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Afghan men climb up a snow covered hillside as youths play on the frozen surface of Qargha Lake on the outskirts of Kabul on February 10, 2017. (AFP/Wakil Kohsar)
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More than 100 died due to heavy snowfall just days earlier.
This file photo taken on June 25, 1993 shows Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman (R) entering his apartment building with an unidentified man after afternoon prayers at his mosque in Jersey City, New Jersey. (AFP/Mark D. Phillips)
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Radical preacher Omar Abdel-Rahman, 78, died while serving a life sentence for his involvement in the 1993 World Trade Center attacks in New York.
Tens of thousands of people march holding a banner reading "Enough excuses! Let's welcome them now" in a street of Barcelona during a pro-refugee demonstration on February 18, 2017. (AFP/Josep Lago)
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Spain has been slow to make good on its pledge to take in more than 17,000 refugees over a two-year period.
US-backed Kurdish and Arab fighters advance into the Daesh bastion of Manbij, in northern Syria, in June 2016. (AFP/File)
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Both Syria's Kurds - supported by the US - and Bashar al-Assad have condemned Turkey's military activity as a violation of Syria's sovereignty.
Marshal Khalifa Haftar (C), the military leader of the Libyan National Army and Libya’s parallel parliament based in the eastern city of Tobruk returns from a visit to Russia on December 3, 2016. (AFP/Abdullah Doma)
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General Khalifa Haftar heads the Tobruk-based eastern government in Libya, which has been fighting the UN-backed government since 2014.
Syrian army tanks are positioned on the eastern outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on February 17, 2017. (AFP/George Ourfalian)
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Russia says its long-range bombers have fired cruise missiles at Daesh's main stronghold in eastern Syria.
Syria has been locked in a vicious civil war since early 2011. (AFP/File)
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Regime forces shelled the Qaboun neighborhood in eastern Damascus for the second day, killing four people.
Aoun accused Israel's UN ambassador of trying to destabilise southern Lebanon. (AFP/File)
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The warning follows a complaint from the Israel's ambassador to the UN about Aoun's statements on Hezbollah.
In October last year, Iraq started a massive US-backed campaign to recapture Mosul from Daesh. (AFP/File)
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"Our main mission is to free man before we free land."
Hundreds of thousands of civilians have been killed in the war. (AFP/File)
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The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said "seven rockets and several shells hit areas on the edges of Qabun."
Iraqi forces have driven Daesh militants from most of eastern Mosul as part of a wide-ranging offensive launched last October to retake the city. (AFP/File)
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Last week, an Iraqi councilor warned that about 140,000 children were in a dire need for humanitarian aid in Daesh-held parts of western Mosul.
In November 2016 a UK parliamentary report said that the government was unwilling to learn the lessons of the Libya intervention that preceded the collapse of the Libyan state and the rise of Daesh in the country. (AFP/File)
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It comes just a few months after a UK parliamentary report blamed UK military intervention for the collapse of the Libyan state.

February 18, 2017

The Russian warplanes reportedly destroyed the militants’ bases and training camps as well as a Daesh command center in Raqqa. (AFP/File)
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The Russian warplanes successfully destroyed the militants’ bases and training camps as well as a Daesh command center.
Erdogan linked the resolution of the Syrian crisis with confronting 'terrorism', especially the Daesh group inside Syria. (AFP/File)
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Erdogan linked the resolution of the Syrian crisis with confronting 'terrorism', especially the Daesh group inside Syria.
A Libyan man points two Kalashnikov assault rifles in the air as a national flag waves behind him during a celebration marking the sixth anniversary of the Libyan revolution. (AFP/File)
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They took to the streets of the country’s capital, Tripoli, and other major cities on Friday to mark the 2011 uprising.
Algerian police. (AFP/File)
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Nine were reportedly killed on Friday and five others on Wednesday around Bouira, 100km east of the capital, Algiers.
Turkey was struck by a series of attacks in 2016 that killed hundreds. (AFP/File)
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The explosion occurred near the lodgings of judges and prosecutors in Viransehir in Sanliurfa province.
Pakistani activists and mourners light candles during a vigil in Karachi on February 17, 2017, to pay tribute to the victims of a bomb attack on a Sufi Muslim shrine. (AFP/Rizwan Tabassum)
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At least 80 people were killed in a Daesh bombing that targeted a Sufi shrine.
Deniz Yucel, Turkey correspondent for Germany's Die Welt newspaper, has been taken into custody on terrorism-related allegations. (Twitter)
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Turkey remains the world's leading jailer of journalists in its ongoing crackdown following last year's coup attempt.

February 17, 2017

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah is seen on posters during a rally in Beirut. (AFP/File)
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Nasrallah also described Donald Trump's Middle East policy as 'confusing.'
Iraqis, mostly supporters of prominent cleric Moqtada Sadr, take part in a mock funeral procession in Baghdad on February 14, 2017, to pay their respects to seven people killed last week during a protest for electoral reform. (AFP/Sabah Arar)
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The protesters are demanding a revamp of Iraq's electoral system.
Syrian Red Crescent personnel evacuate the body of a man following a reported mortar strike by rebel fighters in a government-held part of the Syrian city of Homs, on February 10, 2017. (AFP/Stringer)
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Around 40 percent of Deraa is under opposition control.
Mihael Petrelis glances at the appellate court's decision outside a federal appeals court after it ruled against lifting the stay on U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order imposing a temporary immigration ban on seven Muslim-majority nations in San Francisco, California. (AFP/Elijah Nouvelage)
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The revised executive order may explicitly exclude green card holders from the travel ban.
Pakistani relatives mourn over the coffin of a 13-year-old blast victim Zeeshan during his funeral on February 17, 2017, after a bomb blew up in the shrine of 13th century Muslim Sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar. (AFP/Asif Hassan)
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The death toll may continue to rise as many of the wounded remain in critical condition.
In Geneva, UN humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland called on parties to allow aid convoys to reach besieged and hard-to-reach areas of Syria to demonstrate "goodwill" before envoys gather for talks on 23 February. (AFP/File)
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The UN envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, was meanwhile meeting with top Russian officials in Moscow in the run-up to the anticipated start of Syrian peace talks in Geneva.
Pakistani women mourn the death of relative outside of a mortuary in Karachi on Saturday, following a suicide bombing at a Sufi shrine. (AFP/File)
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The bomb targeted the Sehwan Sharif shrine in the southern province of Sindh, where thousands of men and women gather every Thursday night for Sufi dance and music.

February 16, 2017

The radical Sunni Daesh group previously took credit for similar attacks in Baghdad and other parts of Iraq. (AFP/File)
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There has been no claim of responsibility for the attack yet.
Turkey backed Syrian opposition fighters walk with their weapons in the northeastern outskirts of the Syrian town of al-Bab, Daesh's last stronghold in Syria's Aleppo's province, on February 15, 2017. (AFP/Rafat Ahmed)
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Turkish soldiers and Turkish-backed Syrian rebels have been fighting Daesh in its last stronghold in northern Syria.
Americans protest Donald Trump's immigration ban that has since been overturned by federal judges. (AFP/File)
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The Southern Poverty Law Center cited Donald Trump's presidential campaign and victory as the prime reason for the surge in active hate groups.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will initiate the Yes campaign with a series of meetings in southern Kahramanmaras province on Friday. (AFP/File)
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Election authority opens campaign period for April 16 vote on constitutional changes.
Saudi Arabia and Bahrain cut diplomatic relations with Iran in January 2016 after protesters torched the Saudi embassy in Tehran. Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates recalled their envoys in a show of solidarity with Riyadh. (AFP/File)
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Relations between predominantly Shia Iran and the mainly Sunni Arab countries of the Gulf, particularly Saudi Arabia, remain strained over their support for opposing sides in Syria and Yemen.
Lebanese army forces on patrol. (AFP/File)
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The Lebanese and Palestinian nationals were allegedly planning attacks and assassinations in the country.
The Jordan Integrity and Anti-Corruption Commission is tasked with routing out corruption at government agencies. (File photo)
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The unnamed director is suspected of issuing fraudulent work permits.
US President Donald Trump and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu take arrive for a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House on February 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. (AFP/Mandel Ngan)
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Palestinian leaders said the only alternative is a system of apartheid.
This picture taken on January 10, 2017 shows Afghan policemen standing guard at the site of an explosion near the governor's compound in Kandahar. (AFP/Jawed Tanveer)
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Five other Emirati diplomats were killed last month when a blast struck Kandahar.
Staffan de Mistura, the UN envoy to Syria, is seen at the previous round of peace talks in Astana. (AFP/File)
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Syrian rebels earlier this week had threatened to boycott the talks.
Israeli soldiers keep position during clashes with Palestinian protestors 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 February 10, 2017. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
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In addition to recognizing Palestine as a state in 2014, Sweden has since welcomed the opening of a Palestinian embassy.
Pro-government forces shelled the city’s al-Waer neighbourhood with tank and artillery fire in conjunction with the airstrikes. (AFP/File)
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The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported that nine civilians were killed in the raids.
Some of the replaced ministers were accused of wasting public funds amidst a dire economic situation in Egypt. (AFP/File)
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The cabinet reshuffle involved nine ministers.

February 15, 2017

A displaced Iraqi woman and child, who fled the violence in the northern city of Mosul walk by the tents at the Hasan Sham camp on February 11, 2017 east of Erbil. (AFP/Safin Hamid)
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An estimated 191,000 civilians have been displaced in eastern Mosul due to fighting between Daesh and Iraqi forces.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun (C) and Jordan's King Abdullah II (unseen) review the honour guard during an official welcome ceremony at Marka airport in Amman on February 14, 2017. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
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Meanwhile, Michel Aoun's comments describing Hezbollah as a 'crucial' part of Lebanon's defenses caused an uproar in the region.
A U.S. retreat from the internationally backed goal of a future two-state solution alarms Palestinians, who seek a state in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem and in the Gaza Strip. (AFP/File)
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The comments came on the eve of White House talks between Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as a senior White House official said the decision to shape future peace lies in the hands of Palestinians and Israelis themselves.
Israeli forces launched multiple raids in towns and villages across the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron, detaining at least 11 Palestinians. (AFP/File)
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Israeli forces carry out detention raids across the occupied territory on a near-daily basis, with the UN recording an average of 95 weekly raids in the West Bank in 2016, and 100 weekly raids on average thus far in 2017.
Bahrainis protest in the capital of Manama. (AFP/File)
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A bomb blast also struck Manama earlier this month, leaving no casualties.
Hundreds of thousands of civilians have been killed since the start of Syria's war. (AFP/File)
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Opposition forces appear to have encircled a number of militias belonging to Iran and Lebanese group Hizballah in the town of Kafraya
Egypt's tourism industry effectively asks tourists to help subsidise the oppression of Nubians, to give them a bit of tourists' money, and contribute to a sort of rentier state in southern Egypt, in which cash is doled out in return for stolen land and silence over the lack of basic rights. (AFP/File)
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The Nubian human rights defenders fighting for the right of return are slandered as anti-national trouble makers, digging up 'ancient history' to destabilise and disrupt Egypt's alleged march into the future.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed shake hands after a press conference at the Chancellery in Berlin on February 14, 2017. (AFP/File)
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The Tunisian PM insisted cooperation with Germany on asylum seekers was working well.
Libya has been bogged down with years of conflict and instability. (AFP/File)
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The rival army chief and the head of the country's unity government in Cairo made the agreement on Tuesday.
Trump and Bibi are expected to meet on Wednesday. (AFP/File)
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"A two-state solution that doesn't bring peace is not a goal that anybody wants to achieve," a senior White House official told Reuters.
Syria's armed rebel groups have been invited to Astana talks this month. (AFP/File)
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The opposition factions that took part in the [first] Astana negotiations have reportedly been invited to the talks over the next two days.
The upcoming visit will also of­fer insights into the relationship between the Netanyahu govern­ment and the Jewish community in the United States. (AFP/File)
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After eight years of U.S.-Israeli differences under Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, Netanyahu is hoping to establish a strong bond with the staunchly pro-Israel Trump administration.
The Iraq-born Baghdadi, who proclaimed a "caliphate" straddling Iraq and Syria in June 2014. (File photo)
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Iraqi air force F-16 jets struck a meeting of top Daesh commanders on February 11 but provided no additional information has been given on Baghdadi's fate.

February 14, 2017

An Iraqi policeman stands guard as the Iraqi army search for booby-trapped buildings in eastern Mosul on 16 January. (AFP/File)
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Conditions in the city have been deteriorating since November.
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring speaks to the media after a hearing February 10, 2017 in front of a US District Court in Alexandria, Virginia. Herring attended the hearing for a request he filed to block the travel ban executive order issued by President Donald Trump. (AFP/Alex Wong)
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Virginia became the third state to block Trump's executive order on the grounds that it violated the First Amendment of the US Constitution.
178 targets were destroyed over 24 hours of Operation Euphrates Shield. (AFP/File)
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Operation Euphrates Shield, in which Turkish forces are backing Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters, is currently focused on taking the town of Al-Bab, 30 kilometers (18 miles) south of the Turkish border.
The Turkish embassy did not immediately respond to a request for comment. (AFP/File)
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Israeli forces detained Muhammad Murtaja, a coordinator for the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), and added that the Turkish embassy in Tel Aviv was making calls to release him.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani is set to visit Kuwait after last month's landmark visit to Tehran by the Kuwaiti Foreign Minister. (AFP/File)
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GCC member state Kuwait has been tasted with re-establishing contact with Iran after a diplomatic row last year caused several Gulf countries to break ties with the country.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on February 12, 2017. (AFP/Gali Tibbon)
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Chancellor Angela Merkel cancelled the meeting after the Israeli Knesset passed a law retroactively legalizing some 4,000 illegal settlements.
The aftermath of an airstrike in Aleppo, 2015. (AFP/File)
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Regime helicopters dropped chlorine bombs on rebel-held eastern Aleppo between November 17 to December 13, killing at least nine people, including four children.
Tunisian security forces have been accuses of reliance of 'brutal' tactics. (AFP/File)
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The report "exposes how entrenched impunity has fostered a culture in which violations by security forces have been able to thrive."
Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (AFP/File)
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“Our objective here is (to establish) an area of at least 4,000, 5,000 square kilometers free from terrorism, to create a safe zone,”
Millions have been displaced, both inside and outside of Syria, since the start of the war. (AFP/File)
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nitiating negotiations requires seriousness and concrete measures to build trust.”
Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson. (AFP/File)
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Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson are to meet to discuss the conflict.
High-ranking member of the Hamas military wing, Yahya Sinwar, was elected head of the movements political office in Gaza. (AFP/File)
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Hamas officials said on Monday that Yahya Sinwar, a senior commander of the Ezzedine Qassam Brigades, was elected to head the movement’s political office in Gaza.

February 13, 2017

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Damascus and militants had exchanged 112 people under a swap deal. (AFP/File)
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The militant groups have not commented on the report so far.
Renewed clashes in the coastal towns of Midi and Mokha erupted the day after government forces seized control of the area. (AFP/File)
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Twenty rebels and government troops were killed overnight in clashes as warring parties pushed north along Yemen's western coast.
Mourners pay respects on the anniversary of Rafik Hariri's death. (AFP/File)
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Religious leaders gathered at former prime minister Rafik Hariri's grave in downtown Beirut on the eve of the anniversary of his death.
Lebanese President, Michel Aoun, said he does not oppose visiting Iran, a staunch backer of Hezbollah group. 
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Michel Aoun speaks ahead of his first visit to Egypt for talks with Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi
The UN has called repeatedly for a ceasefire in Yemen to allow the delivery of relief supplies. (AFP/File)
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"If negotiations are dead they can always resurrect."
Head of the Sadrist Movement, Muqtada al-Sadr. (AFP/File)
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“If any of my followers resorts to violence and does not withdraw or engages in an act of sabotage to put security in Baghdad or Iraq in jeopardy, I disavow it.”
This file photo taken around 5 kilometres west from the Turkish Syrian border city of Karkamis in the southern region of Gaziantep, on August 25, 2016 shows Turkish Army tanks driving to the Syrian Turkish border town of Jarabulus. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
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Al-Bab is Daesh's last urban stronghold in Aleppo province.
Palestinian MPs and rights groups have slammed the bill as racist. (Shutterstock)
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The latest version of the bill prohibits the amplified call to prayer from 11 pm to 7 am.
In this photograph taken on January 18, 2017, Afghan children warm themselves with a blanket inside a mud house at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Laghman.  (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
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Police abuse and threats pressured 600,000 refugees to return to Afghanistan last year.
Mortar shelling in Damascus, Syria. (File photo)
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Most of the injured were children, a local opposition source reported.
Russian assaults against the rebel-held Idlib province have escalated over the past week despite the ceasefire accords. (AFP/File)
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Last week at least 26 people were killed after suspected Russian airstrikes hit Idlib.

February 12, 2017

Israel's Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, December 3, 2014. (AFP/File)
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Offer comes amid a proposal to name former Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad the UN envoy to Libya.
Daesh militants are fighting to keep hold of their bases in Syria as the group loses ground in Iraq. (AFP/File)
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A new phase in the operation began earlier this month by Western-backed Syrian forces.
Fighting has heated up in and around the Syrian town of al-Bab. (AFP/File)
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Turkish tanks were seen supporting the Free Syrian army’s Sultan Murad brigade in clashes with Assad loyalists.
The main opposition umbrella group has called on the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to end ceasefire violations.
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The High Negotiations Committee [HNC] of the Syrian opposition said it had chosen its 20-member delegation for the talks.
Supporters of Muqtada al-Sadr protest outside Baghdad's Green Zone. (AFP/File)
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Thousands of supporters of firebrand Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr demonstrated in Baghdad on Saturday to demand the dissolution of the country’s electoral commission.
The Trump administration has said the seven nations – Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen – have raised extremism concerns. (AFP/File)
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Trump said he expected to win the legal battle over his original directive even though options were being considered by the White House.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (AFP/File)
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The conversation between Sameh Shoukry and Yitzhak Molcho leaked on Friday.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) and Waleed Ben Abdel Karim El Khereiji (L), Saudi Arabian Ambassador to Turkey, shake hands during their meeting at presidential complex in Ankara, Turkey on February 07, 2017. (Presidency of Turkey)
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Saudi Arabia and Turkey are cooperating to defuse conflicts in the Middle East.
In this file photo, an Israeli army bulldozer destroys Palestinian houses in the East Jerusalem area of Silwan. (AFP/File)
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At least 16 Palestinian homes received the orders, Abu Diab said, where at least 118 individuals reside. The families of al-Ruweidi, al-Qadi, Shaloudi, al-Abbasi, and Hamdan were all reported to have received the orders.
Iraqi security forces stand guard as supporters of the Sadrist movement gather during a demonstration in Baghdad. (AFP/File)
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Thousands of Iraqis loyal to prominent Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr gathered in Baghdad's Tahrir Square to demand a revamp of the electoral system ahead of provincial elections in September.
Last week, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said in an interview with NBC News' Meet the Press that the executive order could be extended to other countries including Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. (AFP/File)
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Visa holders from the affected countries had been landing at US airports and then detained and turned away throughout the weekend, while thousands of people protested outside airports like New York's John F. Kennedy Airport and Dulles Airport in the Washington, D.C. area.
U.S. President Donald Trump and Haley have criticized the United Nations for adopting a resolution in December that demanded an end to Israeli settlement building. (AFP/File)
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U.N. chief Antonio Guterres nominated Fayyad to the post on Thursday and the Security Council had been expected to approve his appointment without objections.

February 11, 2017

The interview marks the clearest break from his earlier rhetoric wholly supportive of the Israeli government. (AFP/File)
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President treading more lightly on exceedingly contentious issue in decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Illustrative photo of security forces in Afghanistan. (AFP/File)
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No group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.
Assad's words will probably be used to further vilify refugees. (AFP/File)
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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad claimed some of the millions of refugees who have fled his country's conflict are "terrorists," in an interview published Friday.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres informed the Security Council that he intends to appoint former Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad, seen here beside former US president Obama, to replace Martin Kobler of Germany, who has been Libya envoy since November 2015. (AFP/File)
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Earlier, US Ambassador Nikki Haley said in a statement that she did not "support the signal this appointment would send within the United Nations" where the Palestinians do not have full membership.
Turkey launched a cross-border operation in August in Syria, but the offensive stalled around al-Bab, with Daesh forces putting up heavy resistance. (Twitter)
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Turkey and its rebel allies now share a lengthy frontline with Syrian government forces and loyalist militias. Damascus sees the Turkish military's control of nearly 2,000 square kilometres in Syria as an occupation.
University students and academics face Turkish riot policemen during a protest outside a university campus in Ankara on February 10, 2017, against the dismissal of academics from universities following a post-coup emergency decree. (AFP/Adem Altan)
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This week 330 academics were among 4,400 civil servants stripped of their jobs in Turkey.
A woman and child pictured at a make-shift camp in the Amuru District of Uganda, which borders war-torn South Sudan, on July 16, 2016. (AFP/Isaac Kasamani)
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Meanwhile 2.1 million are displaced inside the country as the UN has warned of 'imminent genocide.'

February 10, 2017

President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures as he delivers a speech during the Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB) Economic Council in Ankara on February 7, 2017. (AFP/Adem Altan)
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The nationwide referendum on the new constitution, set for April 16, requires a simple majority of votes to pass.
Military honour guards carry the coffin of Mahmut Uslu, one of five Turkish soldiers killed on Ferbuary 7, in an attack by IS militants around the Syrian town al-Bab, as Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim (3rdR) attends the funeral ceremony in Ankara, on February 9, 2017. (AFP/Adem Altan)
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The incident has been labeled 'friendly fire' and was not intentional.
Displaced Iraqis, who fled the violence around the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, wait to receive food aid at the al-Khazer refugee camp east of Erbil, on January 31, 2017. (AFP/Mahmud Saleh)
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Daesh regularly kidnaps civilians caught trying to flee to safety.
The teen was caught and disarmed by locals. (Twitter)
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A 19-year-old from the Nablus area was disarmed and detained, while others were injured with minor gunshot wounds.
 Mihael Petrelis glances at the appellate court's decision outside a federal appeals court after it ruled against lifting the stay on U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order imposing a temporary immigration ban on seven Muslim-majority nations in San Francisco, California. (AFP/Elijah Nouvelage)
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President Donald Trump reacted to the court's decision by tweeting angrily.
The Turkish army has been supporting Syrian rebels in an attempt to seize the city of al-Bab from Daesh control. (AFP/File)
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The five reported deaths Thursday add to five other soldiers killed in clashes with Daesh this week.