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November 24, 2015

The US has been part of an international coalition to combat the growing presence of Daesh through airstrikes and aiding regional militias. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
Defense officials are saying that the US Central Command was encouraged to distort reports submitted to the White House regarding progress made against Daesh.
US Secretary of State John Kerry holds a press conference with Benjamin Netanyahu during a meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem, November 24, 2015. (AFP/File)
12:17 GMT
US Secretary of State John Kerry said he fully supported Israel's right to 'self-defense' Tuesday amid ongoing violence between the Jewish state and Palestinians.
Turkish police officers secure the police station in the Sultanbeyli district of Istanbul on August 10, 2015 after a suspected suicide bomber nearby detonated a vehicle packed with explosives. (AFP/Ozan Kose)
12:00 GMT
Gunmen attacked the police station, located in Adana province, before leaving a car bomb outside. The bomb was detonated by police in a controlled blast.
An AFP journalist takes cover during an attack in Syria. (AFP/File)
11:30 GMT
Three Russian journalists were injured when a missile landed near their car in Syria.
After Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on Tuesday, the country is meeting with NATO and the UN to discuss airspace issues. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
Turkey is meeting with the UN and NATO after multiple Russian warplanes have crossed into their airspace.
An Israeli policeman stands in front of a damaged car at the spot where a Palestinian man was shot after reportedly ramming a vehicle into a number of Israeli troops, south of Nablus, November 24, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:30 GMT
A Palestinian man was shot and injured after reportedly ramming his car into Israeli security personnel in the West Bank city of Nablus.
French Rafale fighter jets return to the Charles-de-Gaulle aircraft carrier on November 23, 2015 after conducting airstrikes in Iraq and Syria. (AFP/Anne-Christine Poujoulat)
10:18 GMT
Airstrikes supporting ground troops targeted Daesh positions in Ramadi and Mosul, while more French airstrikes were carried out in Syria against Daesh's self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa.
A file photo of al-Shabaab fighters in 2012. (AFP/Mohamed Abdiwahab)
10:00 GMT
Somali militant group al-Shabaab is facing difficulty with factions defecting to Daesh.
Syrian anti-government protesters tearing down a portrait of late president Hafez al-Assad, right, and his son, President Bashar al-Assad, in Hama during the 'Day of Rage' demonstrations on 29 April. (AFP/File)
09:53 GMT
The "Upcoming Syria" campaign aims to counter the perception that the Syrian war is between the Alawi and Sunni population.
A video emerged of the fighter jet being shot down on Tuesday. (Screenshot)
09:34 GMT
The Russian Defence Ministry confirmed a fighter jet was shot down over the Turkey-Syria border but denied violating Turkey's airspace despite reported warnings.
The Hezbollah movement is considered a terrorist organization by the US. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT
Hezbollah condemned a sanctions bill passed by the US senate last week, which will restrict finances and the group's primary media organization.
US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with members of the traveling press during his stop in Abu Dhabi, November 23, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
US Secretary of State John Kerry will hold talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in Ramallah and Jerusalem Tuesday.
An Egyptian woman displays an ink-stained finger after voting in parliamentary elections that have been marked with violence. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
08:57 GMT
Two bombs exploded at a hotel holding Egyptian election judges the day after parliamentary polls closed.
Syrian Turkmen children at a refugee camp. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
Turkey sent an appeal to UN on behalf of the Turkmen villages in Syria facing airstrikes and high civilian casualties
The plane was reportedly warned before being shot down, according to Reuters. (AFP/File)
08:19 GMT
A fighter jet reportedly crashed in Syria, according to a Turkish television network, while CNN said the warplane had been shot down for violating Turkish airspace.
French police are still searching for an eighth suspected bomber. (AFP/Loic Venance)
08:03 GMT
French authorities found an explosive suicide belt in a dumpster south of Paris, possibly belonging to still-fugitive Salah Abdeslam.
French President Francois Hollande looks on following talks with the European Council president in Paris, November 23, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
French President Francois Hollande will hold talks Tuesday with Barack Obama in the White House to discuss strategies to fight Daesh.
Malcolm Turnbull made the comments during his first major speech on national security since winning term in office. (AFP/File)
07:48 GMT
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnball told parliament Tuesday a political solution was needed in Syria rather than boots on the ground.
A wounded Syrian boy cries at a makeshift hospital following a reported airstrike by government forces in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the capital Damascus, November 18, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:38 GMT
Let's be clear, there are two current wars going on in Syria. One between Bashar al-Assad and opposition rebels, the second, between Daesh and everyone else. Dialogue is key with Assad, but military action is needed against Daesh.
Palestinian children look on at an illegal Israeli settlement in the West Bank. (AFP/File)
07:19 GMT
The UN expressed concern over illegal settlement activities, Israeli settler violence and ongoing demolition of Palestinian homes.
Houthi fighters continue to control large parts of Yemen despite Saudi military action. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
At least 15 people were killed by Saudi airstrikes around Yemen after the kingdom launched a series of attacks against Houthi militants.
Bahrain was the scene of widespread anti-government protests in 2011. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Human Rights Watch slammed the Bahraini government for allowing the abuse of detainees after protests in 2011.
An Egyptian policeman walks with a dog in front of the French embassy in Cairo on November 15, 2015. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
05:00 GMT
Egyptian national Salah Emad al-Gebaly was one of 130 victims killed in the November 13 Paris attacks.

November 23, 2015

An Iranian migrant sews his mouth shut in protest in Macedonia. (AFP/Robert Atanasovski)
18:00 GMT
Five Iranian men have sew their mouths shut in protest of Macedonia's new restrictions only allowing refugees from active conflict areas.
Firefighters spray water on the blaze that consumed three buildings in Dubai. (AFP/File)
17:49 GMT
Firefighters from three different departments have called in to battle the blaze.
Egypt is considered to be at turning point, as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi faces economic issues, criticism for his repression of speech, and human rights violations. (AFP/File)
17:31 GMT
The second phase of elections in Egypt received a higher turnout than the infamous low attendance to voting in the first phase.
Jordan's Minister of State for Media Affairs and government spokesperson, Mohammad Momani, confirmed that Jordan will be compiling a list of new extremist groups in Syria for the international community. (AFP/File)
17:30 GMT
Jordan is removing Saudi and Turkish funded militant groups from their official list of terrorist organizations.
A file photo of Kuwaiti police. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT
Kuwaiti security forces uncovered a Daesh cell that was recruiting, funding, and managing arms deals for Daesh in Syria.
An ambulance was dispatched after reports of a stabbing attack on Route 443, north of Jerusalem. (Twitter)
16:30 GMT
An IDF soldier and a Palestinian attacker were killed in a stabbing attack on Route 443 north of Jerusalem.
An Egyptian man casts his vote at a polling station in the capital Cairo on November 23, 2015. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
16:25 GMT
Several journalists reported being banned from taking photographs of polling stations.
Daesh's oil supplies are under attack by a US-led coalition. (AFP/Marwan Ibrahim)
16:00 GMT
The US-led coalition continues targeting Daesh oil supplies, with major airstrikes over the weekend.
North Korean leader Kim Jung Un walks in front of an assembly of soldiers during a rally. (AFP/File)
15:45 GMT
North Korea flatly rejected claims by the South's intelligence service that Kim Jung Un's government had ties to the Daesh militant group.
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been reshuffling the leadership in the national counterintelligence agency. (AFP/Alain Jocard)
15:00 GMT
Algeria's former head of counter-terrorism will go on military trial on Thursday.
A man stands amid the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center following the al-Qaeda coordinated attacks on September 11, 2001. (AFP/Doug Kanter)
14:30 GMT
According to Scott Bennett, a US Army veteran and psychological warfare expert, Daesh does not remain a legitimate threat to the United States; rather, the idea of a militant group like Daesh serves as a means to further post 9/11 agendas.
Men line up to vote at a polling station in Cairo on November 22, 2015. (AFP/STR)
14:00 GMT
The second day of parliamentary polling for 13 of the governorates in Egypt has seen some violence.
Israeli soldiers man a checkpoint at one of the entrances of the West Bank city of Hebron, on November 23, 2015. (AFP/Hazem Bader)
13:40 GMT
According to an Israeli army spokesperson, the suspect approached the Huwwara checkpoint with a knife drawn and tried to attack a solider when he was immediately shot dead.
Soldiers patrol as the Belgian capital remains on the highest possible alert level on November 23, 2015. (AFP/Emmanuel Dunand)
13:36 GMT
Belgian police have so far detained 21 people for suspected links to terrorism.
The Sinai Peninsula, where Egyptian authorities are battling a jihadist insurgency, is a major route for African migrants trying to reach Israel. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
13:30 GMT
Five Sudanese migrants were killed in a shootout between Egyptian security forces and traffickers in Rafah.
An Australian teen  was featured in a Daesh propaganda video earlier this year. (Image: Youtube)
13:00 GMT
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Phoenix, Arizona has become a hotbed for Daesh recruiters looking to add high school-aged students to their ranks.
Turkish police with riot gear. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
Turkey is conducting country-wide raids for Daesh members.
French President Francois Hollande (R) arrives with British Prime Minister David Cameron to hold talks at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris on November 23, 2015. (AFP/Stephane De Sakutin)
12:30 GMT
British Prime Minister David Cameron offered France the use of RAF Akrotiri, a UK air base located on Cyprus, for carrying out anti-Daesh operations in Syria.
Russian S-300 missiles, similar to the ones being used on Syrian targets. (AFP/Vladimir Mashatin)
12:30 GMT
Erbil and Sulaimaniyah have suspended flights as Russian cruise missiles cross into northern Iraqi airspace.
Russian President Vladimir Putin accompanied by Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, meets with top military officials in Moscow, November 17, 2015. (AFP/File)
12:21 GMT
Russian President Vladimir Putin landed in Tehran Monday for talks with Iranian diplomats and Hassan Rouhani, marking the leader's first visit to the country in eight years.
Israel has agreed to resume "Family Visits Program" for Gazans at Nafha prison on the condition that prisoners conclude the hunger strike. (File/Photo)
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Israel has reestablished the ICRC "Family Visits Program" for Gazans following the agreement by Palestinian prisoners to end the hunger strike. As a result, dozens of Gazans visited jailed relatives at Nafha prison on Monday.
A group of Israeli settlers attacked a number of Palestinian properties in the West Bank. (AFP/File)
11:22 GMT
Palestinian properties across the southern parts of the West Bank were attacked late Sunday by a group of Israeli settlers.
Israeli policemen stand next to the covered body of a Palestinian attacker who stabbed an Israeli woman at a bus station before being shot dead by Israeli security forces, near the Gush Etzion block of settlements south of Jerusalem in the West Bank, on November 22, 2015. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
11:13 GMT
Two young Palestinian women allegedly stabbed an Israeli man near the Mahane Yehuda market on Jaffa Street in Jerusalem. Police shot and killed one girl, while the other has been moderately wounded.
Syrian pro-government forces flash the "V” for victory sign on a hilltop near Maheen, which they recaptured from Daesh on Monday. (AFP/Youssef Karwashan)
11:00 GMT
The Syrian regime army reclaimed the towns of Maheen and Hawareen, and are advancing through Homs province.
Israeli security forces gather at the scene where a Palestinian man was shot dead by Israeli security forces after ramming his car into a group of Israelis at Tapuah junction, south of Nablus in the West Bank, on November 8, 2015. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
10:42 GMT
The exact motive and circumstances are currently unknown.
Members of the Campaign Against Racism and Fascism hold a counter-rally against anti-Islam group Reclaim Australia, as the latter group protest over plans for a mosque in Melton. (AFP/Mal Fairclough)
10:30 GMT
The proposed construction of a mosque in the city of Melton has resulted in a surge of anti and pro-Islam sentiments from demonstrators of Reclaim Australia and No Room for Racism. As the opposing organizations converged on the construction site, tensions escalated, prompting police to intervene and arrest several demonstrators.
Selahattin Demirtas, co-leader of the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP), addresses parliament in Ankara on July 28, 2015. (AFP/Adem Altan)
09:51 GMT
The rear window of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chairman's vehicle was severely damaged in what was thought to be an assassination attempt. However, a government probe suggests that it was not an attempted gun attack.
French President Francois Hollande and British Prime Minister David Cameron give a joint statement following talks in Paris, November 23, 2015. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT
British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in Paris Monday to hold talks with his French counterpart Francois Hollande on anti-terrorism strategies.
Leader of the HDP Selahattin Demirtas's car was fired upon in Turkey's southeastern province of Diyarbakir. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT
Turkish opposition leader Selahattin Demirtas's bullet proof convoy was attacked in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir.
An Egyptian man shows his ink-stained finger after casting his vote at a polling station in the capital Cairo on November 22, 2015, on the first day of the second and final round of the country's parliamentary elections. (AFP/File)
09:24 GMT
This is the last day of polling before run-off elections on 1 December and 2 December.
Lebanese security forces launched a wide-scale anti-terror campaign following the deadly Beirut bombings. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
Four people were arrested by Lebanese security forces in renewed anti-terror raids in the country's north.
Syrian Turkmen children at a refugee camp in 2013. (AFP/Miguel Medina)
08:59 GMT
Thousands of people in the Turkmen minority group in Syria are fleeing to the Turkish border after regime-backed airstrikes.
A mother and her baby are assisted by lifeguards after arriving with other migrants and refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey on November 21, 2015. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
08:30 GMT
The drowned Syrian girl stirred memories of the images of Aylan Kurdi, found dead on beach in September
Belgian police officers secure an area in Brussels on November 22, 2015. (AFP/Nicolas Maeterlinck)
08:00 GMT
Belgium remains paralyzed in fear of possible terror attacks as authorities continue their manhunt for fugitive and Paris attack suspect Salah Abdeslam.
A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from the Israeli army’s Medevac unit lands during a drill in the southern coastal town of Zikim, November 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:43 GMT
No damage was reported Monday after a rocket from the Gaza Strip hit southern Israel, according to the IDF.
Syrian refugees walk up to the hill after arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey, November 19, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:31 GMT
Australian Justice Minister Michael Keenan defended the country's decision to take 12,000 Syrian refugees.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during the Sunshine Summit conference being held at the Rosen Shingle Creek on November 13, 2015 in Orlando, Florida. (AFP/Joe Raedle)
07:28 GMT
Following the Paris attacks, the news has been full of xenophobic pandering and the insistence of monitoring and furthering isolating Muslims. Frank Bruni is sure that if America does not act with prudence, Daesh will surely win.
US President Barack Obama delivers a speech about the Iran nuclear agreement at American University in Washington, DC, on August 5. (AFP/File)
07:20 GMT
President Barack Obama said the US would take back land from Daesh and cut off the militant group's finances.
An Egyptian official checks boxes containing ballot cards in the capital Cairo on November 21, 2015. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Voting processes went smoothly in all polling stations except in Saudi Arabia and Jordan.
Aides to US Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters there is no specific agenda for his upcoming trip. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
According to one senior administration official Kerry plans to discuss "the normal things you’d imagine we’d have to talk about."

November 22, 2015

An IDF troop guards the area after a Palestinian driver attempted to ram into civilians and charged at them with a knife before being shot dead, next the Jewish settlement of Kfar Adumim in the West Bank, November 22, 2015. (AFP/File)
21:06 GMT
A 22-year-old Palestinian man was reportedly beaten then burned to death by Israeli settlers in the town of Kafr Kanna in norther Israel.
Jordan's King Abdullah and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands during a meeting in Russia. (AFP/File)
18:36 GMT
Jordan's King Abdullah and Russian Vladimir Putin will meet this week to discuss counterterrorism and global events.
Justice and Development Party MP Ismail Kahraman and Turkish Prime Minister and AKP leader Ahmet Davutoglu wave following Kahraman's election as Parliament speaker in Ankara, on November 22, 2015. (AFP/Adem Altan)
18:18 GMT
Parliament minister Ismail Kahraman hails from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s home province.
Egyptian women queue at a polling station in the Sandyoun village in Qaliubia, some 40 kms north of the capital Cairo, on November 22, 2015. (AFP/File)
17:26 GMT
Outdated information and delayed openings at polling stations made up most of the complaints.
The bill is in response to two Palestinian youths who attacked a security guard on a light-rail earlier this month. (AFP/File)
16:47 GMT
If authorized by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation, the new law could lock up minors under the age of 14 in "children's homes."
Sixteen-year-old Palestinian, Taha Ahmad Qatanani, lies dead after a prominent Israeli settler ran her over and shot her. (Photo: Social Media, Maan)
16:30 GMT
Israeli Gershon Mesika, the former head of "Samaria regional council" and a leader of the settler community, ran over Palestinian teenager, Taha Ahmad Qatanani, before shooting her dead.
Lebanon has seen multiple protests this year over the ongoing political issues. (AFP/Anwar Amro)
16:00 GMT
Without a president, many government celebrations of Independence Day were cancelled.
Russian security forces cornered the suspects in a forest area outside the city of Nalchik in the Kabardino-Balkaria region. (AFP/Dmitry Serebryakov)
15:30 GMT
Russia’s national anti-terrorism killed eleven armed bandits allegedly linked to Daesh.

The website was briefly defaced by Daesh's trademark black and white flag and an Arabic-language message. (Twitter)
15:26 GMT
The website of Lebanon's Future TV station was briefly defaced by suspected Daesh militants.
Earlier Sunday, Israeli policemen stand next to a covered body (R) of a Palestinian driver, who attempted to ram a taxi he was driving into civilians and charged at them with a knife before being shot dead, on November 22, 2015. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
15:14 GMT
A young Palestinian man was shot dead after allegedly attacking an Israeli woman near Gush Etzion, making him the third Palestinian killed today.
British Prime Minister David Cameron will speak before parliament to push airstrikes in Syria. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
The UK may start airstrikes in the Daesh-capital of Raqqa within two weeks.
A Bahraini policeman in 2013. (AFP/File)
14:30 GMT
Bahrain is investigating several complaints about police mistreatment and abuse of power.
Egyptian men queue at a polling station in the capital Cairo on November 22, 2015. (AFP/File)
14:15 GMT
The extended curfew in effect in Sinai has been eased, and now begins at 11pm.
Israelis, from the Israeli settlement of Kiryat Arba in the occupied West Bank, demand that Palestinians be barred from using the same roads as Israelis, during a protest outside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu office in Jerusalem on November 22, 2015. (AFP/Gali Tibbon)
14:07 GMT
Dozens of Israelis protested in front of an Israeli government building in Jerusalem to demand that Palestinians be barred from using the same roads as Israeli's in occupied West Bank.
A general view taken on on November 24, 2013, shows the Umm al-Hiran village, which is not recognized by Israel, near the southern city of Beersheba in the Negev desert. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
Israel will continue its expansion of settlements into the Negev region, which is home to numerous Bedouin people.
Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian was detained with his wife on July 22, 2014. (AFP/File)
13:24 GMT
Iran's judiciary spokesman announced a prison term for detained US journalist Jason Rezaian, but did not provide details on the length of term.
Fighters survey the ongoing damage in the Taez province. (AFP/Ahmad al-Basha)
13:06 GMT
Houthi forces planted banned anti-personnel land mines in Taez to slow the advancement of pro-Hadi forces.
Israeli soldiers watch as a missile is launched from the Iron Dome defense system in the southern Israeli city of Beer Sheva. (AFP/File)
13:05 GMT
An American think tank released a report on Friday, claiming that the Israeli regime has stockpiled an arsenal of over 100 nuclear warheads along with weapons adjusted to be carried by warplanes.
Security guards search fans as they enter the stadium before the Jupiler Pro League match between OH Leuven and RC Genk, in Leuven, on November 21, 2015. (AFP/John Thys)
12:36 GMT
The Belgian capital remains on high alert as authorities continue their search for two individuals with suspected ties to the November 13 Paris attacks.
Taliban militants in Afghanistan are kidnapping children to train as suicide bombers. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT
Afghan police found a child kidnapped six years ago and trained to be a suicide bomber in Kunduz, Afghanistan.
Iraqi Christians attending a church service in Erbil. (AFP/File)
11:29 GMT
The Kuwaiti consulate in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan, is providing emergency relief for thousands of Christian families from Iraq.
Egyptian women queue at a polling station in the capital Cairo on November 22, 2015, on the first day of the second and final round of the country's parliamentary elections. (AFP/Khaled Desouki)
11:00 GMT
In the final round of parliamentary elections, more than 2,800 candidates are competing for 222 seats in the 596-seat legislature.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) greets Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, May 21, 2015. (AFP/File)
10:30 GMT
After granting Russia permission to conduct airstrikes against Daesh convoys, Moscow will now be sending Iraq an arms shipment.
People gather outside of the Radisson Blu a day after gunmen stormed the hotel and took hostages. (AFP/Issouf Sanogo)
10:05 GMT
Al-Murabitoun gunmen stormed a hotel in Mali and killed 19 people on Friday.
Political graffiti lines the walls of Mohamed Mahmoud Street in Cairo. (AFP/Khaled Desoukis)
10:00 GMT
Egyptian authorities detained nine protest organizers on the anniversary of the deadly Mohamed Mahmoud protest.
Israeli authorities cover the body of a Palestinian man shot during a stabbing attack in Jerusalem. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)
09:48 GMT
The incident comes less than one hour after an Israeli settler ran over and then subsequently shot a Palestinian woman who he believed was about to carry out a stabbing attack.
The northern Aleppo province has been the site of many battles since the start of the Syrian war. (AFP/File)
09:30 GMT
Syrian opposition and Turkmen, Turkish, and US forces, launched an offensive to clear the Syrian-Turkish border of Daesh militants.
"We must burn out this radical cancer in the Muslim world," says Burleigh. (AFP/File)
09:13 GMT
Expert Michael Burleigh describes how Daesh used fear, isolation, and desperation to sink its deadly tentacles into the Middle East, while racking up millions in the sale of sex slaves and extortion.
Iraqi men inspect the site of a car bomb attack on August 6, 2013 in Baghdad's Karrada commercial district. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
Multiple bombings and armed attacks across Baghdad killed ten people in busy markets and various residential neighborhoods.
A woman looks at a member of the Israeli security forces standing guard at the Qalandia checkpoint as Palestinians wait to cross from the West Bank to Jerusalem for Friday prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque on July 3, 2015. (AFP/Abbas Momani)
08:21 GMT
A woman allegedly drew a knife at the Hawara checkpoint in the West Bank before she was hit by a car and then shot by an IDF soldier.
Jordan is currently home to over 600,000 Syrian refugees. (AFP/File)
07:31 GMT
UNHCR Jordan has started the first steps in resettling Syrian refugees in Canada.
The flight from NYC to Istanbul is the latest in a string of bomb threats on passenger planes.
06:58 GMT
A flight from New York City to Istanbul received a bomb threat and was grounded in Canada.
Saleh Al-Jabali went to Paris to find work. He died in the Paris attacks last week. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Al Bawaba/File)
06:00 GMT
A funeral took place in Egypt for one of the victims of last week’s attacks in Paris. Saleh Al-Jabali was among the 130 people who lost their lives.
Russia started conducting airstrikes on Syria on September 30. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Al Bawaba/File)
04:00 GMT
Russia has bombed ISIS (also known as Daesh) in the heaviest strikes in eastern Syria since the war began, as its military maneuvers in the Mediterranean forced Lebanon to reroute flights.

November 21, 2015

"I didn't do anything that deserves death," said Ashraf Fayadh. (Instagram)
16:12 GMT
The Saudi regime has sentenced a Palestinian poet and leading figure in the kingdom’s growing contemporary art to death over accusations of insulting and renouncing Islam, which he has categorically denied.
"This is an important development because it shows that Islamic State is losing ground in areas near the Syrian-Turkish border," said expert Rami Abdel-Rahman. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Al Bawaba/File)
14:15 GMT
Syrian opposition rebels on Saturday regained two northern villages close to the Turkish border from Daesh, in a setback to the extremist militia
The Israeli army closed another radio station in Hebron earlier this month. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Al Bawaba/File)
12:36 GMT
A West Bank-based Palestinian radio station has been shut down for six months on charges of incitement by order of Israeli authorities.