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February 11, 2016

According to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, World War III could be looming around the corner. (AFP/File)
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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev claims that if there is no peaceful negotiations on Syria, the only alternative is a world war.
Let’s just hope it doesn’t really happen. (AFP/File)
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Let’s just hope it doesn’t really happen.
US says the March 1 deadline proposed by Russia would be too late. (AFP/File)
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US wants a Syrian cease-fire now, claiming waiting for a Russian March 1 deadline will damage opposition forces beyond repair.
Many speculate that the new change is to facilitate advertising. (File photo)
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Twitter is unveiling a new formula to push 'more important' tweets to the top, rather than display in chronological order.
As the Obama prepares his exit, it is fair to ask whether he will let the complete destruction of Syria become a reality. (AFP/Mandel Ngan)
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As the American president prepares his exit from the White House, it is fair to ask whether he will let the complete destruction of Syria become a reality.

February 10, 2016

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on February 10 accused the United States of creating a "pool of blood" in the region by failing to recognize Syrian Kurdish organizations as terror groups. (AFP/Adem Altan)
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Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan was enraged after a US delegation met with PYD fighters in Kobani.
The new pictures allegedly show one of the US sailors captured by Iran last month crying. (Twitter)
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The new pictures allegedly show one of the US sailors captured by Iran last month crying.

February 9, 2016

Lebanon is host to about 1.1 million Syrians registered with UNHCR who have arrived since the onset of the country’s civil war in 2011. (Wikimedia Commons)
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The United States has pledged an additional $133M for humanitarian assistance in Lebanon, while $290M will be used for education in Lebanon and Jordan.
A spokesman for the Iraqi embassy in the US denied that Baghdad has ever withheld US military aid to the Peshmerga. (File photo)
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A Kurdish Iraqi official has said that the KRG needs US assistance to cover salaries, logistics and transport in order to defeat Daesh.
Jordan's King Abdullah II and US President Barack Obama speak during a joint press conference. (AFP/Brendan Smialowski)
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King Abdullah and President Obama will tackle efforts to combat extremism across the Middle East.
US State Department spokesman John Kirby. (AFP/File)
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The US responds to Turkish concerns over support to the PYD which is linked to the PKK, saying the US will continue to support any moderate groups fighting Daesh.
The personal information of everything from contractors to special agents was released. (File photo)
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Hacktivists announced via a pro-Palestinian Twitter account that it had dumped personal data for 10,000 Homeland Security staff and threatened the FBI was next.
In terms of foreign policy, Daesh and Iran have dominated this year's presidential discussions. (Shutterstock)
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What does it all mean for the Middle East?

February 8, 2016

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (AFP/Yuri Cortez).
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Erdogan expressed anger at US support for Syrian Kurds and called on Washington to choose between Turkey and the PKK.
Hundreds of people showed up at a meeting to debate the issue. (Twitter)
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Hundreds of people showed up at a meeting to debate the issue.
Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California February 7, 2016. The Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10.
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The Denver Broncos stifled the high-scoring Carolina offense and capitalized on critical fumbles by Panthers quarterback Cam Newton to win 24-10 in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday night.

February 7, 2016

The Pentagon has released photos from criminal investigations into allegations of misconduct. (Twitter)
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The investigations are a response to allegations of abuse of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Twitter argues that it is walking a fine line between protecting free speech and privacy without sacrificing security. (File photo)
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The San Francisco-based company steps up its efforts to stop terrorism from spreading through its network.
Syrians fleeing the northern embattled city of Aleppo wait on February 5, 2016 in Bab-Al Salama, next to the city of Azaz, northern Syria, near Turkish crossing gate. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
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This week was full of omens that Syria in its already fractured and suffering condition should look forward to more misery.
Non-OPEC suppliers such a the US and Brazil rely on break-even costs above current prices. (Shutterstock)
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A new Bank of America Merrill Lynch report suggests that OPEC will have to increase production considerably to keep up with lower outputs from non-cartel producers.

February 6, 2016

Afghan firefighter wash the site after a Taliban suicide attacker detonated himself at the entrance to a police base in Kabul on February 1, 2016. (AFP/Wakil Kohsar)
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The fourth round of peace talks are scheduled to begin Feb. 23 in Kabul.

February 5, 2016

A US official says Daesh is on the rise in Libya. (AFP/Tauseef Mustafa)
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A US official claims the number of Daesh militants in Iraq and Syria are falling, but rising in Libya.

February 4, 2016

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Destruction caused by Russian airstrikes in Syria. (AFP/File)
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Secretary of State John Kerry demands halt to Russian airstrikes in Syria.
The US president made his first presidential visit to a US mosque this week, and while many saw it as a gesture of solidarity, others dismissed it as being too late. (AFP/File)
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The US president made his first presidential visit to a US mosque this week, and while many saw it as a gesture of solidarity, others dismissed it as being too late.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets Syrian refugees in Toronto. (Twitter)
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The US Senate committee for Homeland Security met Wednesday to address concerns over Canada's plan to accept 25,000 Syrian refugees.
US President Barack Obama greets attendees in an overflow room after speaking at the Islamic Society of Baltimore, in Windsor Mill, Maryland,on February 3, 2016. (AFP/Mandel Ngan)
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“We have to be consistent in condemning hateful rhetoric and violence against everyone."
A recently arrived F-16 sits on the tarmac in Iraq on July 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
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The arrival of the warplanes brings the total number of F-16s in Iraq's air force to six.

February 3, 2016

#MosqueVisit began trending on Twitter during Obama’s speech at a mosque in Baltimore, but not everyone was supporting the president's act of solidarity. (AFP/File)
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#MosqueVisit began trending on Twitter during Obama’s speech at a mosque in Baltimore, but not everyone was supporting the president's act of solidarity.
UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura gestures during a press briefing at the Syrian peace talks on February 3, 2016 in Geneva. (AFP/Fabrice Coffrini)
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UN envoy Steffan de Mistura noted the talks had been adjourned, but not cancelled.
The US will spend some $1.8 billion for smart weaponry in the war against Daesh. (File photo)
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The Pentagon has announced that it is increasing funding for the war against Daesh by more than 50 percent.
Oman won't change foreign exchange rates it's had in place since 1986. (AFP)
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Despite cheap oil prices damaging it's economy, Oman refuses to change its foreign exchange rate.
She took bronze in the Women’s Sabre World Cup last Saturday, earning her place in the 2016 Summer Olympics. (Facebook Photo)
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She took bronze in the Women’s Sabre World Cup last Saturday, earning her place in the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Microsoft's prototype underwater server being lowered into the sea. (Microsoft)
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Following the successful test of a prototype underwater data system, Microsoft is extending the size of the project.

February 2, 2016

Source: Marca
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Former Gouna player Amro Tarek becomes the first ever Egyptian player to join the Major League Soccer in the USA
US soldiers chat as they train Iraq's 72nd Brigade in a live-fire exercise in Basmaya base, southeast of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on January 27, 2016. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
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Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland said the battle against the militant group in Syria would be much more complex.

January 31, 2016

Trump's inflammatory comments about Muslims drew the ire of Arab businessmen, with whom Trump has many financial investments. (AFP/File composite)
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The billionaires continue their battle on Twitter.
The women each received $130,000 after they claimed they were fired because Prince Abdul-Rahman bin Abdul-Aziz did not want female chauffeurs. (Facebook)
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The women each received $130,000 after they claimed they were fired because Prince Abdul-Rahman bin Abdul-Aziz did not want female chauffeurs.
Saudi Arabia is ramping up their efforts against potential attacks. (AFP/File)
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Saudi Arabia has arrested 33 people suspected of being involved with terrorist activity.
Cue all the haters calling him a Muslim. (AFP/File)
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Cue all the haters calling him a Muslim.

January 30, 2016

An Iraqi soldier stands on an armored vehicle prior to start of an exercise under the surveillance of US-led coalition forces at Basmaya base, southeast of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on Jan. 27, 2016.  (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
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The US military says it targeted Daesh positions near Raqqa and Mosul.
An Iraqi solider walks by a sign pointing toward Mosul. (AFP/File)
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The US hopes to train up to 3,000 Iraqi soldiers for a special mission to recapture the Iraqi city of Mosul.

January 29, 2016

A file photo of USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier. (Wikimedia)
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The drone managed to capture a video during the surveillance mission over the US aircraft carrier.