFP/Amer Mohibany)
08:00 GMT
Fierce fighting took place between government forces and militant groups after two car bombings occurred near the eastern edge of Damascus.
Libyan General Khalifa Haftar. [AFP]
07:00 GMT
Forces loyal to Libyan General Haftar have been accused of war crimes after they reportedly paraded dead bodies of Islamist fighters through the streets of Benghazi.
Basel Ghattas [AFP/Ariel Schalit]
06:00 GMT
Basil Ghattas, a Palestinian member of the Israeli Knesset, resigned Sunday as part of a plea deal in the case of smuggling phones to Palestinian prisoners.

March 19, 2017

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman (left). [AFP]
16:00 GMT
The Israeli Defense Minister, Avigdor Liberman, threatened Sunday to "destroy" Syria's air defences.
The Dome of the Rock in occupied east Jerusalem. [AFP]
15:00 GMT
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has decided to award former ex-ESCWA chief Rima Khalaf with the country's highest honor, reports say.
Israel lays claim to entire Jerusalem al-Quds as its capital. Palestinians want its eastern part as the capital of their future state. (File/AFP)
14:00 GMT
The PLO's secretary-general made an appeal to EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini requesting the meetings be held in Tel Aviv and not in West al-Quds.
According to independent monitors, hundreds of thousands of civilians have been killed in the war, mostly by the regime and its powerful allies, and millions have been displaced both inside and outside of Syria. (File/AFP)
13:00 GMT
Rebel groups launched a new offensive targeting regime positions in Syria.
The violence has triggered a dire humanitarian crisis in northeast Nigeria and the wider Lake Chad region, which has also been hit by the conflict. (AFP)
12:00 GMT
Four people died when a suicide bomber attacked a village on the outskirts of Maiduguri in Northeastern Nigeria.
The 2013 protest came after what the syndicate says was a judge's handing down of a harsh sentence to some of the lawyers' clients without hearing the defence. (File/Photo)
11:00 GMT
Strikers hope a strong message is sent that lawyers are united against the harsh verdict given to their Minya colleagues.
Yemen fell into civil war in 2014, when Houthi rebels and allied forces of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh overran capital Sanaa and other parts of the country. (File/Photo)
10:00 GMT
A missile fired at the King Salman Air Base in Riyadh caused heavy losses.
Erdogan has repeatedly raised the idea that Turkey could restore capital punishment. (AFP)
09:00 GMT
Erdogan announces that Turkish parliament are expected to approve restoring capital punishment after next month's referendum - a move which could end Ankara's bid to join the EU.
The PYD's armed wing, the YPG, is the main United States ally in the war against Islamic State in Syria, but Turkey also views this organization as a terrorist group. (File/Photo)
08:00 GMT
Thousands of Kurds gather in Frankfurt for a demonstration against recent developments in Turkey.
Child refugees protest on the Greek island of Chios, April 3, 2016. (AFP/Louisa Gouliamaki)
07:00 GMT
The EU-Turkey deal has turned Greece into a testing ground for European Union policies that are eroding the rights of refugees and asylum seekers, humanitarian agencies warned on Friday.
The United Nations special envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed (AFP)
06:00 GMT
United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen conducted a four-day visit to Europa during which he urged governments and the international community to promote a political settlement to the conflict and provide urgent humanitarian support.

March 18, 2017

The Arab League meeting over Syria. (AFP/Mohamed Hossam)
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The Arab League hosted a meeting on Saturday to discuss the raging conflict in conflict-ridden Libya.
US President Donald Trump speaks during the Friends of Ireland Luncheon for the visit of Taoiseach of Ireland Enda Kenny at the US Capitol on March 16, 2017. (AFP/Saul Loeb)
13:00 GMT
The Trump administration on Friday appealed a Maryland court's block of its revised travel ban, aiming to reinstate the temporary halt to immigrants and visitor arrivals from six majority Muslim countries.
Syrian government forces stand guard as civilians and rebels began evacuating the district of al-Waer in the city of Homs. (AFP/Louai Beshara)
11:00 GMT
Residents and fighters began leaving a rebel district in the central Syrian city of Homs, around a week after a ceasefire agreement was reached with the government, state media and a monitoring group reported.
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.
This image shows displaced residents of western Mosul fleeing their neighborhood on March 15, 2017, as Iraqi forces continue to advance in the embattled city against Daesh occupiers. (AFP)
08:16 GMT
UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq Lise Grande has warned the UN would not have enough resources to confront a mass exodus from west Mosul.
A Palestinian protester throws a stone towards Israeli security forces during clashes following a weekly demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kfar Qaddum, near Nablus, in the occupied West Bank on March 17, 2017. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
07:00 GMT
The official resigned following pressure from the UN Secretary-General to withdraw the report.
A picture taken on March 17, 2017, shows bodies of people who were killed in a boat carrying Somali refugees arriving in the rebel-held Yemeni port city of Hodeida. (AFP/Stringer)
06:00 GMT
The ship was carrying mostly people from Somalia and Yemen fleeing conflict.

March 17, 2017

Syrian civil defence volunteers, known as the White Helmets, dig through the rubble of a mosque following a reported airstrike in the village of Al-Jineh in Aleppo province on March 16, 2017. (AFP/Omar Haj Kadour)
14:00 GMT
The US military said it had instead carried out an attack on a building next door to the mosque where al-Qaeda militants were reportedly hiding.
The prisoners' fund makes monthly payments to about 35,000 families of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
The fund was set up in 1967 to support the families of thousands of Palestinian prisoners held for alleged anti-Israel activities.
Smoke billows following reported air strikes on a rebel-held area in the southern city of Daraa, on March 16, 2017. (AFP/Mohamad Abazeed)
09:24 GMT
The Syrian air force fired a number of anti-aircraft missiles after Israeli jets entered Syrian airspace.
Syrian civil defense volunteers, known as the White Helmets, dig through the rubble of a mosque following an airstrike on a mosque in the village of Al-Jineh near Aleppo late on March 16, 2017. (AFP/Omar Haj Kadour)
08:00 GMT
The planes, whose identity is not yet known, targeted a mosque during night prayers when over 300 people were inside.
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.
US President Donald Trump waves after he spoke at former president Andrew Jackson's Hermitage in Nashville, Tennessee on March 15, 2017. (AFP/Nicholas Kamm)
10:00 GMT
US President Donald Trump pledged to fight the ruling, which he called 'an unprecedented judicial overreach.'
Syrian security forces and journalists stand inside the old palace of justice building in Damascus following a reported suicide bombing on March 15, 2017. (AFP/Louai Beshara)
09:00 GMT
Later in the day, a suicide bomber detonated an explosive belt inside a restaurant in northwestern Damascus in the neighborhood of al-Rabwa.
The UN report said Israel showed "beyond a reasonable doubt" that it was guilty of imposing an apartheid regime on the Palestinian people, which amounts to a crime against humanity. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
The report found that Palestinians were subjected to a 'strategic fragmentation' that allowed Israel to impose 'racial domination' with different sets of laws by geographic regions.
Egyptians experience food insecurity. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
07:00 GMT
Egypt ranks third place among Arab countries on the Global Hunger Index for 2016 and in 59th place among 118 countries surveyed, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization And Statistics (CAPMAS).
Syrian refugees living in dire conditions in Lebanon. (AFP/Joseph Eid)
06:00 GMT
A ministerial committee for refugee affairs Wednesday reached an agreement on 80 percent of the government's policy toward Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

March 15, 2017

US President Donald Trump and Saudi Deputy Crown Prince And Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman Speak to the media in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, on March 14, 2017. (AFP/Nicholas Kamm)
16:00 GMT
US President Donald Trump hosted Saudi Arabia's powerful Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman al-Saud at the White House Tuesday, for talks expected to focus on the economy and rolling back Iranian influence in the Middle East.
Turkish European Union Affairs Minister Omer Celik addresses ongoing tensions between the EU and Turkey over refugee deal. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
Turkish European Union Affairs Minister Omer Celik says time has come for the Ankara government to reassess its controversial refugee deal with the 28-nation bloc.
Smoke from an earlier airstrike is seen in Sanaa, Yemen. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
It comes a day after another round of Saudi airstrikes killed 28 Houthis in northern Yemen.
Syrian security forces cordon off the area following a reported suicide bombing at the old palace of justice building in Damascus on March 15, 2017. (AFP/Stringer)
13:46 GMT
A suicide bomber detonated his explosives as police tried to search him outside a court building in central Damascus.
An Egyptian man embraces his parents following his release from prison in Cairo on March 14, 2017, along with 202 other prisoners who received a presidential pardon. (AFP/Aly Fahim)
13:00 GMT
A crackdown on Morsi's supporters after the July 2013 coup saw hundreds of demonstrators killed and thousands jailed, including secular dissidents.
Syrian security forces cordon off the area following a reported suicide bombing at the old palace of justice building in Damascus on March 15, 2017. (AFP/Stringer)
12:21 GMT
State owned media reports the attack targeted the Palace of Justice in central Damascus.
A ship, believed to be registered under a company in the UAE, was hijacked off the coast of Somalia. (Shutterstock)
12:00 GMT
The pirates took control of the vessel and are holding eight Sri Lankan crew members hostage.
Russia have deployed special operations forces to an air base at Sid Barrani, which is located about 100 kilometers (60 miles) east of the Libyan border.
11:00 GMT
Russian special operations forces have been deployed to an air base at Sid Barren, 100 km east of the Libyan border.
The state is now saying the deaths were caused by ammunition that was stored in the building, stifling the justice process. (AFP)
10:00 GMT
A Palestinian doctor is demanding an apology for the deaths of his three daughters when their home was shelled by Israeli forces.
A Turkish women walks in front of the Turkish Consulate in Rotterdam on March 14, 2017. Turkey rejected EU criticism of its stance in the intensifying crisis with the Netherlands as having "no value", after Ankara downgraded relations with The Hague and banned its ambassador from returning. (AFP/John Thys)
09:00 GMT
He was referring to a Dutch battalion of UN peacekeepers who failed to stop the slaughter of thousands of Muslim men and boys in the Bosnian war in 1995.
At least a dozen children were reported to have been beaten, burnt, and sexually abused. (file/photo)
08:00 GMT
Social specialist arrested amid ongoing investigations into accusations of torture in Dar Ishraqa orphanage in Egypt.
The EU has consistently backed UN efforts to end the conflict in Syria which has cost some 320,000 lives and displaced millions since 2011 when protests against Assad descended into all-out civil war. (File/AFP)
08:00 GMT
The EU releases an ambitious plan to support the reconstruction of war-torn Syria,
According to the officer, three gun-mounted pickup trucks were captured during the melee, along with a number of light and medium weapons. (File/Photo)
06:00 GMT
At least four Iraqi soldiers and 16 Daesh terrorists were killed in Tuesday clashes near the Nineveh Train Station and the Baghdad Garage district in western Mosul.

March 14, 2017

Syrians walk past a water fountain that is running dry as shortages leave over 5 million people with little to no running water. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT
The report meanwhile dismissed regime allegations that rebels had contaminated the water.
The European Court of Justice has ruled that employers are allowed to ban religious headscarfs at the workplace under certain circumstances. (Shutterstock)
15:00 GMT
The ECJ ruling refers to the Belgian case of Samira Achbita, a Muslim, who was employed as a receptionist by security company G4S in February 2003.
"Use of chlorine by Syrian forces follows a pattern observed in 2014, 2015 and 2016," the commission said in its report to the UN Human Rights Council. (AFP)
14:00 GMT
UN investigators have reported recent use of chemical weapons, such as chlorine gas, by Syrian regime forces.
The killings are alleged to have occurred as Moroccan security forces cleared the camp near the city of Laayoune after a riot had broken out. (File/Photo)
13:00 GMT
Trial resumed of 25 Saharwis accused of killing 13 people in November 2010.
During their meeting in Washington D.C. last month, Trump told Netanyahu to "hold back on settlements for a little bit." (AFP)
12:00 GMT
Trump’s aide is expected to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday.
Palestinians demonstrate in the centre of the West Bank city of Ramallah against the security coordination between Palestinian security forces and Israel on March 13, 2017. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
11:00 GMT
Earlier this week a number of protesters and journalists were assaulted by Palestinian police.
Members of the Turkish association for International Peace and Friendship (Ubdder) and ruling Justice and Development (AKP) party, gather after putting a black wreath at a blockade of anti-riot police vehicles by the Dutch embassy after the area was sealed off for "security reasons." (AFP/Adem Altan)
10:00 GMT
On Saturday, the Dutch government cancelled the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu's flight permit to the Netherlands.
Afghan firefighters work to extinguish fire at the site of an explosion in Kabul on March 13, 2017. (AFP/Wakil Kohsar)
09:00 GMT
The latest car bombing, which struck a telecom company during rush hour, has left the country on tenterhooks.
Protesters shout slogans and wave Turkish national flags in front of the Dutch Consulate on March 12, 2017 in Istanbul. Protestors briefly took down the Dutch flag at the Dutch consulate in Istanbul and replaced it with a Turkish one, AFP journalists saw, as tensions escalated in a diplomatic row. (AFP/Yasin Akgul)
08:00 GMT
The Dutch government has warned its citizens against demonstrations in Turkey as tensions between the EU and Turkey continue to escalate.
Yemeni men clear rubble from a previous Saudi airstrike near Sanaa. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
The strikes occurred against Houthi positions in the northern Hajjah province near the Saudi border.
Israel's Knesset recently adopted a law barring entry to foreigners who support the BDS movement against the occupation. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Hugh Lanning, head of the London-based Palestine Solidarity Campaign, was denied entry at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport.