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British Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson speaks at Chatham House in central London, on December 2, 2016. (AFP/Ben Stansall)
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Johnson underscored the need for Syria to remain a united country, but said he could not 'see that happening under Assad.'
Authorities warned that Europe may see a rise in attacks by both coordinated militant groups or by lone wolf attackers. (AFP/File)
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The European law enforcement agency said in a report that defeats in Iraq and Syria may lead to a rise in attacks against western Europe.
Around 200 men, women and children protested outside the parliament building in Amman demanding amendments to laws that discriminate against women in Jordan. (File photo)
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Activists have noted a rise in murders of women, often at the hands of their male relatives, in Jordan.
The proposal was supported by two-thirds of Slovakia's parliament. (File photo)
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A far-right group more than doubled the amount of members a religion needs to have to be considered an official religion in the country.
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas. (AFP/File)
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Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said Abbas was an even greater threat to Israel than Yasser Arafat.
A Yemeni man inspects the damage on a street following clashes between pro-government militants and Shia Houthi rebels on November 22, 2016 in the country's third-city Taiz. (AFP/Ahmad al-Basha)
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It is still unclear whether China intends to play a role in mediating between the Houthi rebels and the Saudi-backed government.
A view of the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC. (AFP/Brendan Smialowski)
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Last month the House of Representatives voted almost unanimously to renew the sanctions.

December 1, 2016

Turkish Prime Minister and leader of Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) Binali Yildirim addresses the AKP group meeting at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey in Ankara on November 29, 2016. (AFP/Adem Altan)
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The country is expected to vote on a new constitution next year, which would most likely change Turkey to a presidential system.
Israel and Turkey are exchanging ambassadors for the first time in six years. (File photo)
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Eitan Naeh previously served with the Israeli embassy in Ankara during the 1990s.
Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said neither Russia nor the Syrian government had anything to do with the strike that killed four Turkish soldiers inside Syria. (AFP/File)
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Turkey earlier blamed the Syrian government for the strike that killed four Turkish troops.
An Egyptian anti-regime protester shouts slogans during a demonstration calling for the interim military rulers to step down in Tahrir Square in Cairo on 27 November 2011. (AFP/Odd Andersen)
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The UNDP urged Arab governments to seize "historic opportunities" provided by a new generation of highly-educated, urban youth.
On Wednesday, Iraqi Special Forces wrested the control of the al-Shaqaq neighborhood from Daesh. (AFP/File)
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The victims were heading to government security checkpoints along with their families when they were hit.
Palestinians with Israeli citizenship constitute 20 percent of the population of Israel, and have long been targeted by discriminatory Israeli policies. (AFP/File)
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They said that “many, many people complained to the municipality,” which in turn took the matter to the Ministry of Transportation.
Yemenis wave the national flag during a gathering in support of the Huthi-led parliament, in the capital Sanaa on August 20, 2016. (AFP/File)
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In a ceremony marking the 49th anniversary of South Yemen's independence from the British colonial rule, the parties voiced their readiness to cooperate with the new government.
Scores of Palestinian prisoners have launched hunger strikes in Israeli prisons to protest various issues, most notably administrative detention. (AFP/File)
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Shadid, 20, and Abu Farah, 29, have been on hunger strike for 68 and 69 days respectively, in protest of being placed under administrative detention.
Hundreds of civilians have been killed in both sides of the divided city by government airstrikes and rebel shelling since November 15. (AFP/File)
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The meeting came hours after 45 people died attempting to flee rebel-held areas in the city's east under shelling.
Women's rights activists in Lebanon have been protesting an article that allows rapists to avoid punishment if they marry their victim. (AFP/File)
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Article 522 of Lebanon's penal code allows rapists to escape punishment for marrying their victim.
According to prisoners rights group Addameer, 7,000 Palestinians were being held in Israeli prisons as of August. (AFP/File)
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Kifah Hattab has been held in prison since 2003 after receiving two life sentences for alleged involvement in an armed group during the Second Intifada.
Nearly 50,000 people have fled eastern Aleppo for the government-held west and a Kurdish-held district over the last few days, as fighting intensifies. (AFP/File)
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Nearly 50,000 people have fled eastern Aleppo for the government-held west and a Kurdish-held district since government forces advanced deep into the enclave in recent days.

November 30, 2016

Women wearing niqab visit the Senate on November 23, 2016 in the Hague, the Netherlands. (AFP/ANP/STR)
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Muslim women can still wear the burka in streets but will be fined up to EUR400 if in public places. This law was faced with huge objection because "it contradicts with the freedom of religion," as stated by the Council of State.
Workers at the four newspapers believe the seizure comes as a punishment for covering the news of the civil disobedience. (AFP/File)
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At dawn on Tuesday, NISS agents confiscated print runs of Al-Tayyar, Al-Jareeda, Al-Youm Al-Tali and Al-Ayam newspapers from the printing house without stating reasons.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (top-L) listening as Ali Abdel Aal (top-R), speaker of Egypt’s parliament, delivers a speech to the parliament headquarters in Cairo, 23 February, 2016. (AFP/HO/Egyptian presidency)
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The law gives existing NGOs one year to adjust their legal status and creates a new regulatory body.
Policemen look at a group of refugees waiting on a platform of the main station in Munich, Germany. (AFP/File)
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The 51-year-old German national began working for Germany's BfV domestic intelligence agency in April 2016 and was tasked with observing radical Islamists in the country.
Turkish soldiers sit in a tank driving to Syria from the Turkish Syrian border city of Karkamis in the southern region of Gaziantep, on August 27, 2016. (AFP/File)
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Turkey launched an incursion into northern Syria in August, sending tanks, fighter jets and special forces over the border. It aims to sweep Daesh from a roughly 90-km strip of the Syrian border and prevent Kurdish militia groups from seizing territory in their wake.
A sculpture of an Israeli soldier standing guard is seen next to a sign for tourists. (AFP/File)
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The Syrian report stated that two missiles were fired from Lebanese airspace and that no one was injured in the strikes.
Spokesman for Yemen's Houthi Ansarullah movement Mohammad Abdulsalam. (AFP/File)
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The “national salvation” government was sworn in on Tuesday after the Houthi Ansarullah movement and their allies announced its formation on the previous day.
Since mid-November, more than 694 civilians have been killed in regime attacks on eastern Aleppo. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
Warplanes targeted civilians as they attempted to flee the Al-Myassar district to the Bab al-Nairab neighborhood in opposition-held areas of eastern Aleppo.
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Police investigate the scene where an individual used a car to crash into a group of students outside of Watts Hall on the Ohio State University campus on November 28, 2016. (AFP/Kirk Irwin)
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Amaq news agency said in a statement that the attacker responded to calls from the group to target citizens of the so-called coalition against Daesh.
Mistaken airstrike by US, British, Danish and Australian warplanes killed at least 83 people. (AFP/File)
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The US-led airstrike near Deir al-Zour in Syria's east on September 18 was supposed to target Islamic State fighters, but instead the bombs landed on Syrian forces.
Fatah has witnessed growing internal dissent, with the party discharging a number of officials from their functions in past months. (AFP/File)
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His re-election dashed speculations that the event would lead to serious discussions of a post-Abbas future for the ruling party of the PA.
Amnesty called on Spain's government to stop cooperating with Morocco to block refugees crossing the African side of the border into Spain. (AFP/File)
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A report shows refugees were not given adequate protection by Spanish authorities in the two North African territories on the Moroccan border.

November 29, 2016

Syrian regime forces have recently stepped up their attacks on opposition-held parts of eastern Aleppo in an effort to retake the city and advance on Idlib. (AFP/File)
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"At least 25 were killed -- mostly women and children -- and scores more injured."
Former US President Jimmy Carter. (AFP/File)
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Jimmy Carter suggests that US President Barack Obama “must recognize Palestine” before Donald Trump takes control of the White House.
Israeli military incursions inside the besieged Gaza Strip and near the “buffer zone" have long been a near-daily occurrence.
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Witnesses added that Israeli reconnaissance planes hovered over the area during the activities on the ground.
Syrian forces advance into the Masaken Hanano district of eastern Aleppo (AFP/George Ourfalian)
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Thousands of residents crossed into Kurdish and government-held areas on Monday as rebel defences in the northern part of the besieged eastern Aleppo enclave collapsed.
In this file photo, Israeli soldiers violently arrest a Palestinian demonstrator during a protest. (AFP/File)
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In the northern occupied West Bank district of Salfit, locals from the village of Qarawat Bani Hassan told Ma'an that Israeli forces detained five residents during raids.
"The government should not show any leniency toward those people who object to women driving at the expense of the country. They impose their views on people and blame society for the mistakes of a few." (AFP/File)
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"This is a simple issue and the ban should not continue affecting the Kingdom's global reputation as a fast-developing country."
Israeli soldiers stand atop armored personnel carriers stationed in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. (AFP/File)
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The cause of the sirens' activation was not initially known. The IDF said it was checking the background of the incident.
Egyptian protesters shout during a demonstration against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. (AFP/File)
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A Facebook page called Movement of the Poor had called for Egyptians to protest on Nov. 11 against deepening austerity measures, but protests failed to materialise as authorities imposed a big security clampdown.
A detained Turkish soldier who allegedly took part in a military coup arrives with his hands bound behind his back at the Istanbul Justice Palace, July 20, 2016. (AFP/File)
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Officials in Turkey may remove adopted children from the custody of their foster parents if the guardians are found to have been linked to a recent coup attempt in the country.
Saad Hariri, son of slain former Lebanese premier Rafiq Hariri. (AFP/Jan Hennop)
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Lebanon’s Future Movement was founded in 1990s by late Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
Iraqi oil fields on fire outside of Mosul. (AFP/File)
07:07 GMT
Iraqi special forces claim to have killed nearly 1,000 Daesh militants in the battle for Mosul.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on Sunday, September 18, 2016. (AFP/File)
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At his weekly cabinet meeting held in Hafia on Sunday, Netanyahu said he wants to help those whose homes and businesses were destroyed.
IDF soldiers stand guard near the site where a Palestinian attempted to stab a soldier. (AFP/File)
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Separately, Israeli forces detained Anas Hatim Qafisha -- the son of oft-imprisoned Hamas MP Hatem Qafisha -- and Asim Amr Ubeido in Hebron, locals reported.

November 28, 2016

"We hope these beauty tips will help you carry on with your daily life," Mouline said during the 10-minute segment. (Video thumbnail)
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Broadcast on Channel 2M's daytime talk show Sabahiyat on November 23, guest Lilia Mouline offered tips to female viewers on how to "camouflage traces of violence" with make-up.
According to investigations, the 20 Egyptians received military training at the Daesh camps in Syria and Libya. (Screengrab from Daesh videos)
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Egypt's armed forces carried out airstrikes against Daesh fighters in Libya last year, hours after Daesh released a video showing the beheadings of 21 Egyptian Copts in Libya.
Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca. (AFP/File)
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Millions of Muslims in Iran and across the world are observing the passing anniversary of Islam’s holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).
Rebel-held east Aleppo has been under siege for nearly five months. (AFP/File)
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Rebels have lost 30 per cent of the besieged enclave since Saturday, in their worst defeat since they seized the east of the city in 2012
Salah Abdeslam is the sole surviving member of the group behind the November 2015 Paris attacks. (File photo)
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Abdeslam facilitated the entrance of ten individuals from Daesh to the Belgian territory, who participated in the Paris attacks in November 2015 and Brussels attacks in March.
A picture shows the remains of the popular Nataf restaurant Rama's Kitchen on November 26, 2016. (AFP/File)
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Firefighters evacuated eight Palestinians residing in the building before extinguishing the fire in the factory.
Women's rights activists in Jordan. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
With the launch of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence in Jordan, themed “Stop the killing of women and girls”, activists, lawmakers and media figures reiterated the need to scrap the “inhumane” article.
A displaced Iraqi man from the Yazidi community carries his daughter as they cross the Iraqi-Syrian border at the Fishkhabur crossing, in northern Iraq, on August 11, 2014. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
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Mahma Xelil, the mayor of Sinjar, said the latest discovery brings to 29 the number of Yazidi mass graves unearthed so far.
Displaced Syrian families gather at a makeshit camp in the government-held district of Jibreen in Aleppo, November 27, 2016. (AFP/George Ourfalian)
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Many are on the move inside the besieged eastern enclave, trying to get to areas less affected by government shelling and airstrikes.
Libyan rebels sit with an anti aircraft weapon in front of an oil refinery. (AFP/File)
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“Libya is in such a dangerous economic situation, there is no way it can participate in OPEC production cuts for the foreseeable future/”
Egyptian army in Sinai. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
The Qatari-owned news channel has recently broadcast a trailer of a documentary entitled “Conscripts” that tells the story of Egyptian youth getting ready to serve out their compulsory military service.
Some 250,000 to 300,000 civilians are thought to be trapped in eastern Aleppo, which has been devastated by more than four years of government airstrikes. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The residents crossed into the Hanano district in the north of the enclave, which came under full government control the previous day.

November 27, 2016

Aleppo province has witnessed attacks ranging from air strikes, barrel bombs and mortar attacks during offensives. (AFP/File)
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Turkish General Staff says 22 opposition fighters showed signs of chemical exposure after Daesh attack in Syria's north.
Kuwaiti sources claimed the turnout this year was between 69% and 72% compared to 2013, where it was 51.9%. (Twitter)
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Political observers attributed the huge participation among both genders to two main reasons. They believe that economic challenges and the expected laws to be passed drove citizens to elect for their representatives. The second reason is the return of the abstainers who sat out in 2013 elections.
Israeli soldiers prepare on Tuesday to evacuate a comrade injured in a blast on the occupied Golan Heights near the village of Majdal Shams. (AFP/File)
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Soldiers come under attack during ambush raid, exchange small guns fire with Yarmouk Martyrs’ Brigade, army says.
The militant group staging the insurgency pledged allegiance to Daesh in 2014 and adopted the name Sinai Province. (AFP/File)
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The militant group staging the insurgency pledged allegiance to Daesh in 2014 and adopted the name Sinai Province. It is blamed for killing hundreds of Egyptian soldiers and police since then.
Masked men carrying swords and bats. (File photo)
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The student's rights body warned against undermining gravity of last week’s violence on campus.
An Israeli firefighter plane helps extinguish a fire in the northern Israeli port city of Haifa. (AFP/File)
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Authorities said Saturday three people were seriously injured as the blaze took hold over buildings in a Jewish settlement on the West Bank.
Palestinian paramedics carry a man wounded in a strike at a marketplace in the Shejaiya neighborhood. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Gaza's health ministry called upon all competent authorities to quickly intervene and provide fuel for Gaza's hospitals, noting that the fuel crisis in Gaza is expected to have severe effects on the besieged enclave's hospitals.
Houthi fighters in Yemen. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Yemen has been wracked by chaos since late 2014, when Houthi rebels overran capital Sanaa.
Israelis drive past a fire raging through the northern Israeli port city of Haifa on November 25, 2016. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
The government's incitements caused the spread of a wave of curses and Jewish racist threats against Arabs on social media. The latest was the issuance of a fatwa by one of the Rabbis allowing the killing of any Arab intending to start a fire.

November 26, 2016

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani (R) meets with visiting Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Tehran, November 26, 2016. (AFP/File)
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Iran and Turkey hold regular consultations on regional issues, notably the crises in Syria and Iraq. While differing on Syria, Ankara and Tehran are both concerned about the threat of extremism.
Israeli soldiers stand guard at the Qalandiya checkpoint. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
The Palestinian youth was shot after allegedly attempting to carry out a stabbing attack on a group of Israeli security officers.
US president-elect Donald Trump. (AFP/File)
13:45 GMT
The new U.S. president wants his Syrian counterpart to stay. Journalist Annia Ciezadlo explains what that’s going to mean for the nearly half of Syrian civilians who are stranded by war.
This file photo shows Taliban militants in an undisclosed location in Afghanistan. (AFP/File)
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Two people, people including a woman, were set free from rebels' captivity during the offensive.
The award ceremony was held for the first time at the Vasa Museum on the Stockholm waterfront, dedicated to a 17th century warship that sank on her maiden voyage. (AFP/File)
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The other three winners were Russian human rights activist Svetlana Gannushkina, founder of the Civic Assistance Committee that offers legal aid and education to migrants and refugees, Turkish daily Cumhuriyet, which has been at the forefront of Turkey's struggle for a free press, and Egyptian feminist activist Mozn Hassan and the Nazra for Feminist Studies organization, which promotes gender equality and the rights of women.
Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters fire a mortar shell from the top of Mount Zardak, about 25 kilometres east of Mosul. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
The military has faced setbacks, reportedly battling Daesh snipers, suicide bombers and drones. But officers say progress is being made and Iraqi soldiers have killed around 1,000 jihadists in recent days.
Damaged trains following an accident in the Semnan province. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
A passenger train crashed into another passenger train that had stopped at a station near the town of Shahroud in Semnan province, about 250 kilometres east of the capital, Tehran.
The UN’s Syria envoy fears that eastern Aleppo could be decimated by Christmas if the current fighting continued. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
At least 32 civilians died, five of them children during Thursday’s bombardments by the Syrian regime on the rebel-held sector.
Fires starting in Haifa has spread across Israel and the West Bank. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
The mass fire ripping through Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory has seen some 60,000 residents forced to evacuate their homes.

November 25, 2016

Turkey in August launched an operation inside Syria dubbed "Euphrates Shield" in support of Syrian opposition fighters to push Daesh jihadists from its border. (AFP/Nazeer al-Khatib)
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According to the Turkish military, the airstrikes were conducted against targets in the city of al-Bab, located some 40 kilometers northeast of Aleppo.
People run as wildfires rages in Haifa, Israel, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. (AFP/File)
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Israeli authorities have claimed that the fire was started by "political arson" against the Israeli state.
Syrian refugees jostle each other near the Turkish border crossing on February 6, 2016. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Europe is increasingly upset with Turkey over rights concerns.
Armed men in uniform identified by Syrian Democratic Forces as US special operations personnel ride in a pickup truck in the village of Fatisah in the northern Syrian province of Raqa on May 25, 2016. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
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Approximately 250 U.S. Special Operation Forces have been deployed to Syria to support Syrian Democratic Forces.
Israeli firefighters help extinguish a fire in the northern Israeli port city of Haifa on November 24, 2016. (AFP/Jack Guez)
09:00 GMT
Around 75,000 people were told to evacuate in Haifa - about a quarter of the population - as severe bush fires burn in and around Israel's third-largest city,
Egypt has been engaged in a high-scale security operation, dubbed "Martyr's Right," against militant positions in Northern Sinai since September 2015. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
The assailants were on board utility vehicles “laden with large amounts of explosives” and attacked the checkpoint late on Thursday.
Israel repeatedly uses already declared state land for the sole benefit of Israeli settlers. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
The committee had approved the construction of a road on lands of the village of al-Nabi Elyas.
The Islamic extremist group Daesh has claimed responsibility for the deadly bombing. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
A truck loaded with explosives went off on Thursday at a gas station in the Shomali village in the suburbs of the city of al-Hilla, located 120 kilometers

November 24, 2016

The European Parliament voted on Thursday in favour of initiating a temporary freeze on the EU's ongoing accession talks. (AFP/File)
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The vote is non-binding and has no legal repercussions on the talks, but does send a strong political signal to Ankara.
Turkey in August launched an operation inside Syria dubbed "Euphrates Shield" in support of Syrian opposition fighters to push IS jihadists from its border. (AFP/Nazeer al-Khatib)
13:00 GMT
It is the first time Turkey accuses Syrian government forces of killing its soldiers since Ankara launched its incursion, dubbed Euphrates Shield, into the Syrian territory on Aug. 24.
Reducing unemployment rates is not the responsibility of the ministry alone, citing that the number of university graduates in Jordan is on the rise and some majors do not meet the needs of labour market (
10:00 GMT
57.5 per cent of respondents said the economic situation in the country in 2016 has been either bad or too bad, compared to only 15.5 per cent who described it as excellent.
A Turkish plainclothes police office walks on the site of a bomb explosion in Diyarbakir, Turkey, May 10, 2016.  (AFP/File)
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16 others were injured in a car bomb attack in the parking lot of the governor’s office in southern Turkey’s Adana province early Thursday
The Israeli blockade has plunged the Gaza Strip’s more than 1.8 million Palestinians into extreme poverty and unemployment. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
“So much water has been pumped out of the natural aquifer underneath Gaza since the late 1990s that seawater has seeped in, making it too salty to drink.”
At a debate in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, on Tuesday, it seemed lawmakers from most main parties would vote on Thursday to suspend accession talks with Turkey. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
The European Parliament's largest political factions have united behind a proposal that would temporarily freeze membership negotiations.
In mid-2014, the extremist group overran vast swathes of territory in northern and western Iraq, including Mosul. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT
Zeyad Kharoufa is believed to have been responsible for terror group's elaborate propaganda machine
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The president says Yehia Kalash' sentencing not related to freedom of expression.

November 23, 2016

The two male suspects, also British nationals, were arrested and questioned. The three parties were later released on bail, but their passports were retained to facilitate the investigation. (File photo)
16:00 GMT
The alleged rape was reported in late October by the British woman, reportedly in her 20s, at the Al Barsha police station.
Smoke billows as Iraqi forces hold a position on October 17, 2016 near Mosul. (AFP/File)
15:00 GMT
Peshmerga sources confirm that the Popular Mobilization militias have gained control of the road leading south-west from the Daesh-held town of Tel Afar west of Mosul towards the Syrian border.
Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, who number between 500,000 and 600,000, receive four times as many housing units as Palestinian citizens in Israel. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT
One of the residents who received a demolition order, Sheikh Saadeh Zaher told Ma'an that the police demanded that he demolish his own home in order to avoid additional fines for security that would be hired to escort the demolition team if Israeli forces were to carry out the demolition.
Protesters threatened to return to protesting if their demands that the land be returned to them are not met. (File photo)
13:00 GMT
The move followed negotiations with a group of three MPs who pledged to Nubian community leaders that the crisis would be solved during a cabinet meeting scheduled for early next week.
Nevine Loutfy was the first ever female head of an Islamic bank. (File photo)
12:00 GMT
Nevine Loutfy's body was discovered with multiple stab wounds on October 6, 2016.
Bahrain's top Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
Hundreds of people have taken to the streets across Bahrain to express solidarity with prominent Shia Muslim cleric Sheikh Issa Qassim who is to return to the dock on Wednesday for trial.
Australian immigration minister Peter Dutton. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Minister Peter Dutton has claimed that many foreign fighters travelling to the Middle East are the offspring of those from Lebanon.
Former mayor of London Boris Johnson walks to 10 Downing Street in central London on July 13, 2016. (AFP/Oli Scarff)
09:00 GMT
“The government remains committed to the nuclear deal in Iran and we look forward to working with the new administration in the United States to make it a success.”
The overcrowded and impoverished Ain al-Hilweh camp has gained notoriety in recent years as a refuge for Muslim extremists and fugitives. (AFP/File)
08:01 GMT
Lebanon has started building of a so-called “security wall" around the Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp.
A man carries a woman from the rubble of a building following reported airstrikes on Aleppo's rebel-held district of al-Hamra on November 20, 2016. (AFP/Thaer Mohammed)
07:12 GMT
The push into the only major urban centre still in rebel hands came as the UN envoy to Syria warned that the government now appeared highly confident of a quick military victory.