January 8, 2017
The alleged killer is part of a Central Asian Daesh cell.
A 20-year-old Afghan asylum seeker was discovered frozen to death in northern Greece last week.
The suicide attack on the Prophet's Mosque left four dead.
The footage was obtained by an undercover reporter for al-Jazeera and was circulated around British media.
The regime is trying to seize control of the area that supplies Damascus with water.
Israeli ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said the figure represented the estimated percentage Israel spends at the UN to support Palestinian causes.
A'zaz is controlled by rebel groups, many of which are also involved in an ongoing Turkish-backed campaign against the Daesh extremist organization in nearby areas of Aleppo province.
Husam Badran, a Hamas spokesman, said in a statement that Facebook had closed more than 90 page supporting Hamas, in addition to 30 personal accounts affiliated with the movement.
January 7, 2017
The removal of citizenship would be allowed if a Turk living abroad was charged with serious crimes and failed to return to Turkey within three months, despite being told to do so. The cabinet would have to make the decision.
Saudi shaking up social norms by allowing women to get married without approval of their male guardians
A number of judges pointed out that many bridegrooms felt embarrassed to conclude marriage contracts with such women in public view and preferred the greater privacy of court sessions in the evenings.
About 364,000 people seeking work or refugee protection crossed the sea between January and December, compared to more than 1 million in 2015.
In custody, the suspected gunman has been identified as Iraq war veteran Esteban Santiago, 26, who reportedly told the FBI in November that voices in his head were urging him to join Daesh.
Iraqi forces, backed by US-led air power, are pressing ahead with the campaign launched in mid-October to retake Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, which has been under Islamic State control since mid-2014.
A high-ranking Jordanian official has warmed US President-elect Donald Trump of “catastrophic” repercussions in case he opts to honor his campaign pledge to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to the occupied Jerusalem al-Quds.
January 6, 2017
The Israeli military court gave a wholesale endorsement of the prosecution's argument that Azarya was unjustified in killing 21-year-old Abd al-Fattah al-Sharif in March, based in part on the blistering testimonies given by Azarya's army commanders.
Russia says it has begun to draw down its military forces in Syria as a nationwide ceasefire between the government and opposition groups largely holds in the Arab country.
Maher was released after completing a three-year prison sentence for breaking the protest law.
Government forces, backed by tribal fighters, started the onslaught aimed at recapturing the towns of Anah, Rawa and al-Qaim in Iraq's western province of Anbar.
The attackers fled the car packed with explosives when they were stopped at a police checkpoint on their way to the court. They then detonated the bomb during a shootout with police.
Some 5,500 Tunisians have joined the ranks of militant groups fighting in Syria, Iraq, and Libya.
Jordanian victims and their families were being abused online as some people praised the attacker who opened fire on a nightclub on New Year's Eve.
January 5, 2017
Explosion near Izmir main courthouse, western Turkey. Two assailants were shot dead. No civilian casualties reported.
Residents in the area had invited the four Russian military officers to oversee implementation of the ceasefire.
A car bomb attack has rocked the coastal town of Jablah in Syria’s eastern province of Latakia, leaving at least nine people dead and scores wounded, state media say.
Aoun will visit the Kingdom Jan. 9-10 at the invitation of King Salman, before heading to Qatar for a two-day visit.
The northeastern border has been declared a closed military zone since June.
The case was closely followed by many Palestinians, who often complain that Israel refuses to prosecute crimes committed by its soldiers. The last manslaughter conviction against an Israeli soldier came 12 years ago.
Egyptian prosecutors have sentenced 12 people to four day in prison after they staged a protest against the controversial transfer of Egypt’s two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.
The shooter still remains at large and his identity has not yet been made public.
Turkish security forces plan to locate and destroy explosives planted by PKK militants, a security source said.
The attacker was captured using that gesture, which means there is only one god, by the video camera at Berlin's Zoo station, which is a short distance from the scene of the December 19 attack.
The court sentenced Marah Jawdat Moussa Bakir, 17, from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina to eight-and-a-half years of prison and imposed a fine of 10,000 shekels (approximately $2,595) on her.
The Afghan army has been battling a resurgent militancy across the country.
The main reason behind these protests was the 2017 Budget, which included charges and taxes and increased prices of major consumption products and materials such as electricity, gasoline and necessary food products.
Not only will Israel not respect the United Nations' will but is, in fact, already accelerating its settlement activities in the Jerusalem area, in defiance of that will.
January 4, 2017
Amine Bakri, 56, was shot dead by gunmen near his workplace Sunday in the Angolan capital Luanda.
Forces seen fighting street-to-street on Tuesday were from the elite Counter Terrorism Service.
The White House said Tuesday that the Obama administration would go ahead with releasing another 19 detainees from the military prison.
Despite domestic popularity, Barack Hussein Obama showed extreme caution in foreign policy.
The man, who has been in detention since March, is charged with being a member of a foreign extremist organization as well as the violation of war weapons laws.
The remains of the victims’ bodies, which were found submerged in Tigris River under tree branches.
Judge Maya Heller skewers ‘unreliable’ defense of Elor Azaria, calls the killing 'unjustifiable' and determines Azaria shot Hebron attacker because ‘terrorists deserve to die.’
Khalifa Haftar is the leader of the main rival government to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA).
Mevlut Cavusoglu told Anadolu news agency that the identity of the attacker was known, without giving further details.
The airstrike and preceding clashes between the two military forces has raised fears of an escalation of violence in Libya.
The prime minister says Turkey’s State of Emergency, in place since July 15, will be extended for “as long as needed.”
In a telephone call, Obama expressed his condolences for the deadly attack early Sunday at an Istanbul nightclub.
At least four were killed after regime airstrikes hit Idlib city.
Madrid is planning security measures ahead of Three Kings' Day after extremists used trucks to plow through crowds of people in Nice and Berlin.
January 3, 2017
The soldier was killed during a training exercise, not in combat.
The seizure of the weapons led to a controversy, as the man transferring them said he held an official permit to do so.
Many essential services stopped after violence flared in the poverty-stricken refugee camp.
They were on their way to celebrations for New Year’s Eve outside the camp when they were approached by police, told they could not be outside the camp, and heavily beaten.
It is unclear who the 14 suspects were but they did not include the lone gunman who carried out the attack.
“It’s not just about potentially rogue soldiers, but also about senior Israeli officials who publicly tell forces to unlawfully shoot to kill.”
The Israeli PM is suspected of receiving illegal money and gifts from businessmen.
As a result of continued violations and the escalation of the situation, "the rebel factions announce... the freezing of all discussions linked to the Astana negotiations."
The killer in the New Year's Eve attack is still on the run as police continue their manhunt.
General Director of HRC Imad Hamdan said that Israeli forces detained five of their employees while working in a house in al-Shuhada Street as part of the committee's aims to preserve Palestinian culture in the area.
Ghattas voluntarily gave up his parliamentary immunity last month so that investigations could proceed.
Both Hamas and Hezbollah have accused the Mossad — Israel's foreign intelligence agency — of killing Zoari, 49, who was shot to death at the wheel of his car outside his house in the Tunisian port city of Sfax in December.
Since 2013 the Egyptian army has been methodically flooding and collapsing the tunnels.
Most of those killed in the New Year's Eve attack were foreign nationals.